October 31, 2009

UGA vs. FL

This is how Halley feels about today's game against the Gators...

October 28, 2009

Halley's 1st Bath

The whole family at the house...

Do we look like we know what we're doing? That's the look we were going for and, if it worked, glad we had you fooled... This was definitely a learning experience for all of us.

Ok, the Cookie Monster get-up might be my (Randy's) favorite outfit of Halley's. I know it probably doesn't qualify as an outfit, but, come on, how cute is that?

October 27, 2009

The new pictures are here! The new pictures are here!

Halley Jane Everette
Born: October 22nd, 2009 (just in case you missed it)
6 lb., 0 oz., 19 3/4 in.

For those of you who've been waiting patiently for photos of l'il miss Halley, this post should help you get your HJE fix. Enjoy!

Halley crossing the threshhold into her new home!

These little PJ's have footsies that say "Little" & "Pumpkin" on the footsy bottoms.

The cutest official document ever.
Her feet are almost as big as the font.
Cutest feet ever.

Judy is still trying to find that perfect grandmother name for little Halley to call her. Any suggestions?
For now, we'll just be grateful to her for being the biggest help over the past week. We're so thankful that things worked out for her to be here!


Our little Jedi...

Dr. Baiza who took such good care of us bringing Halley into the world.

Leaving for the hospital. Our last day as non-parents. Honestly, in hindsight, maybe that was over-rated anyhow.

Call it brain-washing, but at least we're raising her right.

Halley's new sling is working great! Thanks, Aunt Kathryn!

Our new little lamb swing. It's a little big for Halley at this point. But notice that her "newborn socks" look more like go-go boots...she's that tiny.

She's a big Fat Albert fan.

October 23, 2009

SHE'S Here!

That's right, IT'S A GIRL!

Halley Jane Everette was born last night at 9:51 MDT. She's teeny-tiny-- she weighs 6 lbs even and is 19 3/4 inches long. Mom's doing great and Dad's already wrapped around the finger of his baby girl.

Becky's still recovering in the hospital (this is Aunt Kathryn filling in), but they should go home tomorrow. Apologies if there's been a lapse in communication. Things have been a little crazy for them! I'm sure you understand...

So without further adieu...

Halley Jane Everette
October 22, 2009, 9:51 pm
6 lbs, 19 3/4 inches
10 fingers, 10 toes

October 20, 2009

Parting Shot

Hi! I've sent out a few email updates with everything that's been going on over the past few weeks. To recap, my blood pressure was too high so my doctor put me on bed rest and said I would probably need to be induced for my health. We've gone back and forth a few times with dates and times but it has finally been decided. I am going into the hospital Wednesday night (no, not Thursday as previously thought) and will be induced early Thursday morning. (The only reason this will be different is if my water were to break tonight and I would have the baby tomorrow. I promise, we are not changing the induction again.) Originally, the schedule was for 24 hours later but it turns out my doctor will not be working on Friday and therefore, not able to induce me. So we decided to stick with the original plan which is for tomorrow night so that Dr. Baiza could be the one to deliver the baby.

A friend asked for one more pregnant Becky picture so here you go! They are not the most flattering but I figured you should be looking at the belly, not the face, right? :) Don't I look like I'm ready to deliver an 8+ pound baby?!?!?!

Stay tuned for "real" baby pics on Thursday.......

October 9, 2009


Hi gang,

I've been promising pictures of the baby's room so here we go. They really are not the best pictures but they're as good as they're going to get for now! You also can't tell the color of the room but it's Honeydew by Sherwin Williams....the perfect baby room color (after a dozen attempts).

My little sis and I went to Hobby Lobby this summer to go decorating-shopping and this is what we came away with. We bought these shadow boxes au naturel and painted them white. (This is not the final decorating lest you doubt that I am my mother's daughter...she's coming soon and I'll let her finish the details. I was merely putting things on shelves for pictorial purposes.)

Changing table matches the crib...nice sleigh style with honey finish
(We bought this off Craigslist for 25% of what original owners paid. I only stalked Craigslist for three months before finally purchasing this.)

Matching crib

I give Kathryn full credit for the wall art. We bought the rectangle frames (again, natural wood), painted them white, glued hangers on the back, glued the little animals to the front and Voila! Wall art for fifteen bucks total. She's a genius....or the true daughter of my mother. Ha! :)

I know you can't really tell what this is but I just had to take a picture of it. It's a rocker that my sis-in-law and her mom bought us. The baby's head fits in the headrest, it has little ears and so it makes the baby look like a little lamb. It is TOO cute. (I'll take another picture when the baby comes so you can get the effect.) We're sequestering it in the baby's room for the moment in case Chico decides he wants to take a chunk out of the lamb's head!

Bouncer that someone gave us and the bassinette where Baby will sleep for a few months

...And after three showers, a very crowded baby's room. You can't even walk into it right now. (And Randy thinks we can fit a glider in here?!?!?) We still need to replace the blinds, figure out window treatments, and buy a rug at some point. Maybe I'll get a chance to do all this before the baby comes but I definitely won't lose any sleep, at least not over the decorating, if I don't!

Hope this eases the curiosity!

October 6, 2009


In my last attempt to educate myself before D-Day gets here, I enrolled in a nursing class at our hospital. Let me say that I give God full credit for his creativity in making the female body in a way that will sustain human life. However, I will spare you the details on what we talked about for your sake and mine.

A few things I learned in my class tonight:

1. I'm really glad I didn't drag Randy with me. It was awkward enough for me, let alone if I made him go too. (There was only one poor soul whose wife made him go.) If pictures aren't enough, apparently instructors are required to be comfortable feeling themselves up in front of class for demonstrative purposes.

2. You know those toys that have a drawstring in the back and then talk? Did you know someone makes a stuffed tata similar to that? Oh yes, they do. It even has a backside to show all the inner muscles and tissues. Clarification: It doesn't talk; however, pulling the string does make it contract to illustrate some educational principle. Who knew?
(And what do those people say when someone asks them what they do for a living?)

3. At each Family Education class that I've been to, the instructor brings some kind of snack for our break. Tonight's snack? Cookies and...you guessed it, milk. Go figure.