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Friday, December 28, 2007

Ainsley's 1st Christmas

See how excited Ainsley was to see what Santa brought on her 1st Christmas!

Christmas Day

The Grandchildren - Corbin, Matthew, Ainsley, Wes & Kaylen

1 Month Old & 6 Years Old

No, I am not crazy -- Ainsley and Layla celebrated special milestones on the 27th! We love both our girls very much. For those of you "College" friends this is the same little Yorkie that I would bring to the KD House.

Ainsley's 1 month birthday was December 27!

Layla's 6th birthday was also December 27!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Merry Christmas from the Martin's

Meeting the Great-Grandparents!

Ainsley got to meet her Great-Grandparents(MawMaw and Loyce) this weekend. These are my Mother-in-laws parents and they were in love before we even got there. As soon as Daniel got her out of her carseat and showed her to Loyce he scooped her up and held on to her. It has been 7 years since we have had a baby around, but he had not forgotten what to do!

Daniel is the baby of all the grandchildren and Loyce is so proud of him.

I believe we counted 15 Great-grandchildren with Ainsley and # 16 will be here soon!

This is MawMaw giving Ainsley her first kiss of many!

Loyce cradled Ainsley with such love and tenderness.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2 Week Check-Up!

Ainsley had her 2 week check-up today and all is well!! She is a very healthy little girl. She now weighs 9 lbs 12 oz and is 21 1/2 inches long. Daniel had to work, so I took her by myself and she could not have been any better. She took her bottle right before we left and slept through the entire process. She slept in the car, she slept in the waiting room, she slept in the office, she slept when she was measured and weighed, she even slept while the doctor did her thing and she slept for the ride home! Our pediatrician, Dr. Jennifer Grisham, is also our friend, neighbor and goes to Sunday School and Church with us. Jennifer said she had never had a baby sleep through her entire appointment, so we will see what happens when we go back for our 6 week check-up and we have to get a shot or two.

Family Photo

1st family photo since being home from the hospital.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Going Home!!

We got to go home Thursday, November 29 around 1:00 and we were so happy to be going!!


Ainsley Kathleen Martin
November 27, 2007

8.0 lbs 19 inches

Here's What Happened!!

I went to the doctor Monday, November 26th at 1:30pm. He checked me and said I was dilated 1 cm, which is what I was Friday when he checked me. So, he wanted me to go to the hospital at 5:00pm that night and they would put me on Cervidil (spelling is questionable) to make my cervix dilate. He said this drug was not intended to start your labor, but could have that side effect. Well it did. After it was removed at midnight my contractions came on immediately. I did not have any of the 30 minute apart stuff either, they were constant from midnight to 4:00am. They checked me at 4:00 and I was about 5-6 cm dilated and then when I got my epidural I was already about 7-8 cm dilated. I won't lie at all - the contractions hurt, but I had a wonderful coach by my side. Daniel was AMAZING! As each contraction approached he would watch the monitor to let me know that I did not have much longer for it to stop. Once I got my epidurals (yes, that is plural - I got the drip and the one in my back) I was one pretty happy camper. My entire body got this lovely warm sensation and I did not fell anything anymore. I finally got to really start pushing around 10:15am because the doctor was doing a c-section and who knows what else, so they kept telling me that we would wait. So, Ainsley arrived at 11:01am,
November 27, 2007, weighing in at 8.0 lbs and 19 inches long. She is a beautiful little girl and had us wrapped around her little finger the moment we saw her.