Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Few of my Favorites!

We got our pictures taken with Maddix when he was 5 days old from this photographer, Skye Johansen. She is absolutely amazing! My sister surprised me and had them rushed, I am so excited to have them and can't wait to put them up all over my house!
Isn't Maddix's little hat in these pictures so cute!
I seriously can't get enough of him!!

Cousin Love!

We had to get a picture of all the babies together!
It was a crazy weekend with 3 brand new babies... We went to this Boutique on Saturday and everyone thought they were triplets! I feel bad for anyone with twins, we seriously got stopped by about a HUNDRED people wanted to look at the babies and asking a million questions...
(sorry Megan and Amy...and Alli too!) :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Like Father Like Son...

On Sunday the Chargers played the Broncos, even though they lost Maddix and Eric had a great time watching the game!

The Trio has arrived!

Well 6 days after Maddix was born he was joined by the 3rd baby of the trio, Cohen Dustin Vohs! Cohen is just precious. I will let Lisa and Dustin tell you all about him on their blog, but just wanted to say congrats!

So now we have Dhylan 5 weeks, Maddix 1 week, and Cohen. It's going to be so much fun with all these little babies!

Cohen and Maddix

Little Cohen

Nic and I with our little babies!

Dhylan and Maddix taking a bath together!

Welcome Home!

We came home from the hospital on Tuesday and I was amazed at all the progress that was made on our house. They had all the rooms painted, the carpet was installed, and the driveway was poured! It's starting to look more like a home! I will have to post pictures later of all the progress!

Also here are some pictures of little's so much fun dressing him up!

Welcome Baby Maddix Brian Mealey!

Maddix Brian Mealey
Born Sunday September 7, 2008
at 9:49pm
7 lbs 1 oz
20 inches long

Well he is finally here! A little early but that's just fine with us!!
I'll tell the labor story but try to make it brief!
On Saturday night after the shower I was having a few contractions/cramping, nothing serious but I knew it was going to be a long night. So all Saturday night/Sunday morning, I was up with pains and what I later would find out were contractions.
I woke up and was bleeding a little, I was a little worried so I called the midwife that was on call and she advised me to come in and just get checked out.
So I went up to the hospital at around 9:30 am on Sunday, they checked me, I was dilated to a 2 and 90% effaced, having contractions every 5 minutes, but they weren't that strong. They told me to go home and that if I started having more intense contractions that I should come back in.
Eric and I went home and started to watch some football. My mom came up cause she was sure I would be having this baby today, I was still not convinced! My contractions continued about every 5-8 minutes but by about 4pm they were pretty strong. My mom said we should probably go to the hospital, I just started to cry! I wasn't ready, we didn't have a bag ready, our house was a disaster and I really just didn't want them to send me home again.
When we got to the hospital at about 4:30 they checked me again and I was dilated to a 4, so they told me that I was able to get an epidural at this time and it was time to get checked in!
I couldn't believe it, our little boy was actually going to be here today!
The epidural didn't work very well at first but then they gave me something a little bit stronger and it worked perfectly!
At about 6:30 I was dilated to a 6 and then by 9 pm I was dilated to a 10 and it was time to push! I started pushing at about 9:15 and Maddix was born at 9:49! My dad got there just in time.
Labor was not as hard as I thought it would be and I am so grateful for that.
It was the most amazing experience Eric and I have ever been through. Holding our little boy for the first time is something that I hope to never forget. I never knew I could love him as much or that I could love Eric any more than I already do. Seeing Eric holding me was the most touching thing and knowing that he was our little boy was overwhelming!
He has been such a good little boy, he is nursing well, sleeping fairly well, and keeps getting more and more handsome each day!
Now for the picture overload...maybe if I can stand to put him down for 5 minutes I'll update this more often!
Thanks to everyone for being such good friends and family and for all the help Eric and I have received since Maddix was born.

Baby Shower for Maddix

On Saturday September 6th we had a baby shower at my sister in law Lisa's house for little Maddix! It was so nice and was great being able to visit with everyone! Thanks to Lisa, Nicole, and my mom for throwing me the best baby shower! And thanks to everyone who came!
Little did I know I would be holding my little baby the very next day!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Take a guess!

Well it's about that time and I am wondering what people are thinking that this watermelon in my tummy is going to weigh! I will post the guesses of my family members when I get them!
I am just curious to see what everyone thinks!!
Eric weighed 8lbs 15 oz and I weighed 5 lbs 5 oz...
Erics Guess: 8 lbs 6 oz
Nat's Guess: 7 lbs 9 oz