Tuesday, June 27, 2006

1 week old

Our precious baby girl is one week old today! We are so lucky to be a part of this blessing called parenthood. She had an outing, we went to the church where her aunt Bailey is getting married and helped pick out music for the processional/recessional. Of course Cara slept the whole time :) We did go to Applebee's after that, and I had my first nursing in public experience. We requested a back corner booth, so it wasn't that big a deal. This is a picture from yesterday of her semi-smiling. She is very expressive in her face! I also uploaded more pics to Flickr, so be sure to check them out!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Pictures, Pictures, and more Pictures

I finally joined the wave of people on flickr and opened an account. Now you can all see the newest pictures by clicking on the little badge to the left. We will probably be updating every day or two for awhile, she is just too cute right now! Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

She's Here!

You probably have already seen it, but
Cara Leigh Newsome, was born at 2:55 pm on 6/20/06 at Memorial City Hospital. She weighed in at 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches long---purely perfect.

We haven't downloaded all the pictures yet, we are going to later (we just got home about an hour ago), but you can go to this website: http://www.growingfamily.com/webnursery/
type in June 20, 2006, new for my last name and texas. Then click Cara N. If they ask for a password, it is newsome. Will update more later....check back often.

Monday, June 19, 2006

On our way....

We are leaving for the hospital shortly. We had a lazy day at home, tried to rest a lot, assuming we wouldn't get much sleep tonight once we are there. We got a new digital camera yesterday so Eric has been reading the manual and learning how to use it since yesterday. Here is a cute pic he took of Riley boy. We will have news soon, hopefully tomorrow (at 3:32 for Tracy, that's the time she has in the pool at work:) See you all soon!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

just a little update

No baby yet. And I promise you will all be informed when it happens....I don't know if I can take any more calls! ;) I've been working from home the past few days since I haven't been sleeping well. I'm getting a lot done! And can work whenever I feel like it (like when I can't sleep!). Eric has been very attentive, getting me anything I need, and he has been watching a lot of movies :) His test went great the other day, he gets the official results back in 2 weeks. On his birthday, his parents, sister, brother, mom and bailey and I took him out to eat at Cheesecake Factory. We had a great time and ate some awesome food. Today I have been in more pain than usual, so Eric and I went for a long walk. I just got out of the shower....maybe something will happen tonight, but my fingers aren't crossed. We're gonna take it easy (like always) :) . Wish I had more to post.....

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Still no baby girl

Here is a better picture of my new hair cut, if you can see past my big belly! Today was busy. Bailey's bridesmaids came over this morning and we went shopping for bridal shower stuff and had lunch. Then, I took a short nap and Eric and I went down to Needville to my friend Deanna's son Bryce's 2nd birthday party. We had a lot of fun, and some good food! Then we rushed back to Katy to go to Eric's cousin Taylor's little play at the Katy Visual Performing Arts Center. It was cute, then we headed to his aunt's house for pizza. I mistakenly left my phone on silent and missed bunches of calls about "are you at the hospital yet??" :) Not yet. But tonight at 3:01 am is the full moon. Eric and I have been walking a lot, but when we got home tonight, we went for 2 short walks and said a little prayer. We are both ready and I don't want to get too much more miserable, I like enjoying my pregnancy! We are ready for baby girl Newsome to come any time. Please keep Eric in your prayers as well. He has to take the PPR exam on Tuesday (his birthday!), which is the last test he has to take to be fully certified. He just hopes I either have already had the baby, or at the very least, am not in labor so he has to miss it. So we either need to have her now, or after Tuesday at 1pm :)

Friday, June 09, 2006

11 days left....

...if I don't go into labor this next week. Had my 37 week check up yesterday. I'm almost 2 cm....80 % effaced. If I don't have her earlier, I will go to the hospital at 6pm on 6/19. They will insert a cervagel (I forget the real name) thing that should start the thinning of my cervix and mild contractions, and may start a slow drip of pitocin. The Dr. said they could give me something to sleep so that when I wake up in the morning (How I'll actually SLEEP is beyond me), they can break my water and hopefully deliver that day (6/20). Everyone has their bets, but I'm thinking I'll never actually make it around to being induced. Of course now that I said it, it'll be 6/24 before I deliver! Eric and I went out to eat after the dr. appt yesterday, and as soon as we were done, I had about 4 contractions in an hour (mostly in the car on the way home). Once we got home, I basically laid on the couch. The astros game started at 7, I think I saw the first inning before I fell asleep. I couldn't get comfortable however, so Eric took me upstairs to bed at 8. I woke up about every hour and a half at first to go potty, then they got a lot closer together. At about 1 am I gave up and got up and sat in the glider and read for about an hour. I had 2 good contractions while I was up....but it's still nothing that really hurt. And since they weren't getting closer together, I went back to bed, waking up every hour. Since I had such a rough night, I am working from home this morning. Didn't want to get in the car and something happen. We will keep you posted.

Onto other news. I have put a picture of me, my belly and my new hair cut in here. And, a picture of the new living room. If you'd like to see more, let me know and I'll send them to you via snapfish. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

P. S. Thanks Ashley!!

I know you check my blog. We got your package yesterday, and everything is too cute. We really appreciate it! :)

Fun Filled Weekend

Man, when I put my mind to something.....

The weekend started off easy enough. I got up and started checking things out online for work. It was going pretty well, so I went upstairs to get Eric up a little after 8. He came downstairs and we ate a quick breakfast. I was going to be on the computer for awhile, so I said, why don't you go pull those weeds out in the back yard flower bed (that we started last year and pretty much let go the past few months). So he did. It started to look really good, and after getting bored with some work, I said, let's go up to Home Depot or the Garden Center and pick out some flowers for it. So we went to the depot, and the soil/mulch we wanted was more expensive, so we went to the garden center, which was having a sale! On the way we stopped at Sherwin Williams to compare a paint color we had picked out for our living room/breakfast nook/kitchen with a color we had picked at home depot...just to see what we liked better. So we get to the garden center and picked out some great plants, most of which were half off. We came home, ate a quick bite, and I put Eric to work. Eric laid all the new soil, I potted a plant, and laid out the plants how I wanted them in the flower bed, and he planted them all and then put all the new mulch down. I was impressed. The picture does it no justice, but it looks good!

So then, I come back in, we shower, check work stuff online, lay around and eat dinner and watch the Astros game. Then, I'm like, why don't we paint these rooms? We have a color, we want to do it, let's do it this next week slowly (Eric can work during the day) so that it'll be done and paint smell free before the baby comes. So of course before you can paint, you can to clean the whole house head to toe right? I vacuumed the entire downstairs, including the laundry, all the tile corners, moved everything in the living room and really cleaned. Then, Eric ran up to home depot as Kerry Duty called, so I took a rest on the couch and he went to get the paint (this is almost 9pm now). Kerry and I had a great talk, for almost an hour!! She was rocking little Joshua and it was great to catch up. When Eric finally got back home, I got off the phone and still wasn't tired. I decided to tape off the living room. Then I finished it and taped off the breakfast nook. Then I finished it and taped off most of the kitchen! Eric (and most of you) thought I was crazy. Finally I got tired and decided to go to bed.

Anyways, now I'm up and at 'em (can't sleep too long, I get way to uncomfortable) and am checking work stuff again. I predict we get the ugly green wall that I painted about a year and a half ago in the living room primed today and everything out of the kitchen (from on top of the cabinets, etc). Maybe we'll even start painting the breakfast nook and other walls of the living room. Here are some befores...will post the afters if I don't go into labor first! :) Don't worry, I won't stay around the fumes. Besides, my doctor said when we were painting the nursery, as long as I keep it well ventilated and take lots of breaks, I'll be fine. :)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

36 weeks

Today I had my 36 week ultrasound and doctors appointment. Everything went well. Baby girl's heart rate was 130. I've gained 25 pounds. Her estimated weight already is 6 pounds 14 ounces! Amniotic fluid levels and everything looked good. She is now in the 78th percentile. In February (after my surgery) she was only in the 21st percentile. Then 3 weeks ago at my last ultrasound she was in the 45th percentile, so she's been growing strong. I'm already dialated 1 cm. Basically I'm due 6/28, however my doctor is on vacation that week and wants to be here when I deliver, so if I haven't gone into labor on my own, I will be induced most likely 6/20. If that's the case, only 12 more work days, I'm SOOO excited! I am on call this weekend however, so add 2 to that. We are all ready for her to be here. Everything is ready in the nursery, we've filled out all the paperwork we can think of. Eric is enjoying his time off of school, but getting everything out of the way so we can have a full 5 1/2 weeks of pure family time until he goes back and starts summer band 7/31. My folks and Bailey will be at the Frio on vacation 6/4-6/10, so they are praying she doesn't come that week. The full moon is 6/11, so we'll see! Eric's birthday is 6/13 and Bailey's is 6/21, so we have LOTS of dates in between to try to get her here :) I think we are close to picking a name, but we won't tell anyone until she is here. I said I'd never post this, but here is a picture of my big ol' belly at 36 weeks and 1 day for those who want to see. If you don't, AVERT YOUR EYES! :)
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