Sunday, July 31, 2011

Welcome Home Smith Family!

One of our favorite pictures, he is such a thinker.
This is a picture of him on our way home from the hospital...nice and cozy in his carseat.
His first nap in his crib! Usually he naps in his "nap nanny" with us in the living room or bedroom (he LOVES that thing). I highly recommend one to all moms! This day I just decided to try him out in the crib for a bit. It lasted an hour, not bad!

Finally, we are home with little Tripp. The staff at St. Vincent's is second to none and we had a fantastic experience there. However, being home has been so nice. It has been much easier than I thought it was going to be. He sleeps like a champ and is not much of a crier. He is, however, a little piglet when it comes to eating...he wants to eat ALL the time. He wears me out when it comes to the feeding department. I am so glad that he likes to eat a lot though, we need him to pack on the p0unds. He had a doctor appointment a couple days ago and the doc says that he looks great! We are so thankful and blessed to have such a happy and healthy baby boy. AND, our dog Saban has done a fabulous job of adjusting and they are just like peas in a pod. She gave him a couple of curious sniffs when we brought him home and that was the end of it. She just keeps to herself and walks over and sniffs him to check on him every now and then. Being home has been wonderful...I love my little family. Hope you enjoy the pics of Tripp in his new home. Welcome home Smith family, welcome home!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Tripp Smith's Birthday Bash!

Today July 25, 2011 at approximately 1:20 pm CST, we welcomed our precious baby boy, Randy Joe Smith III (Tripp) into the world. We were scheduled to begin the induction process and arrived at St. Vincents Sunday night at 8pm. Ferris began IV treatment and throughout the night continued with medication to enhance the labor process. This morning she received her doses of meds that initiated the dilation process. This process went extremely smooth and even surprised our physician. Around 12:15 we were given the go ahead to begin pushing. After almost less than an hours time the doc was called in to complete the delivery. Ferris did so well I think she surprised herself. It is now 9 o clock and I apologize for just now getting around to posting, but as you can imagine its been quite a hectic, but gratifying day. I am attaching a few pics of Tripp that I hope you will enjoy. For those of you whom we have not seen or had the chance to talk to, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We cant wait for Tripp to meet all of our friends and family.


RJ and Fer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Last Night

Well, here we go! It's our last night as just "R.J. and Ferris". We just went out to a nice dinner, just the two of us, to celebrate our anniversary and Tripp's arrival. How blessed we are to have each other and the precious baby that we will meet Monday. We are both incredibly excited, however, I am nervous as well. I know that everything is going to go smoothly and the doctors and nurses have done this hundreds of times, but not knowing exactly what will happen gives me anxiety. I know that doesn't surprise anyone who knows me. HA! I know I have not posted any pictures of my pregnant self on the blog like I promised, so I had R.J. take a final night picture of me to put on the blog.
Tomorrow night we are headed to St. Vincent's to check in, and they will begin the induction process. So, by Monday afternoon, one way or another we are going to have our baby boy. We will post details and pics of little Tripp on the blog as soon as we can, so check every now and then. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers through Monday. AND, the next time you here from us we'll be a mom and dad!! YAY, finally!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baby Update

So...I went to the doctor this morning for my weekly checkup and received great news. I am going to be induced Monday, July 25th. My original due date is the 30th, but having a scheduled delivery is right up my alley. Being the the obsessive planner that I am, R.J. and I will be able to get our affairs in order and let family and friends know, and everyone can make plans way ahead of time. YAY! There is always the possibility of me going into labor before then, but we are keeping our fingers crossed that we can make it until the 25th.

She told us this morning that I am not dilated or effaced or anything, but he is head down and VERY low, in the perfect position to come on out. So, basically he is ready, but my body is not. We are going to get an ultrasound next Thursday and check on his growth and make sure we are ready to go, but the official date will probably be the 25th. This is also our wedding anniversary. What a wonderful anniversary gift!!! We are so excited, however, anxious at the same time. Knowing the date makes it really REAL, we are going to meet our precious baby so soon! I can't wait!