Sunday, February 19, 2012

The First Two Months...

These first two months have just flown by-  Our little Ethan Avery Huck is the joy of our lives, every day is a new adventure...He wants to tell you all about it!

I was only 6 days old on my first Christmas! I had so much fun, my Nana and Papa Kolesar came to visit and my Grandma and Papa Allen were there to share it with us. Even my big brothers Devin and Justin came over. We had loads of fun!

When I was little I loved sleeping in my lounge my legs hang over the edge
Here are a few photos from our newborn photo shoot:

I didn't like being naked and getting my picture taken unless my mommy was close by

I really wish they'd put more than a hat on me !

I was happy when Daddy held me.

I know I looked cute though, so I cooperated for a little while

Mommy's friend Michelle bought me this dapper tuxedo to celebrate the New Year in, I look awesome!

I loved taking my photo with my lion friend.
Mommy and Daddy say I'm starting to look like a big boy!

I love napping with Daddy

Mommy thought it was funny to give me a mohawk, I didn't think it was that funny

I was born with a mullet, mommy and daddy said that meant I was all business in the front and party in the back. They finally cut it off after taking lots of pictures. It kept my neck warm!

The Birth of our Baby BOY: December 19, 2012

We are a bit late with these updates, but it's better late than never right?

On Dec 18th at 5am my water broke- it was time to have our baby! I was so relieved being a few days past my due date, I was more than ready. Over 30 hours later, after a long and challenging (natural) labor, our baby was born at 12:55pm ... The doctor announced "It's a boy" we were all so exhausted, that no one really realized what he had said. Then the nurse said- "What, a boy?!" She had heard us for hours talking to "Baby Avery" and yelling for "Baby Girl" to come out... Ed was the first to get it, then my mom said, "How does a girl pee up in the air like that?" Ed finally said, "Julie, look, we had a boy." I was like, "Oh okay," then I continued to bask in the joy of  my new baby and how perfectly healthy he was. Then- about 15 minutes later, it hit me! I believe I said something like, "Holy *%$* we had a Boy??!!!"

It's a fun story to tell, and it's fun to remember what a surprise our little guy was. When we look back, it's hard to believe that we were ever going to have a girl. Our little Ethan Avery Huck is the joy of our lives.

The first time I looked into my baby's eyes- It was all worth it!

Mommy and baby Ethan (well at that time he was "Baby Boy")

A proud and tired Daddy!

Grandma Allen watched the whole labor and delivery- she said it was hard to watch but was so happy she did!

Our first moments together as a family!

He looks surprised too!

From day one, our little guy was very alert with his big blue eyes!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby Bump- 8 1/2 Months

 4 + or - Weeks To Go!!! 

At 36 weeks- with just 4 weeks left- the baby bump is HUGE and still growing! 

This past month has been full of preparation. We've finished our birthing classes and have spent lots of time learning about giving birth! We are ready as we'll ever be... We have also been working hard on finishing projects around the house and making room for you! 

The highlight of the month was our most amazing baby shower... 

Grandma Allen, Aunt Amy, Aunt Dee and Aunt Louise threw us the best baby shower ever! 
Every detail was perfect... 
 Aunt Dee made these centerpieces by hand with diapers, socks and towels! 
She is so creative, you'll see!

 Aunt Louise made all of the favors - homemade chocolates and cookies! Yum!
She must love you! 

Everyone brought you presents, so many presents! 


Grandma was so happy to throw you a party! Doesn't she look pretty?

Grandma, Aunt Amy, Me (Mommy), Aunt Louise and Aunt Dee all together!

Our friend Michelle came, she is having a baby boy in February who she says will 
someday be your boyfriend! I'm sure he'll be cute, don't worry!

Your cousin Bella was a huge help and took her job handing me the presents
very seriously... she kept me moving along quickly!

Soon I had lots of helpers- Aunt Amy took great notes so that I could make sure 
we thanked all of our wonderful friends for their generous gifts! 

Daddy came at the end and we asked him to help! We were getting very 
tired opening so many presents.

Nana Kolesar sent us some super cute outfits and a very special book from 
Nevada. She was sad she couldn't be at the shower, but she is very excited that
she is going to meet you at Christmas time!

Daddy and I were so thankful for our family and friends, we just can't believe how many 
people already love you! We know we sure do! 

The countdown begins... we can't wait to meet you, we even decided on what we will name you- but that will be a surprise!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Baby Bump - 7 Months

Welcome 3rd Trimester:
At 7 1/2 months (30 weeks) Baby Huck is growing quickly!
Here is the latest Baby Bump:

All and all we are feeling great other than the little nuances that come with the added weight of carrying a baby in your belly! Ed joked that it looks like 7 month mamma ate the 2 month mamma!

Baby Girl is still moving around like crazy- mostly in the evening when we sit down to relax. 
Her daddy loves to feel her move and kick;  it still seems surreal that in about two months we'll be holding our baby girl in our arms.

The nursery is almost done...and we are thrilled with it!  We just have an empty space on the wall above the crib where her name will go- we just have to decide what it will be. 
Here are some 'sneak peek' photos: 

Every Thursday we attend our Birth Classes and practice breathing just like you see on TV, then Ed takes me to get ice cream!  The more we learn the more we realize what a miracle delivering a child is.  We just thank God every day for this experience and the many more amazing experiences we have yet to come!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baby Bump: 6 Months

We are at 26 weeks, just over 6 months pregnant! We can't believe how quickly 6 months has past. It really hits home that in 3 months we'll have a new baby girl as part of our family! We've been preparing in every way: decorating the baby's room, organizing around the house, planning the baby shower, registering for all of the "stuff" we "need", and thinking about names.... we even signed up for our birthing classes. It's been really neat to feel baby girl move all day long and to experience Ed feeling her move. It's incredible, and quite distracting at work!

My size is doubling by the second, or at least that's how I feel! Here I am at just over 6 months: 26 weeks...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Baby Bump: 5 Months

Its been 20 weeks aka 5 months! The Baby Bump is growing quickly- I've had to resort to wearing maternity clothing - rigging the pants no longer works... thankfully I've had some great friends lend me some new threads and we're making it work! 

As you may have seen in my earlier post, we found out two weeks ago that we are having a baby GIRL! We are so excited and have already started brainstorming names, picking out new paint colors and bedding and dreaming about what our baby girl will look like, will she look like me, or Ed??!! I just pray she gets his long legs!

I am actually starting to feel little baby move.  Typically around dinner time, I guess she get's hungry just like her mom!
Stay tuned for next month!

We're Having a GIRL!

Here is our precious Baby GIRL at 20 Weeks!