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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Three Weeks

It's hard to believe that Clark is three weeks old, and yet at the same time I'm already having a hard time remembering what life was like without him. He is really such a good baby. He still sleeps a lot, so maybe that's it. On the first day we got home from the hospital he cried a lot and I was worried he was not going to be a happy baby, but now he really only cries during diaper changes and when he's hungry.
At his two week check up he weighed 9 lbs. 15 oz. and was 23 inches long. When we left the hospital, he was down to 8 lbs. so he basically gained 2 pounds in 2 weeks. At this rate he will be one big baby, but I'm pretty sure the weight gain will slow down a bit.
Scarlett is very sweet with him and says "I yuv my baby bwother" and "Hey Buddy" a lot. The only negative thing she's said so far is when we're in the car and he's crying she says "Calm down, Buddy, you hurtin' my ears". She's had a cold, so we've been trying to keep them apart, but she's starting to get better and really loves kissing his head and holding him.
I'm getting a little restless at the house, but pretty soon I'm sure we'll be in a routine. Right now I'm just trying to soak up the newborn-ness of Clark and enjoy every minute because Scarlett is proof that in the blink of an eye they are big kids.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The New Addition

For those of you who had not yet heard, Clark Sullivan O'Bryant was born last Thursday afternoon. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 21.25 inches long. He is such a blessing to our family already.

Mommy's first glimpse
Daddy and Clark
cute little blondie
a family of four
heading home

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


The time has finally come for me to have this baby!! I am scheduled for a c-section on Thursday, August 9th at 2:30. I am nervous and anxious, but also so excited to find out if the little one I've been housing is a boy or a girl. I would love to hear what your guesses are...that includes you too Jenn and Katie :)

If you want to make a more educated guess, here's how this pregnancy stacks up against mine with Scarlett:
-I had a little more morning sickness this time
-I might be carrying a little more out front - although I'm having a hard time remembering
how I looked with Scarlett
-I've gained about the same amount of weight
-I'm craving watermelon like I did with Scarlett
-I've had boy dreams and have felt like it's a boy...until this week. Now I'm thinking girl
-Brody is convinced it's a boy

So...let me have your this a boy or a girl...and how big do you think he/she will be. Scarlett was 7lbs. 12oz. and was 20 in. long. I've also put my preggo pictures up...don't laugh, I know I'm huge...but some people like seeing the progress~

Wish me luck, and prayers, and a safe surgery for Thursday, and we'll post a pic of the new addition as soon as we can!

about 20 weeks

about 26 weeks

around 32 weeks

this past weekend...five days before the birth

Friday, August 3, 2007

"Free" years old

Today, my "baby" is three. It is so hard for me to believe it's been three years since I had her, and yet at the same time, I realize there is a lot that I've already forgotten. I think I'm more emotional about her birthday this year because a new baby is just a few days away. I'm nervous about bringing a new baby home and having Scarlett feel like she's being replaced. I want her to know that these three years alone with her have been SO special, and that every day I thank God that He chose me to be her mom. I'm getting sappy, so I'll stop.

She still is not potty trained, is getting a little bossy and possessive, but on the flip side, there are things at this age that I love. I love watching her pretend, play with her friends, and love on her little cousin. I know that she will be a great big sister! Here's my little stroll down memory lane:

first family photo

first birthday party...having fun with Mimi

loving her Dora car for her second birthday

blowing out her three candles this year