Tuesday, August 26, 2008

COLE'S TWO WEEK CHECK~UP

Today we saw Cole's Pediatrician, Doctor Julie Douglass. She is absolutely wonderful, and everything I had hoped for in a doctor for our perfect boy! As of today, Cole has gained 8 ounces,weighing in at 7lbs and 5oz and has grown half of a inch, measuring at 20 and half inches since birth. These last two weeks have been great. This last Sunday, Cole was able to meet his great~Grandfather Arthur... sorry guys, no pictures yet. Of course my camera died. But, it was a wonderful experience seeing my Grandpa hold my son! I am anxious for him to meet my Mom's parents, and Paul's Grandmother! Paul returned to work Monday. Its been a bit lonely around here since he has been gone ( Cole sleeps a lot, expected of course! ) .. and I am trying to take lots of pictures of what he misses while he is at work! BUT... we are thankful for all that he does for our family, and giving me the ability to stay home with our precious son.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

WELCOMING OUR SON ~ COLE MICHAEL WILKINS







As most of you know, I was scheduled to be induced the night of the 13th of August. Well, Cole had other plans!!!!! That day, I had my last appointment so they could check my progress in dilation and effacing of my uterus. The nurse checked my blood pressure a couple of times, and said that it was extremely high. They immediately had me lay down,and hooked me up to monitors to check the baby's heartbeat. The nurse practitioner got a hold of my doctor and agreed it would be most safe to admit in the hospital then. Paul rushed over from work, and we checked in. About 30 minutes later, with my blood pressure not going down, the doctor called me and said that he didn't feel safe putting the baby and I through labor, and scheduled me for a C-Section. Within a hour Cole Michael arrived.. at 18:10, weighing 7lbs 15 oz.. and measuring at 20 inches long. It was quite the experience!!! Paul, Cole and I came home Saturday morning. Our lives have greatly been blessed, and we are thankful for everyone's love and support.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

9 MONTHS AND COUNTING



Well here I am!! 9 months, ready to go. Paul and I are so excited to meet our baby boy. Thanks to everyone for all their love and support.

BBQ AT THE POOL



We had some more time with the Garver's!!!!! It was a great day :)

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY






Every year my Uncle and Aunt have spent the fourth of July in Santa Barbara.. and this year, Shay, Cole, and I joined them. We had much fun, and as you can see, the girls had fun with my belly :) We can't wait til next year.