Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our Christmas

So it was our first Christmas as a family of exciting. Can you really ask for a better Christmas gift than a healthy little boy. The Lord has truly blessed us and we are so very thankful to him for our 2 little angels!!
Although SS really does not understand the idea that Santa comes to bring gifts on Christmas we tried to talk with her about it and continue to tell her that Santa was coming...the only thing she got down was that Santa says "HoHo"..most of the time all we would get out of her was that Santa says "Ho" was cute! However, even though she does not understand Scott and I had a great time playing Santa. This year SS got a new car along with other toys like puzzles, books, a cupcake purse etc... Scott had the privilege of putting the car together and I will say he loved every min of it. I so enjoyed sitting back and watching the excitement in his eyes as he put together the car for Sarah Scott. He could not wait to see the excitement in her eyes when she saw it. He had it all planned out as to how and when we would bring it out! He loves that little girl more than she knows!!! We had a late night with getting the car together and trying to get Hampton to bed...another blog in itself! We finally got to bed around 1 or so and I had a pretty long night with Hampton so Scott started Christmas morning off alone.
He woke me up around 9 and had already got on video what Santa brought and had breakfast made. I know I know he is a good man. I so needed the extra sleep and to wake up to waffles and a cup of coffee was great. He got SS up and we headed to the den to let her see her toys.
It was so fun to see the excitement in her eyes with her toys. After she opened her little toys we brought out her new car. At first she just stared at it and then got a big smile on her face.

She does not understand that her feet make her move so right now we are doing the pushing.

This is SS with her new juice cup and purse. She looked so cute walking around the house like a big girl with it.
Hampton got a new jungle gym that he can lay on and horrible is it that we did not take one pic of him by it. I realized this last night and felt like a horrible momma. We were so caught up in SS and her new car and it completely slipped my mind. Sorry little man!!!
After enjoying our morning together the family rounds began.
We had celebrated Christmas with my moms side of the family Christmas are a few pics from that!

Christmas day we spent lunch with my parents and dinner with Scott's parents. It made for a long day but was very nice...we had quality time with both sets of parents and very much enjoyed it.

Scott's parents with the grandchildren
My parents with the grandchildren

Another tradition that we have always had is getting together for breakfast with several families that I grew up with. This has always been so much fun and I am so glad we have continued the tradition despite all of us starting our own families. This year we were missing several people but we still had a wonderful time.

Christmas 2009 was a great one. I am looking forward to next year when Hampton is running around like SS was this year and SS will more understand that if she is a good girl...haha...then Santa will bring her toys!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Strike a Pose

The sound of a camera taking pics is in my head today. This has been a busy day filled with LOTS of pictures. Hampton had his newborn pictures today by Nicole Ward and let me tell you she took tons and tons of pictures. Hampton was the star of his photo shoot for about 3 1/2 hours.
To back track a little....Scott and I started our Christmas shopping last night...yes started is what I said...and we had each child at a grandparents house in order to shop without children. SS spent the night with Scott's parents so he had to get up this AM and go get her. That was the start to our day and it has been nonstop until now. After he left this morning I fed Hampton and started cleaning the house for pictures. Thank the Lord my mom arrived in time to iron clothes and feed Hampton again while Scott fed SS and gave her a bath.
We started taking pictures around 1230 and did not stop until 330 or so. Nicole had many many neat ideas and I can't wait to see the end result of the pictures.
On a side note Hampton slept ALLL day yesterday and today was wide eyed for pictures. I think that total between both Scott and me we were peed on about 15 times today. Hampton would get relaxed and picture Nicole got him in was so funny!!
We squeezed in a nap for SS and then we were off to Scott's family for Christmas. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed food and fellowship with his family. SS ran around like a wild women all night and crashed once we got home.
To talk more pictures...Hampton had on a precious Christmas outfit that Scott's aunt Debbie had made for him but he pooped and peed all over it so as the evening was ending I changed him into another Christmas outfit. Debbie had a precious Santa hat and the idea of sitting him on Christmas boxes and taking we were at it again. We got some cute ones but Hampton let us know pretty quick that he had had enough modeling for the day!
The night is finally ending and I am sooo ready for bed....I have to be up in a couple of hours to feed little man!!
Enjoy a few pictures from tonight and over the last several days.


I thought this was cute of SS laughing at her daddy...what a big smile!!


This was SS waiting for daddy to come home earlier in the week. Gotta love the outfit and hat!!


SS got some new mittens and she was checking them out!

Both of these are from Christmas tonight with Scott's family!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Our first week home.

So Sunday was a week since we have been home and things are running pretty smooth. Hampton is doing well and still has his days and nights pretty confused. Our first night home was a dream but the second night he had me up from about midnight until 7AM when I broke down and lost it. I cried a majority of the next day and Scott thought I was a little insane. I have pulled myself together since then and Hampton's nights are getting some better. His biggest struggle is when his paci falls out he wakes up. I find myself just hanging out in his room at night until the paci falls out and he is so asleep that he does not notice.
Sarah Scott is adjusting very well and calls Hampton "baby." She has not had any jealousy issues and really just wants to kiss him all day. We have to really watch her bc she will crawl all over him to get in a kiss!! When she first saw him she really did not know what to think and just stood in one place and stared for a while. She slowly made her way over to him and kissed him several times.
This is SS meeting Hampton for the first time
Scott was home with me all week and we got to enjoy some family time together. He was a HUGE help to me. I was slow moving with the c section and he took over all responsibilities of SS which really helped me. He went back to work yesterday and I will say I survived the day. SS woke up right after I finished feeding Hampton in the morning and that made for a smooth start.
Last Tuesday Hampton had his first MD appt and he did really well. He weighed 8lbs 12oz which put him at only an ounce from his birth weight. Dr. Getts said that he was perfect...yes we know that:)...but he does not even have to go back for his 2 week check up bc he has done so well with his weight. I guess that means that mommies milk is good stuff!!!!
Today Scott's mom ("BeBe") came and got SS to play with her. I am a little relieved to have a break and happy for SS because she needs to get out of this house. I feel like the walls are closing in on me and I know she feels the same way. We can only watch Barr-eee (Barney) so many times!!!
I have my MD check up tomorrow which for some reason I am excited about...maybe bc it requires me to get up and shower and I get to go somewhere!!!!
Overall the Whitfield's are doing well and loving being a family of 4.
Here are some pics of Hampton to enjoy!!
First sponge bath

Hampton will have his newborn pics on Sat. so look for those soon!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hampton Cole Whitfield

Hampton Cole Whitfield


Dec 2009 8lbs 13oz 21 inches

Well little Hampton you have made your arrival. Mommy and daddy are so thrilled that you are here. You were scheduled to arrive by C-section this morning at 11AM but you had different plans. Mommy woke up this morning at 4:45 and my water broke. I was not sure if it was this for sure but after about 30 min I was pretty sure we needed to get moving. I immediately started having some mild contractions and talked with daddy and decided to get up and in the shower. Daddy was in a hurry to get to the hospital but I wanted to shower and put on some make up!! Mommy did not want to scare the nurses. We ended up at the hospital around 6:45 and my contractions were really picking up. We got hooked up to the fetal monitor and you were really active. Your heartrate was around 150's and you were really giving mommy some strong contractions. The nurse called Dr. Barfield and we decided to do the Csection early. You arrived at 8:30 and were everything daddy and I dreamed of. One handsome little man. We are so excited to finally have you here and kiss those chunky cheeks of yours. We love you Hampton Cole.

Monday, November 30, 2009

SS at 16 months and a few others

Happy 16 months Sarah Scott!!
You made it to 16 months before your brother arrived..whoohoo!!!


This last month has gone by very quick as mommy and daddy have continued to prepare for Hampton. You have really grown alot over the last month...and you have developed an attitude of attitudes. It can be a little humorous at times but daddy and I are working on how to deal with it. Let me catch you up on a few things that you are now doing:
1. Moved to size 4 diapers
2. Still in size 3 shoes
4. 12 -18 month clothing
5. 22lbs
6. you have not changed your nightly routine or eating habits.
7. Sleeping still about 12 hours
8. you are obsessed with "Bar-eee" which is Barney...but only the old ones you do not really enjoy the new ones...actually yesterday we watched about 12 Bar-eee's. You wake up in the morning saying his name and take the channel changer to daddy and I and say his name.
9. You are continuing to talk talk repeat alot of what we say.
10. New words are "bi-yee" for bite, "pa-pee" for paci, "deyoo" for even tell me that 2 comes after one, "be-yoo" for bear and "mi-yee" for mine.
11. Spent the night with BeBe and Grandaddy on Friday night and this was your first time ever spending the night off.
12. Got a new big girl seat for daddy's car and you love it.
13. Lowered your mattress all the way to the bottom.
14. Had 2 more teeth come have pretty much a mouth full
15. Started to eat with a fork and you do not want like to do it all on your own.


Sarah Scott you are such a big girl and continue to bring daddy and mommy such joy. You will meet your baby brother Hampton in 3 days and I cant wait to see what you think about him. We love you sweet angel girl.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend Sarah Scott had several adventures.
Friday night Scott and I had to attend a debutant ball that was a formal party. Scott looked so handsome in his tux and me on the other hand looked large in my formal gown. We had a great time and Sarah Scott stayed with Scott's parents overnight. This was the first time she has EVER been away from us overnight. I was a little nervous but she did great.
On Saturday we took her with us to get a Christmas Tree.
It made me so nervous with her running around bc you can lose her so easy in all the trees. She really did not know what to think and had more fun being a free bird and running off energy.

That night we took her to Scott's Aunt Debbie's and Uncle David's. They get Santa each year for the kids and last year Sarah Scott did not mind him but this year was a different story as you can tell from the picture. She would sit in his lap but screamed the entire time. It was cute though and I enjoyed getting pics of it.

Sunday was very laid back. Scott pretty much now has me on house arrest until Hampton arrives. We did not go to church bc walking is becoming very uncomfortable for me and I just really needed to sit all day....and that's what I did. Scott took over all responsibilities and I sat on the couch and watched TV.
Today I went to work for my last day ever at Augusta ENT...I am very sad and lets just say that's for another blog!!

Looking forward to the next several days at home with Scott and Sarah Scott and then off to the hospital Thursday AM to have this little man.
Cant wait to meet you Hampton!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
I will start this off with a pic of our little Turkey...she was so cute today!

We all live our busy lives day to day and I find that I rarely sit and think about what I am thankful for...and to be honest this is the first time today that I have really thought about it. This day like the Christmas holidays is always so busy and go go go from one side of the family to another.
I have so much to be thankful for...the Lord has truly blessed me. I am so guilty of calling on the Lord for all that I need and don't spend half that amount of energy thanking Him for all he has given me and the blessings in my life. I guess I write this as a challenge to you and to take time everyday to say thank you Lord for today...thank you for your blessings and thank you for giving me another day...another day here to do your work and to be with my family.
Today was pretty laid back for us. We got up this morning and enjoyed some family time together before eating at Scott's parents with his extended family. We had dinner with my parents, brother and his family and some of my extended family. We will eat with the remaining family on Saturday. 2 big meals today has me feeling a little stuffed.

We are settled and home now...SS is down for the night, Scott is watching football and I am headed to bed. We have a long day tomorrow and I need my rest!!

I hope everyone enjoyed Turkey Day!

...One week as of today that Hampton arrives...please keep us in your prayers!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hampton's shower

Last weekend for us was a busy one. We had a birthday party and 2 baby showers one being for Hampton. Some very special friends of mine gave us the shower.

The girls that gave the shower..Heather, Nicole and her daughter Addi, me and SS, Christin and her daughter Mary Hil and Tina

Hampton got some really cute things and we had a great time. My mom had asked me previously in the week if I was planning on bringing Sarah Scott. To be honest I had planned on leaving her with Scott bc I am in no shape to be chasing her around but mom was not having that. I told her that I would be more than happy to bring her but she was responsible for her.....let me tell you SS gave her a workout. She was nonstop and had the best time playing with Mary Hil and Addi.
Here are some pics of the shower:
My mom and mother n law

Meredith and Heather...we took this pic for Jenn...we missed you girl
Hampton got 2 cute monogrammed bags that I love and a friend made Sarah Scott the most precious outfit for the says "I'm the big sister."


Thanks girls for putting the shower together for us...we had a wonderful time and it really means alot to have wonderful friends. Love you girls.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Catch up time

Well...needless to say I have been really bad on updating. I do actually have an excuse. As you know Scott got me a camera (Nikon D40) several weeks back...we decided to exchange for a Nikon D3000 and we JUST tonight got the memory card to upload on the computer with all my pics. I have Halloween pics that I still need to show of cute little SS.
We really have been pretty busy around this little house and awaiting the arrival of Hampton...oh how nice it is to not have to say "little man."
The weekend of Halloween SS and I went on our annual girls shopping weekend. Every year all the women from my moms side go for a weekend shopping trip and this year it happen to fall on Halloween. Nicole and Addi were not able to make it for that reason and we missed them. I brought SS's Halloween outfit and she looked so cute in it. She shopped in it all day. I will have to say that the hat makes the outfit but she REFUSED to wear it.

I have to show this precious outfit that Scott's Aunt Debbie made too. I love my new camera but I wish it came with a switch that would make SS look at the camera and smile at the same time:)
We got a pumpkin as you see in the pics but did not go to an actual pumpkin patch so I took some pics of SS on the steps of our house.

We had our wonderful friends April and Jacob come in town to see us last weekend. April insisted on coming in town to paint Hampton's room and I really was so thankful for this. It was so sweet of them and it was the sweetest thing a friend could do for us. Hampton's room is coming together slowly but its getting there. We have furniture being painted now that we will hopefully have at the end of this week. The crib is up and I got a cute rug and lamp from Pottery Barn a couple of weeks ago. My bedding will be done before he arrives. I have come to the reality that he will not have curtains made or things on his wall when he arrives but everything else will be perfect for him. I sent April back to Greenville with a canvas to paint and the letters of his name to paint...I guess that means she has to come back and see us!!

This is a pic of SS dancing for Jacob and April!
Thank you April and Jacob we love you both dearly!!
I have not been feeling well over the last week or so. Hampton is causing lots of discomfort and I have been having Braxton Hicks. I went to the MD yesterday and was given a shot of Progesterone to stop contractions and I really have felt much better today. We still look to be on track for Dec 3rd csection but will know more on Monday. I have an appt and sono so we will get some idea as to what Hamp is weighing.
I have my shower this weekend which I am very excited about. We have a birthday party for Jake Hardy to go to..SS second bday party!! Other than those plans we will be taking it easy this weekend.
One post that I missed was SS turning 15 months...this was 10/30 and we were gone and I am slack about catching up. SS is growing so fast before our eyes and has a little attitude and sense of humor on her. Its like talking to a little girl...she is no longer a baby!!
SS loves to carry around boxes or a purse and put her toys in them. She recently has become attached to this box and I figure why not if it keeps her entertained.
She loves to carry around Scott's golf club too.
These pics below are of her and Scott the other night. He put her in a box and made her feel like superwomen...she was loving it until the end pic...when daddy decided to stop. This look is Sarah Scott's new look that she will give when she is not a happy is so funny!

Sarah Scott mommy has to tell you that you are growing growing. You have become obsessed with Barney..
This is you watching him on will sit there through the entire show. Its about the only cartoon that you will watch but Barney has your attention for some reason.
*You are still in size 3 diapers
* Size 3 shoes, 12-18 month clothes
*weigh 21lbs5oz and are 30 1/4 inches long
* Still eating about the same thing. The only food that has changed is you now like lima beans
* Nightly routine is still the same
* You are now saying more things...Daddie instead of Dada, every food is an apple, every dog is "guggle" for Tuggle, mammie is Grammie, BB is Scotts mom.
You love to say "happy, happy, happy" and when you eat you say "yummy, yummy,yummy"
* You love to have got some interesting moves!!
You are getting big sweet girl.
Well 3 more weeks until the big day that Hampton arrives. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we prepare.
Have a wonderful rest of the week!!