Friday, February 17, 2006

Here is what you have all been waiting for....

I know I said that I would not be posting any pictures on here. However, my roommate was nice enough to let me borrow her digital camera. So I documented the day in pictures. Aren't you lucky?

My mom, my grandma, the new big sister and I went to Bob Evans for lunch before we headed to the hospital. Here is a picture of my mom and Alexis at Bob Evans. And just to let you know, I am addicted to the pot roast hash sandwhich there. It is absolutely amazing. That and the chedder baked potato soup...I am in heaven!

This is some random picture of Michelle and Alexis at the hospital. Not really quit sure what was going on here or why I took the picture.

This is a picture of Amber. She was opening up a gift that I brought here. I got here some Winnie the Pooh binkies, a Playtex newborn bottle starter set, and fuzzy pink bunny rabbit, and two bibs. One said "I love my big sister!" and the other one said "I love my Auntie!" I thought about taking a marker and writting April on that last bib!

Okay, the next couple of pictures involve a story so get comfortable.....Are you comfortable yet?.....How about now?.....Good! Okay, Hunter was moved to the special care unit since she was having breathing problems. The breathing problems were due to the fact that she was born c-section and so not all the fluids got pushed out of her lungs when she was delivered. The doctor was a little concerned about the nose flairs and the shallow breathing so they put her in the SCU. Well, she was delivered at 7:37 in the morning, we got there at 2 and at 3:30 they final told Amber and everyone that we could go see the baby. Now this was the first time that anyone had gotten to see her all day. So we are all getting excited! Amber, Justin (Amber's husband), my grandma, my mom, Alexis, Michelle and me all head down to the SCU. When we get down there the nurse tells us that she is going to let Amber, Justin and Alexis go in first, then the grandparents can go in and that is all. Now I was getting ticked. If I wasn't going to be able to see my new niece there was going to be hell to pay. Especially since they told us that the earliest that the baby would be released to go back to Amber's room was after 5. There was no way I was going to spend all day at the hospital. I wanted to see my niece NOW! So Amber and Justin and Alexis go in. Then my mom goes in. Justin's mom shows up and she goes in. Then the nurse comes out and says "okay everyone back to the room!" I give this look like "you better not be telling me that I am not going to get to see my new niece, because if you are, you better be glad that we are already in a hospital that way you can get care faster after I pound you into the ground for not letting me see my niece!" Now trust me people, i wouldn't actually beat anyone up I was just a little ticked that they weren't going to let me see my niece. Well, the nurse then explains that they were going to release Hunter back to her mom's room because she had been doing well with her breathing. Anyways, these are the pictures that the nurse took while Hunter was still in the SCU. The first one is of Justin, Amber, Hunter and Alexis.....

This one is of Amber feeding Hunter....

Now the really cool pictures. These were all taken after Hunter got back to Amber's room. This is a shot of Amber holding Hunter:

Here is a close up of my new adorable niece Hunter Marie Collins (she definetly takes after her Auntie April):

Here is the new big sister Alexis holding Hunter:

Here is a very tired Michelle holding Hunter. Michelle had been at the hospital since 5:30 in the morning. She was present for the c-section. I played it smart and showed up after everything was all closed up and the baby was all nice and clean:

Here is a picture of the proudest Aunt in the world holding her new niece. I kept telling Hunter that I was her Auntie April and I was going to be her favorite.
Isn't she adorable? And Hunter is quite cute herself!

Here are some pictures of Justin's mom, Cindy, holding Hunter. People should know by now that whatever picture I take of them (good or bad) will get posted. It is all part of the picture sharing process.
Here are a couple of my mom holding Hunter. She should have known as well that ready or not I was going to snap the picture and post it:

This is my Grandma holding Hunter:

Here is another picture of big sister Alexis and her new My Little Pony:

Justin refused to hold Hunter for some reason. I think it was because she is a lot smaller than Alexis was when she was born. But after some encouragment we finally got him to hold her. So here is Justin
Well, that is all the pictures I have for now. Maybe I will take some more and post them up here. Hope you all enjoyed them.

Welcome to the world Hunter Marie. Be prepared...your family is a little crazy but you will learn that all in time!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

IT'S A GIRL! (just A girl)

Well it's not twins. My sister had her baby this morning and it's a girl. They sort of named her after me! (I am sure that that was not intentional). They named her Hunter Marie! She was born at 7:37 a.m. and weighed 6lbs. 11oz. She is 19 inches long. Right now they say she is having some trouble breathing but that it is nothing worry about. It might be due to the fact that she is kind of small. When Michelle called they were checking that out but I am sure that everything is okay.

So yeah, I have another niece to spoil. Well I am going to get ready to go out to the hospital and spoil my new niece. I will talk to you all later. Just thought I would spread the good news! I will let you know more later!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Guess what? IT'S BABY TIME!

Sorry once again that i haven't updated in while. It seems like I have to wait a while to update on anything because if i don't then i don't have anything to talk about. Life is just really boring at times. So let me update you now on everything that is going on....

First off, I am completely done with the apartment in Fairborn. I NO LONGER HAVE TO SEE THAT PLACE AGAIN!!!! Thank God. I will only have to drive up there like once a week to check the mail until I am sure that the address change is complete. Yesterday (Valentine's Day) was spent getting up at 5 in the a.m (running on about 4 hours of sleep) and heading up to Fairborn to get the last of my stuff and clean the apartment before I went to work. I left Fairborn at 11:30, went and got some lunch, and then went to work. It was nice. Not really but what can I say? I would have rather been doing anything on Valentine's Day besides that but whatever..

So the soon-to-be-ex didn't show up until around 9:00 and I was a little ticked because there was a lot of stuff that needed to be done to the apartment before the 4 p.m. inspection. I really don't understand why he showed up so late. I mean seriously, if I can get my ass up after working the night before and only getting 4 hours of sleep, then I am sure that he could have been up there early as well. Especially for someone who called me at work the night before and kept bitching at me about how much stuff still needed to be done and how I needed to get up there a.s.a.p in the morning. Most of the crap left there was his so yeah...he should have probably gotten there before 9. I am sure that we would have been a little less rushed. Anyways, so I get there and pack up the last of my crap, loaded it into the car, and then proceeded to scrub the bedroom-bathroom, vacuum the floors in the bedroom, hallway, computer room, dining area. I cleaned all the vents and made sure that all the marks on the wall disappeared. Then I decided that I needed to leave at 11:30 in order to be able to get something to eat before I went to work. So I just hope that the soon-to-be-ex and his sister got the rest of it done before 4.

So now I am completely done with Fairborn and I couldn't be happier.

Now for the most exciting news......

My sister is having her baby in about 6 hours!

yes, that is right. My sister is having her baby tomorrow (or today since it is midnight)! I am sooo excited! She has to be at the hospital at 5 in the morning! I was going to go at that time, but I decided not to because...1. I can't get to sleep and I want to be well rested since I have to watch Alexis tomorrow. 2. Well, there really isn't much I can do until after Amber has her c-section and the baby is out. So instead of waiting around until the c-section is over, i figure that I will just go in the afternoon when I can see and hold my new niece (I still swear that there will be more then one! Amber will kill me if that comes true though). So tomorrow mom, Alexis, my grandma, and I are all going to go and get lunch and then go out to the hospital. I think Michelle is going in the morning because she is going to be present for the c-section. NO THANK YOU MA'AM! Ain't happening. There is no way in h e double hockey sticks that I am going to be in the same room when they cut open my sister and take her insides out. I am sorry but there is a reason that your guts are on the inside. They were put there so the rest of the world wouldn't have to see them. And also to protect from infection. But mostly so that the rest of the world doesn't have to see it. Plus, if I am not the one being cut into then there is no way that I am going to be in the room. Heck when I have kids they are going to have to knock me out if they do a c-section because I don't even want to see my own insides. The only thing I care about is seeing my niece AFTER she is born. I don't want to be there WHILE she is in the process of being born. Ain't no way in h e double hockey sticks that you will find me anywhere near the birthing room ESPECIALLY at 5 in the morning. Now had this been the first child of Amber, yes I would be at the hospital at 5 in the a.m. But seeing as how this isn't her first I think I can wait until after the little booger is born and then I will go and spoil her at the hospital. Then I will take Alexis home with me and spoil her. Alexis is soooo excited about getting to come and spend the night with me Thursday. All I have to say is that my roommates cat better watch out because Alexis will squeeze the thing to death. Not to mention that she will follow it around because she has this thing about knowing where the animal is at all times. So Shelby (my roommates cat) will probably be hiding underneath my roommates bed for most of the day trying to stay away from Alexis.

I will not be posting pictures of the new addition to the family seeing at the soon-to-be-ex took the digital camera. I am sure my mom will though. So just keep posted to her site to see if she puts any pictures up!

So anyways, tomorrow is BABY day and I really should be getting to bed. Plus it will take you guys so long to read this that I might not have to post anything for a while. Well, i really need to be getting to bed. The next time I post I will have a new niece (or two!)


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Just a note...

Just wanted to have everyone go send some love Erik's way. That is all I have to say. I am going to go to bed. I am freakin' tired. But if you get a chance just go send some love Erik's way. Update to come soon!