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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Well, I am finally posting some of our maternity pictures! Better late than never I guess. We really lucked out and had two wonderful photographers taking our pictures. We were also able to have them take newborn pictures of Ethan (posted below). Thank you so much, Stephanie and Jen!

Ethan was 2 weeks old and only about 5 1/2 pounds when these pictures were taken. Thankfully, he has put on weight (not sure how much since we don't go to the doctor until the end of this month) and grown at least four inches!

We had more pictures taken this past weekend, and I will post them when we get them.
Ethan and I are really enjoying this time we have together. I am already dreading going back to work. I have about five more weeks with my little man before I go back. He is amazing and changing everyday! He is the greatest blessing God has given us. We love him more each day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ethan Samuel Harness

It has been a very busy few weeks for us. We have been in the hospital twice and had two showers. Ethan decided to make an early appearance! He arrived 3 1/2 weeks early! Our due date was November 16, and he arrived October 22.

Two weeks before Ethan arrived, we spent Friday night in the hospital because Mommy's blood pressure was elevated and Ethan's heart rate dropped a couple of times while being monitored. An ultrasound revealed that my amniotic fluid level was low, so we stayed the night and received IV fluids. Everything checked out fine, and we got to go home Saturday night.

The only bad thing about staying the night in the hospital was that our first shower was scheduled for that Saturday afternoon! Thankfully, we were able to have it Sunday afternoon! Here are a few pictures from the event.

The cute cupcake cake



Can't believe how swollen I was!

Playing games

Pop-A-Tot! The neatest thing ever! Perfect for grilling with the neighbors!

Gifts from Aunt Jamie

Gifts from Nana

Gifts from Aunt Abby

Ethan Samuel Harness arrived on October 22, 2010 at 2:52pm. He weighed 5lbs 8ozs and was 17 inches long. Mommy started having contractions the night before that were about 20 minutes apart. We went to bed that night not knowing what the next day would hold. Mommy woke up having contractions about every 6-8 minutes. We called the doctor and went to the hospital around 7:45am. I was dilated to 4cm when we arrived, and labor progressed quickly. The epidural was wonderful! I even said, "That's it?" when they told me we had a perfect little boy. I couldn't have asked for a better labor experience!
I got another wonderful surprise on Saturday. My mom flew in to meet her first grandchild! She got to stay until Tuesday morning and hold and love on him lots. I was so thankful she got to be here for such a special time! Here are the first pictures of our little man!

Ethan's first photograph (sorry, kind of gross)

Answered prayers...strong lungs!

Daddy and Ethan

Ethan meeting his Aunt Jordan

Ethan and his Nana

Ethan ready to go home from the hospital

Daddy with his babies...Katie and Ethan
More pictures to come! All is going well now that we are at home. I will try to post more pictures soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Catch Up Post

Wow, time seems to be flying by right now. This post is going to be several months worth of catching up!

First, in July we got to share our ultrasound experience with my parents. They were in town for a week and got to go with us to see our little one.

Profile at 20 weeks

It's a boy!
The next pics are a progression of my growing belly. They are from the end of July to the present!

We celebrated Josh's birthday at the beginning of August. He turned the big 3-0 on August 2nd. We had a great get together at a local sports bar!

We spent Labor Day weekend in Chattanooga. One last long weekend with just the two of us! We took lots of pictures at the aquarium, but I just picked a few of my favorites.

I think I need to work on my posture! I'll have to remember that for future reference!

These pictures are from lookout mountain and the incline railway. Really beautiful view from the top!

I'll try to post a little more often in the weeks to come. We are currently 31 weeks pregnant! Only 9 weeks to go (hopefully)! Our baby furniture should be in at the end of the month; and once we get the nursery finished I will post some new pictures.