Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Oh Poop!

Yesterday was my first poop incident so far! It has taken almost 4 months, but he got me:) I think it may be time to move up in diaper size. I took Hayden upstairs to change his diaper and he leaked all over himself from the waste down. He also leaked on my fleece jacket and it also ran all the way down my pants to my socks. It leaked down the dresser drawers and all over his changing table. I ended up putting him in the bathtub, after having to strip down to my underwear! Of course Daddy came home about 5 minutes after all the drama was over. It's a pretty funny Hayden will be 4 months old about the time we head to Texas for Christmas. About 2 more weeks. Time is flying by!!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Almost 3 months

Well, Sunday Hayden will be 3 months old. The time has flown by, but we can hardly remember our life before him. Daddy worked from home today and it was nice to have him around. Hayden had a fussy day. I think his tummy has been hurting. We are gearing up for the holidays that are fast approaching. We will be spending Thanksgiving here with our best friends at their grandma's house. We are planning on going home for Christmas for about 10 days. We need to choose our favorite pictures of Hayden soon so we can get our Christmas cards made and in the mail. In this blog, I'm just attaching a few of our most recent pictures of Hayden. I think they really capture his personality.

Monday, October 31, 2005


And now...the saddest day of our life so far. SHOTS. We were excited because it was Halloween and we had the cutest little pea in a pod and we were going to get to see how much Hayden had grown. We were sad because our little man got four shots and Daddy had to hold him down for them. He made us realize he not only looks just like Matt, but also acts just like him. He ran fever and milked us for all the attention he could get! He was now 11lbs.12oz and was 23 and a half inches long. After two months with Hayden, we have realized he is one of the most laid back babies on earth. He rarely cries, he loves to play in his bouncy seat, and he is a cuddle bunny! His Sunday school teachers love him to death. I think they fight over who gets to hold him!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Piece of cake?

The first day of Hayden's life was filled with love from our church family. We had so many visitors, including our friends Kelly and Shauna's new little girl Jordan. She was born 12 days before Hayden. We were supposed to stay in the hospital until Tuesday morning, but we were so ready to be in our own bed, we checked out Monday afternoon. Of course we thought we could handle going home a day early, how hard could this be? Well, day three of Hayden's life was quite interesting. We ended up back at the hospital meeting with the lactation consultant because Hayden hadn't eaten for about 8 hours. After a few hours of me crying because I was the worst mom on earth, we figured out the breast feeding thing and we were waiting by the front door for some help from the grandparents. Our parents spent about a week with us, teaching us all about living with a newborn and taking lots of pictures. It was hard to see them go, but we made our first plane ride with Hayden when he was 6 weeks old to visit them in Oklahoma and Texas. He slept the whole time on the plane, which made it easy on us! He was just starting to smile, so everyone got a little taste of his precious personality.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

T-minus zero

T-minus zero

It all started on August 27, 2005. The day before, I went to the doctor to try and pressure them to "get this baby out of me." Mimi and Pawpaw and Grams and Papa were coming Thursday the 1st of September and I really wanted Hayden to be here by then. Matt and I arrived at Wake Med at 8:00a.m. and were taken to the "Triage" room. (Keep in mind this is the wing of the Women's Pavilion they told us in our birthing class is never used! They said they are never full and rarely have to send people in there to wait for a room.) Well, we sat in a room with a TV with no volume, which drove Matt crazy. At 12:30p.m we were finally in our birthing room. By 1:00p.m. I was finally hooked up to my I.V., and they started my pitocin drip to get my labor started. By 1:15p.m. I was having contractions about every two minutes. 15 minutes into labor and I was already asking for my epidural. Typical Andrea right? I had contractions for about an hour and a half and then the most wonderful angel appeared...the anistesiologist! After pumping me with so much drugs that they had to give me a shot of ephedrin to bring my blood pressure back up (because I kept telling them I could feel things), I was good to go. From about 3:00p.m until 11:30p.m, we pretty much hung out and answered cell phones. We learned that day just how many people love us. I had finally dilated to a 10 and we started pushing around 11:45. Hayden Thomas Noe was finally born at 1:07a.m, August 28,2005. The grandparents were on the cell phones to hear his first cry. Our precious boy, that we had been praying about for 2 years, was finally here. After 3 short hours of sleep, it was time to start preparing for all our visitors on Sunday morning after church.