Tuesday, January 27, 2009

3 Weeks already!?!

This isn't fair... It took an ETERNITY to get him here & now he's growing at the speed of light!! It's hard to believe he was in my belly only 3 weeks ago- I look at him now & can't imagine how I fit him in there! It's such a joy to have Roman in our home though; it amazes me how Anthon & I can just hold him, stare at him, admire all his tiny features, & be perfectly content!
Here's Roman meeting my sister Andrea for the first time! My mom is having one of her shoulders replaced today & Andrea flew down from Utah to help her with the recovery (Andrea's an RN in the surgical ICU). It was fun to introduce them & it'll be nice to get to visit with her while she's down here!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Uncle Bob's B-Day

Anthon's Uncle Bob turned 80 yesterday so we got to spend time with his extended family for a good part of the afternoon to celebrate. It was a lot of fun! It was held outside & the weather was perfect! Plus, it was fun to just chat with everyone!

Here's a shot of Roman with his eyes open... He looks so much older to me when he's awake! What do you think of the sweet little mo-hawk he's able to sport now?? I'm pretty excited about it : )!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Signature #525,934!

Have you heard of The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)? It's a bill President Obama has promised to sign that basically legalizes all types of abortion & requires doctors & nurses to perform them whether they believe in them or not (including partial birth abortions, teenage abortions without parental consent, & "abortions" of babies that are born alive due to an incorrect partial birth abortion). This bill will also use tax dollars to fund the abortions! There is a petition that is trying to fight FOCA- if you're interested in standing up for what's right go to this link! You can read more about the FOCA on the website & add your name to the list of people against this evil bill!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

1st bath

We've been doing sponge baths & he was fine with them (as long as the parts of his body I wasn't washing were covered), so I figured he'd be like every other baby I've known & have an absolute fit over being naked in a tub for the 1st time... Not so much! He just chilled in it... it was funny to watch him just sigh & look around while kicking his little legs in the water : )!Here's Roman chillin' again... Notice how that hand is always up by his face??
It's just too relaxing of a life I guess : )

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1 week old

This first week has FLOWN by!! Roman is changing so quickly; every morning when I get up I think he looks bigger- He had his 2nd newborn screening yesterday & he weighed 8lbs 13oz (1oz bigger than his birth weight). We're thankful he's eating consistently & that he's able to latch on now... no more stinky formula : )! He's been SO fun & we're grateful everyday that we have the opportunity to raise him!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Roman David Perkins

Our little boy came into this world on Jan. 6th @ 10:39AM. He weighed in at 8lbs 12 oz, 19.5 inches long. The induced labor was long as I expected it would be (approx. 30 hours) but after about 24 hours I got the FABULOUS epidural & it was smooth sailing from then on out!! We've been home for a day & are enjoying every second of having him!! Poor guy was tongue tied (the ligament under him tongue was tiny so he couldn't stick his tongue past his bottom gums), but we went to the specialist today & got it sniped & he's sucking a lot better now, which we're thankful for! Here are some pictures to feast your eyes on : )

Meeting each other for the 1st time- BEST FEELING EVER!!

He's been a happy boy from the start

We're a family!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Finished Projects

SO, I figured I might as well post some pictures of the projects we have FINALLY finished (we've been putting these projects off since this post if you want to refresh your memory):
After 3 months of purple walls, we painted our bedroom to match our new bedding (Thanks Gwen & Pace for the gift card that made it possible for me to actually BUY the paint)! The "white" is more of a marshmallow, like the color in the bedding... just so you know my color pallet isn't too boring.
A sign I made to match :)

* On to the baby's room*
You've already seen this wall finished, but I wanted to show you the lamp & magnet board I made to match the bedding... I was pretty proud of myself :)

I also made a valance to go over the window from an extra crib skirt I found...

& finished the wall above the crib! Thanks to Jason for giving us the PERFECT dresser ( I had been looking for exactly this kind of dresser but was having zero luck)! We just painted it, added new handles (even though I took this picture before Anthon put the last one on), & wha-la... exactly what I envisioned!!

We're 98% sure we'll be naming him Roman (still debating between 2 middle names).We'll have to make sure it "fits" him on Monday, but don't hate on the name just yet...to us at least... cause it'll probably be the one we stick with :)