Thursday, December 17, 2009

Some of Our Christmas Photos

You cannot tell here...but Ethan's outfit is a reindeer. It was suppose to be Santa and his reindeer.

Aydan's bubbly personality at its best and Ethan's laid back attitude at work.


Nemo checking out her "baby".


My two precious gifts! Can you feel the love?

"Cheese" He knew he was not suppose to touch the Christmas tree...yet he still took an ornament off. But who can get mad at a face like that. :)

Our Visit to Santa!

Last year when we visited Santa Aydan was fine until he talked to him. Then he freaked out...luckily we got a picture taken without him crying. This year we began preparing him to see Santa. By the time we went to take pictures he was ready. Aydan said "HoHo...HoHo" as soon as he spotted Santa. We walked up to the line, he stared with amazement, and sat patiently in Santa's lap. He did not want to smile at all...but we got a little one out of him. When pictures were taken I picked Aydan and Ethan up out of Santa's lap and Aydan began pointing and saying "dat...dat" to something beside Santa. Aydan was telling Santa not to forget about his coloring book and crayons. LOL Santa gave him one a few weeks before when we walked by him and he was playing the harmonica, he remembered that and was not going to let him slip up and forget that. Ethan did not mind Santa at all...he slept through the whole thing. Overall we had a great time. We went and saw Santa, ate lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings, and played at the food court play park. It was great...I cannot wait to do it all again next year. Clint tickled me when we left because he said "It took us 3 hours to get ready and up here for 5 minutes with Santa". I guess that is what our lives have come to :) and I would not change it for anything.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Brotherly Love

What is better than one precious baby boy??? How about two that are crazy about each other. We were worried about how we would handle two boys, but it is love at first sight for Aydan and Ethan. Aydan came up yesterday to visit baby brother. We put Ethan in Aydan's lap and immediately the hugging began. He is going to be an awesome big brother. Aydan and Ethan also took a nap together on Mommy's hospital bed.

Our two precious baby boys sleeping after enjoying each other's company!

What a good big brother! He loves him so much!


video

Video of Aydan and Ethan! The first day Aydan loved on Ethan but was way too tired to actually interact with him. This is what we are considering their first interaction. They are too cute!







First Hospital Pictures

Here is the weblink to Ethan's first pictures. I thought that it might be easier to just click on this link than it would be to search through the Huntsville Hospital website. He is adorable...but his looks have already changed so much from those pictures taken just yesterday. We will be sure to update pictures today when we get home and can get some more with Big Brother Aydan.

http://www.infantxpress.com/nursery2.php?orgID=20070

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ready or Not Here I Come

Ethan was not too sure about making his grand entrance into the world. So Dr. DeLisle decided that December 2nd was his big day! Clint and I showed up to the hospital at 2:30 am. The nurse induced me at 4:00 am and by 2:15 pm, Little Ethan Rhodes Vandiver could not wait to come into the world. As a matter fact he was so excited about coming that he beat Dr. DeLisle. That's right Tracey our nurse (the one in the purple) delivered him with the help of one of her co-workers that happened to be walking down the hall. With the help of the 2 nurses, Aunt Jessica, Daddy, Memaw and Granny Ethan was welcomed into the world.



Mommy, Dr. DeLisle, Hallway Nurse, Tracey, and Ethan!

Ethan demanding his bottle!


Big Feet, just like Daddy!


Mommy and Ethan finally getting to enjoy each other!



Too precious!!
Ethan Rhodes Vandiver
7 lbs 15 oz
19 1/2 inches long
Arrived on December 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm
Today will be family fun day at the hospital. Memaw is going to bring Aydan up here to spend some special family time with his Baby Brother. He got to be with him yesterday too, but with everything going on he did not really get to enjoy and hang out with Ethan. Check back soon for more pictures and updates.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tomorrow is the Day

Tomorrow is the big day! Clint and I are to report up to the hospital Wednesday morning at 2:30. Crazy time I know...but that is what the Doctor told us, he said that way I can get a bed and get started on the induction. Hopefully by lunch time tomorrow we will become a family of 4, well 6 if you include the puppies. We are so excited about the arrival of Ethan Rhodes! It seems like time has stood still for the last few weeks. I was planning on him being here at 38 weeks...just like his brother. But we will be 40 weeks and 3 days.

Aydan has been practicing up to be a good big brother. Over Thanksgiving he took good care of Ella Kate (his 9 week old cousin). He wiped her nose, gave her a pacifier, and stood over her while her mommy took care of her. Whenever we go to the store and he sees a baby in the cart he tells everyone to "shh, shh, shh" because the baby is sleeping.

Wish us the best of luck tomorrow and over the next few days. We are so excited about our newest addition. But like any parents we have concerns, are nervous, and are used to the old routine...now we are going to have to create a new one. We will try to update the blog as often as possible, who knows how often that will be.