Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween from sweet pea

When my mom found out we were pregnant, she started calling our baby sweet pea. It stuck until we found out he was a boy then also called him McBoy. Kyle and I mostly called him sweet pea since we had not told the name. We didn't want to slip up and say his name in public. So sweet pea and McBoy was what he was called.

How cute is our little sweet pea?!
I found this costume on the "better than ebay" facebook page for $2. It was brand new and never worn. It is a little big but it does the job.

Happy Halloween!

We went to trick or treat at our neighbor's house but she was not home. No candy for Jonah.

will you go on a date with me?

Kyle wanted to take me out on a date since I've been in Jonah land for the last 10 days. My MIL was in town helping us out so I took him up on his offer. Nana kept him for a few hours while I got some fresh air and hung with my hubby!

Jonah 10 days old (10.11.12)

We went to eat at Memphis BBQ Company. It was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives so you know it had to be good!

And it WAS! I had the donut burger. Oh so good!

It was nice to get out and see the world.


We've had visitors but I think the most exciting time Jonah had was his visit from Lisa in England via facetime! Neither Kyle or I have an iPad or iPhone Cindy brought over her iPad. What is facetime? Well, I'm sure most of you know but just in is a free service with apple. You can basically "call" someone and see them to talk! We've come a long way since having to use calling cards to call to a different country. Now it's free! I really wish I would have had this when I was in England for 7 weeks when Kyle and I were dating. We spent a lot of money on calling each other. But then again, we could have Skyped! We were too much in love to think of something like that!

Here is our view of Lisa. We got a tour of her cute flat!

She was sick but mustered up some energy to meet Jonah!

Lisa-we had FUN!

Lisa's view (stole these pics from her facebook page!)

Jonah meets Lisa!

Our guest sign in book is a wooden whale that we will hang in Jonah's room. Lisa signed it via facetime!

Lisa even witnessed a diaper change. It was a true visit! Can't wait to facetime again! He's grown so much!

Monday, October 22, 2012

strike a pose

When Jonah was 5 1/2 days old, we took him to get newborn pictures. We used Cindy Meisch because a couple of my friends had used her and I loved her pictures. She does great with newborns and her main concern is safety.

She has a little studio in her house. She kept it really warm since my little man would be naked for a couple of shots. Jonah was a great model. He got a little antsy so I fed him, then is was back to being our star!  I am really glad we did this.

Here is the video link  and turn up your volume! It is so sweet.

Here are some of the wonderful pictures she took.

Can't wait to get our copies!

Friday, October 19, 2012

i've been waiting (for a boy like you)

The following pictures and captions are from my friend Kristy's facebook page. Since I was not out in the waiting room and I can't tell the story, she did. Apparently, they had a good time!  She was so sweet. She took the day off from work and was at the hospital at 9:30am. She also kept everyone up to date on my progress. My friend Jen also came to join her in the afternoon. Then the others followed suit.

From Kristy....
Angie's dad right after they told him that she was pushing! I think he may have been a little nervous. (my mom said that she has the same picture when he was waiting on me to be born!)

Waiting on Kyle to come through the doors!

Texts and calls galore!

The cheerleaders!

Waiting to meet McBoy!

Having a whale of a time!

Ready, set, TEXT!

So excited for McBoy!

Go Team!

We were getting a little restless!

Still waiting...

Mr. Dunagan wanted an up close view of the hallway that Kyle would walk down! (My Aunt Vicki thought she saw Kyle but it was a false alert. So dad moved front and center)

Missy Molly had a steam boat, the steam boat had a bell....

He's here! (Kyle wanted to sneak and come in the back but he knew the waiting room would kill him!)

Jonah Murphy McCoy is here! (name finally revealed!)

Happy Daddy!

Bragging on his baby boy (and wife)!

Happy Grandparents!

Seriously Kristy, how many pictures are you going to take?

(I moved to a post partum room so the waiting room crew moved upstairs. I needed to get settled before they all came to meet Jonah)

You're next! (Steph is due in December-Jonah will love playing with Eli!)

The evil side of Cindy made an appearance.

Well hey Ray!

And this is when it all goes downhill.

McDreamy and McSteamy

I am so Hoppy to meet Jonah!

I took up a 2nd job while I was there!

and waiting... and waiting... (my friends calls us the "Memphis family" and I feel like we are a secret club!)

All the cheerleaders!

So sleepy!
  (It takes a while to get moved, the nurse to give me instructions, feed Jonah, ect. the grandparents had not met Jonah yet. He was born at 6:17 and they finally met him around 8:45ish. The grandparents came back 1st to have their moment!)
Well worth the wait! (grandmas)

Jonah Murphy McCoy

The champion!
 (I really didn't want this posted but I just delivered an 8 pound 6 ounce baby. I should look bad!)

Proud Parents

Granny loving!

So sweet!

The crew comes to meet Jonah
The crew... saying our goodbyes...

Thanks Kristy for the pictures! The Memphis family were worried they were bothering the "real" adults but my mom said it took the anxiety off her. Waiting was so hard for my mom. She wanted to see him ASAP but the nurses had to get him ready! Now they know for Steph's delivery!