Sunday, November 9, 2008

More photos

Here are a few more photos of our little princess...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Everybody loves a good baby picture...

Here are a few photos from today's event. See previous post for the story...

She's here! Hooray!

Mary and I would like to welcome little baby Abigail Kathryn Riggall to the family! She was born this morning, November 8th, at 11:11, weighing in at 7 lbs, 4 oz and 20 inches long. She is a cute little thing and is perfectly healthy. Mary is just fine, albeit tired and sore. She is recovering well and filled with joy.

Mary felt her first contraction at 5:00 am this morning; by 6:00 she was showered and I was up cooking a gourmet breakfast. By 7:30 Mary, Jaron and I were packed and in the car heading to the hospital. As we pulled into a parking spot at the emergency room, Mary's water broke and she rushed into the hospital while I collected Jaron and her bags and ran in to meet her. When I got inside, they had already taken her up to triage so by the time I found her, she was on a bed being poked and pampered and prepped by the nurses.

I was there just a few minutes before I went back out to the parking lot to give Jaron and his belongings to Geniene (Mary's sister), who had just arrived to take Jaron home with her. Back in the room with Mary, we breathed through contractions for about an hour or so until she was given an epidural. The epidural - those things are amazing - relaxed Mary quite a bit and both of us were able to get in a snooze.

Since Mary wasn't progressing quickly enough, they added some pitocin and an hour or so later Mary had the urge to push! They checked her and she was fully dialated so the doctor was called, Mary pushed for about 5 minutes (3-4 pushes) and baby Abigail was born!!

We are very thankful to our Lord for his goodness to us in this. Our Lord has blessed us immensely with this baby girl and are honored to have her as part of our family.

Thank you for those who covered us in their prayers. Pictures will be posted shortly.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trick or Treat!

On Halloween, we took Jaron out trick or treating for the first time. He was our little bumble bee that night and all night I couldn't get the song "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee..." out of my head! We didn't make it too big of a deal because obviously he can't eat candy, but he had a good time dressing up and showing off his costume to a couple neighbors and then we drove to a friends house nearby to show them. I think it may have been more fun for Jeremy and I than for him. He enjoyed it, but I don't think he quite grasped what was going on. After we put him to bed that night, Jer and I watched a Johnny Depp film "Sleepy Hollow" while eating Jaron's candy and handing out candy to other trick or treaters. Oh, and I got a foot massage by my sweet hubby. That was probably the best part of the whole evening. :)
Our next door neighbor gave Jaron a little monkey toy.

Sooo High!

This little guy loves the swing. His grin goes from cheek to cheek when he gets on the swing, as you can see...

Riggall & Son

Jeremy and Jaron always seem to have the best of times together. Jaron is just facinated with almost everything he does. Whether it be working in the yard, using his drill gun, or playing the guitar, he loves to watch and then try to take his turn. I love seeing the two of them play together. They are going to have quite a bonding time after Abigail is born. Jeremy asked Jaron the other day if he wanted to go into business with him. Who knows? Someday there might be a "Riggall & Son" business.

Work Area

I got a couple of good shots with Jaron wearing his hard hat and he happened to be wearing the perfect sweatshirt at the time. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Riggall for the hat!

Playing in the Leaves

I raked up the leaves in our yard the other day. Jaron had a great time playing in them. It's so wonderful to have a back yard where he can run around and do things like this. It was his first time playing in fall leaves. Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Baby's Room

It has taken awhile to get the baby's room ready but it is finally all complete. There has been a significant transfomation in that little room. See before and after pictures below...



So the little pink room is all ready for our little baby girl, whom the stork should be dropping off any day now!