Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Asher Kaden Akard at 3 weeks!

He was not happy with the photo shoot!

Matching skeleton shirts....too cute!

Grace is the baby whisperer....

After a little snack....much better Mommy!

Carson-Newman '99 Team Reunion

A few days earlier, Grace lost her first tooth!!!!

Taking in the game....

Mommy and Asher watched from inside!

Our half time entertainment...hilarious!

Team introductions.....

Alex is practicing his TD run....ball will come later.

On Saturday, we bundled our three kids up and headed out to Carson Newman for the 1999 National Runner-Up team reunion! Keith got to visit with his buddies and reminisce about old glory days! I was actually at that National Championship game (had not met Keith yet), so I knew a little about the heartbreaking 4 overtime loss. Keith enjoyed catching up with old friends and introducing our newest addition to everyone! It was Asher's first CN game. Go Eagles!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Asher Newborn Pics

We survived our first week at home! It's been nice having Keith off work to help out. The kids are also a big help! Big sister Grace, loves to hold baby Asher! She's so sweet! Alex likes to hold him too, but Grace is all about her baby brother. She even sings songs to him!

The other night, I got out my camera and took a few close up shots of Asher. He is already growing so fast, pretty soon he'll be in his 12m clothes. haha. Hope you like the pics!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Asher Kaden Akard

Jen got my "birthing," braids ready....

Aya hand made this blanket and cap for Asher!

I'm ready to push, thank goodness for an epidural!

Yes, I took this picture!

Our baby boy!

So Sweet!

We match! Grace was all about it!

Big Brother, Alex!

Grandma and Paw Paw (aka, Pop)

Aunt Aya holds the big boy!

Surprise, I have the video camera.....

Big Daddy with another Grandson!

Love these pictures!

Whipped already.

It's still hard to believe, but we now have three kids! We welcomed the newest addition into our family on October 7, 2009 at 3:52 p.m. We are completely humbled and honored to be parents to such a beautiful, healthy boy!

After reaching 39 weeks, we decided to induce. I had been struggling with health issues and it was time to get him out. We quickly scheduled an induction date and I showed up at the hospital at 6 a.m. on the 7th and we got things started! My doctor broke my water and they started the pitocin around 8 a.m. Then the waiting began! I got my epidural around 11 and after that, it was smooth sailing! I just hung out and talked to my family and just felt very mild contractions (on my left side only). After 3-ish, I was chatting with my parents and sister and I felt something, like a head. I told them...go get Keith (he was with the kids in the waiting room). Sure enough, it was time to push. However, Keith told our nurse....she will NOT push until we see Dr. Yang! Thankfully, they respected our wise wishes! Believe it or not, I pushed 2 1/2 times (round it up to 3) and he slipped right out! The nurse immediately put him on my belly and I got to hold my baby for the first time! He cried out and boy, he looked so cute! Praise the Lord! He is such a great baby and loves to nurse! Big Sister and Big Brother are so excited to have him home! They are so good with him. We are trying to get sleep when we can, but just enjoying time off right now! Praise the Lord for a healthy baby!