Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bringing Haylie Home!

More of Haylie bug!

Jake swaddling Haylie up nice and tight!

My two loves! Jake is such a great dad already. :)

Haylie all dressed and ready to head to her home!

She's strapped in and ready for her first ride in Daddy's truck! She slept the whole way home!
Look at those big, bright eyes! I love this little girl soooo much!!
We're home now and my mom is here to help us this week! We are all doing well and happy to be home as a family! Hope everyone is enjoying the videos and pictures! We can't wait for Haylie to meet more of our family and friends!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Our Christmas Present!

Baby pictures!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

^^Here we are with our Christmas presents before we tore into them!

We had a wonderful Christmas morning here in WA. We are so blessed that we were able to spoil each other and were spoiled by our families! Jake and I ate blueberry muffins and sipped hot cocoa while we opened our wonderful gifts this morning.
Thank you to all our family who sent gifts for us and for our little baby girl!
Haylie still hasn't arrived yet. We're soo anxious to meet her! If she doesn't come soon, we have an appointment to be induced on the 29th.

Merry Christmas, family and friends!! We love and miss you all a ton!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Baby shower!

Here's a quick post! I've been getting in trouble with a couple people for not keeping our blog updated! ;) I promise to update even more later.
These are some pictures from my baby shower that my friend threw for me at the beginning of November! It was such a fun time!

Some of the yummy food!

Some of the ladies that came. It was quite a good turn out! :)

I knew my mom was flying up for my baby shower but I was surprised at the airport by my sweet sister and cute niece! I was so excited to see them and to be able to spend time with all 3 of them! Thanks for the best surprise ever! :)

There was a game for me to play at the shower. I had to do different "mommy" things in a certain amount of time to be able to get out the door on time! It was crazy and fun!

Surrounded by presents from my sweet, generous friends!

This is the amazing blanket that my sister knitted for Haylie! I loove it!

We got so spoiled with all these wonderful gifts!

Thanks to everyone who came and for all the wonderful gifts! I had such a great time.

Haylie's pack 'n' play is all set up next to our bed, her shelves are set up, clothes are washed and folded, hospital bag is mostly packed... just about everything we can set up is done! Now for the real waiting game. We have weekly doctors appointments now and I'm showing signs of progression so we'll hopefully have Haylie here a little sooner than her due date! This last month certainly is becoming the hardest of my whole pregnancy. Am I done yet?! ;)
We really are so excited to finally see and hold our baby girl. :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Carving Pumpkins!

We carved our pumpkins last night! We have had a busy week so we finally found time to carve them up! For some reason we didn't do it last Halloween so it was a must this year. We got everything set up and plugged in Hocus Pocus to watch while we carved and snacked on pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! It was a fun night for us.
We're ready to start carving!
Jake got a bit hungry in the process, I guess.
Ewww. Squishy.
Me carving up Haylie's pumpkin! We felt that she needed her own pumpkin, too! ;)

My pumpkin on the left and Jake's on the right. Jake just saw a picture online and duplicated it on his pumpkin freehanded. He's so artistic!

All lit up! They turned out so great!! Haylie's is a ghost in the middle, it didn't show up too well for pictures. We're so proud of them!

Here's some of our yummy cookies! We've eaten way too many of these already this holiday season. They're so good, we can't resist!

Happy Halloween, friends and family!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Fall!

Here's my belly at 30 weeks! I'm 31 weeks today, though. Time is flying by! We're so excited to get things set up for Haylie's arrival soon!
This is one thing we have all set up for our baby girl. Thanks Haylie's grandma (my momma) for the adorable pack 'n play!! This is where Haylie will be sleeping, right next our bed!

Jake and I had a friend Halloween party last saturday that was a lot of fun! I dressed up as a Labor and Delivery doctor and Jake was a pregnant lady! He's such a good sport for dressing up as a woman. :) He made up for having to wear pink by watching lots of football before and after the party. ;)

For FHE last night, we went to the pumpkin patch just down the hill from us and picked out pumpkins for us to carve for next monday's FHE! Jake and I each picked out our own and then we even got a little one for our Haylie bug! We're excited to carve them! I'll have to get pictures of that and put them up!

No, I'm not hiding a pumpkin under my jacket... ;) This is one of the few jackets that I can still zip up over my belly!
I love him. :) Isn't he the cutest?!
Last holiday season, we didn't decorate too much. Since we're spending every holiday here in our own apartment I decided that I wanted to decorate for the season a bit more! Here's our "harvest" wreath! It's so fun to have this greet us everytime we come home. :)

My friend, J, is throwing me my first baby shower on November 7th, I'm so excited! It will be great to have more things to set up and have ready for Haylie. I'm so grateful for the wonderful friends that I have here in WA. They are such a fun group of ladies!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bare belly.

Here's my belly at 26 weeks! I can't believe that I'll be in the third trimester in just a few days. It seems to be going by so quickly! I'm sure I won't be saying that when it comes down to the final few weeks.
I'm so excited for the holidays this year! I don't know if it's because we'll be spending them all in Washington where we'll have to create our own traditions this year or if it's because Haylie is due so close to Christmas time or maybe it's because we get to have our own Christmas tree this year! I'm sure it's a combination of manyyy things. I can't wait, though! The holiday season is such a fun and exciting time of year. :)
I have pictures to share from our visit to California but I need to get them on my computer! Hopefully I'll get to it soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

More belly pics..

Is everyone sick of seeing my slowly growing belly yet? ;)

24 weeks along now! I think Haylie is running out of room in there, she's moving cooonstantly it seems like. I love feeling her squirm around so often though. :)

Jake and I fly out to California on saturday! My sister, Heather, and her husband are blessing their new baby girl, Shelby, and the whole family is flying there for it! Of course we can't be that close to Disneyland and not go! We'll be playing at the beach and playing at Disneyland (I'll be playing on a limited amount of rides this trip due to this belly of mine..) for the next few days! Be back on thursday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

21 weeks!

I love my belly. :) Haylie is growing and moving! I'm so excited to get things ready for her to be here and be a part of our family! I love her already.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Haylie May Taylor's first photos!

Here's her profile! She's so cute. ;)
Her little tiny foot! I'm surprised that we were able to get a picture of it, she was moving, kicking and squirming the whole time!

It's a girl! I'm sure she loves being put on display like this, poor thing. ;)