Monday, November 17, 2008

2 Weeks Already?!

The last two weeks have flown by! Emma continues to do well; she had her two week check up this morning and is already over her birth weight by 4 oz! That was great to hear and she is also a really good sleeper at night, so she has been really easy for us so far.

We had a good week this last week. I turned the big 29 and my mom came down for the week to help out with Macy and Charlie which was a huge help. She took them out every day for outings, so it was nice to be able to take it easy and the kids really enjoyed having her to play with.

I tried to take a picture of the three kids this morning, this was the best I could do: Oh well..

Monday, November 10, 2008

One Week Old

We have been home 3 days and so far things have gone pretty smoothly. We took Emma to her first checkup this morning and thankfully he said everything looked great! She has gained an oz a day since we left the hospital and he said she is doing "fantastically". Other than a few frustrating nursing moments, she has been a very easy baby and even sleeps really well at night.

Macy and Charlie are adjusting to having a new sibling. They both love to hold her and have done pretty well to the changes (except for a few random meltdowns).

Special thanks to Seth's mom who came and took care of the kids and house while I was in the hospital. The kids had a good time and I knew they were in good hands. My mom is coming tomorrow to stay for a few days and we are very much looking forward to having her here and help out!

Finally, here are a few pictures from the last few days. Here she is coming home from the hospital. A women at Seth's parents church made this bonnet for her. It is to be worn coming home from the hospital and then saved until her wedding day as hanky for her something old. Seth and I thought she kind of looked like a pilgrim:Taking a snooze:Macy was reading to Emma (she was buried somewhere under those blankets):And a few I just took:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Still in the Hospital

But we are going home tomorrow when they make us. I have enjoyed having the nurses take care of everything and the nursery nurses are really good about taking her to let me rest in the day and sleep in the night. Emma continues to do great! She is even gaining weight now! The doctor thought she would loose another oz before she started gaining, so we were happy to hear that she had gained when they weighed her last night! She has been a great eater and taken to nursing like a champ. Other than one of my 26 staples (I will have a LONG scar) popping out and being a little sore, I continue to feel good as well. I am sure I will post more pictures tomorrow when we go home.

Hospital Pictures

Go here to see the different pictures, there should be a few different ones.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Picture of the Day

Emma had her picture taken today for the hospital website. It won't be posted for a couple days, but we tried to re-create it (the photographer's is much better). She continues to do great! We think we may get to stay until Friday morning and take advantage of everyone taking good care of us.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Proud Big Sister and First Friend

Macy loves her new little sister! I love this picture that Seth took of the two of them. Also this is Emma with her new friend, Grace. (Emma is on the right). She is the daughter of our friends at church and they were born on the same day. We thought there was a chance we would pass each other in the hospital, but didn't expect them to have the same birthday!Today has gone well. Emma has been eating and sleeping great and enjoying all the visitors we have been getting. I also feel great and am enjoying having the nurses take care of everything!


Emma Sue McDowell!

Sue is Seth's mom's middle name and his sister's middle name is Susan and we just liked the name Emma. I am feeling MUCH better today, so here are a few pictures.

I am trying to figure out the webcam, so I will post that in this entry when I do.
Alright, to get on the webcam, go to , click visitors
enter your name and 254648, enter and select request permission. We have to be logged in too, so we have to know when you want to get on, our room phone number is 214-407-5559. I am not sure how good of a camera it is becuase we can't see what you are seeing. SO if you want to see the baby, just give us a call!

Monday, November 3, 2008

She's Here!

Sorry for the late update, but baby McDowell #3 (we are working on a name right now) made her entrance today at 7:28 am, weighing 6 lbs and 9 oz, 19 inches long. The c-section went very smoothly and she is doing great and has a nice head of dark hair! I have had a lot of nausea all day, and still don't feel super, so I am probably not going to get pictures posted until the morning, but I at least wanted to let you know she is here. Also tomorrow I will post the link to the webcam. Thank you for all your prayers!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This time tomorrow...

McDowell child #3 will be getting ready to enter the world! My c-section is scheduled at 7:00 am, so check back tomorrow afternoon sometime for updates and hopefully pictures. Please pray for us that everything will go smoothly and that the baby will be healthy. We can't wait!