Sunday, August 30, 2009

2 Year Anniversary

It was two years ago when we arrived to Dr. Robin's office carrying so many emotions with us. We were nervous, scared, get the idea. It was Transfer Day...the day that our embryos would be transferred into Amy's uterus. There were two Grade A embryos that would be part of this amazing marvel of reproductive medicine. Our first Transfer Day was postponed due to Amy's eggsceptional egg making abilities which caused her to hyper-stimulate and it was decided that it would be in the best interest of her and the embryos if we postponed. So the day arrived, August 30th, 2007. We arrived early so Amy could get her massage & accupuncture, both of which were going to give us the best chance at a successful pregnancy. We will both remember this day forever. We sat in the dimly lit room with soft music playing as Amy's bladder attempted to fill up. A full bladder is a must prior to transfer so there we sat thinking, wondering, praying. And then the moment came...Dr. Robin entered the room followed by the embryologist with the two embryos. We got to see a picture of the two embryos (see below) and then it was time to transfer. Dr. Robin allowed us to record the entire event so we watched as our little babies entered their mommy for the first time. Tears filled our eyes as the emotions were too much to contain any longer. After Amy relaxed with our babies inside, it was time to head home for 24 hours of bedrest. What a day it was and what a blessing we received from Dr. Robin and everyone at the New Hope Center. 2 years later, I sit here looking at our Blessing. He is now 15 1/2 months old and is simply amazing. He is my everything. I love everything about him...his curly blonde hair, his big blue eyes, his tiny little nose and of course his smile...his skinny arms and legs, his tiny little butt, his big belly after he eats a good meal and that sweet little voice...I love how he calls me Mama, even though i am Daddy, I love how he looks at me. I could go on and on because I love everything about him. He melts my heart...a heart that at one time hurt so badly because i never thought i would know this love. Now i am the luckiest man in the world to have such a wonderful family filled with so much love. And to think that 2 years ago, these were our first pictures of what would come to be our Peyton.

And the moment that the embryos entered Amy's uterus.

God is Great!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Shoes...

How do you like my new shoes??
I think I like them!
I am too busy watching Dora to care!
Oh Dora...she amazes me every time!
Trying to walk, but can't take my eyes off of her!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Busch Gardens

Mommy and Daddy decided on Sunday to take me for my very first trip to Busch Gardens. We could not wait to check out the new Sesame Street area that they have added! Lately I have really been into Elmo and the past week, I have started saying "Memo" otherwise known as Elmo!

I was not really sure what to think when we got there...
Mommy tried to help me out a little bit....
Then my daddy did his best...
I warmed up a little bit...but then I was ready to hop in the stroller and take a nap!

After a two hour nap in my stroller, we came back to meet Elmo...this is as close as I got to him...
Maybe next time I will let go of Daddy for a brief second!

Hurricane Bill Or Not

Mommy & Daddy decided to go and see if Hurricane Bill was really going to give us some big waves here in Va Beach...

So Saturday after my nap we jumped in the car and headed to the oceanfront hoping to see some big waves!

No such luck, but we did manage to take some cute pictures while we were there!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Look who came to play

My little girlfriend, Grace, came over to go swimming with me on Tuesday! We had so much fun playing. Our mommies took us to the pool and I personally did not want to be there. They keep it way too cold for me!!!

Me crawling to catch up with Grace...

Gracie and the duckie!!

Playing in the toys...

Playing with the frogs at the Botanical Gardens

Were you guys thinking I meant real frogs...No way! Mommy would not let me play with those. These kind just liked to shoot water out at me! I had so much fun running from one to the other and letting the water splash on me!


This little guys sprayed some water on me

I really liked this one...

Botanicanl Gardens

Sunday we went to the Botanical Gardens for a little while! We had so much fun playing in the water!

My first time with all the spouts of water..

I loved trying to catch the water!

Look at this!
Trying to stop the water like Daddy was doing!

Trying to catch the water again...what I did most of the time!

Monday, August 17, 2009

It is official!!!

Mommy here...

I realized today that I have nursed Peyton for the last time! I am a little sad, but at the same time happy that we have moved from this phase...15 months later! Peyton nursed for the last time on Thursday August 13, at nap time. I actually put him down to nap today without having to nurse him! What an accomplishment for us!!! YAY!!!! What a big boy we have now...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Learning to RIde

For Christmas, I got a lion that you can either ride behind or walk behind. For a really long time, I could only ride the lion if my mommy or daddy helped me! But the other day, I figured out how to do it all by myself!!!

I am such a big boy! Mommy and Daddy can't believe how much I have grown up...time goes way to fast!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Park Pictures

Mommy took me to Bayville Park for the first time Thursday.

I had so much fun and I really like the rocket!

The seal that I saw a little girl give a kiss too, so I decided to do the same.
We don't have any of these in our yard...what is this mommy??

Me and my shoes...I wanted to take them off!

Breakfast at MawMaw & PawPaw's with Emily!

Emily, mommys niece loves me so much! Whenever we go visit she wants to hold me and feed me and help me do everything! We have lots of fun together. Maw Maw always makes pancakes on Sunday mornings and this time I was there to enjoy them with Emily's assistance!

All done...

Trip to NC

We have been MIA for a while...trip to NC to visit Mommy's family and then to Raleigh for a few nights for daddy to take a class for work! Such a busy end of July we had. While in NC, we celebrated Graham's 4th Birthday!

It was so fun...I played with lots of toys and posed for a few pictures.

Scooby Doo even showed up, but I did not really know what to think about him.
Mommy tried to get me to take a picture with him, but this is as close as we got!

Emily, Daddy and my Uncle Shane with Scooby!

We did not do much else while visiting...just enjoyed seeing my MawMaw and PawPaw and everyone else while there.

Monday we went to Raleigh for Daddy to take a class about drawing kitchens. He had class on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mommy and I did not do much. Mommy worked some, we went to the pool and to the mall. We did get to have dinner with mommy's roomate from college! I really liked Miss Andrea! She and David thought I was simply adorable...I had them fooled. We also got to see Daddy's buddy from childhood who moved to Raleigh last year. That was Cooper. We are hoping Cooper moves back this way sometime soon. He is my buddy too...he made me a grilled cheese and brought me lots of grapes and strawberries! He knows what I like, thanks to mommy!

We had a great time visiting, but had to come home Wednesday night...daddy had to go back to work too! NO FAIR!!!