Sunday, September 23, 2007

Brrr... Marilyn's First Bath

Whew, time for a nap

Our special helper, Spud

Marilyn's First Photo Shoot

Special gifts from Great-Uncle Greg

Done Smiling and Ready for Bed

Grandma Skelton Comes to Visit

We were so fortunate to have Jane Skelton, Hunter's Mom, come up from Nashville to visit and help for 5 days! It was so nice to have an extra pair of hands, especially since Hunter had to have his four wisdom teeth pulled 2 days after Marilyn was born... yikes!

Special Times at the Hospital

Mommy & Marilyn

Great-Grandma Brenton

Her first pair of Brenton Footies- a perfect fit!

Resting and enjoying some one-on-one time

The Creation of Aunt Kate & Uncle Brett

The Smith Family

Grandma & Grandpa Brenton

Introducing: Marilyn Jane Grace Smith

Back in the recovery room,
Mom is finally able to hold her daughter.

The Smith Family!

Proud Papa

What a beauty!

Getting Acquainted

Delivery Day- September 12, 2007

We found out two weeks earlier that the baby was sitting cross-legged with her head up- in the breech position. The doctor decided a C-section was in order, and it was scheduled for 8am on September 12.

The eager parents- at the hospital, the morning of delivery.

Hunter, ready for the O.R.- looking like a Ghost Buster.

Marilyn Jane Grace Smith made her arrival at 8:39am. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces, 20 inches long.

Hunter wheeling Marilyn from the O.R. to the Recovery Room.

Marilyn's Nursery

Filled with books, toys and goodies-
this room is ready for Marilyn's arrival.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Pregnancy Portraits

How wonderful to have our own family photographer! We are so lucky to have Brett's photographic talent available for such special occassions. We were all enjoying a wonderful weekend at the Mennel Lakehouse and took the opportunity to snap some last shots before the little one's arrival.

This one is my favorite!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Baby Shower

On August 19th, we were spoiled with a wonderful baby shower. Friends and family gathered in our RE/MAX Select Community Room to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Girl Smith. We were so blessed to receieve so many things we will need and more than 1500 diapers! What a fun day!!! I can hardly wait to try out our new items with Baby Marilyn. Only a few more weeks!

The Grandma's To Be!

Hunter's Mom: Jane -Me- My Mom: Jane