Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our First Bundle of Joy!

So after 38 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy
and 28 hours of really fun labor...

 (I felt surprisingly lighter when my water broke
at 3am friday morning)

Charlie was obviously really excited to dress up and be in 
the room the C-section delivery. He said he didn't believe it 
when he saw them pull Reed out, it was amazing!

We were very excited to welcome our little Eric Reed Alvey Jr.
 into this crazy world were we plan to love him lots and lots! He came
in weighing 8 lbs 13 oz and is 21.5 inches long, and growing rapidly, by
his 2 week appointment he was back up to 9 lbs after he lost
 quite a bit in the hospital from our blood sugar issues.

He had many wonderful family and friends show up to
welcome him into the world, one of which was his cousin
Parker who was so cute and wanted to give him a hug but
Reed didn't like it(probably cause he's a BYU fan).

Little Reed thinks he's such a stud already just relaxing and 
sleeping and eating all the time, just like a normal newborn I'm
sure, I just love to watch him while he sleeps cause he's so sweet.

He seems to really like bath time which is great cause I'm a 
water loving person and now Charlie is too. I can't wait til 
summer so i can take him swimming!

On November 5th mommy was mean and laid him in his
very first snow! He wasn't able to open his eyes too much
 cause the snow was so bright.

He also met his closest cousin Brooklyn saturday, born just 
9 days after Reed was born, I can't wait for them to be playing 
together at family reunions, I loved playing with my cousins
that were around my age. Wonderful days.

On November 6th we blessed Reed and by the looks of it he                                     is very happy to have a name, his grandpas name at that,                                 unhappy to be wearing a little monkey suit.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Summer Fun(for some)

We started off the summer just like normal with a birthday party for Charlie!

Then the real fun began as we embarked on rebuilding the basement!
First comes walls...

then comes sheetrock...

with lots of mudding...

and always lots more fun...

and finally a well deserved nap after a long day of painting,
Erica was sad she couldn't help.

 Erica went to Snowbird with her family in August 
while Charlie was at scout camp...

Pregnant women don't need no stinking shoes!

 Had a few baby showers.  This one led by the wonderful Aubrey Alvey
Celebrated three years of wonderful marriage!

Had a wonderful weekend at Trial Lake 
where Charlie caught lots of fish, 
about ten if you count the one that ate the one I actually caught.

We assembled all the baby furniture 
and even took time to show off the baby belly... 

37 Weeks!.................................................. 38 Weeks!