Thursday, February 25, 2010


More pictures of our sweet baby girl!

Hanging out with Dad...

Rocking in her swing!

My little naked baby! :)

We decided to get all bundled up and watch Dad wash the car!

Her umbilical cord fell off... now a sweet belly button!

All dressed up for her first doctor's appointment!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My New Toy!

So, this is a little off the subject of Alea, but I had to share the exciting suprise my husband got for me!! The Tuesday before Alea was born I got a call from Mike telling me that he had run out of gas. This has happened before, so I didn't think anything of it. I got a gas can that happened to have a little gas in it, got in my mother-in-law's car, and we went to rescue him. He told me he had pushed his car into the Bingo parking lot.

As I'm driving, I am talking to him. He is telling me all about the horrible day he had and how things were just so frustrating right now. That wasn't what I wanted to hear, but running out of gas can pull those kinds of feelings from you. Well, I get pretty close the where he is, and I notice that my MIL is pulling out a video camera. At this I start suspecting something! And, sure enough, sitting in the Bingo parking lot is my sweet Mike next to this beautiful c2010 Chevy Equinox! He and his mom had gone to Henderson that afternoon to pick it up. He had picked it out the week before. Such a wonderful guy he is! I love it, and it was so wonderful having something reliable to bring Alea home in.

I have an amazing husband! What wonderful things 2010 has brought us so far! :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

2 Weeks Old Today!

Resting at home...

Ready to leave the hospital! She had to look cute! :)

One of the many times she has fallen asleep on me... what a feeling!

Wow - where did the time go? Wasn't she just born yesterday? I can't believe my beautiful baby girl is growing so fast. I was told I would feel this way, but you don't ever really know until you experience it yourself. Just like I was told that I never really knew what love was until I saw her. It is just something you have to experience for yourself. Also, the love I have for my husband has multiplied over and over seeing how much he loves her. He is smitten, and I thank God for that!

I've seen many blogs where people write lists about their child, so I am going to follow in their footsteps. 14 things to know about Alea since today she is 14 days old!

1. She has my nose and lips. That is pointed out to me pretty much every time someone sees her. I'm not complaining!

2. She has her daddy's big, beautiful eyes!

3. She has taken to her "pacy" quite nicely. I was concerned at first to give it to her, but it is very soothing to her.

4. She is a good but lazy eater!

5. She finally lost her umbilical cord today. She has a precious belly button!

6. She has her daddy wrapped around her finger!

7. She has three sets of grandparents, an aunt, and two uncles that love her more than they even thought they would!

8. She loves being in her swing - basically she just loves to swing, whether it is in the swing or in her car seat.

9. I have called her my "poop queen" and my "hiccup queen" on more than one occasion.

10. She smiles when she is gassy, and I love it!

11. She fits perfectly on my chest, and we have taken many naps together.

12. She has more good nights than bad nights - which allows for some sleep for me!

13. When she is hungry, she will suck on my nose... precious!

14. She looks adorable in a bow - something I never thought I would say. (Not because I didn't think she would look adorable... because I didn't think I would like bows!)

I will try my best to update as much as possible! Look back for some more great pictures!

Friday, February 5, 2010

D-Date... as in Due Date!

I decided it was time to start my own blog... so much to blog about and say. For right now I will just say that today I am 40 weeks pregnant. Alea Grace VanBrocklin will be born tomorrow, and my heart is overjoyed! I will start posting about her as soon as possible, along with pictures, of course!

Also, I did get a new car last week! What a wonderful suprise from my dear husband! He is so good to me. I am glad to be bringing Alea home is something safe and reliable, not to mention, gorgeous!!

For now I will go, but I will return a mother to a beautiful baby girl! :)