Thursday, September 30, 2010

3 weeks

Tenley is 3 weeks old!! I can't believe it. 3 weeks has gone by so fast. I think I'm finally getting used to living on less sleep, even though I still get frustrated with it sometimes. I've been told by many people though that it will get better and Tenley's sleeping habits will improve! Right now she's sleeping for three hour increments, then getting up to feed. After the first two feedings she will usually go back to sleep pretty quickly, so I can go back to bed. But after her 6:00am feeding she is usually up for the morning. I'm still getting used to that one. Now is the time when I'm trying to figure out where to fit in my shower for the day!

We had Tenley's newborn pictures taken. Here's a favorite:

Thanks to Dominique Partlow for taking these great pictures!! Despite the crying from Tenley they turned out so cute! :) Hopefully we'll have our announcements out soon. I should be getting them any day now. So keep an eye on your mailboxes!

I had such a great surprise this week. 5 of my friends surprised me on Monday evening and showed up at my door with gifts, meals, and cake! I thought only one of them was coming but they decided to throw me an impromptu shower!! I have amazing friends and they are constantly being Jesus to me in tough times. We had four babies in this apartment! Good thing none of them are on the move yet! I love that we can all go through motherhood together. What a blessing! Monday was just what I needed. Here's the four mommies with our babies!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This is how the whole Marshall household is feeling today. Plus, Daddy goes back to work tomorrow so Tenley and I aren't too happy about that.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just had to share a beautiful picture of Tenley that my cousin, Lindsey, took the other night. Now do you see why I just stare at her all day and can't get anything done?!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One week old!

Tenley is one week old tomorrow! We're learning so much about this little person! For instance, she HATES having her diaper changed. She screams and screams. She also makes the cutest and funniest faces while she's sleeping. She really loves her swing - but only when it's vibrating. It puts her in a little trance. It's really cute. We've had some pretty terrific visitors and we have alot lined up for this week too! We love that people are coming to meet our little girl. She deserves it. We had some friends stop in last week, and this week alot of family are coming. It looks like Tenley will get to meet her great aunt and uncles this week, she will see her great grandparents again, and we are hoping that her great friends The Bluckers will come see her this weekend too!! (Hint Hint!!) :) Tenley is also pretty excited about having Grandma Karen come next week to spend some time with her. Mike and I feel so blessed to have such great support from our family and friends.

Tenley's first doctor's appointment was today. It went great! We were very encouraged. The doctor thinks that her shoulder will repair itself in a couple weeks, and if not we'll start some physical therapy that should take care of it. We were very happy to know that she won't have to live with this pain for too much longer. Her breathing is back to normal, her lungs sound great, and she's eating well. The doctor said she looks fantastic! She weighs 8 lbs. 10 oz. so she hasn't lost too much weight since leaving the hospital, which they were happy with.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Family of Three...

Tenley Ann has arrived!! After 9 months of waiting, praying, planning, and thinking our daughter is here! We still can't believe it. First of all we can't believe we had a girl!! I was so certain we were going to having a boy that when the doctor announced it was a girl I'm pretty sure both of our jaws hit the floor. But we couldn't be happier.

Just a little about the day of labor- I went in for my 39 week appointment last Tuesday, September 7th, and the doctor was concerned about my elevated blood pressure. Since it was so close to my due date and she knew the baby was bigger, she made the decision to induce. So we headed to the hospital for what proved to be one long night! 18 long hours of labor later - Tenley Ann Marshall was born at 9:08am on September 8, 2010.
We're now home and enjoying every second with her. I could sit and hold her for hours just staring at her. She's such a good baby. Tenley has turned Daddy into a big pile of mush!! And if you know me at all you know the tears of gratitude and love are never far!