Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Video of Olivia...

Here is a video of Olivia all awake for once. :) She has the hiccups and sneezes. I just can't get enough of her. SO cute!! Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

One week down...

We have enjoyed this first week home with baby Olivia. She is doing so well! Eating, burping, sleeping, all very good. We are so proud of her!!

Daddy just can't get enough!

Her teddy bear from London that Jenni and Melanie got her. So fun!

So peaceful! I love watching her sleep.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Extra Extra read all about it!

Olivia Jules Salmon arrived 10 days early on November 10th, 2009 at 8:12am. She was 7 lbs 4 oz and measured 18 1/2 inches long. We were so excited when labor began at 1:30am and my water broke at 4:30am. We arrived to the hospital at 5am and and I was ready to "go" at 7am so we started pushing. It was a lot of work, David and our Doula, Angie Parker, were amazing labor coaches. I could not have had the experience I did without their incredible support! David was a champion encourager! Here are some pictures from her first few hours! We feel incredibly blessed and cannot stop thanking God for this wonderful miracle.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Olivia's nursery

Olivia's nursery was inspired by the grey, pink and white bedding we found and purchased online. It has a fun leaf pattern, complimented with stripes. We chose to paint the walls a light grey and accent with pink and white. We love how it turned out and hope Olivia feels right at home. Chuck and Courtney Miles painted the mural around the crib, amazing!! Mary Mease and Danny Duran painted the room grey (thank you!!) and Mary and Rick also helped with the Olivia hanging in the frame. Special shout out to Rachel Hunter for the wonderful framed art (cool story about it being from 1939 London) and Danielle White for creating the cool Union Jack canvas (British Flag) in corresponding colors. I LOVE everything in this room!

John Cunningham painted the flower fairy to the left of the closet.

"Keep Calm and Carry On" was from WWII, the King put posters reading that phrase all over London
as a reminder to his people. Rachel had it printed for me/Olivia in pink and framed. :)

Her closet, the girl has some pink. Ha!

36 weeks and counting...

A friend of mine, Sally Owens took these pictures for me and David.