Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Touch A Truck 2010

It has been a long and trying week since we've been home. Edward has really struggled with his new sister. He is very sweet to her. He holds her, kisses her head, hands and feet. Mom was here for the week and was a HUGE help with Edward. She was sure to give him LOTS of attention and love. He has been defiant and has constant meltdowns. I don't know if it is the two year old in him coming out or if he is just trying to adjust to a new family member.

Saturday was Opelika's 2nd Annual Touch A Truck event. They had 3 dozen vehicles for children to come and touch, sit in and honk horns. Thomas and his dad took Edward. To get into the event you had to bring a new toy to be given to the fire department's Toys for Tots program. Edward was SO excited about spending the morning with Daddy and Pot and the "big trucks".

Edward saw a fire truck, UPS truck, tow truck, wrecker, tractors of all sorts, an ambulance, a helicopter, etc. When he got home I loved hearing him tell me all about it. He just lit up! The event was held along the railroad track in downtown Opelika and as an added bonus, the train just happened to run while they were there!!

I look forward to being able to go with him next year!


Edward and Pot













The train was SO loud




Edward loves helicopters




May 26, 2010

On May 26, 2010 we welcomed our precious little girl, Emily Katherine Corbitt, into the world. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 in. long.

I was scheduled for a c-section at 7:30 and was a complete wreck! We arrived at the hospital at 6:00 and they began prepping me for surgery. As I laid in that bed, I thought of the thousands of things that could go wrong! I am quite the worrier. The day before, I had tripped and fell right on my stomach. I also worried that my fall could have done some damage to our baby girl. My doctor came in a little about 7:30 and informed us that my surgery was pushed back due to an emergency c-section. This gave me another hour and a half to get my nerves stirred up. By this point, I was very anxious to meet our little girl. Who would she look like? Would she have a lot of hair? How much would she weigh? All of these questions helped to calm me. I had family coming in and out and I enjoyed my visit with them. About 9:00 they wheeled me to the OR. Thomas begged my doctor to allow him to be in there with me when they made the cut. They don't usually allow people to do this in case the mother feels pain upon the cut. Dr. H is so wonderful and allowed him to be in there from the very beginning. This c-section was a much better experience than my first. I am so glad we decided to change doctors. At 9:50 a.m. our sweet little girl was born!

I had a WONDERFUL 3 day stay in the hospital with hardly any visitors. It was a really nice time to relax and recuperate.

I will try to update as often as possible. My time now seems to be limited with a very active 2 year old and a newborn. Stay tuned......

*Sorry, but I think some of these pictures were in an earlier post.




The paparazzi


Cousin Ally meeting Emily Kate








Getting ready to go home