Monday, November 30, 2009

Daddy giving me a bath

Curious thing

Tonight I met my Grandma's puppies. Bo thought I was pretty interesting, especially whenever I made a noise!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Going home!

I'm all ready to go home with Mom and Dad - could I possibly look any more adorable?!?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

In the hospital

Kicking it under the warmer...could I be more comfy and warm?

Watching TV with Daddy - Mom couldn't lie in that bed a moment longer!

I'm still getting the hang of this breastfeeding thing, so Daddy fed me some pumped breast milk with a syringe.

Mommy sure is excited to finally get to see me, even if I do have a grumpy look on my face!

Big smiles for my Daddy cuddles.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

All dressed up

I got dressed up for my hospital photos - don't I look like a doll?

Daddy changing my first diaper

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Watching rugby with Daddy

Already watching rugby!

They say it's my birthday!

The big day has arrived - it's my birthday! Five in the morning, and Mom is all hooked up to the machines, getting ready to go into surgery and welcome me into the family.

Daddy is dressed up in his scrubs, getting ready to go into surgery. It's been a long road - I'm almost here!

Mom's labor and delivery nurse, Kari, checks the IV one last time as the moment gets close.

The surgery crew is all ready - here we go!

Into surgery

Mom and Dad patiently await my arrival, as Dr. Solberg and her awesome team work away at bringing me into the world.

And here I am!

And here I am! Miss Bria Maxine Parkinson entered the world at 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2009. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is perfect!

Daddy was so overjoyed to spend a moment with me under the warmers, soon after my birth.

Daddy and my nurse, Carol, looked me over after Dr. Nielsen was finished checking me out. Everything looks great - my apgar was 9.

All swaddled and ready to meet my Mom and head off to the nursery.

Meeting Mommy

And finally I got to go meet my mommy and have my very first bonding moment with my parents.

Mom was so excited to meet me!

In the nursery

In the nursery, the nurse and Daddy treated my eyes...

...and Daddy held my hand while she tested all my vitals...

...and they put on all my bracelets and ID tags (the one on my ankle is a security tag to keep someone other than my parents from removing me from the OB ward)...

...and weighed and measured me. All went perfectly!

My first bath

Waiting for Mommy

Once I was all checked over and squeaky clean, Daddy and I had to wait for a while for Mommy to come out of recovery. It felt like forever!

Mommy's here!

Mommy was sleepy when she came out of recovery, but that's OK, because so was I!

After all this time, Mommy and I can finally be together and snuggle!