Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Here's lookin' at you, kid!

Hello bloggers, this is Scott filling in for Allie. We've had some requests to get new pics up and Allie's been a little tied up lately so this update is from me and I apologize ahead of time as this is the first time for me to post. WOW is about the only thing I can think of right now. Our little Silas turns 3 weeks today. It has been a whirlwind these first few weeks but we are loving every minute of it especially since we're awake for most of them:) Silas is doing great healthwise. He had a pediatrician appt and he had gained the weight he lost and then a little. He eats great but seems to have his days and nights a little mixed up. Guess that's normal but we look forward to him growing out of this phase. Allie is taking right to being a mom as all of you already knew she would. I am amazed at her patience and endurance especially during the several all-nighters she has pulled. I am so thankful for her and it is a blessing to watch her with Silas. Here's a few pics from today and the last couple of weeks...we think he's already changing so much but that could just be our bias. Also thanks to all who been so kind to bring us meals. They have been a huge help and of course delicous!

Meet the Aunties!

To help welcome little Silas to our big world, my sisters all came to Chattanooga meet him the week after he was born. What a wonderful time we had. It was time for us to catch up and time for the sisters that are already moms (Amanda and Alaina) to help me out with things around the house and of course motherly advice. Annie was the biggest surprise of all, because she was originally not supposed to be here. But, due to some tricky flight arranging between her and my mom, she showed up at my front door MUCH to my surprise and amazement! It was awesome to be with them, but also a little bittersweet because it makes me miss them that much more. Amanda is in Colorado, Alaina in Arkansas, and Annie in St. Louis. But, we all get to be together (and ALL the cousins) at Christmas, so it's definitely something to look forward to since this weekend visit went by sooo fast!

Here we are....on Silas' first walk. Annie is holding baby Kaiya (the first cousin Silas was able to meet).

Here is Mana and Silas (and me).

Mom with Annie and Amanda (and cute is she with that hat all covering her eyes!).

Me and Annie with Silas. Annie had quite the surprise up her sleeve by showing up unannounced!!!! ;)

Here are the cousins....Kaiya and Silas. We joked about how much bigger Kaiya was than Silas, considering she IS four months older and is quite the chubbster (we kept saying it looked as though she could swallow Silas)! :)

I love you, my sistas! I can't wait until Christmas when we can all be together again--and Silas gets to meet his cousins and his uncles! Hopefully at Thanksgiving he can meet his cousin Gage and aunt Jessica and Uncle Tony (Scott's brother).

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Silas' first Razorback game!

Just barely three days old and we are already introducing him to a Fincher family Fall tradition....Arkansas Razorback football on Saturdays! This year the Hogs have gotten off to a pretty rough start, but after a win over Auburn this past Saturday means that we are undefeated since Silas has been born! :)

Here are a few pics...

mommy's little razorback

Hog fanamily

Pops and Papa with the little 'back

Is he THE cutest little Razorback or what?!?!?

Welcome home Silas!

On Friday, we brought Silas home. He was a great car seat passenger, but mom and dad were the total nervous wrecks. I had to sit in the back seat so i could see him and Scott drove about 15 mph all the way home.

When we got there, Nana and Pops (Scott's mom and dad) were already there awaiting our arrival (they drove in from Arkansas).

Dee got off work and rushed home to see him.....she is the bestest Dee in the whole world!

Welcome home, sweet son!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Silas is HERE!!!!!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

We are proud to announce the birth of our sweet son, Silas Dale Fincher!!!!! Born Wednesday, October 8 at 5:41 pm, weighing in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 22 inches long (he's a string bean like his papa).

We ended up going in a little earlier than expected, but it was all in God's perfect timing! Here we are getting ready to leave and the way we were feeling that very moment.

We went in Tuesday around noon and by Wednesday evening he was in our arms.

I'll spare you the "in labor" pics.....:) and get right to our little boy!!
He is literally an angel and we could not be more proud or more blessed by this perfect little creation. Oh, and as if you can't tell from the photos.....he is a spitting image of Scott! EVERYONE that has seen him says the exact same thing....even the nurses who don't even know Scott made comments that they have never seen a baby look more like a parent. He is so precious!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Almost there!

Here i am at 39 weeks! Scott and i took the day yesterday to just be together and celebrate what will be the last few days of just being the two of us. It was an awesome day--we had a lunch picnic on the waterfront of a local park and spent a few hours just enjoying each other there, then went to a movie (saw "Appaloosa"--good, but not AS good as other westerns, so I'd recommend waiting until it's on DVD), then went to dinner and i ate like i've not eaten in a LONG time. It's weird to think that we just had the last weekend of just the two of us and any time now Silas could be here! But, we are SOOO excited and just can NOT wait to meet our sweet son! Here is scott trying to get a picture of him and Silas.... :)

And, here we were at 38 you'll notice, i have really only a couple of shirts that fit me currently, and they both happen to be black. Thus, it looks like i am wearing the same thing every day (which i pretty much am now! :)).

I know i've been really inconsistent lately with posting, so here are a few other pics/updates that i've not added in a while.

Here we were at 37 weeks...

We have also finished up Silas' room, and though i don't have pics of the whole room, here are a few now that we've FINALLY hung up his sweet name! :)