This a shot of me and my sister exactly one week ago at my baby shower. Who would have known the very next day I would go into labor. Especially since I was going to be induced at 39 weeks on March 22. I had this happy image of me checking into the hospital the night before, getting the cervidel and having a good night sleep before they started the pitocin the next morning. Instead, Heath and I were having a pleasant Sunday at home. Heath made a fire, Grant and I were sorting through all my shower gifts and organizing them. Heath made Grant and me grilled cheese sandwiches. Not sure if Grant has any sort of 6th sense, but he was not at all interested in his grilled cheese, which is a usual fan fave. He just really didn’t want anything, and just looked at me with these sad puppy eyes. And just as I gave up on grilled cheese for him and pulled out the applesauce, I started getting contractions. Big ones, a lot bigger than the ones I had been feeling in the weeks building up to this. I didn’t know what to think, and thought that it couldn’t possibly be real since I was only 38 weeks. But, they kept on getting more and more intense and closer together. We called Grandma to scoop up our dogs and Grant, and we were off to the hospital. Just a short 12 hours later we were holding our sweet Violet!

Unfortunately, some sort of very nasty bug hit most of the people at my shower including Heath. So, Heath was hugging the porcelain throne during and after my labor. Me and the nurses kept checking to see how he was doing, kind of ironic since I was the one in labor about to give birth. At first he thought it was just queeziness from watching the epidural, but we later learned about the uninvited bug at my shower. Thankfully Heath started feeling better the next day after a good night sleep.

During Violet and I’s stay at the hospital, Grant and Daddy were up there most of the time except to go home to sleep. Grant did really well hanging out in the room. He got to play doctor…

He played newborn baby…

He napped with Mommy…

He napped with Violet…

He watched American Idol with Mommy and Violet…

And not to have to have the spotlight taken away, he even took his first couple steps in the hospital (not fully walking yet, just a couple steps here and there)…

Daddy spent a lot of time holding his new baby girl; he is so in love. : )

After all the fun we had in the hospital, we were released to go home on St. Patricks Day!!!

Grant is really shy of Violet, and likes to sneak peeks at her when he thinks he isn’t being watched…But, he does enjoy being close to her, even if he isn’t looking at her.

He is even pumped that he has a buddy in the backseat now!

Nothing beats having a little girl to doll up…

After about 4 days, people finally recovered from the nasty Shower Bug. So, Violet finally received a few visitors!

The whole family was finally together last night to celebrate Violet…

Proud new grandparents for the second time…

Proud aunts…

Proud big brother…

Proud Daddy and Grandpa toast the finest Jack to Violet’s birth…

Proud Grandma so happy to finally embrace her grand daughter for the first time…

Grant kept taking a step here and there to keep the spotlight…

Walker has even fallen in love…

Grant had a very welcomed nap wake up from his Violet today…

Today, Violet and Grant received goodies from Auntie Lori and Uncle Todd. Grant was very happy to get a gift too! And, it was from his favorite series of texture books! He was very very happy! It was the perfect gift on this VERY snowy day!

Yes, the first day of Spring here in Kansas City we have received about 6-7 inches of snow so far. (it is still snowing as I type) So, Miss Violet was able to see snow for the very first time!

Violet sat and watched the snow through the window for a little while…

This is my absolute favorite…

Having a 1 year old, I have forgotten how super snuggly a newborn is. I feel so lucky and blessed to have 2 perfect little babies. We are really enjoying our time with our newest family member.

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