Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hatley is 1 Month!





It has truely been awhile since I blogged about anything, but it has been a whirlwind of a month! My beautiful sister-in-law Angela has been visiting us on Saipan since last Wednesday and will be here until next Monday, so we have been busy busy showing Ang and Hatley around this beautiful island, so soon, I promise to write more about Ang's stay with us... and all the other things, such as school coming to a close, starting to say our goodbyes, and overall just life....

BUT, today Mark and I wanted to wish Hatley a HAPPY 1 MONTH BIRTHDAY!

Alot has happened in this month, but we have been soooo blessed with such an amazing little girl... who knew we could be so in love with someone other then eachother? Well we are!

Hatley had a doctor's appointment last week, and she has already gained 1 pound! She is now at 6.6 lbs... she is getting big on her mama! Her newborn clothes are still a little large, but that just means we will get to wear them longer, and some still do not fit, so we have something to look forward to still in the newborn section.

Hatley is becoming much more alert when she is awake... she is a great sleeper at night! She give Mommy and Daddy about 4 hours at night inbetween feedings and during the day about 3 hours... however, she does like to sleep through her feedings during the day, so we are working on awake time... She also LOVES water... no fussing or crying! The other day she actually slept through her bath!

Oh I am in love! Happy Birthday my Sweet Hatley! We love you!

Love,
Mommy and Daddy
xoxoxo

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Time is Ticking...


Around the Sawyer House we have two things we are counting the days too....

1) Auntie Angela's arrival on the island of Saipan! Angela will be flying in this next Wednesday (ONLY 6 DAYS AWAY), and will be staying with us for 11 days! We are sooooo excited! I can't wait for Hatley to meet her auntie!


2) Home Sweet Home. Our time on Saipan is quickly coming to a close, and it didnt really hit either of us, until Mark was packing a few boxes to get sent out... We have roughly 6 weeks left on island, and are trying to do as much and enjoy as much of our island as possible before that time is up. We arrive back in Spokane on June 22 and are so excited to see family, friends, and settle down on the Palouse as a family.... but we are certainly going to miss this place we have called home for 2 years... however, it wont be the last time we are here, little miss was born here, so we will be bringing her back to show her, her roots.


Have I mentioned how in love I am with my little Hatley? =)

Mother's Day...

This last Sunday, it hit me, I am now a Mama. And one proud Mama that is...

This last Sunday, I celebrated my first Mother's Day with my two favorite people. It was a simple, relaxing, and perfect day.
We started off the morning by giving miss Hatley a bath, I love the way she smells after a bath, and she loves baths! No screaming! After that we all got ready for Hatley's first Sunday at church...

Before we went to church we went Wild Bill's, one of my favorite places on island for breakfast... and just enjoyed being out together as a family... The last time we went there for breakfast, we were discussing what our little Coconut would look like, this time, we just got to stare at her =).

After breakfast we headed to church, where Hatley was proudly introduced by our pastor, and she met many new faces! She did sooo good for her first Sunday...
Little Hatley with Bobby Winkfield...
And Tami Winkfield!

After Church we headed up to the north end of the island where we enjoyed a delicious lunch with the Springer family.. Both Kristina and I were celebrating our first Mother's day. To finish our time off on the north side of the island, we took a drive up to suicide cliff, just for a quick look... then headed home...
Isn't he handsome?
The rest of the day was spent just the three of us, enjoying time outside, cuddling on the couch, watching Glee, and just being awestruck, by the family God has given me... I am so blessed to have Mark and Hatley... =)
Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April 30, 2010 - Introducing Hatley Elizabeth Sawyer

SHE IS HERE! SHE IS HERE!

Hatley Elizabeth Sawyer has finally arrived and is absolutely AMAZING!

We welcomed Hatley into the family on April 30, 2010, at 2:54 a.m. She weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz. and was 18 in. long... Just perfect!

She is amazing... beautiful.... happy.... cuddly.... kissable.... sweet... a perfect gift from our amazing God! What a miracle!

Today Hatley is 5 days old! Here are pictures of her first 5 days of life!

Just seconds after she was born... I am one proud Mama! One Proud, happy, and ecstatic Daddy!

Hatley and our Doctor, Dr. Lamar... checking her out!Just moments after arriving in the nursery... Where am I? It is cold out here!Our little dj. Routine hearing test... she passed! Mommy and Daughter.
The First Sawyer family picture!
Our little love bug and her puppy, little Anne.
Our family with our great doctor!
It was a long stay in the hospital... daddy and Hatley getting a little rest.

Same with Mommy and Hatley =)
Just arrived Home! Welcome Home Hatley Elizabeth!
Getting some sun in the early morning hours.
Mommy playing dress up! My shorts are the size of pants, my head band is way to big, and the flower, is almost as LARGE as my head... good thing I will keep growing! =)
4 days old, and rolling herself over already... are we in trouble or what?
Hatley's first bath, well sponge bath... once the umbillical cord is gone, we will see just how much she likes water =)

Our Sugar! She weighs almost the same amount as a 5 lb. bag of sugar too!

We love you Hatley and are soooooooooooooooo proud to be your parents! You are everything we have dreamed about! We are so excited to watch you grow, but please do it slowly =).

Love,

Mommy and Daddy

xoxox