Monday, February 28, 2011

Introducing Cooper Smith Youell

We are so excited to introduce to everyone our new bundle of joy, Cooper Smith Youell. Weighing 7 lbs, 13 oz and 20 inches long, Cooper Smith entered the world at 12:42 a.m. on Friday, February 18th.  After a full day of work on Thursday, February 17th, Trey and I made it home around 5 p.m. from Brentwood. David was busy with cases all day and had a dinner planned with his manager Thursday evening. I decided to have mom come up and help me with Trey and then spend the night for my doctor's appointment on Friday morning. She gladly said yes and met us at the house! David came home for a minute to see us and Trey and I played in the backyard kicking the soccer ball and running around. I was having some contractions and had felt like some things were moving and a groovin but didn't seem worried. I thought for sure I could get through working on Friday (I mean I have been SLAMMED at work and David just had one of his busiest weeks at work so not much could happen, right?)! Boy was I wrong! At work that day people were thinking I was going to have him Thursday night as did Mom and Joan. I wanted breakfast for dinner but we didn't have any milk or bacon so Mom ran to the store to pick some up. David was at dinner and so I preheated the oven and Trey and I started folding clothes out of the dryer when my water broke around 7:30 p.m! I called Mom only to learn her that her cell phone was sitting on my kitchen counter. I then texted David to ask when he would be coming home that I thought my water broke and he needed to take me to the hospital to get checked out. Once Mom got back to the house I told her what happened and she said that it was time and that I would be going tonight! We called Aunt KaKa to see if she could come down and Jodi came down to stay with Trey while we went to the hospital. I quickly bathed Trey and I jumped in the shower then put Trey to bed while my body is going crazy and getting ready to give birth!!! Trey could definitely sense something was going on so I just wanted to make sure that he was good to go and taken care of. We then called Big David and Joan (Papaw and Nana) and told them to get in the car and drive on down to Murfreesboro. We arrived at the hospital around 8:30 or 8:45 at MTMC to get checked in. My contractions had started to pick up with more intensity and were happening around 5-7 minutes. Once we got in the room we started getting everything rolling. I quickly asked when I could get an epidural and the nurse told me the anethesiologist was in a c-section and would come in after that. When the nurse first checked me I was dilated to 3 and about 70% effaced. All I can say is that I quickly begin progressing and moved further and further along with contractions happening every 1.5- 3 minutes. Before we knew it the doctor was coming in and I started pushing. After pushing through about three contractions, Cooper Smith made his grand entrance into our world! We are so blessed and God is so good. I am in awe of him and Trey and can't believe our little family is now four strong! We were so excited to have Jodi in the waiting room to take pictures and then Big David and Joan (aka Papaw and Nana) in the parking lot and were able to come in to see their new grandchild!!

Please check out Jodi's pictures in the link as she captured some great first moments! Trey is a wonderful big brother and loves giving his new baby brother kisses!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

An update on Cooper Smith

We were so excited to get to see little Cooper Smith yesterday as I had a doctor's appointment and we had an ultrasound to check the size of our little fella! He is growing like crazy and is looking good! Cooper Smith is estimated at weighing 7 lbs, 15 oz and is in position for his arrival!!! I am feeling pretty good other than being really tired and having several contractions! Cooper Smith still didn't want to show us his face and continued to have his hand over his face so we weren't able to get any good pics!!!

We just ask that you continue to pray for our new baby and our family and we prepare to make the transition from a family of three to an exciting family of FOUR!! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Sprinkle for Cooper Smith Youell

I feel like such a lucky girl these days and this past weekend was no different. Jodi, Amber, Casey and Amy all hosted a little SPRINKLE for us in preparation for Cooper Smith's arrival. It was Casey's idea as it  is not necessarily a full on shower for a second time mommy but is more of a celebration and a time to give those items that are essentials- diapers, wipes, lotions, etc. I was so blessed and honored and have many family members and friends in attendance that it was very special for me.

I can't tell you how blessed I feel to have friendships and special bonds with Amber, Jodi, Casey and Amy and that I can share this time with them. Everything was so nice and I am sincerely appreciative.

Jodi, the die hard blogger, recently did a post on the Sprinkle. If you click on the blog title above you can link directly to her blog to see pics!!

Belly pics sneak peak of Cooper Smith Youell

Just as any second time mom can relate with this statement that, " I am behind on everything in life in preparing for this baby"! I was so on top of it in planning with Trey that I had belly pictures made way in advance. Then a couple of weeks ago I realized that I had not done that for Cooper Smith! How dare me! I definitely wanted to give him the same attention as his big brother was given so Jen Turner was gracious enough to come by our house and get some pictures. Let me just say that I am WAY preggers in these pictures but will always cherish them. Here is a little sneak peak into Jen's blog for you to see!!

On a doctor update note, I went to the doctor yesterday and I am still dilated at 1 which is no change from last week. While you always want to see some progression I was relieved not much had happened as David left for Florida today for his annual sales meeting!! Hopefully I will be in the clear until he returns on Saturday afternoon!!!

Enjoy the sneak peak and I will post the album link when they are all up! You can actually just click on the title post and it will link you directly to Jen Turner Photography blog!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Strolling down memory lane

In the midst of moving, working, carrying Trey and being really preggers right now I couldn't help but come across a bunch of picture CDs yesterday after David and I got home from our doctor's appointment to check out Cooper Smith Youell. The first thing I did was show Mom, who was keeping Trey, the pics of her 9th grandchild and then I put in pictures of Trey's ultrasound to see the major resemblance. When I was looking for Trey's ultrsound pictures I came across two CD's that two very special students made for David and I both before and after our wedding. Of course I had to watch those with Mom and just had this crazy feeling come over me looking at pictures of David and I and our families about life. It is crazy that in less than four years of marriage we are going to have two precious baby boys! Looking at those pictures I never imagined our life would be like this. It is crazy and it is hard but it sure is fun and exciting.

Once I can figure out how the heck to get this video uploaded I will post it. The video was made by my sweet, little mini me, Caroline Rutledge for us after our wedding that we gave to each of our parents!

In the meantime please enjoy the Carrie Underwood video about Mama's Song that makes me cry everytime!!My mother prayed that God would send me a man that was equally yoked with me!! Thank you for the prayers Mama!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Little Man #2 has a name and new pics!

After much deliberation (I can't make a decision on anything it seems) we are naming our new little man Cooper Smith Youell. I am excited that he will have my same initials as Trey has David's initials and name and I am still able to keep the family names going. The only issue we are having is what we want to call the little fella.  I want to call him Smith and David wants to call him Cooper so if anyone has an opinion on which you like better, I would love to hear it!!

We also went to the doctor today and had a great visit. I am still measuring about two weeks ahead of schedule which is both exciting and scary and the same time. I am feeling very tired and trying to just get everything squared away before our big arrival. Cooper Smith is currently weighing about 5 lbs, 11 oz and is head down. Everything looks normal and healthy so now it is just a matter of time for him to put on more weight and prepare!

I am done traveling right now for work as it really is just too much on my body. My doctor gave me a note today not to travel more than an hour away from home!! All I could sit there and think about was my commute to and from work everyday and how it basically takes me an hour or so each way!!! That would be something if I went into labor going to or from work! I guess I would just drive straight to the hospital! HAHA!

Enjoy taking a look at the pictures of Cooper Smith! He kept his hands up around his face just like Trey did in his ultrasound pics. Needless to say both boys have the same nose, mouth, lips and chin!! Just like their daddy!! I really don't have a dog in this fight put just to be a carrier for Youell boys! I absolutely love it though and maybe if/when we have a 3rd, I will be fortunate to have some of my genes passed down!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Update on Little Man #2

I seriously can't believe I am 26 weeks pregnant and our 2nd precious angel will be here in late February!! With the holidays really kicking off this week with Thanksgiving I just know the time is going to fly by and I will be wondering where it went in preparation for his arrival. I had a doctor's appointment this past week and the baby was doing extremely well. He is moving around like crazy and has a heart rate around 155. I have been feeling pretty good except for my hips hurting and the horrible sinus infection I had all last week. I finally made it past the morning sickness and I am just enjoying being pregnant!! I love it so much and just hope that David will let me do it one more time! HAHA!! I have some pics of our little guy that I will post soon that are 3D. He looks like his big brother and didn't want to show us his face entirely!!! I guess he is saving an element of surprise for us!!!

You may be asking yourself if we have a name picked out yet for the little guy... Well we are still in discussion about his name so when we have reached an agreement we will let everyone know!!!