Thursday, February 2, 2012

Flashback Friday

I didn't start this blog until last year, so I didn't get to document Jillian's first few years.  At least not on here.  I was able to keep up with her baby book, so that's what I'll be using to help me "flashback" to those precious times.  This is first of many more to come, and I am so excited to share!

Jillian's due date was June 26th 2008, but she was very stubborn.  Four days past due I was induced.  Not ideal but I was miserable!!  After a very long labor, 22 hours and 1 1/2 hours of pushing, I just could not have her the way I wanted.  I cried when my doctor suggested a ceasern, but I also knew physically I could not push anymore.  At 6:13pm Jillian Paige was brought into this world.  She weighed 9lbs. 3oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long.

Jillian 4 days old

My sweet girl, July 5th, 2008

Momma baby time

We brought Jillian home on the Fourth of July a Friday, it was a very warm and sunny day.  I dressed Jillian in a white Calvin Kline onesie with pink lettering.  As I recall she slept the whole car ride home.  I'm pretty sure we stopped in Simpsonville and visited my work so I could show her off.  Memmaw and Gp brought over dinner and Aunt Kimmie stayed the night with us.  The next day we had more visitors, Mammaw Helen and Aunt Vicky and Uncle Scott.  He took the pictures above.  We had our own mini newborn photo shoot.  Later that evening our good friends Cassie and Matt came over to hold Jillian.  Cassie was also pregnant and due only a few months later.

A few facts from the year 2008 when she was born:

The president: George W. Bush
Hit movies: The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull
Favorite tv shows: Gray's Anatomy, American Idol, DWTS, and Desperate Housewives.  (all I still watch to this day!)
Popular songs: Waiting on a Woman-Brad Paisley, Put a Girl in it-Brooks and Dunn
Best Selling Book: Stori Telling by Tori Spelling
Gas per Gallon: $3.89, which was really high for that year (again that's what it is now 3 1/2 years later, still too high)
Postage stamp: $.42
Movie Ticket: $7.50
Diapers: $20 for 100 count

I can remember feeling so in love that I couldn't take me eyes of that little baby.  I would sit and hold her all day long!!  She was so precious and we all swooned over her.  What a blessed day when Miss Jillian was born!


  1. Oh it seems not that long ago! I remember!

  2. HOw cute!! Look at the three of you:) I have to tell you something funny. Last week, when you linked up- I guess you wrote your URL wrong- you wrote it as I tried everyday to access your blog and it kept telling me warning: this site contains unsuitable information. I just realized that you wrote it wrong and it was I am pretty sure no one could access your laughs from last week so please feel free to link up last week if want. Or you can do another. But I wanted to let you know:)

  3. Awwww. It is great that you are going to be able to do this now. I am sure you are excited to get it all out there for you and everyone else to look at the similarities in your two beautiful babies!


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