Monday, December 28, 2009

Pictures for Grandma

New Christmas Eve Tradition

Two years ago was our first Christmas together. It was also my first Christmas away from home. While Scott was busy with finals he became SICK. One of the Doctors we took him to said he had never seen anyone that sick. I thought he was going to die and I was so scared. Well after 4 doctor/ hospital visits over a week and a half (one on Christmas eve) we found out Scott had Mono and would recover eventually. He was sick for over a month and lost 15 lbs.

Well the night of December 23, this year, I started running a fever. Thursday morning it was 101.3 and we decided it was time to go to the dr. Thank goodness for the Riverwoods Urgent care. We have now spent 2 of the 3 Christmas eves that we have been together there. I can't tell you how appreciative I am to Scott's family for taking care of Ainsley while I just lay there. Good news though- they got me on antibiotics and I'm feeling much better. But lets not let that tradition continue.

The best gifts come in small packages

Merry Christmas!

Scott and Ainsley playing Wii

Monday, December 21, 2009

cuz I can't get enough of her

And if you are looking at my blog... you must not be able to either

My two favorites in the whole world!

We Love Grandma yes sir-ree

She loves us and so you see, we are a happy family!

My mom came to stay with us when we brought Ainsley home. She stayed 6 days then Scott's mom came to take care of us. She just left, but will be back in a few days, in the mean time I don't know what we are going to do.

Scott's Grandma lives just a few blocks away, she came to visit us in the hospital, and then again when we got home.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

By Popular Demand!!!!

First off we finally have a name: Ainsley Rae Hickenlooper. Secondly here are the pictures that everyone has been requesting. Enjoy!!

Ainsley looking up at mom.

Ainsley sleeping. This is her favorite hobby right now.

Sleeping again.

Wendy and Ainsley just chillin in the hospital.

We came home Thursday night and Wendy's mom has been here since then. We have appreciated having her here she has been ton of help. We are so happy to have Ainsley home with us. She has been doing so good and is such a good sleeper, we just hope that trend continues.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

She's Here!!!!!!!!

At 6 pounds 4 ounces, 19 inches long and beautiful brown hair our baby girl is finally here, and on her due date none the less. Here is the recap of our day. Early this morning Wendy decided to send a mass text to some family members to tell them she was not having the baby yet so she wouldn't have to answer any calls regarding the subject. She also told her mom on the phone that nothing was happening, this was around 8:30. By 11 Wendy was having some pain in the lower abdominal region and by the time I stopped in at 12 for a quick lunch she was having contractions. I was just planning on meeting her at her doctors appointment at 3:45 when I got off of work, but a text at 2:30 informed me that she was in too much pain, so I picked her up and we headed to the doctor. Their we found out that she was dilated to a 6 and he told us we just better head to the hospital. So off we headed to the hospital, checking in around 5 PM. Then, finally after two and a half more hours she gave birth to our beautiful girl. I do have to brag about my wife though who went through the whole process with out any medication and with about 45 minutes left until the birth she ripped her IV out (accidentally of course, but she wasn't sad to see it go). Wendy, I'm so proud of you and love you so much. I know you will be such a wonderful mother.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mitch got his mission call: Brasilia Brazil. He does not leave until the end of March, which will be nice because we want him here when we bless our baby and we will have blessed her by then for sure.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


We are having a poll-contest-guessing game. Leave a comment with your guess for our baby's date of birth, weight and a name suggestion. Then if you win...and you can tell everybody that you won. Good Luck!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Unemployment, disability, maternity leave, sabbatical. What ever you want to call it. I'm there. I have no where to go today... except the Dr. and nothing to do...except all the things I need to get done before the baby gets here (and I have quite a list). However I did make breakfast for Scott this morning, and I painted my finger nails. I may not end up as board as I thought I'd be. Take your time baby... Mom is having fun relaxing, and once you get here, the real work begins. But for now... I need a nap

(Last day at Jones Dental)