Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas with Annabel

Group photo with the Polvadore and Armstrong Family. Stinker didn't make the group photo because she was too tired and fast asleep...with her new WubbaNub that MeeMaw and PawPaw got her for Christmas.

Friday, December 25, 2009

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! We are so thankful that Little Stinker is still here with this really is the best Christmas ever! No gifts required-we have everything we need right here. We love you, Annabel Leigh!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Beautiful Ballerina Girl!

Our good friend Janna made this adorable pink tutu just for Annabel! Our Stinker is a beautiful ballerina girl, isn't she?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Birthday Pics!

Little Stinker looking pretty in her birthday outfit..

Yummy cake...notice the seven candles that Daddy put on it!

And Stinker finally got to meet her Uncle Tim! He couldn't stop looking at her pretty face and Stinker couldn't stop looking at the tree.

Monday, November 30, 2009

7 months old!!

Today mommy and daddy will be celebrating Sweet Annabel's 7 month birthday. We sang her happy birthday this morning while she smiled and swayed her sweet little head back and forth and stared back at me with her precious green eyes.

Unfortunately, the early part of her birthday was spent getting 2 more flu shots :( I know she hates them, but we have to keep her healthy!

Mom and I will post pictures later today of her birthday celebration and some from Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone had an excellent holiday weekend. We did and we are getting geared up for Annabel's first Christmas :)


Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Visitor!

Our friend Rose came up from Austin to visit Little Stinker. Take a look at the bottom pic, Stinker was talking to Rose all night long!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stinker and Her Nanny!

Stinker, Nanny (AKA Layce) and Ricky

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stinker Smiled All Day Long!

Annabel is acting like she feels much better!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

Annabel would like to give a special shout out to her favorite veteran of all....Paw Paw Polvadore! No really, in the last photo, she was shouting!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Get Well Soon!

Poor little stinker is fighting a sinus infection. She is resting and trying to get better...and still smiling!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Little Stinker's Birthday Party

An amazing six months. We love you, Annabel!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Six Months and Happy Halloween, my sweet baby!

This weekend has been all about Annabel. Yesterday was her 6 month birthday and tonight she's celebrating Halloween by getting dressed up as the sweetest jack-o-lantern. Oh, we didn't want her to feel left out, so we dressed up, too.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Don't go back to work, daddy!!

Well, today wraps up my week vacation with Annabel. Though it was filled with hospital stays, nursing home visits, and sleepless nights, I still got to spend some wonderful quality time with my vanilla bean. I love you, pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Little stinker gets her regular feeding again at 9 tonight. If all goes well, little one and daddy get to come home late tonight. Just thought I would share some pics that I took before the surgery and after in the hospital room during our stay. Thank you so much for the prayers and keep sending them up, please! I will be so happy to see daddy and stinker tonight, no matter how late it is!

This weekend before the surgery: Jack, Lucia and Annabel

Look, Mom! No tube and no tape!

Annabel's NEW favorite binky...vanilla flavored, yum!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Oh, what a long day it has been. I spent the night in the hospital with Annabel last night and was up at 5am to prepare for the 7am surgery. We got down to pre-op just after 7 where I met with the anasthesiologist. It's always scary talking to them because they have to tell you about all the risks and the worst-case-scenarios. He stated that there is a risk with our babies that they will not recover well from the sedation and that they will have to remain in ICU on a ventilator. Needless to say, we were very concerned.

Her surgery started at 8:15 and by 9am I was speaking with the surgeon. He said everything went well and that Annabel was very good throughout and he expected her to recover just fine. We were relieved, but just a few minutes later I got a call from the anasthesiologist saying that as he expected she was not breathing like they would like her to so they were going to leave her on the ventilator and put her in ICU. Ugh.

The good news is that after about a half hour she was off the vent and after 4 hours she was back in her hospital room. Momma got to the hospital around 2pm and we've been right by our baby's side since.

She's doing fine and everyone expects a full recovery. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate them.

Now it's time to get some rest.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Busy week ahead

Mommy, Daddy and Annabel had a busy, but fun weekend. We attended my sister's wedding and got to see friends and family, which is always nice. Annabel had a good time but she has a hectic week ahead of her.

On Monday, we are checking into Cooks Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth for her gastrostomy. We check in at noon tomorrow for an upper GI and then the surgery takes place at 7am on Tuesday. If all goes well and she tolerates her feedings we should be home by Wednesday. We are obviously nervous about this procedure, but we have confidence in the doctor and faith in God that she'll recover just fine from the anesthesia. The best news is that Annabel gets to say good riddance to the ng tube!!!

Also, next week is when Carrie has to return to work :( She'll ease in on a part time basis, but then in 4 weeks she'll resume full time duty. I know that Annabel will miss her mommy and vice versa, but we have found a very reliable sitter for our baby and feel good that all will work out.

Say a prayer for Annabel, please, and I'll post updates later this week to let everyone know how things are going.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy 5 Month Birthday, Annabel!

Our little stinker is five months old today. Woohoo! Uncle Luis came over to celebrate with us and MeeMaw made brownies, yum! The last pic was taken earlier today..Annabel was caught sitting back and taking it easy on her birthday. She crossed her legs all by herself.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Annabel's Poncho

Look at little Annabel in her new poncho! Grandma Mami made it for her. Just in time for the chilly fall weather...