Getting pregnant with Erin was quite the shock, as Jack had just turned 2 a few days before finding out, and Grace was only 9 months old. Here is a picture of them, that was taken right around the time we got pregnant with Erin.
This picture was taken on 12/26, a mere hours before finding out I was pregnant. I remember feeling extremely puffy on this day. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the Bears game. A few days prior I had the STRONGEST craving for a bagel. Colin went out in rainy and freezing (for Florida) weather to get me a bagel. Those 2 things prompted me to take a test. And that night, we found out we were going to have baby #3.
9 months later, we had a perfect newborn, an on-the-go one year old, and an extremely active two year old. Life certainly hasn't slowed down a BIT since!
Erin Olivia McCormick
Friday, August 19, 2011 11:47AM
10 lbs. 3 oz. 21.5 inches
We really wanted to have her on the 23rd since Jack and Grace were born on the 23rd of their birthday months. They switched the days they do scheduled c-sections from Tuesdays to Fridays, so I had her 4 days earlier. Come to find out, there was a reason for it. She had a tight knot in her umbilical cord, which could cause serious problems, even stillbirth.
I was a giant whale when I was pregnant with Erin (as I was with the others too). The size of my belly looks as though I'm carrying triplets at least! I gained 75 pounds during the pregnancy. It took me almost a year to lose it all.
Having a baby cuddle up and sleep on my chest...one of my favorite things in the entire world!
Jack and Grace fell in love immediately, too.
Here is her first birthday:
|the 1, 2, and 3 year olds|
The 2, 3, and 4 year olds - This picture will be a tradition every year on Erin's birthday. I will take this tomorrow (writing this on Sunday) and edit this post to add it.
2 Year Photo Session Pictures:
For the others I started this interview on their 3rd birthday, but I figure Erin is pretty good with her language skills, so I'd give it a shot a year early. Enjoy!
What is your name? Erin
How old are you? 1 (doing this on 8/14)
What is your favorite color? pink
What is your favorite toy? Mickey Mouse!
What is your favorite food? chicken nuggets
What is your favorite fruit? (had to give choices) apples, grapes
What is your favorite vegetable? (silence)
What is your favorite T.V. show? Chicken Little
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? fruit
What is your favorite outfit? my new dress up
What is your favorite game? octagon game (???)
What is your favorite snack? oatmeal
What is your favorite animal? doggy
What is your favorite song? Twinkle Little Star
What is your favorite book? Diamond
Who is your best friend? Jack
What is your favorite kind of cereal? oatmeal
What is your favorite thing to do outside? um, mow the grass (no joke...she really said this.)
What is your favorite thing to drink? chocolate milk
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? oatmeal
What is your favorite movie? Chicken Little, I said!!!! (apparently she doesn't know the difference between a movie and a T.V. show.)
Where do you want to work when you get older? (silence)
Do you like school? yes
Who is your teacher? Ms. Lizzie
Who do you play with the most at school? Ms. Wanda (This is her new teacher.)
What is your favorite thing to do at school? chapel
Do you take a nap every day? yes
What do you want for your birthday dinner? um, this one
What gift would you like for your birthday this year? no I don't want to
What makes you really happy? because I don't want to
What makes you feel proud? (touches the computer and said, "That's daddy's and mommy's, right? Then grabs scissors and says, "What's this? Scissors. Uh-huh! Cut your paper.") (Clearly I've exceeded her attention span.)
What makes you feel scared? monster!
What makes you feel excited? a bulldog, a bulldoggy (points to a wooden bulldog figurine. Still not paying attention)
What makes you feel sad? because somebody's sad.
What else would you like to say? Oatmeal. A bulldog! Will you help me? Will you put this back? Oatmeal!