Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Baby Blessings!

We got to finally bless Tayden and Cole Sunday! It was a great day! We want to thank all our family and friends who came to support us! We are so blessed that we have so many people around that love us! I hope everyone got to come taste all the desserts we had! It was a lot of work, but it was SOOO yummy and worth it! Thanks to everyone that brought something helped a ton!

It was fun because we blessed Tayden and Cole! So we had so many people there. We were lucky enough to be able to do this at my parents house so we could do them both without people having to come twice...or miss one! I thought it was great to have all the Hammons there too! They are some of the greatest people I know, they have just welcomed my family into we ALL married Chad!

Jerry did a great job...he never fails to impress me! What impressed me the most was how prepared and ready he was. He was calm and collected! He does so well speaking in front of groups of people! I love him SO much! I am SO lucky to have him as my husband!

I cant' believe how BIG Tayden has already gotten! I miss his teeny-tininess...but I am LOVING him growing! He is getting SO much personality! He smiles so big all the time...I'm not going to lie...he LOVES me! I still LOVE being a mom! I am so blessed and So lucky! He sleeps really does his dad! If I didn't tell Jerry, he'd think Tayden slept ALL night...he usually has NO idea I get up with him (which is usually only once).

I hope you are all loving life as much as I do! Just remember to stay positive and not let the little things eat at you! It's really not worth it!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Our first family photos!

Today was a GREAT day! I guess this whole weekend has been great! We rented a lens that Jerry is trying to convince me to buy...and after this weekend I am ALMOST convinced....ALMOST, Jer, not 100%! If it cost 1/4th of what it does I would be SOLD! Haha!

Well, we did get some amazing pictures! And the lens was definitely a huge part in the look of the pictures!

Not only did we take our first family photos this week, Jerry started his rotations for his 3rd year in med school! He is doing internal medicine and loving it! He is on call every 4 days, meaning he works for 30 hours straight! THe worst part about it...Jerry is used to getting 8 hours of sleep a night, and this is not happening! If he gets a little grumpy or short with you...I apologize on his behalf! :)

I also went back to work this week! It has been very emotional for me to leave my little guy! So if I am grumpy or short with you, I apologize! Haha! We are just a bundle of joy at our house...the only thing keeping us sane is our BUNDLE of JOY!!

We are loving life and all it's craziness!

To view the rest of our family photos, click here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I love my little son!

This is the first post I've ever put up on here and I'm so excited! Tayden will be 1 month old next Tuesday, can you believe it? Feels like only yesterday that we were in the hospital waiting for him to arrive into this world. He is such a joy, I look forward to going home everyday so that I can be with him and Mindee (and Bentley, of course!). My favorite thing about him are his amazing facial expressions, from the Zoolander "Blue Steel" to Grumpy old men crusty faces, they are all incredible. Yesterday, I was giving him kisses and he BURPED in my mouth! Sounds gross, but I kinda thought it was hilarious. So weird what you're willing to put up with when its your own child. Mindee and I are having so much fun with him, and we look forward to raising him up in our family. Now, back to research...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

He's here, he's here, he's finally here!

Mindee and Jerry gladly welcome Tayden Jeremy Chidester!

We already love him SO much and can't believe he hasn't been in our lives forever! It feels like we have known him forever!

Things are going really well! I feel great, Jerry is in heaven, and even Bentley has welcomed the baby! He is actually very gentle with him. Tayden makes any noise and Bentley is very concerned and tries to make sure everything is ok!

Tayden was born 7/11/2009 ant 12:48 midnight! After a VERY long day of contractions. We went to the hospital early friday morning! He weighed 7Ibs 6oz and was 21.5 inches long.

Jerry got to be a BIG part of the delivery. He got to "glove and suit up". It was a great experience for him! He was the first to hold Tayden! It was really special! Tayden was under a lot of stress so after the cord was cut they had to rush him over to NICU. They had a little area set up in the room, and after they got everything worked out, then I got to hold him!

I already LOVE being a mom! Especially because Tayden slept really well last tomorrow I might feel differently! Haha!

Thank you everyone for your love and support! It has meant SO much to Jerry and I!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

He's DONE!!

Wow! Jerry is done! I feel such a huge relief i can only imagine how Jerry feels! Now Tayden can come whenever! As long as he came after Jerry's test! Can't you see how happy he looks!

Jer, I am SO proud of you! Look how far you have come. It has been a lot of work, but it has been worth it! I love you SO much! Now we just have to wait for Tayden to come!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Time is winding down!

Wow! How time flies when you're having fun!

Jerry's BIG board exam is quickly approaching! ONE week from today! He is feeling, ready yet overwhelmed at the same time! We are definitely jealous of his classmates/friends that have taken their tests! We can only imagine the relief they are feeling!

Tayden is due in 2 1/2 weeks! It's crazy! I feel ALL emotions at the same time! We will be fine as long as he comes AFTER Jerry's test (even if it's that night) as long as it's AFTER!!

So, good luck preparing this week Jer! I KNOW you will do great! I am so proud of you and all your dedication and hard work! You mean the world to me! I love you SO much!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I am such a NERD!

So, I was looking at my blog today and realized...people have left comments on mine! I NEVER even looked! I thought it would like e-mail me and tell me or something...maybe it does and I'm just weird and don't know how to use this thing! I am learning though!

So, thanks everyone, I will try to stay updated a little better! I'm terrible but I will try!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So SAD!!

So, I have been really thinking about my blog lately, and how my New Years resolution was to update it regularly...and this is my first update since then! In fact it's almost been 6 months. Then as I signed in today, I noticed a little thing that said I have been on Blogspot since April 2008, and I think I have made like 3 posts! SO SAD!

I think part of the reason I have been even thinking of blogging is because it's part of my nesting! Haha! I really think it's because I just want to be home! It's hard working 6 days a week every week for 6 plus years! I don't know how my dad has done it all my life...I feel for him! I'm tired! Although that will all end this summer and I'm sure there will be days that I would rather be at work! But I am READY for that challenge!