Tuesday, October 19, 2010


It's funny. I love reading people's blogs that are nothing like mine (i like reading my friends blogs that are like mine as well). I have used mine as a family/kid memory album. Which, i'm so thankful for since I never did the baby books where you write down all the stuff you'll never ever remember. But, I do love to read witty, non-baby/kid story blogs. The creativity of some people amazes me. The acts of mercy and justice of others inspires me. The deep loss of others who share their struggles via their blogs encourages me.

But, for now I will leave you with another great Jayden quote since this is how we do it on the summerville bloggy. Keep in mind that I am breastfeeding and that Hope sleeps in a Moses basket:)

Jayden (as I'm feeding the baby):
"Babies don't drink from mommies and sleep in baskets. They drink from bottles and sleep in beds."

Who knew the kid could do analogies?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

He's just that funny. and cute. and smart.

Me: You are a really great kid.
Jayden (w/ sheepish grin): yeah. and you love me so much.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Our Littlest Love


Jayden: Hope has a little bit of hair.
Me: She does?
Jayden: Yep, just like me and journey and mommy but not daddy.
Me: Yeah, what do you think happened to daddy's hair.
Jayden: I don't know. It just went down to his chin. you want to talk about that kinda hair?

Monday, October 4, 2010

One Month Old

Hope has changed so much in 4 weeks! We are settling in as a family of 5 and we are falling in love with this little girl. My dear friend Melonie has a photography passion/budding business and she took some great pictures of Hope today. I will post more later...

Brothers and Sisters

8 days old

3 days old.

We LOVE our Gram

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Home Sweet Home

2 days old. family trip to the pool.
Daddy's girl.
Swaddle me.
Swaddle me.
Swaddle me.

Random Hospital Favorites

Although I was only in the hospital for 24 hrs post delivery I was so tired of sitting in this bed I made Demetrius change places with me.
Our little glow worm.
First bath...my babies have some chunky cheeks!
Warming up to her little sister.

The family meets Hope

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hope Elise Summerville

Proud Daddy holding his new little girl for the first time.
Daddy hold his other little girl who didn't want to get anywhere near Hope. Don't worry, now she won't leave her alone. When Hope cries you will always hear, "soaky (it's okay) Oope (hope)."
Love at first sight.
Blessed with another beautiful, healthy baby. Couldn't be more thankful.
The new and improved Summerville family. Please notice how the Daddy is sweating but the mama never did break a sweat. Lovely.

For memories sake (and for those who care to know) this is how it went down. I was 2 days shy of my due date when I was induced. I was only 2cm and 50% effaced. I carried this baby about 1 1/2 weeks longer than the other kids so we thought we were certainly going to have a huge baby. I was also surprised because by 37 weeks with Journey I was already 4cm. Had the others been born at 40 weeks they would have been just under and just over 10lbs:) So, needless to say we were very surprised that Hope was only 7lbs 15oz. I did measure a week or so behind and I gained less weight (22lbs) this time, but I know those #s can be deceiving. I remember thinking and saying "she's little" when I met her for the first time. Back to the induction: I checked into Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies at 11am on Sunday the 5th (p.s. last year on Labor Day Sunday I ran a half marathon with my best friend Portia.) The pitocin was started at 12:20 and a mere 5 hours and 8 minutes later our girl was born. I have had super easy and fast labors (compliments of the epidural) and super fast deliveries (as in I've never had to push longer than 1 minute). That's all folks!