Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's stickers

Addie got some stickers in the mail from her cousins in Elk Ridge. I put them on her hands and face and she loved them! They kept her entertained for quite awhile. Thanks Crippens!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Everyone always says how much Addie looks like Jardin and I totally agreed until I found this old photo of me when I was 6 months old. I must have given her some of her cutes!

Addie's Favorite Game...Destroy the Room

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas is always fun but it's even better when you have a baby to share it with. Although Addie had no idea what was going on and loved the wrapping paper better than her gifts, it was wonderful having her with us this year!


We wanted to do a new born photo shoot for Addie but after everything that happened we decided to wait until she was completely healthy and off her oxygen. So at four months our good friend Jessica Bateman did a 20 minute shoot. Addie did really well at first but quickly got irritated. Luckily Jess is an awesome photographer and was able to capture some great moments-including the ornery ones.

Addie's First Photo Shoot

Bows....The BIGGER the BETTER!

Addie's start

Adeline Nichole Gleason was born at 2:31 am on April 3, 2009. She was 8 lbs. oz. and 21 inches long. She had quite a bit of dark hair and the most gorgeous eyebrows! A few minutes after her birth, however, they rushed her away on oxygen for tests. She had aspirated blood and had collapsed lungs, she had pneumonia, and she had a bacteria in her blood that the doctors said was so advanced that she must have been sick for about a week before she was born. Needless to say, it was a rough start for our little baby.

Soon after the tests, they decided she needed to be life-flighted to the NICU at Utah Valley Hospital. I, however, had to stay at the AF hospital and wasn't able to see her again for a couple days. When I was able to see her to doctors had put her into a drug induced coma and said that 99% of babies they see come into the NICU were healthier than she was. That was extremely hard to hear and seeing her limp body attached to so many machines was even worse.

After many prayers, fasts, blessings and time, she healed however. She did come home on oxygen and stayed on it for about a month in a half. However, looking at her now, you would never have known that she had such a bad start. She is a healthy 21 lbs and is very active and energetic. We know the Lord loves us and is watching over us and we are grateful!

Welcome to the World Addie!