Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
That's right! My baby smiled at me! He actually does love me! These were not the only two smiles, either. We had a big time smiling and being silly for a while. And then we went back to sleep! What a great morning for Mommy and Levi!
In other news, Levi's cousin Micah was born on Sunday! He is beautiful and TINY. We went up to the hospital early on Sunday and anxiously awaited the little man's arrival until 9:17pm, when he was born at 6 pounds 9 ounces. Levi was fast asleep when Micah was born, so they weren't able to actually meet until the next day. Here is a picture of the introduction:
They are going to be good friends. I could tell they loved each other right away :) Levi looked so BIG compared to his tiny cousin. I couldn't believe it, only a few pounds difference can make such a BIG difference. Rachael is doing well, and she and Stephen looked great. Stephen even changed a diaper like a pro. We are so happy for them, and can't wait to see how these two precious boys grow up. What a joy for our family!
So all in all, things are wonderful in the Campbell world! God is so good to us!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Mommy snuggling baby Levi...this happens a lot :)
Uncle Scott and Baby levi.
I have to say, I have never seen anything so beautiful in my entire life. I could stare at that little face forever!
Grandpa in his "Packers" shirt and Levi in his "Cowboy's" shirt. Ahhh, the irony.
Daddy has never been so proud! His baby boy sporting the Cowboy's name! This was his first Cowboys game, we watched it in the hospital.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The best email to reach Leah at for letters of your own is firstname.lastname@example.org
You will love it!
I am so excited about this post and these pictures! But I am more excited about how cute my sweet baby boy's nursery looks!! This first picture is of the quote that my mom graciously slaved over getting on the wall. If you can't read it well, it says "Let him sleep for when he wakes, he will move mountains." That is such a precious truth to be displayed over our baby's bed. Levi is going to be an incredible man of God, anointed and set apart. I can't wait to see how he grows and to experience the amazing things he does for kingdom of God.
The next few pictures are my favorite. Let me tell you the story before you see the awesomeness. Several of you know a precious friend from DBU, Leah Combs (formerly Leah Mitchell) and have been able to experience her graciousness and talent. Well I had noticed on her Facebook page that she had these adorable wooden letters in her sweet baby Lyla's room that I hadn't seen before. I had seen wooden letters of course, but these had shadow boxes on them, or "shelves" as I called them in my message to her. (She didn't mention it though, hence the graciousness.) I looked EVERYWHERE for these letters online and in some stores, and couldn't find them anywhere. I finally decided just to ask Leah where she got them. (Sounds like the obvious solution, yes, but I have pregnancy dementia and can't always see what is right in front of my face.) Well in her message back to me, she let me know that she made them herself! Not only did she make them herself, but she offered to make them for my sweet baby boy! And they are beyond words. So let me let you see for yourself:
Here they are with the few trinkets I decorated them with. The L has a little figurine that G-ma (Sean's grandma) gave Levi at the shower. The E has a stuffed bear given to him on a diaper cake by my sweet friend Michele Price. It says "my first bear" on it. Precious. The V has a piggy bank, also from G-ma, and it has a helicopter on it. G-ma's husband, Papa, who passed away before Sean and I met, was a helicopter pilot in the armed forces. I am VERY moved by that gift, because Levi will have a little part of his Papa in that small bank, the great-grandpa he never got to meet. And lastly, the I has some booties that my mom, Levi's Gigi, gave him. They have a space on the sole to write his weight, length, etc. They are so sweet. Mom has some with my info on them :) How cute.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This is the pac n play we got from my wonderful in-laws! It is really cool, and has so many cool things that go along with it. For example:
It has an "infant napper station" (or bassinet) and a changing table, so when I am in the living room or kitchen, I won't have to walk to the nursery and use that! Very convenient. And it also has:
A diaper stacker that holds a rather large box of wipes :) It is a full-service pac n play. And it matches and looks amazing with our stuff! Thanks Mimi and Pops! You guys are the best!
We also put up the quote that goes on the wall above the crib, but I didn't get a good pic of it. But trust me, it looks amazing. I will do that when the nursery is finished ;)
So there are officially only 70 days left until my due date. But the REAL news is that we are most likely going to induce labor on the 26th of October. That's only 65 days away! Sean, if any of you don't know this already, is in PA school, and is working incredibly hard to do well and to stay afloat. And it turns out, he has his HUGE anatomy final exam on the 29th of October! We are super nervous that if we don't get this sweet baby out before then it will come THAT DAY! We were pretty sure we wanted to induce early anyway, but this way we miss the final exam altogether. It is going to be rough for Sean any way we go because of school, but we have such wonderful super supportive friends and family that we know I will be well looked after! I have some really incredible people in my life that have offered (well, some have been enlisted, hehe) to stay home with me and do all the glamorous things that come along with a new baby like burping, changing dirty diapers, rocking the little screamer, etc. I know there are more people out there who are dying to do these things. I would be. Just let me know, haha.
Well, that's it for now. But there's always more to come!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
This is the top of the dresser. My mom painted the dresser brown and put the green polka dots on. Elizabeth Riddle, one of my most precious friends made the little stool with Baby Levi's name on it. That is two sonogram pics of LTC in the frame, and a sweet little elephant given to him by Meghan Hunt. I am so blessed to have friends like these!
I think I am going to put some canvas-lined baskets in this bookshelf. Believe it or not, this was actually a light tan color before Mom painted it. And it would not cooperate and had to be painted a billion times, sanded down, painted again, painted with laminate, and then it chipped and had to be painted...AGAIN. Mom is a trooper.
The hardware that was on this dresser was really beautiful, but it was really old fashioned as well. We decided these were a little more nursery-friendly, and they match the curtain rod, which is VERY important these days.
My sweet baby boy will be sleeping in here! Isn't the bedding my in-laws got me beautiful! And the crib has an attached changing table, which you can kind of see on the right.
This is the finished rocking chair and side table in all of their cherry-wood stained glory. My sister is a master furniture re-finisher! I cannot tell you how beautiful these two things look in real life! This picture does them NO justice. She would be happy to refinish any furniture for you as well, provided you deliver them to her fully sanded. She refuses to sand anything else for the rest of her life, haha.
Here I tried to get a good shot of how beautiful the crib is, and get a good shot of the ADORABLE curtains my mom made! She is a full service decorator, people! I picked out the material, and she made the curtains. If you have chills right now, I don't blame you one bit.
And there you have it. Aside from the few things I mentioned earlier that still have yet to be done, we are finished! And we are SO GLAD. If you want to come over and bask in the glory that is Baby Levi's new abode, and see for yourself it's overwhelming cuteness, please feel free. I plan on being in there a lot in the coming months!
I do want to say "Praise the Lord" for the absolutely incredible family and friends that have blessed us so far in this journey. I cannot believe how blessed we are for all of you to share with us in this adventure. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you have done for us! Thank you for displaying the unending goodness of the Lord in front of us! We love you!!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Another of the chair
This is what the rocking chair looked like before she stained it.
This is the nursery bedding. Yes, I swaddled a teddy bear to see what it would look like.