introducing my guest bloggers & a little parker update.

hi everybody!

first things first, thank you all sooooo much for all of your congratulatory comments yesterday.  they have made steve's and my day... really.  i feel like little parker's arrival is celebrated here, there, and everywhere.  he's feeling the love too.  and his momma is seriously needing it right now as the little man is working on his tan back at the hospital under the photo-therapy lights.  stupid bilirubin levels are a little on the high side.  and, even though he thinks he's chillaxin' on the beach right now, if he can't be in my arms, i'm pretty much in tears.  so, i write this from a close by room because i'm much too overemotional to leave his side (and my uterus aches if i get anywhere further than 10 feet from him... and i thought the contractions were over once he was out!  think again!).  so, please think of us as he chills in the "sun."  let's get these levels down!

now, moving on... the bump is clearly no longer a bump (except for all the excess skin which is probably hanging around--ooh, sexy!) but is out in the world almost ready to start his meet-and-greet.  thus, i have a few fabulous friends (alliteration!) here to take the blog-reigns while i'm off doing the whole getting peed on thing (he's a he!  give him a break!).  i do declare you're in for a treat as these ladies are some of my very favorite on the web... and all have one thing in common: they're moms.  they won't get too theme-y on you (and hopefully the non-moms out there aren't like, "lame.  remind me to take it's a hunt life off my google reader for the next week or so.) but just a smidgen theme-y... k?  so, please welcome my friends and check out their blogs if you haven't already.

i'll be back soon.

love to all,
bridget, steve, & parker

p.s. i guest posted on aron and ashley's fabulous blog yesterday.  check it out and don't forget to congratulate them on the newest member of their family... little hudson!


  1. You, Steve and Parker are in my thoughts and prayers. Everything will be fine.

  2. Congratulations on Parker! :)

    Soon enough and I am sure you'll have him back home with you!

    I cant wait to see more of him on here! I am sure he is just adorable!

  3. Both of my children had jaundice and had to go under the bilirubin lights. I would sit outside the room, sobbing, with my face pressed against the glass! Parker will be just fine after a little "tanning" sesh. Much love to you all!

  4. Sweet Parker will get those levels down and will be snuggling in no time!

    Much love you to your family!!!

  5. I don't know where the skin goes, but it goes. Probably to some alternate universe where all these skin people hang out avoiding the sun and making epidermis jokes. Most of it anyway.

    Phinny got his tan on. Even after we were home I was freaking out every second that he looked to yellow and it had spread. My pediatrician had to remind me every appointment that little man had an olive complexion.

    Enjoy that perfect little newborn.

  6. nah son, this non-mom is excited for your guest bloggers. don't even worry. and don't worry about sweet baby parker; i'm sure he will be just fine after a few tanning sessions :) go love your little baby boy :)

  7. Congrats to your family! I'm glad Parker is getting some special attention, but I completely understand the anxiety in being far from him. He's been with you everyday for nearly a year!

    I look forward to the guest posts this week, maybe as a very new mom myself I'll learn something. =)

  8. Sending good vibes to Parker!!

  9. MellyB, the skin gets sucked back into your belly button...that's why it looks like a cat's anus for a couple months.


    Anyway, Parker, Everett says if you rub a little baby oil on, it helps with the tanning.

    Keep loving on him, mama. You're doing a fabulous job!

  10. Prayers for Parker and his orange-tinge skin. Behr had the same scare, fortunately he didn't have to go back to the hospital, because that would have killed me since Mark was out of the country.

    MellyB and E, what the heck are you talking about. My excess skin, or "material" as I call it, is still hanging around and won't go away! Give Bridget tips! And me too please.

  11. so happy to hear you guys are doing well! minus the sun-tanning sessions your little one has to go through because of that darned bilirubin :( hope he's back to 100% soon!

    theme-y or not, i'm excited to "meet" your favorite bloggers out there :)

  12. congrats on your gorgeous little guy! what a proud mama you must be. I have enjoyed following your 9 months, though I think this is my first time saying hi! :)
    looking forward to more pictures and stories from you as you start this part of you adventure with Parker!

  13. Hang in there Bridget! Your little guy is adorable and I cannot wait to see all the pictures!

    Hugs from Ohio!

  14. I saw your post over at Hither and Thither. That's why I came over here to visit...and am now one of those child-less 'hanger-arounders'! LOL Congratulations on the new little one!! :-) The Bilirubin...this too shall pass. I know it must be frustrating though. But it'll just make him more handsome for his 'meet and greet'! ^_^ Can't wait to check out his tan!!!

  15. Congratulations to you and Steve!

    If it helps (and I know nothing really does when you're worried about your little one), both my boys had jaundice. My first got to come home from the hospital with us, but we had to have him in a bili-blanket for a few days. So, big hugs and just know that he'll be fine! :)

  16. ooh im so excited to see this new side of you! well....newish. you know what i mean.

  17. congrats!!! he''ll be allright, you'll see. but I get what you mean, you need him with you. ooooh those sweet, sweet moments, with a newborn in your arms!!!

  18. Big congratulations on your beautiful baby boy, and best wishes for a quick + successful "tanning" sesh!

    Also, I think I speak for all your non-Mommy-followers, but we really do love hearing your updates and do NOT mind the theme at all!

    Take care Bridget, xo

  19. Bridget, I am SO HAPPY for you! Really. Like, heart overflowing joyful happiness. I am praying that sweet little Parker's levels go down. <3

    Congratulations, my friend!

  20. Congratulations! My little guy was in the hospital for 3 weeks (he was 5 weeks early) and I know firsthand how hard it is to not be with your baby every second of every day. He had to go under the lights too and it only took a couple days to solve that part of the problem. I'm sure Parker will be home before you know it.

    Hang in there :)

  21. Congratulations on Parker! He is adorable. Jax had high levels when he was born too and they went down fast with a little help. Hang in there. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. :)

  22. Gabe had bad jaundice too. His bilirubin levels dropped dramatically after a couple bowel movements. Hang in there mama! And get him to poop!

  23. Praying for levels to drop and for Parker to return to your loving arms!

    I hated when Westley had to go to the nursery for doctor check ups. I would watch the clock the whole time and walk down to the nursery and watch him through the window anxiously.

    I think about you guys everyday! Love to you, Steve, Parker and all the Hunts (including Gracie)

  24. I hope Parker is finished getting his tan on and is back safely in your arms by now, Bridget. So very, very happy for you guys.

  25. Bridget,

    Hi! I've never commented on here before but I've been enjoying your blog for a few months now. First of all, congratulations! Parker is adorable. I hope his suntan gets those bilirubin levels down quick!

    I recently started a blog about a month ago as well. I wanted it to be a little of everything, but it also deals with my heartache of a previous miscarriage and current infertility. It's a work in progress. But, I just want to thank you for your blog. It has brightened my days on many occasions, and helped give me the courage to start one as well.


    Enjoy this time with your sweet new baby and I look forward to your return!

  26. Congratulations on your precious baby boy. I am happy for you!


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