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Baby Pictures

Some updates:

1. Gracie has been sent to her room. Starting night-before-last we set up the uber-cool monitors and she slept happlily without having to lieten to daddy snore.

2. First bath. Okay, so she loves to have her hair shampooed, but she HATES being undressed (and we’re praying that continues into the mid-thirties…) So, it started out very pleasant and ended in a scream-fest. Got some cute pics, will upload soon.

3. Mom and baby are doing great. We’re getting some sleep (Grace gives up about 4 hours at a time, which we acknowledge as a gift from the Lord!) and we’re napping while she sleeps. Went for a walk around the neighborhood last night with baby asleep in the snuggly on my chest, where she was approximately 7000 degrees. I thank God daily that He chose to have us in a air-conditioned hospital during the 104 temps!

Also, it has been brought to my attention that there has been a dearth of pictures posted to the blog.

Here are a few of my favorites…

This is the official announcement pic…


My favorite shot of my girls…


The new and improved TeamPerk…


And, finally…my one “artsy” shot (so far…)


Before I sign out…

Just wanted to toss out a couple of “Thank you’s” Too many to list them all (we have awesome friends) but here are some that rise to the top of my sleep-deprived mind…

First and foremost…Jeni Bullis and Kathy Chaney.

If I wasn’t sure before, I am now firmly convinced that both of these women have angel-wings beneath thier shining armor.

You made a long, hard day (and night) so much better. We are currently planning which corner of the living room we are going to erect your shrines in. Seriously, you have unlimited gormet dinners for the asking. And, of course, Dan and Chris also, for covering the home front while your wives blessed us.

Di Anderson and Mel Zallee.

I told Vic that we need to have another baby just to get Mel’s tortellini and Di’s homemade bread again! Seriously, amazing dinners and a total blessing. PS – Mel…you have been included in the shrine-plans, the bouncy-seat has saved our sanity (well, mostly.)

Dane & Michelle Shores.

Our “baby encyclopedias.” What would we do without you guys? Bless you for orgaizing meals for us, I would have burned down the house and slept right through it!

Terry & Dana Ramsey.

Who adopted us from the very beginning and have been blessing us ever since. (And, btw, the hat is AWESOME!)

Again, there are tons of other folks who have been wonderful, but I’m going to sleep at the keyboard, so I’d better sign off.




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10 thoughts on “Baby Pictures

  1. Dinana on said:

    I’m convinced that the real reason she screams is Perry’s shirt!

  2. Cass on said:

    She is so beautiful! Thank you for putting up more pictures.
    I can’t wait to meet her!!! And I can’t wait to see you guys too!
    David’s sister in law is due this weekend, so between Gracie and her there has been a lot of baby stuff going on. I have been frequenting the Babies’R’Us website and I must admit David is really excited for this baby stuff to cool down so the phrase “Aww look how cute that is” is no longer uttered in our home.
    Don’t worry, I’m not planning any little cousins for Gracie yet.
    Praying for you.
    Love you!

  3. Dinana on said:

    I love the announcement photo! Find the baby in the blankey!

  4. AaDO's wife--SuperDi on said:

    You all are gorgeous!
    I’m so glad that Gracie is settling in and you are getting some sleep. What an incredible blessing!
    You keep coming up with things that I keep thinking, “We forgot to tell them about that,” (like the fact that a baby–and child–is an incredibly effective heating pad). Oh well, some things just have to be experienced. I’m so grateful that you are being blessed with these moments.
    (You don’t have to have another baby to have bread–I’ll make you some more if you want it. It’s so hard to do–dumping stuff into the bread machine for it’s one hour bread cycle. But I love you guys so I’m willing to put in the time and effort).


    Okay, its about 3am and I’m posting from the comfort of my car.

    At about 1:30 the princess decided it was time for some vocal excersizes, and shortly thereafter she and I decided to take a little drive.

    A few obversations about driving around Wilsonville at 3am.

    #1: You suddenly realize, when a cop pulls in behind you, that you have absolutely no way to PROVE that the child in the backseat is yours.

    #2: It is imperative, at 3am, that you have coffee in you to safely operate a car, sadly…

    #3: The only place to get coffee at 3am in Wilsonville is 7-11

    #4: The guy who works the 3am shift at 7-11 is kinda creepy. (We had a 10 minute conversation about his favorite shoes!)

    #5: God apparently places an early warning system in new fathers that says “TIME TO GET YOUR DAUGHTER AWAY FROM THE CREEPY GUY!!!”

    Anyway, all turned out well and we’re back in the car and driving the loop again. Gracie actually fell asleep about 2 minutes into the drive but we’re going to take another hour or so to make sure.


    – Perk

  6. PS- A fairly unhappy looking lady delivers my newspaper at around 3:30am.

    I feel like I’m staking out my own apartment…

  7. AaDO's wife--SuperDi on said:

    You’re a GOOD dad, Perry.

  8. Dinana on said:

    And we love the potential for new blogging material!

  9. Aww, what great looking pics. The waiting is over, now you get to hold the best part of “your lives” (Gracie) that you have been waiting for the past 9 months– &— 8 + years.
    Gracie will set the pace and schedule for both of you. The first 2 weeks are crazy, but it get eaiser as time goes on.
    Enjoy this time, as it fly’s by really fast. Get your sleep like you have been (while she’s napping), it will help you from fallen on your faces.
    I hope that Mom is doing well after all of this.
    My blessings to all,

  10. Julie K on said:

    Gracie is a beauty I am looking forward to meeting her soon. Congrats Perry and Vic. Welcome to the wonderful, chaotic world of parenthood. Soon you will begin to wonder just what did you do before she came into your lives. 🙂 Julie K.

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