Well...we made it through our first week home with Mercer! There was a lot of yelling...(on her end)...and a lot less sleep than usual but man oh man is she worth it.  I could eat her with a spoon.

My phone is slowly but surely losing storage with all of the pictures I snap of her daily.  I'll leave you with a few...

No, she does not wear a headband all day every day but I like to tell myself she prefers them.


Mercer Kelly Parnell made her appearance on Monday September 7, 2015...Labor fitting. I'll spare you the "birth story" (I'm not a fan of those) and give you pictures instead...fair enough? 

We had such an amazing hospital stay ( amazing as one can be) thanks to the doctors and nurses at Presbyterian Dallas.  Our time there flew by and before we knew it, we were heading out the door to go home with all 8 lbs 7 ounces and 20 1/2 inches of this precious peach.

Obsessed doesn't even begin to cover it...sigh...


In typical Whitney and Parnell fashion, we had anything but a relaxing weekend.  Nesting and errand running was in full force as well as some social meals out with friends (squeezing those in before we are under house arrest).  One of these said meals took place at Dave & Buster's.  I wish I was kidding. 

Parnell has been asking me to go to dinner at Dave & Buster's for like...three years to which I always reply with an eye roll and something along the lines of "where should we really go?"  Well...all my husband's dreams came true when not only did we go, but other people agreed to go with us. I must say, the evening turned out to be quite fun...

In case you were wondering, Parnell has approximately 20,000 (yes) tickets on his card and decided to save them for our next trip instead of picking a prize.  So...I think that was his way of guaranteeing a return trip??