Saturday, December 29, 2012


Evangeline is mesmerized by the psychedelic lights in her jungle gym. I'm trusting the fine manufacturers at Bright Starts that this won't cause permanent damage.

Sunday, December 23, 2012


We took Evangeline to In-N-Out for the first time. She loved it.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mr. Wonderful

Kevin is truly Mr. Wonderful.  How did Evangeline and I get so lucky?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Evangeline is so lucky to have two sets of Great Grandparents!

Great Granny and Great Papa

Great Grammy and Great Grandpa Bob

Friday, December 14, 2012

She's Official

I Am Two Weeks Old Today

I am two weeks old today and I visited my favorite doctor, Dr. Grant.  I now weight 8lbs and am very healthy. I have been working out every day and soon will have a very strong neck!  Life at two weeks is good!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


We just finished nearly all of Evangeline's disposable diapers so today we started on cloth diapers. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The first 10 days or so of parenthood have been fairly straightforward, all things considered. However part of the ease has nothing to do with Evangeline or her parents- we have been blessed with a generous helping of meals, snacks, and desserts delivered right to our door (and sometimes prepared right in our kitchen!).

From curry dinners (grandma Kathy E.), tamale pie (Joneses), lactation bars (Butlers), Humus (Sarah), apple pie (great grandma Jones), and a freezer full of meals still to eat, friends and family have been making sure mom and dad stay well fed.

Thank you to everyone!

Katie and Micheal's delicious Thai dish

Sunday, December 9, 2012

9 days

I am 9 days old today.  I like sleeping on dad, being held and eating to my hearts desire.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Welcome, Lincoln

After nearly a week of locking ourselves in the house, we finally went on a big outing to meet our friends' new baby, Lincoln. Being only six days apart, we imagine they'll become great friends.

Proud Moms

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We woke up this morning to a nice sunny day, so Evangeline got to go out on her first walk. Before that could happen, she had to get all bundled up.

Pink Bunny

Sunday, December 2, 2012

We are home!

We left the hospital this morning around 10:00am.  We survived another night as parents. Kev has officially become a pro diaper changer and swaddler.  Evangeline has quickly stolen our hearts and we are excited for you all to meet her!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

First Night

We made it through the first night. We all took turns sleeping- sometimes Evangeline, sometimes Kev, and other times Tiff- and in the end we all woke up healthy and excited about day number 2 as a family.

Evangeline passed her first test today: the Oregon state-mandated audiology exam to determine whether or not she is hearing properly. She looks just fine.

In a few hours she'll get a few pricks on her heel for blood samples to test for Jaundice and some  inherited disorders. All indications point that she'll pass those with flying colors as well.

One more night in the hospital, then we'll pack up the bags to show Evangeline her new home.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Tiffany awoke this morning at 2am with strong contractions. By 7am we were on our way to Portland Providence. By 8am Tiff was admitted to the hospital with stronger, more consistent contractions.

After 32 minutes of "pushing" Evangeline Erickson burst into the world at 11:20am, arm reaching out and pressed against her head. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, she is a strong, beautiful little girl.

Tiffany is doing very well, despite needing some well-earned respite. Pictures and more information to follow.

Thanks for your prayers.

-The Ericksons

Thursday, November 29, 2012

[False] Alarm

We rushed to this hospital this afternoon under the suspicion that Tiff's water had broken. It turns out that it hasn't, but she is definitely getting close to labor. Tonight? Tomorrow? We'll soon find out.

Lucky for us, the hospital provided Tiff with a new wardrobe to help her past the time during our few hours in the hospital.

Ready for Labor (almost)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Is she coming?

11/21/2012- 38 week appt with Dr. Grant we found out Tiffany is:
  • 1cm dilated
  • 30% Effaced
  • -3 Station

This doesn't mean Evangeline is coming tonight, but it does mean she is getting ready.  Check back here on the day Tiffany goes into labor, this will be the place where we keep everyone updated.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Welcome to The Short List. We'll be posting photos, videos, and general updates to keep friends and family up to date.