Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lila's 1 Month Birthday

Happy 4 week birthday Lila Grace! One whole month old...

I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since Lila was born. It's all going so fast...too fast.

She's such a good girl and getting to be so big. We go to the Dr next week so I'm anxious to see how much she weighs (officially); I'm guessing around 9 pounds. She's eating well and sleeping well and playing with her brother well...so we couldn't ask for a better girl.

She has her moments of fussiness, as any perfect baby does, but I just try to think that someday, I'm going to miss her being so dependant on me and wanting me to hold her all the time. Because although she'll always need her Mommy, it won't be like this for long...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I see London, I see France!

Just because I think his little undies are so damn cute...

...especially when they stay dry!
They're so cute, I kinda don't ever want to put shorts on him, but then he just hides his cars in the special "front pocket " so... :-)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lila's first bath...

Last week the Lila's umbilical cord fell off! I was super pumped because not only does it make diaper changes so much easier, but it meant we could finally give her a bath (not that she was stinky, but it's more fun for me!)

I gave Jack the very important job of "sitting on the potty" and watching me, because he was so eager to start splashing water all over her. Needless to say, he did a marvelous job of sitting on the potty and watching :)

Lila enjoyed her bath, but she did manage to discover her thumb while in the process!

In other bathroom news, Jack is wearing his big boy undies (just at home)! He hasn't had an accident yet, and he's even gone to the bathroom on his own (BIG DEAL) to go potty by himself! Yeah Jack!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Kids!

I think Jack is happy to have some of the camera attention off of him for a while, but I do manage to get a few (VAST UNDERSTATEMENT) of "the kids" from time to time...mostly, I make Jack pose/kiss Lila a lot!

Jack's favorite activity lately is using Lila as a ramp for his cars! He even shares some of his cars with her...just not "Present Lightning McQueen"! He never lets that car out of his sight!
And FYI: Jack's the bodyguard for his new baby sister! (Love this shirt from Grandma, Jennie, Ava, and Joanie). Check out those muscles!

And although it's not a "real smile" yet...here's a glimpse of our happy girl~! She's so content (most of the time!)

With a BIG kinda smile...(forgive the poor pic quality and angle...)

Tonight, CC and Jason will have their hands full watching both Jack and Lila as we head to the Cards game! We'll be right behind home plate, but I'll be thinking about Carey most of the night! I'm talking to Lila now about being extra good for her Aunt; I'll report on how the night went!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A little bit of Lila

Preface: Basically just a photo dump with not much commentary due to lack of time :)

Lila had her first doctor's visit yesterday and is now 6 pounds 15 ounces (she was 6 pounds 6 ounces when we left the hospital, so she's gained 9 ounces)! I know, it still sounds super little, but she's above her birth weight and the Dr was very impressed she's gained so much back (they would like for babies to be at least their birth weight by 10 days old, so she's above target! Little over achiever!)

I've determined that I've had twins...two years apart! Lila is identical to how Jack looked as a baby! (When I find more time, I'll be sure to get some comparison pics to prove it! The resemblance is scary...)

Everyone is well and happy as can be. Jack is still loving the role of big brother and I'm loving the role of mommy of 2!

Grandma, Aunt Jennie, Aunt 'Noanie', and Ava are coming in town to meet Lila...Jack for one is beyond excited to see his favorite little cousin! This is just a photo shoot waiting to happen! More to come (including a hilarious Jack story!).


Monday, August 2, 2010

Pictures of the fam

Here's our first new family photo...just the 4 of us!
And me and my two favorite people ever.
and Lila's first car ride...I think she was as excited as we were to head home...
And a few of our little Lila Grace...so much love already

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Newborn photos

Home sweet home! We are home and happy to be on our own turf...

Lila is doing wonderfully. She's eating like a champ and sleeping most of the days. She lets us see her pretty blue eyes now and then, but for the most part is getting plenty of rest.

Jack has taken on the role of big brother perfectly and we are most proud. He loves to help change her diaper and even wants to take naps with her...he frequently kisses her and wants to hold her every second he can...practice makes perfect!

I'm doing better than expected...the second time around is much easier (not EASY by any means, but easier than #1). I have so many pictures to share, but haven't found the time to upload them, so for now, you can view Lila's newborn photoshoot by clicking here, the password is 0730lilagreffet.

I'll post more pictures of Miss Lila Grace and big bro Jack soon. Thanks for all of the well wishes and love. We're most lucky to have the best family and friends to support us.

Love, love, love...