Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lulu's First Month

So we had the baby and she is a month old now! I haven't kept up with this blog at all so I'll just be posting a few photos from her fist month.

First a few from the hospital just after she was born.

One of the first I took, it was night sorry for the grain.

Auntie Donica!

She slept like this for the first week or so- hands stretched. Now she gets swaddled.

 She was 9lbs 3oz at birth and almost 2weeks early. I was surprised and not at all ready. I packed my hospital bag while in labor and we set up her bassinet when we got home. I am still sorting through clothes and trying to empty her crib. (It's been a rough postpartum for us. Without going into too many details I got sick and found out I had a retained placenta and baby got a little fever around 4 weeks and was hospitalized for 3 days.)
Love her tiny fingers!

...and toes.

We took her home in this.
 These 2 are from her first newborn photos that I took. 5 days old

 my 2nd set taken at 8 days

She also had some newborn photos taken (at 10 days) by Lezley Alba but I haven't downloaded any yet so maybe another blog post later.

We love her so!

 3 weeks! She was not wanting to sleep curled up any more but I tried.

 This was my first time using my newest lens, the 35mm sigma ART. I love it! Being this close to a baby while taking a photo is awesome.

 Finally got some of them together!

 4 weeks!! She's been so strong from the beginning. She would lift her head and turn it from side to side even in the hospital.
 Angry smiles.

 She is so cute!

1 month! (pretty much- taken a little late due to her being in the hospital) Cinderella lost her shoe! We were worried the tiny shoes would never fit but her feet are small for them still. This whole outfit was made by the very talented lady behind the blog Mom of Marlee and the shoes are reversible!

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's A Girl!!!!

 So I have been a terrible blogger lately! I blame the morning sickness. It's been the worst (had to get an IV, lost almost 20lbs, spent at least 2 months deteriorating on the couch puking more than I could eat).  But I have been taking photos so maybe I'll catch up. Someday. :)

Anyway, we are so excited we are expecting a baby girl in April!

 These 3 photos ^ were all Caleb, I didn't ask him to put his arm around his brother or kiss him. I guess if you ask them to do the same things in front of your camera enough they just do it! 

 The boys had such a fun time with the balloons!
 And probably more fun with the pink strawberry milk.

Although I did catch a ton of photos of the tops of their heads.

Archie started blowing bubbles in his milk at the end and Caleb though it was so hilarious! 

The ultra sound went pretty well this morning. The baby looks healthy! I still have placenta previa but the doctor is very optimistic about it correcting itself soon. We will get another 3d ultrasound in 6 weeks. The tech was very certain we are having a girl. I think it's still sinking in and every time I think about all the tiny dresses I will have/get to buy I get a little teary eyed, darn hormones! Archie has always said during this pregnancy that he wants a baby sister and I think he was pretty convinced he would get what he wanted. He just had this attitude that that's how it would be.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

23 Months Caleb

Less than a month until he's 2!! Time is flying but Caleb is as cute as ever. He is such a sweetheart and a great cuddle buddy. Caleb we love you so!!!

He has the best laugh!

 They really are best friends. They play and fight so well and show so much love for each other. It's such a blessing to see them together.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Caleb 22 Months

Eeek! Less than 2 months till he is 2!!! 

We've had some fun adventures lately and I might even get round to posting about the boys first camping trip and meeting cousins... someday. 

Happy 22 months Caleb!!

 These are posted in order that I took them. Can you tell I bribed him with a minty tic tac to come outside for photos? He kept taking it out of his mouth and there's the drool...

So glad I got a little smile out of him.

We love you Caleb!