Sunday, May 22, 2011

This Past Week

 We had  really cold weather here in GA so I had to bundle Caroline up in this cute bunny jacket for our walk. 
 Grayson is so much fun lately!  He's talking alot and learning new words everyday!!  We're loving him!!

 Ready for church--somehow we manage to get these kids dressed and ready and we're out the door by 7:45 for the early service. 
I love this pink dress.  I'm sad that she's outgrowing it so quickly.  She's even wearing her pretty bracelet--thanks Les!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

One Month

This  sweet dress was one of mine when I was a baby.
Caroline is now 1 month old.  She is such a sweet, happy baby and we couldn't be more thankful!!  I was so worried about having a girl--I didn't think I would know what to do! But I'm having the best time with this little girl--it's so much fun to get her all dressed up in those cute dresses and outfits!  It's like having my own real life baby doll!!
She had her doctor's visit today and she weighs 8lbs. 15 oz.--almost 9 lbs!  That still seems pretty small to me (especially compared to some of her "friends" that were born around the same time), but she's in the 50th percentile, so perfectly average.  I guess she'll be a petite little girl!  
However, she's 21 3/4 in. tall--90th percentile for height!!  So whatever she's lacking in weight, she makes up for in height.
She's sleeping pretty good for me at night--we're up for 2 feedings still, but she's starting to drag out the last one that we'll hopefully drop very soon. She takes good naps during the day (somehow sleeps through Grayson singing at the top of his lungs--he even goes in her room to sing and she doesn't seem to hear him).  I'm even able to get a good afternoon nap while Grayson is sleeping.  
We are so thankful for all of the support we've had from family and friends these past few weeks as we were adjusting.  Our church family provided meals for 3 weeks and now we're receiving meals from our amazing neighbors!! So I have been so blessed (and spoiled!!) not to have to fix many dinners so far.    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Haircut and First Smile

 Things have been pretty crazy around here.  We pretty much just stay home most of the time with the exception of a few play dates and story hour at the library.  I've found that it's pretty difficult to try to run errands with a 2 year old and an infant.  So we just spend alot of time playing in our backyard, reading books, playing with playdough, and singing.  We did have 2 big accomplishments this past week.  Grayson got a much needed haircult.  Trust me, this is not an easy task.  How did I do it?  Well, lots of M&Ms, a popsicle, and playdough..and it was still extremely difficult.
 This little boy is full of energy these days--he doesn't slow down for very long.  But he is really good at keeping us entertained!
The other big accomplishment was Caroline's first smile.  Of course she saves all of her smiles for mommy in the middle of the night, so I haven't been able to catch it yet on camera.  But, it does make all of those middle of the night feedings worth it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Brotherly Love

 Grayson really loves his baby "sissy".  He loves laying beside her, giving her kisses, and sharing his toys. 

 Caroline is now 4 weeks old.  She's really focusing on things around her more and more.  She's officially out of her "newborn" clothes and can now wear her cute summer outfits.  I look forward to getting her dressed up everyday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend

 My mom was here all week this past week to help out while Chad had to be out of town for work.  She was an amazing help with Grayson and she stayed busy with laundry and house cleaning as well.  It was so nice to have someone here so that I could get out and run some errands.  My dad came for the weekend, so Grayson was so happy to have his Mimi and Papa here. 

 We think Caroline is really close to smiling!  Every now and then we seem to get a little smirk, but we're still waiting on that heart melting "first smile". 
 It was such a nice Mother's Day!!  I am so thankful to the Lord that He has allowed me to be a mother to these 2 sweet children and to be able to stay home with them and not miss a moment as they grow up. 

I was also so happy to be able to spend Mother's Day with my mom.  She has been such an example of a Godly mother and I pray that I will be just as loving and selfless to my children as she is to me. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Caroline and Abby Ruth- BFF

The cousins finally met each other for the first time this weekend.  We traveled to Clinton for the exciting reunion out of utero!
They were so sweet together--mostly sleeping, eating, the usual....
Grayson  enjoying an icecream cone on Mimi and Papa's front porch.

Papa getting some time with Caroline.

Papa and Mimi with their 2 new grandchildren--it's like having twins!!

The proud daddys

The proud mommas (and for some reason Dakota is posing for this picture)

Caroline with her Great Grandmama

Meeting Aunt Bonnie

Meeting Uncle Willy

I don't know why this picture is sideways, but here are the 2 cousins once again!!  I'm sure they'll be best friends one day!!