Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Week Home

~February 20th - 26th~

Well, first of all we are just so thankful that Katelyn is here and that she is healthy and happy.  We feel so blessed.  Babies are just such a gift from above and it seems so surreal.  Everyone says you just can't describe how becoming a parent makes you feel and the love that you feel immediately for your child is amazing!  It is so true, and I have to say that it feels the same way the second time.  Lance and I are so in love with her and I have to say I think Davis is in love with her even more than us....ha!  He LOVES his sister so much!! 

We are so thankful to have family that lives close by!  My mom was there to help us the first few days and then Lance's mom came over on Tuesday and stayed with us the rest of the week since she was off school it worked out perfect.  My mom came and helped us the first week in March, so I had two full weeks of help which was so nice especially since Lance got sick.  He had bronchitis and a sinus infection and he was miserable!  I am just so glad his mom was here to help so he could rest and get feeling better.  It is no fun to have a sick husband especially when yours helps as much as mine does.  Here are a few pictures.....I have already found that you take way more pictures with your first one.  I don't have much time since I am also chasing a busy toddler around. 

This first week Katelyn has done wonderful!  She is gaining weight and nursing wonderfully so far.  She will nurse for about 15 minutes on each side about every 3 hours.......sometimes 4 hours at night.  She sleeps all the time.  She seems to sleep more than Davis, I am thinking maybe that is because she was two weeks early.  She is starting to open her eyes a little more, but not too much.  She is still sleeping in our room in the travel pack and play, but we are going to move her to her room soon.

 Katelyn with Nana!  We are so thankful for all that Nana does for us!!
 He started out by just looking at Katelyn, but now he has progressed to trying to climb in!  I don't know what is worse a dog or a toddler...ha (Hershel did this same thing when we had him)! 
 You can just tell how much he loves her by his face it is precious to watch him interact with Katelyn.

 She is still HATING her bath and crying the WHOLE time!  She is drama already....haha!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Katelyn's Nursery

I have now found out how much time it takes to take care of two little ones.....for all of you who have kiddos and blog, feed your kids, clean, shop, cook (Well...Lance does that thankfully!), do the laundry, have me time (I don't know what that is anymore) etc......I don't know how you do it!  Hence....why I am so behind on my blogging.  I soooo want to get caught up but I just don't know when I will have the time.  Maybe this weekend.....we shall see!  When I do have time, I usually choose napping over blogging...ha! 

Here are some pictures of her nursery so far.  It is not fully complete, but I will post pictures of the finished product when it is complete.

It is not the typical pink nursery that I dreamed I would want......it is actually not pink at all, but I am totally in LOVE with it and I think it is something she can grow into.

These curtains are to DIE for and they bring the whole room together!  Lance's aunt made them for me and I could not be more happy.....they turned out AWESOME...I could put them in my room I love them so much. 

More Pictures To Come....that is just a little "peek". 
Katelyn moved in her room last week and has been doing so good!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Rest of Katelyn's Newborn Pictures

Here are the rest of her pictures if you want to take a look.  They will be up until March 19th.  Enjoy!

Thanks Diana from Jonesy Rae Photography.......we LOVE the pictures!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Katelyn's Newborn Pictures "Sneak Peek"

I have so much to update!  I will try to get an update up this weekend with some recent pictures, but until then here is a "sneak peek" of Katelyn's newborn pictures.  We were unable to book pictures with our photographer Katherine and I was so bummed.  She moved to Tennessee and you have to book pictures around when she will be in town which can get tricky.  She couldn't get to us until the end of March and I knew I wanted pictures of Katelyn when she was just a couple of weeks old, so I went with another photographer that a friend recommended and I was so nervous, but after seeing what she captured I am so excited to see the rest of the pictures, and now I think I am in love with two photographers. 

These pictures were taken when Katelyn was exactly two weeks old.  Mom went with me and we took Davis for the first few minutes but he was all out of sorts since we were at the photographer's house, I am really not sure how those turned out, we shall see!

Once she posts all the pictures I will put them on our blog, but until then enjoy these on her blog.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Davis Starts Swim Lessons!

Davis had his first day of swim lessons on March 5th.  He goes on Saturday mornings with Lance.  We thought it would be fun for him to having something special to do with Daddy on Saturday mornings.  So far he is LOVING it!  He talks about the "poo" and "wawtur" all the time!  He even practices his swim stroke and kicks on the carpet and it is so funny!  Here are some pictures.

 Davis LOVES to jump of the edge of the pool.

Katelyn and I went to watch on March 19th......she pretty much slept the whole time as usual.  Davis was excited for her to come and watch although you can't tell fromt his picture...ha!