Friday, September 18, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The week in pictures

Cecilia's first week has flown by! She's really been (knocking HARD on wood here) extremely pleasant and ....dare I say it?.....easy. She's had happy and alert awake time, is nursing great and sleeping well, too. She's gaining weight really well, too. At birth, she was 6lbs, 5oz, when we left the hospital on Monday, she was 5lbs 14oz, then at her doctor's appt on Thursday morning, she was up to 6lbs 10 oz! Preston has been amazing with her and is enjoying his new role as a big brother. He loves watching her sleep, telling us when her eyes open, & pointing out her "tiny ears!" "tiny hands!" and "tiny nose!" We took a walk the other day, and I had CeCe in the sling, while Preston was in the jogging stroller. And at one point, he realized he couldn't see her and wasn't sure if she was even with us, so he whipped his head around and in a panic, flung out his arms and looked at us saying, "Wait! CeCe with us!" I explained I had her in the sling and she was right there, which made him more comfortable and content.

Tomorrow is our 6 year wedding anniversary, and I can't help but wonder what we would have thought if someone had told us 6 years ago that at this point, we'd be the proud parents of two beautiful babies. I am so fortunate to have a partner that is both willing and able to take time off to be with us and bond with his new daughter this week. He's such a wonderful dad to both and has been so incredibly helpful to me around the house these past few days as we settle in at home. All around me, I am overwhelmed with love. I keep looking at Kevin and saying, "I just feel so happy."

Enough of my sappiness... here are some pictures of the last week!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Our beautiful Cecilia Marie came into the world on Saturday, September 5th at 2:19 am. She weighed in at 6lbs 5oz, was 19 inches long, and looks so much like her big brother! We are all doing wonderfully at home and will update soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What to do when you are waiting for a baby....

Take a running leap and throw yourself onto your dog's bed:

Play outside on a chili Saturday morning. Climbing and sliding for a solid workout:

Or, try being social. Hang out with your cousin or some buddies to pass the time:

See? Waiting for a baby is easy! Especially when you are the big brother.

For mom and dad, perhaps notsomuch. But as of Wednesday, September 2nd, we have reached 38 weeks which is a great milestone for us considering I was concerned we wouldn't make it past 37. Every day she cooks is a little better for her at this stage, but I am feeling more ready both physically and emotionally. My appointment tomorrow morning will tell a lot- if I'm dilated further, what he thinks about my blood pressure and maybe he'll even take a stab at the baby's size. Here's the officially-enormous belly at 38 weeks:

And a sneak peak at her room that is almost done. Ideally, I still need some window treatments, wall accessories, a floor lap and a few other finishing touches, but I have a feeling she won't notice for awhile and once she does, I will have hopefully had a chance to finish things up in there.

We are feeling incredibly blessed and lucky to have been on the receiving end of kindness and generosity of our friends and family this past week. Numerous people have brought food, snacks, goody baskets, have helped with projects, or have just come for a visit which has been imperative to my sanity while laying in bed. Kevin's office has been very understanding and supportive and our family has been great. THANK YOU EVERYONE... Can't wait to introduce you all to our newest family member!