Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thankfully, this past Saturday, Mike could tell I was in need some of that "Me Time", so he told me to go grab some coffee or go for a walk or do something to get out of the house. I quickly jumped on the opportunity, so I grabbed my purse and headed out the door for an hour so. First I went to Target. I love that store. If I go there with the girls I don't have time to wander around and browse all the different sections. So I spent a good while just meandering and looking. I ended up buying a black tank top that was on sale (my first non-maternity purchase-- yay!) and I did a good deal of people watching. I saw a few interesting scenarios:
Friday, August 21, 2009
I surrender to sleep!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Smiling (involuntary) and looking alert at 2 weeks old.
I just had to start off with some pics of my new boy. Today is a thundery, rainy day here. We all slept great last night (I just fed Lucas at 10:30, 2:30 and 5:30 and 8:30--not bad). Hannah stayed the night at my parents' house and so it's just Leah and Lucas and me here this morning. We're going to meet up with a friend for lunch, then pick up Miss Hannah and head home for the afternoon. Should be a lovely, non-hurried kind of day.
What do you have planned today?
Sunday, August 9, 2009
One of the questions I get asked a lot is: how are the girls adjusting to having a brother? And the answer is: They are doing awesome! They are very gentle with him and always speak in a sweet, high-pitched voice when talking to him. They love holding him and always ask, "Where's Lucas?" first thing in the morning. They are great at being my helpers, always willing to grab a diaper, wipe, or pacifier. And they already have a few nicknames for him: Buddy, Bubba, and Lukey are among the favorties.
But as we are all fully aware and focused on our newest addition, we are actively trying to pay special attention to Hannah and Leah. Spending quality time with them right now is very critical. I want them to feel special too! Thankfully, we've had two sets of awesome grandparents around to take them to do fun activites like swimming, going to the park, seeing a movie, etc. But Mike and I are also trying to spend one-on-one time with them too. Just yesterday, Lucas was sleeping (one of his favorite activites) and Hannah was deeply involved in a coloring project, so I took Leah back to her room and just said, "What should we play?" Her eyes lit up and she was thrilled to have Mommy play with her and her alone. She ended up making me her fairy godmother while she was Cinderella. We played just the two of us for about 30 minutes, and I could tell that that time together was exactly what she needed.
The day before Lucas was born we took the girls out to lunch and then to Build-a-Bear to create their own special stuffed animal. We made sure to spend lots of time talking about being big sisters and how much we love them. Overall, Mike and I are so proud of the way Hannah and Leah have welcomed Lucas into our family.
At Build-a-Bear the day before Lucas was born.
Getting their new animals dressed.
Proudly holding their new bears. They really had a good time.
One of our first bedtime story sessions with Lucas. He slept through it!
Sweet Leah Bee admiring her brother.