Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2 week catch up

We have been adjusting to life with two kiddos, and I have been recovering from my c-section the past two weeks. Caroline is two weeks old, and I'm not sure where the time went! Well, that is... other than feeding, changing diapers, and trying to catch some Zzz's. Here is a photo montage to try to catch up the last two busy weeks! All photos in random order!

Tobin showing off his Valentine Chocolate hands and face!

Nonny, Tobin, and Caroline posing for a photo on a windy, sunny day. I would not have survived the first week without my mother here. Thanks for cleaning my house, doing our laundry, and taking care of all of us! We love you and miss you so much already!

Caroline smiling during her infant hearing screening test. She passed! Doesn't it look like she's jamming to her ipod? ha! Thanks to our great friend Tricia (state director for hearing screenings) for testing her for us! We appreciate you!

Papa came to visit and brought these beautiful tulips! Tobin was admiring them catching some sun!

We've had lots of love from brother and sister. Tobin is taking to her so well! We are so proud of him! He Loves her so much!

We would not be surviving without the vibrating bouncy seat and Soothie pacifier. What did people do in the "good 'ol days"?

This photo was taken of Tobin on the way to the doctor's appointment. He had strep throat the first week we were home. Thanks to my mom for Sanitizing the WHOLE HOUSE! Luckily, no one else has caught it yet!

Nonny spent lots of time giving Tobin one on one attention! He loves it when she reads books to him!

Papa's first time to see his Granddaughter!

Caroline @ one week old! When we left the hospital, her weight was down to 7lbs 9oz. At her one week appointment, she was already 8lbs 14oz. She is a little piglet and loves to eat! She is such a great nurser! Thank you, Lord!

The first few nights were filled with moments like these! She was weaning off the pain meds, just like me! poor baby... and mommy and daddy and nonny, too!

The days have been mostly spent like this... for Caroline, anyway.

Tony is smitten by his daughter. He has melted. She has him wrapped around her little fingers!

When Tobin had his sky-rocketing fevers with strep throat, we had lots of blue Popsicle stained faces and shirts.

Nonny made Tobin a wonderful book for Tobin about his family story. It is so cute! It starts out with our Wedding, and then Tobins birth, and now talks about Caroline, and Tobin being a big brother. He reads it every day! She also brought lots of "prizes" for his "good deeds". He misses her so much!

Papa, posing for a photo with the kiddos. He is such a proud grandfather!

We spent an entire afternoon (over 3 hours) in our Master closet one day. Yes, it was the day the tornadoes came through. God's hedge of protection was over us that day! The Edmond Tornado came less than a mile from our house. All this time, Tobin had a fever and missed his nap. This day was miserable, to say the least.

Hail from the Tornado storm... piling out of the gutter. We got Hail up to golf ball sized! It was incredible!

Aunt Sarah came to visit for a weekend. I think she loves her niece!

Our Sweet Caroline is now two weeks old, and she is doing so great! She's sporting her flower headband in this photo that our sweet friend, Alyssa made.

I will try to do better updating my blog. Hopefully we will keep adjusting and working toward our "new" normal. Thanks for checking in on us!


Kristyn said...

Such great photos of your sweet babies!! I'm glad that Tobin is doing such a great job!

Lorren Says... said...

Precious pictures, Rachel. Thanks for sharing them!

Anonymous said...

GREAT photos, Rachel. Thanks for posting them, because I miss them SO much! Caroline is really plumping up, isn't she? She looks wonderful. I love you all, Mom

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