Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week 3: Fresh out of bed

Usually on the weekends when we hear the kids start rustling around we have them pile in the bed for some snuggling time. This sometimes allows us to get in around 30 more minutes of down time before the craziness of the day starts.  I did however get Caroline's pics of her in her crib.  She is always such a smiley girl when I go to wake her so I wanted to capture that cute little face first thing.  Cale on the other hand needs his milk P-ronto!  This is just a typical Saturday morning at the Lawson house, on a bye week from football of course:)

Chocolate Milk for this guy!

Pillow fight with Daddy

Playing hide and seek under the covers

Trying to shake the cobwebs off

Loves her hand/thumb/fingers....we have already started teething, Yikes!

My sweet girl

Wake up people!!

Week 2: Favorite Book(s)

Cale is always happy to help his sweet baby sister

Just getting in a few pages before nap time

Dreaming of becoming a ballerina

Still a favorite: Tickle Monster

Making silly faces

Cale has this book memorized, so he "reads" it aloud to us all by himself

Such a smart boy

Cale's long time favorites...these books have been a staple for a few months now.

Week 1: Favorite Summertime Activities

OK, I know I have been a terrible blogger, but I am going to try and blog once a week with Jenny Collier's Documenting Life Challenge as my inspiration.  Each week she gives you a prompt for a different type of photo to take, so here it goes. I am of course a week behind but I will try to keep on task from here on out. 

Week 1: Your child's favorite summertime activity

Cale really loves to be outside and before Caroline was born this year we enrolled him in swimming lessons.  Every chance that we have to get him in the water we take it. Thankfully, our great friends let us crash their pool quite frequently. Cale really enjoys himself and is a maniac on the diving board!  This particular day the water was freezing but brave Uncle Ryan got in the pool with the kiddos and saved the day.  

 Caroline's outside summer activities have been pretty limited because of the crazy heat we have experienced this year. She absolutely adores her big brother Cale and I caught a couple of sweet moments of him playing with her on one of the recent cooler days. 


Friday, May 20, 2011

1 week old

Easter 2011

The Easter Bunny came!!

Finn and Caroline

Grandmother and all of the grandbabies

Caroline's first bath

Snuggled in my warm towel

Cale doing the bunny hop!

He needed Caroline's ears

Caroline in the bunny ears

My Loves

This Easter was a little different because we had only been home less than 24 hours from the hospital. We didn't get out and go to all of the normal Easter gatherings and just hung around the house and took it easy. We did have the Wheeler cousins over to visit, so Caroline was able to meet her three cousins and Cale had someone to play with for a while. Caroline also had her first bath today. Caroline's 1st Easter was pretty low key, but don't worry it will be crazy again next year!

Cale meeting Baby Caroline and more hospital pics

Not the best family shot, but its all we got! (Cale is watching TV)

Cale meeting Caroline for the first time

Love his face in this one, he loves her so much!


So proud

Checking out her toes

So happy to have my two babies together

Grandmother and Caroline

Sleepy Daddy and Caroline

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Caroline's Big Arrival: April 21, 2011

Getting ready to leave for the hospital....last day being pregnant!

Family of three

Right before they took me back

Caroline Reese Lawson

5 lbs 9 oz, 19 inches long

First pic together

Loving my little girl

Cale checking her out through the glass

Poor Caroline had to be in the nursery transitioning for 5 hours because she swallowed some amniotic fluid and was having labored breathing. Very scary for mom and dad but she turned out perfect!

I was unable to hold, feed or see her b/c I was recovering from the spinal and she was in the nursery. This was as close as I was able to get for about 5 hours as they wheeled me by the nursery on my way to my room. Horrible!

Thankfully, Travis was able to be with her the entire time. He was such a good daddy and made sure she wasn't by herself. So sweet, I think his face says it all!

I was able to talk Cale into snuggling with me for a bit while I waited for my legs to "work" again. We had both had such a long day, he was a trooper!

At about 5 pm, I talked the nurses into letting me get into a wheelchair so I could get to the nursery. They looked at me like I was crazy, but I insisted on holding my little girl. I guess they like you to stay parallel for 12 hours, please!

So perfect. Sorry about all of the pics with the baby cheese still on. She wasn't able to have a bath until later that night after she was more stable.

So thankful to finally be able to hold her

Getting ready for my bath

Grammy was the lucky one that got to hold her that night b/c she went to get us something to eat. When she got back she had the best surprise, Baby Caroline was in the room!

This is how we fed her for the first few days. Breast fed first, then fed her with a syringe what I could pump. Thank goodness that was short lived, she is such a wonderful baby and getting bigger by the day!