Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

Snug as a bug as we venture off to take Gavin to school.

Such sweet smiles!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013

Blake's big day...

Gavin is already teaching Blake the fine art of Legos.  I know this is biased, but aren't they cute?!?

Blake's first bath is a family affair.  Parker did not leave our side as we washed Blake (neither did the car in Parker's hand!).  

Not sure what to think...

Deciding it's not too bad but wishing the water could be a little higher (can't get the umbilical cord wet until it falls off).

That is some serious thumb sucking!
"You'll poke your eye out!"
(Do you know which movie that is from?)
Pooped out!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Zowie: "Blake!  Blake!  How do you like my baby?  Do you want to play with my baby?  Huh?  Do you?  Do you?"

Zowie: "Come on Blake!  Play with my baby!  Pretty please!"

Much to Zowie's dismay, Blake chose to lay on his tummy and suck on his fist instead of playing with the baby.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

Poor Parker.  He has an ear infection in both ears and a relentless cough that has caused some breathing problems.  It's kind of like deja vu.  When we brought Parker home from the hospital Gavin had an ear infection and felt pretty lousy too.  Hopefully Parker gets over it quickly and nothing is passed on to little Blake.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 2012

We're going home today!

Big day today!  Worn out (at least for the next 2-3 hours...).

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

January 8, 2013

 Look who came to visit Blake at the hospital today!

#1 Big Brothers and a very swollen Mama.  It take a couple weeks for several IV bags to work it's way through the system!
Gavin absolutely ADORES his baby brother!  It is so sweet to see how much he already loves Blake.

Gavin is telling Blake "I'm your big brother, Gavin."
Daddy with a sore back, recovering swollen Mommy, a very ecstatic 5-year-old, a 3-year-old who is trying to figure it all out, and one adorable baby.
Do you think Aunt Kirsten will get a chance to hold Blake?  Gavin would be content to hold him all day every day!

Kirsten's turn!
Getting "camera ready" 

Kirsten takes the most amazing photos!

After all that, it was time for a much needed bath.  Mom took a video but will spare your ears!
The crew looked on from the window.

Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013

Welcomed with love!
Blake Kenneth
January 7, 2013
2:10 p.m.
9 pounds, 11 ounces
20 3/4 inches

Waiting for Blake's arrival.  Just started the smallest dose of pitocin.  Thankfully my body took over and I didn't end up needing to increase the pitocin more than once.  I guess Blake and I just needed the smallest of nudges to get the show on the road, but we were both definitely ready!

Can you believe how big he already looks?
Maybe he looks big because he IS big!

There was meconium in the amniotic fluid so a neonatal intensive care unit nurse was present during the birth in case there were any problems.  The nurse told Andy that Blake was one of the healthiest looking babies (in terms of color) that she has seen come out under those circumstances.

Love at first site!