Monday, December 7, 2009

More Pics of 2 Under 2

It's been a busy week, but we're finally home and getting settled in as a family of 4!

Let me take a second to brag on my wonderful husband. He is "off" work for the rest of the week and will probably gladly return on Monday, but he has been AWESOME this week taking care of his family. Because of the C-section, I have not been able to do much but nurse the baby, try to sleep, and hang out with Addison as much as I can, while Andy has had to do pretty much everything else. He's been great at it too, and I'm so proud and thankful to have the best guy in the world be our rock right now.

I know that you guys are really just wanting to see pics...and I've got them a little bit on overload right now. So here we go.....

I didn't take very many belly pics this time around, but here Graham and I are the night before his big debut......


My girl and I .... who is totally attached to dad right now.
I just miss hanging out with her and am having to try to find the balance of giving Graham what he needs and loving on her while recovering....not easy to do.
Big sis meeting Graham for the first time

I don't think she knows what to make of this all yet....
Playing peek a boo with her new little brother


Such a proud big sister....the little ham!


It was great to have visitors at the hospital. We did not have to stay as long this time because thankfully Graham did not have jaundice like his sister did, so we were only in the hospital from Wednesday - Saturday. Our experience this time was SOOOO much better. We had the most wonderful nurses and Graham spent each night in the nursery so I literally had the best 3 mights of sleep I've had in a year!

Here is Tami Laugharn with sweet Graham
Many of you know how much I wanted a little "snuggle bug" since my girl has always been Miss Independent. I think I got him. Graham is quite happy sleeping on me, being held as much as possible, and definitely a little snuggler.


Graham and his daddy
I was so excited for cold weather last week because it gave me a great excuse to bring him home from the hospital in an obnoxious, but incredibly cute little reindeer outfit. We are loving having a little Christmas baby.
Jacqueline loving on Graham
A rare shot of his beautiful eyes. When he is awake he loves taking everything in, but so far this little guy has been quite the sleeper!

Not a lover of the bath. The only time he cries is when he's cold and naked...diaper changes are the only "rough" time.
Glad to be warm again!
Addison enjoyed showing him his new playmat

We're so thankful for our new little man! We love you Graham!


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13 comments:

Mary said...

love the pictures! bet you are so glad to be home. i also love the blue & brown carter's outfit...we have that too and i think it's so cute! congrats again!

the deKorne family said...

adorable!!!!!!! so glad to see pictures and you ALL look wonderful! look, addison is smiling all over the place! she has been wanting a sibling. :) he is so perfect!!

Callie said...

Melissa, he is PRECIOUS!!!! I really want to come see you but just wanted to give you time to get adjusted! I can't imagine life with 2 kids under 2! And even more hard to imagine that I might have THREE under 2! Yikes!! By the way, I am so glad you have a baby boy. And YES he will stay your snuggle baby! Boys LOVE their mommies and you are going to love him right back! So happy for you!

Lacey said...

Soooo adorable! He is just perfect!! Congrats again to you guys!! From first glances it looks like you and Andy each got one. Does this little guy look like his Mama?!? Seems so from the pics!! Can't wait to meet him in person. hope the transition to a family of four goes smoothly!! I am right down the road if you need help!

The Manuel Family said...

I love the pics of Graham and of the two kids together. Congratulations to your family!

gigemnat said...

He is beautiful! I am so happy for you and Andy and Addison! Merry Christmas and enjoy your newest blessing!

sarah said...

i LOVE that pic of you holding him in the hospital in his green & brown stripey outfit - you look so beautiful & natural. and YES - i'm so glad you're getting to experience the snuggle factor...it is great!

Jane said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! Your family is absolutely precious. Graham is sure to be a snuggler and a mommy's boy, both of mine were and still are! Congrats :)

Katie Sheedy said...

He is a beautiful baby Melissa! Congrats to you and Andy again. You can do it!!!! One day at a time. (I'll bring lots of wine next time I'm in town. Ha!)

sarah watson said...

he is BEAUTIFUL...makes me want to have another baby really bad...too bad that's impossible :) I'll just have to come over and hold him or if you need to run errands, you can bring him here!

Love, Sarah

Jenni said...

Melissa, Gorgeous family! So happy for you!

Valerie & Justin Thomas said...

Congrats! he is so precious!

Becky Fenn said...

He is soooo precious! I am so happy for you guys - and your beautiful family of 4!!!