Okay, I'm posting this on both blogs. But it's cute. :D
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Here are some photos from our trip to the park the other day! Lauren mostly slept, but it was probably nice for her to be outside for a change!
So far she's doing really well! She's almost back up to her birth weight, and she's sleeping and eating a lot. She likes to lay on her side and is sleeping for good stretches in the night. Parker is adjusting well to being a big brother, too. He loves to help change her diaper (his official jobs are to pull a wipe from the box and put the diaper in the Diaper Genie). At first, whenever Lauren would cry, Parker would get really sad and start to cry too but now he's doing a bit better. He likes to give her lots of hugs and kisses (I'll post videos soon) and seems to really like her so far!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Here's Parker saying, "Psh, what's so great about a baby sister? Whatevs. I'm cute too, you know...."
Even though he looks mildly depressed, he cheered up pretty quickly.
April had a good question the other day. She said, "What are you going to do for family trips and stuff? Which blog will get the post?" and I never really thought about that before. So I think what I might do is keep Parker's blog until his fourth birthday and Lauren's blog until her first birthday, print some books, and then merge them into one big Elliott Family blog or website or something. So we'll see how that goes!
Here she is while we were still at the hospital, just hanging out and looking around. For a few-hours-old baby, she seemed pretty alert and content! I think if I just came out of a womb I'd be all like Neo in the Matrix, freaking out and trying to pull tubes out of my skin.
New friends! Scott and Gemma came for a quick visit at the hospital to say hi! Gemma looks pretty happy to be holding a new baby...... I'm just saying.......
She was kind of smiling for a second, but she's also doing a weird zombie-eye thing at the same time.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Here are lots of photos from our hospital stay. We went in on Monday morning for an ultrasound and the technician said April's amniotic fluid levels were really low, so they wanted to get us admitted and induced right away. After a few days of different treatments, we finally went into the labour and delivery room at around 7 pm last night. Unfortunately things kind of stalled for a bit and we didn't end up having the baby until 3:20 in the morning. But April did great, the baby did great, and everyone is doing well! Lauren Grace Elliott weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was about 19.5 inches long.
Here's April looking so peaceful and happy! Pain? What pain?
Oh yeah, the pain of pushing a baby out of your crotch. Here's April getting to meet Lauren for the first time after her birth!
Kisses for baby Lauren!
So far Lauren has been really laid back and calm! Here she is checking out mommy.
Here I am looking like I just pushed a baby out of my crotch, but in actuality I'm just a bit sleepy. I think this was after we had about an hour of sleep.
Hooray for babies!
Lauren being super cute. It's hard not to compare her to Parker, because that's all we know! So far I think she looks a lot like he did as a newborn -- they have the same-shaped eyes, and the same mouth and chin, and the same ears, and the same toes. Lauren has WAY more hair, though -- it's crazy long and dark brown.
Parker came for a visit today at the hospital to meet baby sister for the first time. He patted her on the head and said she was tiny but cute and nice.
Striking a pose with crossed arms for some reason!
Parker's baby toes also kind of go underneath his second-last toes (mine do, too).
First bath ever! That's Maria the nurse's arm doing the bathing.
Being clean isn't so bad after all.
Babies are so tiny!
Crazy hair and magic Nana blanket.
Hopefully they'll let us out of the hospital tomorrow because it feels like we've been here forever, and there's only so much Jello a person can eat.
She's finally here! Lauren Grace Elliott was born at 3:20 am on August 18th, and weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces! Pictures and other stuff to come. It's really late and I haven't slept in 22 hours, and I might not sleep for a few more. But she's cute! :D
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Now that we're about to have a second baby, we thought the Corolla might be a bit small for two kids and lots of kid stuff. So we looked at a few SUV-type cars, and a van, and finally decided to go with the Mazda5, which is kind of a car-van hybrid (thanks to the suggestion of my dad)! It's really roomy, and the sliding doors in the back seat are awesome! Each kid has their own bucket seat in the back, too, which is nice. Parker seems to really love it, as evidenced by him constantly saying, "I love this blue car!" Here it is.