Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boys Trip

The boys went on their first daytime adventure to Blanchard Springs Caverns. Harrison was super excited and packed his backpack full of snacks the night before. 

I can never remember the difference between stalactites and stalagmites . . .

The girls will definitely have to join them next time they go!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dancing Queen

This photo looks like she's dancing in the air. Maybe she'll be a ballerina?

Isn't this outfit the cutest? A talented friend, Michele, made it just for Miss Waverly. 

I want to thank everyone for all the clothes and blankets we've received for her. I'm definitely going to need a bigger dresser :) Also, thanks for sending Harrison gifts too. We're very fortunate to have so much love in our lives from family and friends!

Friday, July 29, 2011

First Bottle

Our pediatrician informed us it best to introduce the bottle between Week 2 to 4 if nursing. We waited quite a bit with Harrison but it's harder to always be around with two. Tonight, I was in charge of the grocery shopping and came home to this sight. This is great news, now maybe Ryan and I can go out to eat without having to rush back!  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Good Times, Good Times

My friend Kerrie invited all of us over for dinner tonight. We had a wonderful time and I got a glimpse of what kind of big brother Harrison will be (very protective). I love Abigail's little pigtails and can't wait to fix Waverly's hair! Our new babies are only six weeks apart so it will be fun to see them grow up. I forgot to get a picture of them together. 

Kerrie has inspired me to get Waverly's room together. I'm looking for antiques then will probably paint them depending on the shape. I have yellow curtains already and will probably use one or two other colors in her room. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Website Wednesday - P. Allen Smith

Website Wednesday is back and today's feature is P. Allen Smith. Click HERE to go to the site. Anyone who watches PBS knows about him. He's nicknamed the Martha Stewart of the South. I'm adding touring his Garden Home to my bucket list!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reading Nap

Harrison gave up his afternoon nap around his third birthday. However, he will nap at school and in the car. Today he feel asleep reading a Richard Scarry book. I highly recommend these books to any young boy or girl.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mi Familia

Whenever, Waverly is in Ryan's arms it looks like she's praying. He said she's very thankful he's her dad :) Is she the next Church Nana?

All we're missing in this photo is Lucy Cat and me.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


The other night/morning when I was up with Waverly, I started thinking of all the funny sayings my father-in-law used. Here's just a few of them:

-Can't cuss a cat in here without getting fur in your mouth (this was said about our kitchen in Salem)

-On a fast horse, no one will notice (I like to think of this one when I'm doing yard work)

-That's higher than a cat's back (aka expensive, probably something Ryan wanted)

-Out like Lottie's eye (deep sleep, passed out or knocked out)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

What To Do?

When Harrison was a baby, someone recommended Play & Learn Book by Gymboree. It's great because it gives 1001 fun activities for 0+ months to 5 years old. When they are a baby it's hard to come up with things to do b/c it seems like all they do is eat, poop and sleep :) I also started browsing the 3-year-old section and there's some good ideas (glue a bean mosaic, tie-dye paper, talk with puppets, etc). We still have about a month before school starts so anything to keep Mr. H occupied is welcome!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cutie Pie

Sometimes it's hard being this cute :) After I took this image, I realized I forgot her little bloomers. So much to accessorize with a girl.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spider Mums

This spider mum is still surviving after two weeks! It's one of my favorite flowers. I wonder how hard they would be to grow?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Special Delivery

While the boys were at swim class, I decided to have a photo shoot with Waverly. She's so long, she barely fit into this antique suitcase!

Her first wellness check up was yesterday. She now weighs 8 lb. 4 oz. (54%), length is 21 inches (82%) and head circumference is 13.5 inches (18%). I think she'll be tall like cousin Bridget!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Photo Time

I was trying to get a good shot of Harrison and Waverly for the birth announcements. Trying to get a toddler and a baby to pose together is nearly impossible. I'll have to go for Plan B.

I love to see her dark eyes open. It's a rare special treat.

"Everybody knows that I love your toes. Everybody knows that I love your toes. I love your eyes, your ears, your face and your nose. But everybody knows that I love your toes." Does anyone else know this song?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

First Park Outing

Harrison is mastering the tricycle riding inside the house so we decided it was time to venture into the real world with bumpy sidewalks and barking dogs. He lost interest pretty fast and decided it was more fun to play on the playground equipment instead.

Waverly slept through the entire adventure. I wish I could crawl in that stroller and take a nap too!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Family Bed

We've already had several morning with the five of us in bed. I'd say I'm one lucky gal :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sling Time

Harrison and Waverly are almost complete opposites. He's a boy, she's a girl, he's blond, she's brunette, his eyes were light, hers are dark, he hated the sling, she fines the sling quite cozy. I'm excited to see what the future holds for both of them.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

First Bath!

Here's Miss Waverly after her first wipe-down bath at home. Of course, big brother wanted to help out and it was a big lesson in patience for Ryan and I :)

So far, she's been an awesome baby. Sleeps, eats and poops with hardly any crying!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dinosaur Boot

Harrison had my yoga mat wrapped around him and kept calling it his dinosaur boot. Pretty random.

On the way home from the hospital, he was talking to Waverly. Here's the one-sided conversation:

H: Baby, there's signs.

H: Baby, there's roads.

H: Baby, there's cars.

H: Your hair doesn't look curly anymore.

H: Mimi uses a curling iron to make her hair curly.

I'm pretty sure he was suggesting she break out the curling iron once we got home.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Waverly Ann

We checked into the hospital on Thursday morning for the scheduled caesarean, just one day shy of 40 weeks. I thought I was measuring small so I wanted to give the baby as much time as possible to grow. Here's a picture of us before entering the operating room.

Here's the first photo of Waverly! As my doctor was pulling her out, she said the baby has a head full of dark hair! What? Shortly afterwards, Ryan announced "it's a GIRL!" What? My doctor came around and showed her to me. I was COMPLETELY shocked. I thought for sure it was going to be a bald-headed little boy! She scored an 8 and 9 on her Apgar tests. The sound of her instant cry was pure happiness :)

I was able to hold her leaving the delivery room. I was really surprised she weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. (H weighed in at 7 lb. 12 oz.) and I still can't get over the dark hair. 

This was taken in the Post Op room. She's a very healthy little girl!

Ryan was able to assist in her first wipe down bath. However, she wasn't too crazy about it.

Big brother stopped by after school to meet his little sister. He was very sweet to me and helped me with my water. Ryan was holding Waverly and she started crying so Harrison said "I think she wants to go back to Mama."

By the last night of our hospital stay, Mr. H was really missing Mama and Dada. He told Mimi I would be worried about him and that really made me miss the little guy even more. We all needed to be together so Ryan picked him up and he stayed at the hospital that night. It was a pretty crowded room but I wouldn't change it for the world. I said it was our first family overnight trip!

Her hair reminds me of a hurricane. I wonder if it will be curly like Harrison's?

I guess my hormones were going crazy b/c I was SO hot and Ryan was freezing. By the way he's dressed, you would never know it was a 100 degrees outside.

Kerrie and Melissa have both told me, the second one sleeps so good and it's not nearly as hard as you imagine it would be. So far, they are right! We're so blessed with a peaceful baby. I think it also has to do with our confidence with the second time around :)

Both Harrison and Waverly somehow manage to sneak a hand out of a swaddle. Granted this isn't my best effort but there's that hand again. 

I keep on wanting to call her Manny. Harrison had told everyone that it was going to be a girl and we were going to name her Manny. I guess she already has a nickname.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Welcome to the World!

Waverly Ann has arrived! 8 pounds and 1 ounce in a lovely 19 inch package. Photos to follow soon.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Family of Three

This will probably be our last family photo of three! Harrison insisted on squeezing into the baby's car seat. Tonight the boys baked cupcakes to bring to the hospital for the nurses and visitors to celebrate the Birth Day of the bambino (or bambina). I'm not sure if Harrison is more excited about the cupcakes or being a big brother ;) 

The gender poll revealed 2/3 think it's a girl and 1/3 goes to boy! We'll find out soon enough . . .

Sunday, July 3, 2011

39+ Weeks

Ryan snapped this of me today because I don't know how much longer we have :) It's EXTREMELY hot and I'm really exhausted. I'm having contractions but they are pretty irregular. The last two days have been spent resting on the couch. Any day now . . .

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finished Projects

Last week I was home alone because I'm not supposed to travel anymore. The good part was I still had enough energy to finish a couple of projects. In the above pic, I added labels to his baskets and a runner to the top of the dresser. On the left side, you can see the chalkboard lamp I painted last year.

I've had this IKEA fabric for sometime and it works perfect for our backdoor. I'm getting really good with the ironing and stitch witchery!

We added another row of hooks next to our backdoor for Harrison to hang his backpack and coat. I found an antique box for our shoes.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Father's Day Gift

I was going through pictures on my camera and found a pic of Ryan's father's day gift from Harrison and I. The night before, I painted a blue background, outline of a tree and a little bird. The next day, Harrison finger painted the rest (well, almost). I added my pinky fingerprint to the tree too. H decided the trunk of the tree should be black and we needed hills, grass, clouds and a sun.