Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Arrival and Brothers

We have been home for two days now and things are going great...Wade has been such a good baby thus far.  He is quiet, sleeps great at night, and is just so sweet.  Nathan is also doing wonderful - he was a little rough on Saturday when we first came home, but since has been so good.  He is very concerned when he cries, wonders where he is first thing when he wakes up.  I would not say he is jealous, but there are times when he wants whoever has Wade. 

Now that we have two boys, I always think of the movie Tommy Boy...When Chris Farley meets his Rob Lowe he says, "Brothers don't shake hands, brothers have to hug!"  That is what I think of with my boys! 

Here are a couple of pictures of the boys.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome to the World

So, he has arrived!!  Douglas Wade made his debut August, 19th at 9:38 am.  Weighing in at 8 lb 3 oz and 22 3/4 in long.  He is doing great and hopefully we will be able to go home tomorrow!
On the way to the hospital, 2:30 am
Wade a couple of minutes old
After a few hours and some clean-up
Nathan checking out his little brother
Nathan was more interested in playing peek-a-boo with the curtain
Our family of four!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Now and Then

Taken February 23rd - about 12 weeks along
Taken yesterday, 38 weeks along!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Preparing for Baby Brother

While I really do not think Nathan understands what is about to happen, he has been helping prepare for his arrival.  He has seen the bassinet and says, "Baby's bed" and the little clothes to which he says, "Baby shirt" or whatever article of clothing it is.  This weekend we brought the carseat down, and Nathan decided to test it out from multiple angles...

These are so funny to me, he looks HUGE!  And , oddly enough, Nathan is still in the weight range for this carseat, I cannot imagine him in it still!

We also got the swing in and Trace put it together this afternoon. 

Nathan was really into the box, no pun intended, for about twenty minutes.  Once the swing was put together, he would not leave it alone.  This may be a problem!

So, two weeks or less (hopefully) until I am significantly outnumbered by the guys in my house!
We will keep you updated!

Oh, and happy 21 months to Nathan!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Adventures in Shopping

My nesting instinct has not really kicked in as far as house cleaning goes. I would say, however, that I have been putting that "get readiness"  into shopping lately...Baby Wade has gotten a few new items - a few clothing items, swaddling blankets, etc. We did decide to get a big swing for him, it has not arrived yet, but I am excited to see how it looks. This is the one we went with:


I am an accessory person, shoes and purses for me are a weakness.  I also love to get shoes for my boy(s).  I just ordered these for Nathan and cannot wait to get them in!


For me, I have gotten some new shirts and nursing essentials including two nursing covers.  I did not have one of these with Nathan, and decided I needed one (or two) for the new little guy.  Here are the two I went with:



And my favorite purchase, by far, are these little shirts...Wade has a couple of little brother onesies and I found one big bro shirt for Nathan on ebay, but I had trouble finding matching ones.  I cannot wait to put my boys in these for pictures!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fun Around the House/Farm

Helping Daddy put some tree fertilizer in the ground
Bathtub fun!

I know there are duplicates, I was having issues with blogger cooperation this morning.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I did so good for the first weeks of July, then slacked off, so here is what we have been up to...
  • 36 weeks along in the pregnancy.  We had an ultrasound last week and little Wade is not so little.  He was measuring 6 lbs 3 oz.  So it looks like he will be about as big as his brother if the due date stays at August 30th.
  • Nathan is starting his new day care next week.  I feel like he is starting school, it is such a big step.  The place he will be is more structured, he will have about 8 in his "class" and will be going three days a week.
  • Trace's sister and her family have officially moved to town!  We are so excited!  Nathan loves having his cousins close, so much so that he throws a fit when we leave their house.
  • We are making preparations for the new one's arrival.  Bassinet is put together, clothing is mostly washed, his bag is packed.  We talk to Nathan daily about his baby brother, and he talks about him, but we do not think he really understands. 
So, pictures to come in the next few days.  Maybe even a belly pic, we shall see...

Oh, and hi Ry!!
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