Monday, January 30, 2012

In Comparison

My little guy turned 2 months old on Saturday. It's hard to believe it. He's already growing too fast. Taking care of two babies definitely makes the days go very quickly. I just try and enjoy each funny, loving, crazy moment with them. As I did with Molly...I'm taking pictures each month in the same chair to watch them grow.

And to show you how BIG of a difference they are. Here's Molly at 1 Month Old and Lincoln at 1 Month Old.

She was so TINY!! She weighed 8lbs 5oz!

He weighed 10 lb 13 oz!! Chunky Monkey!
He's a Baldy but a Goody!

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Overdue Addition...

Well this is definitely LONG overdue. We've had our sweet addition for 3 1/2 weeks now. How is it possible he will be 1 month old in a matter of days! He is such a precious blessing. He is so cuddly and loves to be held. He's got the temper of a typical red head! That should be fun in 2 years! Ha. He is a GREAT eater and gained 18 oz in a week at his 2 week appointment..weighung 8-10! As I sit here in a quiet house with a sleeping newborn while Casey is Christmas shopping with Molly...I remember how easy life with ONE baby was. Even though I thought at the time I was going insane! Life with 2 babies is not as hard as I had anticipated. Don't get me wrong..when I'm by myself it is definitely trying at times. The hardest part so far is figuring out how to be in two places at once. When they both need's inevitable one of them will end up crying, which breaks a Momma's heart to not be able to give them undivided attention. It's a learning process and we are absolutely learning as we go. Molly is the sweetest big sister I know. She doesn't have one ounce of jealousy...Praise the Lord. She rubs his head, kisses his face, and even says "It's ok "Incoln" I coming buddy!" when he's crying. I guess she must hear that a lot! LOL! Hearing her say his name is so funny as she can't pronounce her Ls. I think they will have lots of fun together in the years to come.

On to more info: A brief birth story of how our little Lincoln came into the world. I'll make it short without gory details, but I do love reading everyone elses birth stories. So I thought I'd share mine.

As much as I wanted to go into labor on my own like Molly...this little boy was stubborn and wanted to hang on to Momma forever! As tempting as the doctor made it sound to be induced a week early, we decided to try and do it on my own and if he wasn't here by my due date November 27th then the safest thing to do was induce on the 28th. My doctor was on call. So instead of my water breaking at home and driving into the hospital in labor...I woke up insanely early and calmly headed to the hospital. They started only a small amount of Pitocin about 8:30 A.M. Thank goodness I didn't need very much. Dr. Gumer broke my water soon after that...which was none too pleasant. After an hour and a half of quick and painful contractions my epidural was on the way. As much as it HURTS to have one placed...the blessings of sweet relief make it totally worth it. Another hour and a half of feeling crazy pressure (you know where!) and we were pushing our big red headed boy into the world. 3 pushes and my beautiful son was here! The pregnancies are not too fun (besides feeling them move and watching your belly grow), but the labor and delivery I honestly me crazy! With only 4 hours of labor, we were holding our boy!

He was named after his Grandad Colson, Larry Olan Colson. Now both our children have their Grandads' middle names. I think it's so special. Molly Lee and Lincoln Olan.

Lincoln Olan Colson
Born November 28, 2011 12:31 P.M.
8 lbs 2oz and 20 inches long

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

39 Weeks and Waiting...

This (most likely final) pregnancy has almost come to an end. It's hard to describe that it's gone both fast and slow at the same time. However...I'm ready for this little boy to stretch and squirm with all the room in the world. Everyday I feel a different twinge or feeling and think "oh today's the day!" Although I'm extremely uncomfortable and moving positions...I'm thankful my pregnancy has been healthy and uneventful. I'm thankful our little boy is healthy and strong and I can't wait to see his beautiful face. God has blessed us with two children and during this Thanksgiving season I'm so thankful for a happy, healthy, growing family. For now I'm just enjoying the last few moments of kicks and squirms, feeling his knees or feet from poke the inside of my belly, spending precious time with Molly, and enjoying all the time and naps I have now!

This cracks me up. I guess she's telling Lincoln he's done!

My point of view...this fella's getting big!!

Ha Ha...having a Momma/daughter day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

37 Weeks

We're counting down now! Only 2 weeks to go. I'll be 38 weeks on Sunday and am READY for this baby to come into the world. Even though everything is not in place as I would hope (it's hard to clean, organize, move heavy items, make 3 meals for a certain 2 year old, bath a 2 year old, discipline a 2 year....) You get the picture! It will be much easier to do these things once I can bend and squat and walk like a normal person.

We had our maternity pictures taken recently as well as Molly's 2 year photos. My cousin did a really great job! Here's a sneak peek...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More than Half Way

Well...this pregnancy is flying by! Which is good and bad. Good because I know my discomfort will end in 15 weeks! And then our fella will be here. Bad because that just increases my anxiety about preparing for a baby and the thoughts of raising two children barely 2 years apart. *Deep breath*

I'm feeling rather well this time around. I haven't been nauseous or thrown up in over a month. Praise the Lord! With Molly I was sick almost every day until she graced us with her presence. My sciatic nerve doesn't give me too much trouble until the end of the day or if I do too take care of a 21 month old! I'm just so thankful our little boy is growing healthy and strong..and let me tell you. He's strong! For a little 25 weeker..a little over a pound he has some strong movements. It's odd now that I'm so far along I can compare him to my patients at work. It's wonderful to have an idea what he looks like right now, but also I just thank God that he's staying put and growing until full term...all snug and comfy..painfree.

I haven't taken too many belly pics this time much as I said I would. Here's one at 22 weeks. Man..this belly is growing and stretching! I really don't know HOW it can get any bigger over the next 15 weeks!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Summer Fun in the Sun

Oooh! It's hot down in the Georgia! can come anytime. Until then we are getting creative on how to stay cool.

This sweet thing is what I woke up to one afternoon before work. A semi naked baby chomping on an apple. Then she stole my spot! Love her Love her!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oh Boy!

Here's some pictures of our little guy. He's pretty laid back and all cozy in there...during the ultrasound he was sound asleep and didn't want to move. The doctor said he is healthy and growing normally

Our sweet fella...his profile looks just like Molly's did

Opening and closing his sweet little mouth

Someone's very flexible (unlike his Daddy!) He kept putting his foot behind his head.

Not sure if you can make this one out but he was stretching his leg straight and holding his foot with his little hand...I thought it was so cool. ;)

And it's a BOY!! Woo hoo!

We're so thankful for this wonderful blessing God has given us. We can't wait to meet him and this pregnant Momma is already getting impatient for her comfort level to be back to normal! Hee Hee.