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.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

It's a baby....

Our newest addition will be here sometime around Thanksgiving. And we couldn't be more thankful for A.....BABY...

Yep! Molly will have a little brother!! Everything looks strong and healthy and we just can't stop thinking about this new little guy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A New Time...

Well...times are a changin'. I've officially had the same blog since 2005! When the new blogger came out I just couldn't change our design. Casey created our faces in photoshop and worked so hard to get it just right. I'm not sure if you even remember what it looked like so.....

Do you see how creative he is! Wow! At least I copied it to have forever. I love our eyes and the outline of Casey's hair. It actually used to have our dog Chloe and her fur right in the middle. Of course that was BM....(Before Molly). He took Chloe out which at the time was just because the baby came along there was no room for all 4 in the picture. Little did we know there was some foreshadowing going on there. Several months later we had to delete (if you will) Chloe from our home due to irreconcilable differences between her and Molly. Molly wanting to play and squeeze and pester the poor dog all day long and Chloe being snooty and snippy and not wanting ANY of the squeezin'. But don't worry folks...all is well and she now lives with my mom. We still see her and Molly jumps up and down every time the dog enters the room and Chloe leaving the room immediately after the first high-pitched squeal. Everyone's happy! the blog needed a bit of freshening up. And with this new ever changing look, I hope to be a little more consistent with the updates! Ahem...we'll see. :)

And for a smile...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Did my oh so faithful readers think I dropped off the face of the earth?? No worries! I'm back in hopes that I will learn consistency. Here's what we've been up to. Molly, of course, is growing WAY too fast. She's running around everywhere. And can now say Mama, Dada, Bye bye (her fav), Moo, baby, and book. She can also sign please, eat, more, milk, and all done....and is so stinkin' cute doing it. It's so helpful to know what she wants and to ease Molly's frustration when she can't tell us. We're weaning her from the bottle...which she is not a big fan of. We're down to just her bedtime bottle...which I just can't give up. She doesn't like drinking milk out of a cup unless she's distracted into it. :) That's the appropriate way right? She's sleeping 12 hours at night and taking two 2-hour naps during the day. Although the past week or so she's not been sleeping during the day much. I guess it's time for 1 nap a day. :( Hopefully it will be a LONG one!

As for Casey...he's living his dream as an art teacher and just got a head coaching position for the Varsity girls soccer team at Fayette County High School...(MY alma mater) Weird huh? He'll call me every now and then and say "hey babe...I'm walking through your cafeteria or I'm going down the hall past your drama room." Crazy! That place brings back so many wonderful memories.

And for moi...well I'm working 3 nights a week doing 12 hour shifts at the hospital. I'm hoping to go part-time weekends soon, which would be only 2 nights a week. I'm chomping at the bit. I'm enjoying 4 days off a week teaching Molly new things, cuddling with her, and working to make our house a better home.

So here's what you've all been waiting for....Pictures! We've been up to....

A photoshoot...we had a family photo shoot around Molly's birthday so I could get some pictures of the 3 of us as well as some 4 generations photos. My cousin, Lisa, just opened a photography business so she likes to get practice on even us! I'm giving her a shout out...

Pretending to be cool... :)

We enjoyed the holidays with our families and had such a great time relaxing together.

And most recently...we've been hanging out at the park with Murphy (on the warm days of course), enjoying the snow...even though I got snowed in at the hospital for 3 days, and making Valentine cookies!

The girls weren't really into smiling that day. Hee Hee.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Go spend some time with the ones you love!