Monday, 28 April 2008


Today was the first time I left the house with both kids by myself! I felt so accomplished when I was finished with my two very quick errands. Never mind the fact that I made up my mind to actually run these errands at 8:00 this morning and it was after 11:00 by the time we were all three dressed, fed, and in the car...I managed to get it done all the same.

I can remember so well the early days of my motherhood after Christopher was born. I felt like it took me forever to get out of the house, and he was just one child. Eventually it became easier and easier and before too long we were out and about all the time. I guess maybe it will be that way with two kids. I'm sure I will adjust and before I realize it I won't even remember life before Lucy. I mean there are thousands and thousands of mothers who have more than one child so how hard can it be??

I would also like to add how incredible my little boy really is. He has so far surpassed any expectation I had of him being a big brother. He continues to simply adore and love on his baby sister. He is so eager to help and he just melts my heart all the time. Today I had Lucy sitting in her bouncy seat while I was in the shower. After only a couple of minutes she grew tired of that and started to cry. Christopher immediately came in from my bedroom, where he had been watching TV and playing with his trucks, and began to sing the ABC song to Lucy (he had helped me sing to her a couple of days ago and since then it is the first thing he does when she cries now). She only stopped momentarily and then the wails came again. Christopher disappeared into my bedroom but returned shortly, this time with her pacifier. He gently gave it to her and then asked "All better?" When that didn't work he left again but then came back with a different binky (we're trying a few different kinds to try and get her to take one of them). This time, she took it and stopped crying long enough for me to finish my shower. I couldn't believe he did all of that on his own without my even asking him to help. I can already tell Lucy is going to be a very lucky little girl. In about 15 years when some boy breaks her heart, he is going to have to answer to her big brother.

Thursday, 24 April 2008


My friends Dena and Gina tagged me on their blogs. I guess this is some sort of game in blog-land. I am supposed to list seven things about myself that most people don't know...

1. I played the flute for a couple of years in middle school, why, I will never be sure.

2. I had the BEST job in high school as a yogurt maid at the local A-town TCBY. It seriously was the best job and I loved working there. Sometimes I still get a craving for my special strawberry-banana milkshake that I always made when I was closing. Mmmmmmm...

3. I made it through almost my entire Freshman year of college without ever doing laundry. By this I mean I think I only actually did one load in the dorms. All the rest of the time I sent it home via my roommate, other Abilene friends, and myself. They would drop it off at my parent's house on Friday and my mom would have it ready for them to pick up on Sunday all folded and ready to return to me. Can you say spoiled??

4. On the spoiled note, my mother also made my lunch for me all the way through high school. She also wrote notes to me on my napkins!! I wonder if I will do this for my kids??

5. Up until I decided that I wanted to marry Cory, I was going to move to New York after college to pursue a career as a broadcast journalist.

6. On our honeymoon, we were asked to participate in a kissing contest and we won. Granted our only competition was two other couples, but still.

7. I have an EXTREME fear of wasps and bees.

OK, now I'm supposed to keep the game going so I'll tag... Meredith B. and Emily R. You guys are it!!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Lucy's First Week

Miss Lucy is officially 9 days old and we have almost been home for one whole week! Things are going just great. She sleeps alot, which I'm sure will end soon, and she is eating quite well. My mom is still here playing the role of nurse to me, and entertainer to Christopher. In other words, I've yet to be alone with the two if them by myself. However, my little boy is so sweet and is already proving to be a great big brother and helper. He will bring me a diaper and throw the dirty ones away. The other day, he went all the way upstairs for me to get my Boppy pillow and brought it back down for me to nurse.

Like I said, Lucy sleeps, alot! You forget how much they sleep during these early days. She is staying awake a little more each day which is fun and allowing for me to get some pictures of her awake!! We've had some visitors and this weekend, my brother and his wife flew in from California to meet Miss Lucy.

I'm still getting used to being surrounded by all this pink. We've gotten packages in the mail with adorable little girl outfits for her and I still can't believe I get to dress her in them! For those of you that know me well, I was sure I was going to be the mother of all boys. Don't get me wrong, I am beside myself with happiness over having a daughter, I guess it is one of those things where I feel like I should pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming!! I just feel so blessed to be able to experience the joys of both a little boy and a girl.

Enjoy the slide show of just a few pictures of our first week at home. We're having a ball with our bundle of joy!!

Friday, 4 April 2008

We Welcome With Love...

Lucy Baylor arrived Thursday, April 3rd at 8:55 a.m. She weighed a healthy 8 pounds and 1 ounce and measured 18 and a half inches.

We are overjoyed with the arrival of our daughter! Everything with the birth went beautifully and Lucy and I are both doing just great. Our hearts have just melted watching Christopher interact with his baby sister. He says, "I wuv her" and "it OK Wucy" when she cries. Seriously, one of the sweetest things I have ever witnessed.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, well wishes, visits, adorable gifts, cards, flowers...the list goes on. We feel so blessed with the newest addition to our family!

And yes, I changed the colors of the blog in honor of our sweet baby girl!!