Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Quick Update

I just have a second, I'll write more later - but here is a quick update. Cora is a little over 5 weeks old! Crazy! She is really starting to fill out. She is a good baby for the most part. She is not awake that much at all. I don't remember Kaitlyn sleeping this much! Here is a picture that I just snapped of her. Not the greatest, but it's her! We are hoping her eyes stay blue!

A couple of weeks ago, me and some of my girlfriends took Kaitlyn to see Abilene's rendition of High School Musical. It was more like Elementary School Musical - the kids were so young! It was hilarious, but Kaitlyn loved it and enjoyed singing along to all of the songs. We have since bought her the CD, and she listens to it non stop. She will even try to do all the dance moves. She's quite the performer, letting everyone know when "her part" is coming up.

We have been traveling the past week and a half. I took the girls to Lubbock for a couple of days during the week. We enjoyed hanging out with Mamaw and Pappy! Then this past weekend we spent in Dallas seeing James' family. I'll have to write more about that later - time to go pick up the big sister.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Well, I feel like we are sort of getting in a routine. Kind of. Ok, not really. But things are getting easier now that everyone is feeling better in the house! Here are a few things going on:

Cora's 2 week appointment was quite interesting. When she was born they said she was 21 inches long. At 2 weeks she measured 24 inches. So, either they didn't stretch her all the way out at the hospital, or she grew 3 inches in 2 weeks. Any thoughts on that?

I applaud ALL nursing moms. I won't say too much about such a personal issue, but nursing has been the most horrible experience this time. I could only nurse Kaitlyn for 8 weeks, but I didn't even make it 2 weeks with Cora. It's been the most painful thing ever, and I'm just not tough enough to "work through it." Fortunately, I have an awesome doctor that doesn't make me feel guilty - and I'm pretty sure Cora and I are both happier that I don't scream and cry at every feeding. Let's just say "mastitis" is the worst word ever.

Kaitlyn has continued to do super good with this transition. She is starting at a new school - Young Childrens World at our church on Thursday. She'll go just on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hope that she does well at a new place - I know that she is so ready to play with friends again. I'm also looking forward to some time with just Cora. Maybe I'll actually get a nap or two!

We have the greatest friends here. We have had the best dinners brought to us for the past couple of weeks. I really don't know how people go through times like this in their lives without a strong friend network. It's been such a blessing. Everyone has been extra sensitive to Kaitlyn too which has made her feel very special. Today a friend offered to bring lunch - and her sweet 4 year old over to play with Kaitlyn. James and I were talking today about how blessed we are with such sweet friends in our lives.

That's about all for now. Here are a couple new pictures:

Monday, January 08, 2007

Bedtime last night

This is what went down when we tucked Kaitlyn in last night: Preface -Earlier in the day when James was taking down the Christmas lights, Kaitlyn accidentally broke one.

She asked if she could have a sip of chocolate milk. Sure. I put just a little bit (to her disapproval) in her sippy cup, she drank it, and I tucked her in.

James went in to kiss her goodnight. Kaitlyn said, "Daddy, remember when I broke that light bulb? That made you very mad at me. And when you got mad at me, that made me so........... thirsty. Long pause.... Like I'm thirsty right now."

Little stinker. I love the way that girl thinks.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Few New Pictures of the girls....

Weird - to say the girls. There are 2 of them! Crazy. Here are some updated pictures: