Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Well Jack is now two weeks old. I can't believe how quickly two weeks can fly by. My mom and dad left today. It was truly painful to watch my mom say good bye to Jack and the kids this morning. It completely broke my heart. After she left I of course realized how few pictures I took of the two of them together and immediately regretted that.
Lots of big things happening this past week. Kaitlin and Jonathan had track/field and water fun day at their school Thursday. My parents got to go see them run in their races which worked out very well. Kaitlin got first in softball throw and second in some of her running races. Jonathan could have cared less about winning, but Charles said his grin during the races was just priceless! His big news came on the 30 foot water slides that afternoon. He got his loose tooth stuck in the net at the bottom of the slide and it came right out, flew in the air (according to him) and landed back in his mouth. The tooth fairy rewarded him nicely with some new dinosaur books and a dollar:)
Kaitlin had her school field trip yesterday to a near by park. She had a really great day. All of third grade passed their TAKS test so they were really celebrating! Kaitlin actually got commended on both reading and math (meaning she missed 3 or less on both). We are SO proud of her. Charles is taking her on a special movie date today to reward her and celebrate.
I am of course enjoying being a hermit with the new baby, so I don't have pictures of any of these things as I normally would. The written memory will have to be enough;)

Friday, May 14, 2010

First Bath

The Bath Team

The cute and clean cuddle bug.

Not loving his first splash of water at all!

Big sister reminded Dad more than once to Be Careful with him!

Charles always gives the first bath. It is his special thing. This time he had a wonderful helper - Sister Kaitlin.

1 Week Old

Jack is one week old today. He got a great report at his one week check up at the doctor. He is now 5 pounds 15 ounces (7 oz up from his birth weight). The doctor said everything looked perfect. The doctor said that the goal is to be back to birth weight by 2 weeks and we've already exceeded that, so I'd say we're doing great:)
Here he is wide awake in his car seat on the way to the doctor. I'm also posting a picture of a slight smile he gave in his sleep (lucky shot by dad).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 7, 2010

Jack Beauregard Glidewell was born at 3:53pm
5 pounds 11 ounces 19 1/2 inches long
May 7, 2010
And our family feels complete. This is about 30 minutes after he was born.

First Picture! He is here and he is AMAZING! Pushed him out in four contractions.

This picture is before contractions got bad! Just swaying to get through them.

The Night Before

Last Belly Shot:)

4:30 am - About to head to the hospital
Thursday, May 6th we went to both doctors to make sure everything was ready for Baby Jack to arrive the next day. We spent the night in a hotel, because we had to be at the hospital at 5am. We ate dinner at Olive Garden and went to bed EARLY to rest up for the big event.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kaitlin would like to know if I'm having contraptions yet.

Jumpin Jack

Last week we decided we should take a picture during monitoring. I've spent so much time on these machines that it only seems fitting to document it somehow. You can see all the black dots on the feedback paper are fetal movement (fm). Every nurse we have had has commented that Jack is the most active baby they have ever seen. When I was 6 months pregnant we got sent to labor and delivery for "extensive monitoring" (something we've had to do quite a bit of) and they were training a new Land D nurse. The trainer told her, "now this much activity is not common for a baby of this stage".
It makes me laugh, because of course we know what a fighter this little guy has had to be! We are expecting a very playful, happy little man very shortly.
If you notice the belly bruises in the picture don't be alarmed. That is just from my shots, and no they do not hurt. Actually they look so much better than when I first started doing shots that I barely notice them anymore.

200 Points

Kaitlin also made it to the 200 point club a while back. The school sent her to a touring production of The Little Mermaid. This is a picture of us before the show. There are only 2 that have made it that high in elementary. I decided I should get this blogged since she is now only 20 points away from her goal of 300 points:)

Old News

These pictures are from back in December, but I realized I never blogged them. In December Kaitlin was the first in elementary to earn 100 AR points. She got to be librarian for a day (you can see you here doing an incredible job of reading a Froggy book to kindergarten - such an expressive reader) and she got to paint a ceiling tile that is up in the elementary building 3rd grade hall.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Twas the Week Before Jack

I feel like I should write a little poem called "Twas the Week Before Jack" in the style of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Instead of hanging stockings and mistletoe to prepare for Christmas time, we are getting out diapers and putting together changing tables. It reminds me of the spirit of Christmas time when you can't help but sing familiar carols only Charles and I both keep singing lullabies and our favorite baby songs. Its the way the lights of the tree make you smile at night on your way to bed - only its tiny newborn diapers set out waiting for little baby;)
Charles is giddy and incredibly attentive. He sings to my belly, brings me food, tells me how great I will do Friday (labor day is so near), promises to be on his A game during labor and for the following weeks (as if I had any doubts of that). He picks up one of those newborn diapers nearly every time he passes the new changing table (by the crib in our room) and can't help but gush in baby talk about the "little bitty baby" that will soon be here.
In just a few short days we will be memorizing his new and precious face. We are all anxious to see who he will look like! In just a few short days our family will be complete - Five.
Now back to making my lists and checking them twice ( what to pack, what to get done, what to finish at work, etc).