Thursday, June 19, 2008

Week number three for our family of four!

Charlotte's third week of life included Father's Day for her Daddy! We had a great day spent with both sides of the family. Matt feels pretty blessed to be the Daddy of two beautiful little girls and I love watching him in the most prized role of his life. Charlotte has blended seamlessly into our family and continues to make us feel "complete". Lola has been very patient and loving. She kisses Charlotte goodnight, says "I love you" to her and always wants to "Charlotte lap?"- Lorelei's way of asking to hold her. Charlotte's third week of life also meant Mommy's first week at home alone with the girls since Matt went back to work this week. Things have been going amazingly well so far. After trying out several routines to find the best way to get Mommy showered and the kids fed in the morning, I think we have found what works for us for the moment. I know it will continue to be a trial and error process but for now I am thankful that I have an arm and hand for each of my girls although sometimes I feel like they are tag-teaming me! Craziness can be very rewarding!

Here are some photos of both of the girls from this week:

2008-06-19 Charlotte's third week


More from week two...

Here are a few more photos from Charlotte's second week of life. It has been a fun and crazy ride so far!

2008-06-12 Charlotte 2 weeks old


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Charlotte's second week of life:

We have been having a blast with our girls. Charlotte's second week has brought a bit more sleep to all and a lot more fun. She is changing quickly and has gained weight quickly too! She is now 7 lbs 14oz (as of this past Monday) and is thriving! Lola is doing SO well with her little sister and we are so lucky to have two such wonderful little girls.

Here are some photos from the past week:

2008-06-11 Charlotte beginning of June 08


Monday, June 9, 2008

One week new...

It has been a fun and crazy first week...although we are cross-eyed with sleep deprivation, all three original Bakers (me, Matt and Lola) are well on our way to adjusting to life with a newborn in the house! Lola has been handling things amazingly well and is more interested in holding the baby on her lap (with our help) than being jealous of her. We are trying to spend as much individual time with Lorelei as we can and with the help of some new toys that had been stashed away until the baby's arrival, she has been a pretty happy camper.

Charlotte is a sweet baby that seems to want to be held a LOT. She is having some reflux issues which means that we need to be conscious of keeping the upper half of her body elevated whenever possible. She seems uncomfortable after eating, but we hope that this resolves itself sooner than later. Other than this, she is a healthy little baby with a big appetite! Her hair cracks us up too...even if we have had a hat on her all day, the moment it is pulled off, all of her hair stands right back up! What a cutie pie.

Here are some photos...

One week old:

charlotte 1 week

More Charlotte photos from this past week:
Charlotte and her visitors


Monday, June 2, 2008

Charlotte Jane Baker

Charlotte Jane Baker was born on May 29th, 2008 at 11:53am. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 18" long. It was a fast and furious labor and delivery after my water started leaking at home. Here are quite a few photos of Charlotte so far...I will post a "birth narrative" to fill you guys in on most of the story when I am able to sit at the computer a bit longer! We are all doing well and we are adjusting to life as a family of four!

Check out our little gal here:

2008-06-02 Late May & New Baby