Picture Overload

Ready for a whole lot of random pictures from the last 4 days? Life is passing in a blur here… Time is filled with feedings, a  whole lot of diaper changes, not a whole lot of sleep (at least for Nick and me) and some seriously adorable moments between the boys and Lily. I so wish I could capture those moments with my camera or on video! I know the minute I pop into the room with a camera the cute moment will be lost, so instead I’m doing my best to treasure them in my heart.

This is me holding Lily (for the first time) about 20 minutes after the c-section.

My view of Lily from my bed, looking at her through her little plastic crib. We spent a lot of time staring at each other 🙂

Nick bought an iPad a couple of weeks ago, and we managed to keep it hidden from the boys until they came to the hospital… now they always want to watch something on it or play with it!

The boys also liked to kick me out of my bed. They thought a bed with buttons that made it go up and down was pretty awesome. Plus, it was right in front of the TV.

Tyler was first to ask to hold Lily. He is so smitten with her!

As soon as Tyler was done, Chase wanted a turn.

When Chase was done we asked Jackson if he wanted to hold her and he said “no, I just want to watch something on the iPad”. Silly boy! He still hasn’t held her. I think he’s unsure of the whole baby thing.

Tyler, on the other hand, is very sure about her! This afternoon he sat himself on the couch next to her and was just smiling at her. Then he said “what do you want to do?” and just smiled some more. Definitely an “awwww!” moment here.

Tyler and Chase with Lily.

(They decided on their own this morning that they wanted to dress alike today.)

You can see the whites of her eyes are actually quite yellow right now. She had her bilirubin levels checked today at the doctor and they’re higher now than yesterday. We’re now waiting for a home health company to arrive with a special blanket that should help Lily’s jaundice.

Today, the boys strayed from their usual Quiet Time viewing choice and picked Baby Einstein “for Lily”. Any time Lily cried (she was fighting sleep) Chase would look at her and say “don’t be scared!”. Stinking adorable!

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  • Love all of the pics! My question is…”How do you look so good right after your long labor and a c-section?” I looked like I had been hit by a truck! 😉 It must be the baby glow of love. So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • THANK YOU! *now breathing a sigh of relief* In all serious though, great pics; enjoy this time- as you know those first weeks go so quickly. (((Hugs))) to all of you!ReplyCancel

  • Ubber Cute pics! Lily is so beautiful. Love how the boys reacted differently to their new sister. Very cute! Hope you’re feeling better with each passing day! So very happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • kimberlyn

    Hope the light works – we called Nathan our “glow-baby” when he had one!!ReplyCancel

  • Ally

    I got teary!! so cute!! love them!! can’t wait to meet her!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Adorable, Helen. Congrats to you and all the guys. Sending our love!ReplyCancel

  • belle

  • pop pop

    I can’t wait to see you in Feb. Time is flying for you and frozen for me…. Thanks for the great pictures. We must Skype !ReplyCancel

  • Awww. So adorable!! Cute photos.ReplyCancel

  • ohhhh how sweet. I love it. enjoy every moment!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Schnitzler

    You look wonderful, Helen! Enjoy being a family of six! Lily is such a lucky little girl!ReplyCancel