Saturday, June 14, 2008

A week of firsts

We are settling into our week with Sam home from the hospital! He is such a little sweetheart...full of snuggles and love. We came home from the hospital Wed. afternoon and have spent the remainder of the week relaxing around the house memorizing all the details of new life. The girls are adjusting well and Sam is eating and sleeping like a pro. We have more visitors coming this weekend...everyone is excited to meet our new little man.

Of course I have been happily snapping away trying to capture a few memories of his first few days at home! This is the picture I think I will use for our announcements. I've gotten several prototypes laid out on Tiny Prints. But if anyone knows any other great sites, send me a quick email or feel free to make a suggestion in the comments!

I'll start with a few more photos at the hospital! Here P is enjoying his brand new son and both of us getting ready to leave the hospital! Here we are snug in the car...ready for the drive home. We surprised the girls by coming home early! They had made us a big sign on the door and special messages all over the driveway with sidewalk chalk. We tried to capture the driveway in a photo (I even had P stand on top of our car!) but the sun was too bright. But trust me...what a cute surprise to come home to!A enjoying some cuddle time with her new brother! She has been a huge help getting us diapers and wipes...she is definitely a little mommy!Sam enjoying a snooze in his moses basket. He has been sleeping great! My sister (The Writer) got him the super sweet little outfit...and I caught him with a funny grin :) I think he looks like a little golfer ready for his tee time!Last night we spent some time outside enjoying the gorgeous weather! The girls got out the sprinkler and Sam napped on his Daddy's lap.
Other than a few extra trips to the Dr. to monitor his jaundice and a run to Babies R Us...we have had a wonderfully quiet week! More company is due today...more pictures to follow!

8 comments:

Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! OH we Ooooood and Aaaaahd over all the pics of SAMUEL!!! Lk just LOVED the pics of the girls!!! Glad all is going smoothly!!! Your pics are FABULOUS and I LOVE the announcement pic!

We love you all and are so happy for you!

Love, Lala and family :o)

Rebekah said...

cute cute CUTE!!!

And you look great, too!

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Heather said...

Oh my aching uterus... I am DONE having babies but boy, does Sam give me the baby ache.
BIG CONGRATS, Jenn! :)

little pumpkin grace said...

He is such a cutie, Jenn!!! I love that the girls had a sidewalk chalk welcome for baby Sam - so sweet! Oh, and you may want to check out belly bean designs - cute announcements and easy to work with :)
~Jessica

TaDa! Creations said...

Love the announcement pic! I used Tiny Print too for ours 3 years ago. Loved them!

We just might pull our the slip and slide for the first time ever. Hoping it reached over 70 today. Thanks for the idea!

~Angel

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

You look like one big happy and proud family....claire

Sarah Porter said...

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Jennifer said...

Jenn, he's simply divine!!! You guys look blissfully happy!!

:) Pouty