Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Karis' Birth Day!

Karis Ruth-Carolyn was born on May 14th at 8:09 a.m. She was 8 pounds 7 ounces and 20 inches long. I had a scheduled C-section and everything went great! I switched hospitals and doctors from when I had Cody and enjoyed this experience so much better! Although C-section wasn't my preferred method of delivery (for both our kids) we are thankful for a healthy daughter!
Meeting Karis for the first time!
Getting her first bath...
Settled into our room and really getting to "study" her.
Cody meeting his sister. He made her a Build-a-bear and brought it to her in the hospital. He wasn't interested in holding her and was more concerned with me being in a hospital bed but herwas still sweet and curious looking at her while my mom was holding her.
Aunt Kristin and cousin Parker came to Dallas from Austin to meet Karis.  Parker wanted to kiss and hold her and was so excited to have a new cousin!
Uncle Clay came too but for some reason we don't have a picture of him holding his niece. 
The boys were so patient while at the hospital and had movies on the ipad to entertain them.
Bubbie meeting her granddaughter and namesake! (My moms name is Carolyn)
Our sweet baby girl!
Snuggles with daddy!  She is one blessed girl to have Jason for a daddy.
Since I had a C-section I got an extra night in the hospital. My mom (and sister, brother and nephew) stayed with Cody during my hospital stay but on the 3rd night Cody was really missing us so Jason went home to be with him and I enjoyed my night with Karis. I was feeling good and actually really enjoyed the quiet time in the hospital just snuggling my baby. 
And this was Cody's face in the morning when he and Jason came to bring me and Karis home.  He really did not like me being in the hospital and was worried about me.
Doing his happy dance around the room.
Ready to bring his sister home....
All ready to go!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Boy

I read a quote that says "there's this boy who stole my heart...he calls me mom!" There are no truer words. He made me a mom and because of that my life will never be the same and neither will my heart. I have enjoyed every minute of our summer together...(with his baby sister) while I am on maternity leave. I think we will both miss each other A LOT when preschool starts again and I go back to work. I am so proud at how he has adjusted to his new sister and how sweet and tender he is with her. He melts my heart and watching him with Karis is the sweetest thing I could ever have imagined. He is my boy and I love him to the moon and back! 
I promise Karis pictures will come soon...there's just too many to sort through and I am trying to narrow it down. :)

Cody's new favorite thing to do....

 ...catch "bad guys" on his new bicycle! When Grandpa and Grandma visited they took him to Toys R Us to pick out something for his 4th birthday and this is what he came home with.  He never even looked at the toys! Now he rides it around the neighborhood pretending it's his police bike and looking for or catching bad guys! We have gone to the neighborhood donut store, parks and swimming pool on his bike! He love his new freedom! And I think he is pretty cute with that helmet on!

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July! My mom took Karis to her house for the night and Jason and I took Cody to dinner, to see Monster's University and then to watch fireworks!