Thursday, August 13, 2009

our week in review

this past week has been a mixture of emotions ranging from pure happiness to sadness beyond description. last wednesday we were on cloud nine as we arrived home with luciana. However within minutes of arriving home we discovered that our beloved pediatrician was involved in a horrific car accident about one hour after he discharged luciana. the grief we felt was numbing. then two days later the next crashing moment came as we learned that he had passed away from results of his injuries. i wish i could describe the void that has been left in our hearts for this man that our family trusted and admired so much. he was only 50 years old, and left behind a wife and four sons. please keep their family in your prayers.

Our little angel is doing fabulous. She is 9 days old today and at her appointment this morning she weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces!! She is in the 25% for weight and height.

here are a few photos from our week. greyson holding his baby sister after we arrived home:

first morning home, 8:20 am both kids "sleeping in"

on the way to luciana's doctor appointment:

two days old:

three days old:

nana visits, day four:
these photos were taken on sunday (my 33rd birthday). we were just about to run a quick errand to the mall so i could pick up more nursing tanks. jim of course stayed in the car with luciana while i went inside. it felt SO strange leaving her for just a few moments!
and here is the sleeping beauty at one week old. taken from another mini photo shoot i attempted. :)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ava Luciana

We want to introduce you to our girl, Luciana. She was born tuesday morning at 2:34 am, weighing 6 lbs. 3 oz. and measuring 18 3/4 inches long (the exact same as her brother). Our hearts are so full and greyson is simply taken with his baby sister.
Sorry for the quick post, we have lots more pictures to share! For now we wanted to leave you with a few leaving the hospital yesterday evening. Our first night and day home has been absolutely wonderful! Jim and I set our alarm and woke her every 2-3 hours to eat last night, she is a super little breast feeder and my milk has already come in! This morning both of our kids woke up around 8:30 am!! She seems to love the bassinet and is such a sweet little girl, we just can't get enough of her! From our family to yours thank-you for all your prayers and well wishes!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

nursery tour

welcome to our little princess's room!
i know i promised everyone pictures a few days ago. sorry i have been so busy using these last few days purchasing last minute items and making returns. i feel like every minute/day could be the last. LOL! i will take more pictures and views, these are just a few quick ones. i know baby blue isn't the girlest color for a nursery (and no that wasn't the color when this room was greyson's nursery). however it was the perfect touch to match the fabric we bought to have her bumper made from. enjoy these sneak peeks and i'll take more in the morning when the light is better and post then.
next to the bumper fabric, this is my next favorite part of her room! i think i want a glass chandelier for every room in our house now! :) each time i walk pass, i just look up and smile. it's really pretty at night when we use the dimmer too. luciana's trash can. i bought a plain white plastic one from walmart, covered it in fabric and hot glued silk roses around the edge. i still need to buy about 8 more to finish the back edge. but, wow! even with micheals coupon, 8 will be almost $30. i don't think luciana will notice if i wait a bit....
her first friends!! :) the doll on the left was left in her Easter basket when we were only 23 weeks pregnant, the middle doll was a gift from nana & boppie (bought while vacationing in mexico), and the gap teddy bear was greyson's. who never seemed interested in, until i recently placed it in her chair along with a tutu and bowband....... hmmmm :)
hoping it won't be long before we can whisper these words into her ear as she drifts off into a sweet slumber.....