Saturday, June 20, 2009

2 Weeks

It's hard to believe it, but Easton has already hit the 2 week milestone!! We visited Dr. Gray on Thursday and my suspicions that he was growing were confirmed....he weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs. 7 oz.!! That means he had gained 1 lb. and 2 oz. in just 2 weeks. I guess that's what happens when you're eating every 2 to 3 hours. :) He is continuing to do great and we are absolutely loving watching him grow and watching how he and Emma Kate interact. Most nights he still gets up every 3 hours, but a couple of nights this week he spoiled me and slept 4-5 hours! I'm hoping to see this more and more often as he gets older! 

Here are few more pictures of some of his firsts this week:

His first night to sleep in his own bed

First time going to church

First bath (he wasn't too sure he liked it!)

His first visit out to LaLa and Pop's (he slept the whole time!)

And this isn't really a "first" I just thought this picture was adorable...he is really starting to focus more and more and he love to look in the mirror when I'm changing his diaper. 

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

We're Home

Ok, bear with me, I normally upload all my pictures to Flickr so that I can move them around and put them in order, but both babies are about to wake up so I'm kind of in a hurry!! These are all out of order, but none the less, here are pictures! :)

Whoa, I can't believe how small our car looks now! 

Our first outing as a family of 4 - to the Dr's office for a weight and color check

Saying bye to Aunt Teppy!

Checking out the pool on Saturday after we came home from the hospital

Hanging out in her very own chair

Heading home

"Yay we're outta here!"

All snug in the swaddle

And now we're WIDE awake!

Family picture

She loves her baby brother!!

He's not sure what to think yet!

Brooke and Tania

Will and EK looking for birds

Aww...too cute!

Chris and Denae


Checking out her "Big Sister" present (and check out her adorable "Big Sister" dress!!! Unfortunately I didn't really get any good pictures of her in it - my friend Angie made it and was TOO CUTE!)

Meeting Easton for the first time

Brice's family

My family, minus Aunt Maddie who was at home with Emma Kate during the delivery

First family picture - minus big sister

Contractions are oh so fun! :)

Heading to the hospital - so long big belly! 

Well, actually we have been home for several days, but I'm just now getting around to updating the blog. Hmm...can't imagine why?! HA! We came home from the hospital Saturday morning and have been going non-stop since. Emma Kate is adjusting really well, but she is definitely testing her limits. She absolutely loves Easton and can't seem to get enough of him. She calls him "BayBay" in a really deep voice, we can't figure out why she says it so funny - before he was born she would say "Baby" in a really sweet little voice, but not now! And she asks for him from the time she wakes up until it's time to go to bed. And of course we say "be gentle" about a gazillion times a day! But that's to be expected I guess. :) And Easton is adjusting really well too. He is such a sweet little baby and knock on wood is doing really well on a schedule. I'm trying to take advantage of this time where he's so sleepy because I know he will probably "wake up" soon! 

Easton's labor and delivery ended up being just about as smooth as Emma Kate's - praise the Lord! We got to the hospital around 6:45 in the morning, got started on pitocin and had my water broke around 8:30, experienced 2 hours of true contractions while waiting on the anesthesiologist (which I hope to never experience again - next time I'm not letting them start the pitocin til the anesthesiologist is in the room!! :)), 10:30 got an epidural, 11:15 was ready to push and Easton was born at 11:47! Other than my legs staying numb til 6:00 that night there really weren't any complications. 

Thanks to everyone who came by to see our newest addition while we were in the hospital. We feel so blessed to be surrounded by such great friends and family. Easton is so lucky to have so many people that love him already!! 

And check out Denae's website - she's done it again! We had Easton's newborn pics taken yesterday and they are GREAT!!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Introducing Easton Brice Foster!

Little Easton arrived on June 4th at 11:47am. He weighs 7 lbs 5 oz and is 20 inches long! And, he is just perfect! The entire Foster family is doing great (though EK hasn't quite figured out that the "baby" is going to be around for a while!) and expected to be home sometime Saturday.

Here are some pictures for the time being....many more to come!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

18 Months!

Happy Half Birthday Sweet Baby Girl!! I can’t believe that today, on the day that we are welcoming our second child into the world, that our baby girl is turning a year and half! That seriously doesn’t seem possible. I feel like I expect so much out of her, and I often have to remind myself that she’s still just a baby herself. She has been such a joy in our lives and I’m so grateful that the Lord chose us and gave us the privilege of raising her.

I haven’t given an update of what she’s up to these days in a really long time, so I thought I would do so now. (who knows when I will get around to it again!)

  • She is a major chatterbox and can repeat just about anything you say!  Some of her favorite things to say are: milk, juice, chair, wapple (waffle), grapes, car, babeee, school, cheese (which she now says anytime she sees the camera!) mama, dada, Sydney, Lana. And she can name lots of animals, but here lately instead of calling them by their name she makes their sound instead…too cute!
  • She still loves to carry small bags around – she will often put on a hat, put a bag on her shoulder and walk around saying “Bye, Bye!!”
  • She loves to play under the sink and in the drawers in the bathroom while I’m getting ready. She will take everything out of the cabinets, line up all the bottles, and then put them all back in the cabinet. And she’s very attentive, she will try to copy exactly what I’m doing while I’m getting ready. One day she found the eyelash curler and put it right up to her eye!! I had no idea she even knew what to do with it! And I have an old hair straightener that I let her play with and she likes to pretend she straightening her hair.
  • She is still doing great in her big bed and has even spoiled us the last several days by sleeping in until 8!! I guess she knows she needs to catch up on sleep now too! :)
  • She L.O.V.E.S. Finding Nemo – the second we get in the car she points to the tv and says “Bobo??” (not really sure why she calls him Bobo!) And she will watch it over and over again, in fact we have to really distract her with other toys and singing and stuff or she would watch it the entire time we’re in the car. And she started watching Charlotte’s Webb last week too and she really seemed to like it as well. It’s the one with Dakota Fanning and real animals – it’s really such a cute movie!
  • She is still really attached to her pacifier – which she has strangely named “MiMi”. We really can’t figure out how she came up with that name, but anytime she gets really tired or upset she walks around saying “MiMi, MiMi, MiMi”. And she will only go to sleep if she has one in her mouth and at least one in her hand!! Crazy girl, I’m definitely wishing I hadn’t started her back on that back in February!! 
Like I said, she truly is such a source of joy in our lives. We look forward to watching her continue to grow and we pray daily for her salvation - that God would turn her heart towards Him and give her the faith to love and trust and obey Him...that He would be her Treasure!