Friday, August 31, 2012

In Loving Memory: Oliver Moore 2000-2012

Today we lost our furry family member. He was a sweet cat who terrorized house guests but always played nice with the children. We shall miss his vacant, disdainful stares and his regal presence.











Thursday, August 09, 2012

Welcome Baby Calvin

Over the weekend we added a long awaited family member. Calvin Ernest was born in Swedish Hospital on August 4th at 6:38pm. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, 19 inches long. It was a medical induction since my blood pressure had been spiking, despite medication to keep it under control. We were originally supposed to go in Friday to the hospital but they were slammed with laboring mothers so we were pushed off until Saturday. (I'll recount the birth story in another post.)  

Here's Sidney and I on Saturday morning right before we headed into the hospital.






Sidney has been delighted by her little brother since the moment she met him.




Nana (my mom) has been an amazing help on so many fronts.  She has been a great Sidney ambassador and domestic superhero.  We are eating some great meals because of her and we can trust the household chores are just handled.  Bonus: She's also really good at calming cranky, hungry babies.


Welcome to home, Calvin!


Scenes from Calvin's First Days...




We have had a rough few days at home thanks to our old nemesis: breastfeeding drama. This also plagued us when Sidney was born.  We have come through it for the most part and seem to be on a course.  I'll talk about this more later.





Overall, we couldn't be more pleased and overjoyed by our new little guy.  We love you Calvie!