Friday, May 28, 2010

2 Weeks and Were Still Kickin!

Today Jonah got to go on his first outing to the zoo! He was so good, which I appreciate, he slept most of the time while Annalise played with her friends. 

This week Jonah gained a whole four ounces, so he is slowly fattening up. He is not quite up to his birth weight but he will get there. 

Annalise made a pinata this week, it is a monster pinata. All the red dots are eyes.....she is getting excited about filling it with candy!

Daddy and Jonah taking a nap.

Unfortunately Annalise and I got sick this week. I was finally feeling recovered from having a baby and then I end up cleaning up after Annalise and feeling gross for a couple of days myself. But the good news is, now we are all doing well and we have both of our mothers and Kevins sister here this weekend. 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

1 week

It has already been a week since Jonah has graced us with his presence.
 I can't say it has been easy, 
but I also cannot get enough of this little guy.......

We have already had three visits to the pediatrician,
 and he still is not gaining weight....
but I think he will get the hang of it soon enough.
(Maybe he can take some eating tips from his sister.)

He has spent more time awake the last couple of days,
but I love to watch him sleep!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome Home Jonah

He is finally here!

Jonah Patrick Lawrence was born on Wednesday night at 8:29 PM. Weighing in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and 20.5 inches tall.

So you could say this has been a busy week. My mother drove up on my due date to await the arrival of Jonah, and then on Sunday morning my sister, Corinn, showed up really early to surprise my mom for mothers day.....and to tell Jonah to come out already. 
Unfortunately Corinn had to be back in New Jersey by Friday, so after 41 weeks of being pregnant, I was done waiting. We scheduled a time for an induction for Wednesday morning, and after 12 hours of labor, Jonah was here. 

On the way to the hospital:

Early in labor (obviously, because I was still smiling):

Here he is....fresh slimy baby!

Awesome after labor picture....

Annalise was so excited to meet her new baby brother. I thought for sure she would come in and say "Hi baby Oscar, it's me Annalise." However she was a little timid and when we asked what his name was she said it was Jonah. Ever since he was born she has  not wanted to leave his side, she changed his diaper as soon as she could, and helped get him dressed. She refers to him as "my baby". 

Welcome to the world Jonah........

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

40 weeks....and counting....

Well tomorrow is my due date, and I am sure it will come and go just as it did with Annalise. For those of you who are unaware of how overdue I was with Annalise....I was nearly two weeks over. She was due on August 17, and she came on the 30th (after a little help.) 

So tomorrow I have a doctors appointment and we will see how everything is looking. I was dilated two centimeters last week, so hopefully I have made some progress this week. 

Annalise has been showing me her tummy a lot, to compare to mine....I think mine is a little bigger though....

Well among preparing ourselves for our new baby, my parents have been preparing to move Abu Dhabi, which means packing up half of the house for storage, giving away some stuff and shipping the rest off to the UAE (United Arab Emirates). We are very sad to see them go, especially since they have lived so close to us for the last 9 months (in the Cincinnati area.) 

However, it was very nice to see my family this last week. Two of my brothers, and their families, came out to help mom an dad pack up the house (and claim some furniture in the meantime.) 

Here is Greyson and Annalise hanging out at Momom and Papa's house. 

Here we are at dinner last week with Steve, Ellie, Lilly, Matt, Lauren, Greyson, Mom & Dad. 

We went out to dinner to, of course get together, but to also celebrate Matt's Birthday. However that same night (actually while we were there eating dinner) we got to celebrate a second birthday, because my brother Brandon and his wife had their baby that night.  
Here is Lucas......

Heather was due on the same day as she won the race! 

We are very happy for them, and  hope they are enjoying their brand new little baby! 
If Lucas is anything like William he will look exactly like Brandon (all these little Brandon's running around....kind of crazy!!)

Well if that picture doesn't get you baby hungry, I don't know what will. I can't wait until little Jonah comes, and I hope it is sooner than later. 
We will let you all know when he arrives!!