Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cute outfits and first bath

Poor Carolyn is back in the hospital for a few days to take care of her C-section wound. But luckily, her sister, Melanie, came to visit and to help out! Melanie and I gave Caleb his first at-home sponge bath (we have to wait until his belly button stub falls off to give him a real bath) and we picked out a cute outfit (everyone loves when there is something on the butt! In this case, it's a monkey):

Before Carolyn went back to the hospital, Caleb wore this bright green "Mommy Whaley Loves Me" onesie. I like this picture of him and Carolyn:

Avery and Caleb at home

We propped Caleb up in his boppy pillow and a blanket on the couch; Avery took one look and ran to his room and came back with his own pillow and blanket:

Our first outing

Our first outing was just a short walk outside our building! Poor Carolyn had some complications from her C-section, and she ended up going back to the hospital. This was before she was readmitted to the hospital. Avery ran all over the place and put leaves on Caleb. Avery normally never rides in his stroller anymore, but we thought it would be funny to put both boys in their strollers this time:

Bringing Caleb home

For his coming-home-from-the-hospital outfit, we chose this elephant onesie that was a gift from Carolyn's boss, since it is adorable, elephant-themed, and newborn sized. Yes, all those 0-3 month sized outfits are too big! Unlike Avery, Caleb actually needs the newborn sized clothing and diapers because he is so little!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Introducing Caleb!

Well, we will still call this blog "AveryO'sPhotos" although it is now "Avery and Caleb O's Photos!" Caleb was born on October 13th, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19 and 3/4 inches long. He is perfect! He was born 2 weeks early -- Carolyn was induced after having high blood pressure for about a week. As I write this, Caleb and Carolyn are still in the hospital but will come home the day after tomorrow.

We are thrilled that Avery is a big brother, and we think that once he gets used to the baby, that he and Caleb will be great friends.

We had an amazing view from our (spacious, comfortable) labor and delivery room. It was rather a shock when we moved into the tiny, cramped postpartum room that Carolyn had to share with roommates.

Right after C-section:

Post-bath, we couldn't get over how perfect Caleb looked:

To be honest, Avery didn't show all that much interest in his baby brother. He was more interested in these Thomas stickers that Carolyn had bought him for this special occasion. He did, however, decorate Caleb's hat with one sticker, which the nursery nurses later said helped them to remember which baby he was -- they just looked for the sticker!

Of course, we loved that James was our first visitor in the hospital. He had come to visit when Avery was born, so we were happy to continue that tradition!