Thursday, February 25, 2010

Welcome Callie Cutler!

We welcomed our little baby girl, Callie Cutler, on February 22 at 11:21 pm, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz and measuring 20.5 inches long. She has lots of black hair and very chubby cheeks! So far she is as sweet as can be (of course!), a fabulous eater, great sleeper and a good sport about all of the attention she is getting from all of her "moms" here at home!

Mia is my little shadow and has to be anywhere the baby is. She has also assumed the position of scheduler as she will list the order in which we and our visitors are allowed to hold the baby...oh yeah, and how long! So far this morning she herself has clocked at least an hour! This could prove to be great for me!

Maddie has been very interested in the baby this time...usually, she will give a casual glance and a courtesy five minute hold of the baby to make mom happy and then she is on her way, back to more important things! But this time around she is also shaping up to be a great helper and I plan on milking it for all it's worth.

Carrie is very excited about little Callie. Not as helpful as the others of course, but always ready to give kisses and loves. She enters the room and promptly asks for the baby. So sweet!

Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers and especially for all of the help! We have really appreciated every minute our family has been taken care of and loved! We are so blessed to be close to our family and friends! We love you all!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


So, our due date was February 17...obviously come and gone. We are patiently (or maybe not so patiently) awaiting the arrival of our baby girl. Our next appointment is on Monday and if there is still no baby by then there very well may be tears from me...but, my doctor said that we would schedule an induction. All I can say is that it better be Tuesday morning bright and early!

The girls (including me) in our house have all been under the weather with colds and Carrie has had an ear infection... so it is probably best that this baby has been too cozy to come out. But, now that we are feeling better, let the games begin!

We have been keeping occupied by watching the Olympics and playing and snuggling. The girls had a sleep over with Papa George and LeeLee last night. What a great break for Ryan and I. Thanks a million!!!!! We really appreciate all of your help this week Gramma!

So, think good thoughts and we will hope for baby to make her way to our family....oh, I don't know...ASAP!!!!!

We will post pictures as soon as we have them.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Carrie!

Well, she made 2 whole years of life.....only one trip to the ER, and endless bruises and goose eggs and black eyes.....but still in one piece! This girl is serious when it comes to climbing and being naughty! In fact, just yeserday I found her standing on the kitchen counter with the cupboard door wide open and a mouth full of crackers...when I found her she turned to me and said..."Mmmmmmm, crackers, mama!"

We celebrated her birthday on Sunday and had a great time! She has been very into birthday cake. She has learned to say that she is 2, next time you see her, ask her how old she is...she will hold up her hand in a 4 and say; "I'n two"!

She got an adorable baby and baby bed from Cutler's and Sydnie got a little diaper bag set that went perfect with it. Johnson's came through with some play-dough...huge hit, and a new beanie hat to go with her new coat and snow pants! She got a talking book from her sisters and lots of clothes. It was a great day. She had a great time being the center of attention.

But, despite all of her craziness, Carrie is really such a joy! She is (usually) so happy and cheerful and full of expression and adorable things to say....needless to say, we love her and are so glad that she is our Care Bear!

Not loving that these pics aren't in the order I wanted, but, here they are...birthday in reverse!