Saturday, July 30, 2011

Carolina's 1st Week

Carolina is now a week old and doing well. She likes to eat and is a very pleasant baby. We are thoroughly enjoying her! My family was here for 3 weeks and they left Friday night so we are on our own trying to get into the swing of things. The visit with my family was's hard to be so far from them. Below are some of the pictures taken over the past week.

Double stroller time!
Rochelle doing some cleaning. While she was here Scott took her on 3 hikes and she loved them! She wants to come back next summer for more hiking.
Raleigh did a lot of movie watching, cleaning, reading, holding Carolina, etc...
First bath

Watching a Beth Moore video
Beautiful roses from my parents
My Babes!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Carolina's Here!!!!

Carolina Rose Hamilton arrived July 25th around 6:00 AM.
We are so happy and truly praising God for our precious and healthy baby girl!
We were blessed to have a midwife deliver Carolina. She took her time and did an excellent job being very carful to oil and stretch me so I did not tear. It took about an hour and a half to get her out of the birth canal. I am so glad I was able to do a vaginal birth after having a C-section with Jackson!
She weighed 8 lbs 10 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Getting to know her Daddy.
Jackson seeing her for the first time. He has taken very well to her and seems to like her a lot!

Doing some "Kangaroo Care" and loving on my sweet girl!

This is a picture of me the day I was born. It is crazy how much Carolina looks like I did...especially in person!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mid-July Up-date

We had Jackson's 3 year old pictures taken a few weeks ago at a nearby park. Here are some of the ones the photographer put on her blog. I'll post a couple more when I get them in.
So I am 39 and a half weeks pregnant...due on FRIDAY (July 22nd)!!!! My Mom and 2 of my sisters flew in a week ago to keep me company, to be here for the delivery and to help me afterwards. I have really enjoyed their company and it's helped a lot having them here to pass the time and keep me up emotionally. This waiting game has the potential to drive me crazy! I would love to have Carolina tonight, but who knows when she will will come. I will probably induce if she is not here in 2 weeks.

Scott, Jackson, Mom, Raleigh, and Rochelle hiked Flattop Mountain yesterday. It is a hard hike so I am proud they made it to the top. My Mom nor my sisters had ever been on such a hard hike. Mom said it was very hard, but very cool. Rochelle said she loved it! Raleigh said it really wasn't her thing. They were all impressed Scott carried Jackson on his back the whole way. The weather was beautiful and so was the scenery.
Friday night we went out to eat at Simon and Seaforts Restaurant to celebrate Raleigh's 18th Birthday. We had a table with a view that overlooked the ocean. The view was great and so was the food!
Here we are at the restaurant.
Here is Jackson eating raw onions. He had 2 plate-fulls!
Thursday we went hiking at Thunderbird Falls. I don't know how well you can make it out, but we saw 2 king salmon in the river we were hiking next to.
Here is the bottom part of the falls.
Here we are at the end of the hike. I went trying to induce labor, but it did not work.
A few weeks ago Scott and Jackson went "camping" in the backyard. Jackson loved sleeping in the tent! It was about 9:00 PM when I took this picture.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Jackson!

Where have 3 years gone? It's hard to believe my baby boy is 3! I thank God for giving us these 3 wonderful years with him! For his birthday we took him to Toys R Us and let him pick out the toys he wanted, we took him to a pet store so he could look at the animals, we took him to his favorite park, and we let him have a chocolate Coconut Bliss Bar where we put the candles. And of course we sang Happy Birthday to him several times...which he loved. Lord willing we will be able to celebrate his future birthdays with lots of family.
He got into my jewelry box...notice the pearl earrings IN his ear.
He loves going to the pet store! He tends to spend most of the time looking at the fish.
I bought a Moby wrap to use with Carolina. Scott is testing it out for me on Jackson. Perhaps I should have bought a more gender-neutral color.... Nah! I love pink too much!