Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Harper's First Week



So, I started this post over 24 hours ago. Partly because there are a million pictures and partly because I am now a mom of two, it has just taken that long to get everything together.

Things are going great so far at the Walton house. Caleb and Harper are getting along very well and Harper is pretty much all about eating and sleeping, including many long stretches through the night. (I know, I've just jinxed myself!) But enough about writing and on to the photos:

LAST PREGGO PIC


IN THE OPERATING ROOM


HARPER WITH HER STATS


CALEB MEETING HARPER


CALEB GETTING PRESENTS (Being a big brother rocks!)


PHOTOS OF HARPER AS AARON TRIES NEW CAMERA SETTINGS






THE RIDE HOME TOGETHER (very curious)


CALEB HOLDING HARPER
He is being a totally great big brother so far. Very sweet and tender.

HANGING OUT IN CALEB'S BED
Note the sharing of lots of cars with sister


HARPER'S FIRST BATH - CALEB HELPING AND CURIOUS


HARPER'S FIRST BATH - CALEB SILLY AND LOOKING FOR ATTENTION

CALEB WEARING MY PANCHO


CALEB FOUND A NEW TV-WATCHING CHAIR, THE GLIDER


HARPER SAYS, "WASSUP?"

THE FUN PART OF HAVING A GIRL - A BOW THE SIZE OF HER!


PEOPLE HAVE ASKED IF THE TWO LOOK ALIKE. YOU BE THE JUDGE-
THIS IS CALEB

THIS IS HARPER

CALEB


HARPER


So far any of Caleb's reactions to Harper's presence have not been directed toward her, but just attention-getting in general. It is a tough balance to make him still feel important and special but not just keep Harper in the Moses basket all day either. The big test will be tomorrow - our first day at home just Mom, Caleb, and Harper. I am divising a plan, especially for nap time and nursing time. Prayers requested, suggestions welcomed :)

The weather around here is still so yucky. Our sweet Covenant friends have risked life and limb to bring us dinner (or risked the life of the 742-DINE guy!) this week. We are getting very spoiled by all the yummy food being brought to us.

I feel badly as I already missed taking a picture of her first pediatrician's appointment. Aaron assured me that this did not qualify me as a "bad mom". Harper also had her first chiropractor appointment. Not to get on a soapbox but I think chiropractic is wonderful and it has made a big difference for myself, Caleb, and now Harper too.
I will have to figure out what day works best to update the blog. Or, who knows, I may just get to it when I can! Will also need to balance Caleb stories and photos with cute Harper pics. Huh- the little details you don't consider when expanding your family -ha!!!

Have a great week and stay warm!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful. Looks sooooooo much like her big brother.
I tried to post a comment that first day but it didn't get through. Glad things are going well.
Love 2 U 4
Ethel

Goldsworthy Family said...

They are both too, too, too cute! They do look so much alike. Caleb sounds like a great big brother, and I laughed out loud at the picture of Harper surrounded by cars!

Heather Horton said...

Oh my gosh!! They look just alike!!! She is sooo beautiful Emily!! I can't wait to see her! Hope all is well with you and you are adjusting to being a mom of 2! The picture with Harper and the cars around her was hilarious!!!

bopha said...

I've been awaiting this first post. Sounds like you are juggling well. She is adorable and I can't believe how much they look alike, I also can't believe she outweighed him.

KohensMomma said...

She is Gorgeous!!! I love how Caleb shared all his cars! :)

Meagan said...

They look so much alike! Caleb is just too cute with his new little sister. I love that he wants to share all his trucks! I'm glad y'all are doing so well and will be happy to get updates when you find time! :)

Lisa said...

Harper is absolutely beautiful!!! And she does look a lot like Caleb. He seems to be handling the change really well. God bless you all. Have the merriest Christmas ever.

Kimberly said...

Yea, I was dying for new Harper pics but didn't want to sound pushy because I know how it can be the last thing on the list with a new baby!
She is such a cutie and I can't wait to meet her! Caleb cracks me up in the picture of him in the shower curtain! I'm sure he will keep quite entertained one way or another (to your liking or not) while balancing the two. If you figure it out first be sure to let me know some tips!

Beam Family said...

I was wondering about you, so I am glad that I stumbled onto your blog. Congratulations!! She is so beautiful. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas as a family of four!!

PS I would love to hear more of your soapbox about the chiropractor.

Temperance said...

WOW...
Harper is gorgeous. And I definitely think her and Caleb's baby pics look alike! They could have been twins!!
So I'm new to blogspot. You are going to have to help me set mine up so it's really cute like yours. And I need blog friends. I feel sad with no friends on my page.
I love you!!!