Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer is here!

Summer is officially here. Madelyn has gone to the neighborhood pool, planted her garden and played in the hose. Of course Wilson didn't join in on any of those activities, but he was able to nap peacefully inside while they occurred. He is lucky to have a nap without being woken up by kisses and lovin' from his Big Sis.

I thought it would be fun to update with a few pictures of our last week or so. Wilson is already changing quite a bit and as you can see in the pictures, getting much bigger.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Big Sister

Madelyn, Daddy and Wilson

Mommy, Wilson and Madelyn after bath time

Wilson's arrival home from the "Baby Hospital"

It's a tough life!

Fancy Nancy aka "Madelyn"

Now that we are on our own and the Grandmas have all gone home things are slowly getting back to normal. Well, things are becoming more routine. Madelyn is taking on the role of Big Sister much better and is learning to be gentle with Wilson. The poor boy has a lot of lovin' coming his way from his Sis. One thing that has helped a lot is when friends come get Madelyn to go and play, she feels special and I get a little bit of time to rest or clean or just to feed the baby with out having to help a toddler in the bathroom at the same time! I am learning to multi-task on a whole new level!

I figured that we needed to share some more pictures of Madelyn and Wilson. You will notice that she has some pretty interesting outfits on in some pictures. She is dressing herself and it is not worth my breath to talk her out of some of the clothes. As long as they are warm enough for the weather I'll let her wear most things that she picks out.

Today Madelyn is at a friend's house all afternoon so I am planning on taking a nice long nap with Wilson. I hope he got the memo about afternoon sleeping!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

It's a BOY!!!!!!

There's a saying that says, "Life is what happens while you are busy making plans." I'm not sure who said those words of wisdom but they were right in so many situations. Last week I was busy making all sorts of "plans" for what to do and where to take Madelyn in case I went into labor early. I was also very busy making sure that last minute things like finally getting curtains for the formal living room before the new baby was born. I think I wanted to have everything in the house "just perfect" before we had visitors and before I wasn't feeling like doing anything.
Well, Saturday was a full day of activity for our whole family, we went to brunch, shopping for curtains, cleaned out the cars, went to a birthday party and finished installing the new kitchen appliances. It was a day that kept us all busy even the baby!
Early Sunday morning, around 2:00 a.m. I started waking up and I would just go to the restroom and try to go back to sleep. I tried and failed doing that until about 3:00 a.m. when I decided to get in the shower. Once I got out of the shower my contractions were 4-6 minutes apart and I called my doctor on-call. She said that we needed to come on in and get it checked out. We took Madelyn to a neighbors house and arrived at the hospital around 4:20 a.m. Next thing I knew we were signing paperwork and I was walking back into the OR. At 6:42 a.m., Wilson Christopher Lueck joined our family, weighing in at 8 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 20.5 inches.
We were both a little surprised to find out that our new baby was a boy, but we are so excited about our big- little man. So far his sister likes him and she calls him "her boy". When we came home from the hospital yesterday she said that she didn't like him to be at our house. I guess it was okay when he was at the baby hospital, but not the house. She is handling the changes very well but I'm not her favorite person right now, especially when Wilson is nursing.
Enjoy the pictures