Monday, October 27, 2008

One Month Old

On Friday, the 24th, Henry turned one month old...these past few weeks and days have flown by! He's still such a tiny thing(although he has gotten noticeably bigger over the past few weeks), but the reality that he will not be little for much longer has started to hit me. Two months, four months, six months, etc. really go by soo quickly, and I'm trying to soak in every moment of "newborn Henry."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two Weeks Old

Four Weeks Old

So, my days have been a blur of feeding Henry every two-three hours, doing laundry, homeschooling, and taking care of the thousand details that having six people in one household involve. Thankfully, God has been gracious and, at one month out, I finally feel like I'm getting enough rest at night and my body has recovered somewhat so that I can make it through the day without feeling like I need to crawl into bed after lunch....of course, the occasional afternoon snooze while the boys are napping is always welcome!

Henry is growing well, and changing before our very eyes. He was 7 lbs 6 oz. at birth, and of course lost some weight by the time we got home. At his one week checkup, he was at 7 lbs 2 oz, and the pediatrician said he should gain an ounce a day, so when he weighed 7 lbs 11 oz the next week, we were all very happy! He doesn't go back in until 2 months, so I'll be anxious to see the progress we've made :)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

James Henry Campbell

First Pic with Mama

We're so happy you're here, Henry!

Proud Papa

Not the baby anymore!

James Henry Campbell....

arrived Sept. 24, 2008 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville at 8:22 p.m. after a long, but successful induction. We were very thankful everything went smoothly and I didn't have to have a C-section. He weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 inches long. He is my second smallest, weighing right in-between Caroline and Jack, and he (of course!) has a head full of dark hair! We have been home a week, and are enjoying life with a newborn. So far(knock on wood), he is eating and sleeping well. Of course, this is after two long first nights home where he wanted to eat every 1.5 hours! I try to feed him very close together during the day, and he is able to go a little longer at night. Henry is a very sweet baby so far, and his older siblings are enjoying him very much!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

And more...

And here's some more....
One year old Andrew at the beach

Two Brothers

Not sure what he thinks of the sand!

Making 7th Birthday wishes

At wedding in Kemah, TX(which just got hit by Hurricane Ike)

Random Pictures in no particular order from the past two years! (just to get these taken care of before the new little one arrives :))

Well, now that school has been in session over a month now(is it time for Fall Break yet?!!), I am finally getting around to posting the first day pic. Since I had such an obscene amount of pictures on my camera prior to last week, I actually just downloaded last years pic too! It is mind-boggling to me that my little girl is in 3rd grade already....I love seeing how much she has changed and matured year-to-year! The Top picture is from the first day of second grade, and the bottom one is the first day of third grade.

All decked out in the Gator!

4th of July Neighborhood Bike Parade

In downtown Franklin

Still waiting....

Well, I was hoping for an induction late tomorrow night/early Friday morning, but after re-evaluating things at my dr. appt. Monday, he decided I wasn't quite ready. While I would love to have a baby by this weekend, I really had a feeling this was going to be the case, and had already started praying that God would prepare my heart toward that end...I certainly don't want to force anything and end up having a difficult delivery! On the other hand, I would be perfectly happy if he decided to show his little face sometime over the weekend....we are anxious to meet him!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Well, as we can all see, I've fallen a bit behind in the blogging sphere. LOTS has happened, too many posts that just won't ever get made, but at least I can do bullet points, and finally post pics that, miracle of all miracles, aren't on my camera anymore....549 of them to be exact! No, I won't be posting that many, but I was shocked that's how many I had to download when I finally sat down to do it, motivated by the fact that delivery of #4 is rapidly approaching, and I had no more room on my camera... no wonder! And let me tell you, it takes major time just to delete that many pictures off your camera! Never again, I say! Okay, first to bullet points, then to pictures:

*Girls' beach reunion in Pensecola, FL--10 of my best friends from Auburn for three wonderful days.
*Visit with in-laws in Mobile
*3 days at Orange beach with just our family
*Caroline's 8th birthday with pool party for 16 little girls--whew!
*School starting...this has been WAY busier than I imagined...I still haven't figure out how to balance housework with schooling on the days I have everyone home...add nursing a baby every 2 hours in a couple of weeks= crazy!
*Getting ready for baby Henry...hoping for induction on the 19th...not very far away!
*Shower that some sweet friends threw yesterday afternoon...I am now well supplied with diapers, wipes and a host of other cute, thoughtful gifts.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Free Advice

When you see something you think you might want at TJMaxx, go ahead and buy it because it won't be there two days later when you've finally decided you can justify spending the money. That is the lesson I learned today. Thank you.