Thursday, June 25, 2015

ONE month

Lottie are ONE month old! How is it even possible?  Here is what you are up to these days:

  • You weigh 9 pounds, 4 oz...and are wearing 0-3 months clothes and size 1 diapers.
  • You eat 3-4 oz every 3 hours during the day.
  • You sleep pretty good.  You will go down to bed for good around 11-midnight and usually sleep until 4 or 6.  You usually get a 5-6 hour stretch but sometimes still get up ever 3-4 hours.  During the day you take short little cat naps for the most part. 
  • You LOVE for momma to hold you more than anything.  You are for sure a momma's girl.
  • You smile in your sleep and have given us several smiles when awake but it's pretty rare.
  • You appear to be very serious most of the time and look as if you are deep in thought.
  • You are pretty enamored with your big sister and she is with you.
  • You always, always, always keep you hands beside your you did in all your ultrasounds. 
  • You are LOOOOOVED so much and have completely changed our world!

Four Weeks and First Swim

Lottie turned 4 weeks old last Monday...

and Travis and Papa installed a pool we bought on clearance.  So the girlies tried it out last week as well.  Lottie didn't stay long because it was pretty cool still.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lottie's Newborn Pictures/Sister Pictures

We decided to hire a professional photographer to capture some newborn/sister pictures for us.  We will get a photo session every 3 months for the first year...we LOVED the pictures!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

1, 2, 3 week pictures

I have been so horrible about blogging Lottie's milestones like I did for Essie.

Lottie at 1 week:

Lottie at 2 weeks:


Lottie at 3 weeks:

Right  now she has finally settled into a schedule: She sleeps from 11-5 straight at night.  She then gets up to eat and sometimes goes back to sleep for a bit.  Throughout the day, she sleeps/eats every 3 hours.  She's eating 3 oz and is generally happy.  She does have some tummy troubles that cause her to get upset from time to time.  She is more alert at times and has started to give us a few smiles!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Kindergarten Oscars and last day

Two days after we brought Lottie home, Essie had her Kindergarten Oscars Awards Ceremony.  Travis, Peepaw, Yaya, and Tim  got to go to it.  I stayed home with Lottie but they took such good pictures I felt like I was there! Essie got an Art Award and a "Good Choices" award. 

 Finally, Essie had her last day of Kindergarten.  It was such a great year for her but we are excited to spend the summer together! :)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Charlotte "Lottie" Ann House

Even though we had many eventful days leading up to it, Lottie made her arrival on May 18th...a day after her due her scheduled time!  We arrived at Labor and Delivery at 9:30 that morning for surgery at 11:30. Essie wore her BIG SIS shirt and was so excited.  Mama was nervous of course.  We got hooked up, an IV started, and waited for go time. 

 Essie went to breakfast with Nana and Papa so they would not have to sit around and wait.  They arrived a little before 11:30. 

I was taken back to surgery not long after 11:30.  I walked into the OR myself and climbed on the table.  It was cold and scary in there and I was feeling very nervous.  I had to sit hunched over while the epi/spinal was inserted.  It took several tries and over 30 minutes to get it in.  Once it got in, my blood pressure dropped severely and I almost passed out.  I was laid back on the table and they began to prep me for surgery.  After awhile, Travis was allowed to come back and the doctor arrived.  It took longer than I remember but Lottie was soon pulled out.  She had had a bowel movement in utero so she had swallowed meconium so they pretty much just took her straight to the table to work on her.  She was screaming and crying but they had to suction out a lot of that gunky stuff and watch her breathing closely.  She was born at 12:23 pm, weighing 8 pounds 2 oz, and was 20 inches long. 

After a bit, Travis got to go over and see her and he brought her to show me.  Then he and Lottie headed down to the nursery to show off to everyone. I stayed in the OR and got sewn up and then was wheeled back down to my room for recovery.  After a bit, they brought Lottie in for skin to skin...which I LOVED.

After an hour, they let family come back to see her.  Essie could not wait to touch her. 

They then took Lottie for a bath and it was after that Essie could to hold her.  She became a baby hog and would not let anyone else touch or hold her at all. 

We had some sweet visitors that night.  I didn't sleep at all that night due to the incredible itching, leg compressor things, and nurse checks. 

The next day, I could not wait to get out of bed and shower.  That morning I was unhooked from all my gizmos (thankfully) and was able to get up.  Yaya got to come see her for the first time as well.

Wednesday morning, we were told we could go home early that morning so we got Lottie dressed in her going home outfit and headed home! 

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