Monday, February 28, 2011

Announcing Lauren Elizabeth White

What a long and winding road to get there, but what a great outcome. On Friday February 25, 2011 at 7:55pm Jill, Cooper, Baloo, Molly and I welcomed Lauren Elizabeth White into our family. She was 21 inches long just like her older brother, but a bit skinnier at 7lbs 8oz.

The whole process was a bit surreal, but Jill and Lauren both are doing great. Jill and I headed to the hospital early on Friday morning, with Jill being a bit over 41 weeks. The inducement process started off slow, but things got seeming ramped up in a hurry and when it was go time, it didn't take long. Jill was a champion, and the doctors and nurses all commented about her toughness.

Lauren arrived and as the doctors and nurses were getting Lauren cleaned up, we could hear Cooper running up and down the hall outside yelling "We made a baby! We made a baby!" I was so happy that he was this excited.

Here are a few of the early pictures of Lauren, with lots and lots more to come...

Jill, Cooper and I just before heading to the hospital.
From Lauren's Birth

Our first 4 member family picture
From Lauren's Birth

Proud papa gets his first chance to sit and hold his baby girl
From Lauren's Birth

Lauren and I sitting holding hands waiting to get sent home from the hospital. 

Monday, February 07, 2011

Sled heads

We got a nice, fluffy snow overnight Sunday with some warmer temps and blue skies the following morning, so we decided to go introduce Cooper to sledding. He took a run on his own, but our sled likes to spin around a bit and he seemed to prefer going down with me. We had a big time, made 15 - 20 runs and then headed home. Jill captured some video for us while we were out.