Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesday Talk: Photo Highlights

It's been a wonderful week at our house.  Thank you for all of your sweet emails, comments and love you've sent our way.  I appreciate your encouragement and kind words.

We welcomed our little boy into the world last Thursday and have been enjoying time with our family ever since.  We had some in town, facetimed and are happy to be home now.  We're figuring out life with with a toddler and a newborn and it's going pretty well.  We're all sleepy... except the toddler.  She's sleeping great so I'd like to put her on the rotation for middle of the night baby duty :)

The best parts of the week were:

We got our professional pictures back from the bunny brunch and I love all of them!  I know some people think big bunnies are creepy, but Olive disagrees. She's the bunny's #1 fan.

 I had a baby one week ago!  It's been a whirlwind of a week.  We're tired and so happy.
Fletcher is a dreamy baby and our family feels complete with the addition of our sweet boy.
One of our first mama + me pictures just a few hours after he was born.
 I got some beautiful flowers to brighten up my room.
 Happy BIRTH-day Fletcher :)
 Big sister got to push Fletcher out to the car when it was time to head home.

Kevin's busy wrapping up his semester of teaching so he's got work obligations he can't get out of.  That means we've already conquered being home alone and I'm happy to report we all survived and had a good time.  There were our share of time outs, tears, both kids crying at once, but overall it went well.

We had family in town visiting!!  My MIL, my BIL and his wife, my parents, my brother and his family and then Kevin's parents.   These guys held down the fort for us while I was in the hospital.  I hated being away from Olive so they were a fun distraction for her.

 I forgot just how snuggly and sweet newborns are so I'm soaking up all the snuggles every single day.  Granted, I'm chasing a toddler and dividing my attention, but I'm working hard to get the hang of this mom of two thing.  Our cuddle sessions end up being in the middle of the night when our little guy is WIDE awake.  I think he realizes he gets my FULL attention at this time of day so he prefers to save his most awake times for just me.  Mama's boy in the making??

Mama + me

 A definite highlight of the week is seeing Olive become a big sister.  She thinks her baby brother is the cutest, tries hard to comfort him, piles her toys around him to share, is eager to help me and is handling the change like a champ.  It's not 100% sunshine and roses, but the sweet moments far outweigh the tough moments.  She always asks to hold Fletcher, to rock him and here she was saying, "Mama I such a great big sister!"

Hope you have a great week!!  Enjoy the Mom-vice guest bloggers I have lined up for the next few days and I'll be back next Tuesday with some more highlights.

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  1. You look amazing Whitney and life with your precious two kiddos seems to be going great! Olive is just so cute and that Fletcher is precious! Loved getting to see how life has been going lately for you!! :)

  2. What precious first days together! I'm so glad to hear that Olive is doing well with being a big sister and y'all are settling in. I wish I lived closer so I could bring you guys a meal! xoxox

  3. Congratulations on your precious baby boy! He is adorable and love his name! All the best to you and your little family :)
    Beautifully Candid

  4. The pictures of Olive and the bunny are super cute. My favorite is the third one. I'm so glad staying at home with both kiddos is going well. Instagram is so great! It is so nice to be able to see daily updates on the family.

  5. OMG Congratulations on that gorgeous bundle of joy. He is such a cute baby boy. Olive looks adorable in her pretty Easter outfit too. Enjoy these first few days with a newborn and take it easy, Whitney!

    <3 Ada.

  6. Oh, he is so sweet, and you look so great! Props to you for being alone with both kiddos so early in the game. You're super mama!

  7. those first few weeks are just so awesome with all the snuggles!!! I bet he will be a Mama's boy! he's just so cute I wish i could kiss those cheeks!!!

  8. He is ADORABLE! Congrats! You all look so happy and Olive looks like such a happy big sister! Enjoy your snuggles!

  9. If he isn't the sweetest piece of chubby baby!! I'm still in love with his name and loved it the very moment you shared it with us. I'm excited to watch your family grow and to see Olive as a big sister!

  10. Oh goodness so many photos which is exactly what we are wanting to see. He is just so precious and Olive looks like such a happy helpful big sister. Many thoughts and prayer for you guys during this transition phase.

  11. What a fun week its been! You look so great post baby!! And yes those first few times being outnumbered are crazy, but you figure out what works. And both kids crying at the same time stereo style is enough to drive anyone crazy!! What precious pictures and I love how snuggly newborns are. Love that Olive is such a great big sister!


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