Friday, June 27, 2008

3 Weeks Already?

I can't believe how fast time has gone! Colton looks much bigger to me although, I am sure he doesn't look a whole lot different to you. He is getting much stronger and he is already going about 4 hours between feedings at night (hopefully is stays that way!). We love him more everyday!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Question: How do you stay cool in 115+ degree weather?
Answer: Curl up in a cold, wet sink, cover your eyes, and sleep through it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thank You!

A special thanks to all of you who have given/sent gifts to baby Colton. I know he appreciates them and even more, his parents appreciate them! I don't have pictures with everyones gifts (I will work on that) however, I do have two.

I love my puppy Aunt Shelly!

Aunt Lyndsey has made bath time more fun with hooded towels!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Colton's Two Week Appointment

Yesterday Colton had his two week visit with the pediatrician. I am happy to report that he is a really healthy baby. He is now 9 pounds which is crazy. He has put on 12 ounces in 10 days! The doctor said I do a really good job feeding him which makes me laugh when I think about it. They also measured him and he is now 21.5 inches long, he has put on a half inch since birth. That puts him in the 70% for weight, and the 75% for height.

I also had an appointment 2 days ago. Doctor said my incision is healing nicely which is a relief. I still get some serious pain when I twist or bend but other than that, I back to normal activity. Well, I can't say I do a whole lot but, I am out and about. Hooray for everyone being healthy and happy!

This picture puts a smile on my face! I guess I caught him off guard.

Happy little baby..... not sure what is up with the flared nostrils. He always does that!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Uncle Dave's Quick Visit

Dave Walburger (Parker's brother in law) was flying through Phoenix on his way to Flagstaff last Friday so we all piled in the car to go see him during his layover. Dave is the last of the immediate family to see the twins in person. He held them the entire two hours of his layover (mind you, the twins weigh 40 pounds!), he never wanted to put them down. It was so sweet! On the way to the airport, we couldn't stop laughing at the car full we had. Four babies, and four adults. It was one packed car!

You can also see the twins new car seat. I guess it isn't so "new" anymore however, it works great and it would definitely save their lives in a car wreck. The only way I can think to compare it to is a regular infant car seat. It has a harness system like a regular car seat, this one straps them in laying down rather than sitting up. It was engineered by a very kind man in Utah, he did the whole thing for free.

I have ankles again!

I took these pictures a few days ago and I am finally getting around to posting them. I don't think I need to explain the pictures but, in case you don't remember, my legs and ankles used to be extremely swollen. It is so nice to have my legs back! The swelling was gone in about a week and a half and it is always a complete shock to look down and see ankle bones and tendons. In fact, the other day Parker and I were admiring my "new" legs and he exclaimed "Look how long your toes are!" I started laughing because they sure didn't grow longer overnight. They look longer because they are not fat little sausages anymore! Oh, sweet ankles.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day!

It is Parker's first official Fathers Day with an actual child! I am so proud to call him my husband and it makes me so happy that we have a little boy together. Parker is a great dad! He does such a great job with Colton and even better, he makes sure that I am well taken care of. Just last night, Colton was fussing while I was trying to get to bed. Parker came right in and grabbed him, settled him, and then put him back down, all to make sure I got a good nights rest. Parker, without me having to ask, gets up and grabs Colton in the middle of the night so I can nurse him. Not to mention the countless number of diapers that he changes, both day and night. I have a great husband, I am proud to call him mine!

Like father, like son. Look at those pouty faces!

I am working on getting a serious picture of the two of them!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Look

I figured we needed a boyish looking background in honor of the new baby boy!
The Nursery

We finally finished the nursery! We just got the vinyl up today and we are loving the finished product. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

One Week Older and Wiser Too!

Colton is one week old today which is really hard for me to believe! I was so drugged up in the hospital, all the days blurred together. I feel like we had him yesterday! He has brought so much joy and happiness to Parker and I. I find myself staring at him for no reason, minutes at a time. It's just like after you get married, you wonder how you ever lived without your spouse before. Yes, I am sleep deprived but, I can't imagine how we ever lived without him. I feel so blessed.

What a cute face!

I am going to attempt taking a picture each month with this adorable bear that Nicole and Meg Babcock made for Colton. This should give you an idea on how big he is getting!

My mom was vacuuming yesterday and Colton was in the same room napping on the couch. I came in to see him with his hand over his ear. Too cute!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Colton and Grandma

Colton's First Bath

Coming Home From the Hospital!

Friday, June 06, 2008

These are some pictures that I took today of baby Colton and his 7 week old cousin Blake Bailey. Blake was 6 lbs. when he was born and now he's a few ounces bigger than Colton! We thought these were precious pictures to take!!! Colton is on the left and Blake is on the right...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hey everyone!!! Here are pictures of Colton Gabriel Lybbert!! He was a whopping 8lbs. 6oz, and has brought a lot of joy to his parents!!! Char was in labor for about 24 was a long day for us all! They ended up having to do a C-Section because she wasn't making progress quickly enough. I hope you all enjoy the pictures and sorry it has taken me so long to get them up!!! Love you all!!!


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Baby Update

I went to my appointment today and got an update on baby Colton. I am STILL dilated to a one! Ugh, I don't even like to talk about that because it is so frustrating to even think about! I have been a one for four weeks now! Also, the baby is a -3 which is the highest up he could be! I don't know what happened because he used to be between -1 and -2 (which is lower than -3)...... doctor said she may have measured where he is during a contraction which messed up the measurement. Weird. Well, with all that non progressing news, I have effaced to 70%! That makes me feel better about things. Anyways, the doctor asked if I wanted to set up an induction date. I said that I do want one but, that I wanted her opinion. She said we should most defanitley set one up! The baby is weighing just over eight pounds (that is her guess) so waiting much longer is not the best idea. Therefore, I will be induced on Friday! They are going to try the gels. I guess they put some gels in you that help you thin, dilate, and get contractions going. So, 7:30 AM, I will be in the hospital. Hopefully they work because there is a chance they will not work for me. Keep your fingers crossed!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

May-be baby?

Our hopes of a May baby have come and gone. On Friday, Parker asked if we could have the baby Saturday because no one has a June birthday. Sorry babe. Looks like June will have to due. On the other hand, I have started to get contractions that I can feel. I still wouldn't say they hurt but, I don't have to keep a hand on my belly to feel when it tightens. I think things have gotten started however, my body is sure taking it's sweet time. I have a doctors appointment early Tuesday. Hopefully I will know more then.

Pictures of our May Calendar