Chris celebrated his last birthday in his twenties on May 23rd. Thank goodness my parents were here so he was able to still have a birthday celebration as I was too tired to do much of anything! Father and son are exactly 10 days apart, kind of fun they have their birthdays close together. Thanks to my mom Chris enjoyed a delicious birthday dinner and she made us both our birthday cakes because she won't be here for my birthday. The cake was awesome, as usual. It was a mud cake cooked in the crock pot and served with mint chocolate chip ice cream in the center, one of Chris's favorites. It was a beach themed cake served with gummy worms, rock candy, Swedish fish in a sand pail and we even ate the cake with the little sand shovels. My dad also took Chris out for a movie and to give him a break of being cooped up in the house with me! They had a great time. Below you can see Chris enjoying playing with dry ice, admitting he is still a kid at heart (my parents had brought in their cooler for the long drive from Utah). He told them that was the greatest present! Thanks Mom and Dad, we had a great time!
Monday, May 25, 2009
We have been urged to take as many pictures as we can while Caleb is small. Our camera is small and very much capable of being within arms reach at all times. However, I don't think that far ahead and my Mom has asked to have these pictures sent to her cell phone as well. So here is our little man in all his controlling glory! Seriously though, we have been having such a good time with him even though his main hobbies are eating, pooping, and sleeping. He provides us with a joy we haven't known before. He loves to be held when he isn't doing those other hobbies and we are more than happy to oblige.
Taking a nap in the big boy bed
He's got the look
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The wait is over! We finally welcomed Caleb James Lott into our family this afternoon at 4:30. Initially we were worried that he wouldn't come until next Monday because our doctor said the hospital wouldn't schedule a medical induction until one week past the due date. However, we could put ourselves on a list of elective inductions that might or might not get called to come in. Our doctor's office put us on the list and said we were third in line. We were informed that if a room was available the hospital would contact us sometime after midnight. We got the call at 12:10. Around 1 a.m. we rolled into the hospital and by 2:30 Jessie was on a pitocin drip. Our night began in a triage room and at 5:30 we were moved into a delivery room. Jessie made the call for the epidural at 9. Around 3:30 p.m. she was fully dialated and effaced. She started pushing at 4 and by 4:30 he was here. His APGAR score was very good he got 9/10 for both his initial and five minutes after birth. He got his first bath after switching to a different room and as soon as he was dry he zonked!
Caleb James Lott
7 pounds 11 ounces
His first bath