Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A First Birthday

Carolines First Birthday Party!

Then, poor Caroline was not feeling well on her actual birthday.
She had a high fever as a result of an ear infection :(

But I am happy to report she is feeling so much better now!

We can't believe our Sweet Caroline is a year old...
She is such a joy and loved by us all so much. 
Happy Birthday baby girl!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Cards

The holidays are right around the corner and there is one thing I always look forward to: Christmas Cards! I can not wait to order our Christmas cards from Tinyprints again this year! The Tinyprints team offered me a great discount on their Picture Christmas Cards. They have some beautiful options!

I love this confetti design.

 And I really like the simplicity of this one.

The cards are such a nice quality and there are so many great choices.  Also, be sure to check out their SPECIAL OFFERS page for some great discounts!

It's beginging to look a lot like Christmas around here :)
I hope to be back with a catch up post soon!
Until then, love from these 2 cuties...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

We're back!

 My last post was published on December 9th, 2011. More than 8 months ago.... oops!

A lot has happened in those 8 months...  

This was our sweet Caroline in December:

And here she is now:

This is what's happened in between:

This collage is a peek into our life as a family of 4.
I debated on catching up month by month, but I figured that was setting pretty high standards seeing as I haven't blogged at all in 8 months! LOL

We are thoroughly enjoying the summer!
Spending lots of time at the pool and beach.
Both girls just love the water! 
And they are growing up, too fast!
Caroline will be 9 months old and Ella Rae will be 3 1/2 in just a few weeks.

Hopefully I will be back with pictures of the girls each week!
That is my plan anyways... 

Have a great weekend :) 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Life with 2...

but mostly just CRAZY.
We only had to stay at MUSC for 5 days,
so we are all home and adjusting to our new life
as a family of 4!

Since it's been nearly a month since my last post,
I will start with some pictures of our time at the hospital.

Our first picture of Caroline

Grabbing onto Daddy's fingers

A body shot... poor little thing with the oxygen, IV and monitors :(
Yay! Oxygen removed 12 hrs after birth!
First time I got to hold Caroline

First time Daddy got to hold her

All snuggled up
First feeding from Mommy

A new hair accessory!

Ella Rae came to visit!

She wasn't really supposed to go into the NICU (too young) but we snuck her in for a quick visit anyways

One of our nurses made Caroline's hat have a little bow :)

Another accessory: the sweet preemie hat Gigi crocheted for her

Finally in a real bassinet
Daddy so proud of his new girl

When we were ready to go home!
Up next...
The first few weeks at home!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sweet Caroline

Caroline Jane Shaw
Born 11-12-11 at 6:47pm
4lbs 14oz
18" long

We are in Charleston at MUSC while Caroline gets bigger and stronger. Hoping to come home soon!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Something unexpected...

Yet something we should have been prepared for.
My water broke yesterday morning. At 35 weeks 1 day. I say prepared for because my water broke with Ella Rae at 33 weeks. We are currently in Charleston at MUSC being induced for the birth of our second preemie daughter!

Here we go again!!!
Please pray that this sweet baby follows in her sisters footsteps by coming out screaming and healthy!

I thought I'd share a picture of Ella Rae and I from last night when I was still in Hilton Head. She came by to see me off!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

It's almost card time

Christmas Cards, that is. 
I love recieving Christmas cards every year. It's a great way to see how much friends and family has grown and changed over the years. 
But even more than I love receiving cards each year, I love sending them out! This year, I have decided to use Tinyprints for my families Christmas cards. I have never used Tinyprints before, but I have a friend who loves them! She uses Tinyprints for birth announcements, birthday invites, address labels- EVERYTHING!

There are so many different choices for the Christmas cards.
I am going to have a hard time narrowing it down!!

Will I want a flip card?

  Or a tri-fold card?

Or a classic portrait card?


I am leaning more towards an ornament card this year though. That way it lasts a bit longer than the traditional cards. I really like the simplicity of this one:


I think one of the coolest features of Tinyprints is that they offer such unique address labels to go along with the Christmas cards. How cute are these?!

Please consider Tinyprints this year for all your holiday mailing needs! They are a great company and offer cheap, quality options! (from what I've heard)

**I was offered 50 free holiday cards by Tinyprints in exchange for this post. All opinions, however, are my own. If you would also like to receive 50 free holiday cards- sign up here!