22 October 2007

Welcome to our world!

How blessed we are! We welcomed baby Matthew Crawford into the world on Tuesday, October 16th at about 6:30pm. He weighed in at 8 pounds and stretched to 20.5 inches at birth. What an adventure it has been for us!

Dave and I thank you for all the calls and cards and love you have shared with us. If we have not called you back, we're probably up to our knees in diapers (or passed out cold on the couch!)

Enjoy the pictures - there are more, but we did not want to overload the blog server.

The morning of the delivery:

Dave, Lori, and Baby Crawford:

8 pounds exactly:

Day 2 (Wednesday):

First bath in the hospital:

Day 3 (Thursday):
Going home day!!
Today Baby Crawford was officially named Dave Matthew Crawford.

Mom marvelling at the tiny toes:

Stuck out his tongue and surprised mom:

Back at home:

First bath at home:

Day 7 (Monday):

Caught sucking his thumb:

How blessed we are.

15 October 2007

October 15, 2007

Well, very likely this will be our last post as a family of two. With so much going on at work - preparations and planning for the upcoming weeks, we come home bushed and ready for relaxation. With one week to go, we send our love and this handful of pictures. Maybe our next post will show off ten new tiny fingers and toes???

Lori last week (Oct 9)

Lori and her mom


01 October 2007

3 weeks to go...

Can you believe we have just three (or so) weeks to go?!? These days are full of physical comfort and good, restful sleep. (Anyone who knows the last month of pregnancy knows a bit about the true condition of our minds and bodies!)

For example, here is what Lori's feet look like to her. The thought of going that distance to touch her own feet is so intimidating, it's no wonder things that fall on the floor generally get to stay on the floor. It's like circumnavigating the globe just to pick up a shoe.

Inside this big blue blob is baby E - as well as mom's smushed organs. Her meals are small and numerous these days, and typically followed by a dessert of berry-flavored tums. In the last couple of days we've discovered the outie (you see it barely visible 'neath the blueness in this pic) and have made new sleeping arrangements for mom as the couch happens to be the most comfortable sleeping location in our home for her. Oh, we both dream of long stretches of sleep, which these days are anything over 3.25 hours. Fat chance for the next 18 years, eh?

Baby is healthy and growing on schedule. Weekly doc appointments start this week, so we'll learn fun new words like "dilation" and "effaced". And too, the grandparents will be arriving soon, which we are looking forward to.

Please be praying for all the pregnant women out there in this world who don't have it as "easy" as we do. We can't imagine going through this without creature comforts, never mind without enough food to keep from being hungry or clean water or shelter or a doctor to ease our minds. We are blessed by so much, our friends, our family, our means, and in these days, most especially our health.

We send our love to you,
- dave and lori