Thursday, July 24, 2008

One Week In...

And things are going well. Yes, we are exhausted and yes Katherine was awake from 1:30 to 4:00am last night, but we are doing great. It's amazing how much easier things are the second time around. Don't get me wrong, life is chaotic and I miss getting a four hour stretch of sleep, but the difference is I'm much more confident in my mothering skills. Breastfeeding is going well, Katherine loves the Miracle Blanket (and trust me, it is) and she's thus far a good sleeper and good natured baby. Fingers are crossed this all continues...

Natalie really adores her new sister and isn't too jealous yet. I'm enlisting her as my little helper and she loves to pick out the diapers and the baby outfits for Katherine to wear. For me it's more about time management... trying to get them both to nap at the same time today was a bit of a fiasco.

Besides, when they are this cute, what else really matters?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Welcome Katherine!

Our newest bundle of joy has arrived!

Katherine Janet Ann Dixon was born on Thursday, July 17th at 10:45 pm. She is tiny... 5 pds 9oz and 17 inches long. I ended up getting induced as she wasn't growing well enough in utero and my doctors decided she'd do better outside. So, had to run home and scramble to get ready for the hospital that afternoon!

The induction went well, gave me cervadil at 3:00 and that was enough to start the contractions so no pitocin was necessary. She came out tiny, but perfectly healthy and we are happy to be home.

Everyone is doing great and Natalie thinks she's "so cute!"

More photos are here as well:

We'll update the blog with new photos so check on back.

Dean and the Dixon Chicks