Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Cheer

On Sunday, we headed out for our first whole family outing. We had breakfast at the Captain Cook hotel which is decorated to the nines for Christmas. The highlight is a huge gingerbread village. Then we went to Bell's Nursery to see Santa. Lily was excited to see Santa from a distance. She waved and said she wants to meet him, but when it came picture time she got scared so no Santa in the photo this year.

Being a Big Sister

Lily is doing a great job as a big sister. She tells Cora to drink her milk and has been practicing nursing her own dolls. She has been diapering her stuffed animals and putting them in the swing. It's been nice having GG around so there is always someone free to play with Lily. Lily has been busy helping cook and playing in the snow.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cora Anne

We've had an exciting last couple of days. Cora Anne joined our family on Sunday, December 2 at 1am. She was 8.5 lbs and 19 inches long. She is perfect in many ways including being a good eater, sleeper, and cuddler. Of course she is really cute. But we really appreciate what good timing she has. Jill's mom arrived in Alaska on Saturday morning. We had breakfast together and then she hopped on a flight to Homer to visit Elsa and Liam. That afternoon Lily got the stomach bug and threw up for the first time in her life. She was sad and just wanted to cuddle with mama. Around 6, Jill started to feel bad. Not with the stomach bug, but maybe it was contractions. At 7, we called our friend Kate to be on stand by if the baby was coming. Her son was also sick with the stomach bug. At 8, Jill called her mom to see what flights were like to come back to Anchorage. There were very few flights the next day so she caught the last flight out of Homer at 10:30. A little after 10, we decided to go to the hospital. Kate came over to wait for Barbs flight to come in. Barb was at our house with Lily by 11:30 and baby Cora was born 90 min later. Lily has had a great time with her GG and was excited for us all to come home from the hospital. Cora has been an angel but has only spent about 30 min not being held. When you are cute, sweet, and cuddly, no one wants to put you down.