Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Play Date

Sam had his first play date with Addison last week. Addison is Andrew's baby sister and was born 14 days before Sam. Andrew was born 15 days before Henry.

Wade and I met Kristin and Matt when we were in our first trimester with Henry...little did we know that Kristin was in her first trimester too. Then, the same night Kristin shared her news about being pregnant with Addison, I shared that Wade and I were expecting Peanut. Needless to say, there will be many play dates with the Herril kiddos in our future.

That's better. Now they can actually see each other.

It's deja vu...from left to right, Andrew and Henry during their first play date.

Friends at first sight

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Sam was surrounded by family and friends during our stay in the hospital last week...hard to believe it's already been one week.

One of Sam's first pictures

With Aunt Ann

Sam with Grandpa Shaw

With Grandma Ward

Henry checking out baby brother

His new Nemo sticker book was far more interesting

Taking a break between visitors

Sydni and Maxx

Sam with Candice, Henry's favorite nanny

Since we've been home, Sam has been back to the hospital for a weight check, which he passed with flying colors. I've been back to the hospital to have my staples removed...yikes! Didn't know I would have staples this time...last cesarean the doctor used glue. During surgery I heard the word "staple" and immediately got nervous about having them removed. I had 16 staples and I only felt one being, for any friends with staples in their future, have no fear. It was painless...the staples, not the surgery. Sam has also had his 1 week appointment with our pediatrician. Dr. Wilsey said "he is perfect". We go back this Wednesday just to be sure Sam is continuing to gain weight, but expect a good report. Sam's appetite has come to life the last few days and he's eating every 2 - 3 hours. Now, if we could just keep him awake during feedings...

Matine visits Henry

The week before Sam was born, we were blessed with some much needed time with friends. Brooke and Matine were here from Montana, and came with Micca to visit us in Stillwater on Sunday afternoon. Poor Matine wasn't quite feeling like herself, but was such a trooper. We hope you're better, Matine! And we love you Brooke and Micca! Thanks for making our afternoon.

Henry showing Matine his hot wheels and barn animals.

Matine and her beautiful Mom

The last time Matine and Henry were together

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Moments before they wheeled me into the less than 1 hour, we were going to meet our Sam.

Daddy in his scrubs.

You should have seen Wade trying to get his blue booties over his cowboy boots. Gave me a good laugh and helped ease the nerves before spinal block time.

Two spinal blocks later, at 12:33 pm, Samuel Wade Shaw is born! Welcome Baby Sam!
9 lbs. 5 ounces, 22 inches
Sam had his big brother beat in pounds, but Henry still holds the record for length.

Check out all that hair!

Good, healthy lungs

Clean and in daddy's arms

Monday, June 21, 2010

Samuel Wade Shaw

Sam is finally here! More pictures and updates to come soon (I promise), but in the meantime, you can see Baby Sam on Stillwater Medical Center's website -

Thanks to everyone for your prayers and well wishes.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My how he's grown!

Henry at less than 1 month old

Henry at almost 3 months old

Our two-year-old boy! Who finally grew hair!

Henry has enjoyed helping us assemble his old bouncer, swing, and much, much more. I walked into the nursery yesterday and found him sitting in the bouncer, reading his books. What a good big brother he is going to be!

Tomorrow is the big day! Thanks in advance for your prayers.


Giggles with Grandpa

Future Geologist? Mommy would be so proud.

Cutest bootie on the face of the earth

A Trip to the Mall

Very captivated by the helicopter

I swear he really was enjoying the day...

Hugs and kisses to Simba


So, I gave Henry some cereal, left the room for two minutes (literally), and returned to find Henry decorating the hallway. Not a huge mess you might be thinking...but try getting down on all fours to clean when you're as round as I am. Needless to say, Henry is learning to help mommy clean up his messes and got good practice on this day.