yes, my friends, the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG awaited arrival of our precious lulu briggs has come and gone. she's celebrating her 1st week's birthday today and is party harty-ing asleep on our bed as we speak. one word to describe little lulu would be "mellow". i know she's only been on this earth one week, but just last night jon and i were like, "man, why wasn't it this easy before?" then i reminded both of us that the first time we didn't know what we were doing and the second time we had twice of everything to deal with. so maybe it's not so much that it's easier this time, but more like we just have a better idea of what we're doing and there is only one child to care for. but no more rambling...i know people are anxious for pics, so here are some of our faves. (just as a disclaimer, our children look strange when they are born - i.e. isaac looked like a swollen michelin man baby, ila looked like a puppy dog, and ruby looked like a frog.) lulu resembles an alien in the pictures taken with her eyes open during her first days alive, but her cuteness factor is growing exponentially. just wanted you to know :)
my dad flew in to surprise us to be here for father's day and for the birth and reminded us that we needed to get a picture of all three of us pregnant. millie's baby boy (nigel dracula...for now anyway) is due the end of august and chrissie's baby boy (john davis covey) is due in november sometime. it's been fun all being pregnant at the same time. at the rate we've been going having kiddos, i didn't know if it would happen, but it did and p.s. this picture was taken the night before lulu was born, thus my HUMONGOUS belly. someone at church that day even looked at me and said "callie! you're huge! are you sure you're not having twins?" but i got over it. :)
i have to admit, i think that jon's favorite part of the delivery was getting to wear these scrubs. he asked the nurse if he could keep them. she said no and he took them anyway. he wore them yesterday after he got home from d.c. and was totally happy. we even called him doctor canlas. his dad would have been proud.
this picture was probably one of the first taken of lulu after they were finished with her and brought her back to the room. can you see that dark fuzzy stuff on the side of her head? in the canlas family we call that phenomenon "hair". so yes, one of our children was actually born with "hair".
here we have the veteran canlas kiddos meeting the newbie. isaac has taken quite a liking to lulu. he's always cuddling up next to her when she's sleeping on our bed and he's very concerned that she doesn't have any teeth.
i took this during some downtime when it was just lulu and me. i forgot what it was like to hold a new baby. i think shortly after taking this picture lulu and i had our first nap together.
another day, another visit and isaac really wanted to hold lulu. he looks like he's schooling ila in the art of "new baby holding". :)
just another of lulu while we're hanging out. i think i took this the night she thought 3:30 in the morning was really 3:30 in the afternoon. she was only confused that once and now her days and night are straightened out. phew!