Monday, June 27, 2011

Teagan is Swimmer of the Month!

The month of June has been an exciting one for our family! Teagan was chosen as swimmer of the month! She has really progressed in her swimming and is probably better than me at this point, haha! Here are a couple pics of my little fish:

She can now swim the length of the pool underwater all by herself! She just rolls over when she needs to breath, and then back to keep going the distance. Here are a few videos:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

August is 1 Month Old!

Wow, it's already been a whole month since August was born! I can't believe it. He is changing SO much already that I can't wait for what's ahead (except that, of course, that will mean time is moving much too quickly). August looks a lot like his big sister Teagan did as a newborn, but is much different from her as well. He is such an easy baby so far! He is much more of a "when I'm awake, I want to be held" baby than Teagan was. His hair  and eyes are both much lighter than Teagans. He LOVES to eat much more than Teagan ever did and is growing a lot faster.  In the past month he has started smiling so much and is constantly cooing! It is the cutest thing to hear his little voice :)  He was born at 7lbs, 11 oz, but dropped to 7lbs, 2oz... at 1 month he weighed in at a whopping 10lbs, 8oz! Here are some cute pics of my little man's first month:
One of his first nights at home


August with Grandma Karen and Great-Grandma Margaret!

22nd Great-Grandchild for Grandma!

What is this thing mom?

1st bath

I think I like this!

Big Sister Teagan wanted to watch

Not so sure anymore

All done!

My little Cowboy
1 month old

Teagan's First Sleep Over!

Teagan spent her first night away from home recently and stayed at Mamma Karen's house! She was beyond excited :)

Teagan had such a great time at my mom's house and asks all the time when she can do it again!

The Big Sister

Teagan is very proud to be a big sister to her "Baby August." She really adores him and is so nurturing already! Every time he makes even the slightest peep, she is running to me saying, "mommy, mommy, hurry! Baby August needs you!" I haven't been able to get all that many cute pictures of the two them together... Teagan has decided to not want her picture taken at all. But here is what I've been able to get:

My August is Here!

Ok, so I realize that I am a little behind on this one...but hey, I'm still getting used to this whole having 2 kids thing :)

Here I am the night before going into labor: 40 weeks / 2days

And here is Renny and Teagan the same night:
I went to bed that night feeling like I was never going to have this baby, however I woke up at 6am the next morning with my body telling me a different story.  I got out of bed to use the restroom and had a contraction... then I heard Teagan wake up (which she NEVER does this early, of course). As I walked to her room, I had another contraction.  This is when I realized I would definitely be meeting little August sooner than later! Considering I had 3 good contractions in that 10 minute span, I walked Teagan back to our bedroom to wake up Renny and let him know that it was go time! Renny got ready while I called Auntie Steph to come hang with Teagan.  I got ready and we left for the hospital. We arrived at 7:20am (not recommended by the way...shift change time and people are not in a hurry to help you!) I was dilated to 5cm and went very quickly to 8cm. The nurses rushed me up to delivery and there was ALMOST not enough time for an epidural. It was kind of a blur since it happened so quickly, but August Renholt Nichols was born at 9:32am, weighing in at 7lbs, 11oz and was 20 inches long!

                                                                   Time to go home!!
Here are some pictures from his newborn photo session (Erin Tukua Photography) :

We are so happy to finally have him home with us! Our family is now complete :)