I thought all we knew how to make were wonderfully adorable girls!
But our fun family of four is expanding to a family of five by adding a baby boy to the Coltman Clan! I can't wait to
stock up on boy clothes and toys meet our little man in a few months and see how our family changes with his influence and personality thrown into the mix. I of course thought baby number three was going to be another girl! Which puts me 0-3 in the guessing the correct gender of my baby! I am also terrible at the "who does your brand new baby look like?" game!
I grew up with two older brothers so when I had my first girl I was so nervous I wouldn't know what to do with her. (I get the irony that I am a girl. But it is different when you have to raise one vs. just being one!) But both Lainey (Elaine) and Katie (Katherine - Names are given only to be changed to a cute nickname in our home) are such a joy and fun personality that I couldn't imagine them any other way!
Before we went in for our ultrasound appointment to find out our boy was on our way. I watched (and cried my way through) both girls birth videos! Our incredibly talented friend, Andre, photographed the birth of our two children. This was not necessarily my idea of a good time. Let's capture on film me at my absolute heaviest, in the most pain of my life, and completely exposed. Sounds like a dream! But I have to say that I am thrilled to have the videos and pictures he captured and am still impressed with the way he froze the moment in time for us, with out actually being a part of the moment! It boggles my mind! (Apparently I was concentrating on something else at the time of the pictures, but still!) I look forward to him capturing our little boy's entrance into the world too! (Andre, this is my formal request!)
I have gone back and forth as to whether I was going to post the girls' "Entrance Videos" on here, but have decided that they are already on other blogs, Facebook, etc! So why not here too!
DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE BIRTH VIDEOS! STOP HERE IF THAT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE!
There are no "intimate" shots (no crowning glories), but there is upper thigh and lots of double chin action!
I enjoyed eating for two! ALOT! There are also pictures and video of me pushing!
Here is my invitation to you into a very personal moment. For those that have read my blog for a while this will come as no surprise! For the males in my family that read my blog, you may chose to stop here.