Sunday, October 9, 2011

Third Times a Charm

A boy? 
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! 
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. 

Elaine Rhys

Katherine Ryan


  1. I'm a puddle...can't wait for the next one to enter this world....lucky , lucky, little boy to belong to you and Chad, Lainey and Katie!

  2. what beautiful videos. so happy for you guys. can't wait to meet the little man.

  3. That was my first time seeing the videos, and I can't get over how beautiful they are. Can't wait to see one of these for your little guy!!

  4. Well, the next vid definitely needs to end with a shot of the two girls giggling over their brother the way Lainey was giggling in this one. Could there be anything more precious than a sister meeting her sister, the one God chose to experience all of lifes ups and downs with? There could not be any picture worth more than this one showing the love of a child. My heart is full :) Andre better do it!