Friday, September 19, 2008

He is home

We left the hospital after midnight on Sunday night to bring home baby Michael. Mathew and Emma were so thrilled to see him on Monday morning. It was like Christmas morning for them.

Michael Jon Chalker

...that's the new baby's name...a bit predictable, I guess.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Baby Boy is here!

The newest member of our family was born on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 8:38 am.
He was 5 lbs, 9 oz, 19 inches.
He came 4 weeks early, and kept some fluid in his lungs, so he has been in the NICU since Sunday. He is doing really well, and we can't wait to bring him home.
We haven't completely decided on the name yet, so check back soon for the decision.

Friday, September 5, 2008

"My Mommy and Daddy don't beat me."
That's what I taught Mathew to say when his face started looking like this. It's been a week since he hit his forehead the corner of a wall. That kid is going to get us in trouble someday.
Mathew seems to be adjusting to the new house okay now. It took only a couple of nights and now he is sleeping through the night again. Last night he even went to bed without crying!

Emma will sleep anywhere that she has her own room and her own bed. She was really happy when she saw her old blanket again though.


Growing up, Jon would go camping with his family in Yosemite; I went to Mammoth. When Jon got a work order to do in Mammoth, we decided to all go together. It was a great little overnight trip for our family after being apart for a couple of weeks. We stayed the night in Mammoth and then drove to Yosemite for the day.