3 1/2 weeks

Brylee Holding Nolan

I am glad Nolan is tough....he wouldn't last long around Brylee if he wasn't. He is up to 8 lbs 9 oz now and doing well. Most nights, he only wakes up one time to eat.

Relaxing in Daddy's Arms

Nolan sleeps on the kitchen table while Mama cooks

Show off his mean face


Two Weeks

Nolan is over two weeks old now. He is still an eating, sleeping, and pooping machine. As you can tell by some of these pictures, Brylee has a lot of fun with him. He is the only one in the family that she will go up to and kiss without being asked, so I am a little jeolous of that. She loves helping with baths and has her own stool in Nolan's room to watch him get his diaper changed - in my opinion she has watched enough...it is time for her to change his diaper.

Looking at Brother

Brylee wanted to get in on the picture

One of Brylee's favorite games to play with Nolan is to get near him and put her face near his hand. She thinks it is funny when Nolan moves his hand and hits her.


Nolan's Birth

Tuesday, August 4th was like any other Tuesday. I woke up, took a shower, and got ready for work. Before I left, I went to say goodbye to Julie (Brylee was still sleeping). As I was about to leave, Julie motioned for me to come to her because she had something to tell me. But when I got near her, she just said nevermind and told me bye. So I left for work not knowing that her contractions had started at 6:45 that morning.

It was a normal morning - I saw about 15 patients at the office. Just before my last patient of the morning, I had a call from Julie. She asked, "Are you ready to go to the hospital?" I obviously knew what she meant but still asked why. She responded by finally letting me in on the fact that she was in labor - I guess I was the last person to know in her family. She had been to see her Obstetrician and was dilated to 3.5 at the time. So, I finished up at the office and headed upstairs to the labor and delivery floor.

When I got to the labor and delivery floor, the nurses were getting Julie all set up. She told me of her morning - how she knew that I was extremely nervous during Brylee's birth so she decided to let me have a peaceful morning (ok....so I threw up and had an upset stomach all day during Brylee's birth and she reminds me of this every chance she gets. She actually had to tell me to suck it up DURING THE BIRTH WITH BRYLEE and that she was the one having the baby and not me. But, you have to understand that the first birth I ever witnessed was a disaster and had to have an emergency C-section.)

About 4:00 or so, Julie was dilated to about 6. About 20 minutes later, she was a 9 and the nurse was calling her doctor. 3 pushes later, Nolan was born. He was born at 4:56pm and weighed 7 lbs 5.6 oz and was 20 inches long. We stayed just over 24 hours in the hospital and were home by Wednesday night.


9 Days Old

A few more pictures of Nolan. He is starting to sleep a little better at night. He will go several hours at a time now. Everything else is still going well with Julie, Brylee, and Nolan.

Getting some sugar from sister

Quit talking to me Daddy


Lookie, Lookie, We Have Twins

The first thing Julie said when she saw Nolan was, "he looks like Brylee doesn't he" - Here are some side-by-side comparisons......what do you think?


We are home

Quick update on Nolan - everything is going well, although he does not like to sleep at night just yet. But, he is eating great and boy is he ever pooping. He has already had his newborn checkup and is back up to 7 lbs 4 oz. I will try to post a more in-depth blog in the next couple of days about Nolan's big day.

Resting in Daddy's arms

At the hospital

Brylee loves to rub his hair

Loves to sleep.....during the day of course

Holding his hands

Getting ready to leave with Mama

Outfit he came home in

Brylee is ready to play

Sweet boy

Another pic of the sweet boy


Nolan's Arrival

 At 4:56 PM, the Lord blessed us with a beautiful healthy baby boy.  Nolan Allen Whitehead weighed 7 lbs 5 1/2 oz and was 20 inches long.  Both Mama and Nolan are doing well.  More updates to follow on our blog.
Mark, Julie, Brylee, and Nolan