Thursday, November 30, 2006

Family Picture

Family Picture maybe for Christmas cards or something...

Monday, November 27, 2006


Bathtime complete with head massage.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Chillin in the Billibed. Her count went down enough that she no longer has to be in the bed. We are pretty happy about that, because it seriously limited our cuddling time.

"Enough with the millions of pictures Daddy!"

She is really starting to smile pretty just this morning.

My skills of holding with one hand, and taking a picture with the other hand have to be admired for those last 3.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Natasha's bilirubin count is slowly going down, so hopefully not too much longer in the light bed. She has been pretty good about it, but it's just heartbreaking to not be able to hold and cuddle her. She's eating great, and we still just love her to death.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nobody's Perfect

Well, since Natasha was just about perfect they had to go searching for problems. It seems she has a high bilirubin count, which is common. But, lucky her she gets to sleep in a glowing blue bed now!

With Flash which hid the glow...

Without flash. Yes, the neon glow is from the lights below her, and no she is not pleased Daddy is taking a picture.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Mommy loves Baby



Many of you may be happy to know that I am now changing lots of diapers.
Grandma Demars is here now and we had a relaxing Sunday being the first full day home with the little one. She is adorable still, sleeps lots, and is beginning to open and show off her beautiful eyes.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Natasha is now home with us. Being brand new parents is a nerve wracking experience. I'm sure much has been written of the responsibilities of parenthood, but the reality hits hard, especially with a helpless newborn. She is just the sweetest, cutest thing, but we feel keenly the greater responsibility and pray to be equal to the task. Now we feel the pressures of protecting her physical well-being because she is so helpless, but how much more important will it be to protect her social, mental, and emotional health. Most importantly will be her spiritual health.

Here's a picture of her sleeping at home with a variety of colors and stripes. :)

First Ride

All packed up for the first ride in a car. It's amazing how much better of driver I am when I've got this new little bundle of love in the back seat.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Happy or Gas?

More Second Day

More pictures from the 2nd day, since I'm such a proud papa. (which one nurse kept calling me and it sounded very strange.) She is absolutely adorable. From what I hear tell, newborns don't do anything but eat, sleep and poop. So far, I've only been seeing the sleeping part. I got to feed her some formula which was great fun, but she hasn't really gotten the hang of the eating part, which means we are safe from too much of the pooping part. (for now...)

Second Day Picture

What a cutie!

Second day

Everything is going great the second day. More pictures to come, so keep checking back. Natasha seems healthy. She has a healthy cry, and I (Daddy) changed my first diaper this morning. And the fun begins...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

First Post - First Baby

Natasha Paige Barlow was born November 16th, 2006 at 4:26 P.M after just a few hours of labor. She weighed in at 8 pounds 1 ounce and 20 inches.
First pictures..