Introducing (Finally)…Caroline Sandman James

Travis, Abigail, Mackenzie, and I are so pleased to introduce Caroline Sandman James.  For those of you who don’t know me that well, Sandman is my maiden name…we had planned on waiting to have a boy to use it as a middle name, but once we found out Caroline was going to be a girl we decided not to wait any longer.  At this rate, a boy is simply not in the cards for us.

Anyway, I digress.

Here she is, our beautiful, peaceful, sleepy, calm, wonderful Caroline ::


She was born on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 5:44pm.


She weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz and she measured in at 20.5″ ::


She has two sisters who are madly in love with her ::

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If I had to describe Caroline in two words so far, I would call her my “miracle baby” – as many of you know who have been following my blog, we have not had the easiest time when it comes to sleep, rest, or calmness with our first two. They both came out screaming and haven’t stopped since. They never gave us more than 2 hours of sleep at a time and they screamed, cried, and needed us/me constantly.

Caroline has been the opposite of all that…she sleeps, she eats, she barely cries, she loves to look at her sisters, and she’s so so so so so so so so SOOOO calm.

It is SUCH a huge change for us.

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To be honest, I’m completely petrified of jinxing us, but after 10 days I figured I am relatively safe sharing that she’s been so incredibly easy relative to our other newborns (and in no way am I trying to brag or boast about this…I find it incredibly shocking and I’m just waiting for her to “wake up” and turn into her sisters).

In other news, I’m feeling great. It helps that I’m getting sleep and that my Mom was here for a week and a half (and that Travis has been getting up with the other girls in the morning allowing me to sleep extra), but I can’t complain at all. I’ve already exercised, I’ve been cooking meals, and I feel relatively rested (for having a 10 day old).

I’m certainly more emotional than usual (having to do the bills this morning almost had me in tears and missing out on one of my lovely friend’s weddings this weekend absolutely had me in tears last night), but I’d say that all things considered, we’re transitioning quite well to having three little ladies.


Overall, everything is going great. I’m a little nervous about my first official week “alone,” but I’m sure I’ll adjust fine.  Oh, and I’m going to try my best to write some posts over the next few years in between all this other stuff I’m trying to juggle…wish me luck! 🙂


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8 Responses

  1. Julie Arvan says:

    You are all sooo beautiful! Take care and let me know when you are ready to do a review of Nesting Days. Naturally, I’m anxious, but you have your hands full and I can be patient. Do try to slip into it as soon as possible.

    I was just writing a post for this week called: *DANCING TO A SYMPHONY OF THE SENSES — * talking about how babies love the sway of your body, the sound of your voice, the beating of your heart, the smell of your skin, and the feeling of being safe and protected.

    You didn’t have one with you other children because it hadn’t been invented yet — but I know you’re going to love it!



    Julie Arvan Your Chief Mother Officer

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  2. Chris Sandman says:

    Your ladies are all awesome!!!!

  3. Such a beautiful contented baby! I love the one with her hands behind her head. Looks like Travis’ birth photo.

    Hope all goes smoothly without your mom. I can’t wait to come see our 3rd little lady.

    Kay aka Gigi

  4. Piper's Run says:

    Congratulations…she’s beautiful! You have such a beautiful family 🙂

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