Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Time

 Wow, Christmas really snuck up on me this year! I guess I have been to busy enjoying our 2 little blessings I have not even done any Christmas baking! ( but we can still enjoy a lot of it, we just need to visit either of our families ) :)
Not having snow doesn't help at all, and neither does not playing hockey. Josh and Dad have been working really hard to get the ice ready for Christmas eve, now we just need to pray for cold weather, not often that we do that around here!
Because all the days around Christmas are filled with family get togethers we had our own little Christmas yesterday, not much of anything, just enough to make some memories.

My sweet family.

Andrew trying to remember how it's done.

Makayla really didn't care in the least. :)

Daddy could you please help me?

It's a new dress!!!

Now back to sleep.

Andrew getting his gift all unwrapped.

We wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas season!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

1 Month Old!!

It's hard to believe that our little baby is one month old already! She is such a blessing to our family and we love her so much! We got her weighed yesterday and she weighs 9 pounds and 1 ounce, which is an answer to prayer. She is starting to get used to her schedule which is very nice for both her and me.
As soon as I can I want to get Megan to take her 1 month pictures, but until then I thought I would post a picture of her and of myself to see if you think that we look alike.

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Past 3 Weeks

It is hard to believe how much time has gone by since we were blessed with our baby girl! I can't imagine life without her, what would I do all day?! :)

Makayla is a very good baby but so far I have not been working on putting her on a schedule because we want her to gain weight. Last week she was 8 pounds 5 ounces and this week she needs to be around 8 pounds 14 ounces, so we will see how heavy she is and if the midwife is happy with her weight gain then I want start getting on a schedule just because it is so much nicer for me and the baby, I know when she is hungry and when she is tired so I'm not always trying to figure it out.

Our nights are good, she will sleep 2 to 3 hours in between eating and she goes right to sleep after eating so I'm happy with that, she is still a little baby after all.

I am very thankful that so far I have had enough milk for her, and I pray that continues. I am also very thankful for Josh, he is a wonderful Daddy and I can always count on him holding Makayla when he can so that I can get some work done or take a nap. And I'm thankful for Andrew and Makayla, two wonderful blessings from God!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Grey Cup

Last Sunday we had my family over to watch the grey cup, it was exciting because this year our team was playing! And even though our team didn't win we had a great time.

Daddy and Miss Kayla getting ready to watch the game.

Andrew and Grama.

Everyone watching.

Proud Uncle Ryan.

Eating supper, pizza, chicken wings, chips and Raechelle's birthday cake.

Grama with her favorite granddaughter.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Being a Big Brother

This week has been wonderful!! I so love being the Mom to 2 sweet kids.
we are all doing very good, Makayla has had some good nights and some not so good nights, but I have been able to rest so I'm doing great. Andrew has settled right into being a big brother, he loves Makayla and is always wanting to kiss her and pinch her nose, something his Daddy does to him. At the last check up Makayla weighed 7 lbs 10 ozs. we have another appt. tomorrow so I'm hoping that she will have gained some weight, so that I know she is getting enough milk.
This has been such a wonderful experience... so different from when Andrew was little, I am so blessed!!

Helping Mom give Makayla a bath.

It's twice as hard to get a good picture when there are 2 children. :)

And here are some pictures of the sweetest girl that I know.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Welcome Home Baby Girl!!!

We are ever so happy and blessed to welcome Makayla Faith into our family.
She was born on November 10 at 3:50 pm weighing 7 lbs and 14 ozs and measuring 20 3/4 inches long.

Makayla's first time at home outside of Mom's tummy.

Enjoying time with Daddy

We left Andrew at my parents and then showed up with baby Makayla without telling them, it was a lot of fun to surprise them. :)

Good Morning Sweetheart!!

Makayla came rather quickly. :) I had been having short contractions the day before but Thursday morning I really didn't have any. Then at 11 am my water broke, I thought it would still be awhile before we needed to leave home so I didn't bother calling Josh, but by the time that he came in for lunch I was having 1 min. contractions about 2 mins apart so we decided to leave right away. :) We got to Morden at 1:20 and my midwives got there 15 mins later. By then I was 9 cm. and at around 3 I started pushing, 50 mins later we were able to hold our miracle in our arms. She started nursing right away and 2 hours later we left for home. It was a wonderful birth, so different from Andrew's and an answer to prayer.
We want to thank all of you from the bottom our hearts for all the prayers you have prayed for us in the past 9 months. We felt your prayers and know that by them we were able to put our complete trust in God.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Until The Cows Come Home

We got the last of our cows home this morning. It went really fast, they behaved very well.
So whatever it is that you do till the cows come home should be done now. :)

So now that the cows are home I can have our baby. :)

P.S. My photographer was not home today so the baby update will be coming tomorrow.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Our First Snow

What excitement! We have snow! It's funny how you also get so excited for the first snow but then by the end of the Winter you can't wait for it to melt. :)
Anyway, Andy was really excited, he obviously didn't remember it from last year and couldn't get enough of it. He was looking down at his feet the whole time we were walking, I'm sure he is going to enjoy this Winter.