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.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Andrew Joshua!!

2 years ago I was laying in a hospital bed with many questions... and most of them didn't get answered for a long time. I remember being very thankful for Josh cause he was strong for me when I didn't know if i could go on, and for a loving and caring God who knows exactly how much we can carry and will never leave us.
When I look back at the past 2 years I am still amazed at where God has brought us from. We are so blessed to have a healthy 2 year old in our family, we love him so much!!

To celebrate Andrew's birthday we got both of our families together for supper on Wednesday for supper, it was a lot of fun!

Rita made a very cute cake...

Raechelle made Andrew's favorite meal, meatloaf and potatoes, it was yummy!

After supper and cake Andrew opened his gifts.

And now he is kept busy with all the new toys, it's really nice for me. :)

We love you Andrew, you are a very special blessing to us!