Kylie May

Kylie May

Layla Faith

Layla Faith

Zoey Noelle

Zoey Noelle


Our baby boy, due March 16th.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

10 Days Old

Well, I've been a little too busy to update my blog. There's something a lot more important right now. Sweet Zoey Noelle has been too enjoyable. I've been loving every second with her. Every once-in-a-while I get caught up with cleaning or thinking about work things to do. But then when I see her, those concerns go away pretty quickly.

As expected, I think she's perfect. My c-section went really well. There were a couple moments that I remember asking more than once if she was okay. I hear her cry right when she came out, but then she stopped. So, I just kept making sure she was okay. Very different from the last c-section in the same operating room. Just needed some reassurance and to see her. She's so beautiful with perfect dark hair and long 'piano' fingers.

Kylie was the first to meet her after school. She was so excited, but still reserved. She kissed her, held her and so innocently told her that she "gets to come home with us". Since then, Kylie has been such a great big sister. She made up a lullaby that actually gets Zoey to quiet down (but only when she's singing it).

Zoey is very content. Our nights have been going really well. She's up every two-three hours and then goes right back to sleep. I've been sleeping when I can and cuddling with her while Kylie at school. It's been lovely. I'm enjoying it while I can.

This post is becoming nearly impossible to finish. I started it yesterday & have been interrupted so many times! I better tend to my 10 day old. :)

My friend Heidi came over for some newborn pics! Zoey was eight days old. Take a peek. 

I love waking up to this!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zoey Noelle

She's here!! Zoey Noelle was born on Monday morning at 8:25. Eight pounds fourteen ounces and twenty-one inches long. A little bigger than Kylie but still in newborn clothes.

Bryan, Kylie and I are so in love and amazed by God's blessings.

I'm sure I'll write more later. Here's a couple pics to hold you over.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rainbow Baby

Have you heard of that term before? Surprisingly, I hadn't until I was looking things up with Layla. I discovered that a "rainbow baby" is a baby that is born following a baby loss. So now, we're having our rainbow baby. I read the definition from the urban dictionary.

In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

The storm (pregnancy loss) has already happened and nothing can change that experience. Storm-clouds might still be overhead as the family continue to cope with the loss, but something colourful and bright has emerged from the darkness and misery. "We lost our last pregnancy, but now we have a rainbow baby."

I love that it posts the analogy of the storm. Remember my very first post? I knew there would be many blessings throughout this entire journey. My, did we ever experience blessings. I found out we were pregnant with Layla in April of 2011. We'll have Zoey two years since then. Bryan and I have grown so much in these past two years.

Zoey is our beautiful and bright baby that has emerged after this dark period. She is not a replacement. We cannot disregard the past couple years of what we've been through. The season that we've endured had a purpose. Now we are being blessed with another baby girl. We're so excited.

Five more days and we'll see our Zoey. Kylie can't wait to see her little sister. I am enjoying her rolling around in my belly. It's not too uncomfortable yet. I definitely have my pregnant waddle down. Heidi (did our family pics in February) took a few pics today of my growing belly. I'll be 39 weeks on Saturday.

I'm just finishing my Wednesday night of work. Heading to our old house to pack & get Kylie to bed. Our carpet was installed today and it looks awesome. Just have to get everything moved over tomorrow/Friday. Then clean the old place (worst part of moving). After we're settled, I'm sure I'll post again & show some pictures of the house!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Officially Feeling Pregnant

Okay, I know I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant. I know my hormones have been all over for the last few months (sorry, Bry). Something happened on April 1. I officially started feeling pregnant. I think that's when I realized that I'm having a baby on the 15th. Yikes! Less than 2 weeks now. I can't get my shoes on, I'm not comfortable sitting/standing/laying down. My heartburn is constant. It's lovely. :)

Really, it is. I love being pregnant. I love feeling Zoey squirm around. Kylie loves it too. I don't have any major complaints. And to just start feeling like this now is pretty good. I'm starting to have strangers ask me when I'm due. Followed by, "Do you know if it's a boy or girl?". Typically followed by "Is this your first?". It doesn't end. With most people I answer that I have a 4 year old daughter. It gets pretty complicated when I hesitate with saying two daughters. That's just the way it is, I guess.

So I'm just realizing that everything is happening pretty fast this month. The house should have paint by the 7/8th. Carpet is being installed the 9/10th. We're moving on the 11th. Having Zoey on the 15th. Should work out perfectly, right?

We had an appointment today & everything still looks good. Nothing new. One more appointment on Tuesday and then it's time.

I've waited so long for this and it's finally close! I better get some things finished up in these last 11 days!