Monday, August 29, 2011

Baby Sweetness

Little boy, eight days old
Such a tiny hand
Baby feet

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's a Boy!

Praising and thanking the Lord for the safe arrival of our newest little one, William Alan! We had a wonderful water birth at our doula's home after a six hour labor. Arrived August 19th at 1:08 p.m. weighing 9lbs. 8ozs.

William Alan, a few hours old.

Back at our house a few hours later. This is my favorite picture of the day:). Our new family of four. Abigail was so excited to meet her little brother, it was precious to watch her!

God is so good!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Abby!

Happy 1st Birthday to our precious little Abigail Hope! We love you so very much, and are thankful to God for you!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetheart!

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Baby Items

With little ones and babies here are a lot of things which aren't essential, in fact, when you think about it, most of the extra "stuff" and toys don't even get used much. On the other hand, I do think there are things that can help simplify and make life easier. That being said, I have decided to try out the following new items this time around.
I have seen so many great reviews about the Bumbo chair that I thought I would go ahead and order one. With our first little one I didn't have anything that she really liked to sit up in that would support her well (other then a baby swing and her car seat). So, I am looking forward to trying the Bumbo seat out. It can be used after the baby has good head control. I will have to see how it goes:). I like the fact that it's so portable.
Another item I wanted to try this time around is a moses basket. I was a bit frustrated when trying to find one here in Canada that had good reviews and was not too pricey, but I finally settled on one from Sears like the one above (without the stand). I am planning on using it for the first few months inside our baby crib which we have right next to the bed. Abigail also uses the crib (part of the night anyway:)) so I think the basket will be helpful. I also plan on using it around the house so the baby can nap close to me.
I also wanted to try using a nursing cover that has a ridged neckline which allows the Mother to see her baby. I bought one from Wal-Mart with Abby and never did use it much as it didn't allow me to see her and it felt like she wasn't getting enough air.

For all the other Mom's out there: What are some favorite baby items that you have found helpful?


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Two Years

Two years ago today I got a surprise phone call which ended in my being engaged to the most amazing man. That was such an exciting time!

And now is even better, it is such a wonderful thing to be married to my best friend! God is good! I love you Graham!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Little Flower Bed

Out in front of our house is my little flower bed, it's the perfect size for me to keep up. It was fun planting this spring, and I enjoy going out and weeding when it needs it. It's nice to have a little color in the yard:).

This was before the tiger lilies started blooming.

Purple
Yellow

The Tiger lilies are now blooming and just today I was excited to see a humming bird going to the lilies and also my feeder for the first time. :)