Thursday, June 26, 2014

Week one

We are sleep deprived but enjoying our time together.

 The nice thing about having a baby this time of year is that we can sit outside and the big kids can play.

 Lainey likes to lay on the play mat and look at the birds and butterflies.

 How sweet is this little face??!!!

 We've had lots of time just to hang out with each other this week and snuggle.  Katelyn's had VBS at church each morning so she's been tired by the time she gets home and just wants to relax.    

This girl sleeps a serious number of hours a day.  Life on the outside is apparently exhausting!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Welcome to the world, Lainey!

We are so happy to announce that Elaina "Lainey" Joy entered the world on Friday, June 20th at 2:32pm.  She weighed 8 lbs, 11oz and was 20 inches long.  

 We had a c-section scheduled for July 2nd but I had a feeling she wasn't going to wait that long.  My water broke early Friday morning and we headed into the hospital.  

 Katelyn was so excited about meeting her baby sister.  Noah wasn't quite so sure about it all.  (He's come around in the last couple of days though.)

 Of course Grammy and Papa had just headed up to Michigan for my cousin's wedding and they were kind enough to turn around and come home to stay with Katelyn and Noah while we were in the hospital.

 We have been very blessed by friends and family this week who have all loved and helped us a ton!
Grammy loves her new granddaughter.

 The proud big sister.

 Delivery and recovery have been much easier for me this time around and I am really thankful for that.  
 Lainey is such a sweet baby and we love her so much already.

 Daddy's having a good time with her already.

 After a few nights in the hospital we were pretty excited to head on home!

 Lainey slept through the whole thing.

 Katelyn just wants to sit and hold her and give her kisses.  I think this baby will be well loved on.

 She found her thumb.

Daddy and Lainey were enjoying some snuggle time.

We are home and resting.  Michael is off work all week.  Our friends that live here in our neighborhood have been picking Katelyn up each morning this week and taking her to VBS at our church with them so she didn't have to miss it.  

It's really nice to have the baby on the outside.  I'm thankful for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.  Onto the next chapter as a family of five...