Sunday, March 15, 2009

I have pulled out a few pictures of Kyrie and Brielle out just to compare, and seriously can't tell who Lily looks like more. I've always thought that a mixture of both would be great, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see who this little character turns out to be, her own free spirit I'm sure.






Kyrie



















Brielle




Lily

Sunday, March 8, 2009

1 week

I know grammy Jan has been waiting patiently for a few more pictures, so please pardon my indulgences as I pretend to be a photographer. Amatuer or not, I think I got a couple of good shots











Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy 4th Brielle!







Little Brielle has just turned 4, and is no longer my little baby. She has been waiting for this day for 4 months, and counting down for at least the last month. I hope it was everything that she was expecting.



She decided that the perfect thing would be going to Chuck E. Cheese. And since little Lily was only a week old, I volunteered Kel to go with 7 little kids. Don't worry, he had some help from our saint-worthy neighbor friends. 250 tokens later, they came home for cake, ice cream and presents.


Kel's only comment afterward was "those kids were exhausting". I can only imagine. I was the one that had a two hour nap after the party...



Brielle didn't have many requests, but she did want to wear a princess party dress, and have a rainbow cake, easy enough, I'm glad she's still easy to please. She has been a little girl that has always known exactly what she's wanted. I hope that means she'll be more decisive that me!



I've enclosed a little clip of Brielle and Lily, I think it shows her personality perfectly. It was twice as long, but sadly wouldn't fit. Enjoy.



video

Sunday, March 1, 2009

happy house

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, she is finally here. I was resigned to the fact that I might be pregnant forever. With a due date in question, it was hard to anticipate or expect anything. We are just glad little Lily is safe.












7lbs 6oz
20 1/2 in
9:12 am
Friday, Feb 27th

I'm always amazed how these little ones make it here, safe and sound. I get comments all the time when people find out that I had a home birth how strong OR crazy I must be. And this time through, I have to admit I felt a little crazy. There were times when having drugs would have been real nice, but I wouldn't change anything. Life is nothing short of a miracle, and I'm happy to have been a part of it. Recovery has taken a little longer than I remember the last two taking, but don't worry I am taking full advantage of Kel being able to stay home and take care of us. He's doing a great job! I also have two other big helpers, Kyrie and Brielle have been a treasure. Yes, they have about destroyed the house, but are always willing to get whatever I need. And of course, they beg to hold the baby whenever they can. They get frustrated that she is always sleeping. I hope that lasts a little bit longer!