Monday, October 19, 2009

Look Alikes...

Below are a few pictures of Kailey and Anna. YES, we know they look JUST ALIKE!!! I love it!

Top: Kailey

Bottom: Anna
Below: Kailey's Announcement Picture

Below: Sweet Anna Grace
We are so blessed to have TWO beautiful girls! I can't wait to see what fun the future holds!

Anna Grace

Our sweet Anna Grace arrived on October 8, 2009 at 10:00am. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has blonde/brown hair and blue eyes. She is absolutly perfect and has already touched our hearts in so many ways. She made a REALLY fast entrance... One minute I was just hanging out in the labor and delivery room and the next nurses are running around, Greg and my Mom are running down the hallway and the doctor is sweating when she arrives... 68 minutes of TOTAL labor and 2 pushes and our sweet baby girl was HERE!

Anna Grace is such a sweet baby. She is very calm and oh so sweet. She barely cries, and only does so when she is hungry. She is a GREAT sleeper (just like big sister Kailey) and doesn't like to be in a wet/dirty diaper for long. She really looks A LOT like her big sister, sometimes it catches me off guard when I look at Anna and see so much of Kailey in her.

I am recovering really well. I think this was actually an easier recovery than with Kailey, I really only had pain where my epidural was.

Big sister Kailey is really loving being a big sister. While we have had a few jealous moments, overall Kailey really loves to hug and kiss Anna. She is such a big helper and wants to help Mommy do everything... diapers, feeding, etc. And she is quick to remind us all that only "big girls like me" can have chocolate milk and m&m's.
We have had family in town for a couple of weeks now and boy has it been a HUGE help. I haven't been to the grocery strore in weeks thanks to my Mom and Greg's Mom and I think I might need to learn how to use the dishwasher and washing machine again. Our wonderful friends have been bringing by meals and that has also been a huge help! Thank You to everyone for your love and support. We can't wait for you to meet our sweet Anna Grace!!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

When Kailey was born...

It really feels like Kailey was JUST born yesterday! It is hard to believe that tomorrow (10/8/09) we will add another member to our family! Kailey has brought us so much joy and happiness, we are excited to see what this new member adds to our already blessed family!

Kailey was born on Wednesday, January 3, 2007. She was born at 12:18pm, weighed 8 lbs, 8.4 oz and was 21 inches long. That day will forever be etched in our minds and I am sure tomorrow will be added to one of those "never to forget" memories.

Kailey is so ready to be a big sister, she talks about baby sissy all the time and is constantly asking when she is going to come and live at our house! This morning I told her that sissy is going to come tomorrow and Kailey was SO HAPPY, she hugged my tummy and just kept telling sissy how much she loves her! It was so beautiful and touching!

As I reflect back today on when Kailey was born I can't help but think how very special Kailey is and how she has made our lives so much better! She is truely a blessing and gift from God! I am both sad and happy to be making this transition from one to two kids, but from what I hear after baby #2 is here it is hard to even remember what it was like to only have one!

Below are a few pictures from when Kailey Louise was born, oh what a special day that was...

Tomorrow is THE day...

Well, the day has come for baby girl to make her debut! We will be heading to the hospital at 5am for an induction! Please pray for a safe and easy delivery!!! Stay tuned for details of baby girls arrival!!!