Friday, March 25, 2011

so thankful..

we are so thankful for this sweet face:) this is what you get when you pray and pray for a bald baby:) although, i have fallen in love with this sweet, hairy little head!

i could kiss those sweet lips all day long!
her big sisters and brother can't get enough of her kisses either! i actually have to tell them to STOP loving on her so much:) adalyn is already a week old, and it has gone by too fast!! i want to savor every little moment! she is such a sweet baby, i cannot say it enough! she is a great eater, sleeper, pooper and snuggler:) we wouldn't change anything about her!

ella kate has been asking alot of questions about babies lately. for instance, she wants to know how adalyn came out of my belly, and she wants to know why she can't make milk for her baby dolls, and why does adalyn not have any teeth, and why is her poop yellow?? i try to keep it as simple as possible, and if that doesn't work then i tell her to go ask her daddy:)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Guess who is here....

our sweet adalyn grace was born saturday march 19, 8:12pm and weighed 7lb 2oz:)

she is the SWEETEST babyi LOVE this pic! this was taken right when my mom and sister brought ella kate, josiah and miley to the hospital to see me and the baby for the first time. they were SO excited:)proud big brotherella kate is a natural:)miley could kiss her baby sister all day!i love how they are all 4 smiling:)we are so blessed!we got home from the hospital this afternoon and everyone seems to be adjusting well! the kids LOVE adalyn and are constantly kissing her, brushing her hair, squeezing her sweet feet, shoving a passy in her mouth... you name it! i dont think there is another baby alive who has been loved on as much as our sweet adalyn:) they can't keep their hands off of her!!

we were discharged from the hospital yesterday and when we got home, it was close to the kid's naptime. ella kate was so upset that she wasn't going to get to play with the baby, so i told her that she could hold her and love on her as soon as she woke up. with big eyes, ella kate asked me, "how long is she gonna stay here?" i told her that she is going to live here with us forever, and as soon as i did, ella kate started jumping up and down squealing with delight:) apparently, she thought that adalyn was gonna have to go back to the hospital!

ella kate, josiah and miley were thrilled to see a "chicken" in our yard letting people know that we had a baby. (it's really just a stork!!)

Monday, March 14, 2011

my view from here..

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

daddy's panties:)

ok.. so it is no secret that i am BIG right now:) i have reached the point in pregnancy where i want absolutely NOTHING touching me (clothes wise). so typically, if we are home, i am wearing a sports bra and bill's boxers. (now, if we are going out in public, i will wearing something a little more conservative... but usually i am not happy about it! ha!) ella kate looked at me the other day while i was wearing my 'pregnancy uniform' and said, "momma... why do you wear daddy's panties EVERYDAY?? do you only like to wear your panties to church??" :)
and also, you know you watch a lot of the food network when your 3 and 4 year olds walk by the magazine aisle at the grocery store and yell, "hey! there's rachael ray!! and barefoot contessa!! and paula deen!! and jade's mom! (giada de laurentis)" haha:) they begged for me to buy that food network magazine, but lately i have NOT had the desire to cook... so we just watch someone else cook on tv:)

Monday, March 7, 2011

been busy..

well folks... i feel like our baby girl will be here soon and we are SO excited:) ella kate and josiah ask everyday how much longer til they can hold her!! i can't wait:) the past 2-3 days, i have had pretty constant contractions every 7 minutes. but they don't get any closer or any harder.. so it is a bit frustrating. i did this a whole week before i had miley, but i am trying my best to tie up all loose ends here at home just in case adalyn decides to come now!!
for any of you that know me during pregnancy, you know that i LOVE and crave raw baby carrots. i have with all 4 babies.. can't seem to eat them enough during those 9 months! well, the other day in the car ella kate hollered from the back seat, "hey mom!! i just saw some carrots!!" (on a billboard were some fresh long carrots with the green leaves still attached.) then she said, "you LOVE carrots!! oh wait... never mind! you don't like the big carrots that grow on a farm, you like the little ones that grow in the fridge!!" :)
miley has been super nosey with all the new baby stuff! she loves looking at the tiny diapers and pacifiers:) it is sweet to watch but i have to keep my eyes on her, because she has snuck into the baby's room several times and gone through her 'already packed for the hospital' diaper bag and pulled everything out! i found adalyn's lovey and rattle downstairs in miley's bed and at any given moment, i can find one of miley's babydolls laying in adalyn's vibrating bouncy seat with the batteries wasting away:) she also likes to try out the pacifiers and bottles that we have already bought. this morning i saw her walking around with a passy in her mouth and a bottle in her hand:) i can already tell that she will be such a big "helper" :)
lately, josiah has been more outspoken than he usually is. he is quick to correct both miley and ella kate if they are being disobedient! last night, we loaded up in the car to go and get what my kids call a "fire subway". (firehouse sub) they LOVE them!! miley was getting antsy waiting on bill to bring the sandwiches out to the car so she started whining. alot. josiah looked at her and said, "miley, you gots to be patient and sweet wike jesus, ok? daddy is getting your fire subway wight now!!" or if one of the girls forgets their manners, josiah (mr. manner police) will be the first to correct them and say, "we don't say 'yeah' to momma, we say yes ma'am!!" :)