Sunday, August 29, 2010

Already Loved Beyond Measure

Maxwell Joseph
7 lb 7 oz 19.5 inches
Already Loved Beyond Measure

After nearly four miserable weeks of pregnancy our baby Max arrived very easily. We checked into the hospital around 4:30 pm. An epidural and five hours later I pushed through two contractions and our little man was in my arms!!

We absolutely love Dr England - he is amazing.

My mom and sisters joined us for the delivery. And my dad was put on Stella Duty at home. As soon as Max arrived my dad brought Stella to the hospital to meet her baby brother... but she was too tired to wake up and meet him... but we did get in some quality cuddle time.

(I can't believe we have two kids!!)
Papa with Maxwell

Baby Max just minutes old

Father and Son
The final day I was in the hospital I was in a lot of pain. Max had already been discharged so he and daddy had some quality bonding time all day and night while mommy slept.
The next morning Stella came wide eyed to meet her little brother.
She absolutely LOVES him!! She calls him "my little baby" and always checks to make sure he is doing okay.

Bright eyed boy
Less than five minutes old

Mimi and Max
Daddy and Max
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Proud Parents

Its Official...... she is potty trianed!
(and we could not be more proud)
Good Job Stella Boo!!
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thanks Mom

I've been on bed rest for the past few weeks. Our baby boy was thinking he wanted to come into this world early and my doctor was thinking that was not a good idea. So I've been down for a few weeks... if you can call it that. I've been laying in my bed finishing up work (40-50 hrs a week from my laptop) so that when he does decide to arrive i would not be stressed with work.

Well work is nearly done and our sweet baby boy is still cookin inside of me. I'm officially 37 weeks now and the doctor is not as concerned with keeping the baby in. He'll likely be healthy and developed now when he decides to come. The past few week and a half we went to the hospital 3 times to be monitored and medicated to stop my contractions... and it worked every time!

I just wanted to thank my wonderful angel of a mother who has taken on way more than she deserves! She's taken Stella for me nearly everyday (while keeping my neice and nephew as well), kept my laundry clean, folded and put away (i don't even do that!), kept the dishes done, the floors swept, the bathrooms cleaned, and picked up the phone every time i wanted to talk to her. She's been over in the middle of the night so we can make hospital runs. I don't know what I would do without my mom.. she is an absolute angel. She's the ONLY person that Stella may love more than me! I love you mom - I don't know how you do it all!

Thank you also to everyone else who has taken Stella on the fly, brought us food and loved us.

We love you ALL!! We have the most amazing family and friends!

I'm officially dilated to a 4. Contracting, contracting and contracting more. Our baby boy will be here before we know it!

Standby for adorable pictures of our little man.... any day now!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I can't believe that she's old enough for preschool!
They always say kids grow up too fast... I'm starting to believe it!
All smiles as she anticipates her first big day of school.

Daddy, Mama and Stella outside of the school
Playground fun.. everything is just her size.

Stella with her teacher Miss Charlotte
We love you so much Miss Stella! You are going to do amazing in preschool!!
mom & dad