Monday, April 30, 2012

Newborn Photos

It's hard to believe that our sweet little newborn is turning a month old tomorrow.  I guess it's about time I post some of Levi's newborn photos before he celebrates his one month birthday.  :)

The hubs and I were really impressed with the quality of the newborn photos from the hospital.  With Abby, the photos were the standard up close, not so cute, baby mugshots.  But this time around, the photographer was skilled with taking photos of newborn babies.  The convenience of having the photos done right in our hospital room was definitely a bonus!!

We still would like to have more photos taken of both kids and plan to do that in the next few months! :)




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Catchin' Up

Yesterday was a beautiful day, a perfect day for a Mommy & Abby playdate at Hunsader Farms.  I knew Abby needed this special one on one time with me, but I don't think I realized how much I craved that alone time with her as well.  We had a blast swinging, chasing each other, taking goofy pictures (until Abby graciously told me to leave her alone), and feeding the animals at the petting zoo.  

In other news, Levi turned 3 weeks old yesterday!

Levi is one strong, little baby.  He is loving his tummy time and is always lifting his head to see the world around him.  He's a curious little boy! :)


Monday, April 23, 2012

Life With 2 :)

So it appears that the old to-do list isn't getting any shorter and it actually keeps getting longer.  Needless to say, blogging is lost somewhere on that list and I'm just not finding the time to keep up with it as much. I'm not giving up on it though.  Things will start to fall into place and I'll have some more time on my hands... eventually.

Life with two has been interesting and quite a challenge at times.  With the hubs being in Baltimore, it's been a big adjustment for all of us.  I'm trying to juggle finding time to spend with Abby and meeting the needs of a new baby (on not much sleep).  Abby is fighting for attention, which sometimes leads to acting out or not listening.  She's definitely Mommy's little helper (like we all thought she'd be) but sometimes it's a little overwhelming.

Thankfully I've had help from my parents and they've decided to stay until I head to Baltimore on May 4th.  I think know I would have lost my mind already if they hadn't chosen to stay here.  It's nice having them around to distract Abby, keep her entertained, or to just hold a crying baby.  Having company here during the ups and downs of this new journey has been a huge blessing.

I'll blog about Levi's birth story soon, but for now here are some pictures from our first few weeks at home.

First bath ...

... and first mohawk.  I couldn't resist.

Looks just like Abby did ...

2 weeks old :)

Abby loved finding her eggs Easter morning...

... and loved the goodies the Easter Bunny left her!

Sweet sister/brother time :)

Here I sit typing the rest of this blog post with one hand, while cuddling sweet Levi.  It was work to get this done today, but two diaper changes later, one wardrobe change (ahhh, boys....), and a lot of pacing and shhhh'ing, here we are.  Hopefully I'll check in again soon! 


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - "Levi Come!"

Abby's been asking ... and asking ... and asking ...
"Levi come?"

Well, he's finally here!

The excitement begins ...

... and a miracle is soon brought into this world.

Absolutely nothing like it and a true gift from God.

Welcome Levi Michael!
April 3, 2012
4:09 pm

7 pounds 8 ounces & 21 inches long

Abby is one PROUD sister ...

... and we are all feeling so blessed to add this sweet little boy to
our family. :)