Monday, December 22, 2008

More pictures!!

Bella is doing really good and sleeping pretty good. You forget how much they sleep and how hard it is to wake them up to eat! I just forgot all of that, but oh how I have been reminded! Bella seems like she is a content baby so far so hopefully that will not change much! It has been a sweet time just having her hear this time of year! What a precious gift from God! Matt and I feel so blessed to be the parents of 2 beautiful and sweet little girls!!

Aweet big sis! She has just been amazing and is so sweet and precious!!
AND, very silly!!
It is amazing how big Alyssa seems to me now! She is such a big girl and it makes me so sad!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pictures as promised!!

Our Beautiful Bella Grace! 7lbs. 8 oz. 20 inches
Born at 1:05 pm
December 17, 2008

This picture was right after she had her first bath! Alyssa picked out her red bow!!

Me and my 2 little girls! Alyssa was not sure what to think at this point!!

She looks sooo much like alyssa did! She also looks like a little chunk, and she really isn't!!

We had a good night last night with Bella and Alyssa. Alyssa loves "her baby" and had done extremely well adjusting. We had just prayed that she would be prepared and love her little sister, and she does! God took care of that whole situation! It is wild having 2 around here. Especially at dinner time!! It has been a very relaxing day for us and we are praying for another good night tonight!

Friday, December 19, 2008

We are Home!

We are home from the hospital with little Bella Grace and Alyssa is on her way here now! It was such a great experience and we are all doing well. I will post more details later tonight, but I have to get to a feeding appointment!!!

She was 7lbs 8 oz. What a whopper. She is now 7lbs even and just the most beautiful little girl. She is doing great and we are just loving her addition!

Pictures coming tonight...stay tuned!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Over crowded...

Due to the Hospital being over crowded, we are being induced on Wednesday morning instead of Tomorrow. It feels good to have a date and a time. We will go in at 7am on Wednesday and get this show on the road. I will have Matt update the blog and let you all know when Bella Grace has made her arrival! I would appreciate your prayers during this time! We are getting excited and ready to see her and have her with us for the Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Timing is Everything...

So we are still waiting on little miss Bella Grace to make her grand entrance, but in the mean time, I have been sicker than a dog. Yep, 9 months pregnant and the stomach virus. So much fun don't ya think. I was up all night on Tuesday with that I thought was contraction and it turned out to be a stomach virus that is still trying to hang on and suck out every bit of energy that I have in my body! I have not been able to eat for the past 3 days so I am trying to keep enough fluids down to remain hydrated. That is hard for me because I am not one to drink during the day. I hardly ever have anything to drink throughout the day unless I am eating a meal and then sometimes I still don't have one. So, it has been a rough couple of days. I was just praying she wouldn't come in the midst of all that because there is no way I could have done it. Well, I guess I could have but would not have wanted to! I still feel really weak and tired and just lack the energy that feel I need to go through labor. I would really appreciate your prayers during this time. I could use an extra boost of energy and just to feel back to normal. Thanks you all! We will continue to keep you posted!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Any day...

We are packed and ready to head to the hospital at any time! We went to the Doctor today and everything that needs to happen for her to come has happened! Now we are just waiting on her!
If for some reason I have not had her on my own by Monday, my doctor said that he would induce on Tuesday! So we know the latest that she will be here is Tuesday Dec. 16th. We are getting excited and just ready! I would love to go on my own this time just to see if it is a different experience, but we will just have to see!
I am trusting the Lord and his perfect timing through all of this! I am really wanting to control this situation with Christmas and all the places that we need and want to be, but I know it is all in his hands and I am trusting in that!

Wish me luck! If anything happens, Matt or I one will update and let you all know!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We took Alyssa to the square on Friday night and she had a ball. She has been every year, but this year she was really excited to see the lights and really knew what was going on. It was so much fun for Matt and I to see her face light up as she walked around looking at everything in amazement! We are so blessed to have such a sweet hearted child! Here are a few pictures from our evening!

This first picture is Alyssa on the pony! She got right up there and rode that little thing and it was the cutest! She looked so big on that pony and it just made me so sad to see how grown up she is!

So we are working on her smile! She thinks this is the way she is supposed to smile! We have our work cut out for us!!

Alyssa and mommy waiting for our pizza at Tim's on the square! Yummy stuff!

This is her pretty smile she says! I must agree!!:)

She was just in amazement!
Hopefully my next post will be of a new little baby! We are keeping our fingers crossed!! Please say a prayer for us these next few days and weeks! I am nervous!!

Bella Grace...

We are waiting the arrival of Bella Grace. We can't believe that she is almost here. The dr. is saying any day! I have learned that does not mean much, but still remaining hopeful! I would love for her to come on her own, but I am also ok with an induction. I want to control this situation so badly with the Holidays, and plan her arrival to the day, but I am trusting the Lord and his perfect timing!

Alyssa is getting excited and has named all her babies Bella. She talks about her sister all the time and tells everyone about her. That makes me smile and helps me with the situation too. I find myself wanting to hang on to everything she does because I know it is no longer going to be just the 3 of us. Matt says I act like Alyssa is leaving, but I guess being home with her everyday makes it a little different. I know she is going to be a great big sister and I pray for her daily that she will adjust well!

As for now, this is all I really have! We did take Alyssa to the square this past weekend so I will have some pictures to post of that very soon! Maybe tonight! I am a pro at two posts in one day and then not another one for a year!