Our Family

Our Family

Friday, December 23, 2011

Baby pics and stats..

Our precious bundle, Lucas Joel, has arrived.  He arrived at 11:35am on Wednesday, 21st of December, 2011 after induction.  It was 10 days before his due date and he weighed a whopping 10lb 10oz or 4.815kg! (His suspected large size was the main reason for induction - imagine I had gone full term!!)  We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for this wonderful blessing and love him to bits!

Here are some photos to share with you all:

As newborn, as newborn can be:

He came complete with fat rolls:

Kisses from Daddy to his son!

What a cutie:

In his car seat:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pre-baby Checklist....

How do you know when you have a new baby coming in the family...soon???  When you start trying to get a million things done as though it is the last chance you will ever, ever get in your life to do them...  Or maybe it's because it's been over 6 years since we have had a baby in this family, and I am just not so sure that I will be able to do anything else bar look after this little one, when it arrives, God willing!

Pre-Baby birth checklist:

1. Fit station wagon with some extra seats to properly accommodate our whole family once the baby is here.  CHECK.

2. Set up baby room.  CHECK.

3. Pack bags for hospital.  CHECK.

4.  Sew a bunch of bibs. CHECK......

5. Sew a couple of baby swaddling blankets.  CHECK.  I wanted a nice neutral baby colour, but it was either blue or pink.  Since I could not imagine a boy in pink, but I can do the girl in blue...blue it was!  And that's a doll, by the way.

6.  Colour hair and get a haircut.  CHECK......

 7.  Finish off a dress for Ashlyn using some left-over materials from another dress I sewed previously....


....  okay there is more but there is only one last thing I really want to check off....

8.  Get through labour.  UNCHECK!!!  If there is one thing that 6 years doesn't do, it's diminish the memory of labour!  And I still have to get through a few weeks of waddling and plodding around before I even to get through that part of the checklist...

Excitement, trepidation, joy, anticipation, nerves all rolled into one...