Thursday, July 30, 2009

Avery Carrington Brandt has arrived!

Avery Carrington Brandt, born July 28, 2009 at 9:21am weighing 7lbs. 14ozs. & 21 inches long - the exact same size as big sister Maylen was! Mom and baby are doing great, everyone came home Wednesday and are working to adjust to the new schedule.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Day at the Park

Chris and Maylen fed the baby ducks. . . Aunt Kate and Erin watched and tried not to get pooped on.
Maylen and Aunt Kate

The matching was not planned . . . I literally have 3 outfits left in my closet that fit . . .and by "fit", I mean are appropriate for public view. Don't even ask what I'm going to wear to the office this week.

Really . . .the skirt just happens to bring it all together, that belly is HUGE!!!

The weather was beautiful this morning, but as lunchtime came it was definitely hot - Maylen hitched a ride and complained that "Daddy's head is wet!" HEY, then step off sunshine, I could really use someone to carry me about now [read: very evil Mommy thought].

The Nursery

The baby will be sleeping in our room for the first month or so. I borrowed this vintage cradle from my Aunt Connie and found a cottage quilt with scallop-edging that I re-cut and sewed into cradle bedding. Let's hope she likes a cradle more than Maylen did, otherwise I spent a lot of energy on something that will never get used.

Maylen moved into her new room in early April and so we had to paint and buy new bedding. This isn't quite the finished product, we had to move it around to fit her pink kitchen and other important big sister items.
So, here is the baby's nursery, not much changed from when Maylen was in this room, but some may not have to see us, so here's a little peek. I love the different shades of blue . . .I did not love painting them, and I highly doubt I will love the job of painting over them when we have to sell this house.

Maylen officially moved to her new "big girl" room in early April.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Countdown Begins

Baby Brandt is due to arrive within the next 2 weeks . . .which honestly feels like an eternity at moments and MUCH too soon at others. Chris is convinced I will be having the baby after my due date, I'm really hoping he's wrong.

It's a delicate balance between trying to enjoy our last days as a family of three and dealing with my impatience with being pregnant. I've been feeling really good these last few weeks, work and running after a two year old has been a great distraction. Unfortunately, the last few days have brought the anxious feeling of just wanting to know when this baby is going to come!

Maylen was born at 37 weeks, 6 days - which is most likely why the impatience has set in at 38 weeks. Chris has an important project finishing up at work this week - topping it off would be the overnight trip for work planned for the 24th and 25th. . . he's really pushing the envelope this time around. Let's just hope the new addition gives us plenty of notice when she decides to join us.