Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I thought I would go back and catch up on 2013 before 2014 started flying by. Here is a picture of me and the kids on Thanksgiving. I didn't do any maternity photos this time so I figured I should document my bump with the kiddos. We thought Haven was going to arrive all weekend long.  She had other plans though.

Thankfully she didn't decide to be a Christmas baby. It was lovely waking up this 10 day old face on Christmas morning. I got this outfit on ebay. Unisex green since I didn't' know who would wear it. She looks so cute in it but sadly it's already almost too small. 

Ezra in the best Christmas picture ever. Ezra the Elf anyone?

Thankfully even with a newborn we were able to make our favorite monkey muffins. Our own Christmas morning tradition. 

A picture of all three cuddling up. She kind of shrank up in the middle of them.

Emerson couldn't keep her hands off of her. That sweet face. 

Since Haven was so little we stayed in for some girl time. AKA a cheesy christmas movie and a nap. But, we managed to get in one selfie. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Haven 1 Month Old

This past month has flown by. I had a hard time capturing a good one month picture of Haven. She hates being naked, so it was tough to have a non-crying picture in her diapers. I couldn't even get the giraffe set-up but I guess it'll have to work! So here is what I've learned about Haven in her first month.

1. She really doesn't like to be cold. Unfortunate for a baby born in winter.
2. As a result she hasn't been a fan of bath time. 
3. She's a loud baby. A serious set of lungs.
4. Although she can be fussy when awake she is a great sleeper.

She weighed in at 9 lb 2.5 oz (50th %) and 21.7 inches long (75th %) at her one month check-up, up over a pound in two weeks. In the last few days since she turned one month she has had a lot more pleasant awake time, and has also shown a few smiles. The other night when she woke up I said her name and she flashed the biggest grin. Adorable. All the sudden she looks fuller and less newborn like too. I forgot how fun it is to dress a little girl so of course I ooh and ahh over everything she wears. Since she is a big spitter we have plenty of opportunity for wardrobe changes. She's been the object of affection of her brother and sister. Emerson can't get enough, and Ezra loves her until she spits up and he is totally grossed out. 

Here is our picture mishap.  Hopefully she'll be sturdier next month. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's a girl!

It's a girl! Haven Elizabeth arrived December 14th, coming in at 6 lb 11 oz and 19.5 inches. We are thrilled to add another little girl to our family. As you can see by the delay in posting we are still adjusting to life as a family of five. I'll post a birth story when I can. 

Family shot before leaving the birth center. We remembered our camera this time!

Here is little miss on the day we brought her home. Couldn't you just eat her up?