Happy Birthday Pac Man

My *baby* turned 7 yesterday!!!! Hard to believe he was once the newborn love of my life! Now he’s the big kid love of my life!!!He is still in LOVE with whales (and wants to be a whale trainer), thus his Shamu cake…I found his new music curriculum!!! He got Wii Music, and it is awesome!!! Super fun and he’ll learn a thing or 2…or 3!!!My big baby and my little baby…

Never too young…

My dear friend Shannon gave Ladybug her first *girly* books, including this one, That’s Not My Fairy. We were all excited–we’ve never had any of those! Today Pac asked if he could read to her while he snuggled her, of COURSE I said YES!!! It was absolutely precious and just made my heart swell to watch…He even helped her touch the special parts of the book…Can you tell he’s just a tiny bit in love???

Tot School ~ BIG Brother!!!!

~Krash is currently 34 months old~

We are SO happy to say that Krash is THRILLED with his new sister!!! We weren’t sure how he would react, but he has blown away any expectations we had. His response was adorable, these photos only capture a bit of his enthusiasm!!! He didn’t get to visit her in the hospital because he was a bit sick, so this is the first time he had met her!!! He immediately went upstairs and got his beloved blankee and gave it to her!!!!!!! I got tears in my eyes when I saw him do that, he LOVES that blankee and doesn’t go anywhere without it. It was the best way he knew to say, “I love you.”

He was so gentle touching her and holding her…He tried to entertain her…He even brought her one of his (bedtime) papis, we then gave him a pink one and he was so happy to give it to her…He’s had a few “I am not the baby anymore” moments, but they have actually been really cute and sweet. He is expressing himself in a way that is healthy and we are trying to respond with tons of love for him. I actually can’t wait to have a “date” with just K, I miss him the most, as it was so hard for me to be with him a lot when I was sick.We are so incredibly blessed, in SO many ways. Thanks to all of you who prayed for our family, and for our precious baby girl-who by the way is the most perfect baby :).

If you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new…

If you’ve never read this: Go HERE 1st for more details- please do!!! Then if you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to Mr Linky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email-links to homepages will automatically be deleted).

New: when you add your name(blog name) to Mr. Linky will you put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (34 mos)? I think this will help new readers a lot as they look for ideas for their specific aged tot!

If you are unsure of how to add your direct link to Mr Linky-I added a tutorial with photos here, scroll down to see it!

She is HOME!!!

Our little angel is all better! She was disconnected from everything, discharged to the well-baby nursery, slept in our room with us last night and came HOME with us today!!!! She is breastfeeding like a champ and we are all doing well! Thanks for your many supportive comments and prayers, we are SO blessed!

Here’s a few photos from today…

She’s Here!

Our little *Ladybug* is here! She was born on 4/14 at 2:33pm, weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz. She was sent straight to the NICU because of breathing problems and she is still there. Things are looking up though–way up. She has already had her breathing tube down her throat removed as well as her central lines through her belly button. She has an IV in her foot and a little tube in her nose right now. It was a hard first 24 hours but our faith got us through and is getting us through. She is a trooper and is reacting well to all of the treatments.

One of my biggest concerns was her not breastfeeding and us having trouble. I am happy to say she nursed the last 2 feedings!!!! I am SO happy about this!

She has to make it to the 48 hour mark, which is tomorrow afternoon, and then hopefully she will be transferred to the well-baby nursery and then get to go home with us on Friday-that’s our prayer!

Here’s a few photos from our first days with her…