Monday, February 28, 2011


There are certain milestones that a baby reaches in the first days of her life. One being the nap with Dad. I heard they're the best - I think she agrees.

There's also the first sponge bath at home. I heard they're not so great.

She agrees with this one too.

Isn't she a sweetheart??

Little Valentine

On Tuesday, February 22nd we said goodbye to the bump...

And hello to Audrey Luisa Valentine.

I started having contractions 6 am on Monday morning, we arrived at the hospital at 1 pm, and Audrey made her grand entrance at 6:45 the next morning. It was the longest day of our lives, but we're so happy to finally have her with us (and completely overwhelmed, but that comes with the territory).
Our first family picture, only minutes into her life.

When we were packing up to leave the hospital on Thursday, Chris said, "Ugh, I always said I wouldn't be that guy." "That Guy" being the dad who holds onto the car seat, girly wife bag, diaper bag, and anything else his hands can grab. Guess what, there's no getting around being "that guy".
We changed Audrey into some real clothes, bundled her into her snowsuit, and took her home.

It's a totally surreal experience to arrive at the hospital a twosome and leave it 3 days later as a family. We are going through all the motions - the lack of sleep, the worries over everything and nothing at all, and the joy that only a 7 pound person can bring.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Un-Birthday, Baby!

It's interesting that for 40 weeks I have been counting down to this day. And now it has passed just like any other ordinary Friday.

I suppose that means the real countdown begins...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Warm House!!

Progress is being made at the house. This past week, our electricity was basically
finished and (drumroll please...) we got insulation!!! It's green spray foam insulation and it looks really cool.

We're way happy that we will no longer be heating the cold winter sky - and thatwe're that much closer to putting up drywall. Yay!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

38 Weeks

Valentine Baby is almost on the way!! My due date is in 2 weeks, but if this baby is anything like its parents, punctuality won't be priority. For now, we'll play the waiting game.

And what better way to wait for a baby than playing with your sister's kids? Laci always wants to kiss "the baby" when she sees me. Isn't that the sweetest thing?