Sunday, November 28, 2010

Someone new at our house...

Sadie Mac got a new baby doll and her name is Molly. We thought it was hilarious that she is a smidge bigger (and for sure "thicker") than Noah. He is doing great and growing oz. by oz! We had to go back a week after we left the hospital and he had gained 10 oz in one week so he was up to 4 lbs and 13.5 oz!! He's making a go for the 5 lb. mark and we're thankful. He's a great sleeper and a big time eater when he's awake! We're so thankful for this little blessing and addition to our family. Sadie Mac loves him so much and loves to have him hold her finger.

She went to church today and a friend asked her if there was someone new at her house and she answered with a "YES!" The friend asked, "Well, is it a boy or a girl?" Sadie said, "A girl." Then my friend said, "What's her name?" Sadie answered, "Molly." So it seems she is a little more impressed with her baby doll than her little brother.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Noah's Story

Watching and waiting for Noah was one where we all had great expectations! When we woke up and went to our doctor's appointment on Monday, November 8th... we had no idea that night we'd have our second child and finally know that "it" was a he!!
During my 37 week appointment, the doctor noted that the baby seemed small and so after an ultrasound and some fetal monitoring, the doctor saw that his heart rate would drop every few minutes and then go back up. They decided to admit me to the hospital for further monitoring. As I was checking in, Stephen said, "Maybe we should go ahead and finalize the name!!" After a little more monitoring of the baby's heartbeat and seeing that his heartbeat continued to drop, my doctor decided to induce labor around 3 pm that afternoon.
Our little guy came storming into the world at 8:25 pm with a knot in his umbilical cord and a few other complications that showed us how the Lord was watching over him. The nurses were calling him "miracle baby" and the doctor said that the timing of my appointment was amazing because potentially if I had gone in 24 hours later, he could have been still-born. We are so thankful and amazed that all is well with our little bundle weighing 4 pounds and 1 oz. at birth and gaining oz. by oz.
Thanks for joining us on the journey!

Telling Sadie Mac that she had a brother, so she could announce it to the family who was in the waiting room

Sporting her "big sister" sticker

Little brother

All 4 pounds 1 ounce of him, safe in daddy's arm

Little guy resting soundly

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's a... BOY!

Noah Welton Rhyne came into the world this Monday, November 8th at 8:25 pm. He weighed a hefty 4 lbs and (almost) 1 oz (1.8kg)!! We feel so blessed and thankful for his safe arrival and are praising God for His goodness and hand on our little guy.

Our prayer for him as he goes through this world is:

And the Lord will guide you continually
and satisfy your desire in scorched places
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters do not fail.
Isaiah 58:11

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fall with old and new Friends...

Several weeks ago we had some friends come up to spend the weekend. It was a special time because we have both had daughters since we've seen each other! Rylee and Sadie Mac because friends very quickly... well, both learning to share and take turns, but what kid doesn't have to learn that? ;-) We had a great time just hanging out and catching up. We also went to a fall festival where we saw lots of crafts and the making of homemade apple cider... it was delicious! Sadie Mac was excited to make her new friend who also shares a love for Dora!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Halloween!

This past weekend we celebrated with cousins and family the fun of dressing up in costumes and gathering candy from neighbors! It was a fun Halloween for us all! Every time we'd leave a house, Sadie Mac would shout out with sheer excitement, "MORE CANDY!!!" The excitement of dressing up was a bit much for her and I couldn't get my perfect picture... but these are still great for memories of our little Minnie Mouse!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin Carving Fun

It's that time of year and we are enjoying the cool weather, pumpkin patches, and making Jack 'O Lanterns! This past week my mom, sister, brother, and family came over for the making of the great 2010 Pumpkin! We had a great time and here are a few pics from the night! (Gray, Heather and family... we missed you!!!!)

And finally, the profile pic of the pumpkin growing in my belly!

The final projects (a little blurry!)