Sunday, August 21, 2011

The past 10 days.

How is it even possible that Hannah is over a week old already? Time.is.flying. I'm trying to soak her up, nap, and love on the rest of my family as much as possible. See ya in about 18 years, ha!
Here are a few pictures of our week.

The Sarah Bo is now sporting a pony tail.
The amount of cute in this girl is just over the top.


"Moses hold Hannah Grace?"


We have a swaddle free tummy sleeper.

The thing Sarah likes most about her little sister? The paci's, or "baht" as she calls them. Hannah could care less about the thing and Sarah takes every opportunity to snatch them up!

Moses just loves his littlest sister.
As of last Tuesday she was 9lbs 15oz. Holy smokes.
I wish I had more to share, but my time is so limited these days.. and best spent on snuggling three little cuties and their daddy. I know you all understand!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Moses sings the ABC's.

I can honestly say that I don't know where he learned this. I mean, sure, we sing the ABC's, but all of a sudden he just sings it all by himself. Have I mentioned that he also knows the entire Hebrew aleph-bet? And he can count to ten? And, and, and. I may need to go back to college before I'm ready to homeschool this little smarty pants!

video

(I missed the first part of his little ditty and he was not up for a repeat!)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hannah Grace Hayes

After the easiest labor I have had yet, and the hardest round of pushing our newest little lady emerged into this world. All 9lbs 12oz and 21 inches of her. She and mama are healthy and we are headed home tomorrow to let her meet her big brother and sister. Here are a few pictures from our day.
I could hardly believe how big she was!


What can compare to meeting your little one for the first time?
It never gets old.


Hannah's first bath.


Spending time with Nana. So glad she made it for the delivery!


Grandma Kat changing her diaper. I have a feeling there is more of this in your future, Grandma!


Sacked out with Aunt Susie.


Hanging out with Mama at 2 o'clock in the morning.
We're quickly becoming the best of friends.


Thank you all for your love and support, both as we anticipated her arrival and now that she has come. She has been born into such a loving family, and to friends who love us just as family. We are grateful for you, and thankful to God for another wonderful blessing.
Welcome to our family, Hannah Grace. You are just perfect.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hayes Happenings

Well, I have not been a good blogger. I've been too busy being grumpy, I think. This has not been my shining moment, folks. I think this season has served to highlight my deficiencies quite well thankyouverymuch.
My babies and my husband, however, are as wonderful as ever. I mean really. They are just such a delight.
Every Saturday we pack up and head to Berg Park.
The babies love it!
Gimme a pound, dawg.
She's such a homie.
I thought Moses was going to blow a gasket when we saw this fire truck on our walk. The fire department does white water training at Berg Park and this was Mo's lucky day!
And of course we are spending as much time outside as we can.
I swear she is having a good time.
I would like to take this opportunity to warn you all never to buy the off brand otterpops. The extra dollar really is worth it, in case you were wondering.
Babies + water = True love forever
Bonnie gave Moses this monkey for his birthday. It drinks milk, burps, hiccups, laughs.. oh and totally creeps me out. Moses, however, has suddenly become fascinated with the thing. He feeds it, burps it, then brings it to me to love one it. "Here, Mama, here!"
That's all from the Hayes family! Hopefully next time I will be introducing you all to #3!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The waiting.

Waiting for my babies to be born is not easy. I admit, it was easier with the first two. This time, however, I was certain that #3 would make his or her arrival well before my due date. I just knew it. Yeah, that just about sums up my "mother's intuition"! Ha! I had not been nervous about the arrival of #3 because I had planned everything out. I have meals ready, my pantry is stocked, the essentials are loaded up on, and I had plenty of help lined up... but it all hinged on #3 coming a bit early, at least on time. As my plans began to unravel so did I.. just a bit. I called the midwife to ask about scheduling an induction, but that isn't a possibility at this point so I have been forced to take a step back and think about who is in control of this whole thing in the first place. It's not me, surprise, surprise. I have wrestled with scripture, knowing that it says that we can ask for anything and it will be given to us, but Jesus also says "not my will but Yours be done". Yesterday it was as if I found a place for my heart to rest:

"Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, surely I have a delightful inheritance."
Psalm 16:5-6

I am not in control, but God is. Not only is he in control, but my lot is secure and so is my unborn child's. I was resting in knowing that I had help lined up for 6 weeks, but that is not God's plan this time around and his boundary lines for this pregnancy have fallen in pleasant places. I can smile at the future (Prov 31) because I rest in God's plan, not my own planning. Hallelujah.