Saturday, September 27, 2008

2 weeks

Lillian is now two weeks old. I can't believe how fast it is going. I expected it to go faster this time, but wow! She has been really good so far. I can only think of 2 "bad" nights and 1 fussy day. I like to joke that if Jojo had been this good we would've had her sooner. Josiah has adjusted pretty well. Just the past few days has he been getting a little crazy on me. So we sent him to my mom's for a day away and he spent last night at Aunt Christine's. I'll post some pictures because she's just now opening her eyes up long enough to get a picture in. Speaking of pictures in you go to Amanda Elpers (link to the right) she put some of Lillian newborn pictures up on her blog. I look forward to everyone getting to meet her. The door is still open for visitors.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lillian Louise

We are so happy to announce that Lillian Louise Kissel is finally here. She was born yesterday, September 13, at 2:54 am. She weighed in at 6lb 12 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. So far she has been one sleepy baby. I think I've seen her awake for maybe 3 hours since she was born. I know that will all change the minute we walk through our door. Josiah was excited to meet his new sister. He new right away that she was a baby. We were all nicely surprised that he was gentle with her. It was a very special moment for all of our family to be together for the first time. We had a wonderful birth experience. It was pretty short and sweet. The contractions started out mild and about 2 minutes apart around 6pm. We left for the hospital around 11 and when I was checked at triage at the hospital at 12:00 I was dilated to 4.5 cm and 100% effaced. We made it to our room before I got in the labor tub I was at 7cm. When I got out of the tub after being in there for about 30 min or so I was to 9 1/2 cm. I labored a little longer then the doctor came in and broke my water. After about 5 contractions I asked what we were waiting for and the doc told me she was waiting for me to say I was ready. So I said it's time. I pushed during 2 contractions and then she was in this world. It was an amazing experience. Anyone that wants to come visit just give me a call. We will be going home tomorrow and I'll be off of work until the beginning of November. Of course, the invitaion stands beyond then also. I want to thank you for all of your support and prayers. We want to thank the Lord for blessing our family with a healthy beautiful daughter and sister.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Summertime Picture update

Anderson Orchard with Sophia
at the zoo
playing at Brandywine

Sunday, September 7, 2008

40 weeks

So we have reached out "official" due date. I have a feeling the day is going to come and go just as the days before have. It's ok with me though. I've been enjoying my days with Josiah and once Lillian arrives it will be chaos. We know that she will be here in the next 2 weeks without a doubt. Women don't stay preggo forever.
Josiah is becoming a really big boy. We went to the playground last night and he was running all around that thing like no one's business. He even went down a slide all by himself. I was about 50 feet away on a bench. It was one of the tube ones so he couldn't fall off the side, for those of you who I make nervous. He still has no concept that he is getting a sister. Although I did set up the baby swing in the living room and he likes to put his "baby" in it.
So I'll update as soon as the good news comes. Oh yeah, and let us not forget, "GO COLTS!!!!"