19 August 2008

one week

Lucy McKenna Guthe our sweet 3rd addition is a week old today!
Oh how time flies...one week pregnant approaching our due date seemed like eternity....a week with a new baby has evaporated before our eyes!
Our days have been the definition of crazy! sleep deprived and bouncing from feeding one little hungry birdie to the next one...then diaper changes for the youngest 2. . . outfit changes by 'princess' lilli {at least 5-6 a day; usually involves at least 3 princess dresses} then repeat!
I finally had 2 seconds today to snap some photos. {my mom is here chasing Liam}
I've had some mommy-guilt of not catching more 'moments'. . I know right...we're in a no mommy-guilt-allowed zone. . . nonetheless life is happening before our eyes...!!!
so I made the most of about 20 minutes and shot around 175 photos...here's a sampling {smile}

my sweet babies!

18 August 2008

so in love

the last several days have been such a sweet blessing!
a slice outside of reality. . . in so many ways!
snuggling a new baby....{at all hours}
watching lillian and liam love on lucy
us being loved on by friends and family...
a play in the sprinkler!!!

our first shot of the 3 guthe babies....we sang happy birthday to Lucy with a mini cupcake!

Liam's first glimpse of Lucy!

13 August 2008

and then there were '5' !!!

oh please get this baby out!!
i mean really; is this gown hot or what
Lucy McKenna Guthe
arrived 5:27pm August 12, 2008
8 pounds 4 oz 20.5inches

happy, healthy and YUMMY

we'll post more photos & her arrival later..for now....just a peek

it was an amazing very surreal day welcoming our 3rd addition into the world.

we are extremely blessed and grateful for God's sweet tiny new gift to our family!

12 August 2008

is THIS it....or is this IT...no maybe now

false labor....a bittersweet torturous event

you'd think by the 3rd baby i KNOW when it was labor.....
only one BIG false alarm...calling in the 'recruits' . . . we've yet to make a trip to the hospital

every book will tell you that each pregnancy & labor is different...and there's no 'recipe' for labor starting

Lillian arrived 13 days past her due date. . . .I was induced....never experienced 'normal' contractions; Liam came on his own.....on his due date... labor started at dinner one night and didn't halt!!!

since this past Thursday every night I've have 2-3+hours of regular contractions....
its a twisted game of guessing, wondering, anticipation and dull pain. . . so the routine ensues....eat something, change positions, take a shower, lay down, drink a bottle of water..sit back down...still contracting??? the motto is if its real...they become longer, stronger, closer together

so now what..its 5:24a.m. I've pretty much been awake all night...I went through the 'routine'. . . . still contracting.....
I've emailed everyone I needed to, searched every possible unnecessary baby item on ebay, caught up on all my facebook and blog stalking, watched non primetime olympics, and tried to rest...impossible

....so I'm blogging....sorry no photos...
hoping that really, maybe this IS it...maybe I'll miss my 9am dr appointment and be visiting with my nurses while enjoying the intoxicating joy of epidural heaven...
that contraction was definitely epidural worthy!!

maybe just maybe this IS it! only one way to find out..hurry up and wait!
{happy baby thoughts}