Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lydia is Here!

Lydia Kyrie Gillum is in our arms. Yay! She was born at 5:30 a.m. on October 26, 2011 weighing in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. and with 19 inches long. This makes her exactly 2 years and 12 hours and 29 minutes younger than Karis her sister. She is already nursing and sleeping great. We pray this continues. She has a head full of jet-black hair and looks a lot like Karis, but unique in her own way. We are leaving the hospital tomorrow morning. Right now we are enjoying the peace and quiet because Grandmommy is at home with Karis.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Waiting is a Lesson in Patience

Here it is today, Oct. 22, technically my due date was yesterday. This little girl does not want to come out to our crazy world. She wants to stay in the warmth and cozy belly of mine. I am keeping busy with baking. However, I should be using this time to write papers and read. I can't sit that still. Praise the Lord for Karis, again, because she is the best at keeping me occupied. Our little (big) family has been spending a lot of time together since we'd already cleared the calendar for 24hour newborn care. So that's been fun. Yesterday I made K's birthday cake and put it in the freezer for whenever we actually get to celebrate. I really don't want them to have the same birthday, but I don't really have a say.

Please pray for a healthy delivery and a healthy baby girl! You'll know when she arrives...

The picture- K helped herself to the frig and tried to pour herself a cup of milk.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Swim Class

This was taken after only a few classes. Now she is much more brave. She looks forward to swim class and gets so excited when it's finally time to go.