Saturday, December 26, 2009

It's a girl!

Avery Dayle made her way into the world on Tuesday, December 22nd. She weighed 9 pounds 12 ounces, and was 21 and 1/2 inches long.

And we were fortunate enough to be able to come home on Christmas Eve, so we were able to spend Christmas together as a family.
We're all very much in love with her, including her big brother Logan. He always has to know what she is up to, and is always willing to give out a kiss or two or ten. He's such a great big brother.

So we're just adjusting to life with a newborn again, which so far hasn't been too bad. A bit sleepy, but all worth it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

7 more days

And we are so very ready! Logan and I are going to bake some cookies tonight and we'll officially be done with the to-do list.

We dressed Logan up for his Christmas program at church:

We ourselves got dressed up for the company holiday party, and I swear we did have an okay time, despite the look on Richard's face :)

We made a gingerbread train, okay we put a train together, bought one of those nice pre-made kits. Worked out fairly well, although I'm pretty sure we won't be eating it.

And we visited with Santa:

So the Gustafson house is ready for baby #2, just as long as it waits until Friday. Everyone asks if I think I'll go earlier than my scheduled C, and honestly I'm not really sure. I never really went into labor on my own with Logan, or I guess I kind of did but didn't really notice. So I'm not sure I'll notice an early signs.
Why Friday you ask, because my husbands stupid boss decided, that even after he promised me he wouldn't, to send him 3 hours away to work for the week. He left this morning to work up near Chicago. Luckily the guy he's working with understands and they're going to work their butts off and get done early. So baby just has to wait until daddy gets home :)
Richard's brother Nathan will be on Friday from Hawaii. He's in the Navy stationed out there, and we only see him about once a year. And my other sister Joanna, will be in hopefully sometime this weekend as well (as long as she gets her butt in gear and figures out how she's going to get here:))
So this will be Logan's last weekend as an only child, so we're going to try to spend the whole weekend with just him, even if we don't do anything exciting. If I'm feeling okay, we might venture down to Christmas at the zoo for a little bit, but we're not making any big plans.
So the next blog entry you read will be pictures of our beautiful new addition!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One more....

Only one more doctor visit before the big day! Wow, I cannot believe how fast time as gone. Even these last few weeks, everyone says how slow they go, but not for me, time is flying by. Two weeks from today (unless I go early) we'll be holding our new little bundle of joy.

And we're pretty much ready around the house too. Maybe just some cleaning before hand. I had thought maybe I'd throw together some freezer meals before hand, but if I don't get to it oh well.

We finished putting up the Christmas tree last night, just a few little decorations here and there to put up. I think this weekend we'll make a few batches of cookies and we have a gingerbread train to put together. Shopping is done, so other than wrapping presents, I think we're all set.

I'm starting to get a little anxious/nervous about once the baby is actually here, we're ready household wise. But it's been awhile since we've had a baby around, and so much has happened since Logan was born, I hope its just like riding a bike and it all comes back quickly.

But we're all excited to meet the new little one, so stay tuned for any news :)