Thursday, January 19, 2012

house and baby update

today Brighton turned 3 weeks old!!!!
she has already changed so so much...i can definitely tell she's chunking up a bit :)

here she is hanging out in a swing that we were able to buy thanks to some money sent by my Grammy and Granddaddy; Dave's Grandma; and Grandpa and Grandma Sonifrank

i forgot to post a picture of Brighton's baby blanket that Mom finished up while she was here...
thanks so much Mummsy!!!!

also, while Mom was here, we visited the house...
Mom warming her hands by our newly installed fire place :) so excited to relax and sit by the fire once we move in. It's one of the things i miss most about home. 

this is another picture from when Mom was here...demolition was still in progress. 

but now we are building back!!!! yay!!!!
this week Dave began drywalling, and when we get back, the painting will begin :)
 kitchen area

 our bedroom w/ a brand new walk in closet :)

 baby room...Brighton also gets a new closet :)

 new more rope to hang onto while descending into the basement lol

 living room

 entryway closet

entryway entrance :)
things are coming right along!!!
we are hoping to get moved in sometime around the end of february/beginning of march

and i'm off...leaving in 5 hours for home sweet virginia home :) so so so so excited!!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

can't get enough of this little munchkin!!!!

is she not the cutest thing ever!?!?!
thanks auntie autumn for the cute little bow clips :)

we love having dad come home over lunch!!!

i think he likes it too ;)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

16 days

birth announcement!!!!!

so excited to get these printed and sent out sometime soon!!!!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bump's first week at home :)

Yesterday my baby turned a week old!!! time already seems like it's flying by...

January 1

January 2

Mummsy came to visit!!! Dave drove 6.5 hours to pick her up from the airport in Thunder Bay, and then another 6.5 hours back here to Red Lake to be w/ Bump and me for a week :) it has been wonderful!!! she is taking such good care of us :)

nap time :)

January 3
all ready to go out on her 1st excursion...we went to a fabric store to pick out fabrics so that Mummsy could make a baby blanket for Brighton while she was here.

our stack :)

family picture!!! we couldn't get her to open her eyes, so we opened them for her :)

January 4

more nap time ;)

January 5

working on the baby blanket:

daddy's little girl :)

all fresh, clean, and bright-eyed after a bath :)

at this point, she's not all that fond of being wet :(

our one week old, little angel :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brighton Noel Sonifrank

our perfect little bump is here :)
we tried and tried to predict the day it would happen...3rd time is not the charm ;)
Brighton Noel Sonifrank surprised us on December 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm. she weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

the morning she was born i wasn't feeling the best (aka. i was going into labour and didn't realize it). dave and i got up late...around 9:00. we had just gotten back from a 5 hr. drive from winnipeg the night before. i was planning on getting stuff done that morning, but called my mom and talked to her for an hour instead :) we hung up right around 11:00. i messed around the house for the next 45 min. trying to get comfortable, and slowly realizing that i might be having a baby sometime in the not too distant future. about that time dave came home for lunch, and my contractions started getting painful. we started getting stuff together to go to the hospital and timed my contractions. they were roughly 2 min. apart and were lasting 20-30 seconds. we went to the hospital around 1:00 and i was 3 cm. dilated. i asked the doctor how much longer he thought it would be. he said for first-timers you can expect to dilate a centimeter an hour...i about freaked out!!!! i was pretty sure i would not be able to handle 7 more hours of what i was going through...especially since it was only going to get worse. around 2:00 i tried using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for the pain, but it didn't seem to do any good. about half an hour later i asked for drugs of some kind. the pain was worse than i ever imagined and i had absolutely no faith in myself to make it another 6 hrs. they said the doctor would have to check me the doctor came in, checked me, and said i was fully dilated!!!! none of this 6 more hours business :) i was allowed to push away :) i think i probably breathed the biggest sigh of relief in my life! at 2:50 the doctor broke my water and at 3:09 our little baby girl was born :)
one happy little family!!!

so happy to have her on the outside now :)

she already has his heart ;)

we spent 2 days at the hospital, and then it was home sweet home!!!

all packed up and ready to go

she has been such a good little baby and we are enjoying her to the fullest!!! God has truly blessed us far beyond what we could have ever imagined...all praise, glory and honor to Him alone for this beautiful and perfect little miracle!