Sunday, December 12, 2010

Maya Kate Rodee

Well our little one finally arrived!! And just in time Dr. decided he was going to schedule his family christmas vacation to Hawaii right when I was due! So the plan was to either do everything we could to have her before he left, or just PRAY that she didn't come while he was gone. Needless to say I was pretty stressed about it. So the week before he left I ate spicy food, went for a lot of walks, scrubbed the floors, did lots of laundry...anything I could think of! I went into labor Thursday night and Maya Kate Rodee joined our family at 7:05am Friday, December 3rd. She weighed in at 6lbs 10oz and was 18 in long. She's just a little peanut! She is so beautiful and such a great baby! She is so content and patient and such a great snuggler!!! (Oh and just a little side note, my father in law, who graciously stayed with the girls Thursday night, did their hair that morning. Just wanted to put that out there!) My labor was very easy and recovery has been so fast. It's been SO awesome to have my mom here. She was in the delivery room with us and it was such a great experience to have her there. She's been a lifesaver since we've been home. I don't know how I'm going to do it once she leaves! Christian has been really great too about getting up in the night when I need him. It's going to be a big adjustment having 3 kids but we're just SO excited Maya is finally here! The girls love her so much. Especially Eden. She could sit and hold her for hours. She just talks to her and loves on her. It's so cute! Ella loves her too but is only interested in loving her, every now and then! She's super gentle with her though and gives her kisses every time she passes her. I feel so blessed to have 3 beautiful, healthy girls to call my own. I love them so much, and I'm so grateful for the chance to be their mom. Maya, we love you so much. We're so lucky to have you!

My AWESOME sister in law took these beautiful pictures of Maya! Thank you SO much Brittney!!! And my other AWESOME sister made the blanket in the pictures. I have such talented family!