Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the zoo

AJ took off Friday so we could go to the zoo. I thought it would be ideal since school wasn't out yet and the weather was going to be perfect. However, I never thought that every school would be taking a field trip to the zoo on the same day. It was still a lot of fun but we were ready to go in to solitary confinement for a while after we left.

Have I mentioned how much I love my husband? He is Mr. Wonderful and it is so fun to see him as a dad. Ari is WAY in to him right now. Everything is all about daddy.

If they keep the bat exhibit for a while, it would be fun to get a picture each year of how much he has grown.

Evangeline slept the whole time and was happy being carried around.

She even slept while we picnicked. Ari loves the zoo and I think he would be happy going every day.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I hope Michelle Obama doesn't read this

I've never seen anything like this...

a big



I have to say it was a big hit with my firstborn...

and that it didn't last long.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2 weeks

Believe it or not we are alive and well. We are having technical difficulties with our electronics so there have been minimal updates.

Two weeks ago I was in the hospital just in awe of another miracle God has blessed us with. It seems that AJ and I have waited a long time for her and it's hard to imagine she is finally here. I am still in awe of her. Since Ari was an easy baby I had been mentally preparing myself for one that was the complete opposite. So far she has proven me wrong and is just as easy (if not easier). She eats and sleeps very well.

Her two week check up was yesterday and she seems to be growing very well. She is 9 lbs .5 oz in the 75% and 21 1/2'' long in the 90%. Nice and sturdy.

She has spent lots of time being loved on by Ari.

He asks to hold her frequently.

Even while riding in the car.

He helps me change her diapers and has even offered to feed her :)

We are in love all over again.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

how she fit

When I heard she was 8 lbs. 5 oz. I was in complete shock myself. To answer some of your questions as to how she fit, I didn't have a clue until I saw this picture.

Can you see the three crease marks on her belly? I'm no doctor but it appears she was folded in half! Even the nurse admitted she had never seen that before. Glad she was only a day late!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Some pictures...More to Follow!

Evangeline is our little 8 lbs 5.5 oz bundle of Joy!Ari is absolutely all smiles and loves kissing on his new baby sister!

Thanks to everyone for your prayers! God has truly blessed our family today!

Good Morning Precious Daughter!

Evangeline Christine Hillebrand
Born on 5/3/11 @ 8:49 am
8 lbs 5.5 oz
21 inches long

Healthy, Happy, Beautiful!

Angel is doing great!

Will post some pictures soon but haven't slept in 30+ hours!

We love you all!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm due!

I'm due today...but yet I still managed to make it in to work. I shouldn't be surprised at all seeing that Ari decided to come a week and a half late. I will find out tomorrow if I have been making any progress. I have contractions but they are few and far between and not painful. Nothing to get excited about.

On to more exciting news...we have the internet at home! Somehow I have still managed to not get any pictures up because of our computer situation at home. But we are working on getting that fixed so I can update more often.

Hopefully I will have an exciting update soon!