Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Family of 4

On February 16, 2012 we welcomed Thomas Jack McKeeby II
8 pounds 13 ounces
21.5 inches
and the sweetest, chubbiest little body

Big sister is great. Every morning she runs in yelling "brother" and gives him big kisses. She plays with his toes while I feed him and gets all his diaper stuff ready for changing. Every time Joel and I are doing something, Mai sits by him and turns his bouncer on tickling his toes and talking to him. She is unbelievable sweet :)

Baby Thomas is a great eater and has developed some good sleep habits already, letting mom get some rest at night. Mommy loves how soft and squeezable is little body is and can't seem to hold and kiss him enough. He has the calmest demeanor and lets very little bother him.

We are all enjoying being home and spending so much time together. We are so lucky!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

40 weeks and ready for Baby T

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Awaiting Baby Thomas

Our days as a family of 3 are winding down and I feel so incredible fortunate to be blessed with such an amazing family and a beautiful life. Joel has been incredible supportive of my needs/wishes and that allowed me to take the 1.5 off before Baby T comes. Mailande and I have had so much fun spending time together. With other recent changes, I was a little hesitant about giving up the paycheck, but the memories we've made the past 1.5 weeks have been well worth more than any paycheck DCPS could pay me. We've enjoyed snuggling, the zoo, the art museum, art projects, dance contests, walks, cooking, and seeing various friends and family.

We are so excited to welcome our little man, whenever he is ready to come. 3 days until his due date and we are looking forward to all the changes we have ahead of us :)

In lieu of a picture, here is a list of new things Mailande has been working on:
1. ABCs....Mai can say almost the entire alphabet (minus about 2-3 letters each time)
2. She can count from 1-10 (although she prefers 2, 3, 6, 9)
3. Mailande loves naming colors. Mommies favorite is Lello (yellow) and Mai's new favorite color is purple
4. Mai has gotten really good at naming all her friends and family and is not nearly as shy as she had been. She has finally taken to her Uncle Tommy and Mattie and loves to play with them and talk about them.
5. Mai can't go to sleep at night/naptime unless she reads Goodnight Moon and can say Goodnight to all her friends and family-so sweet- and she even remembers to name the dogs and cats

Saturday, February 4, 2012

(tempoary) Stay at home mom

Mai and I are having so much fun doing all the things we don't normally get to do while mommy is at work. Having so much fun painting, coloring, eating, drawing, sliding, swinging, dancing, biking, walking, shopping, and snuggling with my sweet baby girl. She'll be a big sister in no time and mom will be tooooooooo tired!

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Foxes

Ma and Randy come to visit!