Saturday, May 15, 2010

Madison Joyce Kunasek

She is HERE!!!! Madison Joyce Kunasek was born on May 13th, 2010 at 6:05am! She weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 20 1/4 inches long...and she is BEAUTIFUL!!!

The labor and delivery went well and VERY fast...a total of 3 hours LOL!!!! And I am proud to say that I endured the whole thing with NO epidural! (Of course, there was NO time for the epidural so I didn't really have a choice, but I still did it!) The entire experience was so different then with Aiden, but it was just as incredible. She has been a great baby so far and we are just head over heals in love with her. She looks different than Aiden in many ways, but there are times I think they look very much the same. We will see as the days and months go on who she starts to look most like, but I am holding out hope that she looks more like me =-)

We were able to come home the day after she was born. Aiden came to the hospital with Nathan's mom so he could "help" bring sister home. Everytime he would see her, he got a big smile and couldn't wait to get closer. We went home as a family which was very important to me and Aiden enjoyed being part of the process. When we got home, he was very happy to have "sissy at Aiden's house" but when asked if he wanted to stay home with us or go stay at grandma's again, he opted to go back to grandma's LOL! It wasn't that he was upset, but just that he REALLY likes it at grandma's house!!! =-)

Heading home! Aiden kept a close watch to make sure Madison was okay =-)
Big Brother and Little Sister home together =-)

We are all happy to be home and settling in well! Madison has been eating and sleeping great and both Nathan and I are feeling good and rested...ready to be parents of two!!! Thank you everyone for your love and support through the pregnancy and these first couple of days home...WE LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just hanging out

Not too much excitement in the Kunasek house lately...a couple of false labors and lots of playdates but otherwise pretty quiet around here. I am 38 weeks and patiently (for the most part) waiting for Madison's arrival. We have been talking to Aiden a lot getting him ready for her arrival...mostly getting him familiar with the idea that she will be a person living in the house just like Mommy, Daddy and Aiden. He still tells us that "sissy come to Aiden's house" but he seems ok with it =-) He has been very cautious with my ever growing belly and will randomly remind me that "sissy Mady is in there".

We have had some very nice weather lately which has been great for getting energy out of a 2 year old!! Lots of park visits with friends have allowed me to get a little exercise. When we have rainy days, we will lay low and watch movies. Aiden will now ask to watch specific movies and will usually sit and watch most of it with little distractions. This has really helped me to keep the house in order in case labor hits which I LOVE!

Nathan has been working quite a bit lately. Otherwise, he is doing the same old, same old...working on the yard, house and his fish tank =-)

Aiden has been speaking a LOT lately. Some days he seems to talk in complete sentences for the entire day which will blow Nathan and I away. Plus, he will bring up topics he wants to talk about or tell you about all the things he did that day (even if we just did them!) I finally got a video of him talking a little bit before he wanted to see the camera. Hopefully you can hear it well enough.

Hopefully my next post is to introduce Madison!! =-)