Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Introducing Kie Matthew Allen

Our long-awaited Kie was born April 27, 2010 at 5:50 p.m. weighing 8lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long. Our hearts are overflowing with gratefulness to God for the way that He so perfectly orchestrated the makeup of our family. The labor & delivery experience with Kie was certainly different than it was with Kati Ann. I was so blessed to labor 1/2 the time with a caring nurse & doctor that served as my cheerleaders as I delivered our little guy.
Kati Ann got to meet her new little brother within about 30 minutes of his arrival and just like Daddy and Momma fell immediately in love. She is thrilled to have a brother and can't wait to "take him home."

His hair isn't really as red as it looks in this picture the light makes it look red (in fact, its more blonde)

Momma's "Other" Man

Daddy's Little Man

Kati Ann's very own "real" baby

Daddy, Momma & Kie

My Sweet Nurse, Stephanie, that took such good care of me and loved on me all day.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thomas' Birthday Party

Kati Ann & I were able to go to Thomas' birthday party on a Sunday afternoon because I started my maternity leave at noon today. Usually, we're unable to do anything on Sunday afternoons because Jared & I are both working but what a treat. Kati Ann had an absolute blast. When it was time to open presents, Kati Ann sat down next to Mae (Thomas' little sister) in the stroller and the 2 of them watched him open his presents. It was so fun to see Kati Ann running all over the park with her friends having so much fun. It is such a treat to watch her grow up and interact with other kids. She of course adores Thomas so it was an extra special treat to get to play him.