Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thanksgiving plans were rearranged a bit this year. The plan was to have thanksgiving at our house so I wouldn't have to travel anywhere with a newborn. I just wasn't expecting to go that over due and have a not even one week old baby by the time Thanksgiving rolled around.

I wasn't up to having 30+ people around ALL day while still trying to figure out so much new mom stuff.
The family decided to have the gathering at my sisters church here in town and then come over to our house for a couple of hours to do the gift exchange and family picture. That worked out quite well :). Brandon's family came over and brought a Thanksgiving meal earlier in the day-which was manageable. It was wonderful being able to celebrate with both families that day and for everyone to meet our little man.
Looking forward already to next Thanksgiving!

Our little man has been growing and growing. He is now over 11 pounds and doing well despite having a cold. :(

We love having every day to hang out with him, He is just so much fun!!

We got some cute pictures of Isaiah and Chloe together wearing their "I am special, I was born at home" t-shirts that our midwives gave us. :) So very cute!

Isaiah has impressed us from day one with how strong he is. He can hold his head up so easily most times and he loves to push himself up into a standing position when we are holding him. He is incredibly strong for being 5 weeks old.(6 weeks old tomorrow!!).

He LOVES to smile and I feel like he would love laughing as well if he could do it when he wants. He smiles SO hard sometimes that I feel like it's his way of laughing for now. It's darling.
That being said, you can almost always find Brandon and I making funny faces or saying funny thins to just see him smile. I can't get enough of him!

Brandon was gone for two weeks( two weeks ago)...he had training for his job in CO and ND. We missed him soooo much while he was gone!!

And I feel like Isaiah changed a TON while he was gone. He started smiling a lot while he was I couldn't wait for Brandon to get home so he could see all the cute things he was doing.
 We are so happy he is home now. Things just seem so much more complete.

Tomorrow Isaiah will be SIX weeks old. I can't believe it!!! When people kept saying "it goes by so fast! Enjoy it!" they weren't kidding in the LEAST! Boy. I hope it doesn't keep going by at this pace.
He has already changed sooo much.
(most of these pictures are 2-3 weeks old now!!)
Hopefully I will post soon with more "updated" pictures! We have lots!

Have a most wonderful New Year!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Just wanted to let you all know that I will be making some changes with this blog pretty soon...

I found out today that I can't upload any more pictures to my blog because I have met the limit of 1 GB of photo storage! Crazy. But I am not going to pay $2.49 every month just so I can keep posting pictures on blogger. WordPress lets you have 3GB's for free...and there are ways to transfer everything from this current blog to a WordPress blog.

I know this will probably mean loosing alot of followers etc-therefore I am posting this now so you all have a heads up and can be looking for a post on the new blog link.
I just can't do an all word blog :) I have to be able to post pictures :)

Hopefully I will have this all figured out soon!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Isaiah Tyler Lay was born on November 16th at 6:30 pm :)

It's hard to believe that two whole weeks have passed with this little guy that we get to call our own! He is seriously just so precious! The Lord has blessed us with an incredibly easy child and he has his daddy's disposition that Brandon had when he was born. Sooo relaxed and chill.

We had a very successful and wonderful homebirth. Don't think I could have it any other way next time. It was just so relaxed and peaceful the whole time. No bright lights or strange people. Just my two midwives and Brandon.

The whole labor was only 6 1/2 hours long. Pretty fast for a first time mom- which I was not expecting. Everyone always said for a first time mom expect to go overdue and to have a long labor. Well, I was almost two weeks over due but labor was short!

We had company the morning of the 16th and as soon as they left the contractions started back at 2-3 minutes apart! I had been experiencing plenty of contractions during three previous nights but the labor always fizzled out by morning. But these started out so intense and close together I was almost in denial about his being the real thing since it was in the middle of the day! Thank goodness for Brandon who WASN'T in denial and called the midwives:)

At one point I wondered if the midwives were going to miss the birth. It just seemed to be going too fast! But they obviously made it in plenty of time and in time to start my IV for the GBS. I only had to have one dose :)

To spare everyone all the details (if you want them I can email you :)) a few hours later I pushed a beautiful, big baby out! I was the first one to know it was a boy :)
The labor was seriously not as bad as I thought it would be. I can't even remember what a contraction feels like now. Crazy how that is.

Our midwives were able to go home by 9:30 that night. A short day for them :). Isaiah wound up sleeping the entire night-while I couldn't sleep! That has changed now :)

We are all doing well and loving being a family of three. Brandon was able to take an entire week off of work which was sooo nice and it went by way too fast. Not looking forward to this coming week when he will be gone on a business trip the whole week :/
 I have a feeling blogging is not going to be very frequent. It's kinda time consuming  typing with just one hand while feeding a baby :) and when he isn't eating I have way too much other stuff to do :) but ill try keeping up!

Til next time!