Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Little Baby Welder

Just a quick post (even though my mind has been racing and creating posts nonstop...but other duties must come first) to let you know we welcomed Miss Lily Marie into the world on June 21 at 12:22 pm.  Our beautiful baby girl weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz and was 19 inches long.  
Thanks for checking in and for all the well wishes.  The only words I can think of to describe these last few days are "full of love."  We are so blessed. 
Oh, and my sister did my hair if you are interested in achieving a similar look.  She just might have time to fit in some hairstyling on the side.  Lily said her aunt does pick out the best bows.  And Mr. Welder did his own hair...Weld House Hairstyling? 

And now I am getting my cue that it's lunchtime :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Only Thing Missing Is A Lily

The baby shower post should come before this one, but it looks like it will be a tad more lengthy and so the mommy-to-be gets to bed at a better hour than the previous nights, this post made more sense. I know, I know.  I am supposed to be getting rest.  And tonight is the night.

 Lily's room is shaping up.  The main thing we need now is Lily.  We are past the two week mark until our due date so any day now our family will be expanding and hopefully mommy will start shrinking :)   I will add that pregnancy has not been bad for me.  I am very thankful for that.

Many preparations have been made over the last few months.
As you can begin to see, we loaded up on goodies at the baby shower thanks to our wonderful family and friends.
The storage caddy and tricycle were both garage sale finds we could not pass up at $10 each.  Our fourth grade teacher sewed the "Jesus Loves the Little Children" picture.  It's perfect.  The sweet cross is from Mr. Welder's brother's family.
This little hoodie once said "Marie" until Grandma added "Lily".

The diaper pail is an old water cooler I scored at Canton.
A basket of toys and a princess piggy bank from Aunt Heather and Uncle Johnnie.
The doll was Lily's Aunt Mel's when she was a little girl and the blanket and pillow were handmade by Lily's Grammie.  The elephant was a baby shower decoration, which was really cute so I promise to post about it one of these days.

Another shower decoration that now decorates Lily's room.

The quilt was handmade by Grammie.  The pink blanket was crocheted by a sweet friend and Aunt Heather had the polka dot blanket personalized. 

So much thought and kindness has been given.  We truly are blessed.  Now we pray and wait for a safe, healthy delivery of our little girl.
(A sneak peek from a future fishing post)
I had a talk with this stork and tried to make a deal of flying Lily in, but apparently it doesn't really work that way.  Any extra prayers you can send our way are appreciated :)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Not Missing Any Fishing

We've been doing quite a bit of fishing (or book reading) and boating lately.  I think the father-to-be is trying to get in as much as he can before a sweet baby takes over his life.  A Barbie fishing pole and life jacket wait in her closet but it will be a while before they are not bigger than she is. 
I thought I would put together a post of some of the outings we had earlier this spring.
This one was close, right across the street.
Nice catch!
It's such a pretty place.

This trip was also right across the street except the boat came along this time.
A visit from the horses.
Another nice catch!
A Bobcat
This excursion was a little further to Lake Waco.  It was a really windy day, so Mr. Welder decided to tie the boat and his reading wife to the edge of the bank while he did some fishing from this peninsula area.
A beautiful (but windy) day.

Daisy and I use these opportunities to rest and get ready for Lily's arrival.  It's rather enjoyable and relaxing. 

This post brings me to the end of the photos I have downloaded and ready to post.  Even though I am behind, I have been taking pictures and am determined to get around to sharing.  Coming attractions are more fishing, landscaping/garden updates, Lily's room update, a new entry gate, and a baby shower to name a few. 

Thanks for hanging around and not giving up on me :)