Monday, June 30, 2014

Asa's Quilt.

My mom had been hand quilting for a while now. She started making us graduation present quilts, then wedding quilts, and now we get baby quilts. We love them so much! She calls these her 'heirloom' quilts since she hand quilts them and they take such a long time and lots of hours to make. Plus we will have them forever. 

She now machine quilts as well, but we cherish all the hours and prayers over this  quilt and over our sweet boy while quilting his quilt!! 

Here is Asa's quilt! 




You can see she quilted arrows and deer prints in the borders. Perfect for our little 'bear'! (We call him Asa Bear a lot since his middle name is Barret. Plus he growls and grunts a lot too!)



We've used it to play on a couple times!! I'm sure we get tons of use out of it! 

Thank you mom!! 

As a side note, I would link to her blog where she posts all her quilts, but don't know how to from my phone. Sorry!


Saturday, June 28, 2014

One Month.

Time is flying by here. I cannot believe my baby is a month old!! My life has completely changed this past month. I feel like I'm on an extended vacation. I'm totally enjoying being a stay at home mom, soaking up every second of time with this kid. 


This month we took our new born photos. This is just a sneak peek. I will post the pics once I get them back. This was just a quick shot I took during our session. 


And we got published! My dad's good friend writes an article in the Livestock Weekly. He mentioned our sweet bundle in the June 5 issue. 


We are super alert and love looking around at everything!! 


We celebrated Dad's first Father's day! 


Got dressed up a few times! 




And slept a bit!





Now we're a month old!! Such a Big boy!!


12 pounds, 1 ounce and 23 inches long!! Growing like a weed!! 


Here's to many more happy months!! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Brand New!!

I know I'm late on this, but I will try and keep my blog updated! 

My mom came and stayed 4 or 5 days when Asa was first born. It was so nice to have her here to take care of us. And it was nice to not have to cook for a few days. Plus to have someone here for advice when I wasn't sure what to do! 

Oh new motherhood!!

Since she left I've had a couple of moments that I've called her crying not knowing what to do, but now I think I'm learning him a little bit better!! 

Here's a few pics of the past couple of weeks! 









This is how daddy left us in our crib. Covered by our burp cloth!! Silly daddy!  

The days fly by!! Two months old today! 


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Log pillow.

I pinned a picture of a log pillow a while back thinking, "That's so cute. I could do that!" So now I have made that a reality!! Finally took the time to make it. 
Plus Asa likes to sleep on his side some. This way I have something to prop him up with other then a rolled up blanket!! Much cuter!! 




I'm very pleased with how it turned out!! 

And this is what my little man was doing while I was sewing!



Conked out!! He pulls his feet up under him as well!! So adorable! 
I think he looks so big and long in this picture. 

Happy 2 weeks!! 

Mandie

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Asa Barret McIlroy.

Just a quick little update. 7 days after we expected him and perfect as can be!! We are so in love. 

Asa was born on Sunday, May 25, 2014 @ 1:53 a.m. 
9 pounds 2 ounces
21 1/2 inches long
He is a little Bobby! 


 
My heart is so full!! 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nursery.

I finally took time to take more photos of the nursery. I have it pretty much how I want it! I've added a few things this past week or two and now it's complete. I'm sure along the way it will get rearranged some, due to how we need, but I'm very pleased!

So, without further ado...

View from door.
Love how his little reading/ play area turned out!



Closet. Plum full of diapers! And clothes and toys!

This deer cut out has been sitting on the porch for a couple of year!
We made a little stand for it! It is perfect for his room!

We got a glider, too! I definitely think that that was a great decision!

Had to kinda hide the basket of blankets! It is overflowing!

Even though we are still waiting on a quilt from mom, his little crib is perfect!
The little felt animals my sister made are so cute! Plus I love how the board turned out!

I kept this extra rocking chair in here in case dad wants to sit in here with us!
He'll probably want to steal the glider though!

And there you have it! Asa's room all ready for him!

Week 40.

This is the week that I have been waiting for for 9 months. It is kinda weird to see that it is May 18th on the calendar. I've probably said that date 1000 times in the past 9 months. And it came and went. Even though I am so ready to meet my little boy, I know that it was God's timing that got him in here and it will be God's timing getting him out! His timing is perfect isn't it! That always seems apparent after the fact. It is sometimes hard to have faith during when you don't know really what to expect or when to expect it, but after the fact I always look back and say, "God, you sure know what you're doing!" I know God has the perfect birthday in mind for Asa!


We are at 40 weeks as of yesterday and just still waiting on him. My doctor and I agree that we will let him cook as long as he needs.... up to 42 weeks. I sure hope that he doesn't need to cook that much longer, but we both don't want to induce until it's necessary. I'm very pleased with my doctor and that what she is not pushing me to induce!

Here's to 9 months prego!!

Have a good Monday!

Mandie!