Tuesday, March 20, 2012

4 Months

4 Month Stats:

13lbs 12oz (50th percentile)

22 3/4in (10th percentile -- just like her brother!)

head 15 3/4in (35th percentile)

Princess, Adorable, Snuggly, Lovable, Giggly, Cooing, Precious beyond words (100th percentile)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sesame Street is brought to you today, by the number 3

What you would learn this month if you were to watch "a day in the life" starring Noah & McKenna Wolfe...


~ Is still 3, an I mean 3 to the fullest extent of that number...

~ Still attempting to get him on board with potty training. Grandma Wolfe tried a couple weekends ago and we gave it a try once at our house and it turns out, Noah is calling the shots and he's just not interested. And so, we wait...

~He is doing well napping and sleeping at night without the b-i-n-k-y, yes, we still spell it but he's pretty much forgotten that it exists. He had lost interst in his Chewie around the same time we took away the b-i-n-k-y, but he's back to loving Chewie now and has quit sucking his lower lip to soothe himself finally.

~He's trying new foods, finally, and has even taken a liking to some meats. Although we do bribe him with condiments to dip everything in, so that helps with the fastination, but hey, it makes the medicine go down so we roll with it.

~He can spell about five words now, including his name. He's really into drumming and rhythms and can make some percussion beats with his mouth that are pretty impressive.

~He's really starting to imagine and role play and make up stories which is super funny to listen to when he thinks no one is paying attention. And lots of times he ends up saying something like, "You make me crazy" or "I'm the boss, you go to sleep" or "Sit in time out, three minutes!" Not sure where he hears such things!

~He keeps asking me to build a snowman but there just aren't enough flakes on the ground. So much for his snowsuit this season. Now he's starting to ask when we can go swimming and I'm totally with him on that one, bring on summer!

~I watch him through the window when he is on his new Sunday School sometimes and he is usually sitting nicely at the table participating in the activity. I'm so proud of him!

~I lost my calculator the other day and it turned out he was taking his "number phone" for a ride in his tricycle, that thing is dangerous. We've found food and day old sippies in there, it's like he thinks he's a squirrel.

~He's really good at riding his biggie boy bike and I can't wait until he can ride it outside once the weather gets warmer.

~He has learned how to zip and upzip his coat, can dress and undress himself and brushes his teeth as often as he can get away with it, I'm pretty sure he just likes eating the training toothpaste.


~Is 3 months, and turning 3 months has definitely come with a new set of challenges for us and for her.

~She doesn't so much like her binky but won't always be patient enough to suck her thumb, so she tends to be in a state of frustration when trying to soothe herself.

~She naps on her belly downstairs, which is crazy because Noah always napped in his swing and with her, we've never even set it up. I do think, though, that it is causing her to not sleep well at night because she doesn't like sleeping on her back, she much prefers her belly now. And all because Mommy is so paranoid about her getting a flat head in the back like Noah did.

~She's going through a month-long growth spurt it seems. Our good sleeper is not such a good sleeper any longer and she still eats every 3 hours around the clock some days.

~She coos, razzes, giggles, belly laughs, is enamored by her big brother and has a smile that just lights up the world!

~She's still wearing 3 month clothes but is just about ready to start into some 6 month stuff.

~She rolled both ones one day and has not done it again yet.

~She holds her head up really well, sits up in the Bumbo, and loves playing on her tummy during tummy time.

~She can hold and grasp objects and get them up to her mouth so it's turning into a droolfest most days now.

It's exciting times at our house watching our two kiddos grow and discover and change...and it's also very exhausting times...we are truly blessed!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

1,2 & 3

1 Month

~9lbs 9oz (50th)

~20 1/2 in long (25th)

~14 1/2in head circumference (50th)

Went to visit the incredible doctor who delivered me in this adorable outfit

Mommy's work sent me a FedEx newborn giftset, too cute

My big brother loves me


Silly smile

First time at church...snoozefest...Daddy was preaching

First Bath in the big tub -- my brother has a strikingly similar picture

All better!

2 months

~11lbs 6oz (75th)

~21 1/2in long (25th)

~15in head circumference (50th)

Bumbo fun

Pretty Girl smiles

Love my pink robe

3 years


~38in tall (75th!!)

~19 3/4 in head circumference

Friday, November 11, 2011

Answered Prayer...

McKenna Dawn Wolfe

Born 11/2/11 @ 4:54pm

7lbs 1oz 19 3/4in long

Thank you to all who joined with me in prayer, the Lord heard and He answered, and now she's in our arms! Safe and sound and adorable as EVER!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

And so we wait...

40 week belly

So, I'm a goal-oriented person, and when a goal I had in mind has come and gone with no results, I'm left to wonder what to do next. I have been so focused on getting to October 30th that now that it has passed and I'm left still pregnant and unsure, coping with the next week or so seems like an impossible task.

I'm frustrated that my body isn't responding yet to the fact that it's time to be in labor, and I'm feeling like God is trying to teach me a lesson. I'm no go at relinquishing control and so I am sincerely hoping that this is His gentle way of reminding me who is in charge but that He has full intentions of creating a happy ending out of what has now become a stressful time for us.

Admittedly, after meeting with the Doctor today, I'm feeling about as hopeless and helpless about this delivery as if I had just received yet another negative pregnancy test. I feel like he was preparing me for the fact that something isn't right and something will go wrong and it isn't going to end on a happy note like it did with my first labor and delivery. Now, whether I'm reading into his words or not, I guess who really knows, but what I heard was not what I wanted to hear and I'm left feeling sad. I have chosen to go ahead and start my maternity leave, in hopes that I can spend the next few days focusing on what really matters and more on the situation at hand as we look expectantly toward the end of our time as a family of three and become a family of four.

I guess I will have to go on faith, which I don't have a great deal of most days, that everything is going to turn out fine. I will stop walking, and eating spicy foods, and making Tony massage my ankles and feet and give up all of the measures that are fun to joke about but not really practical for sending me into labor...and I will just have to become diligent about praying specifically for what I want for my baby girl. Other than that, I'm at a loss...we are both feeling at a complete loss and are desperate for some good news...


Dear Lord,

I pray that someway, somehow, despite what modern medicine says is possible, that my body begins to respond sometime in the next few days and goes into active labor on its own. I pray that I would not have to have a c-section and that I would not be faced with the possibility of McKenna not being born alive and healthy and thriving. I also pray that my labor would be short and easy inasmuch as it was with Noah. I give you full control because it's pretty apparent I'm not able to do anything to influence the situation any differently, but you can, and I just have to have faith that you will. I thank you that you have her perfect arrival date and time in mind and I thank you in advance for that promise to be carried through. We just want to hold her and know she is whole and here safe in our arms. You have given me a successful, full-term pregnancy, and some mommies I know that were due right around when I was did not end up with healthy babies to hold and snuggle and love on, and so I thank you for protecting our little one thusfar. I feel like we are not out of the woods yet and there are still risks to come between now and delivery time, and I ask that Your hand be over those possibilities and that they would be taken away.

Please guide the Dr's heart and mind that I see this Thursday so that some better answers and more encouraging news might be present at the appointment that puts me back in a better frame of mind. Please continue to watch over our Baby Girl, McKenna Dawn, we want her here safe and sound so badly.

In Jesus' Name I Pray,


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Pumpkins & Belly Pics

We carved pumpkins with Noah this past weekend, he wasn't really into the messy insides of the pumpkin like I thought he would be, but he still had a great time and Tony roasted up some pretty tasty pumpkin seeds afterward!


38 & 39 week Belly Pics -- McKenna

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Full Term, Yeah, Baby!

35 weeks

36 weeks

37 weeks