Life With Our Boys

Since I actually had a wonderful nights' sleep (6 hours total when you add all of the little doses of sleep together! Yeah!), I thought that I would write a little update.

Life With Austin

It is definitely a huge adjustment bringing a newborn home from the hospital. You are immediately thrown into the sacrificial role of a parent as you learn to function on little sleep. I think that this time around my attitude and reaction to this sacrifice is so much better. I now realize that this period of time actually does go by very quickly and is well worth the sleepless nights. I was hopeful that Austin would not take after his big brother in the area of taking a long time for each feeding, but it seems that he might be a spitting image (oh my exuse my pun which you will see in a moment). When each feeding is met with the challenges of major spit up, major sleepiness (which I still cannot figure out how to combat...I have tried everything that I know of), a hatred for burping and the changing of the diaper which results in lots of crying, a need to go potty in the middle of a diaper change, and I think that is it. It makes for a very interesting time in the middle of the night! But that's ok...again, it is all worth it.

Life With Noah

One area that has been such a pleasant surprise is Noah's reaction to his little brother. I was a little afraid that he would not take to him so well in the beginning as anytime he would see me holding a baby in the past, it would result in jealousy. Thankfully, he has taken to Austin so well. He loves to hold his little brother (only on his terms though...when he is done, you better be ready to take Austin away right away), he loves to be my little helper in a lot of ways including burping his little brother. Don't worry, he is very gentle. Noah continues to be such fun at his age and loves to help his daddy outside as he does yard work. I attached a few pictures to show you what a big helper he is. He loves to put on his "globes" and work with his "shobel" beside daddy "fixin" everything that he sees.

I should probably stop right here as I have already written way too much! Enjoy the pictures!


Austin Is Here

This is just a quick one to get it started, there will be lots of pictures to come.

Austin David Neufeld was born on July 16 at 1:31pm. We weighed in at 7lbs 4oz and was 21 inches. It was a great delievery and Austin is a healthy. Mom and Austin are home now and we are going to have to get use to those sleepless nights.

Thank you for all your prayers.


Family Update

Before I knew it, a month had passed since our last blog entry. My how time flies! This past month has been all about getting ready for our new little one, Austin, to enter this world which could be literally at any moment. My doctor will induce me this Wednesday, July 16th, at 7am if I do not have him before and he said he would not be surprised if it did happen earlier as I have begun showing signs of beginning the birthing process. It is so strange to have this moment be so close, but we are so excited to add another personality to the family. We love our little Noah so much and can't wait to love another as well.

Since our last update, we celebrated Noah's 2nd birthday. He is such a big boy now. He actually blew out his candles on his own and tore through the wrapping paper this time…a marked difference from even Christmas. I am attaching some pictures from our fun little celebration. We celebrated about a week early as Gramie & Grampie were in town and we were lucky to also have family friends Mike & Mandi Sheppard, and our friends John, Brooke & Parker over as well to celebrate.

I just wanted to write a quick update. We will be updating our site once our new little one arrives!