|family of three!|
July 21, 2013
July 19, 2013
ruby kay is such a sweet baby. she has been sleeping so well (typically only one night feeding), and each day its gets easier being a mama. she loves her pacifier, and nurses well (and often!). she rarely cries and only gets fussy ever so often. even in these short ten days, we already feel like she is changing so much! if you haven't noticed, ruby kay has captured our hearts.
July 13, 2013
on july 9th, benjamin and i welcomed a beautiful girl into our family, and named her Ruby Kay. our little one's name was chosen after ben's great grandmother ruby, and both of our moms: judy kay and susan kay. she arrived via emergency c-section, and weighed 8 lbs and 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
we are head over heals for our ruby kay, and have spent the past 4 days cuddling and getting to know our sweet girl. both sets of grandparents have been here to visit too, and we have been blown away by the support and encouragement of our friends and family.
July 8, 2013
my dad arrived this past saturday, and we decided to welcome him to arkansas with a trip to the rodeo! ben and i went last year with friends, so it was fun to see it all again. saturday was the final night of the rodeo, so we were able to see the best of the best.
July 6, 2013
here are a few pictures of my favorite pieces of art!
|this man was really creepy until we realized that he wasn't real!|
|ben with dolly, by andy warhol.|
my dad arrives today, and we are thrilled for the addition of his company. originally, we had thought that this visit would be to meet our baby- but now he will hopefully be able to experience the birth of our little one. our fingers are crossed! :)
July 5, 2013
the fourth came before our baby, so we decided to still celebrate america's birthday! it also just happens to be ben's favorite holiday, ever. ben, my mom, and i packed up and headed to west fork, ar to enjoy the sun, creek, and good ol' arkansas.
|the boys played catch while the burgers were on the grill|
since my mom arrived this past thursday, we have been walking non-stop lately. since we are overdue, our doctor recommended walking- since it supposedly rocks the baby down into position. well, we have taken the doctors advice!
our latest walk was around mount sequoyah, which overlooks fayetteville. we walked all over the methodist conference grounds, and took in some pretty views! here are a few pictures we took while we "power walked".
|hello 40 week baby bump!|
July 4, 2013
since my mom arrived, we have been on a strict schedule- enjoy time together, and prepare for baby seiler's big arrival! on saturday we took my mom to our local farmers market to get a good walk in and to enjoy our fun town.
here are a few pictures from our morning together. the fun thing about my mom is that she too has a blog, and did a very similar post here: http://mikeandjudy.blogspot.com/2013/07/farmers-market.html
|an almost 40 week baby bump!|
|my sweet mom purchased a bouquet of summer flowers in celebration of my last day of work. they are beautiful!|
|arkansas strawberry lemonade from arsagas|
|blackberries for a 4th of July pie!|