Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday September 26th, 2011

Yesterday was a great day for Tracen.  Thanks to Candi, we were able to take a day trip to southern Alberta and Tracen met all his great grandparents.

First stop was Raymond, and Grandma Andersons.

It was nice that he got to see her where all my memories of her are, at her house before she moves.  

Mom was there helping her move and we were able to get a 4-generation shot.

Next stop in Raymond was Nana's (Luke's grandma's).  She cuddled Tracen right to sleep.

She looked over him and admired his ears that lay flat to his head... something she never experienced with her boys

Then it was off to Picture Butte where we surprised Grandma and Grandpa.  Candi had told them we she was coming but not that I was with her.  

Grandma fed us and took care of Tracen while we ate

Tomorrow Tracen will be 3 weeks old.  He might just be getting cuter everyday.

Thanks again Candi!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2 weeks old

Look who is already 2 whole weeks old.  Time sure is flying by!

He had a check-up yesterday with the midwives and he passed all the tests and weighs 8 lbs 12 oz, so he has almost gained a whole pound!!

He continues to sleep good and obviously by his weight gain, he eats good.  And we just can't get enough of him. 

He sure loves his Daddy

 And this picture i just think is cute!

Perhaps in honor of his 2 week milestone he has outgrown his newborn diapers.  the size 1 looks so big on him.  

And this is us today... i just love cuddles from him.

Friday, September 16, 2011

First Bath

Tracen's cord fell out yesterday and we decided to give him a bath.  
i'd say he sure enjoyed it.  
And he loved the rub down of lotion afterwards.  

I don't think i know how lucky i am that i have a baby that is so mild tempered, his cries are few and far between... at least so far, and i hope they stay that way.

Luke's First Day of Work

Luke had a successful first day at work on Wednesday, and was so happy to come home to party with our week old baby... i'm so lucky to be surrounded by such good looking guys!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1 Week Old

I can't believe Tracen is already 1 week old.

I don't know if it has been the lack of sleep, or the hours spent staring at him, but the week seems to have flown by

This little guy already seems to be so much bigger, more aware and cuter

we got to spend a good chunk of the day with Grandma and Grandpa, Candi and Erika, and Tracen finally got to meet his Auntie in Saskatchewan, and two of his cousins - Angie, Meika and Tyken via facetime

And today was Luke's first day at his new job at Crescent Point Energy.  We sure missed having him around all day to hang out with us, but we are SO proud of him and his new job!
I can't believe

Monday, September 12, 2011

Due Date

I opened my email this morning and i had my weekly emails from babycenter in there saying I was 40 weeks today. 

Today is Tracen's due date.

It was this day that i have spent everyday (minus the past 5) for the past 8+ months looking forward to. 

I must say i am pretty happy to be looking at this today, and not still waiting with a pregnant belly

Is it possible to  love anything more that i love this little babe?  Not so.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This week we have had the privilege of welcoming

Tracen Luke

into the world

He took his first breath on Wednesday September 7th at 1:14pm 

He weighed in at 7 lbs and 14 oz
 and is 21 and 1/4 inches long

He has been very happy soaking up the sun, sleeping, eating and pooping.  

He is perfect (10 fingers, and 10 toes etc.) and we (probably mostly me) is happy to not be waiting for his arrival anymore and that he decided to come a few days before his due date. 

It is amazing how much love we've been enjoying and just how cute everything Tracen does is.

Friday, September 2, 2011

things are cuter small

After a whirlwind wedding weekend (Cassandra, Luke's sister got married) or actually more like a week, things have finally gotten to a point where we can really start to get ready for baby to come. 

 Luke put together the crib that he slept in as a baby... and i helped (?) by taking pictures. 

and then organizing the changing area... 

After an AMAZING baby shower (post to come) i feel like this baby is already pretty well loved by everyone, which he is. 

I just can't get over how cute baby things are... 

Luke and I are still busy and have been trying to take a day to celebrate our anniversary, but with prenatal classes, appointments, internship conference calls, and now work for Luke (at the golf course temporarily) we have yet to celebrate (he has something planned but we need a nice WHOLE day, and i don't want to know what it is he has planned so i won't be disappointed if time slips away without doing it), but we have been trying to enjoy the bits and pieces of time we do have with just each other before baby boy comes - grocery trips, picking up the mail, watching a tv show before bed, etc. life just always seems to never slow down and i know that this is all just a taste of what it will be like when there is a baby.