Saturday, November 26, 2011

happy thanksgiving!

This year we are more blessed than ever! We have two beautiful, healthy, brilliant daughters. And a family that loves and supports us with every step we take.  We hope everyone had a wonderful turkey day! Love and miss you all!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

sleepless nights...

Today, I write this in a seriously sleep deprived state. So please forgive any spelling mistakes.

We are adjusting to our new life quite well! Kaileigh has really come around in the past couple days. She understands that the baby needs us a little more and isn't having her emotional moments nearly as often.  In fact, I am pretty sure she is starting to genuinely LIKE Brianna. Baby steps! Lol

Brianna went to the doctor earlier this week for her 2-week weigh in. The goal is that she would have gained enough to be back to her birth weight by this time. She started out at 6 pounds 12 ounces, and when we left the hospital she was at 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Well, on Monday she has gained a full pound! 7pounds, 5ounces!!! Good to know all her eating is going to good use!! So proud of my growing lil girl!

Around here, we are trying to get some sort of a schedule down. However, miss Brianna does not seem to be "on board." She sleeps a whole lot during the day, and not so much at night. And she eats all the time! This little lady thinks she in charge... But she is gonna learn soon! (Or at least I hope) Haha

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner... And we are already getting so excited! Kaileigh is going to really enjoy it this year, she is at the perfect age! I can't wait to see her face Christmas morning!! We know that this year has been tough for everyone, so please do not over extend yourselves for us! On the same note, if you are wondering what to get the girls, my mom and luanne have a list. So get ahold of them. 

As usual, we wont be home for the holidays this year.  It just isn't possible for us, physically or financially.  We will miss you all just as we do every year. And hopefully some year soon, we will be close enough to celebrate the holidays together!

Well, that's it for now. Love and kisses!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

mimi to the rescue!

As my mom's visit draws to an end, we are reminiscent of the past three weeks. She arrived a week before Brianna's birth, which gave us a good time together. We were able to go to the park, seward farms (a fall festival place), and celebrate Halloween with kaileigh all before the new baby!

She has been a blessing to have around after Brianna too! From helping out with the housework, playing with Kaileigh, and buying special gifts for kai, to decorating bri's room, making special crafts with kaileigh, and being the supportive rock we can always rely on, my mom's presence has been an priceless gift!

As she did when Kaileigh was born, mom made Brianna's letters for her room, as well as hand painted a beautiful tree for her room! A talent I only wish I had...

We are so very thankful for everything she has done for us and we will miss her terribly when she leaves. Here are only a few pictures from her visit. More will be posted when I hook up our camera to the computer.

Thanks mom! Love u!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

sister "love"

The past week has been a difficult one for Kaileigh. She is still adapting to her big sister-ness. Some moments are really great and others are really hard. Here are a few pics of the really great ones!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Our beautiful family!

On Monday, October 31, 2011 we welcomed the newest addition to our family. At 2:41, Brianna Leigh Savva made her way into our world! Weighing in at 6pounds 12ounces and 20.5 inches long, she very quickly stole our hearts! She has lighter eyes than her big sister and a slightly different nose and chin, but still resembles Kaileigh in so many ways!

We are loving having Brianna in our lives! Kaileigh is still adjusting with the change but has stepped into her "big sister" roll quickly! She enjoys helping change Bri's diaper and brushing her hair.  Sharing mommy and daddy is proving to difficult, but she is still learning. We are very proud of the big girl she is being.

Brianna likes to eat, a lot, and sleep too. We are only hoping the sleep thing will stick!

Nik and I feel like the luckless two people on earth for being so  blessed to have two of the most beautiful daughters we could ever ask for. We are sleep deprived and busy as can be, but loving every minute of it!

Halloween was a very good day for the Savva family -just think of all the fun birthday parties to come!!

Here are a few pictures, stay tuned for many many more...

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