Celebrating 3 Years!
Naomi has been excited about her birthday for well over a month away from her big day! She had a couple celebrations for her birthday. We celebrated her birthday early on Thanksgiving down in Plano, TX where we visited Michael and Teresa. That's another big story! Mary, the girls, Bert, Rolf, & Chris and I all drove down from St. Louis all the way to Plano (Outside Dallas). Needless to say, it was mostly tough for Phoebe as we had to make a few extra stops for her. But other than that, no problems getting down to Texas and we had a nice Thanksgiving with Mary's family. So back to ... more
The Reeds this Fall Season
Hey Everyone! I've added some new photos this Fall from our time I'd like to share with you. This Fall has been quite different for us this year. As you can see, I finally have gotten some additional help this year in the backyard! Naomi was just thrilled to help rake some leaves for me (Even if at first it was to rake the leaves at the bottom of her slide) :) I also, overlooked some better photos we took from our time at Rombach's Farm this Fall that have more pics as a family and got some great shots of Phoebe for her first visit out there! We also took a trip out to a Perry ... more
2012 - Phoebe's 1st Halloween!
Hey Everyone! It's been a long time making a post. Probably wondering what we've been up to huh? We have been so busy since late summer and now we are already into November. How quickly time has been passing! Halloween has come and gone and how different it was this year with now Phoebe joining us for her first Halloween! She was dressed as a lady bug and never complained being in her costume. She had fun watching her big sister Naomi dressed as a giraffe and going to a few houses down our street to collect candy. This year, Naomi was old enough to really understand the whole ... more
Another doctor visit update
Phoebe has just passed the 2 month mark. She did great at the doctor today, get 3 shots and an oral vaccine. She weighed in at 11 pounds 6.5 ounces (75%) and is 23.25 inches long (90%). Developmentally she is about 3 months. She is holding her head up fairly well and can put a little weight on her arms on the floor. She is not a big fan of tummy time yet, but I'm sure she will like it better as we go along. more
Joining God's Kingdom on July 29, 2012
Hey Everyone! 3 weeks ago, we welcomed our youngest daughter Phoebe into God's kingdom with her getting baptized at our local church. We were so blessed to have so many family and friends come out on this significant day in Phoebe's life. In case you were unable to be there, we've attached a video of the ceremony for your viewing (Thank you Chris!). We also have posted many pictures of the family after the church service and a few of us went out for a great breakfast at Denny's to share the memories and I opened Phoebe's baptismal gifts that she was so blessed to receive. Anoth ... more
Celebrating 7 Years Together
Hey Everyone! Today, Mary and I are celebrating our 7 year anniversary! God has blessed our marriage in so many ways and it is amazing how quickly 7 years has gone by. We are so thankful for our family and friends that have been there for us over these years. We are also so blessed with having now 2 beautiful little girls to join our family! I surprised Mary today and took the day off from work. We hope to get out today and enjoy the beautiful weather. And tonight, we will have my in-laws watch the girls while we enjoy a dinner tonight at a nearby Russian restaurant called Asto ... more
Phoebe visits the doctor
Phoebe has made it to the doctor for her one month check-up. It has been a long month. She doesn't sleep well except in the upright on your shoulder position. This makes it very difficult to lay her down. She will sleep okay in bed next to me for a little while after nursing, but even that isn't good sleep. She does a lot of grunting and head movement I guess trying to get comfortable. As if the sleepless days and nights haven't been enough, she has also been vomiting off and on for much of the last 3 weeks, and once a day for the last several. However, she still managed to gain 3 pounds ... more
St. Louis Zoo, Ice Zone, & City Garden
Hey Everyone! As Phoebe came into our family and I took off some time from work, it became apparent that I would be spending most of my time entertaining and taking care of Naomi, while Mary was spending most of her time feeding Phoebe and taking care of her. As a working Dad, and now father of 2 little girls, it came to my attention that spending time with Naomi just with me would be something very special to her and give her comfort knowing we still lover her very much even though Phoebe needs a lot of care right now. After getting up early most mornings while being off work, I w ... more
Phoebe's Days in the Hospital
Hey Everyone! Thought I would share with you pictures that were taken while Phoebe was in the hospital for a couple days. We were blessed with so many friends and family coming to visit us in the hospital. The most exciting was to see Naomi's reaction meeting her new sister for the first time. She has really stepped up in her role as big sister and it really shows well in the pictures we had taken of them together. Things are busy than ever at the Reed Residence! We wouldn't want it any other way! Thanks for Reeding! more
View Phoebe's Newborn Pictures!
I'm sure you are hoping to see some more pictures of Phoebe right? Sorry for the suspense :) I have finally gotten around to downloading some pictures to share with you all. Here are pictures of Phoebe's first hour! We hope you enjoy them and we will try and continue to upload some more pictures of Phoebe soon! We are settling in at home now and so far things have been going well in spite of some serious lack of sleep for most of us :) Thanks for Reeding! more