Friday, August 26, 2011

A Few More Pictures

Hmmm...I think my dad is enjoying retirement!

The kiddos playing this morning! WOW Karl and I are so blessed! I don't know what else to say!

Week 3 of Kindergarten is complete! Matt's adjustment is slow but I think we are making progress. His little brain, body and personality are being challenged and it will take time to adjust. Our family is heading out to Red Robin for dinner tonight per Matt's request! Karl and I decided to think of something special to do on Friday evenings. This gives Matt something to look forward to during the week. We decided to go out to dinner this Friday and let Matt choose the place. Red Robin it is!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Melea 2 1/2 weeks old

A few pics of sweet Melea I took this afternoon.
The kindergarten adjustment continues...Monday was great but today Matt was sad at the end of the day. Oh, my sweet boy. This is so hard for Matt, Mom, and Dad.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Matt's First Day of Kindergarten

Lots of new happenings in the Stutelberg's home! Matt had his first day of Kindergarten on Monday. Tom and Andra were still visisting so they stayed with Micah and Melea and Karl and I took Matt to school. I know Matt was very nervous but he tried to be brave! It has been a tough week...Matt comes home from school excited and talking non stop about his day but as the evening progresses his anxiety increases. He has been having night terrors each night this week. I think it will take awhile for him to adjust but I'm confident he will eventually do well. I know I sometimes feel overwhelmed with the changes that just occured in our family so I can only imagine how a sensitive 5 year old is interpreting it all. Matt has such a good heart and I would do ANYTHING to minimize his stress...I think only time will help. When I picked him up today he was excited and said, "I decided I really like Kindergarten. I had the best day yet!" Of course it is we'll see what he is saying on Sunday evening!

Melea is doing great! She is officialy one week old today!

Micah seems to be adjusting well. He is loving the one on one "mommy time" he gets when Melea is sleeping!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Welcome Melea Jean Stutelberg

Melea was born on Friday, Aug 5 at 3:01pm. I was induced one week after my due date. Labor went pretty quick. Pitocin was started around 12:00 and Melea was born 3 hours later! The fast labor is good but feels like being hit by a truck!

Melea was 7lb 7oz. She is just perfect and we are so blessed to have her.

We didn't know her gender until delivery and the nurses had fun predicting the sex before she was born. They predicted boy! Karl, Louise and I were in disbelief when the doctor and nurses said "it's a girl."

Our family is complete...I can't believe how blessed we are.

Melea and I came home on Saturday. I wanted to come home as soon as possible and we were dischared 24 hours after Melea was born.

The boys are adjusting well. A little more fighting than tyical but overall not bad. It helps that Grandma and Grandpa are visiting. They are such a HUGE help! Matt starts his first day of Kindergarten tomorrow so check back for pictures of that event and more Melea photos!