Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stella and Jonas

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stella Elisabeth Mackie. Born June 10, 2009

We’re home! Stella came home from the hospital on Friday. We are all doing extremely well. Christine is feeling great. Big brother Jonas cannot stop talking about his baby sister. He never misses an opportunity to hold his baby sister. It’s just so cute.

Here are a few pictures of Stella’s first two days.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Gettin’ Closer!

The Mackie household is on full alert for the arrival of Baby No. 2. Christine put me on notice yesterday that a trip to the hospital could come at any moment. Quite frankly we are surprised we made it through the night. Our bed time reading last night involved going over our birth plan. Better late than never I guess. I sort of expected my lovely wife to say "now would be a time to get serious about this pregnancy Jeff."

The second time around has definitely been less eventful. There have been no emergency trips to the hospital. It has, for the most part, been smooth sailing. Also, our energy has been focused on Jonas. There are moments when I look at Christine and can’t believe she’s almost 39 weeks pregnant.

In some ways I am more excited for the birth of this baby simply because we don’t know if it will be a boy or a girl. Either way, we’ll be ecstatic. We really have no preference. I still believe it will be a boy, mostly because my dad’s side of the family have been giving birth to males for several generations. Only recently was that streak broken when my cousin Greg and his wife Amy had a girl. Who knows? Perhaps it is the start of a new streak.