Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Meet Mya

Mya Paige Steinhoff is here!  Praise Jesus!  She is a healthy baby girl and our whole family couldn't be more in love!   Sorry it took so long to write this post, but after the C-section I've been quite tired and well busy staring at my beautiful daughter.  We get to go home tomorrow and then my whole family will be under one roof... can not wait! 

Here's the details...

Mya was born Saturday, May 18th at 8:30 am on the dot.  She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.  She has quite a bit of dark hair and has the chubbiest cheeks you will ever see.  Perfect for mommy's kisses!  The surgery went very smooth and my recovery has been fairly easy.  Mya is adjusting well to life outside the womb and is just as sweet as sweet can be.  Her big brother, Landon, is quite infatuated with her.  He calls her "my baby".  He is very protective over her and loves to hold her...  he sorta has a death grip on her when he does get to hold her.  It's quite difficult to pull her away from him.  I know he loves her so much and will make a wonderful big brother.

Here's a few pictures from Mya's first few days.  Once we are adjusted at home I will try to get back to posting more regularly.    Introducing Mya Paige Steinhoff!


Friday, May 17, 2013

Precious Mya

My Precious Mya,

I can hardly believe that tomorrow morning you will be in my arms.  It seems like just yesterday we found out about you.  I will never forget the day that we found out that you were a girl!  We were shocked... daddy was positive that you were a boy.  I was elated and have been anticipating your arrival since that very day.  Mya Paige, we love you more than life itself and we promise to be the best parents we can be.  Today, I can't begin to imagine our life with another sweet baby in it.... but I know that the minute I see you I won't be able to imagine my life without you. 

I'm most excited about you getting to meet your big brother.  He is the most happy, go lucky boy I know and he already loves you so much!  He refers to you as "baby".  :)  I know he will protect you and be one of your very best friends.  I'm sad that you will never meet your big sister, Paige, here on earth but I have a feeling you already know her.  Paige has been watching over you since the very beginning.  She loves you sweet girl.  You will always have an angel watching over you.

Tomorrow morning can't come soon enough...  I love you Mya Paige!

All My Love,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Getting Close

Just a few more days of being a mommy to 2!  Soon I'll be a mommy of 3 (2 here on earth and 1 in heaven)!  It boggles my mind!  This pregnancy has flown by... probably because I found out I was pregnant in the beginning of the school year and now school is almost out and my baby is coming!  Time flies when you're having fun and with Landon around we're always having fun in this household.  Landon is now 17 months.  Yes, we will be those people with two kids just 17 months apart.  We may look like crazy people at times, but hey a little crazy never hurt anyone.  :) 

We talk about Mya coming and we've tried to prepare little man for this big change, but I know he has no idea that a baby is coming to our house to stay... forever.  He points to the swing and the crib and her room and says, "baby".  Yes, he knows these things are for a baby... just not a baby that will consume our household in a few days.  :)  I'm excited for this next chapter of our lives and I can't wait for Landon to meet his little sister.  I feel like he was robbed of his big sister and I know he will make an amazing big brother.  Mya is one lucky little girl. 

I'm off this last week before her arrival (doctor's orders) but Landon and I are making the most of it... we try to get out a little each day... it may be awhile before we get out again with little miss in tow...

Here are a few pictures of our fun week...  I just love my sweet boy!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms!  I sit and type this morning with a lump in my throat, a tear in my eye, and a piece missing from my heart.  Mother's Day will never be the same for me as it was as before my sweet Paige.  The moment Paige was brought into this world I knew the love that my mom had for me was far greater than I could ever imagine.  I know this because I felt that same love for my baby girl.  I lost faith in being a mother just days after Paige passed away.  I was only given 4 days to be a mom and then my baby was gone.  She went to Heaven.  By the grace of God, 11 months later my handsome little man came into this world and my faith was restored.  I was given a second chance to be a mommy and I have never taken that for granted.  Landon lights my world and is pure joy in my life.  He has repaired my heart and gives me reason to get up everyday.  This mother's day is even more surreal to me... in just 6 days Pat and I will welcome our 3rd child into this world.  A baby girl... Mya Paige.  The emotions and feelings running through me right now our beyond extreme!  I'm praising God for this life inside me and yet I'm down on my knees begging Him to bring her to us healthy and safe.   I have so much to be thankful for this Mother's Day but these 3 miracles are on the top of my list!


I cannot forget my own mother today.  She is the reason I am the mother I am today.  I learned from the best!  Thank you mom for everything!  You have taught more about life and being a mother and for that I am forever grateful!  Thank you for everything you do for our family and for the love you show us everyday!  You're amazing!
Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mother in law.  Thank you for raising Pat to be such an amazing man.  His love for his children and myself is a true testimate to you.  We appreciate everything you do for us and Landon! 
Finally, Happy Mother's Day to our Grandmothers, sisters, sister-in-laws, and friends.  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bereaved Mother's Day

Today is International Bereaved Mother's Day.  I truly don't believe anyone celebrates this day but it's definitely a day where many mothers stop and remember there sweet babies and children.  It's something that I never imagined... having to bury a child, much less my sweet, innocent baby.  It's definitely not how I saw my life going, but it did and my sweet Paige will always be a huge part of our family.  It is better to have had her for a few days rather than not having her at all.  She has changed our lives and I truly believe Pat and I are better parents because of her.  

It hurts to even think that I fall under the category of "bereaved mother" but I do.  It's my reality.  I belong in this very undesirable "club" with some amazing women.  They are the strongest women I know and without them I wouldn't be where I am today.  So, today I honor all those moms who are missing their precious children on this day.

I love you too sweet girl!