Monday, November 9, 2009

Here she is!

Woo Hoo!

Reagan Joy Pate joined our family at 5:16 pm today. She weighed 8 lbs and 1.5 oz. She is 21 and 1/2 inches long.
She is absolutely darling! She matches her siblings in looks, lots of brown hair.
We have had the name for the last SIX years, waiting for a little girl to give it to. If we had a boy we were in trouble because we were stuck between Beckett, Beckham, Baylor, and Tabor. We were probably going to go with Beckham Malachi.

She is a doll and my labor and delivery went great. I pushed for 10 minutes and it was simple and perfect.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. We can't wait for everyone to meet her!

Here we go...

Checked into the hospital this morning- we are very ready to find out who little Pate #4 is going to be!

Here is the obligatory picture of me for the LAST time looking like this! Woo Hoo!

And look, my cute painted toes- courtesy of a fun pedicure with Heather and Cyndi yesterday afternoon. Who could ask for better friends!
I will post as the day goes on...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family planning

The upcoming arrival of #4 is the big point of conversation around our house. It is going to be interesting because Ainsley is desperate for a sister, Hudson says he won't hold the baby unless it is a boy, and Camden thinks the baby in his tummy is bigger than the one in my tummy.

One of our best conversations happened yesterday morning. Ainsley was brushing her hair in our room when the following conversation happens:

Ainsley: So both my grandparents had 2 kids, you guys are having 4, so I'll probably have 6.

Me: What if it is a doubling pattern instead of an adding pattern so you'll have 8?

Ainsley: No way.

(pause) Andrew and I giggle.

Ainsley: Well, I guess if this baby ends up being a boy and I have to learn to deal with three little brothers I could probably handle 8 kids.

Good. I'm looking forward to lots of grandkids. :)