Monday, November 25, 2013

Drew and a Stool

Our baby is growing up fast!  He's been mobile for a few weeks now and is keeping Momma on her toes...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Leben in Deutschland

A Heartfelt Welcome to Gindorf

Our Home

The Yard

An Evening Outing

Trier, Germany
Lunch in Dudeldorf
Cable Cars Across the Rhine (Koblenz, Germany)
The First Snowfall         

We are thoroughly enjoying our new life in Germany.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Family Photos

All is well with the Sullivan Fam.  The transition to a family of six has been extremely smooth.  Drew is an incredibly calm, content baby and we have lots of help with the big kids.  Zeke is a HUGE help and is a "diaper changer extraordinaire."  Drew is never at a loss for entertainment with this crew.


Our time in San Antonio is quickly coming to a close.  Brady has been reassigned to go fly the F-16 again and after a short requalification course in Phoenix (for 2 months), we will be moving to Germany for the next few years.  We are thoroughly looking forward to our upcoming adventures in Europe. 

We had some family in town a few weeks back for a little "staycation" at the JW Marriott.  We had a friend take some family photos while we were there.  For those of you in San Antonio, if you want a GREAT DEAL on some quality photos, contact Sarah Meeker.

Here are some of the other photos.  The kids are growing up SO FAST!!!  



Thanks for checking in on us. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Our new son...

Andrew Maxwell was born on March 18.



 We are now a family of six.

Jenny and Drew were discharged this afternoon and we are enjoying life at home!  More updates/pics to follow.  Thanks for checking in on us.  We feel extremely blessed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Baby Drew is Almost Here!

We have a scheduled c-section for this upcoming Monday, the 18th to deliver our sweet baby boy, Andrew Maxwell Sullivan. I know in an earlier post we said we were going to wait to find out what we were having....well, we changed our mind. In my past experiences with carrying the older two kids, I have always waited to know the gender but I have to say it has been fun knowing ahead of time as well. It has been especially exciting to talk about "him" with the older kids and to get to plan all the little details. There has been so much joy over the last 9 months as we have all talked about what it will be like to add another member to our family. We are beyond excited. One thing I have always wanted to do with past pregnancies was to take a series of belly pictures to show the baby's growth over time. Admittedly I have never been very good about it in the past. Considering this will be my last pregnancy (at least that is my plan), I realize that I better capture the moments that I want because this will probably be my last opportunity. So, here is what we've caught on film so far and of course I had to include one of my favorite maternity Aggie shirt pic on the end. I've got to try to influence Drew early, right?
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My last ultrasound was two weeks ago and at that time Baby Drew was estimated to weigh in at 6 pounds 11 ounces. Based on that estimate, he should arrive at 7 pounds 15 ounces on Monday. It will be interesting to see how close the estimate was. If you would have asked me a couple of months ago what I would have personally estimated, I would have told you he was at least 12 pounds if he was an ounce because of how stretched and distended my belly felt, but the doctor did tell me 2 weeks ago that I was carrying a larger amount of amniotic fluid which would explain the extra feeling of heaviness and discomfort. Poor Drew, I was blaming him this whole time. Based on this profile pic, I think this baby boy is going to look just like his handsome daddy. Drew has his Daddy's profile...almost exactly! He has his forehead, his brow structure and even his nose. (With one exception...we think his little lips look a lot like Uncle Jon's) I have also really enjoying planning for this was extremely fun this time to work on his nursery. I had to knock some dust off my sewing machine to finish this project (I think it had been at least 6 years since I had used the machine)...but it was well worth it. With Brady's help, we selected the fabric and colors that we liked and then with the assistence of Marie Bobalik and Paula Carothers, I got to make all of his customized bedding and room decor. Brady, being a lover of neutrals would have preferred that I had selected all brown bedding (BORING!), but I worked to stretch him a bit by showing him about 20 different room ideas and he ended up picking basically the same patterns and colors that Matt & Reecie had used in Baby Kate's room. Pregnancy cravings: grapefruit and grapefruit juice, coffee (weird, since I have NEVER liked it in the past..but only for a few months because now in the last couple of months I don't really want it anymore...strange, oatmeal, smoothies, and CARROTS (I cannot get enough of these...I think I eat 3-10 on average each day...I'm surprised my skin hasn't turned orange). Mood swings: I guess Brady will have to confirm this but I don't think I have been extra emotinal this pregnancy...with the exception of weeks 32 & 33 where I would cry at just about anything...a youtube video about a dog and an elephant who were friends...I cried A LOT over that one! Favorite parts: I LOVE feeling Drew's movements and it has been neat watching the kids' reactions as Drew kicks them as they touch on my belly. I have not been able to see the movements of the babies as well in my last pregnancies but this time I can even see when Drew has the hiccups. I can even feel his little legs and feet with my fingers when he shifts around. Challenges: I had a lot more nausea in the first trimester with this baby...I have had MUCH more trouble with REFLUX at night when I lay down to sleep...and I also developed 2 hernias with this pregnancy (which I am really hoping will go away as soon as I deliver Drew).