Wednesday, March 30, 2011

First family photos

Grandma Virginia and little Virginia

Smiling for the camera

Ready for her hospital photo shoot

Max petting Ginny

Easton and Ginny

Lucas and Ginny

Grandpa and his tiny new granddaughter

The whole Pingel family!

The proud grandparents

Daddy and his daughter (wow, that is weird to say!)

Mommy and her girl

Ready to go home!

It was so much fun introducing Ginny to all of her brothers. Max still refuses to hold her, but he pets her and says "nice". And my dad couldn't believe how tiny she was. Which compared to him, she looks crazy tiny! We finally came home from the hospital yesterday and she only weighed 4 lb. 12 oz. It feels almost illegal to be able to take home a baby when they are that small. But we feel so blessed that she was healthy enough to take home. We remember leaving our little Easton in the NICU for 3 weeks and it was so sad everyday coming home from the hospital without him. It was a little surreal leaving the hospital, but it was quite funny seeing 4 carseats all strapped in the back of our van. We are ready for this new adventure.....I think.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meet Virginia

Virginia Marie Pingel

5 lbs. 2 oz.

18.5 inches

March 27, 2011


She was born almost 5 weeks early, and so we've had a few glitches along the way, but she is healthy, and beautiful. She looks a lot like Max, and has brown wavy hair which is pretty long in the back. She has already stolen our hearts, and we can't believe how tiny she is. She'll be wearing some preemie clothes for a while along with preemie diapers. We love her so much!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Showered with love

My good friends in Hermiston gave me a baby shower this last weekend. It was so much fun, and all of the girly stuff was so cute. It makes me feel a little more prepared to have this little girl enter the world. And, for everyone's viewing pleasure, here is my 8 mo. pregnancy photo.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring weather

Can I just say how glad I am that we've received some warmer weather! It was still only in the low 50's, but it was warm enough for the boys to play outside all day, and they even enjoyed their picnic lunch outside too. Hallelujah, I'm ready for spring!