Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Livia Kathleen!

Yes the day has arrived

Our 2nd baby girl Livia Kathleen came into the world at 7:39 this morning.
She weighed 6lbs 11oz, and was 18" long, just a little smaller than her older sister was (7lbs3oz, 19")
Below are some pics and a video(daddy was ready this time)

Thank you to all of our friends and family for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers the past couple of weeks.

Love Pat, Brenda, Maizie, and Livia

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Halloween 2009

Maizie trying on her Halloween costume prior to the big day. Doesn't she make a cute duck?

I love the back of the costume.

Here is a clip of Maizie leaving for her first trick-or-treating experience at the neighbor's. It doesn't show much; it's just cute watching her walk in her duck costume.

Jessica & Zach's Wedding

My cousin Jessica got married Saturday. We had a great time but unfortunately did not dance much as I spent most of my time chasing after Maizie who had a blast running all over the joint. ;-) Here are a few family pictures from the day.

Kissing cousins in-utero! ;-) For the record, Bonnie is wearing taller heels than me! And yes, I realize I still have no butt. ha!

6 days to go!
The Felling family minus Michael who lives out-of-state and couldn't make it home for the wedding.

My mom with her two full-term pregnant daughters.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Maizie playing the piano. Let's hope she is this eager to play in a couple more years! ;-)

Mommy-in-training. Godmother Bonnie reading to Maizie.

The Vikings tired this little girl out the Sunday before Pat left for China. So sweet.

Maizie is a "typical" girl in that she enjoys talking on the phone. Here are a couple clips of her "talking" on the phone at the hotel.

Happy Wedding Day, Jolaine & Dan!

Jolaine & Dan got married Saturday, 10.24.09. We had a great time at their wedding! Maizie was their flower girl but didn't quite make it down the aisle with Nick & Cooper. Oh well. She sure looked cute! The happy couple's first dance.

Maizie loved dancing with "Papa"Jennissen!

Maizie waiting to get back out on the dance floor.

Daddy & Maizlyn gettin' down on the dance floor.

Jen & Cooper dancing away.

Happy Family.

My two favorite people in the world - how blessed am I?!

Weekend in Red Wing

We decided to celebrate our anniversary as a family in Red Wing. It was a nice weekend away. We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast that had a couple horses, sheep and chickens. The owner of the B&B even dressed the part in "turn of the century" attire. Maizie loved the large whirlpool tub in our bathroom, we went out for dinner, checked out a large toy store, hiked up Barn Bluff and drove along both the MN and WI riversides to check out the foliage. It was a great weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Daily Happenings

Maizie points out where her little sister is. I am 28.6 weeks pregnant in this picture. The 'lil one has hit a growth spurt. I have been feeling my stomach stretching over the last 36 hours. As Maizie says, "owwie.." She is really strong too! I am pretty sure I have internal bruising from her moves. She is definitely giving Maizlyn a run for her money as to who was/is stronger in utero. ;-) At my 28 week appointment I was measuring small so we did an ultrasound at 29 weeks just to make sure baby was developing normally. Happy to report that all is well! Baby weighed approximately 3 lbs at that ultrasound (two weeks ago). 8 weeks from today we will be holding our newborn baby!!

Paul and Patrick made a make-shift playhouse for Maizlyn out of a couple boxes we had. Maizie loves playing in them and brought daddy in to read to her.

Miss M often takes a bowl of grapes or a couple of mini oreos and runs to her favorite spot to eat them - on the granite slab in front of the fireplace. We find it humorous.

Somebody enjoys ice cream just like her mama. As I was making dinner a couple weeks ago, Maizie decided to grab a spoon and help herself to some ice cream from the freezer!

Below is a clip of Maizie showing off one of the onesies we received from our couple's baby shower a couple years ago. Too funny!

Oktoberfest 2009

Having some fun with the new sign. Harold & Jean, did anybody capture your picture?!

Cooper and Maizlyn playing together at Oktoberfest.

The two finalists taste testing German beer while blindfolded...

Congratulations to Ryan - the 2009 Jennissen Oktoberfest Beer Champ! Pictured with Patrick, the outgoing 2008 Beer Champ and Jason, 2009 runner-up and only 2-time beer champ!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer Fun

Grandpa Felling and Maizlyn dancing to grandpa's favorite music.

Walking to the jet skis for a ride. Maizie loves our jet skis!

Cuddling with her favorite Sesame Street character...Elmo. Thanks Luke & Steph for this - she loves it!

Miss M doing her funny face and head tilt in her cute outfit from Grandma and Grandpa Jennissen. They got it in "China" at Epcot in Disneyworld.

We traveled to Madison to celebrate Ryan's 35th birthday a couple weekends ago. Here Jacob is guiding Maizie back to mom and dad. Maizie loves her cousins!

Relaxing on the front porch before the birthday party.

Pat & I took Maizlyn to her first Twins game Aug. 2nd. Unfortunately, they lost. At least she can say she was at the dome.

Our smiley girl in pigtails!

In early July Jen, Nick, Cooper, Courtney & CJ (Court's boyfriend) visited us. Maizie loved running in the boat between mom/Jen/Cooper and Nick and Courtney in front.

Maizie, Cooper & Jen. So sweet.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Sorry it has been awhile since I've updated. I've been pretty busy with school, family, work and life in general. We had our ultrasound July 20th. Baby is developing quite nicely. Baby measured in at 21 weeks, 3 days - exactly where I was at that day. According to measurements, baby weighs approximately 1 lb. and the ultrasound showed baby is breech. Maizlyn was frank breech (feet by head) and lil' one is either complete breech (sitting cross-legged) or footling breech (feet first). Apparently, my uterus is friendly to the breech presentation. ;-) We'll see if baby stays that way... Unfortunately, I was not able to save the pictures as jpgs so I cannot post any pictures of #2. Sorry! Pictured above I am 26.4 weeks pregnant. Tomorrow (8.28) marks 27 weeks and the start of my third trimester. Baby weighs ~2 lbs and is ~15 inches long. My next Dr. appt is next Thursday, 9.3.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, America!

We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin!! Patrick and I both had Friday off so we enjoyed a long weekend with family and friends. We went swimming, boating, jet-skiing and running. Saturday night we enjoyed the array of fireworks across the lake over a bonfire with a couple friends and family. Sunday we did our annual Felling get-together. It was hard to go back to work Monday...
I'm feeling really well. My belly is pretty hard to miss and the baby is kicking and moving a lot...especially at night. We have our ultrasound in two weeks. Tomorrow marks the halfway point for me. Yay!! I'm getting very excited to meet this little person growing inside of me. November will be here before I know it!
Maizlyn received her first jet ski ride of the year this weekend.
Maizlyn enjoying one of her floats.
When we went down to the lakeshore, Maizie immediately walked to the water, sat down and started playing with her bucket and shovel.

A video of Maizlyn practicing her boat driving skills and blowing a kiss to mommy.

Video of a giggling little girl having fun with her mama!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time at the Lake

While daddy enjoyed a guy's weekend, mommy and Maizie went to the lake. Maizlyn had fun with her buckets and shovels in the sand. And...she said "puppy" a few times this weekend! Usually she says "bah-bah" whenever she sees an animal. She is also responding "yeah" to most of my questions. "Maizie, do you want to go down the slide?" "Yeah." "Maizie, do you want something to eat?" "Yeah." "Mommy needs to change your diaper." "No!" Rather than ask about the diaper, I tell her as I quickly realized her response is always "no" and no is not an option in that department. Ha!
Bonnie & Paul's nephews Hugo & Walter were at the cabin this weekend too. Hugo especially liked keeping Maizie company.

I should have put my swim suit on...Maizie loved sitting in her water float. She easily kept herself entertained in it for a half hour. Most of the time, she just chilled with her hands in the water and lightly splashed. So much fun!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer Weekend

Godmother and Godchild chilling at the lake. How sweet! We are pretty excited for Maizlyn Reese. Not only is she going to be a SIBLING, she is also going to be a COUSIN late this fall!! We are thrilled, as we only have a niece and nephews on Pat's side of the family.

Maizie's Godfather teaching her how to drive the boat and honk the horn. Today was the perfect day at the lake!

My college roommate's son celebrates his 1st birthday this week. To celebrate the miracle that he is (he had a heart condition--SVT and became very ill at just a few days old and fought hard to become a very healthy boy -, Jean & Jon threw him a birthday party Saturday. Above, Maizie had fun driving Jean's daughter's car.

How did Wil enjoy his birthday cake? This picture says it all!

Much to Grandma Felling & Grandma Jennissen's delight, we can finally put "ponytails" in Maizie's hair!