Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Yes it is true, at this point in my life it takes something MONUMENTAL to find time to post on my blog. Sad to admit but in all reality it is the truth.
Well on April 27Th 2011 Mr. Sweet pants
Drew Stephen Maudsley
joined our family weighing in at 7lb. 3oz and 21 inches long.
When we initially found out we were expecting #4 I thought to myself I wonder if I can go the whole time and not finding out the gender, I had my doubts and it was a pretty half hearted thought at the time. But then when I mentioned the idea to Garrett he kind of laughed and said something to the effect of "Yeah, right that will never happen, you can barely wait the 20wks. for the ultra sound". So the game was on, I was determined not to find out and once I made up my mind it was not hard to wait for a little surprise baby. I had two ultra sounds throughout the pregnancy and both times the nurse asked if I would like to know and it truly never once crossed my mind to say "YES".
So I was elated when Dr. Terry pulled this sweet human being (who I could not see) and was crying, and my sweet husband simultaneously leaning down and whispering to me that it was a boy!!!!!! Gavin is no longer out numbered and can be the big brother that he so badly wanted to be to another BOY!

Drew 8 days old

Trying to get a picture of four children where they are all smiling and looking at the camera is nearly impossible.

Story time with dad, Plus 1.

Mom meeting Mr. Sweet-pants for the very first time. And boy did I think he was cute or what? He doesn't cry hardly ever, he is just mellow, sweet and calm. We are truly blessed to have this little one join our clan.


Lissy Sarvela said...

Oh Ash...he's simply beautiful! Congratulations. You are the best mom ever. What a blessed little spirit he is to be brought into your home and family. Welcome to the world, Drew!

The Christensens said...

Those pictures are adorable. I love the one with all 4 kids where Gav is holding Sammy's hand and of course the one where they are all laying with Gar. So sweet! We miss you guys! I'm so glad that we got to be there for Drew's blessing, well, almost :), and to meet him while he's still a baby.