Yesterday we had so much fun with Grandma Barb, Aunt Joy & cousin Gus!  They braved the snow storm to come meet Landon - so sorry about the cracked windshield and 5 hour trip home! 

We spent most of the day looking at Landon through the lens of the camera.  Aunt Joy took Landon's very first baby pictures.  Of course he's so precious, she just couldn't quit taking pictures :)  And I loved every minute of it.  Landon was such a little trooper.  He was dressed, redressed, and undressed and moved, rotated and rolled so many times.  He was exhausted last night, but it was well worth it!

Joy - Thank you so much for capturing these special pictures of our little one!  They mean so much to us!!!

Here's a little sneak peek for everyone to enJOY -


Landon is settling in at home wonderfully - he's such a good baby.  He has his fussy moments, but he's eating great and loves exploring his new home.  Landon also had his first outing to his first doctor visit.  He weighed in at 7lbs 7.8 ozs and the doctor said he's a very healthy boy. 

My mom was here from Thursday night to Sunday to help us out with everything - thanks so much Mom!!!  She and Landon had many middle of the night bonding moments while Dave & I caught up on some sleep.  Landon also had fun meeting his Aunt Whitney & Uncle Scott and Uncle Noah and girlfriend Whitney. 

After everyone left on Sunday at noon Dave, Landon & I were left to figure things out on our own!! :)  First on the agenda - naps for all of us.  Then we had fun playing and enjoying our little guy - he is simply divine!  We can't get enough of him.  He slept great last night and now is ready to start the week off.  Grandma Aberle & Aunt Joy are going to come down on Tuesday and Nanny & my Mom (who still hasn't decided what she wants to be named) are coming on Wednesday.  Landon can't wait for all of his visitors and all of the lovin' that will come with them! 

Below are a few pictures from the weekend.  ~Kelsey

Aunt Whitney & Uncle Scott

Uncle Noah & Whitney

Bathtime - not very happy about being cold

Drying off and warming up after bathtime, and being comforted by the thumb (YES - he's a thumb sucker!).



Landon & I arrived home from the hospital on Thursday afternoon.  So sorry for the lack of posts and pictures, but we had computer connection problems at the hospital.  Now that we're settled at home we'll post more pictures here for you all to enjoy. 

Thanks to everyone for your lovely notes and gifts that have been sent to Landon.  What a joy he is!  We can't wait for everyone to meet him.  If you are going to be in the St. Louis area (or need an excuse to come) let us know and please come meet him :) 

Love to you all - Kelsey

Landon meeting Mom & Dad

Proud Papa

Dad & Landon on Jan 22

Landon's First Bath @ the hospital

Landon with Dad and Grandma & Grandpa Aberle

Landon with Mom and Grandma & Grandpa Menold

Landon relaxing with Dad and the pups


He is finally here!  Yes – it’s a boy.  Landon David Aberle was born on Tuesday, January  20, @ 5:43 pm.  He is 8 lbs and 21 inces long.   He's got dark hair like mom & dad. 

We're so excited to introduce you to our adorable addition to our family!!!

Please keep checking back for more updates and pictures.


That's the lesson for the week - Patience.  We're still waiting for our little one to arrive.  Various people have reported that the cold weather is keeping it from coming this past week, it's warming up this week so I think it's time for him or her to arrive.  Baby Aberle will make an arrival this week - the dr. promised!  We'll keep ya'll updated here with pictures and details :) 

I have another shout out to give to yet another lucky couple who had their baby this week.  Our friends, Heather & Kevin, were blessed with baby girl #3 yesterday.  She's so precious - and looks just like her 2 older sisters already!  Congrats S family!

My mom & dad (soon to be first time grandparents!!!) brought us this cradle for the baby.  Mom & I went shopping for the bedding and it looks absolutely adorable!  Thanks M&D for the visit last weekend and for the special gift!  We can't wait to put our little one in it soon! :)


Yes - today's the big due date for the baby to arrive...and nothing.  Well, he/she has about 7 hours left to arrive, but the dr. confirmed that it probably won't happen today.  Apparently Baby Aberle wants to arrive fashionably late.  So, we'll keep waiting.  Good news: Baby's heart rate & growth are right on target and I continue to feel really good.  Bad news: I'm exhausted from the lack of sleep. 

Congrats to Dave's cousin, Angela!  She & her husband Joe welcomed a little girl into the world today - so excited for them!


Though the past few months have flown by, we are growing very impatient for little Baby Aberle to arrive!  S/he is due to be here on Tuesday (Jan 13).  I am still feeling really well and am still working, which has helped the time go by a little bit faster this week.  So far I'm not dilated and am having no contractions, so we'll just wait for the little munchkin to tell us when s/he is ready to come.    

Our apologies for the lack of updates on the website, but trust me, this will be the place to get the latest updates on our growing family. 

The nursery is finally ready!  It's stocked up with all of the adorable baby things that our friends and family showered us with and now were waiting to put to them to good use.  My friends, co-workers, and family hosted wonderful baby showers in November and December.  Each shower was so special!  Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us prepare for the baby - we couldn't have done it without you!!!

We've also finished the main level bathrooms, bedrooms, living room, and stairwell to the basement.  All complete with new windows, refinished floors, and a new front door.  Everything has turned out just beautifully.  Dave did a fabulous job on everything and we can't thank our friends & family enough for their great help, too!  

Here are a few pix of the nursery and main level completed projects.  We'll also post some additional pix in the "Home Remodel" section of the website.