Friday, September 18, 2009


Our beautiful children
Anna (9), Joshua (almost 6) and Eric (0)

Wow! It has been a whirlwind these past 7 days.

Eric arrived on September 10 at 9:15 pm.
He weighed exactly 7 lbs and is 18" long.

Here is a photo when Joshua was born in '03
and Anna was 3 years old. I don't have a newborn of Anna
(this was before we had a digital camera).

I did find the youngest photo of Anna on digital.
She is 6 months old.

I went in to see the OB for a routine check-up last week and I wasn't feeling all that great that day. I started vomiting and dry-heaving over Labor Day weekend and continued on through the week. When I went into the OB, I had to stop to do some more dry-heaving before I can be seen. My doctor sent me to the maternity ward for some liquids (3 bags) at about 2:30 pm. 6 o'clock rolled around and the nurse was about to discharge me when she noticed I was having 5 minute contractions. They didn't hurt but they were consistent. As soon as she walked out to notify the docs my contractions started to get good and strong. They weren't painful. Now, this is when everything changes....the nurse came back just in time to see me go into labor! Yes! I went into labor that fast. It was crazy. I never felt anything like it before. I was breathing heavy, my legs automatically pulled themselves up and I was pushing so hard; I couldn't control it. It was amazing! I am so thankful that I was able to experience labor. The nurse ran out so fast to call the doc that he didn't believe I was moving that fast. My doctor walks in and asks, "Whats going on?" I told him we are having a baby tonight. You would think I woman knows her body well enough to know what is going on. The doc checked me out and I dilated to a 1! Then, I had another major didn't hurt...I just felt tightening, my legs moved up and I was pushing really hard...naturally. It was so cool. That is when the doc hurried to open up the OR room to get my c-section started.

We came home Sunday afternoon to return to the hospital on Monday. Eric needed to be admitted for his jaundice. We were able to come home late on Tuesday night. We are recovering well. Baby and I have somewhat of a schedule going. Overall, we're doing great. The family is adjusting to a new cute little brother. You should see my cankles....yuck! Can't wait to have my feet and legs looking normal and getting some sleep!!

We have been blessed with wonderful family and friends helping wherever needed. We really appreciate the prayers, phone calls and especially the awesome dinners! Thank you!

I have been thanking the Lord for a healthy baby and quick recovery and that is what we are doing. We have been blessed in so many ways I can't put into words. All I can say is, "Praise the Lord!"

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Do you know Ralph?? If you don't; go to youtube and you will find out how funny he is. He is a local entertainer for children. Anna has seen him at the House of Blues a few years ago. Ralph was hired for a friend's birthday party and he was hilarious!


I knitted these baby items for a friend's baby shower (the above and below photos). She knew she was a having a girl and I fun knitting these baby items. I haven't made anything for my baby because I don't know what color to use. The hat is my favorite!

I knitted my first pair of fingerless gloves and I JUST LOVE THEM!! I made a matching scarf and a small round bag with the same yarn. Can't wait to show them off.

The kids even got into the 'KNITTING CRAZE'. Here they are starting their new projects. They both made a scarf...all by themselves. Anna even learned to cast-on!

Even though we are in our 5th week of school...Classical Conversations started 2 weeks ago. Here is a photo of their 1st day of CC. Check out Joshua's backpack...I made it!! The sewing craze is also happening here at home.

The I am at 36 weeks! Now, I am playing the waiting game. Almost went in on Wednesday night with pain (that brought tears to my eyes). went away. Going in today for a check up and I hope NOT to come home!!