Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Elijah is HERE!!!!!

Elijah arrived Tuesday Dec 21st at 1:24 am. We headed to the hospital Monday night around 9p and then spent an hour walking around the hospital to see if I was really in labor - as frustrating as this was, I am very thankful that I got to spend that hour walking instead of just staying in a bed. My friend Allison joined us at the hospital to photograph the birth. I am so thankful for her support and encouragement during the delivery and I can't wait to see more of her pics (the pics posted are not hers, but you can check out her work here )

After walking for an hour (around 10:45p), I had progressed enough for them the admit me to the hospital. My doctor had just returned from NY, so she was able to be there. She is an unbelievable dr and I am so thankful for her and her support for me to have an unmedicated VBAC. The nurse I had was also phenomenal and extremely supportive. I'll leave out the details...but at 1:24 am after 10 min or so of pushing Elijah arrived! He was a whopping 8lbs 5 oz (a full pound more than Hudson) and as healthy as can. We are so glad he is finally here.

The last few weeks (pre Elijah)

The first few weeks of December was a great mix of having lots of things going on as well as having some great down time. While we were anxiously awaiting Elijah's arrival...... We painted Christmas ornaments
danced and played silly games
and took lots of trips to the park.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

37 ish weeks

This was taken last weekend. I am now just over 38 weeks along and this baby is getting big. I'm measuring "large" but he is measuring relatively normal. So please join us in prayer that this little man will make his arrival soon. I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. Hudson and Parker couldn't be more thrilled about their little brother. I'm not sure if Parker realizes that he will be living with us, but she will figure it out quickly.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Big Soccer Stud

Hudson had his 2nd soccer game on Saturday. We had a little bit of a rough morning before the game, Hudson was not too excited about playing. He played a little of the first quarter and he even scored a goal. After his goal he said that he was done. His team only has 6 players and we had several that were having "rough" days....I'm assuming that is to be expected when you have 3 and 4 year olds on a team. Hud sat out the 2nd quarter and through half time he was still planning on just sitting out. We had some Gatorade and we told him that he could have some if he would go back in and help out his team. He finally agreed to play. Well once he went back in he was all business and ended up scoring a total of 8 goals! He was so excited about his goals and that he is "faster" than a lot of the other kids. So, overall I guess game 2 was a success. Thanks Aunt Kristin for coming to cheer him on....he loves having people come and watch.

Fall at the Arboretum

Last Monday we went to the arboretum to enjoy all the fun pumpkins. The kids were not in the mood to have their pictures taken but here are a few that turned out decent.

Our Silly Little Girl

She loves to take her clothes off and show off her belly
She also loves to sit in the basket of the stroller
and well, who doesn't like to strike a little pose every now and then

Sunday, October 3, 2010

u4 Soccer

Hudson had his first soccer game on Saturday. This boy loves soccer and so we thought we would sign him up. His team is the Firepower and he has a couple friends on the team that we are super excited about. Thank you GrandKen and GranMommy and Chris and Holly for coming out to cheer Hud on.

Photos by Sherah Witt

Last weekend Sherah took some family photographs for us. They are great! Thank you so much Sherah for spending your morning with us. You can check out more of her work here

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summer Fun

WARNING......this will probably be a photo overload. So many things to catch up on, so here we go.
First up, Celelbrations Park in Allen. This park is *amazing*, we love it. We spent the morning at the park with Rachel and Dealey (and a ton of other kids). The kids had a blast playing on the equipment and finally decided that the water would be fun too.

Snack time in the tent....they love their tent and tunnels

Zoo day with our Home Group. It was super hot, but we had a blast. I wish I would have taken more pictures.

Best Friends!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

baby #3 is a ......

Here is the video from last night. Thank you to everyone that came to celebrate with us. We are so blessed to be surrounded by people we love. Enjoy!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A long overdue post....

I am overwhelmed by all that I can recap, so for now I will just leave a couple pics. Hopefully I will feel up to writing soon:) They *LOVE* each other
Our little poser