Friday, October 31, 2008

kate - day 2

more beautiful than she was yesterday! but i am a bit biased.

kate is doing very well on day 2. she spent several hours this morning in the special care unit, but is now back in the room with mommy. the dr said she seems very healthy. unfortunately she is showing signs of her big brother's spit-up "disease" (and we're hoping she's just teasing us).

Thursday, October 30, 2008

kate evelyn pié





she's finally here! welcome to the world, kate!

she graced us with her presence at 5:16 am today


she weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches long


thank you for coming on your own before mommy had to be induced! thank the Lord for answering our prayers!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

update

i am scheduled to be induced at 6 am tomorrow, thursday, october 30th. we'll try to keep everyone updated!


in the meantime, here's a super cute picture of jacob from candace's blog:

thank you candace! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

soon

happy day-before-the-due-date day! we're still waiting...

pretty soon this little angel will be a big brother. hard to believe!? i know.


Monday, October 20, 2008

the waiting game

just hanging around...waiting for the baby girl to arrive...



walking is supposed to be good to get the baby engaged and dropped- so we went hiking in the woods behind the house. here's some video from jesse's part of the hike (after mommy went inside to get dinner started):

video

and some pictures from the hike:

jacob and mommy watching his favorite show- Bob the Builder:


on my days off, jacob and i get to hang out and play with isabel, his buddy. here's a cute picture i got of them on the dinosaur car together:


and saturday the 18th, "sweetest day", was a sweet day for me- i got a mother's necklace and roses from jesse. what is sweetest day anyways? i am not sure- but i like it! :)



and here's the soon-to-be big brother, just up from his sunday afternoon nap:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

fall fever

we ventured out in the warm, 80 degree, october weather today to enjoy some fall festivities. we found a local farm that was advertising hayrides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and petting zoo, and thought it might be fun for jacob.

the most exciting part for jacob was something we could have experienced free in our own backyard....TRACTOR!!

the most exciting part for daddy was getting to feed ears of corn to the cows from the hay wagon (black angus cattle charging at the wagon, hungry for food- it was thrilling!)


here are some pics from the day:





and the highlight of the day for mommy.....gas for under $3/gallon!








finally got the promised big belly picture:

2 and 1/2 weeks to go!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

surprise!

i have great friends. well, they lied to me, but i guess i can forgive them because they threw a wonderful surprise baby shower for me on saturday. it was just supposed to be a girl's lunch, with some of my friends from work, and then they told me it was a surprise birthday party for one of our friends. well, when i arrived they were yelling "surprise", not to the birthday girl, but to the pregnant one. there were beautiful balloons and gifts in the living room, and there were streamers and a cookie cake in the dining room. we had all brought a taco topping to have a taco bar and candace made my favorite strawberry jello-pretzel salad.

it was a fun time! i felt very blessed to have such wonderful, thoughtful, generous friends.

since i wasn't prepared with my camera, i only have this one picture yet, and more are to come from another camera. here's the cookie cake:


so now i am ready for her to come! with some of the gifts i received on saturday that i have already put in the nursery, and my hospital bag mostly packed, i can say that i am feeling ok with going into labor any day! i have the diaper bag all packed and ready, and all i have to do is get jacob's overnight bag ready for the babysitter. this week i am 37 weeks and the baby is officially full term- so let's get this party started. :)


i guess i wouldn't mind holding off for a while longer...

please be in prayer for my mom, who will be having a heart cath procedure done this friday, the 10th, and kidney stone surgery next thursday, the 16th. these are both out-patient procedures, but she needs to be fully recovered and rested before she can come down to kentucky for grandma "duty". so, baby pié, if you could just wait a couple more weeks, that would be swell! :)
maybe some pregger pictures to come... i have to wait for the right day, you know? i know you are anxious to see them, brianne.