Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Cooper Trey is here!

Cooper Trey was born on November 14th at 12:20am. He was so cute from the begining, and has made the transition into our family smoothly. He eats every 3 to 4 hours, and sleeps two 4 hour chuncks at night, which has made my recovery speedy, because I am not exahusted! I wouldn't be able to function so well if Brody wasn't home. He gets up with the kids in the morning so Cooper and I can sleep in, and he's always doing something with one of the boys. Our neighbors and friends have been bringing us dinners, even Eliot's pre school teacher brought us dinner one night! Blue and Aiden adore Cooper, and are also becoming closer friends themselves. Aiden has grown up a lot since Cooper was born, he even has a new big boy bed that Brody built. Having the three of them at such different stages makes this time of life very full, and exciting. There isn't a time day or night where there isn't something going on in our house!
I am incredibly greatful for our new addition, and for all of our family and friends.


Friday, November 10, 2006

A good quote

" Tenacity is more than hanging on, which may be but the weakness of being too afraid to fall off. Tenacity is the supreme effort of a man refusing to believe that his hero is going to be conquered.... Remain spiritually tenacious." ~Oswald Chambers


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Update on the Pregnancy State

~I went to the doctor and he said I was at a 2 cm. Which is good for me, because with both my other two I was barely a 1cm. when labor started, or when I was induced. However, he said that the scheduled induction for the 17th, (if I go past my due date) would not work out because the hospitals are over booked for inductions. (everyone wants their babies before Thanksgiving) He said, "I really want you to have this baby by or before the end of next week, you need to go into labor naturally." He's a great doctor, but I was thinking, "yeah, me too, thanks for the pressure! I have no control over this." As many of you know, I have tried everything with my other two to go into labor!!!
It's so complicated because Brody is going to be in and out of town, my dad is coming into town, and then my doctor is going out of town! I feel overwhelmed trying to figure out when would be a "good time."
So please pray for me, and this baby and our family.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Trip to Kentucky!

Brody had been gone for over 2 weeks, and when we realized he'd only be 3 hours away in Kentucky, we decided to go and see him! My friends here were not too keen on the idea of my 9 month pregnant self driving 3 hours away, so I was phoned a few times all the way there, and happy to inform them that there was a hospital nearly every thirty minutes of the drive! We got to eat dinner with Brody, meet the people that he works with, and watch most of the concerts. (Blue fell asleep during part of it) The highlight for Blue was when he was able to help shoot the confetti out at the end of the show!

We then were taken to a hotel, where they had kindly booked us a room, only to find that it was kind of a ghetto area, and kind of a ghetto hotel. Brody went to a couple of surrounding hotels, only to find they were either full or 500 dollars for the night. We decided to stay at this hotel, while Brody hopped back on the bus bound for St. Louis. Our night sleep was, well nearly non existent. Blue slept fine, but Aiden was coughing and stuffed up, and could not sleep though the people yelling outside all throughout the night. I kept praying for God to heal him, and was so frustrated that I was not getting sleep, and for poor Aiden as well. After sleeping from about 2 to 4 am and then not returning to sleep, I felt a strong urge to get home as soon as possible. So, I loaded up the kids at 7 am and took off for home. Brody called me shortly after we were on the road, and was relieved to hear that we were out of there and safe. After returning to the bus, he heard about one of the crew guys nearly getting mugged, and the bus drivers saying that the hotel had been a "rough" place. Brody didn't sleep much either.
The drive home was nice and quiet, and I was able to apologize to God for being upset that He wasn't answering my prayers the way I wanted, and realize that because God knows me so well, He knew that If I had slept, I would been more lesirely with my time the next morning and hung around a bit, letting the kids play or whatever. I think He was trying to keep us safe, and wanted us out of there as much as we did!
So all in all, it was a good trip. I didn't have the baby on the side of the road, we got to see Brody, (although after seeing his face, it just makes me miss him more now) and we were kept safe while driving, and staying in a not so nice area! God did answer our prayers after all, He protected us.