Archive for November 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Grateful for Adelaide Elizabeth

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers! We are so grateful for friends and family who love us and our new little girl.


Addie is doing well and it's hard to believe that she is actually here and the nine months of waiting are over. She is a beautiful and calm baby and snuggly sweet. Unlike our other two, she actually sleeps after she eats and so we're feeling a bit more rested than we probably were w/Tali or Owen. And still the exhaustion has set in like a heavy fog. Wow. It can be oppressive! I'm so grateful for my loving husband who is serving so whole-heartedly and for my parents who are helping in so many ways. Can't imagine attempting it alone.

Addie looks a ton like Tali did at her age. It really takes me back and also reminds me how fleeting this season is. Before we know it, she'll be our big three year old instead of our little 3 day old. Lord, help us to savor the season.

Tali and Owen are loving having a new sibling. They are both so excited about touching her, talking to her, asking about her, singing about her, etc. Tonight Owen came upstairs where I was with Addie and said, "I tink I wan my liddle sistuh to come downtairs wit me." Very sweet. I also heard him singing a little song he made up at dinner, "Addie Beff, Addie Beff, Addie Beff!" We are so blessed.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Introducing Our Little Girl

Meet Adelaide Elizabeth, a.k.a. Addie Beth, Addie Lulu, or just Addie.


Who do you think she looks like?

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Introducing Adelaide Elizabeth, aka Addie Beth, Addie lulu, or just Addie.

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No name yet. Give us a little more time...

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8lbs 12oz. Baby girl and Mommy are doing well. Praising God for this amazing gift. Pictures on blog soon!

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Babygirl was just born healthy. More info to come.

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Epidural's in. I'm a little over half way w/irregular contractions so they might start Pitocin. This has been an awesome labor so far!

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Labor is stalled, and a busy day at the hosp., but an evening delivery still looks likely for us.

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And We're in Labor!!!!!!!!!

Castor oil did the trick! We're at the hospital and labor's started...4cm. Still waiting for the nurse to start my IV and antibiotics for Group B Strep. After that happens, then my midwife will break my water. Can't wait to meet Baby Girl!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Still waiting...

...but I'll let you know right here as soon as there is any news!


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Due Date Schmoodate


And so here I am on the day of Baby #3's due date, waiting, waiting, waiting. Due dates are a tough thing, especially when you're a person who goes past them. Because then there's that nasty word-OVERDUE that comes into play and non-stress tests and inductions and pitocin and blah, blah, blah. But it's so good to know that God is never late in His plans and He never makes a mistake. His plan is always perfect and always good. So we're clinging to that truth and looking forward to seeing Him bring about His perfect plans for this baby's birth.

"This God-His way is perfect..." Psalm 18:30


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

No, I Haven't Had the Baby Yet

I am quite inspired by the happy rumor circulating that I've had the baby. Considering that both of our babies have been "late" so far, I find it especially encouraging that anyone would think it possible for me to go over a week early. Thank you, friends! I'm grateful for the moral support. We'll try and post an update as soon as we can when I actually have had the baby.


Onto other news, here's a short clip of our current baby singing one of his favorite tunes and a little info from him about what all the ladybugs around here are up to. (Are we the only house that's been swarmed with those nasty asian beetles?)

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Tali!



Today our sweet girl turned THREE! How the time has flown by...

Here's a run-down of the day so that I can remember it for the future (and this probably won't be that facinating for most of ya so feel free to skip this post):

Around 7:15am this morning we heard Tali in her room singing repeatedly, "I'm three years old today!" Josh and I got Owey up and went in her room all together singing, "Happy Birthday." We gave Tali a balloon and a gift to start her day (a new book). She was all smiles.

Her birthday breakfast consisted of a smoothie made from Daddy and an english muffin w/peanut butter.

Then, our friend Karen came over and opened gifts with us. (Karen serves our family by coming over once a week to help me out however is needed...cooking, cleaning, watching the kids, folding clothes, etc. Such a blessing!) Tali opened some sweet gifts from Karen and then opened the special presents that Pops & Grammy & GG had sent from California. They were a huge hit!

She spent the morning enjoying her gifts and trying hard to share them with Owen. :)

Birthday lunch was Mac N Cheese (per her request). At the end of lunch she got a phone call from Aunt Amy and talked her ear off, especially about decorating the house with purple balloons.

Both kids were super wound up and couldn't fall asleep for naps. Eventually Owen did but Tali just sat in her bed singing songs at the top of her lungs. My favorite part was when she belted out a verse from the "To Be Like Jesus" cd. ("Presents and birthdays-Jesus is better! Forever and always-Jesus is better! Better than anything you could imagine. Jesus is better than all!") Super sweet that she was singing that today of all days.

More birthday phone calls from Pops, Grammy, and GG kept her happily entertained for the afternoon.

Papa & Grandma came and helped decorate some more and brought birthday gifts. She loved playing with them and was especially glad that Papa made it back from work in time for her party.

Our dear friends, the Kruegers, came over to party and the kids played and played. We had a little #3 treasure hunt and they did some interesting 3 year-old attempts at "hide and seek." Pasta for dinner and cupcakes & ice cream for dessert. Tali definitely loved having her friends there to celebrate.

Before bed, Tali opened her final gift: a dollhouse. She said, "Oh, I've always wanted a dollhouse! I have been wanting one for a long, long, time and now I have one on my birthday!" I think she was beside herself with joy. "Owey, you've got to be very very careful. This is my very special birthday dollhouse and I don't want it to break because I love it, Owey."

Happy birthday to our sweet 3 year old. She is such a gift of joy to our lives each and every day.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Praise God for a New Lens




I love how God works all things together for good even when we don't see it at the time. Our camera lens broke recently-not cool at all. I kept telling Josh, "I CANNOT go into labor until our camera is fixed!" :) We've been wanting a better lens for low-light settings anyway and this seemed like the perfect time to look into it. Thank you, Lord, for providing us with this awesome new lens! (Bring on the labor & delivery!) I can't wait to take pictures of our new girlie with it. These are some samples of pics taken with our new lens.

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