Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New Pictures...

in the photo album to the left of this! I finally got a second to get the pics into the album. More to come...

...and a little update...we had Timothy's 1st appt. and he is doing great! He was 4lbs.15oz. when we left the hospital and 24 hrs. later, he was already back up to 5lbs. 3oz. We are grateful that he is healthy and thriving!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Timothy Michael is Here!

Our sweet sweet boy is here!!! I can't promise much of a post tonight but just wanted to finally get some pictures of our precious little boy posted.

Timothy Michael was born on Friday at 1:28 pm weighing in at 5lbs. 6oz. and 18 inches long. He is so handsome with big bright eyes. We are falling more and more in love with him as each hour passes!

Everything went very well with his birth. We are now just adjusting to life at home with our 2 munchkins. As I have more time in the days to come, I will update the photo album with more pics and more about his birth and how little Ems is handling being a big sister. For now though, I have a hungry little boy downstairs so enjoy the pics below!

Leaving for the hospital...contractions 3 min. apart!

He's here!..A very proud mommy and daddy!

...and a very proud big sister!

Our handsome boy!!!!!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

1st Date with Daddy!

As I mentioned in a few posts back, Emily had her first date with her sweet Daddy a couple of weekends ago. They went to a car meet (I guess that is what you would call it) with a bunch of guys Derek works with at Nissan. They meet up every couple of weeks on a Sat. morning for coffee and lots of the guys bring their kids. Derek commented later that it might not be the best place for a curious 2.5 yr. old (especially one that is so enamoured with cars!) But all in all, they had lots of fun and Em is still talking about it. As you can see from the pics below, she got to sit in a Ferrari...I don't think I have ever even done that. The problem was that Derek said she wanted to sit in and drive all of the cars. What a shocker! Almost every time we are in the car, she says, "I wanna drive one time" and puts her pointer finger in the air. It's cute but can be exhausting. I have never seen a 2 year old girl that loves all things cars so much. Even this morning on the way to the doctor (oh post below w/ baby update:) she of course notices the car carrier on the interstate. It cracks me up!

On a side note...she says the funniest things. On her date with Derek, they were walking past a new black Infiniti and she says, "Hey Dad, that car's pretty cool!" This afternoon when we met D for lunch he asks if she wants to click the top of her car seat, she says, "It would be my pleasure!" And one of my all time favorites usualy comes when we the three of us are all together really engaged in quality time and she says, "Isn't this fun?" Seriously those are direct quotes. She is so hilarious!

...Here's looking forward to lots more dates with an awesome Daddy!!

Our newest car purchase...hahaha...Derek wishes (I wouldn't mind either:)!!

First time sitting in a Ferrari!

Changing a tire on a Nissan at the Discovery Center

Tightening up the bolts! She got VERY into this!
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Dancing in the rain!
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Broken Record...

that's what I sound like but if you want to hear the latest baby boy update, that's what you're gonna get!!

Not much to report here on the baby front. I still have 2 full weeks until my official due date and my doctor says everything looks great. I haven't progressed as far as numbers go, but she did say that there is progress...I'll skip the details:):) She seemed that she would be surprised if she saw me at my appt. next Mon. but who knows. I trust that he'll arrive right on time as God has already planned!

Friday, August 15, 2008


I had a real one this morning....contraction that is! It reminded me of when I went into labor with Emily. It could mean nothing.......OR????:):)

We'll keep everyone posted! I'm sure this means it will be a good 2 weeks now...hahaha!!!

Also, I added some really cute pics to the photo gallery. I have some super cute stories to go with them when I get the time to post.

Monday, August 11, 2008

....And Nothing!

Yep! That's right folks...this little nameless Hercules is quite comfy just chillin' in his mommy's belly! We had our weekly check this morning and we are right where we were last week! Oh well! We'll just keep hanging out...I keep reminding myself that it is God's gift to me of having more and more days with just Em for a bit longer. I plan on trying to really enjoy them amidst the sleepless nights:):) Oh acid reflux how you pain me!!:(

We'll keep you posted!

Friday, August 08, 2008

No Progress Just Yet!

I just realized that I had said in my last post that I would post an update about my appt. this past Tues...oops! There wasn't any progress as of then and maybe that is why I forgot. My doc is estimating that he is right under 6.5 lbs. (already bigger than Em at 38 weeks) and I was still 50% and 1.5 cm. I am totally good with that...not as if I have a choice anyway!:) I still have things to get done and I am really trying to soak up my time with Emily as much as possible. I figure he'll get here when God determines and there isn't any point worrying about it...I just want a healthy boy!

We are planning to finish up his room this weekend and I have been washing, folding, and putting clothes away the last 2 days...oh how I have missed the smell of Dreft!!!:):) Derek and I are still tossing around name ideas and think we have a few that are probabilities. But, now I think we will just announce it when he arrives.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. Derek is taking Em on their first date in the morning and she has talked about it constantly. I'll be sure to post on that later!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

37 Weeks and a Visit With the Moore's

We had such a terrific weekend that began with hanging out with the rest of the youth leaders overnight on Friday. We did some training and a personality thing involving colors that was amazing. It was tons of fun and somewhat exhausitng in the heat! (at least for me:)

On Sat. we finally got to see our dear friends Kevin and Ginny! They have been here visiting from Cali where Kev is in Seminary and they got to the 'Boro on Sat. With all of the family they had to see, their visit was right around 24 hours, but Derek and I agreed that we'll take that! It was better than nothing...Kevin and Ginny thanks for making the major extra effort to get to Murfreesboro...we know it was taxing!! We love you guys and miss you ridiculously already!

Emily got another absolutely precious dress from my great aunt who is so gifted. She used to make clothes like this all the time and now it truly is a labor of love, but she continues to make them for the kiddos in our family. What a treasure and precious gift to have something from her very own hands. I thought Emily was so cute in this dress so I had to post these pics! And this is about as good as it will get for a 37 week pic. We have another appt. this morning and I will post on Junior's progress (if there is any:)

Heading out the door for church!

My Cutie Pie!

Emily reading with Emma (Em thinks Emma is just the greatest and Emma is so sweet to Emily).

Some of the girls that got to hang out with Ginny and Kevin on Sun. We had such a great time!!
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Monday, August 04, 2008

Wrestling with Daddy

I'm thinking that she might be able to take him!
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Stinky Stinky!

As you can see below, Emily is absolutley enamoured by her cousins Stella and Carrie. She loves them so incredibly much! It has been such an awesome time watching them bond over the last month while they have been here from Massachusetts. I know Emily is going to miss them like crazy. They spent the night last week at our house and Emily decided for some random reason that she was going to start smelling everyone's feet (gross, I know). But it was funny and actually pretty cute b/c even if they didn't stink, she, of course, totally played the whole thing up b/c we were laughing at her. It is just so fun seeing her play and laugh like this!

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