More dishes, more kisses, more laundry, more laughter, more fun, and LOTS more love.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

When will baby arrive?

We are patiently awaiting the arrival of baby Reed. He is due 17 days from now and we are so thrilled to meet him. I am dilated to a 1 and 30% effaced as of 36 weeks. No change for this week. With Logan and Abi I was induced and Cooper arrived 10 days before my due date. I am hoping he will arrive before January 2, but who knows. I have had to use pitocin with all my labors and would really like to not have to use any labor inducing drugs. I still want the epidural though. My water broke with Cooper but labor was not progressing so we had to use pitocin.

In the meantime, we are staying busy by trying to keep the house clean and laundry done. The kids and I spend hours a day doing crafts and coloring. I make my own homemade cards and the kids love to design their own with my supplies. Logan is actually becoming very talented at it.

Christmas is 9 days away and the kids are getting so excited. They are so happy that their cousins Caleb, Kyle, and Ann Marie are coming and Papa, Yaya, and Aunt Jojo. We are all thrilled that everyone is going to be together on Christmas. It is a blessing. We wish baby Catherine could be here but know that she will be spending her Christmas with Jesus himself. We love you Baby C!!!

Hopefully the next post will be more news on baby Reed. Until then, patiently waiting..............

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Loss of Our Precious Niece

We are sad to say that on November 22, 2009, our beautiful nine day old niece has joined our Lord in heaven. There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling. I have never felt 'real' pain until now. I struggle everyday to understand why this has happened, but can only trust in God for comfort. I think why I am having such a hard time accepting all that has happened is because it has been such a shock. I am not sure if I was not aware of the seriousness of her condition or was in denial, but her death leaves me dumbfounded. Through Baby C's death I have learned so much about the importance of family, how fragile life is and nothing should ever be taken for granted, that we are not invincible and bad things do happen, and that all the little things that our world, including me, seems to be so consumed with really aren't that important at all. I miss baby Catherine everyday and wish I could hold her. She has touched so many lives in just her nine short days on earth. Thank you God for our precious niece and I looked forward to holding her in heaven.
Baby Catherine, pray for us!