Sunday, December 27, 2009
Twas' the night before Christmas
Corie got Jack a Woody hat AND cowboy boots! A huge hit!
Grandma Shirley MILLER Teasdale - Stenn's middle name is after her
Matching Christmas get-ups! So fun :)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Discharging from the hospital. When Stenn came home Jack showed pulled the moses basket over to Stenn and said "This is your Moses Basket Baby Stenn, this is where you will be sleeping." Then he said "Come on Stenn, come to my room. These are my toys. These are my cars. These are my trains. Sit right there, right there, right there (pointing to the chair)." So Patrick sat down with Stenn and Jack said "No STENN sit there, not Daddy!"
Jack helping to burp Stenn
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
all over again!
Seriously though. We are slow and steady, but Gina is doing great. Who
knows we could have a dec 8th baby... (blog hits just dropped through
the floor with that comment as everyone decides to go to sleep ;-)
from her chest down. She couldn't feel herself breathe or swallow. We
put her on oxygen and it was VERY scary for about an hour.
She is almost all better now and we are moving right along. She is 6 cm!
Gina's quote of the hour " this is sooo typical!"
our hospital is near Gina's favorite neighborhood in all of Sacramento.
Gina is a trooper. Her contractions have started and while they aren't
super intense yet, the anxiety of what is to come is mounting.
Our nurse Alison has been amazing and of course she is gina's new bff!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Two and half years ago I was given the greatest gift of my life - you. I will never forget the moment I laid eyes on you - I could not believe that you had just come out of me. What a miracle. And now, tomorrow, we will be given another gift from God - a baby brother or a baby sister. I am so excited to see who you are going to play with, be an example to, and share a life with as a sibling.
Jack I thank you for teaching me about love that is so incredibly indescribable. Everyday you make me laugh, smile, and love you more and more. I light up when I hear your little voice in the morning calling out to me. I love that the first thing you want in the morning is a snack and a snuggle. I love that you incessantly ask me questions when we are in the car. I love that you take a bow in music class every time a song is over, although no one else is bowing. I love that everything is an adventure with you. I love playing pirate ship on my bed and you asking me to buckle up with the pillows and you sing "yo po yo po a pirates life a me!" I love watching you kick a soccer ball, hit a baseball and trying so hard each week to be a good catcher! I love that you practically have an out of body experience each time you see a tractor, a train or a dinosaur. I love dancing with you and wrestling with you. I love that you tell me the choo choo train needs batteries when you see them parked in the train yard when they are not moving. I love that you get excited about EVERYTHING I get excited about - pumpkins, fall leaves, Christmas decorations, flowers, new toys, Sunday football game watching with Daddy. You LOVE life and you are only two.
God specifically gave YOU to ME and to our FAMILY. You have taught me about what it means to be a mother. You have taught me what it means to see life through a little boy's eyes. You have given me more gifts in 30 months than is even conceivable. You are my best buddy and I thank you for being my pal. Daddy and I are so thankful for you. I will miss our Jack and Mommy only times - but promise to still give that to you even though someone else is joining us. Now the three of us will pal around during the days and three of us will run to the door when Daddy gets home. I love you my sugar and I thank you for giving me everything that you give. You will always be my first born, my first everything when it comes to parenting - you are how I learn each day to be a mom. Thank you.