Monday, December 28, 2009

christmas favs

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

my new love...

"I'm in love. I'm in love. And I don't care who knows it." - Buddy the Elf

Well I have a confession... I am now in love with 3 men!
Wes, Caleb and Evan!!

I really did not know I could love another soooooo much!
I would like to introduce you to my newest love...
Evan Graham
Born December 21, 2009
6lbs 8 oz
19 1/4 in

Thanks for all your prayers. Everything went very smoothly and we are all healthy and resting!

Friday, December 18, 2009

December 21st

My doctor's office called and said they were able to get me in on Dec 21 (my due date) for an induction! Yippee!

So if Evan does not make his appearance this weekend, we will have our little boy on Dec 21st!

Your prayers are appreciated!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

no room in the inn

Today I decided that I would go to my doctors appointment and ask to be induced. I have been nervous about that decision, but my doctor offered it to me a few weeks ago. Problem now is the hospital is FULL! Even on my due date! Everyone is trying to have their babies before Christmas. So we will just wait and see.

Next appointment is at 9 am on my due date (Dec 21).

I am now 3 cm and 75% effaced so maybe it will be tonight (I say that about every night-ha).

Thanks for all of your words of encouragement and prayers. We can not wait to meet this little man, what a special Christmas it will be!

Monday, December 14, 2009


I really did not think I would still be pregnant at 39 weeks. Neither did my doctor. I guess this little guy still needs to grow.

I am now hoping I go in to labor either tomorrow or on my due date (Dec 21) becuase my doctor is on call both of those days- ha!

It is exciting the really any day now he could be here! What a great Christmas gift!

I go back to the doctor on Wednesday, so if nothing happens between now and then, I will give you an update!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Santa baby...

So Caleb met Santa today (Dutch Sq Mall-- free-- bring your own camera).

He loved it. He was very intrigued. He kept saying "Danta" "Danta".

Thursday, December 10, 2009


well i am excited to say my due date is now less than 11 days away! i was so sure i was going to have this little boy early, but he has other plans!

i went to the doctor today and have not progressed much since last week. she still does not think i will make it full term, but only time will tell.

i was watching "i did not know i was pregnant" on TLC (which is the craziest show by the way) and these women are having intense pain (contractions) and i am thinking... oh i wish that were me... yes, i think i am a little messed up in the head after 3+ weeks of false alarms...

overall i really do feel good and have tried to keep living life as normal.

so that's my story and i'm stickin to it!

ps this is my 100th post!

Monday, December 7, 2009


on the way to church!

on the way home!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Maybe, just maybe, if I announce his name, he will come out an meet the world ;)

The name of our second son is Evan Graham Church!

We've been calling him Evan for a while, but finally decided on Graham for the middle name.

Evan means "God is grace"
Graham is a name Wes really liked and says its after the Rev Billy Graham.

So there you have it! We actually named this baby before labor this time!

Can't wait to meet him!

Friday, December 4, 2009


I am so thankful for my wonderful friends who have called to check in on me! I am sorry I have been terrible at returning phone calls. I am just a little anti-social right now (hard to believe I know).

I am feeling pretty good. I have given up on the whole idea that this baby could be here any minute. I am trying to just live life as normal. So maybe something fun will happen like my water will break at Target or in the middle of church!

My only complaint is that I am very easily exhausted. Chasing Caleb around does not make it any easier. I am also thankful for my husband, sister and brother-in-law who have done SO MUCH to help me out! I could NOT do it by myself!

I am thankful that I can just rest and relax while waiting for this little one to get here. God is good and His timing is perfect. So I will wait for Him.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas...a labor of love

Artist: Andrew Peterson
Album: Behold The Lamb Of God (a must have CD)

It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David's town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were col
dAnd little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother's hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph at her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David's town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I went to the Doctor today. Everything looks great. They did another ultrasound to check measurements and they are estimating 6lbs 9 oz right now!

I have still had contractions off and on pretty often, so you can imagine the mind tricks it can play on me. Good news is, I have progressed! I am now 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. So I guess all these "false contractions" are doing something!

The Dr says she really doubts I will make it to 39 weeks, the girl at the desk said she doubts I will be back for my next appt (next Thurs). I hope the girl at the desk is right.

Until then, I am enjoying spending time with just Caleb. He will be 18 months tomorrow! I can not believe he is already that old! He really is becoming such a big boy and I know he will be a wonderful big brother.

I THINK we have finalized a name for this little one. I have to get Wes's approval to post it. So I will keep you guessing a little longer.

Until then, keep us in your prayers...