Archive for March, 2009

Alls Well

It’s busy but it’s good.  

She loves the swing...it was not purchased in vain.

She loves the swing...it was not purchased in vain.

 

It is easier when she's here.

It is easier when she's here.

 

Always good when he's here too.

Always good when he's here too.

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This past week has been wonderful.  I’ve had tons of help from Jud and my parents as we all help Gideon adjust to his new world and me adjust to mine.  Piper has not needed much help.  She is a sleepy poopy machine of goodness that has melded into our family like butter.  She’s sweet and she’s snuggly and her brother really likes it when she makes squealing noises.  I’m still struggling to get myself ready, Piper dressed and fed and out the door in plenty of time.  Jud still does a great job getting Gideon together and ready for appointments.  He’s a great dad and I’m so thankful for all his hands on work with our children.  Unfortunately he’s been plagued by a nasty cold that’s now settled in his chest bronchitis and is having to keep his distance a bit from our little girl. Gideon can’t leave Jud (his personal jungle gym of fun time) alone even if we wanted him to, so we haven’t really attempted it.  Hopefully tomorrow will bring antibiotics and more requests from his coworkers to leave the office so that he can rest and get better. So, we’re surviving, even in the midst of the hacking and we’re thriving with two great eaters and sleepers who are the biggest joys of our lives.  

All wrapped up (thanks, Aunt Tawnya!)

All wrapped up (thanks, Aunt Tawnya!)

 

 

 

She's in a blue blanket, but trust me, it's Piper.

She's in a blue blanket, but trust me, it's Piper.

 

 

 

 

 

My boys

My boys

A Life Changing Birthday

This morning, Jud walks downstairs to the family room where I am feeding the baby with this look of total shock.  I can’t tell if the news he is about to deliver is good, bad or just completely off the wall.  With very wide eyes and a wrinkled forehead he asks “Have you taken a shower with the new shower head yet?”

I said no.

He replied,”It’s life changing.”  

I laughed and thought, well then, Happy 27th Birthday and sort of dismissed his excitement.

I just took a thirty minute shower and have converted to the cult of the new shower head.  For lo, it is amazing.  Water Pik, you are amazing.

Monday

Things are going pretty well, mostly because Jud is off of work and the one kid per adult thing seems to work swimmingly.  I’m so thankful for the help!  Piper had her first check up today and all is well.  She is slightly jaundiced, but not enough to do much besides let her soak up some sun, which was easy to do today since the weather is full on spring.  I’m hoping it stays this way.  

Here she is again, in case you missed her:

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I'm in labor!

I'm in labor!

Hoping the pitocin will get things going.

Hoping the pitocin will get things going.

 

Piper all cleaned up and ready for Mama

Piper all cleaned up and ready for Mama

 

Her Proud Dada

Her Proud Dada

She was waiting all day to meet her.

She was waiting all day to meet her.

 

Looking so much like her brother that I sometimes switch the pronouns.

Looking so much like her brother that I sometimes switch the pronouns.

 

This was the most we could do for him

This was the most we could do for him

A very important introduction

A very important introduction

She gave him a ride on dump truck filled with blocks.  He loves her.

She gave him a ride on dump truck filled with blocks. He loves her.

Update from the Hospital

Jud posting for Kim here…

We just want to thank everyone for your prayers and thoughts. Piper Elise was born at 3:07P today (3/13) and weights 7lbs., 5oz.. Both Kim and Piper are doing well.

I’m certain that Kim will get some photos up once we get home but I wanted to let everyone know that has yet to hear.

Thanks again for your prayers. We praise God for His marvelous design in crafting this beautiful girl together and entrusting her to Kim and I.

Check

Off to get a litmus test following, uh, damp contractions. We’ll keep you posted as time, space and pitocin allow.