Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday BG

Today is my big brother's birthday!
He is a pretty amazing guy, and from the looks of his facebook page, I don't really need to encourage you all to wish him a Happy Birthday! You've done so already! :)

But anyways, Happy Birthday to my brother.
He is truly the best brother, the most doting uncle, and one of the greatest of friends.
We are so blessed to have him in our lives!
Wesley asks about him every day and loves their visits together! I know Spencer is going to love Uncle B like Wesley does!

We love you, bro!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Falling in love!

I am in love...
with this sunshine,
cooler weather,
and beautiful season that is upon us!

I am definitely putting pumpkins on my porch this week and hanging my Fall wreath!

Stay tuned for Spencer's Shower O' Love update coming soon!
Here is a picture to tide you over with, my friends!

Oh yea....I'm 35 weeks this week! Serious countdown time!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello Rain

Ahh, two days of some serious interior productivity. This rain is making me go a little crazy, but the nesting is helpful in terms of organization. :)

I wish I had taken a snapshot of the radar YESTERDAY. It was truly remarkable to behold.

Yesterday we accomplished:
  • Nate saw a football game on tv (which he never gets to do)
  • Wesley got to wear his rain boots.
  • Nate cleaned out the garage so we can park our car back in it again. (By clean, I mean re-organize)
  • Jade painted Spencer's painting for his room
  • Wesley painted Nanny and Poppy a painting
  • Jade organized some baby things for Dos
  • Jade did laundry.....haha yea right
  • Jade helped Wesley rebuild his train track
  • Nate pulled out the bassinet from the attic (and a few other wee one things)
  • Jade baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Jade, Nate, and Wesley stared out at the crazy rain.
  • Stormy was ignored. (I'm taking any hormones that are fighting me out on her)
  • Stormy was played with. (Wesley really loves his dog)
  • Jade went through two bins that were in the attic of her childhood toys/stuffed animals.
  • Jade got rid of a lot of those things that were in those bins. *sniff
  • Jade, Nate, and Wesley stared out at the crazy rain (again)
  • Nate and Jade got to hang out with the Novs for dinner and some HEB Plus fun
  • Jade had some serious heartburn. (Curse you Five Guys)
  • Jade was in bed before Nathan. (rare)

All this happened AFTER church. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Week 33 Update

Hey friends, are you guys interested in an update on Spencer, at 33 weeks gestation? I would post a picture, but he was NOT a cooperative boy this morning at our sono, so the images we got of him are basically little fuzzy gray clouds :) He had his hands over his face AND he is sideways in my belly.

So as you remember, last week I had that awful appointment and whined a moaned that I missed my doctor's tender lovin' and her good spirits. The doc that I saw was a little negative, not very gentle (in manner) and was a little offensive in the way he spoke to me.

Well this morning after our sonogram (which Wesley was awesome and so sweet saying things like "I love Spencer" when we saw the baby on the tv) we went up to Dr. N's office and waited patiently for a good 45 minutes to see her. Not an easy feat with a two year old, but Wesley did great (again). I was so pleased at seeing his manners and his sweet smile to the other waiting patients. The sonographer had already mentioned that the baby was measuring big, his head especially, and his weight being around the 5lb mark. (Average babies at 33 weeks are 4 lbs). His length is already pretty impressive, but it's really his head that Dr. N was gushing about.

No suprise for Nate and I though. Wesley measured 10.2 lbs and 22.5 inches long and his head was about 14 or 15 around. Haha...yea, exactly.

So while I have been pushing (in my head) for a VBAC delivery, I am quite certain we will end up having a scheduled C-Section again. Which is fine by me. I really want Dr. N to deliver Spencer. I told her so and she said in three weeks, we will have another sono and then schedule me out from there.

If I go into labor early on my own, great. If not, a schedulin' we will be doin. :)

PS--These images are of Wesley when he was a newborn. The first one is the very first picture we took of him home in his crib. I love it so! The second one is right after he was born. With his sleepy little face. So sweet.

I went looking through pictures of Wesley and am so interested to see how different Spencer and Wesley are going to look. Or if I think they will look similar.

You moms of multiples, how were your babies when they were born? Did you think they looked alike? Or did you think they were all extremely different??

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jade & Nate Plus Two?

I know I am pregnant with my second son (and completely over the moon at that) but is it so ridiculous of me to desire to raise four daughters also?? Maybe Nate and I can adopt....I seriously am having a hard time imagining six pregnancies. :)

Why four girls?

Because I am in love with this book.....and this movie.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy. Simple, lovely names for such extraordinary little women. :)

Laurie: Fellow artists, may I present myself as an actor, a musician, and a loyal and very humble servant of the club.
Jo March: We'll be the judge of that.
Laurie: In token of my gratitude and as a means of promoting communication between adjoining nations, shouting from windows being forbidden, I shall provide a post office in our hedge, to further incourage the bearing of our souls and the telling of our most appalling secrets. I do pledge never to reveal what I recieve in confindence here.
Meg: Well, then. Do take your place Rodrigo.
Jo March: Sir Rodrigo.

Jo March: I find it poor logic to say that because women are good, women should vote. Men do not vote because they are good; they vote because they are male, and women should vote, not because we are angels and men are animals, but because we are human beings and citizens of this country.
Mr. Mayer: You should have been a lawyer, Miss March.
Jo March: I should have been a great many things, Mr. Mayer.

Friedrich: Your heart understood mine. In the depth of the fragrant night, I listened with ravished soul to your beloved voice. Your heart understood mine.

Marmee March: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You're ready to go out and - and find a good use for your talent. Tho' I don't know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.

Yes, four girls would be lovely.
But in truth....four boys would be quite adventurous. :)

I'll stick with what God is laying out for me now, and trust His plans for our future brood. After the sleeplessness that we surely will meet in 7 short weeks, the idea of more will probably fly right out of my head. Haha!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We are going to Camp?

A conversation between the Little Adventurer and me:

Wes: I want to go see Nanny and Poppy (my parents)
Me: I know, buddy, you are going to get to play with them tonight!
Wes: Why?
Me: Because Mommy and Daddy are going out on a date!
Wes: Why are you going on a date?
Me: Because it's important for mommy and daddy to spend time together, just us.
Wes: Ohhhhhh. You are going to camp?
Me: Uhh.....
Wes: (big sigh) I can't wait to go to camp.

I need to make Wesley a "Future Zephyr Staffer" t-shirt. What do you think?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Making Art for Spencer

When Wesley was about 8 months in the womb, I began to work on a painting for his Travel room, just for him called "Wesley's World". It is a whimsical map of the world with animals and boats and a few things here and there on it. Everyday when we play in his room or clean it, he points to it and says "I like your picture mommy......Oh no! It's missing the dinosaurs" It's a pretty hilarious little ritual of his and every time he says that I respond with "Ok, kid, I'll paint you some dinosaurs".

Well, we've begun work on the solar system painting for the baby room, which, you guessed it, will be "Spencer's Sky". I am really pumped about this painting, because if the boys should ever share a room, they will have their own paintings above their beds. :) That makes me really happy. I also plan on adding a few dinosaurs to Wesley's World. :)

I love his imagination!

It is really hot in the garage where we've been painting. I'm about to move us inside, because I just can't take the heat anymore.

Here is our set up :) Spencer's Sky is on the right....obviously

Wesley really loves art! He gets very frustrated when he doesn't get it right....I wonder where he gets that from. Hmm...

Can you tell how sweaty we are? It has been a seriously hot summer.

Painting with Wesley is one of my favorite things ever. I wonder if Spencer will enjoy art as much as we do, or if he is going to be a science bug like his dad. Wesley, so far, has a great affection for exploring and looking at bugs and dirt and things of that sort, but don't ever try to make him touch a bug. He just won't do it.

I am so excited to meet Spencer in just 8 weeks (plus or minus). I am just praying for good health for us both and a joyful experience full of peace! We are hoping to take some family pictures soon, so I will post some belly pics in the next couple posts or so :)

PS, thanks for all the encouragement and feedback I received from the last post. That was a pretty rough day, combined with a growing two year old who is stretching his wings a bit, I've been pretty tired and extremely sentimental :) Thankfully the Lord has surrounded me with lots of love and affection from family and friends near and far. That's what community and authenticity is all about! You are all dearly cherished in my heart. Besos!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Trying not to rant:

I just had one of the most frustrating prenatal check ups to date. I saw a doctor who was not my normal doctor and he was so extremely unpleasant and frustrating, I thought I was going to cry about it. But thankfully, Nate, was available to send me texts to make me laugh (Yes there was a big NO TEXTING sign in the waiting room of this particular office) and I had him and Tawny to vent to after it was done.

I will spare you the details, but I just have to say how thankful I am for my doctor that I see on a normal basis. Her sweetness and her compassion are exactly what I need, and the sarcasm and frustrating nature of this other man was NOT something I needed to be around at such a stressful time.

I've been dealing with some anxiety, mostly at night, and I hate it! I want to claim peace and thanksgiving now, before I let it control my every thought and consume me in a such a powerfully negative fashion.

So pray for me, if you are the praying type, to battle the urge to feel less than worthy, and also pray that I wouldn't fret or stress about any of the physical sides of pregnancy/delivery. It's amazing how quickly we can fall into the trenches of despair and self-pity if we allow ourselves.

The good news is I am hitting 32 weeks and it's countdown!
I have more pleasant things coming you way, pictures, updates and more....

Stay tuned for the cheerful Jade to return. I just need a minute. :)