he is finally here! jack was born friday, january 23 at 4:48 pm. he weighed in at 6 lbs 5 oz and measured 20 inches. mommy, daddy, and big sister emma are soooo excited!
You are now three years old. I cannot believe it. Three years ago, I had no idea what I was in for… or the way that my life would be changing with you in it. You have been a wild ride for sure!!! But you have been the most wonderful, most amazing thing in my life thus far. You are perfect in every way… and I cannot imagine my life without you. I LOVE YOU.
You are the smartest little girl that I know. These days you know all your letters, numbers, speak like a 30 year-old it seems, and can have the funnest AND funniest conversations in the world. Your little mind is like a sponge, all-absorbing and all-wondering. You question everything about the world around you… and then you retell it like you knew it all along. We love to tell you about God. That He made everything and that He loves you and you really seem to get that. Most of our conversations revolve around your little brother these days. About the things you will do when he gets here… how you will help and what he will look like… You can’t wait to see him and give him your love.
Your personality has for sure blossomed. I’m not sure what happened to the very compliant little girl that always listened and never talked back. She’s been replaced with an opinionated, sassy, and spunky twin… which I actually like because its nice to see that you are YOU and that you have figured out who you are. I am so lucky to be able to see you through it all. What a blessing that God picked me to be your mommy!!
Emma, your daddy and I love you so so so much! You will never know how much. We would do anything for you. We would give you the world if we could. (We are trying hard not to spoil you though :)) I can’t wait to see what you will do in life… what you’ll choose to do with your talents and ideas… who you will choose to spend your life with… what your children will be like… oh, I pray that God will continue to bless me and allow me to see you through all these things. You are remarkable. You are unique. You are my sunshine and make me happy any day. You are oh so special. I could go on and on… Keep shining and smiling. The world is a better place because you are in it.
Lots of love,
Ok, so now that its okay for baby to come, he seems to be fine just hanging out in the comfort of my belly. UGH!!! I am still having contractions like crazy, but they are worthless because they are not helping my labor along. I am so ready for him to come!!! In the meantime, I have lots of new shows to watch!!!
American Idol started! I LOVE the first few weeks of Idol… they are super funny and touching and just so much fun to watch. Its hard to find 2 hours 2 evenings a week, but we somehow managed to do it. We actually have to break them up into smaller chunks since I can’t hang so late at night… Even still, I’ve enjoyed it. I even dig the new judge… I thought she would be soft like Paula, but she turned out to be really good.
the Office… this one is among my favorites although it wasn’t that way for a long time. I HATE Steve Carrell’s character on the show, but he is an amazing actor!!! I have to admit that I love to watch Jim and Pam, and can’t wait to see how their relationship progresses. I even like Dwight… and am anxious to see what will happen with him and Angela. Great show for sure.
LOST. We are lost in LOST! I am glad that there are only a couple more seasons of it, because honestly, I’m not sure how many more twists and turns I can handle… I LOVE all of the characters and can’t wait to see it this week after MONTHS of waiting. Does anyone know where the island went???? Oh my gosh I can’t wait!!!
so much has happened in the last few weeks… i am on bedrest, christmas came and went, family came and went, and i had my very much anticipated baby shower. i am thrilled to have shared it with one of my best friends, christy. it was a double shower since we are due only days apart… 😉
look how enormous i am. pregnancy is not my most flattering time!
our delicious cake. we totally forgot to take pictures of it. i actually didn’t even see it until it looked like this. 😉
one of my favorite gifts. i totally needed a new boppy!!!
everyone in this photo is pregnant (except erika on the far right who just had her baby). so many pregnant bellies!!!
best friends. erika, christy, me, amy, and april… such sweet hostesses!!! thank you all so much! and thank you to all the guests! i feel so blessed!