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Friday, August 30, 2013

11 Weeks Old!


Sweet baby Linkey is getting so big!
He had his check up today and no big surprise he's a chart-topper in height, weight and head size. He is happy and healthy an such a delight!


His big brother adores him thus far! Speaking of big brother...


Monday, August 5, 2013

7 weeks old


Linkey is 7 weeks old and thriving! Taking care of 2 little ones has been a huge adjustment and we are doing our best to get the hang of it and keep up with them!

They are so precious!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

...3 weeks later...

We have this guy!!
Robert Lincoln Jack blessed us with his arrival on June 14th! He tipped the scale at 10lbs 6oz and 22 inches long.
He is an absolute angel and we praise God for a healthy baby boy. We treasure and adore him with all our hearts!

My C-section went amazingly well and now having delivered a 10lb 5oz baby completely naturally, and a 10lb 6oz baby via c-section, I can say without a doubt C is the way to go. In no way does this diminish how proud I am of delivering Bowman on my own, nor would I have done things any differently, it's just that the c-section was smoother and easier for everybody involved :) Hallelujah!!

AJ took was able to spend 2 weeks at home and went back to work this week and my parents were her the first week Lincoln was born and did everything with Bowman. They were wonderful an Bowman enjoyed every minute of their attention. 
Lincoln has been eating a lot and gaining an incredible amount of weight, between his 1week and 2 week check ups he gained 10oz in just 7 days. He is a good water and doesn't spit up. 

Bowman loves his new brother and has been good about giving gentle kisses and soft touches. He hasn't tried to pass the basketball to Lincoln yet but I'm sure that ones coming soon!






















Monday, June 10, 2013

Not funny


Today is 39 weeks!!
Praise The Lord we made it! I've been dilated to 3cm and 75% effaced for 3 weeks now and I am so beyond happy that baby and I made it to 39!!
I'm very nervous about Friday morning, but keeping myself calm focusing on the image of my husband holding our most precious second son for the first time. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thirty Eight and Thirty Two

Thirty Eight weeks and one day marks today along with my Thirty Second birthday!

I am bursting with joy and gratitude, appreciating each and every single one of God's blessing in my life. I truly feel like the luckiest lady alive and it's very humbling. 

Mister baby boy is happy where he is, I'm holding steady at 3cm dilated and it would be so great if we made it to next Friday, June 14th which is our scheduled c-section. 

His big brother has started asking "Wheres-a my baby brother?" It's so sweet. 


Our house is coming along well, and we've turned the corner to the home stretch. Our kitchen cabinets will be installed in a little over a week and countertops immediately following. Yaaaaaay!

Ok maybe it still looks like a war-zone but just wait!  Yes we really are crazy, but it's gonna be so great when it's done!!!

I received beaucoup bouquets today!!
So many beautiful flowers I don't know what to do with myself! 

This handsome devil took me for a pedicure and a delish dinner, (a great date-night combo we picked up from our dear friends Renzi and LeeAnne:)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Treasures

How blessed are we? So close to meeting our brand new little tiny person for the first time. Life is such a miracle. 

AJ still has The photos in his phone from when Bowman was born...
Just born!! Skin-to-skin with daddy while they put mommy back together :)

Uncle Renzi and Tim flew to California to meet their new nephew asap!

Daddy for the first time. 

Heading home from the hospital. 

I pray for a safe delivery and a healthy happy baby boy. We can't wait to meet him and experience the miracle o becoming parents for the second time. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thirty Seven

37 weeks and still cookin! 
I have a little catching up to do:
At my appointment on Friday 5/17 (35.5 weeks) we found out I was 2cm dilated. Then just 4 days later at my next appointment on 5/21, 36 weeks along, we found out was dilated to 3cm!!  YIKES!!! like this boy's just going to fall out! My doctor commanded me to stay off my feet and stay in bed as much as possible. Everything was looking perfectly healthy with baby and mama, my blood pressure remained steady at 108/68, we just started praying I wouldn't dilate any further so baby boy could have all the time he needs :).   Fast forward a week to my appointment yesterday (37 weeks) and to my absolute surprise I was still at 3cm. Hallelujah! If I had been at 4cm my dr said he would have to send me to labor and delivery to monitor for contractions. So here we are, still a 3 and praying to make it another week to 38. I'm just happy to make it each additional day that the baby bun gets to keep baking :)

My c-section is scheduled for June 14th. (If i make it!) I'm really scared about having a c-section but it's the best and safest choice for both me and baby based on my history with Bowman getting stuck and my subsequent massive hemorrhage. We know we got very lucky that both Bowman and I emerged in great condition. Im very proud of Bowmans birth and I know it was a miracle he was ok, I believed and God saw us through. I just don't feel comfortable taking the same route the second time around. I couldn't ever live with myself if this baby also got stuck; a shoulder dystocia easily results in very very terrible consequences including nerve damage, paralysis, brain damage and fatality. So we don't wanna go there knowing I'm already a risk. 

Our house is coming along but the first floor is still ripped to shreds. The good news is that half of the second floor is finished and ready for us to move in :)

Last week a devastating tornado ripped through the southern part of Oklahoma City. Somehow it looks like a small tornado made its way into our house... but no, we did that. Yep. 


Friday, May 24, 2013

Precious

I live in the moment. I now realize that i'm so constantly enraptured by how precious and adorable Bowman is moment to moment that I forget how precious he has been all along the way. (Hope that makes sense) anyway it's an especially awesome realization because very soon I'm going to get to experience another tiny persons preciousness moment by moment!!! 
Here are just a few faves I found looking back...