Friday, June 19, 2009

surviving week one!

We promise to post some more pictures as we gradually feel life return to our sleepless bodies :)
I've had lots of things I've wanted to blog about over the last week, but mostly I want to thank God. This last week has been full of high and lows, anxiety and elation, fear and hopefulness. Through it all I really tuned into God and grasped on to His presence. Sometimes I say things like "God was really present with me" but He is always present. It's just, many times I don't tune into Him being with me and ask for His help.
I was terrified of the c-section because the one I had with Maegan was a really bad experience. So, Friday morning I was very quiet...and this tends to freak Doug out because I'm not usually quiet. He kept nervously asking if I was all right. I just replied, 'I'm focusing.' I was doing a lot of talking to God, mostly saying, 'Please help me.' During the actual surgery, in my little draped arena, I remember God bringing a hymn to mind, and I just repeated it over and over in my head (wish I could remember which one.)
The main hope that got me through the week was that God's mercy is new every morning. I don't need to worry if he'll get me through whatever is to come, but just know that He has given me this day and He will provide.
You might be thinking, gee, she just had a beautiful baby, what was so traumatic about this past week. Well, a mix of pain, sleeplessness, fear, hormones, and narcotics can do a number on you. I would go from joy one hour to depression and fear the next hour. But each day has gotten better, thank you again God!
God has also given Doug many gifts that has blessed me. He has been a huge help and really been strong through my breakdowns and our lack of sleep. God is also using many of you who have brought me food and prayed for me.
Sorry this is long, but I just wanted to share a little of this past week. I will have some posts coming on the funny things Maegan and Spencer are saying about Graham. It's been fun to watch them get excited about their brother!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hospital Pics

For those who have been waiting...sorry for the delay! We'll post some updates and other pics in a few days! dc

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

do you see a theme?

I'm finally posting some pictures of some summer outings we've enjoyed. I've tried to pack a lot of fun into these last weeks before Graham comes. Here are a few pictures of our visit to Trader's Point Creamery for free ice cream day, and pictures from my mom's 75th birthday...where we also enjoyed ice cream. To be honest, I've been taking in a lot of ice cream!
Today is my due day. If labor doesn't happen by Friday morning I'm scheduled for a c-section at 7:30am Friday. I had a c-section with Maegan and "regular" with Spencer. They didn't want to let me go too far past my due date for safety reasons.
I'm still hoping to go into regular labor so I don't have the post-surgery pain.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

lesson on presidents

Today I heard Maegan giving Spencer a lesson on our presidents. She instructed him that our last president, George Bush, and our current president, of the whole world, Obama both don't believe in cartoons. She said they don't want us watching cartoons because they aren't real.
This platform is really going to rock the vote next election!
Sorry I haven't been posting pictures. That would involve me going downstairs and downloading and I've gotten a little lazy.