Tuesday, November 30, 2010

not 4 days old...

The icon to the right says that Luke is 4 days old... which is not true! In fact, here he is... just getting bigger by the day inside my womb. way to go, Luke! Can't wait to meet you!

And, here is Mary being cute outside. It's been a little cold these days so our outside play time consisted of us walking up and down the driveway and then going back inside. We're looking forward to FL for Christmas more this year than ever.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

just waiting...

Luke was due yesterday. Like I said before, I had no anticipation of him actually arriving on time. So Mary is just lounging around, waiting for baby brother. Yeah, this is how we caught her sleeping a few nights ago.

This actually has been a really fun and special time for us as a family. Mary has been extra fun; she is getting quite the little personality and often thinks she's really funny. Though I can't wait to meet Luke and welcome him into our family, I have really enjoyed this time of not working and getting some good, fun time with Mary... and the holiday has allowed Danny to be home with us, which is an extra treat! So, no I am not dying to get him out of me... I will probably feel that way in about a week, but for not my discomfort is bearable and I'm enjoying this restful time. It also helps that Danny is doing about everything around the house and caring for Mary (he's always helpful, but he's especially helpful now)... I mean, why would I want anything to change?!? :)

My big belly is under Mary... it isn't hidden very easily these days, but here she's doing a great job!

The Stink Eye

Saturday, November 20, 2010

How Much Will Luke Weigh? A New Poll

Okay, so our last poll has run its course. 50% of the voters felt Luke will come more than 3 days late, 33% within the 3 days after his due date and 16% voted for more than 3 days early.

But now we'll vote on Luke's birthweight. Here are the options:
  • Less than 8 lbs.
  • Between 8-8.5 lbs (8 lbs 8 oz)
  • Between 8.5-9 lbs
  • Over 9 lbs
In case you're wondering, Mary was 8 lbs 13 oz. Danny was 9 lbs 13 oz (!) way back when he was born, and Lisa was 8 lbs 1 oz. Of course, Luke's birthdate will factor into this, since it's not like he'll be losing weight at this point. I won't tell you what Lisa's midwife guessed, but she did say: "well... you're not having a peanut!" So take a minute and vote! If you have a specific guess, feel free to leave a comment.

Aquariam Pics

These pictures are from a visit to the Mystic Aquariam at the beginning of October, so they're a little old. Mary and Ryan enjoyed their time together. Unfortunately, Danny didn't take very many pictures, so this is about all we have.

Ryan seemed to have more fun than Mary did, especially since she couldn't understand why she wasn't allowed in the water to play with the animals. I think she thought it was one big bathtub!

Friday, November 12, 2010

When Will Luke Arrive? Vote!

As you can see from Lisa's post yesterday, we are getting closer to Luke's world debut. The due date is November 26, the day after Thanksgiving. So we're taking a vote to see what people think; the poll is in the upper right. The options are:

  • More than 3 days early
  • Within 3 days before Nov 26
  • Nov 26
  • Within 3 days after Nov 26
  • More than 3 days late

In case you're wondering, Mary was 8 days late. Let us know what you think, and if you have a specific date to guess, leave a comment. Thanks!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

getting closer...

We are just 15 days away from Luke's projected arrival.... and here's the belly.

Personally, I am betting that I'll have him on December 1st (5 days late) but would be happy to meet him earlier. Not yet though... I don't feel quite ready! I'm not sure why I don't feel ready... maybe because I haven't washed all of his clothes yet, or maybe because I can't remember what to do with a newborn, or maybe because I LOVE that Mary sleeps until 9am most days and I get a glorious, peaceful morning... and I know that is all about to change. Whatever the reason, I know that God will give me all that I need when Luke comes. And when Luke arrives
we will be overjoyed that God has blessed us and entrusted us with another one of His children. We have a great God!

Seeing pictures of Mary as a tiny makes me all the more excited to have another tiny!