Saturday, June 28, 2008

24 Weeks

Here are our latest ultrasound pics. Can you believe how real they are?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A New Perspective

I've been reading recently about a family who lost their infant daughter to a tragic accident that has really changed my perspective on things. Maybe it's not so muh a changed perspective, but a very stronger reminder and reinforcer. You can read about it here. This little girl was the niece of a friend of mine and my heart has ached for them the last week or so. I've read each day, hoping the mother would post again, often adding pictures that tell a story by themselves(which my friend took most of them...she's an amazing photographer). Her insight into the whole situation is amazing to me. She has taught me about being a loving mother and wife. She has taught me to hold my kids a little longer at night, to speak kinder and more lovingly, to remember what is important in life and that most things can be replaced...they're just not worth getting angry over. If you have a moment, read her blog. I think you'll be touched just as I have.

Monday, June 2, 2008

It's a Boy!!!

So, surprise to many of you who didn't know. We are expecting baby #3 and we found today we are having a boy. Ryan knew all along, or at least was hoping, and he was right. I've been so lucky to be free of sickness, and although we had a few scares early on, everything now is well. We are due Oct. 16th and realizing that it not only means one more body around the house, sleep deprivation, more noise, but it also means where do I put him?, we need a new car, etc. My trusty Honda Accord will need to find a new home, and we look forward to a bigger car. Caden is excited. Avery loves babies. And Ryan and I hope for the best. Caden and Avery were each on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of everything one could imagine, so we'd be happy somewhere in between with this one. If you know any cute boy names, please pass them along. We definitely need help!