As hard as it is to believe, Jack will be 1 in just a few short days (26th). Today we, and about 25 of our friends and family, helped Jack celebrate with a big DINOSAUR party. Allison has been working for weeks to put together a great party for him...and she did. Not a detail was spared. Everything was dinosaurs...from the balloons on the mailbox to the "dinosaur bones" (pretzel sticks) that the kids ate. We had "Muddy Water" (Milo's sweet tea) and "PB&Jasaurus Sandwiches." Everything was covered...we've come to expect that from Big Al. But back to Jack...he had a blast. I went to get him up from his nap a little after the party started, and you could see the curiosity in his eyes towards all of the noise downstairs. I dressed him up in his dinosaur outfit (one last detail) and downstairs we went. It was a neat moment before we went down to be able to tell him how many people are here to celebrate with him and that so many people love and care for him. He probably didn't get it, but he will some day. So thank you again to everyone who took time out of their Saturday to come and share in some laughs, stories, and dinosaur eggs (red grapes). We're so fortunate to have each of you in our lives.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tonight Abigail is spending her first night away from home (and away from Mommy and Daddy!). GrandPam (Josh's mom) invited her to come for a visit and to attend Sesame Street Live at the Philips Arena. Since Abigail is a big Elmo fan, we knew she would love the show and would have a great time visiting with GrandPam, Aunt Bok, PaPaw and Grandma. We met at Chick-fil-A in Anniston this morning to "hand her off", and contrary to Josh's expectations, I didn't shed a tear (even in my pregnant state!) It was so great to see her hopping in their car with a big smile on her face.
Abigail called us tonight to let us know what she had done since arriving in Marietta...we heard all about baking pumpkin muffins (a staple at GrandPam's house), visiting TCBY for "banilla" yogurt, and taking a bubble bath in the big bathtub. It sounds like she's having a blast!!
Jack is doing better today. Abigail had croup last week, and Jack came down with it Tuesday night. I ended up in the ER at Children's Hospital with him yesterday morning because of breathing problems. We have been so pleased to see how quickly he is bouncing back. We think he's missing Abigail, though, because he keeps looking around the house for something. He knows she isn't here, and he misses his big sister!
Baby Lewis is kicking all the time! Each time the nurse has listened to the heartbeat, she has commented on how active the baby is, because it keeps moving all around. We might be in trouble when this little one isn't contained in my tummy anymore!
I think that's all for the Lewis updates. I hope you are all doing well!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Well, sort of...
The baby is still warm in my tummy, but here is one of the pictures from our ultrasound this week. For those of you who haven't heard, Josh spent WEEKS trying to convince me (the world's most serious "planner-aheader") not to find out the sex of this baby. At first I simply laughed in his face, but the more I thought about it (and the more he bugged me!), the more I warmed up to the idea. We are so looking forward to that priceless moment when all of our months of waiting are over. And as an extra little treat, my OB told us that he lets the Daddy do the announcement as soon as the baby is born. It will be Josh's big moment!
We have prayed diligently for the health and protection of this baby while he/she is in my tummy, and according to all the pictures and measurements at the ultrasound, God has once again blessed us with a perfectly healthy little one. We (and by "we" I mean "I" since Josh is slacking off on his blogging responsibilities!) will do our best to keep each of you posted on new developments with this baby and with our other two little munchkins.