Thursday, January 24, 2008


Each and every day I am completely astounded at the responses I get to this blog. I cannot believe how many people are actually reading what I write. I thank you all! I started this blog more for myself than anything else. To be able to record the ups and downs of my pregnancy to have things to put in Happy's baby book and also so that when there was actual news or updates I would not have to repeat the story a zillion times to all of our friends and family as that can be exhausting in and of itself. Anyhow...I am so surprised each day when I check and people from ALL over are reading my thoughts and responding. I am so thankful for all of the kind responses I have received and all of your support.

I got an email from a photographer in Erie who works for an organization called Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Someone had emailed me a link to their organization and so I contacted them and they have offered to do some pregnancy photos and also to come to the hospital when Happy is born so we have professional photos. How amazing! We have about seven pictures of Isaac when he was in he hospital. We were so stunned it never occurred to us to take pictures so the nurses did. I am so thankful for them! It would be so awesome to have professional pictures though! If you want to know more about the organization you can go to I have seen some gorgeous work they have done and am very excited!

Howard has decided to take a little break from student ministry at church until the baby comes. Wednesday nights have always been so tough for all of us and we are trying very hard to reduce stress right now. SO, last night Howard asked his parents to watch the boys because he needed to go to the bookstore. YES, Howard and I got to walk around the bookstore aimlessly reading without interruption! We used to do that ALL the time when we were first married but since we had kids one of us always sits in the children's section reading to the boys which we love, but this was a different kind of outing. It was so fun! We actually took advantage and went to Barnes and Noble AND Borders. I also ran in to Old Navy to see about finding a winter coat that would zip around my ever expanding torso! No luck!

But, as nights such as this often go for us, we got home, got the boys to bed and around 1:30 Ben was up! It seems like this happens anytime we leave him with a sitter! He would not go back to sleep. Howard got up with him for a while and got him back to sleep but as soon as he layed him down he was screaming! So Howard brought him to bed with us. I am already having a hard time sleeping each night, my mind races, I am like a human furnace so I am so hot and I CANNOT stand to be touched! Well, with three of us in the bed this was impossible. Add to that I was having some contractions off and on and well, I did not sleep AT ALL last night! So today I am in a fog! I guess that is life when you have little ones! Someday my time for napping will come! I doubt today will be a very productive day for us. Sometimes that is ok!


The Adoption Of William said...

Sending Love and Blessings your way. We are praying for you and your beautiful Family!!

With Love,

William's Mom

Melissa Dovel said...

Not sure how I found your blog but I did. Just delurking to let you know I will commit to praying for your family and for the best birth experience.

Be Strong In Him,

Gram said...

our situation was so sudden that we were not able to do the professional photos. i have seen their pictures on other blogs and they are absolutely beautiful! so tastefully done and such wonderful memories to be able to hold onto. i'm SO glad they contacted you. prayers for you and your family continue, jan

Anonymous said...

Found your blog through CFhusband...have been and will be praying for all of you.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Prayers continue from here for Happy and for your family. This little baby is important in Gods heart and in mine. I enjoy reading what you write so I know how best to pray for your needs. A date to the bookstore, without the kids, wow, that was so good for you guys. Sounds like Ben didn't approve and I hope you get caught up on sleep tonight. I have had the pleasure of seeing these photographers pictures and they are beautiful. Glad to hear you have a plan. You are in my daily prayers.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Jeanie said...

our family is praying for you!