Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baby Jude is Here!

These last few days have been a whirlwind. I went into my doctor's appointment on Thursday, and was given the opportunity to schedule an induction for Friday. Since it was only one day away from my due date, I happily agreed. We went in at 6:30 on Friday morning and started the induction at 8:30. When I was induced with Lenna it took 8 hours, so I was expecting a long wait. However, God answered my prayers and this one was much quicker! By 12:50 I was pushing and the baby was born at 1:00. I couldn't believe how easy it was -- of course the epidural was wonderful. Our doctor let Jason deliver (this is the 3rd time he has delivered-- he's a pro now!) I would be a nervous wreck to do that, but he has no fear! Anwyay, my friend from church was our nurse on the post -partum floor and she was so sweet to keep the baby for a few hours so we could sleep the first night. Thank you, Jessica! They let us come home early, so we will be recuperating and trying to get used to life with 4 little ones! Please keep us in your prayers. We got no sleep last night, so hopefully tonight will be better!
Here are some pictures from the hospital and at home.


Proud Daddy

Here comes trouble! :-)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Almost Christmas Pictures

Here are some pictures from the weekend before Christmas. We spent the day with my family in Orangeburg and visited the church which my family attended when I was a kid. It was pretty cool because my sister and I got to relive what Christmas was like at that church -- Santa visited! As a kid, I always thought this was amazing and my kids enjoyed it also. My sister took some great pictures, too! It's a good thing because my actual Christmas day pictures were not so hot. Thanks Bridget!

Allie is such a good mommy

Look at that smile!Praise the Lord for healing Palmer's teeth. I can't believe the way they have fallen back into place. The dentist said they would fall out (before the normal time) but I'm not so sure he's right.

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!