Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 2

This past week we enjoyed having some of my family staying with us. My parents, Robert, and Amy & Brian flew in on Tuesday and spent the week celebrating Sadie with us. It was wonderful having so much help and I'm pretty sure Sadie enjoyed every minute. There were willing arms to hold her every second and although we may have spoiled her a bit it was worth it to watch everyone love on her. We're so thankful to have had this week together and look forward to Sadie meeting the rest of her aunts and uncles soon!
Proud Grandparents!
Uncle Robert
Auntie Amy
Our New Family!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sadie is Here!!!

Sadie Lynn arrived this past Tuesday, October 13th at 11:41pm. She weighed 7lb 4oz at birth and was 20 inches long. We are overwhelmed by how wonderfully blessed we've been and are still in the phase of looking at one another in disbelief that she is actually ours. It's crazy how fast life can change and how quickly you can fall in love with someone. We are in awe and it still hits me multiple times every day that a week ago she was kicking around inside me and now she's here in our arms. It's so incredible!
As far as labor, it seemed long to us, lasting approximately 28 hours, but it was uncomplicated and an amazing experience all in itself.
Alright well enjoy the pictures of our little one and thanks for your prayers, support, and love. We've been so taken care of and blessed this past week with phone calls, messages, and meals. It's made the beginning of our adjustment to being a new family wonderful and we appreciate all of you!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Please Pray!

So yesterday my dad had an MRI which showed what we feared it would someday. It showed that the tumor in his brain has spidered out into the healthy parts in such a way that it can no longer be treated or operated on. For us this is obviously devastating news and it's much too early to be processed or really to have any other thoughts in my head besides grief. I know God has a plan, but in all honesty it's just too difficult to think about it today. For today I am torn between the celebration of Sadie's life which is possibly only days away and the mourning of what seems to be an immeasurable and inevitable loss for our family also in the near future. So, with nothing much more to say I ask for your prayers. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of us, for wisdom and strength for this day, for blessings on our conversations and time together as a family, and very selfishly that my dad would be in good enough health to come down and meet Sadie when she is born.