Our newest addition was born at 11:59 am today. She weighs 8 lbs 5 oz and is 21 inches long. I will try and post pictures tomorrow as I am typing this from the laptop in my bedroom and am not at the main computer. Thanks for all the prayers. Blessings!
Just like I said I would let you all know when it is time. Well...it's time. I have been in labor for almost 4 hours. If it is like the others...I have about 9 hours to go. Will update when I can. Blessings....
still no baby. Thought I better let everyone know. Little E had a nasty spill yesterday. This is what he looked like about 4 hours after it happened. He took such a nasty fall...it was just as hard on Mama as it was on him.
This is what he looks like today. The swelling is almost gone, but now scabs have formed on his upper lip and nose. He also has a large knot and a cut on the back of his head. The under side of his upper lip is black and as the day has progressed......the bruises are showing up more and more. Well...that is all for now. I have leaves to rake and soccer in a couple of hours.
as patiently as possible. My due date is this Wednesday. My children have never been early. So I am looking at anywhere from tomorrow the the beginning of next week. But I much prefer sooner than later. :-D Right now I am procrastinating on doing work....Why?! Why do I do this to myself? Bless the Schwartz girls for coming over and helping but the very next day you would never even know that they were here. I need to get my sewing room in order at least so people don't have to trip over things when they need to get upstairs.
So...one more thing I want to do before I get to work. I wanted to share some pictures. Up first are some pictures from the soccer games Saturday. Let me just say...it was freezing!!!! The children love helping set everything up for soccer. Here is Big T helping Mr. R get the tent put together for the run through.
The boys working on getting the sound system ready.
Papaw Krumme and Little E trying to stay warm.
Big T's team running out the "tunnel" before the start of the game. :-)
Big T and N trying to warm up before the game.
Sweet E tried her best to stay warm before her game.
Not sure what to say about this one. LOL
Go Yellow Jackets!
Then it was time for the Little Cobras to take the field. :-) They actually ran out this time instead of walking. :-D
Don't you know it's easier to throw the ball while sticking out your tongue? :-D
Up next is a picture of the roses Beloved surprised me with last week. Aren't they beautiful?
And I am just going to end this post with some Autumn pics. This is my favorite time of year. I just wish the camera could capture the richness of the colors. Enjoy!
Praise the Lord...my Beloved is awesome! After contemplating on the computer issue for a few days he had one last idea to try before saying it was completely dead. And he was right. I know have my computer back which means I can get to all of our school resources and I can download pictures again. Which means when the baby comes you all will be able to see him/her right away. Isn't that great? Just wanted to let you all know that. :-)
no more. I don't know why it is, but every year we have something happen to our computers. And no...it isn't anything we have done! :-) Usually it is a hard drive or lightening frying the modem. Well, we are pretty sure it is the motherboard. And to replace it with the exact same model is going to cost a good chunk of money so it is just going to have to wait. Which...is okay...just can't download pics. Beloved may have to go to his parents home to put them on a disk so they don't pile up too high on the camera...and so I can post them here. I do have a 10 year old laptop, but it barely lets me send out email or put a blog post up.
I should do a quick explanation. The reason we want the same motherboard is because we backed up our system almost every week. Although I don't think it did it this past week. (Oh well...) but to get the image to transfer back to the computer when it is back up and running the system needs to be pretty much exactly the way it was. If it isn't.....all the info will pretty much be spit back out and just cause more trouble. So all of the backup we did may not even work. So we will just have to wait and see. I just wanted to let you all know what was going on.
Blessings to you! (Should say that I will post when the baby arrives...I will take time to do that!)
Unfortunately we still have sickness in the house. Praise the Lord that Big T no longer has a fever and Sweet E (at this point) does not seem to be sick at all. Little E has a runny nose, but if that is the worst of it...that is fine with me. Beloved is slowly getting better, but he still feels pretty bad. And the antibiotics make his stomach hurt as well. Can't win either way. As for me...my head feels really stuffed up (pressure) and my sinus' hurt. I pray that this goes away very soon as we try to get everything ready for when the baby decides to arrive. It's so exciting to think we will have a new little person in the house very soon. Seems like it has been forever since we had a baby in the house.
I still have a lot to learn with our new camera, but the children give me plenty of opportunities. They just love to ham it up for the camera....as you can see here with Sweet E. :-)
Oh...and I have received a couple of packages this past week. I know you may not care, but I love getting packages. It doesn't happen very often around here....it's very rare. :-) First up was my order of SKOY cloths. Beloved loves to use these to wash dishes and I think they are just great. I love the colors I got this time: yellow, orange, pink, blue, green, and purple. They even come packaged very pretty. :-)
Next up is my order from Stash Tea. I have been waiting about 8 months to place another order and we finally saved up enough to do it. :-)
The tall boxes have 30 tea bags and look at all the yummy flavors we ordered. :-)
The white christmas tea is my favorite hot tea to drink during the winter months. The Christmas eve tea is our favorite iced tea to make. It is sooooo yummy! I even got a sample of Merry mint tea and Pumpkin spice tea. I figured the Pumpkin spice was appropriate for this time of year. I hope it is as good as it sounds. The orange spice was a freebie they threw in my order. Can't wait to try it either. I much prefer loose leaf tea, but these bagged teas are pretty good too. And now I don't have to worry about running out of these during the winter months. :-)
Aren't they just the cutest things ever! My MIL has a set and it is so much fun to drink Hot Cocoa from these mugs. You can't help but giggle when you get about half way done with your cocoa and you see a nose poking through...and then the eyes. They definitely make you smile. Maybe someday I can add these to my collection. You know I am a sucker for anything with snowflakes and snowmen (I guess it's because I have the last name of SNOW! LOL) It's all your fault Mama Snow...you started me on this! LOL ;-)
Yes, you read that correct. We have sickness in the house and only 2 weeks till the baby is due! Beloved has been hit hard by something and is on antibiotics. Sadly he said he feels worse today than he did on Monday. Big T had a fever yesterday, but appears to be okay today. I am praying that whatever it was won't return. And then there is me....I have a head cold and feel like I have been hit by a Mac truck. As for Sweet E and Little E, they appear to be doing just fine and I pray that it stays that way. We definitely don't need sickness in the house whenever the baby decides to make his/her appearance.
As for soccer....still going strong. We have 4, possibly 5 games left in the season. It all depends if they decide to make up the game that was rained out or not. I am having a hard time focusing right now (head is all stuffed up) but I wanted to show a few pictures to you all. Hope you enjoy them. Not sure what this face is.... LOL!
Maybe she thought it was time for ballet? ;-)
I love this pic because of the face that Miss S is making. :-)
Warming up before the start of the game.
Here we go!
Go Big T!
Little E enjoying the day
I pray that you all are having a blessed week and are staying healthy! I pray to have pictures to share with you all very soon of a lovely little baby.
I just realized I hadn't given an update about Chloe. She had her scan done the other week and no seizure activity was found. Praise the Lord...now what is causing this....not sure. I haven't had a chance to ask Anna more about it. BUT...the main concern now is Anna's brother. Here are two articles to give a quick run down on what has happened. (Ski resort employee found injured and Resort employee rescued) From what I understand his injuries were not too terribly bad considering all that had transpired. The concern now is that he is running a fever and the doctors do not know why. He has bleeding in his brain and is refusing to eat or drink anything given to him. So if you could continue your prayers for Anna and the rest of her family during this time...I know it would be greatly appreciated. Blessings to you all.
**Just received an update that he ate dinner last night. Praise the Lord!**
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