Saturday, September 27, 2008

We're still here

We came through IKE well, our home didn't sustain any damage, only trees down in the yard. We have since closed on our old house and we are hoping to close on our new one sometime this week. I have limited computer access so I will blog more when I have the chance!

Thank you all for your prayers for my friend Lisa she is now the proud Mommy of twins. She overcame some significant challenges to have these babies, naturally, and I'm so proud of her. Go to her blog and wish her well!!!

Love you all,

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Calling all Prayer Warriors

Will you please lift my friend Lisa up today. God knows what she needs.

Thank you guys!!


Friday, September 5, 2008

"Russell, will you please STOP taking things apart?"

I might as well be on repeat these days. Russell has become quite the handy man lately. At times this is a great thing, he can help his Daddy around the house and the numerous repair people that have come through as a result of selling the house (yes we sold it, no we don't have another place to live...another post all together) BUT there are times when it has it's drawbacks. Like last Saturday when he took a wheel off one of our lawnmowers, or all the tiny screws he's accumulating that have come out something in our house but he doesn't remember where, or his sisters toys (but not his because that would break them) and the list goes on. Truthfully, I think I would be more laid back about this if I wasn't so worried about Bethany ingesting a small, sharp piece of metal. I think it's great that he knows how to take things apart, now it's time to learn how to put them back together!!!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Much love,

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day...a day late!


I got this off of Ashley's blog, and thought it was fun. Play along if you want!

How long were your labors?

Russell: 12.5 hours

Aubrey: 11 hrs.

Bethany: 10 hours

How did you know you were in labor?

Russell: My water broke and I had to call my mom to take me to the hospital. It was great, I loved it that she was the one to take me to the hospital. It is a memory I will cherish forever.

Aubrey: It was 2 days before Hurricane Rita was scheduled to hit HOUSTON and I was eight days past due, so Titi (my midwife) "helped" me a little and I was in labor instantly.

Bethany: Well, after almost three months of contractions, and "modified" activity, a false labor that went on for TWELVE hours, I was "helped" out again almost a week after her due date because she was having heart decelerations.

Where did you deliver?

Russell: Texas Women's w/ a Dr.

Aubrey & Bethany - St. Luke's in Med Center with the Midwives. I love the midwives, they are awesome!!!!!


Nope. I am one of those weird ones that actually likes labor...yes it hurts, but doesn't life sometimes?



Who delivered?

Russell - a real nice Dr. who was there for the 10 minutes of pushing, and then gone. I think her name was Theresa Robinson..I've seen her in magazines.

Aubrey - Theodorah DeFrancesca one of the most amazing midwives ever!!! Aubrey's birth was AMAZING!

Bethany - Titi Otluna another one of the most amazing midwives ever!!! Bethany's birth was peaceful and calm, I really didn't have much pain, only pressure, until it was time to push. Notice the difference in my facial expression after Bethany compared to Aubrey...much easier labor with Bethany.

***If you want to play along with this me, just cut and paste the questions into your own blog and leave a comment so we can all read about your laborious day(s).