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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Paxton Carl Is Here!

Things have been busy around here! About a week and a half ago, Paxton Carl, decided to make an early appearance! On Sept 15th, I got up and noticed around 8am that I was having some contractions every ten minutes or so that were a little stronger then my normal Braxton Hicks. I think I might have been in denial because I waited till 11:30 to call the doctor. And even then, it took some convincing from my mom and sister that I was in labor. The contractions were not consistent and kept varying from 5-15 mins apart. I tried drinking water, laying down, and taking a bath but nothing seemed to make them quit. I of course was thinking- I am not ready for this...he is not suppose to be here for another week! My bag wasn't packed, my house wasn't cleaned, I hadn't made it to the grocery store, and my toes were looking forward to a pedicure. But Paxton had other plans. Once we got to the hospital, Vim told them I was in labor and I told the nurse to not put me in a Labor and Delivery room but to put me in a Observation room because I wasn't really in labor (still in denial). It wasn't until the nurse said that my contractions were about 5 mins apart and they were not going to send me home did it really start to set in that I was going to have a baby soon. Within an hour all grandparents appeared. I had to have a c-section since Vimmer was an emergency c-section. I have to say, this time around it was much more enjoyable.  

Here we are all waiting for him! 

Born at 6:24pm on Wednesday, September 15th. 

8lbs 2oz, 20.5 inches long

The yummy cake my sister, Shannon, made for us! 

The brothers. William loved holding Paxton and Vimmer was not too sure about him. 

Paxton is dressed and ready to go home! 

Our family of 5! 

Vimmer finally realizes that Paxton is here and not going away. He now wants to kiss and hug the baby. He has tried picking up Paxton and but is very sweet to him. 

We are in love with Paxton and he is our reminder that God knows exactly what you need and when you need it. No matter how I might try to plan out my life, God is in control and I am so very thankful because he knows better than I do. 

My prayer for Paxton: 
"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor"
Isaiah 61:3

Saturday, September 11, 2010

37 Weeks

The picture is technically from 36 weeks but I am behind on blogging. My C- Section is scheduled and unless I go into labor early we have just 12 days till we meet baby Paxton! And although I don't think you are ever completely ready, I think we are as ready as we are going to be. I mean, there is always more you could get done. Our wonderful friends and family have been a huge help with house projects and keeping Vimmer so we can get things ready. Paxton's letters were hung on the wall last night above the crib and the diaper bag has been packed. The car seat has bee pulled out of the garage and cover has been washed. Baby book has been found and newborn clothes are clean and hanging in the closet. Bottles and pacifiers are sanitized. I still haven't packed my bag yet but soon it will be done. Can't wait to introduce you to our new sweet boy! (Oh and yes, I decided to chop my hair- I needed a change and something new! So far no regrets.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day of School

William had his first day of 2nd grade a few days ago.

I think Vim got his feelings hurt a little bit...We got to the end of the driveway and William said, 'You're not going to walk me, are you?' So sadly we sent him on his way...he is getting too big too fast.

And then the following week, Vimmer start Mother's Day Out for the first time at a near by church.

He didn't cry the first day I left him but he did the second day- but only for a minute or two. I think he loves it.

Here he is, chatting it up with his new friends, eating goldfish.