Friday, January 30, 2009

It has been a great week. Owen is such a good baby...He nurses good, sleeps great, and rarely cries. He had his 2 week doctor's appointment this afternoon and now weighs 9.13 lbs. Things are feeling more normal and Parker is starting to like Owen. In the morning the first thing he always asks is, "Mommy, where is Owen?" and he always says to Owen, "It's okay Owen, I am right here."

Here are a few pictures from our week........ENJOY!

Sean came home from work early one day this week and took Parker out to play in the snow. Parker has been begging us to build a snowman......but the snow wasn't wet enough to make a snowman so they made snow angels instead.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

1 Week Old

I can hardly believe that Owen is a week old! Parker has been having a hard time getting used to the fact that Owen is going to be around for good, but he is making strides toward liking him. This morning he was holding him and said, "Daddy, I am getting used to is just hard waiting for him to grow up."

Then later this afternoon Parker wanted to hold Owen by I sat them in the chair and Owen just looked at Parker and listened so intently as Parker talked to him.

We are all still getting used to having Owen around, including me. I feel like I forgot so much about when Parker was a newborn and now I am realizing it is because it truly does go so fast. And that is what gets me through the sleepless nights, realizing that this newborn stage won't last forever and it is such a precious time and I want to cherish every moment while it while it does last.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

He's Here!!!!

Owen Jackson Ablott was born Monday, January 19th at 2:53 p.m.

He was 9.0lbs and 22 inches long.

He is beautiful and looks so much like Parker did! He is a great eater! We are praising God for a healthy baby and anxious to be home. Sorry I don't have a picture up yet.....I will post one soon....thank you for your prayers.......

Above all we thank you Lord for Owen's health and a safe delivery, he is a miracle and we are so humbled to be entrusted with being his parents! We marvel at your miracle of life and the creation you have done in Owen. We stand in awe and are amazed....all glory, praise and honor be Yours, Oh, Lord!

Friday, January 16, 2009


So after asking God to help me to choose surrender, He faithfully the way of the seemingly deadly virus called "24-Hour-Stomach Flu-While 39-Weeks-Pregnant". Tuesday night at 2 a.m. I woke up thinking I felt sick and not 2 minutes later I heard Parker on the monitor saying, "Mommy, I puked in my bed." I went downstairs and cleaned him up, stripped his bed, brought him upstairs to lay in bed with Sean and we both proceeded to throw-up VIOLENTLY for the next 24 hours. I had no choice but to surrender and spent all day Wednesday and Thursday unable to move off of the couch and thanking God that I had not had the baby yet...

Isn't it good to know that even when it seems God is allowing pain and suffering in our lives He is usually protecting us and guarding us from something so much worse......(i.e. having a baby and THEN getting the stomach flu and having your day old baby sick and your 2-year-old sick). Thank you Lord for your faithfulness!!!

I had a doctor's appointment this morning and the nurse weighed me and got this weird look on her face and said, "When was the last time you were weighed?" My reply, "On Monday." She says, "Why have you lost 5 pounds in 4 days?".............Yeah, it was that bad.....Poor Parker was so good though.....he kept saying, "Mommy, I sure don't like to throw up." I am just thankful we are getting better and now I can disinfect the house before the baby comes.....which should be any day now!

Since this blog serves as the only type of "scrapbook" that I have, I did want to post 1 last picture of my belly....Hope your week was better than mine.....and I hope my next post has much cuter (more handsome :)!) pictures.

And for a little fun today....leave a comment to guess birthdate, time, weight and length of our new baby boy!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Something to make you laugh....

The first thing Parker says to me when he wakes up from his nap.......

"Mommy, when I grow big like you I want to have a really big baby like you.....and have a big head like yours.......and a shirt like that........and eat peanuts......Okay? Now let's paint some sharks."

Choosing Surrender

It has been a long week and it is only Tuesday....I went into the Dr. yesterday with hopes and plans of being induced this far that is not happening. I go back to see him on Friday and I am praying that something changes. Please pray with me!

So here i sit, 39 weeks pregnant, getting some pretty crazy ideas about how to make myself go into labor.

To pass the time Parker and I have been playing lots of slap jack....yeah, the card game. He learned it at his grandparent's house this weekend and seriously would sit and play cards for hours on end. I am finding it to be a good tool to teach him his numbers....and as an added bonus I can just sit in a chair and not move. So then after not moving for an hour we head down to the basement and take turns walking on the treadmill....and then that makes us hungry so we have to have a snack and play slap jack again....

Sean and I spent last weekend cleaning the house, going out for our "last date", and battling the dreaded stomach flu.....again! Seriously, this is the second time it has been a guest in our house this winter and I am SICK of being SICK!

I think the reason I am most frustrated that I am not being induced this week is because the house was spotless, the laundry was done, and the groceries were put away, and now we have to live here another week before the baby the house will get dirty, the laundry will need washed, and the groceries will get eaten! Yes, I know, the many logical worries of 39 week pregnant woman. I guess I shouldn't have been praying so hard for a relaxed and laid back child this time around.......seems that he is a little too laid back....

Once again God is showing me that I have no control over soooooo many things in my life and once again I am resisting the lesson and choosing to cling to my frustration....and that is just what it is, my choice.

Lord, please help me let go of my frustration and choose surrender!

.....and here he goes again with the hiccups for the 45th time today....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 really is January 7th 2009....

Highlights from the past few weeks......

1. Parker helped paint his brother's room......

2. Parker got TWO dump trucks, baseball bases and a tee, a horsey that really makes noise and about 293 other things for Christmas.

3. Parker learned how to clean a goose, and loved it.

4. I am now 38 weeks, as big as a house, and I am officially "nesting" and by that I mean laying on the couch doing as little as possible until the baby arrives :)! (Sorry, no picture to document this one, you will just have to take my word.)

Christmas was great and we got to spend a lot of time with family which is always fun. Parker had all of his aunts and uncles around to harass and spoil him and he is having a hard time remembering how to play by himself. Please be praying that I go into labor within the next Parker was 7 days early and weighed 8 lbs 7 ozs and I am totally unwilling to have a bigger baby than that......unless of course I have to :).....

God has really been stretching me and asking me to surrender a lot of worry and anxiety and to trust Him in all things. I have been encouraged by 1 Kings chapter 3 and Solomon's wisdom. In 1 Kings 3:5 God appears to Solomon in a dream and says, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."

And so what does Solomon ask for? He asks God for a discerning heart. (1 Kings 3:9) And God replies in 1 Kings 3:11-12, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart..."

I am beginning to realize that when worries overwhelm me it is easy to pray for God to ease the pain, bring comfort, give wealth and good health and long life, but that is not a wise request.....I need to be asking God for a discerning heart and the wisdom to know what to do in every situation He brings me to.

Lord, thank you for your faithfulness....You are more than able to impart wisdom and give us the ability to discern your will in all circumstances, if that is truly what our heart desires. May we know you more everyday.

P.S. I have been attempting to change my background and it isn't working....I will try and get the happy holidays background changed soon because whenever Parker sees Christmas lights of trees still up he says "Don't they know Christmas is OVER!"