Sunday, May 30, 2010


While searching my blog and Elliott's to see if I had written Sophie's birth story (I hadn't), I found lots of pictures of Sophie as a newborn.  It was fun to show them all to Sophie.
I remember that Sophie had lots of hair, and I never really knew how to style it.
For some reason, this hairdo wasn't a keeper:

Emma was 8 days late and weighed 7lbs 5 oz.  Sophie was 6 days early and weighed 8lbs. 5 oz.  Andrew was 2 days early and weighed 8lbs 3 oz, and Ethan was 9 lbs 2 oz at 4 days late.

My brother Hugh is getting married (yay Hugh and Emily!) on August 14, which is my official OB chart due date, and the Open House my parents are hosting is on August 21.  So I'm kind of hoping to deliver a little late, but then again, I'm probably going to be huge and swollen, so I will be praying to deliver early when August is upon us. (excuse the bad grammar... I'm tired.)

I'm taking guesstimates:  When do you think Henry will be born, and how much will he weigh???

(crossposted at and facebook)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

28 weeks

Can someone please explain why I always make such dorky faces in these photos???

We are all getting very excited for the little man to make his debut.  I admit that I am not normally one of those people who get all gaga for babies, but the fact that we have a few little cuties at our church definitely makes me more excited for our own to come.

I got two comments at church today about how I must be due soon.  Sigh...  nope.  I just get really huge during my pregnancies.  Still 3 months to go!   I've started getting a little swollen on my feet and ankles at the end of the day.  I am definitely not looking forward to a hot and muggy summer.  The kids have 3.5 days left of school, so tomorrow we are going to start planning our summer activities.  I think we'll spend a great majority of our time at the pool!

As you saw in a previous post, we are almost 100% certain we will be naming this little guy Henry.  Elliott and I really wanted to be able to choose names from our family history  of people who had strong testimonies of Jesus Christ, and were faithful in the gospel.  We are going with Henry for his first name, which is my paternal great-grandpa's name, and Clayton for his middle name, which is Elliott's maternal great-grandpa's name.  Two very amazing men who will be great examples to him throughout his life.

Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Email from the kids' school

Dear Parents,

We have a wonderful opportunity on Monday for Field Day.  People from the Indianapolis Colts organization will be coming out, as you have heard in communication from Mr. S******.  We are hearing rumors that students think it would be funny and are planning to wear New Orleans Saints gear.  Your child certainly does not have to wear Colts gear, but we believe wearing Saints gear would be in poor taste and would ask that you discourage your child from doing so.  Each child is representing ******* Elementary School and we would like the Colts players to leave here feeling positive about their experience.  Wearing Saints gear does not seem like a positive way to build a relationship with the Colts organization who has graciously agreed to donate their time to our school.

******* *****, Vice Principal