Monday, July 25, 2011

Emmett wasn't digging it, but...

While Ross was on a mission trip to Honduras last week, I asked Haiden to come and snap some photos of me and the kids. I was originally going to surprise him with the pictures, but I couldn't stand it so I showed them to him.

This Mama's got her lap full...literally. These little ones are such a blessing!
More to come...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Storytime with Ellie Kate

Me:"What do you want to talk about?"
EK:"Jesus and God. I want to talk about Jesus."
Me:"What about Him?"
EK:"I love Him and I wish I could see Him for a hundred years."
Me:"What would y'all do?"
EK:"We would spend time together."
Me:"What would you talk about?"
EK:"I would talk about Grammy and Pawpaw."
Me:"What about them?"
EK:"I would say that I love them and then they would take me to Nana's house."

New topic.
Me:"What else do you want to talk about this morning?"
EK:"That I would love on Mama."
Me:"Can you tell me a story?"
EK:"Once upon a time there was a girl named Ellie Kate. Ellie Kate found a handsome boy named Emmett. And she thought that she could marry him."
Me:"He's your brother and you cannot marry your brother."
EK:"Don't write that in the story. I didn't know his name so he told me his name and I decided to marry him."
Me:"So this is a different Emmett?"
EK:"It was a different Emmett."
Me:"What happened next?"
EK:"Me and Emmett went to a house and there was a mommy, a daddy, and a baby named Jack. Um...I thought they could come with us to our wedding. And then we married each other. And then we married each other and then I went to the hospital and there was two childs that came out of my tummy. And then it was Jessie and Repunzel. And then the kids wanted to go to our house. And then we didn't have a house. I told them we didn't have a house and then we told the workers to build us one. And then they build us a house with stairs. And we lived happily ever after. The end."
Me:"Good story."
EK:"Thank you."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jack at Home (with Ellie Kate)

She did help me write "thank you" cards.

Jack's Arrival (mostly pictures)

In honor of Jack turning 6 months old this week, I thought I would tell about his arrival.
I had a doctor's appointment on Friday the 21st of January. By this point I was already progressing toward having the little guy. In an effort to speed up the process, my doctor stripped my membranes. After that she kindly peeled me off of the ceiling.
Ross brought the kids to Tigertown to meet me for lunch. I was having contractions that seemed to be somewhat consistent. We decided that Ross would take the kids back to Reeltown while I drove over to the hospital and sat in the lobby. I had no intention of this delivery having any resemblance to Emmett's.
I drove over to the hospital. As I sat in the lobby I noticed that my contractions were getting more intense. I waddled to the elevator and rode up to the third floor where I checked myself in. I had an appointment with an epidural that I wasn't about to miss.
Everything happened so quickly.
Thankfully Ross made it back to the hospital just as I was about to start pushing.
I literally pushed all of ten minutes and Jack Watson entered the world.
He had a head full of dark hair. I had checked in at 1:30 p.m. and he was born just after 6 p.m.
My mom and sister arrived shortly after he was born.
When my sister was standing next to me holding Jack, I saw a shooting star out of the window behind her. I really did see it. It wasn't the drugs, people.

The Proud DaddyNice to meet you.Studying my new little person.Nana & JackOne of my favorite memories was getting to introduce my dad, Jack, to my son, Jack.Poppa & MemeGrammy & Pawpaw Since it was flu season, Ellie Kate and Emmett weren't able to meet Jack at the hospital. Ellie Kate did call to find out what we had named her new brother. After hearing that we had named him Jack Watson, she said,"That's awesome, Mama! Next time I see you I'm gonna give you knuckles!"

Getting dressed to go home.So tiny.Being wheeled to the car.Snuggling at home.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I am...

alive and well.
I have so much catching up to do.
I just wrote out the story of Jack's arrival and now it is gone.
I wrote out the story of Jack's sickness and now it is gone.
I literally have a post saved from last September that I never posted.
I am not organized.
It's been a very emotional week.
And last but not least, a little perspective goes a long way so I am okay with all of the above. I'm not happy with all of the above, but I am okay with it.
Will try to post soon.