Thursday, July 31, 2008

Jonah Nicholas Pride is Here!!

He was born at 2:57 p.m. He weighs 8 pounds and 12 ounces. He is 20 1/2 inches long and we are both doing great! Look how cute this little munchkin is - He is going to meet his brother and sister in a little bit. When Jakob saw his picture (via text), he said, "Oh, cute baby!!!" He can't wait to meet him.
Here is one funny story...
After he was born, Johnnie watched the Ped. nurse cleaning him and is convinced that she somehow cut him with his blanket. He has little cuts on his body and very long fingernails. But, I'm sure that is just a coincidence and the nurse was a sadist :)
We are hoping to go home tomorrow and get settled in as a family of 5.

Having a Baby!!

Well, I am officially in labor. I just got an epidural about 30 minutes ago so I am feeling much better now. Right now, I am at 7 centimeters dialated (maybe more info than you want). As I am in labor having contractions, my husband is playing his Nintendo DS (Guitar Hero). Don't worry, I told him it was o.k. to play. Once it is time to get this baby out, say bye bye to the video games. Right now, I am also listening to my MIL singing along with the GH songs. My mom has a camera in her hands and is ready at a moments notice.
In case you are wondering, getting an epidural was a whole story in itself. The temperature was 110 degrees, the blood pressure cuff was expanding and I was having a contraction at the same time as a needle was being inserted into my spine. Does that sound like fun? It was all worth it, though. I am feeling good now and I'm in good spirits.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Just some fun at the beach!

Johnny and Jakob just checking out the sea and shells. I love these two!

Jakob & Aaliyah playing in the cool hole Daddy dug for them!

It was so seriousely HOT! Although the heat didn't seem to bother these three:)
Even though it was time for bed, Jakob & Aaliyah felt the need to try out their super cool shades!
I'm really not sure what look he was going for but boy is he cute no matter what!
The kids and I posing for a pic. We were headed down to the pool for some fun!

A Generous Friend....

My friendship has grown so much over the last year with Abby and it has been an absolute delight to call her not only a Sister in Christ but a great friend. I have an absolute blast with her. Whether we are goofing off,which we often do or just hanging out sharing about life, our time spent together is dear to me. One thing that is absolutely undeniable is her generous heart.
Which brings me to my reason for this blog. Johnny and I have been in the deciding process of who will share a room with Jakob, Jonah or Aaliyah?! After a very long deliberation we finally decide to put the boys together. Here's where my sweet friend saw the opportunity and took it. We talked about a theme for the boys and a more functional room decor for them and us. We set a date and Abby and her three kids (Sweet, very well-mannered, helpful kids) show up and Abby gets to work. Jakob & Jonah's room looks great! Thank you, thank you, thank you, my sweet friend. Your heart is SO big. And the example you lead of service is one to live by. I love you! Sun

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Fourth to YOU!

I hope you and your family had a great time this Fourth of July! We sure did. It worked out that Johnny was not scheduled to work this weekend (YAY!) and the kids and I were very pleased to have him home with us for the weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't take very many pics from our stay at the Daly's but we had a blast. The Daly's were gracious enough to have us over to grill, swim, play games and just plane hang... LOVE IT! Thinking that we were the only one's invited in walks one sweet friend Kelly and her precious little girl Lucy. The weather was great and we look forward to spending more time with these great couples. As the evening drew near Johnny and I decided to drive over to Winter Garden for the Fire works. I don't know what we were even thinking. Jakob still at age four does NOT care for the loud noise of the fireworks and Aaliyah was DONE! So instead of sticking it out we all were pretty exhausted and headed home for a more quite view of the Celebration on our TV! Thank you to ALL over our men and women who serve overseas! May God Bless You All!