Tuesday, September 26, 2006

She's so Cuteiful

We had a wonderful weekend with our families celebrating Ali's baptism. My family arrived on Thursday and Jed's parents came on Saturday. The boys thought Ali was "so soft and little" and Jonas kept telling us that Ali was so "Cuteiful".

Ali slept through her baptism...no screams at all. She wore Jed's baptimal gown, and we even kept it clean! Jed did the baptism, and both of us managed not to cry...barely. It was just a beautiful, amazing thing!

We also got to take everyone to the beach on Monday. Carrie was the only one in my family who had been to California before, so the ocean was a big hit. Tannim liked to pretend to surf, Jonas liked throwing sand back into the ocean, and Beckett just liked eating the sand! Ali seemed to enjoy her time at the beach as well.

Here a few pictures of all of us. Ali is looking more and more like her Dad. She is still doing well. Jed and I are doing pretty well too!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Introducing Alaethea!

As many of you already know, Alaethea Ruth was born on September 8th at 6:40 am. She weighed in at 9 pounds, 13 ounces (much to the surprise of all in the room) and is 21 inches long. We spent Friday and Saturday in the hospital, and arrived home as our family of three this afternoon. I was able to make it through my 13 hours of labor with no drugs, much to the amazement of the hospital staff. The hospital I was at has a 90% epidural rate, so I was the "odd girl out." But, hey, being different is a good thing!

Jed and I are both still in the "wow, there is a baby in our apartment" stage, but we are also so happy to have her in the world and to really look at her. I have to admit, having her in the world and not in me is an okay thing! Life is hard enough without someone kicking you from the inside.

Here are a few pictures because we are proud parents. Her baptism will be on September 24th. If you are in the area, let us know; we would love to have you come!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

40 weeks!

Today is the official due date for Ali...and she is not here yet. But, we know that she will be born in the next week. If she doesn't come by Thursday, the 14th, I will be induced. There is a very good chance that she will come sooner, so we will have to see. Here is a picture for all of you--what I look like at 40 weeks.

On a lighter note, you should all check out this site: It is the LA County Fair commercials. Jed and I both get quite a kick out of them. We hope you enjoy them too!

Be on the lookout for a family picture in the next week!