Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Little Thomas.

Please keep Thomas and his parents, Sarah and Scott, in your prayers. Thanks.

Monday, November 26, 2007

'Sweet' Sam

All this talk of babies is particularly wondrous to me when I think about how my first baby, Sam, turned 7 on Friday. I really cannot believe it!! Am I really old enough?!? ...probably not. It is chronologically possible, but I don't feel ready for adolescence. He is big and independent and wants private showers and likes looking 'sweet' on his new bike. He makes his own lunch and pours his own milk. He swings by for a cuddle and then runs off to create havoc with our art supplies, because he HAS TO make something right then and there. He is becoming argumentative and is beginning to make good points. **oh no** He recites The Hobbit and SpongeBob with equal ease. He is maturing yet still believes in Santa. **he has come up with an entire plan on what to do if we are in China for Christmas. It basically involves a letter to Santa that says leave presents here-arrow pointing to floor.** He is a boy, but becoming a little man. He is passionate, emotional and I think even as an adult he will wear his passions and emotions on his sleeve.

So Happy Birthday sweet Sam!! **I mean that only in the coolest sense.**

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope y'all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day with your friends and family. Husband, baby and I are spending the day with my mom and mother-in-law. I'm thankful today for my incredible husband, son and our supportive family. What are you thankful for?

Anyone diving into black friday shopping tomorrow?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bringing Baby Home

We've had three nights at home now and each night is getting a little easier. I feel like God has given me super human mommy strength to run on very little sleep and for that I am incredibly thankful. My body hurts, though. It's my biggest struggle right now. I don't have time for a full play by play of my labor and delivery, but Sol was born with vacuum assist and I had an episiotomy. It hurts to sit and it hurts to walk...I'm praying for quick healing...

Sol is an amazing baby. He doesn't cry unless there's something wrong and we're quickly learning how to be a step ahead. He has these alert periods during the day--we set him on a blanket and he just stares out the window and listens to our voices. It's super cute.

Breastfeeding is going really well. My milk is in and he's an efficient eater. This is a huge answered prayer.

And my mother-in-law is here as an angel sent from heaven...I don't know how we'd be surviving without her tasty meals and extra set of hands. We're SO happy to have her here. My mom will be arriving in a few days and we're excited for her to join in the fun.

We have a check up with the pediatrician today to see how he's doing. We're hoping for a good report.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Day One With Baby

Hey friends! Thanks for the encouraging words and prayers. We made it through day one with baby and we're really enjoying our time together as a family. Sol is breastfeeding well and Stephen and I can't stop staring at him. I feel blessed beyond words. It's been a very emotional past couple of days. We'll be going home tomorrow afternoon. We're really looking forward to it.


Family and Friends,

At 6:40 PM on Sunday November 11th, 2007, Sol Austin Perdue was born in Cambridge, MA at Mount Auburn Hospital. He is a whopping 21 inches long and 7 lbs 11.8 oz. After a long day of uncertainty, we'd like to introduce you guys to the newest grandson in the Perdue and Loa family. Mom, Dad and Baby are resting well at the hospital, enjoying decent hospital grub, and staring at the baby all day long. If you'd like to reach us, email or give us a call.
Enjoy the attached pictures...

Stephen, Roxana and Sol

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Baby Sol

After 20 hours of labor, Roxana gave birth to Baby Sol this evening. They were five minutes away from a c-section, but he made it out just in time. :) Mommy and baby and Daddy are all doing great. I'll let Rox give you the details when she's ready......


WG called me last night as REAL labor began! As of 12 noon, she's been in labor for 12 hours---will update as I know anything.....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Contractions, contractions, contractions...

I've had contractions on and off for 2 and a half days now. They finally got more painful and close together last night and then after a couple of hours they just went away....I'm thankful for the good night's sleep, but a little exhausted from the never ending mild contractions and back ache. It's tends to make one a little grumpy. Please pray that maybe all this pre-labor will make labor go more quickly somehow...and SOON!!!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

So did someone ask for pictures??

WG as a baby

Taken Feb. 1977, 4 months old

I started looking through some old photos this morning while I was thinking about my baby and what he might look like. I'm nearing the end of my 40 weeks. My due date is next friday. My mother-in-law will be here on monday and my mom will be here at the end of next week. Besides feeling a little impatient, I've been feeling really great this last week. I've had a lot of energy and only some slight back pain. I'm hoping I'll have exciting baby news to report soon!

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