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Monday, June 22, 2009

Addison Claire Robertson

Addison was born at 2:32 p.m. on June 22, 2009 (today). Sara and Addison are doing great. Chris (the blogger tonight) is doing good too (in case you were wondering). Addison weighs 7lbs. and 3oz. and she is 20 inches long.


Addison Claire Robertson and her daddy. This is a great father's day gift.


Addison is gorgeous! Kate is going to be a wonderful big sister. She is already very helpful. This of course is the family of four. Sara is such a great mom. Doesn't Sara look great? She just had a baby! More pictures and updates to come. So stay tuned.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Today was a wonderful day. Chris is such a great daddy and I am so glad Kate and soon Addison get to be his daughters. We skipped church this morning - my fall did a number on my back and I have been having lots of contractions and we hung out all day. I just love spending time with Chris and Kate and today marks the end of "just the 3 of us". I cannot wait for Addison to join us, but I know things will be different.This morning we got out finger paint - what fun, but what a mess. As you can see from the pictures it become body paint (encouraged by her amazing Daddy!). Kate had a blast and made a huge mess, but thankfully it cleaned up very easily. I wouldn't recommend this project if you are a super clean person manning the house by yourself!!

Kate took a nap this afternoon and while I was checking on her this is what I found - too cute to pass up a picture. I love my sweet little girl!
To end the evening we took Daddy to Red Robin for dinner and then to Braum's for a banana split. We had a wonderful day hanging out together.

We are all excited to meet Addison Claire tomorrow!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sara "Grace"....um NOT

Well, here it is Friday morning about 5:00 am and I have been up trying to go to sleep since about 3:45. I finally decided to just get up and do something - blogging came to mind. Funny how you can be away for a week and then come back and find yourself thinking about the next moment you get to be on the computer in another world!

So my middle name is not Grace, but it should be. I've officially fallen three times during this pregnancy. Once in the middle of Ross - I was so irritated. Somebody spilt a drink and did not bother to clean it up and my pregnant self wound up on my bottom in the middle of the store - site to see I'm sure. The second fall was in my closet - not sure how this happened, but once again on the bottom.

Oh but yesterday was probably the best and I wound up in the hospital with monitors on for 4 hours - fun times! My sister and I were out shopping for a few last minute things before the big day. We picked up my dogs from the groomers on the way home and my mom and I decided just to put them in the backyard by putting them over the fence - Kate and Ava were napping and the dogs get excited after getting groomed!! Seriously, a hole just jumped out and grabbed me!! I twisted my ankle and fell on my hands, knee and um HUGE pregnant belly. I laid there for a minute thinking, please God do not let me go into labor - Chris is not here!!! I yelled for my mom and she helped me up. I called the doctor and they said I had to go to the hospital since I hit my belly - I thought this might be the case. I stayed calm and about 5 minutes after I fell Addison started moving again - I'm sure I startled her. Everything is fine - I'm just a little sore, but thankfully no labor. Tonight though, the home remedies are starting (except for castor oil!!).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hello out there!

Wow, has it really been over a week since my last post and honestly I have not been checking up on blogs much either. Life is good! We have had lots of family visiting, Chris is officially moved to Little Rock, Addison is ready to make her arrival any day (no later than Monday), Kate is sweet as ever and Mommy is busy packing and trying to rest as much as possible. I'm sure it will continue to be hit and miss for a while - sorry for the lack of comments and reading - I'll get back into the groove soon (well, maybe by Christmas - ha! ha!). My pictures are a mess and I really want to catch family up on the latest happenings, so I'm going to attempt to get all of that organized over the weekend, so be looking for some new pics of Kate and all her beauty!

Please continue to pray for us as our family increases in size and we make our big move to Little Rock. We feel so blessed and are so thankful for what God has in store for us!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

42 and FINISHED!

Yes, we showed our house 42 times and actually have an appointment scheduled for tomorrow that will be canceled because we SOLD OUR HOUSE - YEAH!! We officially signed a contract tonight about 7:30. Today while I was resting I was thinking of a funny post about what I've learned showing my house 40+ times and what would you know we got a phone call around 6:30 from our realtor saying we had an offer. PRAISE GOD!

God does have perfect timing. If you keep up with my blog, you know the history of our plans and change of plans, but now I can relax and have a baby without keeping my house "show ready".

Thursday, June 4, 2009

YEAH!!

I went to the doctor this morning for my first appointment to check and see if I was dialated. I have been having lots of contractions and have been up multiple times for multiple hours during the night in pain - it has not been in vain!!! I am dialated to 2 cm and Addison's head is down and ready to go!! I am so excited - this is more than when I went in to be induced with Kate. We decided to induce again with our current situation. Addison Claire will make her appearance no later than June 22 - I really hope she comes earlier so I can experience "going into labor", but if not I am totally cool with inducing!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tears of...

So last night I finally let all the tears out that I've been holding in over the past few months since it was certain we were moving and things just kind of went crazy. I am generally very good at keeping myself under control around others and even family, but I've had a few teary eyes here and there recently, but last night the flood gates opened. I'm sure Chris would have rather been anywhere but laying in bed until 1:00 am comforting me and listening to my tears of...

  • Pregnancy - yes the hormones are going crazy ladies!
  • Frustration - sometimes life just doesn't seem fair
  • What were we thinking? - leaving behind friends that mean more to me than words can ever express is growing increasingly difficult; not to mention moving further away from family
  • Guilt - Kate has not been doing well lately with bedtime - she seems a little insecure. I know she will eventually adjust and things will work out, but everytime she turns around there is another box being packed, something being given away (downsizing for apartment life), and baby Addison sure is getting a lot of attention lately. Last night I cried while I sat in her room so she would fall asleep - it will be okay - I know that!
  • Joy - I cannot wait to meet Addison. I know God has perfect timing and she is going to bring so much joy and happiness to our family of three. I can see the two girls and me laughing and having so much fun in the years to come (not planning any more children until after residency - if then - we'll see).
  • What am I going to do? - that is in a new town (I've only been to twice for a very short time), in an apartment that I have never seen, without any support really (besides prayer - I'm counting on my friends and family here!!), no church home, and no sense of direction (I'm sure I'll be using the GPS lots!!)
  • Provision - "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I am reminded of Philippians 4:6-7, Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

38 and counting ???

I think tonight's showing will make 38 (2nd today, 3rd one for the week) since we put our house on the market at the end of March. Our house is the last in the neighborhood still listed, it has been the cheapest from the beginning and honestly I do not know why there have been ZERO offers - ZERO!! What I do know is that God has a plan and slowly we are seeing HIS plan, not OURS be revealed. Chris is moving to LR at the end of next week, my parents are coming to stay with Kate and me, and we will be moving out at the end of June - after Addison is born. God has worked this out very nicely and I know He will send a buyer soon.

On Friday we have an appointment scheduled of a guy who used to rent down the street from us and knows exactly where our house is and would like to get back to this area. - Could this be God's plan? I am not going to try and figure God out, but how amazing it would be if this was the one.