Friday, June 26, 2009

Package at the Door

Today just before lunch time a package arrived at the door. It was from Mark's cousin Janet & family. Dylan was so excited to open it and see what was inside. I cut the tape open and he starts to pull everything out...what wonderful treasures were inside!

-a full set of cloth diapers & accessories

-herb baths for after my delivery to help with healing
-homemade granola, yum!

-books for the kids
-music cd

-outfit for isabelle, so cute!

-card with blessing for isabelle
-origami flowers from her kids in memory of Lincoln

What a special package. The next hour and a half or so consisted of listening to the cd, dylan playing with the puzzle and cadence looking thru the books as I snacked on the amazing granola. It was a little slice of heaven :). Thank you Janet for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ringling Brothers!

I didn't think I was going to be able to take Dylan to the circus due to Isabelle arriving...but since she has decided not to make her debut yet we went last night.

Dylan was so excited he couldn't sit still before it began, he was captivated the whole time and really into the "danger" of some of the acts.

Hopfully we'll be able to keep the tradition for years to come :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Lincoln

3 years ago this morning, the excitement and anticipation of the soon coming birth of our 2nd child was heavily upon us. At about this time in the morning my mom had arrived at our house and we went for a walk around the block to see if that would help move things along (I had started labor at midnight). By about half way around our little neighborhood block my contractions were about every 3 - 4 minutes apart and I wasn't able to walk during them, before the walk they were not that strong. I probably should have left for the hospital right away but no, I still wanted to take a shower and eat a little something. So we probably left about a hour later...just in time for me to start pushing. I started pushing about 15 minutes after I arrived at the hospital and another 20 or so minutes later our child was born. Another boy!! The excitement of just having a child is something that is not explainable with words. Instant love for someone that only God can create. Instant bond, knowing that you would do anything for this little life. Instant protection, that you would lay your life down to protect this innocent life you are holding.

A few hours later while Lincoln was in the nursery getting cleaned up the nurse came in and said to Mark and I that she had something she needed to talk to us about. I can still vividly remember my body tensing up and the anxiety arriving instantly. She then proceeded to explain what condition they thought our son had...then the blow that literally made me want to throw up, "we don't expect your son to live longer than 48 hours".

Tears came pouring out as Mark crawled in the bed with me, we held each other and wept. Wept, our bodies shaking uncontrollably for a long long time.

June 19th 2006 will always be remembered as a amazing day.

Love always conquers.

These pictures were taken right after he was born.