Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Joseph "Wesley" Schroeder

Here are a few closer pics so you can actually see what he looks like. We finally decided on his name- he'll go by his middle in the male Schroeder tradition, so we'll call him Wesley or just Wes.
Abby says she might call him " Chu Chu."
We're all doing fine, low on sleep of course but all healthy and happy.











































Monday, July 27, 2009

Meet our sweet BOY!!!!


More to come but some pictures for now. We are all home safe. Now just some rest, sleep and just basking in the miracle of it all. Thanks everyone for all your love, help and prayers for us- we did it!!!


An hour after he was born, the relief and the sheer amount of love you feel after is like no other time in life.







Joe says, "Yes, put that one on, this is exactly how i felt......
















Abby holding her brother for the first time. One proud sister.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Last

Just saw this quote and have to post it.

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. - Nora Ephron

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First Time Up

video

She was one excited girl!! AWESOME.

Some Recents



Abs and Ethan- they had a great week joined at the hip. :)





















Part of the Devil's Punch Bowl crew out at Lake Cresent jumping in the super cold water.









Joe and Asha getting ready at Cresent beach for a little surfing.









Alex and Jerry heading out with Joe. We all spent the day at the beach - was Joe's brother Matt's birthday and we all decided that he was smiling at us all being together and the boys learning how to surf. :)









Abs with her favorite horse Quiz at horse camp. She was one happy girl. It only took one day of camp for the negotiating to start regarding how long exactly she could go to horse camp- the whole summer please???

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Waiting

Up drinking water and eating tums at 2am.
Wondering how much longer until we get to see that sweet baby's face
and knowing how much work there is to do in between.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Near

Getting closer....?
My sleeping is all whacky...
and yesterday amongst other normal food I came
home from the store with red licorice, chocolate ice cream,
and chocolate brownie mix! hmmm.....
For some frantic cleaning... for me rapid chocolate consumption???
We can only hope.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Birth

This week the world has been blessed by two sweet new angels.

Two of my dearest friends and amazing mommas had amazing strength
and so much beauty as they labored their babies into the world.
It is interesting being present for their births when I, too, am so close to having
our baby. Thank you Anna and Kristy for wanting me to be there, for how much love
and trust that takes and for being so enspiring and empowering for me as my time to labor gets
closer. I love you both so much.