Monday, January 30, 2012

The highs and lows.

 My weekend began last Thursday night when Adrain made it home in the middle of the night, after a business trip.  After some quick (and sleepy on my part) catching up, we made it to bed sometime after 1:00 am on Friday.  I went tearing out of bed when the phone rang at about 5:00 am, to the cheery voice of my sis-in-law, who was on her way to the hospital to have a baby.  Sleep was out of the question at that point, because the excitement factor was way high.

   We raced through Friday morning school routines, I went and got my hair done (photos to come soon I promise) and then grabbed the kids from school early, as her labor progressed.  All during the 3 hour drive to the hospital, I was praying, "I know she wants this baby to come, but please can You just have her wait til I'm in the waiting room?"  (I'm sorry Holli, I couldn't help it.) Sure enough, very soon after arriving in the waiting room, my little niece, Berkeley Ryann was born with no complications other than being a couple weeks early. 

 We spent Saturday in an excited stupor of exhaustion, and got a phone call that someone wanted to come see our house.  We decided it would be a great idea to race back down to spend more time with the baby on Sunday during the showing.  Sadly, the people found a different house on Saturday and bought it then and there, so they never did end up coming.  But since we'd already made plans we went to hold my niece anyway.  We brought our dog Lucy, "just in case" someone wanted to see our house, and she promptly got very sick in the car with the world's nastiest smelling vile stuff you've ever seen. We  assumed it was due to the car travel.  We headed home late in the afternoon, and went to a meeting at church after dinner.  We came home to find my entire bedroom carpet covered in tons more of her mess and blood.  (Why the carpet?  Seriously 2/3 of our home is covered in hard surfaces... always the carpet.)

 (By the way, this man is a bona fide baby stealer.)
  So... I've had my hands full.  Lucy's doing okay, the vet is running some tests, and we are hoping that we won't have to replace our carpet, but it's a possibility.  Needless to say, it's been a wild time around here since Friday.  Good and not so good.  I have a bunch of things I want to post about, but I'm overwhelmed just a little bit, so hopefully soon, okay?   And I promise to get those questions from your emails and the prevous post answered soon too! 



16 comments:

  1. Sweetest baby photos ever--you are a bonafide talented photographer! Enjoy the baby sweetness--maybe that's where all that baking came from in your last post--your own type of nesting: )

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  2. she's just perfect!!
    congratulations!!!

    & oh my, i hope lucy is ok. poor thing...

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  3. Congratulations!! She's is PRECIOUS!! Sorry about Lucy and the carpet! I hope she's okay and the carpet comes clean!

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  4. Oh, what a gorgeous baby girl! Your kids look so sweet holding their new cousin!

    I hope Lucy gets better very soon!

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  5. Oh, I am so sorry about the icky you are going through, but that baby is more than precious! Your photos are wonderful!

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  6. Congratulations to your brother and SIL! That sweet baby is so lucky to have such a great aunt/uncle/cousins!
    Prayers of thanksgiving for the sweet baby and prayers for sweet Lucy. :)

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  7. Such a sweet little baby! Congrats auntie! :) Prayers for Lucy too.

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  8. Yay congratualations, and oh isn't that how life goes? The highs the lows life happens when we're busy or however the saying goes.i can't wait to see your hair:)

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  9. I can't even remember the last baby I got to squeeze. A little jealous right now. I can almost smell her all the way here in VA. Hope nothings amiss with Lucy girl. Let's talk tomorrow if you've got time. I need some fillin' in!

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  10. Sorry about all the ick! But oh my perfect and precious baby! Those pics are enough to give a gal baby fever!

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  11. You are going to be a fantastic auntie to Miss Berkeley! She is beautiful! :)
    Hope your carpet mess comes out. It is always the carpet with animals. It must be some unwritten law. :)
    Congrats Auntie!

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  12. Congratulations Auntie, she looks perfect, best to little Lucy we had lab for 10 years Mr. Simon he was such a sweetie.

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  13. Beautiful baby! Congrats to the family.

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  14. What a precious little angel straight from God! Praying that Lucy is okay and it's not serious.
    Blessings on the new family and you!

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  15. OH sweet baby love!! i want one so bad! no i don't. yes i do! no, i don't.
    it's a constant struggle, as you can see..

    ps. super gross about your dog. hope she's ok though.

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