Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Made it safe

I realized I never posted that we have arrived safely here in Sterling, VA. 

Thanks for all the support and prayers for safe travels.  Pictures will be soon, we haven't really taken any lately and a complete update as well.  For now, I met with the midwives this week and am getting really excited to meet baby (not that we have found any of the baby boxes yet), we have most of the boxes upstairs unpacked, Orson keeps asking when we are going home, and over all it is going well.  We are missing everyone tons and skype calls are certainly helping.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Orson Memories and some Baby too

New favorite words/phrases:
I can't like it
I bove (love) you
I want Daddy (when he is in trouble with mommy)
Lucy come back soon (he doesn't seem to realize we are the ones that left)
No naps and No buggies (the second refers to shopping carts at grocery stores)

Orson will climb in my lap and kiss every part of my face while saying which body part he is kissing and then wants me to do it to of my favorite parts of any day :)
He asks me to copy things he sees on TV now, today he gave me a branch and asked me to walk around and say "Tut, Tut looks like rain"
He is throwing more and more tantrums and I am having a really hard time dealing with them....something to work on I guess
He is totally into picking his nose!!!

Baby is getting big in my belly.  Hiccups are getting to be a regular occurrence, especially at about 4 in the morning.  Baby seems to really like certain foods and drinks, it starts dancing in my belly two sips into a Strawberry milkshake, a half glass of wine and anything lemon flavored :) 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom

Matt was in the same city as Orson and I for an entire weekend!!!! 

What was the occasion?  My youngest brother's, Nathan's, wedding.  It was a lovely weekend full of family, friends and sappy love, and I enjoyed it greatly.  Most of us came in at some point last week and we got to meet Dad's girlfriend Sofie (who is a happy and joyful person to be around and makes Dad extremely happy), have a little Labor Day labor party, sit around and talk and run around and do last minute wedding things.  I hope to have more pictures of the Labor Day party later but here are some from this weekend.  Allison was radiant and Nate was pretty snazzy himself.

 Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding Day

 Post Party, Party

Thursday, September 1, 2011


As an update and a prayer of thanks. We got a note back from the midwives that we loved and they offered (without us asking) to work with our upfront costs so that I could still give birth at home. Suddenly my prayer that all will work itself out for the VA side of the move is answered.

One last prayer, get this house here sold :) Nothing like asking a lot, huh?