Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pictures of Our New Arrival

We are so excited to announce the arrival of Thomas Gregson Britton, born Saturday, January 24, at 7:39am. He is 9 lbs, 21 in. and has lots of dark hair. He looks just like his daddy, and we are so happy to have him be part of our family.

Thomas Gregson Britton

Looking around

Sleepy time

Showing Gill how delicious his hands are

Cute cheeks!

A family Portrait

Grandy, Gabe and Thomas

Very first picture

Napping brothers

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Well, it is now Tuesday, January 20 (almost the 21) and this baby still has not arrived. I actually started early labor on Friday, and I have been having contractions steadily-ish for the last 5 days. But have I gone into active labor? Does it feel like this baby will ever arrive? Have I decided that I will in fact be pregnant forever? No to the first two, and a resounding yes to the third. I am just at home, surrounded by loving family all waiting anxiously for this joyous event, and NOTHING IS HAPPENING. I know perfectly well that due dates are not written in stone, and that children arrive when they are good and ready. So why does it keep faking me out with contractions and losing my plug and other signs of labor? I'm just so excited to meet this baby, and not very patient about waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully next time I post it will be a birth announcement. And it will be tomorrow.

Monday, January 12, 2009

5 Day Countdown

So, I am due on Saturday, which all of a sudden seems very close. And also very far. I still feel like I have a lot to do (probably because I do) but also like I am very ready to meet this tiny new member of our family. Also to get my lungs back. I can't bend over any more.

Here are some of the things I need to do in the next two days (my sweet mother-in-law arrives Wednesday night, which means I need to have this all ready before then).
-Rearranging all the furniture in my house. That seems a little extreme, but we have to fit two more people in for a couple of weeks, so there is some serious shifting that needs to take place
-Cleaning and rearranging the storage closet. This also has to do with fitting everyone in.
-Redoing my control journal. That's basically the place I keep a list of everything important that I need to remember. I want to have it set up so that while I am recovering, the household will keep running and people can just refer to that. It's mostly a lot of typing and paperwork.
-Getting the final preparations done on my birth kit.
-Cleaning my house.

In and amongst all this I have a bunch of other commitments in my neighborhood and for my calling. I really don't helps the time pass more quickly. I just hope the baby comes at the right time. Saturday would be good. Not too soon, not too late. Gabe came right on his due date, so hopefully this child will be as prompt. Anyone want to guess on whether it's a boy or a girl?

Speaking of Gabe, he figured out how to twirl this morning. He was spinning in circles in the kitchen while I was making breakfast. It was very cute. We also went to Borders tonight and he was laughing so loudly at a Thomas the Tank Engine coloring book I was afraid he was going to disturb the rest of the customers. I have no idea what the joke was. He also started covering his mouth with his hand and snickering. It was really cute.

I love my life. I feel so blessed and happy. I don't know what I did to deserve this, but man I am grateful. :)