Thursday, May 14, 2009

welcome to the world, anderson!!

anderson atley clark decided to arrive at 9:27 am on wednesday, may 13th, 2009. he was 6lbs 10oz and 19.5 inches. i labored for 22 hours, mainly because he got stuck in the birth canal and had to be vacuumed out..he's had a rad bump on his head that is slowly going away. that was my luck. thanks, son. appreciate it!! i was all worth it though. jakob and i are undecided though if we're going to have another one this way!! it's still a little too early to forget about the pain. we'll revisit the topic at a later time. like, 3 years from now.

we're doing great. he's passed all of his tests so far..he even got his first certificate for getting 100% on his hearing test! he's a good sleeper, right now. we'll see how that turns out later on. hopefully he'll keep that up. he loves being held, of course! and most of all, he's the most beautiful baby ever born! we both can't stop staring at him! this whole 9 month ordeal was amazing. tough, fun (at times), and especially rewarding.

now, here comes the fun, stressful, scary, and interesting part. raising our son. here goes nothing!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

full term and a gift

37 weeks! he's now officially full term! hopefully he will realize that and come out next weekend. i'm probably going to be wrong but i feel like he's coming in the next week or 2. i have a doctor's appointment wednesday, so we'll see if there's been any action this past week. cross your fingers and say a prayer.

jakob and i heard from the architect that's doing our house. they've started on a few houses in the development and he says that they will be breaking ground on ours the end of this month. we'll see. i'd like to believe him, but i'm not getting my hopes up! i know it may be september or october before this is all over with. which is fine, because anders will be a little older when we move.

i know you've all heard it by now, but i have a fantastic story to share. jakob and i were doing yardwork yesterday and i noticed (after being outside for 30 minutes already) that there was something growing in the dirt beside our front door. i walked over to it because i thought maybe it was a weed i needed to pick. the thing is, that whole area was dug up back in january because we had some drainage issues. they filled in the area with dirt and it's all dry and covered with leaves now. there's no grass and it hasn't rained here in 2 weeks. anyway, i walk up to the "weed" and notice something familar about it. i'd seen it before and then it hit me. they were easter lilies. my grandmother's favorite flower. my grandmother died 4 years ago. i almost passed out in my driveway. jakob makes fun of me all the time because i do believe in "signs" from loved ones that have died. as crazy as it may sound to some who don't believe, this was a gift from her to me. i truly believe it. jakob and i replanted them in a pot on our backporch and they have now bloomed. happy mother's day to me, huh, grandma?!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

come on down..

35 weeks, 4 days!! i think i may have dropped a couple of weeks ago. i can breathe alot easier now and my appetite has picked up! i had a doctor's appointment today. dr. eduardo could feel his head and said my cervix was closed. she said everything looked, anderson just needs to get ready to come out in the next couple weeks!! jakob and i went and stood in his room last night..we can't believe that in probably under a month, he'll be here and in his room! we cannot wait.