Monday, December 26, 2005

Updates, Updates, Updates!

Yeah, I know, I've neglected my blogging responsibilities once again! It's been a week since my last post, but with the holiday's and such it shouldn't be much of a surprise. I'm guessing most anyone who generally reads my blog has been busy as well and probably hasn't even noticed... so now we're even!


Christmas was wonderful. We were able to spend Christmas with Rob's family this year and it was very enjoyable as always :0) I'm a big fan of family getting together and spending time with one another. It's always good to catch up with people and it's priceless to see the look on our neices and nephew's faces when they open up their Christmas gifts. I clearly remember how magical Christmas was as a child. It's magical still, but in a different way now. Now the magic comes from seeing Leeann's expression as she opened up gifts, and to see the joy on her face when she played with toys. Her big gift from us this year was a princess dress up set which included 3 dresses and all the accessories--shoes, hat's/tiarra's, jewelry etc. I recieved Ann of Green Gables 1 and 2 on DVD from Rob, and I was so excited! I can't wait to watch it!


Ouch. On Tuesday I started to notice that nursing was becoming increasingly painful. I called my mid-wife but she wasn't in that day, so I left a message and waited for her to call me back on Wednesday. I found myself breaking into tears every time Titus would eat and it was simply more pain than I could handle. Part of me thought I was just being a baby, or that I was doing something wrong, but my mid-wife quickly diagnosed Titus and I with something called Thrush as soon as she returned my phone call. It's essentially an infection in his mouth which he and I will continue to pass back and forth until we are both able to get rid of it. The treatment? Purple, lot's and lot's of purple! There is a dye that I paint in his mouth that turns him all purple. Anything he touches or drools on--purple! Anytime I feed him, he get's purple all over his face. This made for some pretty interesting Christmas pictures, I'll blog them when I get the chance. It sounds funny, but it really is quite painful. I was supposed to feel relief by Saturday, but Sunday rolled around and it was worse than ever. Every time Titus cried I would cringe knowing that I needed to feed him. Many women stop nursing when they get thrush, and now I know why. It was bad enough that I even called my doctor on Christmas day... I had to do something. She gave me a perscription for something else and it seems to be helping at least a little. I intend to keep nursing, but I certainly can't continue like this much longer. Hopefully though, this medicine will make us both all better, and we' ll go from there!

Really, those are the only two things worth blogging about that happened this week. The second might be more than you wanted to know, but it's been a significant and trying part of my week. If I'm blogging my baby adventures, this is definately part of it! Titus and Leeann continue to be two of the sweetest most wonderful kids in the whole world. I'm so in love with both of them. I feel like the luckiest mommy. This Christmas was so wonderful, it's so neat to have a family of my own now. I've dreamed of a time such as this all of my life. The years pass by and my life continues to get sweeter and sweeter. I hope yours is too!


Monday, December 19, 2005

The Other Moment I've Been Waiting to Blog...

Any guesses as to what Leeann is doing???

I've Neglected My Blogging Responsibilities

My last update was Thursday, and today is Monday--I have a lot of catching up to do!

FRIDAY: Titus had his two week check-up on Friday. Everything was great. He was even slightly above his birth weight, from 7 lbs 2 oz. to 7 lbs 6 oz. Apparently they are pleased if they are even back up to their birth weight by 2 weeks, so he appears to be doing well. Unfortunately he shrunk an inch and a half from 20 inches to 18.5 inches. I'm guessing it's a mis-measurement somewhere!

Friday night the four of us ventured to the church for the annual Christmas Jangle, a Christmas party with the youth. It was complete with yummy food, silly white elephant gifts and a giant rubber-band war! Some might say it's not appropriate to use the Sanctuary for a rubber band war, but the kids sure had fun!

It was a good day, but a hard day too. It was my first day out with the kids by myself and toting Titus in and out of the car in his car seat was difficult. By the end of the night I was hurting pretty bad. I continue to pray for a mini van!

SATURDAY: Saturday was another really good day. I thought I'd wake up super sore and uncomfortable, but I actually woke up feeling better than ever. It might help that it was 10:30 before any of us woke up! The constant nagging pain in my tummy seems to have all but disappeared, making me far more mobile. Rob and I roamed around Costco with the kids and Fred Meyer too, doing some random shopping. We came home and enjoyed yet another yummy dinner provided for us through someone in our church. This one came complete with ice cream! We then headed over to the Rice's for a housewarming party. We didn't stay long because the freezing rain started to hit. We came home and simply enjoyed the evening here together.

SUNDAY: Sunday's are crazy for us, that's all there is to it! Rob graciously stayed home with us Sunday morning so he could help get the kids ready for church. He usually leaves a little earlier than us, but I wasn't sure I could get all three of us fed, dressed and out the door on time. I came close, I was the only one who went without being fed! We enjoyed the day at church and then went to Safeway to pick up some Chinese for lunch. We typically go out with others for lunch after church, but it was actually quite nice to just sit at home at our own table and have lunch together as a family!

We had intended to catch some sales at Old Navy Saturday night, but we ended up staying in because of the freezing rain. We were talking about going Sunday afternoon instead, but Rob suggested that maybe I leave the kids at home and go by myself. I was quite excited and happily obliged. Not only would I get some time to myself, but Rob would get a small taste of my world right? WRONG! Both kids slept THE ENTIRE TIME! Rob and Leeann napped on the couch and I came home to Titus all swaddled in his bouncy chair just as I had left him! Arggg, so much for a taste of my world! Oh well, I still appreciated my time alone and Rob's willing to keep the kids for a couple of hours.

Sunday evening we dropped Leeann off at Allie's, her favorite babysitter, and Rob, Titus and I went to a Christmas Party with the church staff. It was lot's of fun, with yummy food and good company. It's nice to be out, but I think I just might be getting Christmas partied out, tonight will make the fourth in a row! Rob and I came out about 9:30 and just enjoyed some time hanging out and chatting with each other as the kids slept peacefully. I apparently fell asleep on the couch because Titus woke up about 1:00 wanting to be fed. He had been sleeping in his car seat since we brought him home... it was nice to get several uninterrupted hours of sleep!

TODAY: I spent the morning bathing the kids and getting us presentable. Then I spent a little time doing housework. Rob has his small group of guys over for pizza and x-box right now, that's why I'm perched in the back room blogging! I don't think I'm welcome at the party, but he's letting Leeann stay out there so I appreciate that! I was thinking about taking the kids out and doing some last minute Christmas shopping, but I don't know that I'm ready to do both kids plus crazy Christmas crowds on my own. It means parking across town to get to a store usually and packing both kids in the rain. I just don't think I'm ready for that! Maybe I should just take a nap instead? That sounds appealing! The reality however is that there's still lot's of laundry to do before we visit family for Christmas, so I should probably get working on that some more before too long!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Four Amazing Years

Time flies when you are having fun! Rob and I celebrated our four year anniversary yesterday--I couldn't imagine a more incredible person to share the rest of my life with. If the first four years are any indication of what's to come in our marriage, then I am truly the most blessed young lady in the whole world! Rob is my best friend and he's so much more than I ever imagined any man/husband/daddy could be. Yes, four years later, I'm still twitterpated! I still look forward to him coming home with great anticipation. I still love to hold his hand. I still desire any excuse I can find to spend quality time with him. I still find myself day dreaming about him during the day. I still think he's the most amazing man in the world. No, I think he's even MORE amazing than when we were in that lets-impress-each-other-dating-stage. I had no idea it could get even better than that! It does though, it gets much better! I love my husband.

I hope you love your spouse too! Do something special for him/her today. Think back to when you were dating (however long ago that may be) and do something that you would have done for them then. Open their door, cook them a special dinner, leave a love note on their pillow, go to the store and pick up their favorite treat, take them out to a place that was special to you when you were dating. Look them in the eyes and tell them how much you love and adore them, pull out some old pictures and talk about fun times you've had together, dream together about memories you'd like to make together in the future. Assure them that they are the only person you have or ever will have eyes for. Whatever it is, take the time and make the effort to do something special for them today. Marriage will last your life time, you ought to take the time in ensure that marriage is enjoyable, it'll make life so much sweeter for the both of you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Leeann's Christmas Craft

These are some pictures of Leeann painting some boxes as part of a Christmas craft. She had way too much fun and it was a joy for me to watch her!

Check out these hands... they definitely took a few minutes to wash!

Leeann couldn't figure out why the paint wouldn't come off and it was bugging her. She almost gave up on the craft toward the end because the paint was driving her crazy. She perserveered though--she's a trooper!

Baby brother Titus just sat and watched his big sister create her masterpieces. Today was Titus's original due date... I don't think I would have made it this far!

Okay, I admit it... I slept all day!


Wondering why I didn't blog yesterday? I was sleeping. Yep, pretty much all day. Rob took care of morning diapers and feeding Leeann and Titus and then put on a movie and brought Titus back into our bedroom. I slept in until 10:00. Then I got up and ate breakfast myself and mossied around for a little while until my friend Eroica came over. She played with Leeann and Titus and let me go back to bed... what a blessing! I woke up at 2:30, ate some lunch, mossied around a little more then layed down with Leeann for her nap time. Daddy had a late appointment last night, so we didn't exactly wake up until 7:00. So, between 5:00 yesterday morning and 7:00 last night I was awake a total of maybe 3 hours! Pathetic huh?


It's part of what they call "Baby Blues." Statistically, if you have had kids, you (if you are a woman) or your wife (if you are a man) has experienced this. As many as 9 out of 10 ladies experience this in the days following childbirth. For me it's a general feeling of lethargy, laziness, helplessness, weariness, frustration, loneliness, cooped-uppedness (I know, that's not a word). I've been accustomed to showering first thing in the morning, now if I remember to brush my teeth it's a good day. My sole goal throughout the day is to get the kids out of their jammies by the time daddy gets home. Housework? Forget about it. A friend of mine, Sara Jane came and cleaned some on Friday and another friend of mine Jennifer, did some additional damage control (including floors!) on Monday. It sure feels good to have my house clean... it's so hard that I can't do it myself. I don't want to do much of anything because my stomach still hurts. To top it all off, I just plain didn't feel good yesterday.


Today is a new day however. Leeann came into my room about 8:00 and climbed up on my bed. She looked at me and said "No night-night Mommy!" How sweet is that? It made me feel good to know that she wanted me to get up and play with her. So, after a little tickle-fest, we got down and got some breakfast and now she's playing with her babies on the floor next to a sleeping Titus while I'm updating you (whoever you are!).


Rob promised to get me out of the house today. I don't think I've been anywhere since Saturday. If you know me, I'm the kind of person who likes to be busy--always doing something. If I'm not busy doing something specific I at least want to be around people. So being home all day has been hard. It's not an option for me to go anywhere because our car is still being worked on. Hopefully we'll get it back today. I have some stuff I want to get at Target, so I'm really looking forward to getting out of the house this evening, if only for a little while.


Tomorrow is Rob and my four year anniversary. It's hard to believe time has flown by so fast. He and I are going to go out to dinner tomorrow--just the two of us. Noah and Cherish are going to watch the kids for us. It'll be my first time leaving Titus alone (except for me sleeping in the next room!). I think it'll be a little hard, but I think I'll be okay. I really look forward to getting to spend some special time with Rob.

Well, I think that's all I have to say for now. Life has been pretty uneventful around here these days. The kids are doing well, both seem to be growing daily! I love being a mom, but I sure am anxious to get out of this funk that I'm in. I'm sure Rob's anxious for that too!

Monday, December 12, 2005

The moment I've been waiting to blog...

I've been warned by many people. I've heard stories and I've been instructed on how to avoid it. What I wasn't prepared for was just how far the urine sprayed out of this teeny tiny little guy! Changing Titus' diaper this evening was quite eventful! It seriously sprayed several feet and the poor little guy even got some on his face, ewww! Mommy cleaned him up though, and we all survived.

Daddy and I spent the next 10 minutes remaking our bed because our sheets and duvee (how on earth do you spell that?) cover were spit up on this afternoon.

Titus and I slept from about 7-9 tonight. Rob and Leeann were at church and it was tempting to try and 'get some stuff done'. The problem is, it still hurts to get stuff done, and when I try to do stuff I don't make very much progress anyway. So then I end up with something that has been partially cleaned, but is still messy--plus I hurt. So, I decided to nap instead. I hesitated because it was so late in the evening hence it's 1:00 in the morning and I'm up blogging. Titus was being fussy so I picked him up and now that he's on my lap he's sleeping peacefully. Bottom line though, it was good to nap, I needed that. Titus and I benefited also from a few hours of uninterrupted snuggle time too.

So what did I learn today?

Mental notes:

1.) Cover him up while changing his diaper.

2.) Don't burp the baby in bed without first taking proper precaution, like laying down a tarp!

3.) Take every possible opportunity to nap. The house will always be messy, but it's more likely to get cleaned if I'm well rested and taking care of myself. A messy house with a rested mommy is better than a clean house with a cranky mommy!

The end.

10 Little Things About Titus

For those of you who have yet to meet Titus, or haven't gotten the opportunity to spend much time with him, I thought I'd give you the top 10 insights into his already blossoming personality, even though he's only just over a week old!

1.) He's got his daddy's sleeping habits. He likes to sleep. Even more so, however, he likes to sleep in in the morning. I appreciate that very, very much!

2.) He doesn't sleep well unless he's swaddled. Sometimes he tries to break free, but he's much happier being all snuggled up.

3.) He doesn't like to be naked. Baths, diaper changing and changing his clothes are his least favorite events.

4.) He likes John Deere. This is by default of course, he's just a baby. Rob's mom has gotten him John Deere stuff since he was a little boy, so it seemed logical to continue that theme along into our nursery.

5.) When he's hungry he wakes up and I have about 2.5 seconds to respond before the sirens wail!

6.) In general, he's not very fussy. Of course, if he's hungry or needing changed he'll cry, but he doesn't seem to just fuss for no reason very often.

7.) He goes through a lot of diapers. Every time he eats we change him and every time we change him he's poopy, with very few exceptions!

8.) He likes to be held.

9.) If he's not being held he seems to like the bouncy chair more than the bassinet, crib, or even the couch.

10.) Seriously, how much is there really to know about a newborn's personality? He eats, he sleeps and he poops. Surprise!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Newest Picture

There's nothing special about this particular picture. I just realized that until today I didn't have any pictures of him posted since we left the hospital. A lot can change in a week! So, here he, just about a half hour ago, all swaddled up and staring off into space!

Now this is what life is all about...

Does it get any better than this? I mean, seriously. Just me and my precious little ones napping with me on a little couch. I am a snuggle-bunny. I like to snuggle, that's all there is to it. Rob is greatful that I now have more people to share my affection with! It can get a little overwhelming to be the sole recipient of so much affection! I know Leeann likes to snuggle, I sure hope Titus does too!
Leeann has been playing "baby" a lot lately. This is a picture of daddy "rocking" her and "feeding" her with her baby doll's bottle. Sometimes she'll let out this really cute fake baby cry, she seems to enjoy the attention!

This is a picture of Leeann and Titus with Grandma Rosenthal just before she left. They had a fun couple of days with Grandma here, and mommy enjoyed it too. She brought a never ending back of goodies for Leeann. A couple times a day she would bring out something new from Grandma's store... I mean, room!

Proud Daddy holding his little boy. It's still so hard to believe that he's already here. We prayed a long time for this little guy!

Mr. and Miss Wonderful

Titus likes to sleep in, and consequently, mommy does too! Well, yesterday we were awoken by Leeann and Daddy carrying Mommy's very favorite breakfast in bed--Cocoa Pebbles and Hot Cocoa with marshmallows! It was so incredibly sweet! Did I mention it was 10:30 by the time they came in and we were sleeping like two bumps on a log? Give us a little credit though, we were up from 4:30-7:30 that morning, so we deserved to sleep in just a little! Never mind the fact that we didn't get up until 11:00 today either. Rob took Leeann to church this morning so Titus and I got another great morning's sleep, even though getting him down last night was tougher than ever. I thought I was going to have a mental breakdown. Okay, I kind of did, but there's nothing like some good sleep to fix that! This morning we are both doing much better and we're enjoying some time to ourselves to catch up on some blogging.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did you come up with the name Titus?

After painstakingly looking through web-page after web-page and numerous baby-name books we had a few names that we considered as options, but nothing that really stuck out to us. We kind of wanted something a bit unusual and preferred a Bible name, although it wasn't necessary. I walked into the bedroom one day with a baby book and Rob was reading the Bible and one of us randomly threw out the name Titus, almost as a joke at first, but then we kind of looked at each other and said hey, maybe? So the next Rob and I both found ourselves thinking about the name a lot and it began to grow on us both. We read the book of Titus separately and Rob even did some research to make sure that there was nothing bad said about him in the Bible. Over the next couple of weeks it just seemed to stick, and so Titus is his name!

In the Bible Titus is a companion of Paul who is a Pastor (which we liked) that is left to appoint elders (or church leadership) in the place that he was. The book named after him describes the qualifications of a church leader, and consequently some really neat traits of a godly man or woman. It's got some great instruction and great descriptions of godliness in it. Hopefully those traits will be traits that will mark our Titus's life just as it did the man he was named after.

How's Leeann doing with a new baby brother?

She loves him! She's had her cousins here for a while though, and then Grandma was here, so she has been out of her normal routine. When she realizes that he will still remain even when her routine goes back to normal she may not like him quite so much! Yesterday she "helped" by picking him up off of the couch. He was swaddled well so she had a good grip on him, but she was walking around with him in the living room! Scary! She's been asking for extra attention, pretending to be a baby herself--asking to be rocked, swaddled and fed from her sippy cup. In fact, daddy 'burping' her this morning initiated the first bought of vomiting! She's been very well behaved though and she showers him with hugs and kisses. I think they're going to make great friends and I think Leeann will end up being quite protective!

How are you feeling, are you healing okay?

I'm feeling great! I'm actually quite surprised at how quickly I'm healing. I'm not 100% by any means, but I've only been on Tylenol and Ibuproferen and those have been enough to curb the pain. I'm even able to bend down quite easily now. I imagined being layed up time Christmastime, but I'm honestly doing rather well. I've been able to get good sleep which I think has helped quite a bit.

How's feeding going?

The first couple of days were trying, because Titus just seems to want to sleep all of the time, but as he's been becoming more alert it's been getting easier and easier.

Is Rob excited?

Isn't this the question of the hour? There are many people who wonder if Rob's excitement looks any different than his normal state, or even his disappointed state. Some people think he's hard to read, but I think he's see-through! Rob is most definitely a very proud and excited daddy. He does such a good job with both Titus and Leeann! He's very loving, helpful and compassionate. I don't think I could ask for a better daddy for my kids.

Are you getting much sleep?

I actually am only getting up a couple of times during the night to feed and change Titus. It's usually only every three to four, or even five hours! He's most certainly a sleeper! And every time I feed and change him he goes right back to bed which means I can sleep in as late as Leeann will let me. She's been sleeping in until 9:30 or 10:00 which has been amazingly wonderful! I know it won't last forever, but I think it's God's way of allowing me to heal, both physically, mentally and emotionally.

With that, I'm going to go and enjoy the rest of Leeann's nap by taking one of my own. Or maybe I'll read a book? Hmmm... decisions, decisions!

Little Updates


This time however, it isn't from Titus, it's from Leeann. She woke up this morning not wanting to eat (which is HIGHLY unusual), although she had a sippy cup and a half of soy milk. Shortly after that she threw up, and shortly after that she threw up again. We let her lay on the floor and watch Robots for what seems to be the hundredth time in the last couple of weeks and just mellow out for a while. She seems to be feeling fine now, but she's slightly more subdued than normal. It's been several hours since her last episode so hopefully she's getting better. Right now she's laying down, Titus is sleeping, Rob went to take Grandma Rosenthal part way home and I'm listening to Harry Connick Jr. sing Christmas songs wondering how long it will be before this peaceful household turns into utter chaos once more!


Titus got a cute see-through piggy bank from the hospital the day we left. We decided that we will start saving our change in there and cash it in to contribute to the kids' 529 college fund each time it fills up. Well, when Grandma was packing up a dime fell out of her purse which she told Leeann she could have. We talked Leeann into putting it into the piggy bank which she thought was pretty cool. She proceeded to ask Grandma for "more money?" and Grandma emptied her purse of all of her change and even several dollar bills. Leeann of course thinks it's the coolest thing in the whole world. So I said, "Leeann, everytime you go potty in the big girl potty, or take a nap or go to sleep like a big girl, without crying, you can have some money for your jar." It wasn't but 2 minutes later that I see Leeann pop up off of her potty chair with her diaper and her pants around her ankles screeching, "I potty, I potty!" So she emptied it, flushed the toilet and got a nickel to put in her jar. And right now, she's sleeping like a big girl, in her big girl bed and she didn't shed a tear. This form of bribery seems like a win-win situation if you ask me. We are realizing how much money it's going to cost us to keep our baby diapered. He goes through TONS of diapers. It would be nice to transition Leeann out of her diapers to off set that cost!


We've been so incredibly blessed by families in the church brining us dinners for the last several nights. It really is a super-huge blessing to us not to have to worry about that on top of everything else. Thank you so much to all who have participated in that, you may never know how much it means to us!


It's unbelievable how much laundry one little guy can accumulate. My mother-in-law has been doing load after load and it never seems to end! Blankets, towels, spit up rags, jammies, onsiees, you name it, it gets dirty quick! It's all I can imagine to keep the three of us fed, clean and happy... I'm not sure where all this housework is going to come in!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

It's Okay, I Need to Shower Anyway

I learned why mom's should always take an extra set of clothes with them wherever they go. Little itty bitty Titus seems to have spit up half his weight ALL OVER me this morning. It's okay, we were at home and I needed to shower anyway so it's not a big deal. It was kind of nice to have a reason to actually get going with my day. I'm surprised so much can come up out of one little tiny tummy!

Leeann, Titus and I are enjoying time with Grandma Rosenthal here. I'm beginning to realize that when she leaves I'm going to be doing nothing but changing, feeding and bathing. I'll be lucky to get that done for the three of us by the time daddy gets home on any given day. Of course, it doesn't help that my two beautiful children have been sleeping in until 9:30... we get a late start on our day! Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining!

Titus and I had our first outing yesterday. We went to a Doctor's appointment (everything's great) and then we picked up Grandma and Leeann from the mall and came home. Jennifer brought us super yummy taco's for dinner with some Rootbeer and some scrumdiddlyumptious chocolate danish bars... they were heavenly! Then Rob, Titus and I packed up and went to a Campus Development Planning Meeting at the church. It was nice to get out and about, and it was also nice to be able to attend that meeting. God is doing some super neat stuff at our church.

My tantrum throwing two-year old needs a nap, so it's bye-bye for now. Or should I say night-night?

Monday, December 05, 2005

Ah, Ignorance...

I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever ask the question, "What on earth were they thinking letting us take him home from the hospital?" I mean, don't get me wrong, Rob and I are reasonably intelligent, well-educated, somewhat mature people... but that doesn't' seem to matter in the least when you are dealing with a 7 pound bundle of joy which doesn't come with an instruction book of any sort. People talk about motherly instinct and reassure us that he's not easily breakable and all, but it's scary being responsible for such an amazing little miracle! In all, we're doing well, we're getting things figured out! He's such an amazing little blessing from God :o)

Rob is home from work today and his mom is here also. I was just delivered a yummy PB&J with a side of Pringles, a tall glass of ice water and some medicine for the pain... all prepared with love from my wonderful husband who takes great care of me. I could get used to being waited on! I'm going to go eat it now and then continue to bask in my ingorance.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Going Home

Today mommy and daddy took me home from the hospital. They took really good care of me there, but I sure was anxious to get home and see my house and my new room and my big sister. Grandma Rosenthal was here waiting for me too. She'll be here for a couple of days to help take care of me and Leeann and mommy until mommy gets all better. Life is pretty good right now. I eat, I sleep, I poo, and people hold me all of the time... I don't think I could ask for much more!

Me and My Big Sister

My First Pictures

Getting Ready for Baby's Birthday

Proud Daddy All Scrubbed Up And Ready To Meet Me!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Titus Robert Buhl
December 2, 2005 1:24 pm
7lbs 2 ozs. 20 inches
Since Robyn is still at the hospital this is Rob posting on behalf of Robyn and our new little boy! The hospital does not have internet access for's a long story but I was able to get on...finally.
Robyn went into the operating room around 12:30 to get prepped for the c-section. At 1:24 the little guy was out and as healthy as can be. After spending some time in the recovery room we were back in our room by around 3 pm and were ready for big sister Leeann as the first visitor. Kristi and Allie Smith were not too far behind. Chuck, Shelly and their 4 kids were right on their heels.
THE NAME GAME IS OVER! Evidently many, 'knew it was Titus', but since KayLee was the first to enter her guess on the blog she was the first to hold him.
I've added a few pictures and hope to add more latter.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Birth Day

I decided that I'm not going to post a Baby Name Hint today. I was going to give you one that would give it away, but I would just as soon let you wait for a few more precious hours!

I slept through the night last night, which was very nice. I'm nearly all packed up and ready to go. I'm quite nervous, the thought of surgery makes me very queasy. Any major medical procedure is nerve-racking, especially one that involves this precious little life that I've been carrying for the last 9 months. I'm so anxious to meet him, it's hard to believe that after all these days of wondering and waiting, today is finally the day!

It's a little crazy because just a month or two ago I wouldn't have imagined that this (c-section) is the way in which I would bring my little boy into the world. You don't hear of stories where people go in for a planned c-section, it's usually done in an emergency after hours of ruthless labor. Baby Buhl however is still sitting perfectly breech and doesn't seem to want to come out any other way. So here I am leisurely preparing for the day of my baby's birth.

With that being said, I really have to go, we leave in 1/2 hour! Please pray with us for the safe and healthy arrival of our baby boy. Pray for my health, safety and nerves also, and for wisdom for the doctors. Pray for Leeann's transition into sisterhood and for general sanity for us all. Thank you for your love and prayers and we promise to blog Baby Buhl's birth announcement as soon as we can!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

24 Hours From Now...

24 hours from this moment in time Rob and I will be at the hospital checking in for our final ultrasound to confirm that the Baby is still breech before they prep me for surgery. The actual C-Section should begin somewhere between 12:30 and 1:00 depending on when the Doctor's finishes up with his last patient. By about 1:05ish the Baby should be ready to meet the world and by 2:30 or 3:00 we should all have recovered enough to start having visitors. I can't wait for Leeann to meet him. I don't know why, but the thought of the four of us getting to spend some time together as a family is the most precious thought in my mind. God has given us two wonderful gifts in one short year. I'm not sure what we did to deserve this!

As for today, today is Rob--can you move this over here, clean that over there, fix this thing here day. Nevermind the fact that he's still sleeping... I'll start on him when he gets up. We have a small group Christmas Party this evening so my intention is to be all cleaned up, packed up and ready to go before we leave at 7:00 this evening. I've always worked best under pressure. Now that I know this is my last opportunity to finish up some of these things, I'm far more likely to get them done than by simply seeing them on my list and knowing that they need done sometime in the near future.

And with that, I'm signing out...

Baby Name Game Hint #23

Hint #23: He is a companion of Paul.