Tuesday, March 9, 2010

One more day of being pregnant!!!!

Well, tomorrow is my last day to be pregnant unless Nathanial decides to come tonight!I am ready to go- 5:30 am at MOBAP -7:30 c-section scheduled for Thursday morning. We are so excited and can't wait to see his sweet little face. It's amazing, but even though this is our 6th baby, I feel as excited as if it were the first. Every baby is such a miracle from God. I will post pics sometime this weekend while I am in the hospital recovering. I am guessing that he will weigh in at 8.5 pounds, which would make him the biggest baby so far. I just feel huge right now. I had a dream a few weeks ago that he weighed 14 pounds. I sure hope THAT does not come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, I am signing off until after baby blastoff is complete!! Please pray for a safe delivery and that I have sweet nurses! Thanks.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Almost there!!

Well, two weeks left until our little Nathaniel makes his arrival into the world. (unless he comes sooner). We are so excited and ready for this little guy to get here. It's been so fun to share this pregnancy with a whole group of friends from church. Lindsay, I wish you were here too so we can share in your joy with your first pregnancy!!! It has been so fun to share stories and compare our growing bellies as we approach our due dates. I have missed my other pregnancy buddy Shelly this time too, who is still down in Dallas on bedrest. I can't wait until we can all get that picture with all of our new babies together!!! I am so thankful for the friends that God has placed in my life at this stage of my life- pregnant and non-pregnant!!!!
Andrew is very excited about his new brother, and has asked if he can be the first one to hold Nathan when they come up to the hospital. I am praying that they will have that special bond that only brothers can share. I am so thankful that God has blessed us with a little brother for him. It should be a really special moment!!!
We have all the rooms switched around and ready,nursery set up and painted, spare room ready for grandma and grandpa..... so now I can just relax these last few weeks and wait patiently. Ha.
This has been such a cold and snowy winter, the thought of spring coming soon is so inviting. I can't belive that we only have maybe a month or so of cold winter left yet. The thought of spring and warmer weather sounds so inviting!!
Please pray for a safe delivery for our baby, and for a smooth transition for the rest of the kids- especially Hannah, who has been the baby now for the past 3 years. This will be quite an adjustment for the baby to become the big sister, but it will be very good for her. She continues to make big strides in becoming a big girl. She is doing so good with school, the potty, and learning first time obedience. She is still struggling some with her temper. She tends to be the loudest in the family right now, I think to try to be heard above the other kids. We are working on learning patience and quiet voices. She can be very willful at times, but she is a sweetie, and loves to cuddle at night and have "girl talks" as she calls it in bed before she goes to sleep.She comes up with such cute and interesting little questions! I am treasuring these special little moments, because they are gone so quickly. Before you know it they are finishing 8th grade and will be starting high school! (Olivia)wow- where has the time gone!
Well, that is enough rambling on.... I am a bit hormonal and extra sentimental these days.
God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Wow, I can't believe how quickly the holidays went by. It's all kind of a blur. We had a wonderful Christmas with Mark's brother and kids and his mom and dad here. They all arrived on Christmas day. It was so nice to have a white Christmas as well. The kids loved the snow!! And we have already had 2 snow days this new year! The kids got some good sledding in our the hill at the end of our street.
Christmas Eve we did not make it to church because Mark was not feeling well. We stayed home, read the Christmas story around the fire in our pajamas, and then watched "It's a Wonderful Life". What a special night we had even though Mark was using the Sinu-cleanse every 4 hours.
We have so much to be thankful for as we get into this new year.God has blessed Mark's business over the past year with growth, and we pray that He will continue to provide new clients for him this year as well. We have had a bit of a rough time with sickness with Elizabeth this winter, but we are grateful that He continues to heal her as He teaches us to trust Him in all things. She has been on breathing treatments and inhalers pretty much since Thanksgiving. She is such a little trooper and is most of the time a very joyful little girl even though she has not felt well for a good part of this winter.
I am 8 weeks away from delivering our new baby boy- who is officially going to be named Nathanial James Thom! (The kids have all been calling him baby Nathan)He is very active- I think he will be a soccer player by the kicks he gives me at times!
I am set for a c-section on March 12th- and I am sure that will be here before we know it. I am feeling rather huge these days and not sleeping very well. I guess that is the way God prepares new moms for being up every 2-3 hours to feed their newborns.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Birthday Fun!!!! and not so fun!!!

Well, this week was filled with lots of cupcakes, candles, presents, streamers, dentist visits, x-rays......

We started off the birthday week celebration last Sunday, November 15th with Andrew's 8th birthday. Dad took him shopping and he got to pick out a new "totally awesome Andy McDonnell black skateboard". When I asked why he didn't get a "Tony Hawk" one (that's the only one I have heard of) I was informed that he is an old guy like in his 40's and that Andy McDonnell is younger and cooler. Get with it mom.
Dad also took Andrew and Olivia and Caroline to see "A Christmas Carol". They said it was really good but also pretty scary. Good thing I did not take the little girls to see it. We are having enough trouble sleeping through the night around here lately.

We had nice quiet plans for Hannah's birthday celebration, which very quickly got turned around as we had to rush her to the dentist Friday the 20th (her birthday) for xrays of her front tooth. She had a fall from an arm chair in our hearth room Thursday night and impacted her front tooth completely into the gum. When she fell she hit the edge of the end table with her mouth. It could have been a lot worse- so we are thankful it was just her baby tooth. The dentist decided to leave it and not try to pull it down which may add more trauma to the tissue and tendons surrounding the tooth. He said that it will probably drop back down some on its own, but probably not completely. She is a tough little girl. After about 10 xrays and 25mins of screaming, we asked her what she wanted to do for the rest of her birthday. She wanted to "go to the mall and ride the merry go round." So that's what we did. Then, later that evening we had our nice quiet celebration when the other kids got home from school.
We are so thankful for both Andrew's and Hannah's lives and overall had very nice birthday celebrations. It wouldn't be normal for us if we didn't have some kind of crazy excitement going on around here!!!!!
Speaking of teeth, Elizabeth lost her first tooth Sunday morning before church. The tooth fairy came and left her $2.00 in quarters. And, she got to keep her first tooth. Whenever the tooth fairy comes for a first tooth, they leave it for a keepsake. Atleast that is what the tooth fairy in St. Albans does. Or so we are told.
I had my 24 week check up today. Everything looked good and the baby's heartbeat sounded good and strong. We are still undecided about his name yet.
We have so much to be thankful for this year.... our family, sweet friends and most of all the peace that surpasses all understanding in our Beautiful Savior, Jesus!!! We are looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving dinner with our family. (Well, quiet for the Thom family is really not that quiet)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's a ........................................

Well, we went to the doctor this past Friday morning and had my ultrasound at 19weeks. The baby looks healthy and strong and is estmated to weigh 11oz. The tech. who did our ultrasound was awesome. She really took the time to tell us what she was doing and why. She said that the baby is growing as it should and is very active already!!! We are happy to announce that we are having another baby boy!!!!!!!
Hooray for Andrew!!! We are so excited and are first praising God for a healthy little baby that He has blessed us with once more. After the ultrasound we drove to LWA to pull the kids out of class for a few minutes to share the good news with them. I wish I could have had a movie camera to record their faces-- especially Andrew! He was jumping up and down pumping his fists and then he grabbed Mark's waste and started hugging him! It was precious! Definitly a teary moment for all!
It is so much fun to share joyful news with the ones we love. That joy continued through the day as we called my parents and Mark's parents and our siblings. They were all secretly rooting for a boy I think! The miracle of God creating a baby never gets old- no matter how many children we have. It is still an amazing thing that God knits this little baby together inside a mother's womb and in nine and a half months we have a beautiful little person added to our family. We are so blessed.
However,we now have some work to do around our house to get ready for this little guy!! Caroline will be moving to the lower level, and we are going to convert our playroom into her bedroom. Andrew gets to move to Caroline's room, which is bigger than his current room. And the baby will get Andrew's old room.Elizabeth and Hannah will continue to share a room. Home Depot- here we come to get paint and brushes and tape and drip cloths!!!!