Sunday, December 7, 2008

Oh Baby!

Well, with only 10 days left, I figured I should try to update my blog before i have one more distraction. But with no signs of this baby coming, I'm thinking that I will go past my due date once again. Hopefully not the full 8 days as I've done in the past with my 3 other boys. I am going to beg for mercy from my doctor.

My boys are getting very excited about the baby's arrival. With Thanksgiving and Noah's birthday, things have been very busy so the time is going fairly quickly, thankfully.
This is the first birthday party we've thrown, and Noah invited 4 friends over for pizza and to go bowling. We had lots of fun and our family's first bowling experience was a great one.

We also went Christmas tree hunting this weekend and tromped through the woods with our 3 boys and Hannah, who dragged me around. I was hoping for labor induction with all the activity but I was not so lucky.

The biggest piece of news around our house lately has been the dog attack 2 weeks ago. On Monday afternoon, Seth and Jacob were taking Hannah for a walk when a neighbor's dog jumped her fence and proceeded to maul our puppy, Hannah. Seth retreated back to our house with Jacob behind him and Hannah in his arms while the pit bull kept biting Hannah and then eventually turned on Seth. He ended up with 16 stitches, some major bites, and wicked looking bruises. Everyone is fine now and we are SO lucky that the dog never turned her attack on Jacob. I'll post pictures but this is a warning that it's not pretty.


The other thing that we've been doing as a family are Noah's school family art projects. We made this turkey for Thanksgiving and are now working on the Christmas tree which I'll post as soon as it's completed. The beauty and cleverness all belongs to my sister, Aunt Victoria. Thank goodness she was visiting the same week we had to make this turkey.
I almost forgot about Noah's first dance recital. We have photos but they are on my camera's internal memory so I need to find the appropriate cable to retrieve them. He did a great job and really enjoys music. I'm so glad we have him at this creative arts charter school. It offers him so many opportunities to explore new talents.

8 comments:

grmnfmly said...

Are you having the baby????!!!! I am so excited!

Twilley Family said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Please tell me you went back to the peoples house with the dog!! That is insane. What a tough daddy. I am so glad the dog didn't get your little boy I cannot believe that. I am glad he is okay though. Those dogs are mean!!! Well I will pray the DR will have mercy on you. I was always early by at least. 2 weeks, 10 days, 3 weeks then a week. So hopefully the Dr will be kind. Good Luck!

Marci said...

I can't believe that about the dog attack! I hope something happened with the dog who did the attacking? Is your puppy okay? Hold on for that baby to come, it will happen! I know that's no consolation when you are at the end, but I don't know of any woman who have been pregnant forever.

grmnfmly said...

OK so when I saw this last night all I saw was "Oh Baby", I figured you were in labor and in too much of a hurry to post anything else, I was so excited all night! I'll keep praying for you! I can't believe all of those bites that is horrible, hope all is well!

Amy Jo said...

Oh my goodness, please tell me the people who own the dog are taking some kind of responsibility for this!! I am so glad your little boy is alright, and that it was not worse. I hope your husband is healing okay and things are okay with Hannah! I can't wait for that baby to come either!

camilleDalton said...

Holy crap! Pit Bulls are crazy!!! Those are some wicked wounds Seth got. I hope all goes well with the baby. And it is good to see Victoria she is so grown up.

Terry Family said...

My goodness!! Your poor husband! I cannot believe that! Please tell me that you reported that dog somehow -- that's just ridiculous. I'm sorry. I'm also sorry that you haven't had your baby yet -- you poor thing! Well, you know what they say helps induce labor, right?.....

Fairbanks Family said...

Poor Seth I hope he is doing better now. That is such a cute turkey you guys did a great job. I'll pray that you have your baby early, I'm glad I only had to deal with Allison going past the due date since all our others are scheduled.