Tomorrow is the big day! The doctor is going to induce labor, yay! Well, I think I'm excited... I would rather come on my own but when the doctor looked me straight in the eyes and asked me if I wanted to be induced I had to be honest... I replied, "No, but I really don't want to be pregnant anymore..." I feel funny for taking this route but it's good for a number of reasons. One, I haven't gained weight in over a month and a half, and my belly measurements dropped off and then stayed small for the last month. Two, I really am done being pregnant. I'm sure every woman feels this way at the end of eight months, but I really am tired of the carpal tunnel, the exhaustion, and not even being able to pick up my own house because it's so much work to bend over. And three, it is nice to know when it's going to happen so Todd could forewarn his teachers and get work off, and so my dad and Linda could be here without having to drop everything when it happens. So, yay, our newest addition arrives sometime tomorrow! (depending on when the hospital calls to have us come in)
If you come to visit us, we will do our best to entertain! And one of the things I love about living here is that there are lots of things to show our guests! This time we had family down we went on the Overlook Hike in Zion National Park. It is a short hike, one mile round trip, but it isn't 100% easy. Liv and Gary were always holding hands with one of us. I've given it years before I thought Gary boy was ready for it, and I'm glad he did cause he did really well on it! It was a beautiful day, the perfect temperature for a hike, and good company... who could ask for more!?!
Gary boy had his first ever soccer game! He was a littleembarrassed when told not to touch the ball with his hands, but after some coaxing he joined the group again. He was so excited the whole game whether he had the ball or someone else did! And it was pretty crazy watching the group of eight chase the ball around! His coach let him have a try at being goalie... I'm not so sure that's the right position for him, too much watching. Once the ball came down to him he stopped it, then kicked it back in, but was disappointed when he was told he couldn't run back down the field with the rest of the team! I'm really excited to see how playing a sport helps him learn to work together, follow rules, make friends, and so on!
Todd & I met in April 2002 and were married June 6, 2003. Now we have a nine and a half year old daughter, Olivia, an eight year old son named after his grandpa Gary, and Suzy Anne that is almost three!
I'll never have this day again - And when today is through I may not have another chance For things I ought to do - The friendship I should offer, The kindness someone needs, The thoughtfulness I can express In loving little deeds, The helpful words that someone Might wait to hear me say - Lord, help me to remember, There's only one today!