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Sunday, October 29, 2006

New Babe

After 4 long days in the hospital, we finally were able to head home on Thursday! I wanted to get online and update everyone as soon as possible, but I just haven't had the time...imagine that! :-) Life is so much busier now. Whatever free time I had before is now replaced with newborn time. He takes so much attention and time I'm surprised I even have time to write up this post...but I had to share a few pics!

Here is the little one just about an hour after he was born...look at all that gorgeous hair!
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The proud big brother at the hospital:
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My boys:
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Ready to go home...and yes, that is an OSU hat on his head!
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I hope to back online sometime later this week with the birth details!

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Great! I'm first to say what a super picture you have of the new arrival!

Many congrats, Trin!

October 29, 2006 1:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome home baby!
i'm so glad to see you're back and found time to post a few pics, you must just be beaming!!!
i actually found it much easier to get on a routine with my second and third, looking back, i think how silly i must have been as a first time mom, struggling to manage just one.

October 29, 2006 3:19 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

He's so cute! I enjoyed getting to hold and cuddle him Friday night.

October 29, 2006 4:27 PM

Blogger Jennboree said...

He's beautiful! Did you settle on his name? How are you feeling?

I too think having a second baby has been so much easier to get in a routine! I'm far more relaxed and have my little 2-yr old friend there to spend my days with instead of going nuts home alone with a newborn.

October 29, 2006 8:26 PM

Blogger YankeeAmanda said...

Simply adorable! Congrats!

October 29, 2006 10:58 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

what a handsome boy! congratulations, trin! good job. :)

October 30, 2006 8:55 AM

Blogger Jana said...

Congratulations! He's a doll!

October 30, 2006 10:05 AM

Blogger said...

thanks for thinking about us. i've been dying to see a picture. cute!

October 30, 2006 10:26 AM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

Congratulations, Trin! You have a beautiful family! I love all that hair on the baby! I know how frustrating it can be to want to post something and not being able to, so take your time and enjoy your little one while he's still little! They grow up way too fast!

October 30, 2006 12:49 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

He is just too perfect! I just love him and those cute little chubby cheeks and the nose rolls and the hair!! Perfect!!!

October 30, 2006 2:43 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

*sigh* beautiful! Congratulations!

October 30, 2006 2:54 PM

Blogger Qtpies7 said...

Oh my he is so cute! I can't believe the HAIR! But I also do not believe that he was 6lbs 13ozs?? He looks like he is 3 months old already!
I just had my baby on Friday, and he was 6lb 2oz and looks WAY, and I mean WAY smaller! Come on over and see my new little guy!
Congratulations and God bless!

October 30, 2006 9:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome to my world...congrats!

October 31, 2006 1:11 PM

Blogger Jake Silver said...

YAY! Congrats and thanx 4 sharing the photos.

October 31, 2006 9:58 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Your family is so adorable! I'm glad it all went well for you.

November 01, 2006 12:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see your little guys! They are so cute.

November 01, 2006 7:28 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Congratulations again!!! Take care and God Bless you all.


November 02, 2006 9:19 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Oh he is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pics with us! Welcome home to you and the baby.

November 02, 2006 8:48 PM

Blogger Jootastic said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! And I hope you get some well-deserved sleep soon!

November 02, 2006 9:03 PM

Blogger Leslie said...

Aw, these are beautiful. So happy for you. COngratulations!

November 03, 2006 12:19 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

How is the little man doing? I haven't seen him or his big brother in a week! Hugs and kisses from auntie Lo!

November 03, 2006 9:15 AM

Blogger cube said...

Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby. I'm glad everything went well.

Enjoy your quiet time because he's going to be running around soon enough ;-)

November 07, 2006 12:02 PM

Blogger Jen said...

Aw, what a cutie! Good job there, Mom! :-)

November 21, 2006 5:37 PM

Blogger klank said...

they do grow fast ;)

December 28, 2006 7:49 AM


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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

He Is Here

This is a guru guest post.

Cartoon Baby

Trin e-mailed me yesterday and asked me to post for her today and let you guys know how yesterday went down.

Mom and baby are healthy. He was born at 17:12, weighed 6lb 13.5oz, and was 18.5" long.

Please join me in wishing Trin and her husband G the greatest of congratulations!

Congratulations, guys!!!

Blogger loelsh said...

Congratulations! Glad everything went well!

October 24, 2006 10:10 AM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

Hooray!!! Congratulations!

October 24, 2006 10:35 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Congratulations! I'm glad it all went well.

October 24, 2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Wow! Congrats and welcome to the world little man!!

October 24, 2006 12:51 PM

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October 24, 2006 1:05 PM

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October 24, 2006 1:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww.congrats on the little guy. I can't wait to see him.

October 24, 2006 2:37 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Many, many congratulations, Trin! Good wishes to you both and your new child.

October 24, 2006 3:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to hear everything went well for mom and baby, can't wait til she's back and we see a photo of the new little one.
congrats to trinity and her family.

October 24, 2006 4:46 PM

Blogger Jennboree said...

Congratulations Trin & G! Can't wait to see pics and hear more about him :)

October 24, 2006 6:21 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

Great news, enjoy your miricle. God is good!

October 24, 2006 9:38 PM

Blogger said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy

October 25, 2006 9:46 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Enjoy! and get some time for yourself!

October 25, 2006 10:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow time sure goes by fast. Seems just yesterday you were letting us all know about the pregnancy and now he's here.


October 25, 2006 4:54 PM

Blogger A Woman From Illinois said...

Congrats!! Happy everything went well for you and the little one.

October 25, 2006 8:13 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Thank God for a safe delivery and for a healthy baby boy. Congratulations to all especially to you Trin.

Take Care. (((Hugs)))

October 26, 2006 4:06 AM

Blogger Leslie said...

Cangratulations! May God's richest blessings be lavished on your family in these days as you celebrate new life!

October 26, 2006 11:27 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Whoo-hoo! Glad to hear all went well -- congratulations!

October 27, 2006 10:51 PM


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Monday, October 23, 2006

We Are Off!

Well, everything seems in order here at the house, so I think we are just about ready to go! I was up at 4:30am to have a small feast since I'm supposed to fast the rest of the day...which means not only am I not allowed to eat anything, I'm also not supposed to drink anything or even chew gum!!!

Anywho, we are off to my mom's hair salon so that I can get my hair and nails done before I have to be at the hospital at 2:30. My operation is scheduled for 4:30, so please keep us in your prayers!!! It would be much appreciated!

Have a great week everyone...and I hope to have a baby picture up on Friday!

Blogger Number Mouth said...

Oh my goodness! Good luck, I'll keep your family in my thoughts! My little one is 3 months old, and he's my 5th. I know how you feel sweet pea. You'll be fine.

(Alli from 63 days...thanks for the link!!!)

October 23, 2006 10:21 AM

Blogger Jennboree said...

My prayers are with all of you today and the following days of recovery. Enjoy the help of the nurses with baby those days in the hospital!

October 23, 2006 10:40 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'll be thinking of you today! I hope you are able to get a little rest in the hospital. I always found it hard to do in the hospital myself. Good luck and take care!

October 23, 2006 11:14 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

You are always in my thoughts and prayers...and more so today!!

I will see you soon!!! Can't wait to meet the new little man!!

Luv ya!!!!

October 23, 2006 11:41 AM

Blogger Jana said...

I'll be saying a prayer for you! Best wishes!

October 23, 2006 11:46 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait to see pics!!!

October 23, 2006 1:24 PM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

I'm Praying for ya!!! Looking forward to seeing pics!

October 23, 2006 4:24 PM

Blogger SnowWhite said...

Hope all has gone well for you and your new wee one. came over via Chrixean's blog.
take care for now

October 23, 2006 5:47 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

hope everything goes well for you and your family! Good Luck!

October 23, 2006 5:53 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I hope it all goes well for you. It's so unusual to have it all planned out nowadays:)

October 23, 2006 7:11 PM

Blogger YankeeAmanda said...

Blessings on all of you! May it go well and I pray the transition be smooth.

October 23, 2006 10:47 PM

Blogger amelia said...

Congratulations! Hope that all went well!!

October 23, 2006 11:48 PM


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Friday, October 20, 2006

Snot, Snot, Everywhere!

I hate hate hate snotty noses!!! I hate them! Both the red's have snotty noses and it's driving me nuts! Every 5 minutes, the baby will have a stream of green snot running down his's so disgusting! I can usually handle my son's nose muck, but I don't do so well with the snot from the boys I watch. It just grosses me out big time!! But I need to get used to it since the reds are usually sick all winter. They are never both well at the same time!

Anywho, we will probably have a busy weekend here at my house. I want to change all the bed sheets and clean all the floors so the house is more inviting for the baby and I on Thursday. I also need to wash the baby's take home outfit and my son's new "I'm the big brother" shirt. I need to pack up my hospital bag and make sure that we have enough batteries for our camera. We also need to take our four year old to the store for him to find a gift for his little bro...and we need to find something for the baby to give to his big brother (thanks for the idea Jennboree!).

After all of that, my hubby and I are having some alone time on Sunday. Grammie is watching the boy so that we can have one more date before the baby comes. We plan on seeing a movie before having a relaxing dinner together. And I hope that we can settle one a baby name during our time together! :-)

So, have a great weekend everyone...I know I will!

Blogger Princess21 said...

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Can't wait to hear all about your new bundle of joy!!

Love ya! :)

October 20, 2006 10:56 AM

Blogger Jana said...

Ew, snotty noses! I'm the same way. I can handle my own kids, but others gross me out.

Have fun getting ready for Monday!

October 20, 2006 10:56 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Blogger ate my comment! It's just as well. I went on a mini rant about parents hauling sick kids around....I'll stop before it happens again.

I'm glad you are having a date before the big event. It'll be nice for you two to share a little down time before things get crazy. I'm so happy for you. Take care, I'll be thinking of you!

October 20, 2006 11:31 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

Icky snotty noses are one thing I have a difficult time with, especially when I'm pregnant! Yuck!

Hope the start feeling better soon and aren't sick all winter!

October 20, 2006 2:38 PM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You seem to want to do many things. Aren't you suppose to get some rest before the baby comes? You will need it. Let someone do the cleaning for you.]
Take care and can't wait to see the baby.

October 20, 2006 7:47 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

It sounds like you have everything in order. Be sure to make some time for yourself. Maybe a bubble bath, relaxing music, candles, or just a bowl of ice cream.

October 20, 2006 10:44 PM

Blogger G said...

You sure have done a lot to make our new baby feel right at home. It feels so good getting all of the little things taken care of!!

p.s. don't let the candles melt your ice cream into your bathwater. Hee Hee!

October 20, 2006 11:18 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

You all are in my thoughts and prayers... I can't wait to hear about the little one.

Take care of yourself!

October 21, 2006 12:12 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You're getting everything well prepared, Trin!

October 21, 2006 8:24 AM

Blogger Qtpies7 said...

We are so similar in our thoughts right now! I'm waiting on my c-section one week after yours! And its a boy. However, it is my 7th baby. I just thought I'd jump in and say to your other posts that you'll do fine, your son will adjust wonderfully, and you'll never be completely ready, so relax! (I'm still missing the mattress to my bassinette, and that freaks me out!) I love the date idea!
Try not to get too strung out about the middle name, worst case you don't have to have him named when you leave the hospital, you can take some time to get to know him and decide for sure.
God bless,

October 21, 2006 3:38 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I hate that too! Little Princess has allergies so I deal with dirty noses a lot! ICK.

I just wanted to let you know my blog has moved to:

October 22, 2006 6:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what ever you do try to find rest in there, and don't over due it with the cleaning.

October 23, 2006 6:21 AM


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Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Do you know how annoying it is to not have your child's full name picked out yet?! He will be here on Monday, yet my hubby and I still don't have a middle name for him.

We had one a few months ago. We both loved it and it was even a family name on my hubby's side. But, when we told his dad what it was, instead of making the family connection, he talked about the President (and even did a little impression). I def don't want people thinking we named our son's middle name after a president, so the name had to go!

We had another name picked out, also from my hubby's side of the family, but he really doesn't care much for it now. I still love it, but I want us to be able to agree on a middle name.

Now we are stuck. Because my hubby and I are planners, it's weird not to have our son named yet. We love biblical names, but the baby's first name is from the Bible. I like switching it up a little when it comes to the middle name, but I have no clue where to even begin to try to find name ideas.

So, we need some help...what do you think? Any suggestions?

Blogger Princess21 said...

Ohhh...I totally loved the name you had picked out at first!! But I do understand you wanting to use a different name!

My hubby has a way of ruining names that I love. Hate that!

Ok, I really like Edward, Andrew and Ryan from the list you gave.

I may e-mail ya with some more names!

October 18, 2006 12:34 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I have a hard time choosing without knowing the first name. To me they gotta flow.....The ones you have listed are all nice solid manly names though.

October 18, 2006 1:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the name Jonathan. It is my husband's name and my son's middle name. It also means gift of the Lord. Love the meaning and the name. It's such a classic.

ps. After we brought our youngest son home fromt he hospital we changed his name....I know horrible! So at least your not there yet!

October 18, 2006 1:36 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

What the middle name ought to be really depends on what the first and last are. The three said together ought to roll naturally.

October 18, 2006 1:37 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Well, if we ever had another boy, we are going with Ryan Andrew, since that was the other name we were thinking about with our boy. (Just in case you choose one of those you'll know we aren't copycatting).

Of course if you ask guru, he'll say it doesn't matter cause we aren't having anymore anyways!

October 18, 2006 4:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Oh great one. I can't say what sounds good without hearing them together.

October 18, 2006 10:51 PM

Blogger G said...

We'll know it when we hear it, but I hate the fact that we are changing our minds cuz of my Dad's lack of thinking... to put it nicely.

I was really happy with our first choice.

Oh Well!

October 18, 2006 11:30 PM

Blogger Jennboree said...

I agree. Very hard to pick the middle without knowing the first!

It is just hard to pick a child's name anyway. And everyone has an opinion on any name you pick! Doubt your little one would even be referenced to the Prez though, since he'd go by first name...right?

October 19, 2006 9:41 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I made the same association as your FIL with the original middle name. Many people might as well, he being the most famous person with that name.

That being said, he is your kid and you get naming rights, our opinions don't matter.

*That* being said, I voted Ryan... PICK MINE, PICK MINE!!!!!!!!!!!

October 19, 2006 9:45 AM

Blogger said...

How about Neo or Morpheus?

October 19, 2006 10:26 AM

Blogger Jen said...

Neo or Morpheus, I love it!

Can you use a last name from your families as a middle name? My sister did that with her youngest, and it was really neat!

Wow, Monday, that's so great! Congratulations!

October 19, 2006 12:14 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

Guru, if we have an "accident" someday, do you really want to share the name, cause, I don't care, we're using that name on a boy.

As for Andrew, you may not want to use that one trin, cause my friend A, who is delivering in the same hospital as you, possibly on the same day as you, already picked out the same first name as this little one, is using Andrew as her baby's middle name. Just sayin'.

October 19, 2006 1:01 PM

Blogger loelsh said...

I still vote for the original middle name, or Keeton.

October 19, 2006 1:02 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

With my first one, I stressed over the middle name. My sister gave me the idea of giving him my MIL's maiden name as a middle name. I kept the tradition with each boy. Nate has my mom's maiden name, and Jack has my maiden name. Is there a last name that in either family that would work?

Out of your names, I love Edward and Johnathon. But I am more a traditional type of name person...

October 19, 2006 3:35 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions and advice everyone!!! It's all much appreciated!

I love the name Keeton (since it's another family name), but my hubby doesn't like it as much as he does a few others.

And I knew I liked Ryan and Andrew for a good reason Lo!! :-) But we won't use either one just in case!!!

Btw, how does Tiberius sound Bag of Nothing?! :-)

October 20, 2006 12:28 PM


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Monday, October 16, 2006

Freak Out Time

Sorry that most of my posts recently have been about the coming baby, but it's all that's on my mind. I just can't get his up and coming birth out of my head. It's going to be another life changing event...and I'm starting to freak out just a little. I just have a ton of questions that keep going through my mind.

-Will I be able to handle another one?
-Will my four year old be able to cope with having a little sibling?
-Is two weeks really enough time to be off from watching the red heads?
-Will I be okay when my husband goes back to work?
-What will the baby's middle name be???
-How do I keep the cat out of the bassinet?
-What can I do know to keep from having postpartum depression?
-Do I really want my son with us every day (and all day) while we are in the hospital?
-Should I ask to have a mirror up so I can see my c-sec. being performed?
-Will I be able to handle not being pregnant after next Monday (cause I honestly adore being prego!)?
-Will I recover as fast after this operation?
-How will I be able to go without eating all day next Monday (I'm allowed no food after 5am)?
-We just finished paying off the doctor's $1000 deductible, but how we be able to pay of the hospital's $1000 deductible?
-Will my hubby be okay in the operating room (he doesn't do well with blood or me being in pain)?
-Will my siblings respect our wishes and not visit us till the day after the baby is born?
-Why does my hubby want two more children after this one?
-What if the next one isn't a girl? Will I be able to handle it?
-Do I really want to go back to work for the autistic boy when my little one is old enough to not be around his mommy as much?
-How am I going to finish my Christmas shopping with a new little one?
-Why have I been eating so much recently?
-Will this next week drag on or fly by?

Blogger Oh great One said...

I know your head is swirling with questions right now. If you are like me the same thing happened when you were pregnant with the first, and look how well you've done. Sure it will be an adjustment but from what I've read you are up for the challenge. Relax and enjoy your last days of pregnancy.

Several things on your list were out of your control. You have to let them go. If it's out of your hands then there is nothing you can do.

October 16, 2006 10:15 AM

Blogger loelsh said...

-Of course, you'll do fine! You're used to dealing with a lot of kids.
-He'll get used to it.
-I don't know, especiall after a C.
-You will find a routine.
-I thought you already decided on the middle name. I liked it!
-I don't think there is anything you can really do to prevent it. But it is possible you won't really suffer from it.
-I would say probably not
-If you're feeling brave.
-I liked being prego too, except when I couldn't turn over in bed anymore.
-I'm sure you'll recover quickly!
-I don't know, that sucks! I don't know if I could even do that and I'm not pregnant!
-As long as he stays behind the curtain again :)
-Cause he's not the one delivering them...or taking care of them all day!
-You can always borrow my girlies!
-If he is not as violent, it is good money!
-What? You're the shopping queen, you'll find a way.
-The baby is growing!
-Probably both in a way!

October 16, 2006 10:51 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, i've got three, it will all work out, so stop worrying. your husband will be great, your family will be there (or not) when you need them and everyone here will be around to read whatever you need to write about (or even take a break from writing) just to let you know we all feel your pain and your happiness.

October 16, 2006 10:58 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

I know it doesn't seem this way, but everything will fall into place perfectly.

Of course, I have to stick in my two-cents worth. Enjoy your time at the hospital with the baby. Honestly, with the last baby, the two older ones did not come and see me at all. They did not seem to suffer from it and I think our reunion at home was sweeter because of it.

October 16, 2006 12:50 PM

Blogger Jennboree said...

YES, you will be able to handle another one! I do and it has been remarkably wonderful and way easier than caring for an infant as a first time mom.

YES, your four year old will cope. Just help him be involved and love on him as much as possible. I had our new baby "give" Bella a gift in the hospital. It worked wonders!

Not sure you'll be ready in two weeks to care for other kids. Can you leave that option open?

YES, you'll be okay when hub goes back to work. You'll slip into a routine quickly.

Not sure about your baby's middle name :)

Our cats have ignored the bassinet. They are just annoyed we brought another human being into the house :)

To help with depression, DO NOT take on more than you can handle. Any help offered, TAKE IT.

I think it'd be harder on your son to be with you in the hospital every day. My husband would take Bella home during the day to keep some sort of routine while also having the security of Daddy there during the obvious absense of Mommy.

Wouldn't do the mirror. That's just me.

You'll be too busy to remember being pregnant :)

You should recover fine. I did! Suprisingly so. Remember, nerves have already been deadened from your first c-section.

I went nearly 24 hours without eating because my surgery kept getting pushed for emergency c-sections and I survived :)

The bills work themselves out. It just does. Do not stress.

My husband got brave enough to look over the sheet and see baby Ava pulled out! I was amazed and he said it was the most incredible experience. It was so much calmer for both of us this time during surgery.

Hardly any family listened to our wishes about not visiting, but it was okay because I was drugged and thrilled to have our tiny one here :)

Hubby may not want more after this one. You've got PLENTY of time for that decision! Should you have another a looooong time from now, you will love that child as intensely as your 4 yr old and new baby.

Can't answer on going to work for the autistic boy.

Online Christmas shopping! Or just take wee one. They sleep constantly, remember?

You're eating cuz you're excited and apprehensive. The time will FLY by. And you will be so glad it did :)

October 16, 2006 1:39 PM

Blogger Pete said...

I have that song in my head now...

Awwwwwww..... FREAK OUT!!!!

I'm sure that you (and your family) will do just fine. Change can always cause some doubts, but I think you know from experience that everything will end up all right!

October 16, 2006 1:59 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Whew! That's a lot of questions! Don't worry; in a few days, it will be all over, and you'll hacve a new baby with you.

October 16, 2006 3:04 PM

Blogger Becky said...

I cannot imagine what that anxiety and excitement is like, all rolled in to one. I'm sure you'll be fine:)

October 16, 2006 3:42 PM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I understand the panic of realizing that the baby will soon be here and wondering all of these things. ((HUGS)) don't worry it will be fine. In the meantime, feel free to pour all your worries out to use in the blogosphere. We are always here to lend a listening ear.

October 16, 2006 3:59 PM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Oh sweetie!! Everything will turn out just fine! Don't worry too much!!

And please remember that I am here if you need ANYTHING!!! Really...please don't hesitate to ask!

Love ya!!!

October 16, 2006 5:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep you sound just like a woman close to delivery.

October 16, 2006 9:04 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

watch out! its baby time!

October 17, 2006 1:41 PM

Blogger cube said...

I think we all have these fears at consequential moments of our lives. Things will work out. Have faith.

October 17, 2006 2:21 PM

Blogger Real Life in South Carolina said...

I knew there was a reason why you've been on my heart lately! I've been praying for you!

Don't worry, everything will fall into place. I had MANY of the SAME question right before giving birth to Addison. I'm still wondering about Christmas shopping. In fact, I almost told my husband the other night we should start NOW.

Just take a deep breath and know it will all be okay.

Oh - and I also truly enjoyed being pregnant this time and was so afraid I was going to miss being pregnant. I do...but I'm also soooooo occupied taking care of the little one who just moved out that I haven't had much time to think about it! I think the first two weeks were the hardest because of the baby blues, but I just took my little gift from God and held her up close to me and thanked Him for this opportunity to be her mommy.

Looking forward to hearing about your special day!

And one last thing...I thought that I'd added you onto my list of Blogging Buddies, but apparently haven't, so I'm going to do that now. I so enjoy reading your posts!

October 17, 2006 2:40 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

WOW! Your thoughts bring back the same questions I had 23 years ago. I just could not imagine being able to love another baby the same or more than I loved my first child but... it is just like God's love for us... it is unconditional and that kind of love is hard to explain until you experience it! Try not to worry and know that these are some of the most precious moments of your entire life. What a miricle... enjoy!

October 17, 2006 9:28 PM

Blogger G said...

Everything will be o.k. Sweetheart. You'll be just fine!!

October 17, 2006 11:44 PM


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Friday, October 13, 2006

Hospital Update-10 Days To Go!

On Wednesday's post, Oh Great One asked about having my mom in the delivery room...which reminded me that I totally forgot to update you guys!

Recently, my hubby and I found out that the hospital has changed some of their policies. When I had my son four years ago, I was allowed to have two people with me. But because of the changes, I am now only allowed to have one person with me in the operating room. So all those fights...errrr, discussions with my hubby were all in vain. I was really disappointed after hearing about the new change, but there has been a change for the better. We are now allowed to take pictures of the baby right after he is born. Before, we weren't even allowed a camera in the operating room. I saw my son for maybe 20 seconds right after he was born. So I really don't know what he looked like right after birth. And now we can actually take pictures of our second born as soon as my doctor passes him on to a nurse! I'm so excited to have pictures of my baby before he is all cleaned off!!!

Anyway, it was really hard telling my mom about the new policy, but I offered her a consolation prize. I found out the visiting hours for grandparents is over at 10pm, so my hubby and I have invited our parents to the hospital to see their new grandson on his birthday. They will have about two hours to get to know the new little one and then my parents will take home my four year old. Since normal visiting hours are over at 8, we thought it would be a special treat for Papaw, Grandfather, and Grammie to be able to visit till 10!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Blogger cube said...

I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want my mother in the OR. It would be too hard on her to watch a C-section. But that's just my mom. I did watch my own via a mirror.

October 13, 2006 10:45 AM

Blogger Leslie said...

This is a great plan...glad everything worked out! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

October 13, 2006 10:55 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

I can't wait to meet the little guy!

Sounds like a great plan. Sorry about not being able to have your mom there. But I am sure this way will be just as special!!!


October 13, 2006 11:37 AM

Blogger Kelly said...

How frustrating! I personally wouldn't want my mother in with me. I am sorry that you aren't able to have her there with you though.

October 13, 2006 12:25 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I'm glad everything worked out. This was great because you didn't have to be a "bad guy" breaking it to your mom. It's out of your hands.

My second child was a scheduled c-section. They actually had me walk to the operating room with my I.V. It was so weird!

Take care and thanks for the update!

October 13, 2006 2:59 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

That change in policy helped sort out a tricky problem for you, Trin.

My 300th post will be out late Sunday and all Monday. Hope you'll visit.

October 13, 2006 3:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd like to be with my daughter, actually all of my kids, whenever they are having their kids, but the choice really should be up to you and your husband, so i guess if you couldn't decide what to do, it's all for the best. i didn't realize you knew you were having a second son!!!

October 13, 2006 9:59 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

I am sorry your mom can't be in there. But I can't help but think, maybe this decision was made for you so there would not be any hurt feelings later on. Divine intervention?

Are you nesting yet?

October 13, 2006 11:59 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

With my daughter, both her hubby and me were allowed inside the Delivery Room. That was a truly new experience because she delivered by CS this time.

Will be praying for your safe delivery and for the birth of a healthy baby.

God Bless!

October 14, 2006 5:23 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Sorry about the change but this sounds like a great plan!

October 14, 2006 9:51 AM

Blogger G said...

Um... Sorry about the change. But it was nice that the dilemma was solved FOR us.

October 15, 2006 1:46 AM

Blogger Becky said...

That sounds like a fair compromise, even if it was somewhat out of your hands. When I was in my SIL's room, I was videotaping the birth of my niece (at her request) b/c my brother was in Afghanistan. After all this time had passed, some other nurse comes in and says that I can't tape any more. I assumed it was b/c of malpractice, but she was the only one that cared.

October 16, 2006 3:41 PM

Blogger Jennboree said...

Yeah, it was the same for us, Trin. Only one person in during surgery, but like your OR rules, he could take pics as soon as Doc handed off baby. Of course, hubby forgot camera cuz he was nervous as heck!

My mom actually stayed with me at night during the hospital stay. Daddy stayed home with Bella to keep things somewhat normal. It worked out beautifully other than freezing my mother out cuz I was so friggin hot! :)

October 16, 2006 5:09 PM


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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Man, I have been so tired recently. All I want to do is rest...which is just fine with me! I've got just about everything baby ready. My hubby and I did some fall cleaning last weekend (to make the place look nice for our cell group's OSU party we had over here) and I finished organizing the basement. I also went through the boy's room and it's also ready to the new little one. Really, the only thing left to do is pack for the hospital and I've got 12 days to get that done! :-)

So, instead of getting online, I've been napping. In fact, I'm actually yawning as I type this. I did a lot of nesting last week, so this week it's time for me to take it easy for once. And the good Lord knows that I wouldn't be getting any extra rest once the little one is here!

Blogger Oh great One said...

You are right! Nap while you can girl! Take care of yourself.

Hey, did you ever decide what you were going to do about the delivery room and your mother?

October 11, 2006 9:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you better get all the rest you can now. You remember those sleepless night coming...don't you.


October 11, 2006 9:41 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Go and rest sweetie!! There is a baby coming soon! :)

October 11, 2006 9:50 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Sleep, sleep, sleep. Good luck and may God Bless.

October 11, 2006 11:06 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wakey, wakey, Trin! No time for sleep with the baby coming!

October 11, 2006 2:21 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

no wonder you're tired with the pace you keep. hope you enjoyed that naptime.

October 11, 2006 6:19 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. ALREADY?! Man, time flies...

October 11, 2006 10:19 PM


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Friday, October 06, 2006

Another Busy Weekend Ahead

It seems like my hubby and I are always doing something. Last night I had a bridal shower and he had a side job. This weekend we need to get my parent's lawn mowed and we also need to get over to my mom's hair shop to clean (I love that extra money!). Tomorrow we have a sibling tour scheduled at the hospital. It's for small children and my son is supposed to take a small stuffed animal with him. He will have a short class and then he will get to see a recovery room as well as the baby nursery. I just want him to know that just because mommy is in the hospital, she is not sick. With the tour, I hope that he will better understand what mommy and the new baby will be doing at the hospital.

After the tour, my hubby and I need to do some last minute house cleaning since our church cell group is coming over for the OSU game. I'll be making mexican dip as well as candy Cheerios and buckeyes! I can't wait to taste it all!!! And while the game is going on, I hope to continue to work on my hubby's buckeye blanket. I really need to get it done in the next two weeks.

Then on Sunday, our church is having an OSU service. We are having a ton of past and present OSU players coming in for our second service as well as local football teams! There will be pizza and fellowship after the service, so I won't have to make lunch that day!

Also this weekend I'm hoping to get a pumpkin and carve it. We found these really cool OSU pumpkin patterns that I want to try out. We also need to stop by the grandparents house to see some visiting relatives. They don't come to town often and it would be great to see them again! And, my hubby will be working on the baby's crib. He is in the process of finding/ordering a part we need to finish putting it together. Oh, and I still need to get to the local baby store to get a few last minute things (like an ear thermometer) for the new little.

Well, that's my about yours? Anything cool planned?

Blogger Jana said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

I'm waiting to see what Hubby has planned. He gets home tonight from a four day business trip and I'm sure he's got something in mind for us to do!

I don't think ear thermometers work on infants. They have new ones that take a temperature by touching the forehead or temple that I think you can use from birth.

October 06, 2006 10:01 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

It sounds like it's a huge OSU weekend for you!

I'm sending my hubby off to the football game in New Orleans. Thanks again for the great idea. It felt so good to surprise him with the tickets!

October 06, 2006 11:54 AM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

You've got a great weekend; mine will be dull!

October 06, 2006 1:46 PM

Blogger Nancy said...

Wow! I am tired just reading about your weekend. I think the hospital tour is a great idea. We did that for our son (25 years ago) before his new sister arrived and it really made a difference. Thank you for reminding me of that very special time in my life. Have a great weekend!

October 06, 2006 2:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I hope all your plans work out.
We aren't doing a pumpklin this year.

October 07, 2006 8:31 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

You certainly have you hands full this weekend. Hope you have fun doing all of them.

Cheers and God Bless you and baby!

October 08, 2006 1:35 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

Sounds like a busy weekend. I got all the halloween stuff we needed yesterday and today we are going out for thanksgiving dinner.

October 08, 2006 9:07 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Whee! Sounds like you had fun. We went looking at duplex and townhomes, DUMPS is all I can say. All because my hubby's boss cut pay apparently because somebody whined that my hubby made more than he did.

October 09, 2006 11:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope you plan on getting some rest in as well.
we are having our canadian thanksgiving this weekend, it's all about family and food.

October 09, 2006 12:16 PM


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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Change Can Be Nice

I'm loving my new work schedule. The oldest red head is now going to preschool two days a week-and the school has before and after child care! It's a little less money a week for me, but I'm really enjoying the relaxed days. It's just so much quieter with just my son and the one year old red head. They don't fight, whine, or scream when they play together. It just makes my Tuesdays and Thursdays less stressful. I love having a quiet home and it will make those days much easier when the baby comes since I'll only have three to watch.

Ahhh, looking forward to tomorrow...less kids!

Blogger Princess21 said...

Enjoy, sweetie!! :)

October 04, 2006 12:05 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It must be much better being relaxed, Trin.

October 04, 2006 2:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

enjoy that quiet time while you can. are you planning on taking off any time once the new one arrives? from daycare i mean, not here. i already know about that.!

October 04, 2006 2:19 PM

Blogger Lisa said...

Ahh yes! Enjoy every minute of it! You deserve every bit of it too! Hope all is going well for you!

October 04, 2006 3:43 PM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Cheers!!! Don't forget to take things easy. Baby is due anytime. Take Care and God Bless you all.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

October 04, 2006 7:37 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

Im losing 3 of my kids in 5 weeks- wish i could be a little more happy about it, but its big time bucks i'm losing...

October 04, 2006 10:16 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

You'll need that extra energy for the new little one!

October 05, 2006 8:44 PM


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Monday, October 02, 2006

Busy Weekend

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This past weekend was pretty great! It started off with a Third Day concert on Friday night!!! Since my dad knows what a huge TD fan I am, he decided to take my hubby, mom, and I to the concert! What a treat!!! We had floor seats, but since my mom and I couldn't see over a few people's heads, we decided to move up. We ended up finding some excellent seats that had one of the best views in the place...and no one was in front of us! And yes, being preggers and in the presence of my all time favorite band, I might have teared up/cried during one or two of the songs. :-)

On Saturday my father in law came over and we headed out of town to do some shopping. He got himself an OSU jacket for $8 and then we had an excellent late lunch together before the long drive home. Then later that night we all were able to watch the OSU victory!!! What a great game!

On Sunday we had lunch with my dad's side of the family since we were celebrating my grandpa's 70th birthday. Then that evening we headed to our church's Fall Festival. We had some really cheap food and then my son painted a pumpkin, played in a hay maze, had fun in a big jumpy, and got some candy from a clown. He wasn't interested in the face or hair painting since he hates getting dirty, but I still think he had an excellent time!

How was your weekend?

Blogger Princess21 said...

That sounds like an AWESOME weekend! What a great daddy to do that for you!!! :)

I had a wonderful weekend as well. Stop over for the details!


October 02, 2006 9:59 AM

Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

That sounds like an awesome weekend! Mine wasn't much.

October 02, 2006 10:42 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

I am listening to Third day right now! My favorite is Saved!

I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

October 02, 2006 2:51 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

My weekend wasn't as exciting as yours!

October 02, 2006 3:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rainy, dissapointing and having to do something I dreaded!

October 02, 2006 7:05 PM

Blogger Bar L. said...

How sweet of your dad! Sounds like you have cool parents. Glad you had fun :)

October 03, 2006 1:31 AM

Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds like you had a nice time. We sat around moping because we had no money.

October 03, 2006 9:45 AM

Blogger Pete said...

I had a chance to get really good seats for that concert but Lora was sick Friday, so I had to turn them down. Our youth pastor called me and asked if I wanted them. I thought of you guys, but he had some other people he wanted to call first (that ended up taking them).

I'm glad that you got to go anyway.

October 03, 2006 11:25 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

Hey Trin! I could not get the OSU link to work, but I imagine $8 is a great price! You have just been go go go lately! I keep wondering how you do it, but I remember being prego and taking on the world too! Good for you! Its getting closer! I am so excited for you!

October 04, 2006 3:48 PM


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