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Ontario, Ca
Shane and I just celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary in August! We have a 6 year old son, Josiah, a 3 1/2 year old daughter, Meghan and an 8 month old daughter, Aubrey. Our relationship with God drives how we live. We are so thankful for all He provides for us & continues to grow in us daily.

Friday, January 23, 2009

One week old!

Meghan is one week old today. Today was my due date with her. She is so much fun (ok, as much 'fun' as a newborn can be). We love holding her & looking at the details of her face & giving her so many kisses :)! She's doing great at eating & sleeping. She's on an about every 2 1/2 - 3 hour eating schedule. She's had a few great nights of waking up only every 3 hours. Last night was a little rougher than normal. Josiah asks to hold her a lot & is very gentle with her. We're trying to adjust to life with 2 kids & must admit, we're tired! It's definitely all worth it though! Happy 1 week birthday, Meghan Joy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meghan Joy Washam

On January 16th @ 2:05pm Shane and I welcomed Meghan into our lives! She was 8 lbs 2 oz & 20" long. We were scheduled for a repeat c-section for 9am, but kept getting pushed backed due to emergencies occurring. So around 1:30pm I was finally taken in to begin the process. I was given the 'spinal' (ouch!!!), then tested to make sure I was really numb! Shane was brought in a few minutes later. I laid there talking to Shane and waiting to hear our daughter cry. It was an amazing moment. I heard her strong lungs & I began to cry. She was finally here! They cleaned her up a little & brought her to Shane to hold for the first time. I cried even more as I saw my baby girl & was able to kiss her beautiful face. She was screaming for about 2 minutes as they cleaned her up. As soon as they brought her to me & our faces touched, as I gave her kisses, she stopped crying! That was precious. Meghan & Shane went in to the recovery room while they finished sewing me up. A few minutes later I was able to hold Meghan in my arms! The feeling was indescribable.

Josiah was able to finally hold his baby sister today. We had to keep him away from us because he got sick the day of her birth. What a sweet moment when he held her smiling so big & giving her kisses.
Shane and I are so excited to have Meghan here! Shane has been an amazing help as I can't do too many things yet. I love when he calls her cute names: "girlie", "darling", "baby girl". He is already so protective of his daughter :)! We are grateful to God for a successful surgery with no complications & a wonderful recovery. We are thankful for our healthy daughter & our wonderful son.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Church Christmas Service

Josiah sang in his first Christmas performance! He had me cracking up :). He got on stage & noticed Shane sitting at the keyboard, so he turned & had his back to the congregation as he watched his Daddy. The teacher did eventually move him & he sang facing the front, but it was so funny. During all the rehearsals, he wouldn't sing his song! He knew all the words, but when it was time to practice on stage he just wouldn't do it. Then the real performance came & he was great! He sang both times through & looked adorable :). Here are some pictures we took at the event!

How I'm feeling about the big day...

Tomorrow's the big day! I have been so excited this past week as I countdown the days until Meghan's arrival. I think about the first moment & will hear her cry. I can't wait to see who she looks like! I long to hold her in my arms. My heart will melt as I see Shane holding his daughter for the first time! We'll have such a great family moment when Josiah comes in to see his baby sister. I have no idea how he'll react, but I can't wait!

Then last night came & the nerves kicked in! I had a hard night's sleep as I kept thinking about all the pre-op work they have to do to me. I am so nervous about that epidural. When I was in labor with Josiah & got the epidural, I wanted it! The pain was not that bad because I was in the middle of horrible contractions & it was after so many hours of labor. This time, I'm walking in normal & having a giant needle put into my spine. Yes, I am so nervous! My plan for during the epidural injection is to quote scripture. I pray that God allows me to focus on His word & not the pain.
I went into Josiah's room last night (as it was his last night here being an only child). I laid next to him, rubbing his back as he slept & I just weeped. I know it's the hormones & the emotions of being a woman, but I couldn't control it. I was thinking about the day of his birth & what an amazing gift God gave us. I thought over the milestones he's reached these 2 1/2 years & how I don't understand how he's so big now! I thought about how life is going to change for him very soon. Watching him sleep so peacefully, thinking of so many memories we've had together was such a joy. Thank you, God for helping me remember it was our last night with him alone & for giving me those few minutes to sit quietly with him & think over his life. Man, I love him & am so grateful that God allowed me to be his mom!
Tonight is going to be even harder to sleep! We're going to bed at 8pm because we have to be up by 5:30am to get ready & be at the hospital at 7! That will give me 9 1/2 hours to TRY & sleep! I want to be rested as much as possible. It's hard to do that when your mind is going a mile a minute. Again, I will be praying that God allows us to relax & rest to get prepared for the morning.
Things to pray for us: 1) For a good night's sleep for both Shane and I. 2) For my nerves to be calmed & that I can meditate on God's word as they're doing the pre-op things & the actual surgery. 3) That God keeps Meghan and I safe during the procedure. 4) That no infection occurs due to the surgery
Above is our family of 3 as we know it. As of tomorrow, there will be a new addition! Thank you all for praying. We look forward to introducing our daughter to you!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Nursery is ready...

Well, the nursery is all ready for Meghan! I've had so much fun decorating it. In 6 more days we will welcome her into the world via c-section. A few days later I can lay her in her crib surrounded by all the furniture & clothes we have gotten ready. It's almost here & we couldn't be more excited. The countdown has begun!