Thursday, August 25, 2011

Should be

I should be asleep. I fact, I was in bed already and had some thoughts I needed to type on my computer.  But now I find myself exhausted and yet excited to Avery to wake up so I can feed her! (it's been over 4 hours and she will wake up screaming soon and hungry!) But I don't mind.  I miss her when I am in my room and she is in her room.  I never imagined I would love someone as much as I love her!!

Here are a few more pictures from our recent photo shoot.  She did a great job.  (I will try to post them tomorrow.  My computer isn't letter me do it tonight!)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Newborn pictures

We went to have Avery's newborn pictures done the other day.  Here is a quick preview!  She is so amazing and adorable.  (of course I am bias!)

Monday, August 08, 2011

Daddy's Reflection ...

I have been overwhelmed by God’s goodness and grace this past 2 weeks.  I have reflected upon her name Avery Grayce which means “counselor of grace”.  The unique spelling of her middle name purposely to invoke (plus we thought it just looked cool) the question of why …why spelled that way. To share what grace means … “unmerited favor, a gift”, the unconditional love of God toward people.

My prayer is simple: as people hear her story … they understand His story. They catch a clearer glimpse of His Glory, not stopping short of just seeing the miracle and the end result … but seeing Him ultimately.

What I have come to understand more of …

• The reality that each of us desperately need Jesus and His grace.

• The reality that He is in control at ALL times.

• The reality that regardless of what challenges, difficulties, obstacles we face … He is trustworthy …regardless of the outcome as we would hope for, He is still good and can be trusted.

• The reality He answers prayers in His timing and in His perfect way.

• The reality that despite a circumstance looking impossible to man, He chooses to make happen, just because He can and all things are possible with Him.

No doubt, I have witnessed a miracle first hand and am captured by, but most importantly I have witnessed Him in a deeper sense.

Just taking it all in …

Friday, August 05, 2011


I thought I would do a quick post of just updated pictures! Avery is doing great.  She is really an awesome baby.  She sleeps and eats on a schedule. She wakes us up twice to eat during the night. So although we are without sleep, it's not as bad as we had expected.  Her daddy is so in love with her! He fights me to do everything. I will MISS HIM SOOOO MUCH when he returns to work on Monday.  That's when Mommyhood will really sink in for me.

 This was my labor team.  Sally, Brent and Julie!  I won't have a baby without these two ladies ever!  They are both mom's to 5 children and were such amazing coaches.

 Leaving the NICU

 Love Mrs. Cheryl

First time meeting nana and grandpa