Adeline and Andrew

Adeline and Andrew

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Adeline laughing

We love Adeline's laugh. But...I must be honest, this video was taken after a much more natural laughing session. When she realized she was funny she asked Daddy to go and get the camera so that she could perform.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First words Yesterday....

"Mommy, I think snow should go away and then it will be Summer...yea!!!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Plan....

After some serious discussion James and I have decided to set up my inducement for Monday February 2. Dr. Karnes mentioned this at my last appointment but I wanted to wait to try and go in naturally. The thought about something being natural to our childbearing process sounded nice to me. He wouldn't let me go any later than the 9th. But James' work, if we go in on the 2nd, has given him seven days off in a row.
At my appointment today I was dilated to a two. I was very happy to hear this because with Adeline when I was induced I was only at a one and it took so long. I am hoping to be dilated even further by Monday if I haven't already had Andrew. On Sunday I will go in and get a dose of some cervical ripening medicine and then go home. This could also, if it hasn't happened already, put me into labor. Otherwise I will show up at 7:30 on Monday and start with the inducement.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Brooklynn Ashley Bean

Uncle Josh and Aunt Bethany.....after a very long labor....welcomed Brooklynn into the world today. We can't wait to meet you sweet baby. We love you.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Andrew's room

Today Daddy, Addy and I put up the border in Andrew's room. We still have pictures to hang and G.I. Joe's to decorate with, but for the most part we are done. We are very happy with the way it has turned out. Soon, soon, soon there will be a little guy in here.

We can't wait to meet you Andrew....

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A look back...

38 weeks
34 weeks

31 weeks

28 weeks

24 weeks

21 weeks

14 weeks


I always debate about going to church by myself when James has to work in the morning. Mostly because Adeline hasn't done well lately in the class and will just cry for me. Plus with being 9 1/2 months pregnant it is hard to carry her and if she is loud in the service I am spending all of my time trying to quiet her and not getting any of the message. The last time I took her just the two of us I ended up taking her to her class because she was too loud in the service and she stood at the gate screaming "I'll be quiet, I'll be quiet". We ended up leaving early because I could hear her screams all the way to the cafeteria.
This week I brought snacks, juice, books and toys. I told her that she could sit with me but she needed to be quiet when Dave spoke. And that if she wasn't quiet I would need to take her into the class with all of the other kids. As soon as we got there she started whispering to me that she wanted a muffin. I got her a bagel and whenever she needed something else she would rub my arm and whisper. We even had two boys behind us under a year that were making noise and Adeline took it upon herself to tell the boys to "be quiet...shhhhhh" I was so proud of her and how well she did. To be honest I didn't think she could do it but I was once again surprised at how much she understands and at how she can choose to make good decisions.
During the worship portion I did hold Adeline and she just snuggled into me. I was brought to tears with the fact that soon it will not be like this much longer. My arms will not carry only Adeline and my time will not be spent with just Adeline. I love Adeline so much and am amazed at what a beautiful "Big" girl she is becoming. Andrew will be very blessed to have such a wonderful sister who is going to "love him, and hug him, and say 'there, there, it's okay baby Andrew'"

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Uno, Dos, Tres

Kind of like the ABC's......Adeline is now willing to perform for the camera....sometimes. I am not super comfortable with this video because it is in the tub but Daddy is confident nothing is being exposed.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Addy calling Daddy

"Hello Daddy"
"How's your work?"
"We miss ya"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Saturday Night

This past Saturday we went down to Lansing and celebrated a birthday combo for both Grandpa Forte and Grandma Bean. I was able to capture some head shots of each person who was there except myself. (that happens when you are the picture taker) We all had a wonderful time together. Great Grandma Forte was also able to show off her horse pictures of "Bill" with Aunt Bobbie and Bev who just arrived after looking at a horse in Delton.
A special thanks to Aunt Bobbie and Aunt Bev for taking another long trip. We were supposed to see them over Christmas but since Adeline was sick she and I stayed in. Adeline was dressed very special in her new outfit that she got from Aunt Bobbie and Aunt Bev for Christmas. A FULL Disney Princess outfit:-)

Special hugs with Aunt Bev.

Adeline was able to spend some quality time with Aunt Bobbie and Aunt Bev before we all left. What did she enjoy the most???? Of course watching videos of herself on Aunt Bev's new cell phone.
Always a comfortable place to be.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Thank goodness for photo shop...

This was a part of Adeline and my photo shoot the other night. The only thing was that there normally is a 3 1/2 inch scar right below my belly button and I didn't feel comfortable revealing it. James was able to digitally remove it for me so that I could share it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I hope this Sunday....

....the roads aren't so slippery.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fun shots.....

I don't think I am doing a very good job of training Adeline for the upcoming arrival of her baby brother. For example tonight after visiting James at the mall play land we ate dinner, made rice krispie treats, read stories, played a lot of games, and built many different things. Just the two of us. I have this tendency to just play and give her my 100% attention that when she doesn't get it, it is really hard. Part of me feels like I want to give her all I can now because once Andrew arrives things will be different. I don't think I realize how hard the adjustment is actually going to be. Sooner or later I will find out I guess.