Saturday, February 28, 2009

Picture Pages: Will Edition

Sophie meets her little brother Will!

With Aunt Katie and Grandma & Grandad Eroh:

Our now family of four!

Resting with Daddy in the hospital:

A few hours before leaving the hospital:

Nice and comfy Baby Burrito Will on his first day home:

Sophie is slowly warming up to her little crying brother:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's a BOY!

At 4:44 AM, William Robert Tyson made his way into this world! After just 7 hours of labor and about 5 minutes of pushing, our 9 lb 11 oz, 21-inch little monkey arrived! He just couldn't wait on his scheduled induction time and decided to make a break for it. William Robert is named after both of his grandpas, and we'll call him Will after our little buddy from Oklahoma.

Mommy is doing great, and is VERY excited to get to sleep on her belly again! Here are a few pics; we'll post more later.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We're On Our Way

Teeny Tiny decided not to wait till morning after all. At roughly 9:30 PM my water broke. It's now midnight and we're just waiting on this baby to make his or her appearance.

C'mon, Little Baby!

I just got back from the doctor. I'm still a 3 and 80% effaced. We're go for an induction early tomorrow morning. Hopefully we can post news by tomorrow afternoon (I'm being optimistic about the length of this labor)!

Please, please pray for us tonight and tomorrow - for the baby and I to both be safe during delivery and for the baby to be healthy!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Today Is My Due Date

Still pregnant.

On another note, I bought some new crayons for Sophie and put them in a plastic container instead of the crayon box. You would think I bought her backstage passes to Elmo Live. She doesn't even really want to color with them; she just wants to take them out of the box and put them back in. It's nice to get something so right occasionally, even if it's on accident.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


And still very pregnant.

As of today, I'm dilated to a 3. Induction scheduled for next Thursday, Feb 26, if Teeny Tiny doesn't decide to come before that.

If there's any news, I'll update you. Believe me, my husband is excited to make good use of the wi-fi at the maternity ward.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Last year's Valentine photo shoot - my sweet baby girl was 7 months old.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Splish Splash

Gotta love how easily Sophie is able to turn it on and off - what a drama queen! And please excuse my "Wicked Witch of the West" cackle...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

38 Weeks Prego

Baby Tyson's official due date is two weeks from today (Sunday). I won't make any comments about the size of my belly - you can see for yourself!

I also wanted to stick in this picture below. This is my dear, sweet friend Sara. Sara was my best friend in middle school and although we lost touch after high school, we have been back in touch for the last couple years. Her little girl, Addie, is about 2 months older than Sophie, and Sara is due with her second little girl two weeks after me. It's so fun to watch our girls together (Sophie loves to go see "Alah"), and I can't wait to see the new sweet babes together, too!

Please remember to lift us up to the Father as we anticipate a Tyson-baby arrival any day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

God Does NOT Hear Whiney Voices

I mentioned in a previous post that I have been taking Love and Logic courses (some wonderful parenting courses). One of the suggestions they talk about in those classes is for use with whiney children. When the child is whining, you're supposed to tell them something like, "Oh, that's too bad - I don't hear whiney voices. If you want me to hear you, you need to use your big girl voice." I have tried this with Sophie, and although she's still a little young to fully grasp it, I do think it helps even at her age.

Yesterday I found myself whining to God. I was having a moment of extreme discomfort and wound up pleading with God to please just let this baby come now. No sooner had I uttered the words than I felt an immediate stirring in my heart as God spoke to me, "I don't hear whiney voices, either, my child."

Wow. Talk about humility. As I try my best to raise my child to be polite, loving and godly, how much must it disappoint our Lord when I turn to Him and do those exact things that I'm training Sophie not to do?!

Whining does not get Sophie what she wants. And it will not get me what I want. In Ephesians 3:12, Paul writes that if I have faith I can "approach God with freedom and confidence." I am given the freedom to approach God with anything! He does care that I'm uncomfortable. But He also wants to train me to be a gentle and quiet woman of God.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mmmmmm... Ice Cream....

Ryan sent this to me. I am amused. I might take out the "to kill you" and make the "nap" circle quite a bit larger. Other than that, how cliche can I be?

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