Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Back to Baking...I love baking, and chocolate. Check out theses delicious brownies :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Oh, we are tired but we are happy. Okay, Luci's not tired, just happy. Luci is as cute as ever. She says the funniest things. She keeps us laughing all the time. Here are a some of them,

"Luci, what's on daddy's face?"


"Cheer up Charlie, Don't be afraid"

She loves to request either Blue Cheese or Caesar for her salad.

Mom came to town to help and visit for a week. We are so grateful that she came! And Pops too :) He came for the last couple of days. Luci loved all the attention, and so did I. Thank you mom, we miss you already.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

That's Silly Daddy

This is one of Luci's favorite phrases. We've had lots of silly moments around here. Silly faces, silly games, silly accidents which may include little baby boys peeing everywhere...including their own face... The first major difference in our little boy and our little Luci, diaper changing requires much concentration and quick reflexes. While the little red heads look amazingly alike, they are so different already. Elijah being laid back and ever so patient, Luci being feisty and loud and ever so busy. It's so interesting that we could tell these differences within the first few minutes of birth.

Speaking of birth... Although the experience started out nothing as I had imagined it would, I couldn't have asked for a more memorable and awesome experience. The importance of trusting in the Lord and his plan was unmistakeably a lesson I needed to re-learn. While I tried and tried everything i could to have things go the way I thought would be best, I was reminded to trust not in the arm of flesh. Since my water broke slowly and I didn't actually start going into labor for a few hours, I thought for sure that I would have to be induced...not cool. But instead, I was able to check into the hospital nice and relaxed like. (Completely different than being dialated to an 8 and 100% effaced in triage with Luci.) Then I got to go over my birth plan with my nice nurse, get all settled, and boom the surges had arrived. Three very short hours later he was in my arms! It's crazy how quickly time goes by when you're in the zone. It was definitely intense, but I have a wonderful husband who is an expert, and should probably be a professional doula. Forget Law School. Yes, I did indeed ask for an epidural, and I lost my focus once or twice, but it was so fast that by the time i asked he was almost here :)

****I know this post is incomplete, but my prince is hungry :)*********

Until next time!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Elijah Edmund Dean finally arrived today at 5:31 a.m. I use "finally" loosely, because today was his due date, but we anticipated that he was going to come early. He is a pretty big boy -- 8 lbs. 2 oz. and 21 inches long. He's very cute in our unbiased opinions. Danielle and Elijah are both doing well.

The last pregnant picture of Danielle, Sunday after church.

The man-child.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

And So, We're Off

Only an hour before the official due date, my water has broken. So, we're off to the hospital in a couple of hours. I trust my baby and my body! I am focused on a smooth and natural birth :) Stay tuned for the pictures :)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Still Pregnant

Yup, I'm still pregnant :) Today is 38 1/2 weeks, that's how early Luci was born. I'll admit it, I was kind of hoping for a replay. Whatever is best for the little guy is okay with me though. We just got back from grocery shopping. Luci loves shopping. She always has. One of her first words was shopping. Anytime she would see any kind of store while we were driving she would say shopping. Even today after an hour and a half of shopping she said she wanted to go again shortly after.