Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Almost 3 whole weeks!!!

So I am just as bad at posting as before, except now I actually have something worth posting!!! These past 17 days have been so crazy!! Brody is such a great little guy! He seriously is just perfect. I know...I may be a slight bit biased, but I am already that mom. He is now almost 9 pounds... eating like a champ...pooping like a champ and making sure to pee on everyone that changes him!! We are really proud. He already has so much of a personality! His neck is really strong already. He likes to think he can hold it up himself and he is showing signs of wanting to roll over. I am pretty sure he is going to roll in a week, talk in a month and walk in about 3 months. As you can see... he is advanced for his age. hahaha!!! Really though, on a serious note....Having him is so amazing! Joey is super dad and I would be lost without him. He is so helpful and has been the greatest blessing to me and little Brody. I love being a mom. I love just watching him. I love his little face and cute little body. I love his reflex smiles that he has just after he eats... I keep trying to catch one in a picture, but he gets camera shy. I love his little sounds and love how cute he looks wrapped up like a little burrito... yes the food analagies are still here.....I love the spirit that he brings into our home and how much love we have for him. I love how his little toes point up when he eats and his glorious double chin he works so hard to keep. Well, I will leave you with a few cute pictures of Brody..... He has changed so much, even in the 17 days of life. Thank you to everyone for the calls and visits, thoughts and prayers. Also, thank you mom and dad and Tim and Michele for all the love, support, cleaning, dinners, shopping and for just being there. We appreciate it so much and hope we have expressed that enough!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Brody Joseph Toone

He made it!!! Brody Joseph Toone was born this morning at 7:08 am weighing 7 pounds 15 ounces and he is 20 and 3/4 inches long. Both mother and child are healthy and they did an amazing job during labor and delivery. Seriously, Lauren was awesome. Thanks for your prayers and we'll keep the updates and pictures coming. Joey

Friday, August 1, 2008

Not Yet But Soon. . . . . . .

7 pounds 4 ounces!!!!!!!!! No we haven’t had the baby yet but the doctor told us this morning that this should be his approximate weight. They did an ultra sound and full check up and Lauren scored 8 out of 8 on all the tests and the doctor referred to her pregnancy as “the perfect pregnancy.” For those of you who need a reminder Lauren’s due date is Aug 6th but she has been having contractions since 7/17 and the doctor predicted that she would have the baby a week ago so Lauren is pretty anxious. She has been dilated to a 3 for the last week. She wakes up every morning and walks 3 miles and at night she eats anything spicy. From Wendy’s spice chicken sandwich to extra wasabi with her sushi she is trying everything.
I on the other hand, as of late, have found it very easy to engulf myself with work and not even think about the baby. I have had emotions ranging from throwing up to being so excited I can’t sleep. Mostly I just rub feet and fetch food to fulfill cravings. This is the craziest type of anticipation I have every felt. Now more than every am I grateful for the person I married and the mother she will soon be.
Now I will catch you up on all the other happenings. Over the 4th we were able to sneak away to DC to visit our good friends Burton and Janaya. They recently moved to the DC area and it was great to see them. We are excited to have them so close. This was my first time to DC and it exceeded my expectations. I loved seeing all the monuments, memorials, and museums. I was surprised by the deep reverence and respect I was able to feel for my country and its history while walking around such a busy and populated city. On my way home I tried to figure out why I have such a desire to travel to foreign lands when we have such amazing places here in the United States that I have never been to? I guess we will have to kill a lot of bugs and do both!! Anyways, since our little get away it has been nothing but work work work. The business is doing well and we are continually pleased with our decision to come out here to North Carolina. Hopefully in the next week or so we will have great news and pictures to post. Joey