Galations 2:20-21

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

William Richard Gehrig

William Richard Gehrig. Born on October 22, 2011. Length-20.5 inches. Weight-8lbs, 5 ounces.

Our little one finally decided to join our family Saturday afternoon! I will give a quick update here and hopefully write a full birth story later on. Saturday morning my contractions started to increase in intensity and were getting closer together. Definitely felt like it was time to go to the hospital after we all had breakfast. Called my mom to pick up Gideon and we were on our way! At 3:40pm William was in our arms!

We were able to come home Sunday evening. Gideon seems to be adjusting as well as can be expected. He loves to kiss and hug the baby and let him hold his finger. It is quite precious. I just hope he doesn't decide he is sick of him in a week or so here!

Huge thanks to my wonderful husband who not only allowed me to beat him up a little during labor, but who has been a huge support at home as well. Doing laundry, dishes, warming up meals, extra help with Gideon, and the like. I could not do it without him! I also thank my parents and family for their much appreciated help with Gideon, our friends and family for setting up and cooking meals for us, and all the prayers and well wishes from all! We also are so thankful to our GREAT God for looking out for all of us during all of this. Mom and baby are healthy and I was able to have another natural birth! We are so blessed in so many ways!

Praising God...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin-ish Picking

Saturday we thought it would fun to take Gideon to pick pumpkins. After checking out some places, the cost, and the fact that it was going to be a cold and windy day we decided for something a little let extravagant. We basically went to a local glorified farm stand. They basically picked all the pumpkins and put them in big piles according to size outside of the barn. There you can go and "pick" your pumpkin. They also have some cheazy kid stuff like pony rides, train rides, and the like. What drew us here was the there was no entrance fee and the fact that we didn't know how long our 2 year old would last.

Out of the only 30 minutes we were there I think our son had about 10 minutes worth of fun. He HATED how windy it was. Such a wimp, but good call on our part. Here are some pictures...

Checking out the ponies

This one gets me.

Hiding from the wind, but still smiling.

Fall Things

To keep my mind off of things the last couple days, I have been distracting myself with some fall-ish activities. Ideas from Pinterest, of course-my latest addiction.

Yesterday, I made this fall centerpiece using the pumpkin candle idea from above mentioned website. I just cut out the centers of the mini pumpkins (only 3 for a $1) and inserted little tea candles. It was actually a really easy project. I got some pine cones and fake fall leaves from the dollar store to finish it all off.

Today I decided to take the plunge and bake something due to some encouragement from my mom and my husband's aunt. I made Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Pull-apart Bread. I will say, I should have picked a simpler recipe to bake today, but it made the house smell like fall and tastes delish. It reminds me more of a pumpkin monkey bread. Yummo right out of the oven.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Aaaahhh! Okay, so it is only the day after my due date. BUT I AM GOING CRAZY. Probably because this baby has been messing with me for the past two weeks and last weekend we spend a half day at the hospital thinking we would be leaving with a new baby in our arms. BUT NO. This baby just wants to play tricks on me-forever I think. A friend suggested, which i have been trying different exercises and techniques from there. I have also been walking a lot and trying to stay active in general to hopefully get this baby on the move. Along with some other ideas I found online, we went out for some spicey Thai food for lunch as well.

I guess I just feel like my life is hold and that I am constantly living on standby. Thinking that any moment we can go into labor and everything has to be "just-so" just in case. I have been crazy making sure every dish is washed and every bit of laundry is washed. I have been ITCHING to do some fall baking, but the crazy person inside me says, "No! What if you start something and go into labor while it's cooking in the oven" or something like that. I am going nuts over here. I did manage to do a fall craft today to keep my mind off things. Maybe I'll post about that later.

It doesn't help that I can't nap because of all the house construction work noise on our street EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS! AND not to mention our tenant upstairs is a lover of generating noise. All day I hear his computer vibrating through the floor (because it is old and needs to be fixed but he won't fix it and I have to suffer). Yes, I have asked him to shut it off several times when he is not home or not using it, but he just "so forgetfull" he says. Yeah, I am ranting....and going crazy. CRAAAZZY! I need to get out of the house, but I am afraid to go too far for too long.

My midwives tell me I am a "loaded gun" and when things start going I better get over to the hospital fast. I am already 5cm and an hour away from the hospital. Any conventional doctor would have induced me for sure by now, but if the baby isn't ready then it isn't ready. No matter how much it is driving me crazy I want to do what is best for my baby, not give into my selfish desires.

So pray this baby is done cookin' soon! I know it won't get any easier when he/she arrives, but I really just want to move on and figure out how to do life as a family of four.

For now, I will just spend some time with my new addiction, Pinterest. I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon after many invites from friends. Now I just get depressed at all the fun crafts or yummy food I can't(err won't let myself) make until baby comes.

That's enough for now. Blah!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Number One is Number Two!

2 years ago today Gideon Anthony Gehrig was born! Time flies so fast. We started the day by opening his birthday present (his dad just couldn't wait). He loved it and played with it all day.

We got him this:

We thought we would stick with tradition and go to McDonald's Play Place for dinner. The eating part went great, but he definitely didn't like play part this time around. He totally freaked out in the tunnels and daddy had stick with him every crawl of the way. Let's just say it didn't last too long! Funny. Last year he had so much fun. FAIL!

Short video on the way to dinner:

Gideon and daddy

Happy at first...

Then freaked out. Can you tell he is hanging on Byron for dear life?

Sweaty and glad it was all over

After that we decided to stop by the library and check out the new remodle. He loved it there, but I forgot my camera in the car, so no pictures.

We ended the day playing with his cars and track a little more and now he is sound asleep.

Happy Birthday to my big boy-err "happy day" as you say! Love you more than you could possibly know. Thank you, Lord for our little one that proves to be more of a blessing each day.