Sunday, May 24, 2009

My Week, Not Bad.

Kings of Leon, Paramore, and No Doubt all in one week. Man, I have been on cloud 9.

grace and peace,

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friends that Bless

Yesterday our good friends Sean and Cate Johnson, and their 3 adorable daughters stopped by the house to bring us dinner. Sean and I have been friends for over a decade and have been through plenty together. He's a man who challenges me to always look deeper and Adrienne and I have known Cate since high school. Cate is an incredible women who loves the Lord and her family. She also has a great eye for photography (she took the above photos.) 

Sean and Cate are friends who bless. They go out of their way to serve people in need. Yesterday, we we're bless by a simple gesture of making us dinner and spending sometime laughing and living life together. For years we prayed for their girls to come home and now each time we get to spend with the Johnson's is a reminder of God's faithfulness and His provision. 

To the Johnson's. Thank you for being friends who bless. 

grace and peace,

Thursday, May 7, 2009

London Ellyn Gibson

                 Adrienne meeting London

    Daddy and his baby girl!

    So much love

Ryland and London meeting for the first time

     My Family

London is here. She arrived Tuesday, May 5th at 9:55am. My baby girl was 6lbs 6oz and she was 17 and 3/4 inches in length. Adrienne did end up having a V-BAC (Vaginal Birth After Ceserian) and did incredible. Thank you everybody for your prayers. They were felt. 

grace and peace,

Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby Baby Baby

I have been so torn as to how to have this baby. Now I know many people do not even get an "option" when it comes to delivery but at this point I do. I say at this point I do because when it is all said and done, the Dr's really decide for you when everything is going down. Ryland was an unscheduled c-section because when he decided to join us at 32 weeks he was seriously breached so they took him out. No harm, no foul...I cannot complain, recovery was very simple and there were no complications. So this time around, it was assumed by my Dr that I would be having a repeat C-section since most women do. I on the other hand, started doing research and I was a great candidate to try for a V-BAC (Vaginal Birth After Ceserian). So I told my Dr I would like to just see how things pan out and not plan for one or the other. Now that I am over due...there is a part of me that is kicking myself because Matt and I could have met London as early as April 23rd, almost two weeks ago!!! But there is the other part of me that is so excited to see what other women experience. The uncertainty and not knowing when or where it is all going to start. It is hard to plan to be unplanned...there is something that pulls me to the familiar and "safe." I thought I would write about this now because I have started having contractions this morning and am already excited that I have experienced something new. They hurt and make life really uncomfortable right now but it is still so exciting to not know what is going to happen next. So I get excited and then I get scared but I have already begun this new birthing journey so we will see what pans out in the next few hours or days!!!!