Sunday, December 20, 2009

Picture Post

According to Gi I write books for blog posts... so shhhh

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yesterday and Today

Here are some pictures from Dad's visit. Both times!! I thought I'd throw in a few from his visit with Andrew too.

Judah, asleep on Dad's chest.

Andrew, asleep on dad's chest.

Andrew, the day that we left the hospital.

This is a picture of Judah, the day that we left the hospital.

My big boy and all those teeth!

Judah, asleep on dad's chest.

I could squish his face.

These are our friends, Jody and Julia. They were kind enough to bring us dinner, and snuggle a boy for a while.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Grandpa's here!!

BAA PAA!! That's what Andrew calls out every time he sees my dad. SO CUTE.

Here are a few pictures from the last week.

We had a really nice warm sunny day this week, I'm afraid it may have been our last for a while.

I could eat him.

Andrew was taking a bath while Rusty was shaving. I came in to find Andrew looking like this. Is it the cutest thing you've ever seen.

My boys!

Wide open. I am hoping that his eyes will turn green like mine, since Andrew's are exactly the color of Rusty's.

My little squish face.

GRANDPA!! Andrew's been really surprisingly gentle with Judah, he's very sweet.

Jeff and Joanne had us over for their family Christmas decoration night. We had a great time watching the chaos. Here's Joanne taking a break to hold Judah.

This is Jeff Taylor playing the baby hog. It was really sweet to see him snuggle with Judah.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We're Home!

Hey everyone! Judah made it home today. Andrew has done pretty well. We're having a little bit of fallout behaviorally with Andrew, but he's doing as well as could be expected considering he's been passed from house to house for the last two days.

So here's the story. We put Andrew to bed Saturday night at 8PM, and I start having what feel like decently intense braxton hicks contractions every 10-15 minutes. Rusty and I watch a movie and I have contractions through the whole thing. Rusty kept asking me if I thought it was labor, and I kept saying no. After the movie I went to try to get some sleep and Rusty stayed up to check on college football stuff. After an hour of not sleeping, and really regular contractions I got up to tell Rusty that I thought I was probably in labor and that we should try to get sleep while we can. So Rusty came to bed and crashed out. I fell asleep a couple hours later from sheer determination but kept waking up with contractions. At some point I decided to look at the clock, I was sure it had to be at least 6AM because I had had SO MANY contractions, but it was only 3AM. I hopped out of bed with the realization that I should probably be timing these suckers. I woke up Rusty, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and got ready to go to the hospital. In those 15 minutes I had at least 5 contractions so we called our wonderful friend Darcy who came over in a hurry to stay with Andrew. On the way to the hospital it seemed like my contractions were slowing down and I was afraid that maybe this was false labor. however, on our 45 minute drive to the hospital the back labor really kicked in and I was sure that we'd be staying the night. When I was admitted I was already at 7 centimeters, I was given the option of getting the epidural right that moment, or not at all. I chose not at all. We were there for two hours and I was 9 1/2 cm. dilated but my water hadn't broken yet. The nurse suggested that I have the doctor break it because she thought it would make me fully dilate and move things along a little faster. She was right, because about 10 minutes after he broke my water I was ready to push. I pushed for two contractions and Judah was born!! This was so very different from my labor with Andrew, thank the Lord, but I am just as blessed with another healthy little boy. Thank you friends for praying for us. God is good, all the time.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Judah is here!

Judah Warren Tounget has arrived! He was born early yesterday (Sunday) morning and weighed in at 7 lbs. 5 oz. Both he and mom are doing great and ready to come back home in the morning. Since this is just a friend updating the blog, I will let Jessica tell most of the birth story details when she gets back from the hospital, but all in all the birth went very well (not too terribly long and no major complications), so everyone is very thankful. Here are some pics taken at the hospital today. Poor Andrew can't go meet Judah in the hospital because of the H1N1 restrictions, so brother pics will have to wait until they get home. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

winter wonderland

So winter is upon us again, and my husband still doesn't believe it heat. We got up this morning and our house was 56 degrees. YIKES. Andrew got up and bundled for breakfast, while we finally turned on some heaters to bring it up to a summery 65*. How cute is my little bundled boy?

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving!! I know that my blog updates are nothing but random, but I figure I better just throw these pictures up when I take them, otherwise they may never make it. I am willing this baby out of me. I am still two centimeters dilated and 50% effaced so there's no progress. However, I was two centimeters and 50% at my appointment 36 hours before Andrew was born... so it means nothing. I woke up with a TON of contractions all last night, but had none to speak of today. I'll keep you updated as things happen.

Andrew LOVES his books. We read every day whether Rusty and I want to or not.

Yes, He's petting half of a dog. No idea where the other half is.

Do I look grumpy? I feel grumpy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Photos

Here are a bunch of pictures from the last few weeks. The first one is a picture of Andrew in Davison in the rocker. We can usually find them in the boy's room jammed in this chair together. It seems to be the one thing they don't mind sharing. The belly pictures are from last week. So I was 34 weeks. The rest are pictures from our work day at our friend's house. We spent the day with our friends the McKenzies, Himes, and Taylors. Beth made us wonderful cinnamon rolls for breakfast, we put the boys to work laying sod, and then we cooked hot dogs over the fire for lunch. The weather, as you can probably tell from the pictures, couldn't have been more perfect. We had a great time.