Sunday, December 28, 2008

Welcome Benjamin

Benjamin Paul Lauer was born at 2:38am on December 28, 2009. He weighed in at a whopping 8 pounds 2 ounces, 21 1/2 inches long. Mommy and Ben are both doing well, though little man has had a little trouble eating and needs some assistnace via a feeding tube. He's doing just fine though! Everyone may get to come home Monday evening or Tuesday.

Clay & Nate are being loving big brothers, that is, until they realize that he is here to stay. Like, forever!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Busy Busy Busy!

Hello Everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. Until recently I have had no news that was fit to print. So, since Nikki finally sent me the pictures from the shower I have some news.
The party was great. All of my neighbors were here but 2 and they sent gifts, which I thought was extremely nice. My friend Sasha was here with her little girl, London, as well. Then to what to my wondering eyes should appear...Jake!! Who, some of you may not know is getting prepared to be a Daddy! (We're just a little excited!) So, all in all it was a great day and I felt really lucky to have such wonderful friends who wanted to share in welcoming the baby to the neighborhood.
This past weekend was pretty hectic as well. We had a Christmas party at the Major and Patty's house and then on Sunday we took Clay to Chuck E Cheese for his birthday. He had a great time. Our neighbors, the Wrights came and brought their 2 kids, Connor and Cayris. Conner and Clay are in the same kindergarten class. So, after a couple of hours, the kids were still going strong, but we parents were about to croak.
As for doctor's visits, up until yesterday, they really hadn't been telling me anything. All they were doing was taking my weight, blood pressure and making me pee in a cup. I could have done that at home! I know I'm fat, my blood pressure is fine and I can get pee on my fingers here as well as anywhere else. (You ladies who have been through trying to pee into what you can't see know exactly what I'm talking about so quit with the eeewwws.) Anywho, when I went yesterday they finally checked me and while I'm not dilating yet, everything is softening up. So, they're pretty sure that if I haven't gone on my own by the 26th, they'll be able to induce with no problems.
Well, now that I've written my life story, here are some pics from the shower. Hopefully soon the beached whale stage of my life will be over!

Me trying to hide the fact that my stomach is probably sticking out from under my shirt.

Nick holding London and getting a little practice for what's to come.

All the tasty food for the shower. We also had to incorporate something Hokie considering I insisted that the game be on during the shower!

Nick, Nikki, and Jake really got a kick out of my TV dinner tray!