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October 31, 2008

QotM. #0574:

"How does apple juice make granola bars melt in your mouth?"

October 29, 2008

QotM. #0573:

"Daddy, can you race with me? Cause you're faster than a cheetah!"

October 27, 2008

QotM. #0572:

Mommy: "Your eyes are blue, Silas. What color are mine?"
Silas: "Mmmm...red?"

October 24, 2008

Just kidding!

Faith's birthdate is no longer scheduled for Nov. 30. I had another appointment with my doctor this week, and we discussed the date again. I was a little concerned that it was too soon, and he agreed. My due date is Dec. 15, and he typically likes to schedule a c-section about a week before that (Silas was born at 39 wks, 1 day). He's on call Nov. 30...and Dec. 10. Somewhere between the two is probably where we'd like to be, so we still need to figure it out (and yes, my doctor is willing to come in on a "day off").

I'll keep you posted.

...back to using my due date as her "arrival date" for the time being. :)

October 15, 2008

Down to two.

It was pretty much an immediate thing. Took 'em off, and away he went. Now I'm wondering why we took so long to take the training wheels off in the first place. At least we know that Silas is ready for a training wheel-less bike too. Thanks, Like-a-LIKEaBIKE!

October 13, 2008

9 weeks left! ...or 7?

Today I am 31 weeks along, which would leave exactly 9 weeks until my due date...except that I am having a c-section. The good thing about c-sections is that we can plan exactly when we need help with the boys, dog, mail, etc., and set it up ahead of time. The weird thing about c-sections is that the due date becomes irrelevant sometime about...now. My doctor and I discussed the baby's birthday at the last appointment, and it looks like it will be Nov. 30, barring any surprises (shout out to my brother Josh and sister-in-law Lauren who will potentially be sharing their birthdays with her!) Of course that may change, but that's what we're thinking. Gotta quick get our Christmas decorating in!

[So when people ask me when I'm due, what do you think? Should I say my actual due date or the date I'm scheduled for my c-section? This has been concern of mine recently, and I still haven't determined the right answer...:)]

We've had our little girl's name picked out for roughly 10 years now. When Beau and I got married, we had both a boy and girl name that we wanted to use, and we're pretty solid when it comes to not changing our minds ("Luke Ryan" was our boy name). So, without further ado, our daughter's name: Faith Claire Teague.

The meaning of Faith is pretty self-explanatory, but it also means trust, confidence, or belief. Her name pretty much stemmed from one of my favorite verses in the Bible:

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast." - Ephesians 2:8-9

Her middle name is Tiffany's (Beau's sister's) middle name, who set us up on our first blind date over 11 years ago. Claire means illustrious, clear or bright.

When we first told the boys what we were going to be naming the new baby, they started calling her "baby Faith" right away. However, the latest sermon series at our church was on "Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith", and they did a similar version in kids church. As soon as we got home from church that first Sunday of the series, Luke says, "I don't think we should name our baby 'Faith'." "Why?" "Well, faith is something you believe in but can't see. We'll be able to see her, right?" It's taken a little convincing, but I think he's now on board...

October 10, 2008

QotM. #0568:

Luke: "When do I get to go to kindergarten?"
Mommy: "Next year."
Luke {disappointed}: "Oh, man!"
Silas {panicked}: "I don't want to go to kindergarten!"
Mommy: "Why?"
Silas: "That means I have to get a shot!"

October 6, 2008

QotM. #0567:

Silas: "Am I bigger than the table?"
Daddy: "You're head and shoulders bigger!"
Luke: "And neck."

October 3, 2008

QotM. #0566:

Luke: "How old is Zoe?"
Mommy: "7 years old."
Luke: "How do you know?"
Mommy: "She was born 7 years ago when we got her as a puppy."
Silas: "When Zoe has a birthday party, I think she's going to need some help opening her presents because she's a dog."