Sunday, August 31, 2008

Love at First Sight

Caleb is in love. It happened the moment he first saw Annabelle. The first thing he says when he wakes up is "hold the baby, please" I've never seen a little boy more smitten. Here is a short clip from the first time he held her and a few of my favorite photos.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Annabelle Victoria

Annabelle Victoria Redin
6lb 15 oz
20 in
Born August 27, 2008 at 3:28pm in Singapore

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Drumming our Fingers and Tapping our Toes

There has been a lot of finger drumming and toe tapping around here the last few days . . . we are definitely anxious to meet this little one. Only 3 more days until my official due date arrives (but no telling how many more until the baby arrives).

Thanks for all your prayers. At the last check-up, the baby had packed on a significant amount of weight (over a pound in a week!) and was up in the "normal" range again. The doctor now expects that he/she will be at least 6.5 to 7 lbs, which is great!

Check back soon. . . I hope the next post will include pictures =)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Redefining Cool

There was a hands-on-science day at one of the malls this weekend. There were tons of cool displays and projects for elementary-aged kids. Caleb was too young for most of it, but he did get a cool balloon hat out of the deal. By the way he was strutting around through the mall, you could tell he thought he was pretty darn cool. Kids are funny. . . they are gloriously oblivious to social protocol.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Great Opportunity

(Picture taken off of Dustin's Blog. . . for a link, see below)

For those of you who live in the Mo-Town area, here is a great opportunity to share good fellowship AND donate money toward a missionary who is in the thick of it in Haiti.

For info on the fund raising dinner, click HERE.

For info on the work that Dustin is doing in Haiti, click HERE.

For obvious reasons, Josh and I can't attend the dinner, but we'd love to know we sent a few of you as our proxies.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Our Little One

(In case you can't decipher this picture: the baby's elbow is on the left with his/her upper arm heading upward to the right. The little hand is in front of his/her face. You can see the thumb pointing outward and the four little fingers behind.)

This little one is exactly that. . . little. The doctor has been monitoring his/her growth with bi-weekly sonograms for the last 2 months because the baby is slightly below average on weight (thus the reason my mom thinks it is a girl). Thankfully, the baby has been growing steadily and is very active (thus the reason I think it is a boy) and so even though he/she is small, the doctor said she is not concerned.

If you think of it, please pray that the baby will continue to put on weight these last few weeks. The "average" baby weighs about 6.5 pounds by now. . . as of this morning, ours was about one pound below average. I'm hoping to have this baby pack on at least another pound (since bigger babies tend to be happier and sleepier) before birth.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Like Father, Like Son

How Caleb and Josh spent 1.5 hours of their Saturday. . .

Saturday, August 02, 2008