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Thursday, January 29, 2009

First Bath!

Bath time is daddy's job and as you can see he has helpers waiting in the wings!
Time to wash hair! Can't tell if he is protesting or enjoying it!
All clean and wrapped up! I love that clean baby smell!!!
He fell asleep on the counter! I guess getting a bath wears a little man out!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Going to church!

Who would have thought this sweet little guy would have made his first trip to church so difficult! It started the night before when he only let his momma get 4 hours of sleep (NOT consecutive!) causing us to over sleep. We finally got out the door 30 minutes late! Oh well, we have a new baby- people will understand! On the way, I hear the dreaded sound of Matthew spitting up. Not just a little bit, but all over everything. I had tucked his burp cloth under his chin to keep his outfit clean, but that didn't help. It went all over his burp cloth, his outfit, and his warm blanket! When we get to church, we drop off the other three and go to the nursery to change Matt's clothes. We finally get to our SS class very late. Our arrival totally disturbs class, because every one wants to hold the little guy. We make it through the remainder of SS without an incident and head to worship. Matt and I stay for singing and then head to the nursing room for him to eat. We are still doing good at this point, until I go to change his diaper. He proceeded to pee on his back up outfit! I had only packed one extra outfit!! I know, this is kid #4, I should know better! This left us with a white long sleeve onsie, white socks, a white blanket, and a hat! At least it all matched! Needless to say, I was tired by the time we got home! Hopefully next week will be easier!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mattie Man!

So sweet!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sibling Love!

"Hey! I know you!"
"Mom!!! Ella is touching me!!!"

Just kidding- they love each other!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow!!!





We love the snow- even if it only shows up every once and a while and never stays very long!

Wordless Wednesday

My loves!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Love!!



They just can't get enough of their little brother!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Siblings!

Grace and Matthew
Big Sister Ella and her little brother
My boys- Big Jon and Little Matt


They were so excited and couldn't wait to get their hands on him! I love watching how much they love him!


He is here !!!

God's gift to our family!!
Matthew Joseph Scott
6 lbs., 3 ozs, 20" long
January 15, 2009, 7:53 pm

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Counting Down!

This is my all time favorite picture of me and my 3. I just love this moment! For as long as I can remember, I have wanted nothing more than to be a mom. It wasn't easy to get pregnant with my first two, so I couldn't even imagine that I would end up having four children. This will be the last post until our little man arrives. I have to report to the hospital tomorrow night, so tomorrow will be spent on final details. I covet your prayers and can't wait to introduce our new little man to everyone.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Counting Down!

My wonderful "3"! I have really great kids!
3 DAYS!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Counting Down!

Jonathon is a wonderful big brother! He is so excited about having a little brother to love on.
4 DAYS!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Counting Down!

This picture makes me smile. Ella is only 2 days old and already she is letting her brother and sister know what she thinks. Grace is the same age in this picture as Ella is now- they look so much alike!!!

5 DAYS!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Counting Down!

6 DAYS!!!!

First anythings are exciting, like Grace's first birthday.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

BABY EDITION! (Isn't Ella adorable!!)

Today I am remembering all the things I am thankful for about a new baby:

1. baby smell
2. chubby cheeks
3. watching my husband hold the new baby
4. those little noises
5. tiny diapers
6. tiny toes and tiny fingers
7. watching the big brother and big sisters be in awe
8. they need you and only you
9. someone new to love
10. Hope!

7 DAYS/ 1 WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Counting Down!

8 DAYS!!!
One of the best things about being a mom is watching Les be a dad. He rocks!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Counting Down!

video

9 DAYS!!!
Being so close to having #4 has made me think about all the really neat things about being a mom. This moment always makes me smile, because they were so excited! (Grace looks just like Ella!!)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Provisions

I have been totally blown away by how God has provided everything we need and even some things we just want for our new baby! He has provided us with a dresser, crib, bassinet, pack & play, swing, bouncy seat, bedding, clothes, stroller and car seat- all at no cost to us!! Then my dear friend Laura hosted me a baby shower where I was overwhelmed by every one's generosity. Every time I look at everything we have for the baby, I am amazed! I am a simple person who loves to help others, so it almost makes me uncomfortable to be taken care of. We have been provided with more support than we could ever repay. We have amazing friends. From just listening to me whine on the phone to bringing us supper to just being there, we are so thankful. God has provided more blessings in our life than we could ever deserve. He knows exactly what we need when we need it, and He knew that we needed these people to get us through a very trying second half of this pregnancy. I haven't admitted this to many people, but for a long time, I regretted getting pregnant because of the financial strain it has put on us. I saw this pregnancy as a burden instead of a blessing. We are still trying to dig completely out of that hole, but thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel. God is good, even in the hard times. He took feelings I was struggling with and used a complication to show me how much of a blessing each of my children are and how He planned them even if I didn't. As I am approaching the end of what will more than likely be my last pregnancy, I am eagerly awaiting the moment I get to hold this baby in my arms. The same baby that months ago I was unsure about. I am so thankful that God knows better than I do, because I could only imagine the blessings I would miss out on if I was in charge of the path my life should take.

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

1. Three wonderful kids!
2. 2 weeks to go!
3. A doctor who is a friend who is willing to put my mind at ease.
4. God's provisions for our new little one.
5. Insurance
6. A good book
7. Basketball starts in 1 week!
8. Marking things off my "Getting Ready for Baby" list
9. Friends who love us for who we are
10. The promises of a new year!