Saturday, June 28, 2008

Here she is....

She has been all cleared by the ped.
She is perfect.
Miss Josephine Cable Norwood.

Friday, June 27, 2008

still no stats

7 lbs 5 oz (same as Hattie) and that is all we know
a nurse told betsy from all outward appearances that everything is fine
we are waiting for a confirmation from the ped doc sometime today

we have a baby

josie is here
we have no stats yet
everything looks good
betsy pushed a couple of times
lee wept

josie update

it's 8am
betsy is 80% effaced and 3 cm
she thinks dr.z is going to kick up the pitosin (sp?) soon
she went in to labor as soon as they started the cervix thinning stuff
she had fast and hard contractions
she had her epidural and feels great
she slept on and off
lee slept (and snored) the entire night
hattie is heading to a friend's house
mom is heading to the hospital
we should have a baby soon :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

josie is coming

betsy is going to the hospital tonight at midnight to be induced
please pray for a safe delivery and a healthy baby josie
hattie is so excited and so are we

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

still no Josie

for those of you who have been asking, josie is not here yet
betsy goes to the doctor today so we will see
this is packy's new face
he thinks he is so funny when he makes it
we think it's pretty funny too

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Beach Trip

We have been at Tybee for the week.
6 adults and 8 children.
Lots of fun!!!
Notice how happy Jay is to have his picture taken.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

you wanna piece a me?

listening to brit brit
3 sick kids
puke in the car
dog's tail is falling off
you wanna piece a me?

Monday, June 9, 2008

love this baby

Saddest Dog Ever

Poor Bogey.
His tail is infected so he has to wear this thing.
He is so upset that he is just lying in one spot sighing.
He would be mad if he knew I was showing people his picture.
He was mad enough when I took it.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Made it

We made it back last night.
Driving with a fever and 3 kids and one dog is not fun.
Still can't shake the fever so I am living on the couch in my PJ's.
Ready for this junk to move on!

Here are some pictures from Em's ballet recital.
She danced to Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid.
She loved being on stage!!! Scary for me but she did so good. She has Aunt Betsy's stage presence. Her dad gave her a rose after the performance so she wanted to pose with it by the Hydrangeas.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mad at Bananas

I hate bananas. (thank you Gwen Stefani for teaching me to spell)
Why do they have to make everything they touch taste like them?
I wanted some French bread. Not banana bread. Back off bananas!
We are coming home tonight. It's time.

This Old House

My children are watching a segment on caulking on This Old House.
Jay is actually enjoying it.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Thanks to NYC and Jason I am sick at the beach. Low fever and aching body. So, I have been watching movies. Last night 27 Dresses. Not good. Today Dad got here so everyone went to take the Sea-doo out except Packy and me. I watched Juno. Now I have an even worse headache because I cried, OK wept, at the end. It's not sad but it does have a baby, a new mom, and high school love in it so that is enough for me to shed some tears (this is of course factored in with my hormones right now and the fact that I am a big crybaby). I thought it was a really good movie. I usually don't like Jennifer Garner movies but I really liked her in this one. As soon as the movie was over Packy got up so we snuggled a few extra moments. I needed to snuggle with someone who needs me. (Right now he is clapping because the people on Oprah are clapping.) Oh how this sweet baby makes me smile!!!

p.s. it has been 7 months and a few days!!!


I have been online reading family mantras. Do any of you have one? I mean a real one that is written down and that your kids know. It sounds so unifying for your family to have a mission statement, a purpose that binds us together. Peter Walsh, organizing guy, said on Oprah, "Don't do what's easy, do what's good." I like that but I want something a little more family encompassing. Any suggestions? Yours or one that you know? Did your family have one?

Thursday, June 5, 2008


I forgot how much I love the ocean. It's so big. It makes me feel so small. It makes me think about how big God really is. So much bigger than my human mind can even comprehend. I love feeling weightless and being tossed by the waves. Just like life...tossed around.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Taking a Break

I am at the beach with the kids and my mom.
Yoga in the morning, beach all day, cook/eat dinner, bed.
It's rough but I have to do it.
Jason is in a golf tournament so don't feel bad for him.
If anything exciting happens I will update.

Excitement for today...catching sand dollars, watching horse shoe crabs, and trying to catch sting rays with fishing nets.