Friday, July 31, 2009

happy birthday sarah belle!

now, before you think I am just a birthday posting REALLY is my sister sarah's birthday today. July birthdays in our family occur on the following days: 1, 7, 10, 11, 12, 20, 29, 30, 31.'s a crazy celebratory month.

anyhoo. happy birthday to my beautiful sister sarah. one of my closest friends, my kindred spirit, the brave. she is the big 3-0, and I don't think she'd mind me posting that. it's just a fact, and I am only 3 years behind her. I actually like getting older and seeing what life brings, and I know she does, too. because by the grace and peace of our Father we have beautiful lives.

happy birthday gorgeous. have a great one.
(that picture was taken in the hospital the day after charlotte was born)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

happy birthday patty sue!

59 years ago today, my beautiful mother was born. I love her so very much and hope she has a wonderful day today.
here are some fun facts about patricia sue jenner harbin:
she knows every bit of trivia about the movie "the wizard of oz"
she makes the world's best biscuits
she has 5 lovely children...the 4th one being a rare beauty
she has 8 grandchildren and one on the way
she loves to sew and sing soprano
she once had her hand broken by a run away burro
she is a known "baby whisperer"
if she tells you she won't "say another word" don't believe her
she is a yankee, but you wouldn't know it
she is a lover of ketchup (even going so far as to dip green beans in it and "pretend" they are french fries)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

charlotte awake!

a rare moment in the life of charlotte...she is usually sleeping, eating, or pooping!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


eden decided to sing to her baby sister this morning. too precious.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Welcome to our lives, Charlotte Mae

miss charlotte mae dockery made her appearance at 12:20pm yesterday, july 7th. She has tons of dark brown hair, that of course was styled into a mohawk by the nursery staff! she was 6lbs 11oz and 19 1/2 inches long. she looks a little like her big sister, but we are still waiting to discover all of her features. I am doing ok and feel much better this morning. Last night was a little rough...the contractions and after pains are definately stronger and worse after the 2nd baby. I don't remember that kind of pain at all with eden. I have been up and walking around and am getting stronger each time.

we are so happy to have charlotte in our family. she is a beautiful tiny wonder. miraculous.

I will post more pictures soon!!

Monday, July 06, 2009

tomorrow=baby day!

hi everybody! we found out a few hours ago that we will be having a c-section tomorrow afternoon. our baby is in the breech position and my amniotic fluid is low. we were hoping the baby would turn, and hoped to give it more time...but with the low fluid levels the c-section seems to be the best choice. I will be 38 1/2 weeks tomorrow. so, 7/7/09 will be the next birthday I will always remember. another july birthday to add to the ever growing list in our family. this will be the 10th!
we will post an update as soon as we can. we would appreciate your prayers for a safe delivery of a healthy baby boy or girl...and a healthy mama (who heals up quickly).
guess I'd better go pack a suitcase??!!