Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Our Newest Addition

Nicholas Jacob Hirsh
Born December 8, 2009 (3 years and 3 days after Mason and Jeremiah)
5lbs 11oz, 20 inches long

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby Nicholas

We had an appointment today and Ivan was able to sneak away from work to come with me. We also had the boys with us, which is always interesting, but everyone in the lobby gets a kick out of them. They are all over the place... saying "hi guys" to everyone, wanting to go down the stairs and ride the "alligator", which is Jeremiah's way of saying elevator. I have tried to correct him by having him slowly repeat me, but he always goes back to his way. The baby looks good, his head is down and very low! I can feel how low he is because he hiccups on my pelvis all day long. At first that was cute, but it gets really annoying when I am trying to fall asleep. November is here, which means only one month and my mom will be here, then we will celebrate the boy's 3rd birthday, then wam-bam another member of the family. Praise the Lord! Here are some Halloween pictures for you. Mason is the lion and Judge is the alligator...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

32 Weeks and Counting Down!

I can hardly believe October is almost over!! For those of you who don't know, I ended up in the hospital a few weeks ago with contractions 3 minutes apart. I went through a similar thing with the boys, but was not expecting anything like this to happen this time around. I was instructed to 'take it easy' by my doctor, which is not an easy thing with 2 year old twins, but with the help of friends, family and my wonderful husband, we have managed to keep the contractions at a minimum. My next appointment is on Nov 3rd, when I will get another ultrasound :-)

Mason and Jeremiah are cuter than ever! Talking up a storm, singing songs, telling stories and playing together like I have never seen them play. They make up rules and see to it that the other follows them. They are really in to vehicles right now, namely emergency, construction, and trains. Anytime they hear a siren they run to the kitchen and want us to pick them up so that they can see it go by out the back window. We are lucky to live a block away from a fire station!

Ivan's job is going well! I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know a few of his co-workers, which is always fun. Every month is a new roller coaster with Ivan working in sales, but the Lord is always faithful to provide even if he waits until the last minute.

I am still working for White Fields Community Church. I am down to working half the hours that I was, which I am grateful for during this season of my life. I am so blessed to be able to contribute financially and stay home with the boys. We have not decided yet how much time I will take off after the baby comes, but we are looking forward to Ivan taking some extended time during the holiday season!

Praise the Lord!

Here are some pictures from my baby shower...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's A BOY!!!

The doctor gave us film this time instead of pictures of the ultrasound, so I am sad to say that I am unable to scan them for your viewing, but we have a super cute baby boy! The technician was able to snap a shot of him smiling so clearly and another shot of the bottom of his two little feet. It was great to have Ivan there this time. It was his 1st ultrasound since my last pregnancy, which by this time he had gone to something like 20 appointments with me and witnessed several ultrasounds. It's amazing how much you forget from one to the next. The baby, we are thinking Nicholas, is perfectly healthy and normal and weighs about a pound. This is exactly the type of pregnancy I prayed for. There is no question that I am showing! For those of you in California, you will see for yourself in a few weeks :-) Love you all!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

12 Week Ultrasound

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This was a few weeks ago, but better late than never... The baby measures perfectly and looks very healthy! He or she was rolling and bouncing around the whole time. I have a strong feeling that we are having a girl after seeing it with my own eyes, but we are not picking out names. Mainly because Ivan is dead set on a name that I don't really care for (Samantha) and he doesn't like my favorite pick (Katelynn), so we have decided not to discuss it until we know the gender for sure. No use in arguing over girl names if it's a boy! I am still struggling with morning sickness. Even though the doctor gave me anti-nausea medicine I still feel sick at night. Other than that, I am fine as long as I get a nap in the afternoon :-) I will post more updates as they come. We won't know the gender until I am 20 weeks, so we have a little more than 6 weeks to go for that. Love to you all!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

When You Feel Like Crying...

I woke up this morning to a phone call from Andrea, one of my great long-time friends, telling me that our friend, Sarah, will have a c-section today to deliver her daughter, Natalie, at just 32 weeks gestation. As my heart, thoughts and prayers have been with her all morning I look outside to see the sleety snow falling in big flakes and my house seems cold. Mason won't stop crying and Jeremiah won't stop bothering him. My grandma was suppose to fly home from NC today, but has decided to delay her return because of the weather, which is a good idea, but I really miss her and was looking forward to her homecoming. After reviewing a few other blogs I realize that I hardly know some of my friends anymore and today I feel farther away than ever. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's stress, or maybe it's these dang pregnancy hormones that always have a way of taking over my life. Yes, for those of you who don't know already, I am pregnant. Only 5 or 6 weeks, but I already feel deep in the thick of it. We are so happy and excited that it makes me crazy how down in the dumps I feel. This is a beautiful time for our family and I just want to feel as good as I am happy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wow Children's Museum

We had SO much fun at the museum!! There were so many different things for the kids to do.

Go to Kyra's blog to see more videos and pictures...


Friday, March 27, 2009


By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name

When I say.... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!


This was the first time Mason and Jeremiah got to play in the snow. It was so funny because every time they fell forward their arms would catch them, but they would still face-plant in the snow! Daddy showed them how much fun it was to roll around in it and throw it. They had so much fun.