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6 months tomorrow

October 14, 2009

it’s so very hard to believe that our little ella will be six months old tomorrow.  it’s also hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago that i was single and had not met dawn. [yeah i know it’s 4 1/2 years but it doesn’t feel that long] the pace of life is kinda […]

shrinking world

April 19, 2009

there have been several significant moments in my world in the last few days since ella’s birth. the one i’m thinking about right now is how my world just shrank considerably.  i doubt it’s permanent, but for the moment it’s very tangible.  this house, and our living room to be more precise, is our world […]

heaven help little ella…

April 16, 2009

everything is great this morning.  happy mommy, screaming hungry baby… …and a few thoughts are running through my mind. first is i’m overwhelmed at how precious, wonderful and beautiful my little girl is.  as i look at her and hold her, i’m amazed at how perfect she looks and how much love there is for […]

welcome ella faith hogue…

April 15, 2009

ladies and gentlemen, i have the honor and privilege to present to you for the very first time… ella faith hogue she is 6 lbs and 6 oz and 21 inches long.  she’s completely perfect and beautiful.  dawn is doing very well considering she’s had a c-section this morning.  actually she’s dozing off holding the […]

the burrito has been consumed!

April 13, 2009

so, we are testing a local legend tonight.  the crazy horse chicken fajita burrito has been consumed by dawn.  lore and legend say that it induces labor. we’ll see if it’s true. it was consumed by dawn at 5:45 pm eastern daylight savings time on monday, april 13th, 2009. let the countdown begin! pax: ty […]

due date

April 13, 2009

well today is dawn’s due date for the baby… …and nothing happening much yet.  we had a false alarm on friday afternoon/evening but nothing materialized.  she got down to 10 minute contractions and then sat down and they went away.  big bummer actually.  it would have been great to have a baby in our hands […]

what is up with me?

April 7, 2009

i don’t know what is with me this last week or so.  maybe i’ll attribute it to the baby coming and starting to stress out about if everything will be alright with dawn and the baby.  maybe it’s being sick of being cold and not seeing the sun. either way, i’ve been strange lately. how […]

things the baby needs to know about mommy

January 11, 2009

so with the baby about three months away, i was thinking of some things i should let the baby know about mommy that would be beneficial to their future survival in the house.  so here are some of the things i can think of that will make their transition into our home easier and more […]

God watches over us

January 8, 2009

this morning i’m grateful for the way God watches over us.  dawn was in an accident last night where someone hit her car from behind.  it could have been a much worse accident and i’m most grateful for the fact that she and the baby seem to be doing well.  we spend about 6 hours […]

i resolve to live [part two]

January 3, 2009

thanks to those who left encouragement for my last post.  it means so much and i do appreciate it. i think resolving to live means also more than just not being 6 feet under.  it means appreciating and experiencing life! the last few days i’ve been thinking about what living means since we have a […]