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My brother, John Michael, just visited us for his spring break! He was here for 10 days, but it went by so fast it felt like only a couple days. We all miss him already!
Christopher, especially, loved having his uncle here! He spent all day yesterday playing with his airplanes telling me over and over that, "Uncle John Michael had to go away and now he's on the airplanes." LOL! Too cute!
I'm packing this week for my weekend/our vacation down to San Diego! I'm flying down with Matthew on Thursday for a Cathe Fitness Weekend and Jason and the two older kids will join us on Sunday afternoon. We'll hang out on the beaches for a few days and come home Tuesday or Wednesday. My adopted mom, Aunt Susan (Rohr) and Tessa are joining us! What a blast we will have!
Morning sickness made it's appearance several weeks ago, so I'm guessing I'm probably around 10 weeks pregnant. Usually morning sickness starts around 8 weeks for me...now lets just pray it goes away before 28 weeks! :)
Had a fun time with the kids today. We went to a new park and they had so much fun. Now the two older ones are napping, Matthew is playing on the floor and I'm "supposed" to be doing laundry! Time to get off of here and get to work!
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A special thanks to Lane for taking these awesome pictures of our family!
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Matthews birth story
Yay for a totally natural childbirth!!! No pitocin or drugs of any kind. Exactly how I wanted it...and a very healthy boy! Thank you, God!
My body has been slowly dilating by come and go contractions for weeks now. On Sunday night I noticed some thin discharge happening with contractions. I called my doctor on Monday morning and went in to find out I was 8 cm dilated, fully effaced and leaking amniotic fluid.
My doctor then sent me to the hospital. At 3:00 I had my water broken and several minutes later contractions started. At 4:00 I knew things were happening faster and Jason wasn't here from work yet. He walked in at 4:10 and I was in transition. The contractions were on top of each other and I was 9 cm.
I started feeling the urge to push around 4:25 so they called my doctor who came right in already dressed! I started pushing and he was born at 4:32pm! He cried once and I knew he was ok.
Matthew Thomas Manak is a healthy big boy. Christopher and Monica were 6lbs 6 oz but Matthew was 8 lbs 14 oz! Almost 9 lbs! His apgar scores were both 9. I can already tell he will be a easy going baby and I'm so excited to be chosen to be a part of his life!
Where will these tiny Feet go? What wonderful things will his Hands accomplish? How will the world be a better place because of him? Stay tuned to find out!
Please continue to pray for our safe recovery. Jason leaves on Saturday to England on business for 2 weeks. I am already feeling so much better than I did with Christopher and Monica. I guess 100% natural is the best in terms of recovery!
We can't wait for you all to meet Matthew!!! I will post pictures when I get home. Love to all!
P.s. There are a few pictures on our facebook pages. :)
Matthew Thomas Manak
July 6, 2009
4:32 pm - 8 lbs 14 oz
20 inches long
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Apr 25, 2009
OK...so...this is officially the shortest my hair has ever been! It's been getting hot here though and being 7 months pregnant and sick for the last 6 months, I needed something changed! Thank you, Mommom, for the birthday money!