Saturday, November 11, 2006

some more pics of me

Well we are doing good. Eli is staying healthy and strong, Here are some good pics of Eli and his mom last night. He is just so amazingly cute. I can't get over it. He's so nice and alert right now, and getting rid of his jaundis. He's making so many funny facial expressions. He's constantly making us laugh.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'm finally here...

So on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:34pm, our new little boy came into the world. Elijah Chaz Barrow weighed in at 8lbs 13 ounces and 21 inches. He was a big guy. Lori had to have some stitches, due to Eli being huge and Lori not so huge. He's being doing really good. We brought him home Thursday afternoon. He has a little bit of jaundis (i think that's how you spelll it). So we are trying to get him to eat lots. Eli wasn't latching on quite right so lori got a little tender so we are taking a day off and having formula today. He had a reaction to the stuff they put in their eyes, so he had great big swollen eyes. They are now back to normal pretty much.
Last Night was great. We went to bed around 12 and he slept until his feedings, was up for about ten minutes and then back to sleep. We were able to sleep last night it was great.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

God is good...

So when we got married about 5 and a half years ago, Lori's grandparents gave us a 1989 Dodge Colt. She was faithful but we sold her to someone else in September. It was sad to see her go but her time. We sold the Colt because I was lucky enough to get onto the wheel of fortune and won myself 4 grand. It was great. So we moved into the 90's and bought a 1995 Honda Accord Wagon. I wish i had a picture of it...maybe i'll post another one another day. So we've been driving that sweet Honda for about 2 or 3 months, and minus a few flaws like needing to replace the front cv boots and half axels, it's been a faithful car. God has definitely been good to us this year. We've been to Portland, Louisianna, Las Vegas, and Nicaragua, and now we are expecting our boy any minute now.
So last friday we were at our Missions night at our church, and our pastor was like "i hear congrats are in order". We had no clue what he was talking about. He said "congrats on your new car", Lori told him we got our car in June but thanks. He then told us that someone gave a car to us this week through the church. We had no clue. Someone gave us a 1991 Nissan Pathfiinder.
This isn't the actual car, but it looks almost identical, same color, same doors. I have one of those wheels across the back hinge though. We couldn't believe it. We are so stoked. We were wondering what we were going to do in January when the DTS starts. I'm going to need to be there most days and lori only part of the days. We were trying to figure out how it was going to work out with the baby and all. I know lot's of families make it with one car, but we were definitely thinking it would be alot easier with another car. We even thought about getting a motorcycle or vespa, but i've not had very good luck sitting on vespa's.
It's been amazing to see the way that God has provided for us this last year. We are definitely very thankful and feel really blessed.
Here are a couple of pictures of Lori from the last week. The one on the left is from a week ago today, and the one on the right is on thursday which was Lori's due date. Still waiting for some significant amount of contractions to get this baby out here.