Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Welcome to the family Abram!

We are exctied to announce that little baby Abram Jack VerWys entered the world on Saturday September 22 at 5:32 pm. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 22 inches long.

I got to do the catching, as you can see in this picture. What a miracle!

We're looking forward to introducing him to you all soon.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Over The Rhine

beautiful! last night we treked through the rain of LA (which for all you who live out of ca it is an adventure) to the over rhine concert. i can't remember the last time i went to a concert and we hestitated because i am very pregnant, but i like this band and i probably won't go to a concert for another 2 years +. it was a great show and the venue was intimate so i felt like they were singing to us. it's always inspiring to be in the presence of musicians who compose thoughtful and intriguing lyrics and then play beautiful music with it. so anyway check out their website to hear their latest record:

Friday, September 21, 2007

my first baby is a little boy

malachi is becoming quite the little boy and i think this picture captures it all. notice he has an airplane shirt on - he loves airplanes and yesterday as we drove on the freeway to pick up my brother from the airport all i heard was; "mama, mama, mama" as he pointed out the planes to me flying next to the freeway. he thinks as i drive i am able to turn around and look at him to see what he is looking at...

also a fun quote our neighbor shared with me:
Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

still pregnant

my due date is still days away (sept. 26th) and since i was 2 weeks late with malachi i don't anticipate making that date. i am continually stopped when i am out and about by curious on-lookers to confirm my prego belly is not a ball stuffed under my shirt or a guess at the sex of the baby. ryan and i were thinking we'd design a t-shirt that says "yes i am having a baby." ryan enjoys noticing the looks i get from people, i think i have become used to ignoring it.

we are excited to meet our little guy very soon and the reality that we will soon have 2 little boys is becoming more real. we met last night with our doula, who also was with us for malachi's birth, and we were again reminded how amazing the experience of pregnancy and birth and new life is. we are very thankful for the gift we have been given in the pregnancy and how much we have to look forward to in the birth of our son. God's presence is so alive in every detail of the baby's growth, birth and life. It struck me last night again how God has designed my body to nurture this life and then get it out into the world, incredible.

we will keep you all posted on our lives in the next couple weeks and let you know when the BIRTH DAY arrives. please pray for continued health and some comfortableness as my belly swells, a wonderful delivery and healthy baby.

thanking our firefighters

look at this

our neighbor hosts a barbecue every sept. 11th and then invites our local firefighters to come over and thank them for all the do. malachi was very excited to see the fire truck and check it all out. he loves making the sound of the sirens. later in the week as he lay on his changing table getting a new diaper he started making the siren noise. when i put him down he went to pick out his fire truck pjs. he loves fire trucks! he is in a truck and car phase right now and loves zooming his cars all over the place. he still asks daily to see the pictures from the demolition derby we went to in july. i think i'm destined to go to car shows and demolition derbies for the rest of my life!

Monday, September 3, 2007

malachi playing in the pillows

malachi showing me he is one

As I was folding laundry Malachi decided to play on the bed in the pillows. He then waited for me to get the camera and take his picture, maybe he has become used to us sticking a camera in his face all the time. We are trying to keep up with how quickly he is growing and changing and becoming a fun little boy.