Showing posts from August, 2010

Josiah Thomas Frye

After contracting for days, I went to bed on Monday night, August 2, and felt some pretty strong contractions. Titus woke up at about 11 with a high fever he had been battling for days. I got up with him, and when I went back back to bed, I quickly realized there was no sleeping through these contractions. I went out to the kitchen, got a snack and some water to drink, and paced around the house praying to God that this wasn't the real thing! (I wasn't ready to have a newborn baby, and I really wasn't in the mood to be in pain all night :) ) Much to my dismay, however, God had other plans, so I started timing contractions around 1 in the morning. I turned on my birth relaxation playlist and bounced and rocked on the yoga ball while listening to Enya and the like. I woke Derek up not much longer after that and told him he had better call our friend, Paula, who was coming to stay with the boys. We left for the birth center around 3 I think. (Derek should probably be writing …

Happy Birthday, Justus!!!

Oh we have kids with birthdays 2 days apart. Justus' party was planned for the Saturday after his actual birthday...which ended up being 4 days after Josiah was born! ha!! Well, you know what they say?! The party must go on...

There was face painting,

balloon sword fighting,

game riding and playing,

praying over the birthday boy,

mother-of-all-cakes eating,
(Guess who let the birthday boy pick out this
gargantuan cake? Mom or Dad??)
(Eli...always ready to eat :) )

a soundly sleeping baby,
(Call me a horrible mother for having him there,
but it was either bring the baby or miss my first
baby's FIFTH birthday!! I mean, come on!)

fun with friends and family,

VERY far behind...but a cool post coming soon :)

Our computer crashed at a wonderful time...our fourth son was born, our first son had his fifth birthday, and I was in bed with nothing to do. I mean, seriously! I could have been doing all kinds of stuff on the blog and facebook!!! I have a ton of pictures to post...Enjoy these few pictures from the past couple weeks while you wait. Hopefully tomorrow I will get birth pictures up (we had a birth photographer at Josiah's birth, so I will be working on a slide show of those pics), PLUS I have pics from Justus' very fun birthday party, and a lot more pics of the first 3 weeks of Josiah's life!! Hope you like looking at him...we sure do! :)


1. I had ONE baby yesterday!!!!!!!!! Josiah Thomas Frye was born at 7:08 am. 7 lbs 3.5 oz, 20 inches long. I feel like I was in labor for the past week or so, but I started timing contractions a little after 1 in the morning, and he was born 6 hours later!!! I cannot believe women give birth to twins/triplets drug-free. I always forget about delivering the placenta and then the contractions post-birth, and it's always so disheartening!! I can't imagine pushing one head out and then knowing there's more coming! We are so happy for a healthy baby boy!!

2. The number of roller skates Justus bought at the store with his money yesterday. Thanks Uncle Brian and Aunt Lauren, and Grammy and PopPop!!!!! :) Isn't he so cute?!!

3. Derek did not even get a whole 3 days off from work. He had to go in this morning to cover for his "sub," because the doc had meetings. He will be here this afternoon and tomorrow, but then he has to go back Friday! I think they expected him to …