Sunday, August 31, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Could it be?

Hello everyone! I'm finally back home with Sawyer and it feels really good. Thank you all for your love and support during this drawn out process. Many of you have left phone messages and emails, please know that I will try to get back to you as I am able. As I'm sure you can guess, it's a big adjustment time right now, so we'll do our best. I just had to post these two pictures. Who do you think the black and white one is? ME! Maybe it's all in my head, but I think my little son may actually favor his mother! After hearing constant comments about how the girls look so much like their daddy and his family, it's really special to have a child who's sporting my features. You should see his feet, hands, and legs! They are also all ME! I'll be sure to keep the pictures coming, but for now know that we are in love, all four of us, with little Sawyer Micheal.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Introducing Sawyer

Our son Sawyer was born August 26 @ 8:55am. He weighed in at 8lb 5oz, and measured 20in. Mom and baby are doing well. Here are some pictures of the babe, himself.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back home:(

I tell you what, this roller coaster ride is getting old and I want off! After spending the night at the hospital last night and progressing to 4 cm and 70% effaced, they sent me home this morning after no change during the night. I'm still having painful contractions about every 5-7 minutes. I'm really trying to rest in the fact that God has a perfect moment for this little boy to be born and trying to abide in Him as my source of peace and patience. I'd appreciate your continued prayers as we anticipate our special moment...whenever it may be.
Love, Sarah

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Heading to the hospital

We're heading to the hospital. I've been timing contractions since 1:30pm, it's now 6:30pm. They've been coming every 2-5 minutes and very uncomfortable. I'm still skeptical, but we'll see.
Love, Sarah

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Patience is a fruit of the spirit. And as all the other fruits, I know we can only bear them when we are abiding in the vine. (I know, I know). We can't produce patience or any other fruit on our own efforts. So when I say, "I'm trying to be patient", I think that's where the problem is, I AM TRYING! After two trips to the hospital over the weekend with contractions that were timeable and strong and after having them stopped with medication both times, I'm going a bit crazy with anticipation! I'm not even 37 weeks and yet, I keep expecting this baby to come any day now. I'm dwelling, let me be honest. With every contraction my mind starts wondering if this might be it. I simply cannot keep doing this for the next three plus weeks! I know that the only way I'm going to make it through this time is by abiding in the vine, He never disappoints, but why it's taking my so long to go there I'm not quite sure. Could it be that I want to obsess? Could it be that deep in my simple brain with altered logic I think that the more I dwell, the closer I will be to meeting my son? Oh Sarah! Get a grip! Sawyer will come into this world at his divinely appointed time and for me to think I can do anything to make it any different, or for me to want it to be any different is just silly! I just had to confess this struggle here. Thanks for letting me do a little journaling. I'm trying to focus on other things, the business of living daily life, etc..., but what I've left out is abiding in the vine and I know that's where all the trouble lies. "Jesus, here I come, I want to abide in you! Not just now, when I am feeling such need, but always as I always have profound need of you, whether I see it or not. I know I can do all things through you, because you give me strength. I know that only you can give me the peace and patience and joy I need to be whole and content, regardless of my circumstances. Fill me with your presence Father, be my everything as only you can be! Amen"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tyler and Kim's Wedding

It was such a beautiful, special day watching my brother get married! The location was nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains at a quaint resort called Beaver Meadows. The weather was perfect all day, with a brief shower right before the ceremony, but then beautiful sunny skies just in time for the outdoor wedding. Tyler cried during his vows, which had this pregnant big sister a blubbering mess! We got to spend the whole day of the wedding, just enjoying the resort and beautiful views. Over all, they couldn't have asked for a more perfect day or a more perfect place to unite their lives into one, and it was a pleasure to be a part of it. They are now relaxing and adventuring on their honeymoon in Costa Rica. Welcome to the family Kim! I'm so happy to officially call you sister now! These pictures are a hodge podge of what we got from the day. I'll try to share some of their professional pictures when they get them.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

36 week belly!

I can hardly believe we've entered the last month (or less) of my pregnancy, but then I look down at my huge belly and it's not so hard to believe. After our little excitement at the hospital the other night, I keep thinking it will be any day now. Such a mix of excitement and nervousness as we enter this new phase of life as a family of five. I am absolutely giddy at the thought of meeting my son, but I also know it's going to be a lot of work and we'll have long days at home as I try to balance my role as homemaker and mother of three. The Lord will be my strength though I know, I would be a fool not to rely on Him daily, moment to moment. So here you have it folks, what will possibly be my last monthly belly picture. Thanks for sharing in the journey! I'm thinking my next post will be full of beautiful Sawyer pictures! I've been having more signs of labor this afternoon, I've been timing contractions again since about 4:00pm, so we'll see. Hopefully we'll have another week or so, but there's no telling at this point. I'll keep you posted.

Love, Sarah

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A night at the hospital

We had a late night at the hospital last night. I started timing contractions at 5:30pm and they were still coming strong by 9:00pm. I'm only 35 weeks and 5 days, full term is considered 37 weeks, so my doctor wanted to stop these contractions if possible. They gave me two doses of a medication that's supposed to slow or stop contractions. The first dose slowed them down for about 10 minutes, but then they were back to every three minutes and strong. The second dose worked a little better, and thankfully I didn't dilate or efface any more from when I had arrived. As it stands now, I'm two centimeters dilated and 50% effaced. I had a few clusters of contractions that woke me up through the night, but for the most part, they have tapered off, as long as I stay laying or sitting down that is. I'm on modified best rest now, so Travis is having to step into my roll for a bit, but he's in great spirits about it and we're both really wanting what's best for little Sawyer. He'll be able to work half days next week and do a little work from home, so as long as I can make myself neglect all that housework that never stops piling up with young children, we should be just fine. As long as I can make it to next Monday, that will put me at 37 weeks. Please be praying that I can make it at least another week and that whenever Sawyer decides to come, he'll be nice and ready physically, healthy and strong. I'll try to post the great pictures I got from Tyler's wedding as soon as I get a chance. As a little side note, I got my new camera! (Thanks honey!) The Nikon D60 takes some amazing pictures and I can't wait to share them with you! Thank you all for your love and support! It was such a treat to get to see many of you at my brother's wedding.
Love, Sarah

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Chloe!

On the eve of your second birthday, little one, I am counting the many blessings of our last two years with you.

We didn't have the easiest road getting pregnant with you, it took a little longer than we had planned, but I am convinced that God had a much better plan, because you were made exactly when you were supposed to be, not a moment too soon or too late.

You bring such light and laughter to our family! You not only keep us in stitches daily, but we are never lacking for hugs and kisses either. Yes, my dear, you are entering a stage of strong will and a need for more guidance, but we are up for the challenge because you are worth it!

Our love for you will never fade, it will only grow with time. You are our Chloe Moseroo, our little blue eyed blondie with an infectious smile and contagious laugh.

You are a gift from God and we are so thankful that somehow, He saw fit to make us your parents. We love you sweet baby and pray for a life time of sweet moments and memories with you.

And ultimately we pray that you will accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior some day so that you will know the joy of being made whole and the peace and security of eternity with Him.

Your baby brother will be joining our family soon, but we hope you know you will always be our baby girl. You will never be replaced or set aside, you are a special, vital, and unique part of our family. A million kisses baby Coco! What would we ever do without you!?
Always, Mama, Daddy, and Emma

Monday, August 04, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Chloe!

Although her real birthday isn't until August 13th, we celebrated Chloe's second birthday yesterday. I'll do my official birthday post for her then, but I thought you'd enjoy seeing some pictures from her party. It was a great day to be sure, but I'm happy to report that this expectant mama is DONE hosting events until Sawyer's arrival! Don't get me wrong, the business is only beginning, but at least now we just go to things instead of hosting. My baby brother gets married next Thursday! So I probably won't be posting again until Chloe's birthday post, but I'll be sure to get pictures from the wedding up soon after the blessed event. Then it will be countdown to Sawyer's birth! I must say I'm getting very excited to meet my son and hold him in my arms! Until next Wednesday, I'm signing off. Hope each of you is doing well and as always, we'd LOVE to hear from YOU too!
Love, Sarah

Friday, August 01, 2008

In Seventh Heaven!

The other day we had the privilege of caring for our next door neighbor's six month old Callie for a couple hours. It just so happened to be during Chloe's nap time, so Emma had this gem of time all to herself with a baby! To say she was on cloud nine the whole time is an understatement! First, she got to feed Callie a bottle all by herself, she couldn't wipe the grin off her face. Then we surrounded her with pillows for some floor play, such fun! Emma couldn't stop talking about how she's going to have her very own baby brother very soon for the rest of the day. Poor Chloe, I think she's going to have the hardest time with the adjustment. When she woke up from her nap, at first she was thrilled to see Callie and play with her. But the novelty wore off pretty quickly and then it was, "holdju ME! mommy!" (Sigh) We'll get through this, the Lord is my strength!