Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We are all doing fine just tired, I am thankful Rachel only lives about 10 minutes from me so its easy to run back and forth. I forgot how tiring a newborn is and the new parents are really tired he's had his days and nights mixed up which always seems to happen with newborns. I spent the first three nights with them and took off work this week to take Jace to school and cook and clean at Rachel's, we took Gage to his first doctor visit today and he's gained 3 ounces and looks great. Jace is doing very well with him and is very protective, he wakes up around 11:00 PM and wants to stay awake until 4:00 AM so praying this won't last much longer....Barb

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gage Carter is here!

Gage Carter was born September 20th, at 9:55 AM weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. Rachel did great with her c-section and mommy,daddy big brother Jace and Gage are all doing great. They came home from the hospital yesterday and I am staying with them the next few days and I am off next week so I can take Jace to school and help Rachel during the day while Jonathan works, we are all over the moon with the new addition to our family....Barb

Friday, September 17, 2010

My weekend

I may not be posting much the next few weeks, Rachel was put on bed rest yesterday until monday when Gage will be born, so I am doing the errands she had planned this weekend and one of my dear friends son passed away from his battle with cancer and visitation was tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. He was only 28 years old and I remember being at the hospital when he was born, so I have been very emotional today with all this going on. I will try and post after Gage's birth and let you see how cute I know he's going to be, just say a prayer for mom and baby for a easy healthy birth....Barb

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor day, in the United States it is a federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September and an extra day off work for many people. It always marks the end of summer for us even if the temp's outside are still hot, we celebrated this weekend with barbecue and family which included Rachel's baby shower, my husbands 50th birthday and seeing some family and friends that we had not seen for awhile. My husband doesn't like for me to blog about him but I will say happy birthday again and I love you....Barb

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gage's baby shower

Rachel, Lauren and I

One of Rachel's friends hosted a baby shower at my house today, and baby to be Gage has some of the cutest stuff ever. She did a wonderful job and we had a great time with family and friends getting ready to have this new little boy born into our family. I am getting so excited counting down the days and can't wait to be in the delivery room with Rachel and Jonathan to see Gage as soon as he is born and see my daughter become a mother for the 2nd time....Barb

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Life has been crazy busy around here, I'm trying to squeeze in lot's of things before September 20th (that's when Rachel's c-section is scheduled) because I know I will be very busy helping her, this pic was a from a quick trip in Chicago. Today at lunch a man at a table behind us slumped over and was unconscious, at first I thought he was just feeling ill and then my friend said no, we then jumped up and got him on the floor and found out he had a pulse, I'll spare all the details but when the paramedics arrived he became semi-conscious and we think he had a heart attack, hopefully he's doing ok because everything happened so fast we have no clue to his name.