Due Date

So, today is Fox’s due date. It strange to realize that I have a baby that is 12 days old and that the picture of me in the grey shirt is my last picture of this pregnancy. Even though I complain, in jest, that this baby should have waited another week or two, I am so glad that he’s here and he’s healthy. Besides, look what we’ve been enjoying these past 12 days.






Big Brother

Jude is absolutely smitten with his little brother. It was magical to watch him meet the Fox for the first time. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought perhaps trepidation, curiosity, or even avoidance. But, Jude just looked at him and wanted to hold him. It’s definitely been an adjustment adding a new family member, but I am so excited that Jude has a little brother to love and protect.

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Meet My Little Fox


Fox Lucas was born on July 4th. Talk about fireworks we weren’t expecting. He came into the world quickly and ready to steal our hearts.He was the first 4th of July baby born at the hospital that day.

6 lbs and 18.75 inches of pure baby love. He’s smaller than his big brother was, and came earlier than his big brother did. We are home now and everyone is doing well. Here are the pictures of his first three days of life and all the family and friends who came to visit and love on him.

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38 Weeks

My goodness, the baby is almost “fully cooked.” Which also means that my feet are starting to swell. No more closed-toe shoes for me. My little toe-sausages don’t fit. My feet are in a sad state…they desperately need a pedi. My toenail polish looks abysmal, which is why I wore flats to work today, but they were just a little too snug.

The doctor said that I am 4 cm dilated and 70% effaced. She said the baby is in a favorable position for delivery. So, now we just wait.


36 & 37

Well, this is the home stretch now. My current state is that I am dilated to 3 cm, 50% effaced and the baby is at -3 (which means, still high up) and I have been this way since last week. My doctor says she anticipates that I will stay that way until the big show and she anticipates that this baby will just “fly right out” (isn’t that a mental image, for you?).

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Baby Hunter’s Shower

This past weekend, Joe’s Aunt Margarita and I hosted a baby shower for her sister, Belinda, who is expecting her first baby 6 days before Baby Mitchell. (Exciting right? Two new babies in the family this July). We went with an elephant themed shower for her baby boy, Hunter.

It was a lot of fun getting to put it all together, and everything turned out nicely. Although, I do have to say, helping to plan a party when you in the 3rd trimester is very tiring. I came home and slept for 2 hours. But, I really enjoyed the day and Belinda certainly deserved to be showered with love (and gifts).

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The proud new parents, Thomas and Belinda



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