Thursday, July 29, 2010

I love this little face!

And she loves lemonade!

Dead Teeth

I hope these 2 front teeth fall out soon. They're not even loose, but months ago when she tripped on the stairs she hit them pretty hard, and they've been turning gray ever since. So attractive.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Anonymous Poet

I don't know who wrote this, but I found it on my desk today:

This is my dream.
I like sour cream.
What do you like?
Can you ride a bike?
Look at this stuff. Isn't it neat?
How would you like to smell my feet?
How do you do?
Do you live in a shoe?

So entertaining.

Friday, July 23, 2010


On Friday, July 16 we buried our 9th child. It wasn't easy, but it was perfect. Jay and Bob went and dug the grave earlier in the afternoon. Then we all got ready and went to the funeral home to get Jeremiah's body. The kids were very curious, so we took them in and let them see him, then we wrapped him in a blanket and sealed the vault. We drove over to the cemetery, and after back-filling the hole we talked about the resurrection and the milennium, and said a prayer. Besides it being the middle of July and completely hot and humid, I wish we could have stayed in that moment longer. It was peaceful. Our nice neighbor across the way came and helped us shovel the dirt, otherwise we might have been there a lot longer. And by the way, I know that shoveling dirt (and lots of rocks, I might add) is not considered "light housework", but it was something I needed to do. I felt very pioneer-ish, except I can go back and visit the place where my son is buried.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jeremiah Curtis

July 14, 2010
7 oz
7 1/2 inches
12:23 am

Labor and delivery were fast, for which I am grateful. Recovery is going well. Home and resting now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sad News

I went in to the OB this morning for a routine check-up. I'm about 18 1/2 weeks along- almost halfway. After the doctor couldn't find a heartbeat with his listening device, he asked me to go in to the next room for a quick ultrasound. I told him maybe he could tell me if it was a boy or girl then, and he said sure.

After looking for a few minutes, and scrunching up his face, he said "I don't have good news."

I said "No heartbeat?"

He said "No heartbeat."

I will likely schedule induction for tomorrow, but since the labor process tends to be lengthy for such a premature delivery, the baby may not come until Wednesday. The doctor measured the baby and it seems to have stopped growing right around 17 weeks. They will do genetic and chromosomal testing after the baby is born to see if a cause can be determined.

We are saddened, but know that the Lord has a plan, and we trust in that plan.

Tami & Jay & Kids