Thursday, January 28, 2010

Welcome Asa!

Gramma has been holding down the fort for me!

Ella kisses - she's doing really well with him!

We just love our new addition!

Welcome home Asa!

Going home!

Getting ready to go home!

His first gassy smile caught on camera!

All swaddled and warm

Snuggles with Papa

With Big Sis Ella

He fits on Dusty's arm!

My little man - did I mention how tiny he is?

One day old!

We welcomed Asa Leslie Rollins on Jan 25th at 1:00 PM! He weighed only 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long! Definitely the runt of our litter! He is so sweet and tiny and cute and we just LOVE him! Anson and Ella are doing great and just want to hold and kiss him. I just got home today at noon time and am recovering very well. I am trying to rest but couldn't resist posting some pictures. I will do a full blog all about Asa's arrival soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pregnancy No. 3

I just realized that I haven't written much about this third pregnancy. Bottom line... it's been great! No problems to speak of and now just the normal aches and pains. With just a little over a week to go, I am just now getting to the uncomfortable part. Walking any length (especially now that Asa has decided to turn head-down) is uncomfortable, turning over in bed is an ordeal, and I am amazed every time that I am able to stand up again after stooping to pick up toys off the floor! I have, however, used this time to train Anson and Ella to help more! They are getting pretty good about cleaning up toys, taking their dishes to the sink, taking out the garbage, getting themselves into the van/ car seats, and playing in their room together when I need a little sanity :o). I must seem pretty tired to Anson because he keeps coming up with different things for he and Daddy and Ella to do so I can "stay home and rest". Pretty perceptive little guy!
I never get tired of feeling Asa move around in my tummy. It is still amazing to me how God can use me to grow a little tiny human being! My doctor doesn't think that Asa wil be as big as the other two (Anson 10'3" and Ella 9'8") but I have a feeling he will be right up there with his siblings. I have a tendency to deceptively "pack them in". A lot of people are asking me if I am nervous about the C-section surgery but really I am not. After doing it twice, I know just what to expect and just pray that things go as expected.

Over all, I just can't wait to meet Asa! Dusty and Anson and Ella are excited too, of course. I know this sounds weird, but I am actually looking forward to my hospital stay! I get waited on, I don't have to cook or clean, I can push a button for "room service" any time of the day, and I get to spend tons of time getting to know my new little son! I will miss Anson and Ella though. They are not allowed into the hospital because of this whole flu epidemic but will be well taken care of at home by Gramma and Papa. And Auntie Amy will be coming for reinforcements!!

So the day is Monday Jan 25th and the time of surgery is 12:45 PM. Please keep us in your prayers and we will post pics very soon! I will probably take just a few pictures of our new little bundle!! :o)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snow! And Asa's Upcoming Arrival

Yes, it was pretty for a day but we have had enough cold weather! The kids played in the snow for about 10 minutes and never asked to play again... it was that cold! But we had a fun time making snow angels! Anson was dying to make a snow angel and had been talking about it for weeks. In fact, he made a sand angel on the beach in Florida a couple weeks ago because we hadn't had any snow! I think I would like to go back to the beach now! :o)

And in other news, we are on the final countdown for Asa's arrival! My surgery is scheduled for Jan 25th at 12:30 PM! My Mom and Dad are coming up on the 23rd to help us get ready and to stay with Anson and Ella while I am in the hospital. I am so grateful for their help!!! And then Dusty's parents will be coming the next weekend to take over helping! Thank you everyone for your help in advance!! We can't wait to meet our new son! I think he is going to be another big one although everyone seems to think I don't look as big as I was with the other two. I think Asa's position has something to do with that... he is technically "breech" right now. They are going to check his position tomorrow because at this point he probably does not have enough room to turn "head down" . Not that it matters because I'm scheduled for a C Section anyway. :o) I will keep you posted on his arrival and post some pics as soon as I get them!