Wednesday, December 22, 2010

He's Here - minor edit

Quick post:
Henry Leo Murphy, III (Bing) was born last night 12/21/10 at 11:10pm!  8lbs 11oz and 21inches - I guess big babies run in the family :)  Nikki labored all day and pushed an hour and he started coming out ear first, so she then delivered via c-section.  Everyone is doing great! 

As soon as I get some pictures I will post them I promise! :)  God Bless my new nephew!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Today's the day!

Well today's the day - not for me that is, but for my brother and sister-in-law!!  Little Henry Leo Murphy, III is on his way!!!  God Bless them!! :)

 As for me, things are looking great!!  We had another ultrasound yesterday and the twins are growing, as of this moment they are still on the growth path of a singleton baby which is really good!  Twins usually start going under the singleton growth curve around 24 or 26 week - I'm a little over 28wks and still keeping up!! :)

Jude on the other hand, the little stinker, decided he wanted to turn over, so he is now head up!! Cecilia is not only down, she is very down and ready to go. So everyone say a prayer that little Jude gets the memo that he needs to turn back around!! (from the feel of things he must have gotten tired of Cecilia punching his face, we'll see if he can hold his own!)

Well, little insight and thoughts for all of you - I am officially out of the fun picture taking stage for the moment!  I miss taking tons and tons of pictures finding a few great ones and sharing them with you, but I just can not move like I need to - so you will be getting the standard standing looking down at my children shoots for a few more weeks :) 

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's begining to feel a lot like Christmas!

So around here, things are feeling a bit chilly; do I love it........ not so sure yet, but it certainly is helping to get us ready for the Christmas season that is just around the corner!
We've got the Advent wreath out, the Christmas tree is up, St. Nicholas movies playing in place of Toy Story..... for the time being :)
But this year, in this great season of anticipation for Christ our family is anticipation some other things as well.
Not only are we expecting two amazing gifts from God very soon (the more I think about it, the more I realize how soon!) But my older brother and his wife are expecting their first baby ANY DAY!!!!
In such an amazing way this year, waiting and anticipating the birth of a new nephew has opened my heart to the great anticipation that we are to have for our Lord.  The joy of a new life, the prayers for their safety, the preparations.  What a great gift!   Please pray for little Henry Leo Murphy, III (aka Bing) who should arrive anytime this Advent!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Icing, Icing, and maybe some cookies

What a way to start off Advent, getting together with your good buddies and making cookies! I'll have to admit when Lauren suggested we make cookies, I was a little nervous - I didn't even pack up my good camera b/c I just knew I would be all over the place
Isn't it an amazing relief when your children surprise you!! They had a ball, everyone rolled the dough, cut out cookies (ate some dough when mommies weren't looking)
Pure joy for all!!
The final outcome was great, yummy cookies that everyone decorated, ate the icing, and left the cookies for me :) Thanks!!