Thursday, June 26, 2008

nightime fun

So I had to share this slightly funny story, even if it's at my own expense. Sawyer had his circumcision surgery on Tuesday, which went well, but he was way more fussy than usual (considering he very rarely cries : ). If you don't do circumcision when the baby is born then you have to wait until 6 months and they have to do general anesthesia. Even though it's a simple surgery, it's still a little nerve racking to have your baby put under. Well, anyway, that is all in my mind, as we went to bed the night after the surgery, when the baby monitor went off at about 3 am. (We have the angel monitor, which monitors the baby's movements and goes off if there is no movement after 20 seconds.) It will go off sometimes, but it is usually very short and goes off after few seconds. Well, it went off and it didn't turn off like it usually does, which made me a little nervous. In my sleep deprived state, I got up and tried to turn the monitor in our room off, which of course didn't do anything to stop the beeping. Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom or get a drink and you turned the light on, and then turned it off and you couldn't see anything? Well, I had the lights from the monitor going off in my face which kind of had the same affect. I started walking very quickly towards the doorway to go check on Sawyer, but I was unaware of the fact that the door was slightly ajar. I ran smack dab into the corner of the door with my forehead. It knocked me back a little and, surprisingly, hurt quite a bit. Finally, at this point, I called Ian's name, who was oblivious to what was going on. He got up out of bed, upset to be disturbed from his peaceful sleep, and roughly told me to "go get back in bed". With a huff, I managed to get back into bed, but I could feel a lump starting to form on my forehead right above my eye, so when he got back I asked him to get me some ice. He was none to happy about that either. : ) After all of that, we went back to sleep and I explained it all to him in the morning. He was very sorry he had been so oblivious to my need for help, but if any of you know Ian, you know that this is not uncommon. He's not exactly known for his coherency in the middle of the night. : ) So I hope that gives you a little laugh for the day.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The "Super Saw"

So, like all children, Sawyer has a few quirks. : ) One of them, which he doesn't really do anymore, was face planting. When Sawyer first started rolling over he would sit up on his arms and look around, but when he saw someone looking at him he would get so excited that he would just slam his face into the floor! People used to get a huge kick out of watching him because he never cried, but would just pick his head up and do it again. Well, I didn't catch that on camera, unfortunately, but I did catch wht that has morphed into, which we term the "Super Saw". Check out the video below to see what he does when people talk to him and he gets excited.
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How we became three

For those of you that don't know much about us, Ian and I were high school sweethearts. We didn't go to the same high school or even the same college, but we met through a mutual friend and spent quite a few hours on the phone every week. After much planning and scheming we were finally able to get married in June of 2004. We lived in Winnsboro, SC for the first year of our marriage so that I could finish my degree at Winthrop University. While I finished school, Ian worked in Columbia for the Republican Party. After graduation, we moved to Lexington and we both changed jobs; Ian went to work for Senator DeMint and I began teaching 3rd grade resource in Gilbert. After a year of teaching, we were ready to start a family and I was offered a job at our church that would allow me to work from home when we had kids. After much prayer, we decided to make the switch and I took a job as the Children's Director for our church. After a little over a year of trying to get pregnant with no success, we started the long road of visiting doctors, running tests, and taking medication. We have never been given a reason for our infertility, but it is no longer something we morn over. We both have a complete peace with every one of our children being "heart babies", as we like to call them. The Lord led us down this road and used it to shape us and mold us in ways we couldn't begin to imagine, and in the end he gave us the most precious gift of all, Sawyer. We felt the Lord leading us to adopt and in August of 2007 we began the process. By the beginning of December everything was complete and we were preparing to wait; however, the Lord had other plans. On January 15th, we got our baby phone call saying that there was a 2 1/2 week old baby ready for us if we wanted him, but we had to pick him up the next day. On January 16th we brought William Sawyer Headley home! He has been a delight from the first day and we thank the Lord daily for bringing him into our lives.