Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Toddler Excitement and Transformers

This is Caden doing his Transformer impersonation and Jack Gabriel in his excitement mode. He has expressed excitement with his signature windup and "O" mouth since he was an infant. You can't teach cute - they are born with it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

3 months

Wow, Zambia is 3 months old now. Even though she's growing fast, she still seems so little. The boys are still just smitten with her. We're looking forward to her first Christmas. I know Caden and Jack Gabriel will be so excited to "help" her open her presents. It is pretty crazy with 3 kids under 6 , but overall, I really can't complain. We are just enjoying our family of five. (We attempted family pictures after Zambia was born, not so successful, but will do for now)

Here are the Tucker tots. Jack Gabriel looks so serious, Caden looks himself, and Zambia looks concerned (what will they do to me next)!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Zambia Joahn Tucker!!!

Please welcome Zambia into our family! For those who don't know Zambia is a country in Africa where Jacqueline was born when her parents were missionaries there.

Zambia was born September 10th at 12:23 AM. She was 5Lbs. 11oz. and 16 1/2 inches long. She is the second most beautiful girl in the world! (Jacqueline takes the top spot) Zambia's blood sugar level was a little low but is currently on the upswing. We are still at the hospital for right now, just waiting for the OK to head home.

We do not have internet at the hospital so you can call or text us for any updates and such.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Dreams and Contractions

Ok, so I woke up at 3:08 this morning after having the strangest dream! I dreamed I went to the hospital in labor, and immediately they put me to sleep. When I woke up (in my dream), I had a new baby girl. First of all, I was really mad because I missed the entire birth of my baby. Then, as if this is something normal people do, everyone began screaming at the baby because we were so excited she finally arrived. After that, my mom and I were looking at the baby, and we discovered that the baby looked just like my mom. Literally, she looked just like my mom; not resembled my mom, but actually looked just the way my mom looks now. The baby also had huge dumbo ears (ever since I can remember, my mom has insisted that she has big ears). I figured, "Well, this is the baby God has given me; might as well accept her the way she is."
Back to reality... so I'm up at 3:08, and, of course, I start having contractions. Not tiny little Braxton Hicks contractions, but "ooooh my back hurts so bad," contractions. They started at about 9 minutes apart and got as close as 3 minutes apart. I thought we were a go. We even started getting things ready to go to the hospital. Then, just before we picked up the phone to call someone to watch the boys, my contractions started slowing down rapidly. By 5:00 a.m., my contractions were about 30 mins. apart.
So here I am. It's 1:03 p.m., and I no longer have Braxton Hicks contractions. The only ones I've been having now are the, "ooooh my back hurts so bad," contractions. They are anywhere form 5 to 20 mins. apart. We'll see what happens. Hopefully baby will come soon because taking care of a 2 year old and a 5 year old while at the same time having painful contractions is not so much fun! I'm sure I'll make it. But if anyone feels moved to pray for a swift healthy delivery, I certainly do welome them.

God Bless,

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Caden's Big Day

Oh, my baby has started kindergarten. He absolutely loves it! When I saw how well he liked it, I didn't have any trouble leaving him on Tuesday. Jack Gabriel is not so sure about Bubba leaving every morning with Daddy, but as long as he gets to where a belt like Bubba, he's ok. The night before Caden started school, Jack Gabriel had is first run in with a teeter totter. Turns out Bubba caused JG to go flying. So JG got pretty beat up... poor guy, I thought he may have broken his nose, but's it's just scraped up. We're still eagerly awaiting the arrival of our newest little one. Can't wait to find out what we're having, well I guess I can, but I sure am eager.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Big Belly

I sure am getting big. Baby is growing so quickly and moving so much! Well, thought I'd give everyone a glimpse of me with my big o belly... don't know how much longer I'll have it! I can't wait to meet him/her, and I'm sure Shane is ready for the secret to be out.

Friday, August 15, 2008

After spending a week on bed rest, my doctor informed that wasn't necessary... if baby is coming, he/she is coming; can't do anything to stop it. Doc said if baby can wait until Aug. 26th, everything should be peachy. I am no longer keeping my 3 kids. Now it's just my boys and me. Having fun swimming, and just hanging out. Caden starts school on Sept. 2nd. Can't believe my baby will be in kindergarten. He's so excited though. Not sure how Jack Gabriel will react to being the only kid in the house for a while (unless baby comes soon). Picture is of Caden and Jack Gabriel celebrating both of their birthdays at Grans Gran's house. They're getting so big!