Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A few links you might enjoy

Okay, first of all...contrary to popular belief,

I AM ALIVE

Barely...

I'm gearing up to post the birth story in all it's glory (and gory) details soon but for now, here are a few links I thought you might enjoy that relate to what has caused me to be distant.

Candace was my super fabulous photographer during my birth and she has posted her favorite pics from the birth on her blog HERE. Just scroll past the baby pics and the cute family. I'll show more later AND my sister will be making a slide show of the birth as well (as soon as she checks her stinkin mail).

My Dad took some video footage while he and my Mom visited the week we came home and he put it all together to make a little video of everyone enjoying their first taste of my August love. You can watch it HERE.

And FINALLY, Candace took some amazing pictures of August just yesterday and she ALREADY has her first preview of his photo session available to look at on her blog. She did super fabulous work as always! You can see my bundle of yummy HERE.

I think that's all for now. Don't write me off just yet. I just need some time to get back on my feet. I'm able to even write this much because my perfect Lover came home early and let me take a 3 hour tour (nap) today to catch up on some sleep. August, as sweet and precious as he is, doesn't enjoy sleeping at night. He's nocturnal. Not good for a mommy who has a 16 month old that is NOT nocturnal and needs a mommy during the day.

Oh well, life will soon be normal again. But for now, be patient. I'm getting there!

ps...This is serisouly the 2nd time in the last two weeks I've sat down at my computer to do ANYTHING so please don't be sad that I haven't visited your blogs or commented lately. I'm not going to lie, I haven't even been checking them but I WILL get caught up soon and be back to my outgoing self. I love you all for understanding!

22 comments:

nat said...

Oh my gosh the pics are soooo cute...I've been waiting to see some more of this wonderful little man...he looks so much like jake in the one where he's in the chair...i can't wait to meet this little guy!!!!

Willis Party of 6 said...

OMgosh!!!! I just watched the video your dad did.....I needed tissues! It was so sweet. The song was perfect and the kids are so happy. I love that Miah was so sweet and was trying to give him a bottle right away. And Penny has a new best friend! I loved watching his cute little chucky face holding and kissing on Gus!

What precious moments!

And of course, the pics are amazing as always that Candace did!

See you later NEIGHBOR!!!!!

Bonnie said...

Ok, no joke, I was all teary from the very beginning. I was so sad at that part in the beginning when Izey reached for you and you had to pull away because you had Baby A. That made me so sad for him, but then when was holding the baby it was so sweet. He's a natural. I think my favorite part was when Jake was holding him. He is an awesome big brother! Lucky August, being born into such an amazing family!

raschel said...

Take care of yourself!! You're awesome! I have NO clue how you do it! I STILL have a huge lump in my throat from watching the video. I could burst out crying again at ANY minute. :) So sweet. Congrats to you!

Adam & Brandi said...

I too needed a box of tissues after watching that precious video. It was SO precious, you are very lucky to have to sweet first moments captured on video. So sweet. I loved it. Thank you for sharing.
P.S. you must really be working on Amber. I noticed she put omgosh! Way to go Jessica. Keep be the wonderful example that I know you are.

The Nugen's said...

Thanks for posting the links! I made Paddy watch the video that your dad put together. He kept saying "Want a baby." Let's hope in 3 1/2 months he will still be saying that!!

Take your time coming back. I can't imagine the adjustments you are going through right now so take all the time you need. We will be waiting when you are ready!

Amanda said...

I was worried about you and miss you but TOTALLY understand! August is ADORABLE!!!!

Amanda said...

I need to watch that video now that I see all the comments...after P's in bed....

Amanda said...

okay..that video was amazing! Every part with Penny and the baby totally made me tear up. Good luck girl. I'll pray for you:)

Deanna said...

GEORGE!!! The video was SO sweet! That is so cool and I'm so glad you have that to look back on. The pictures are wonderful too. Way to go Candace!!!

Sara said...

you have the most precious of families....I love love love the video, the part where baby August gives that lil grin after everyone has passed him around was priceless, Penny is soooooo great with him, such a natural. Koko is a mini you..Miah was so cute trying to feed him, Jakob looks so proud.. You have a lot of help and a lot of hands...best of luck through everything! Thank you for sharing these precious moments with us!

dena said...

bonnie, that's EXACTLY the part that got me. probably because i'm thinking about my own little guy.

j lowe, yeah yeah yeah :) enjoy your family! AND your naps!!

Jess said...

That video was so sweet!

The Chambers Family Blog said...

Oh my!!! That video is priceless!! How lucky is little August to have such a wonderful family and a beautiful welcome home?!?!? And little Penny?!?!?! What a doll! Those kisses he gives the baby are to die for. Congrats to you all and I hope things are starting to become "normal" for you. Prayers and best wishes! Oh, and Candace's pictures are also UNBELIEVABLE! She's great and you have such wonderful treasures to keep!

andi said...

He's SO cute- with ALL THAT HAIR! We forgive you for trying to normalize your life a little bit and find time for sleeping :) But thanks for posting- I missed you.

Queen Mama said...

Oh my, Candace took great pics, AGAIN! I love that necklace with all their names, where'd you get that from? And the video is very sentimental.. aww..

Jill said...

Jessica, you look absolutely radiant in the pictures at the hospital. Candace did a great job on those and on the ones yesterday. Beautiful. And I just finished watching the video that your Dad made and it is soooo precious! The song with it is perfect and I started crying from the very get go! Let me know when you are up for a visit again!

Laura said...

That is one a-dorable little peanut. He looks so tiny...and hairy, which I love. And just for fun around the house I think you should totally put bows in it. Just make sure candace isn't around to capture it on camera. Congrats--you and A have a barrel of cute monkeys.

kelly manz said...

august is precious! and you look awesome in the hospital - but i imagine you're a pro by now. Candace does incredible work! Can't wait to see Gia's pics from her (doesnt take much to make THAT family look good!). So happy for you and your family and new addition!!

Chernobyl said...

I'm done having kids, I'm done having kids, I'm done having kids (sniff, sniff starting to cry) I'm done (crying for real now)...I'm probably done having kids. More than likely.

David and Teresa said...

Baby I love you.
Mutha

Riece said...

Congrats again. He's GORGEOUS!