Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Still...

That's right folks, I am still sitting here blogging, meaning that I am not in the hospital having Parrish! We go to the doc in the morning...hopefully things will be great and I will not have to go to the hospital tomorrow night...If things still haven't progressed, that is where I will be instead of working on VBS with Jane Ann. I am not sure what time we will need to be there on Thursday morning, if I don't go tomorrow night...I will let you know if I hear something from the doc on that tomorrow.

My parents and sister will leave in the morning, making it here sometime tomorrow night. I am going to work and try to keep my mind off of Parrish and the events to come. They seem to be all consuming right now. I was up from 3:30 am - 6:15 am this morning...couldn't sleep a wink! I finally went back to bed and slept until 8!

Well, that is all I know for now. Just wanted to update everyone! People have called the church all day long to check on us...please pray for Margie as she answers phone calls. I know she must be tired! ;o)

Until Parrish comes....

Sunday, May 25, 2008

40 wks 4 days and COUNTING

Well, here we are on Sunday, May 25, our little man should have arrived on Wednesday. We are still waiting with bated breath. Today, I head the sweetest little guy at church. He is just under two months old...I let my wonder to what it will feel like to hold Parrish in my arms for the first time.

We go back to the doctor on Wednesday morning. IF my cervix still isn't dilated, then I will be put in the hospital on Wednesday night for what they call "ripening." Then on Thursday morning, they will begin to induce my labor.

Please be in prayer for us as we go about the next few days. Honestly, I am starting to get a little scared...mostly about being in labor for hours on end and then ending up having to have a C-Section. Pray for our families as they drive to be with us and as some stay at home. Please pray that all nerves will be calm and that we will stay focused on this wonderful miracle that God has blessed us with! I am also a little concerned about post-pardam. I am not prone to be the type to go into depression, but the feeling that come after birth will be totally new to me.

We love you and can't wait to share pics of Parrish Blanton Feaster with you when he makes his debut!

Until then...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Parrish Update

Well, as of 9:50 pm, on the due date of Parrish Blanton Feaster, Momma is still at home and Parrish is still in the womb! I guess he really isn't ready to meet the world yet, but who can blame him? ;o) Mommy's tummy is nice, warm and comfy!


I wanted to post some pics of me and Roni. She was about 5 months along and I was 8 months along when we took these pics. It is fun to know that Parrish will have a new baby cousin sometime in August. I would have like to have lived closer to Roni during our pregnancies, but it has been fun to talk to each other over the phone!


Aunt Roni also made a door hanger to announce the arrival of Baby Parrish at the hospital. It is really cute! She used the colors from the nursery! Hopefully soon we will be able to hang this up and put his birth date, weight, and length on this cute thing!


Please keep us in your prayers. Daddy and I both are anxious to meet our precious little son! Who knew that the last week of pregnancy would be the LONGEST week of my life! I walked into work this morning and all the ladies in the building ordered me to the hospital! They said they are having the longest week waiting for this baby to come! Parrish is going to have some MANY grandparents!


Love you all!


Until next time...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Well, folks, here we are just a few short days before our little boy's due date and we found out today that he is in no hurry to make his arrival. Apparently, my cervix is still long and closed. Isn't that encouraging?! I know that God will send Parrish on his way in His perfect timing. I was a little discouraged when we left the doctor's office. I was hoping to hear some good news today. I am at 39 weeks. I can't believe it has already been that long. The doctor talked to us today about inducing labor. He said that he would not even consider sending me in for the ripening process until I am past 40 weeks, which is next Wednesday. Please be in prayer for us because this is a lot to take in...I am an emotional girl right now! ;o) The doctor wants us to talk about possibly inducing the week of Memorial Day...if I have made no progress by next Friday. So, Parrish will arrive either on his on terms or with the prompting of medication....I would prefer to go into labor on my own, but I don't want to put our little man in any jeopardy by going too far past the due date. The doctor described it perfectly today...he said that the placenta is like a human body, it is designed to live only 40 weeks. Once you pass the mark, the blood vessel can be jeopardize, thus could harm the baby. He said it is just like an 80 year body experiencing plaque in the artaries...leading them to experience a stroke or heart attack. All of this is probably WAY more than you cared to know....just had to write it all out and let it sink in some more...

Hopefully I will have more positive news later...

Until then...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day 2008


Well, today is Mother's Day. I received several interesting comments today from, "Happy Soon to be Mother's Day" to "Almost Mother's Day" to "Happy Mother's Day!" These comments lead me to wonder, when does a women actually become a Mother. I believe with all my heart that the moment you find out you are going to parent a child, that is when you become a Mommy and a Daddy. A bond develops that is like no other. You begin to imagine what it will feel like to hold that child you have longed for in your arms for the first time. This happens for nine months, and in some cases longer. Your mind wonders about the features and characteristics of your child. Will he have his Daddy's smile? Will he have his Momma' s nose? What color eyes and hair will he have? The whole journey of being your child's life support for nine months is overwhelming at times, but you are caring for him, loving him, and nurturing him. Aren't these all qualities that describe a Mother?


Parrish has started things off on the right foot...He left me my FIRST Mother's Day card this morning. Of course, his cute Daddy had to sign it for him! I had been telling Blanton for quite sometime that I was getting tired of our old tea maker and that we really needed to buy a new one...so Parrish bought me one for Mother's Day! How practical!


All day long, I have wondered when this little Parrish will make his arrival. Please pray for us as the time draws closer and closer. We are ready to meet our son outside of the womb! I have posted a picture of his cute little face for you all to see!


Until next time...

Saturday, May 10, 2008

We've Only Just Begun


Well, I am going to really try my hand at blogging. I do hope our families and friends will appreciate this attempt to keep in touch with our every changing lives! ;o)

So much has happened recently, it is all a bit overwhelming. We are expecting our first child and son, Parrish Blanton Feaster, on May 21! It seems like it will N E V E R happen! Hopefully by my appointment next week, there will be some progress. I guess Parrish just likes his current home and isn't too hip on exploring the outside world just yet. Please be in prayer for us as the day draws closer to us meeting our son for the first time. Life will take on a whole other meaning!

On the husband homefront, Blanton received some wonderful news this month! He will begin the Ph.D program at Dallas Baptist University this summer in July! He has worked many long months on the application process and the testing. There were over 420 people that applied for the program, 50 of them were selected to interview with the committee, and only 25 were invited to join the 2008 Cohort! I am soooo proud of my husband! I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for our lives over the next few years! Please be in prayer for him as he begins this journey. I know it will be hard for him to be away from Parrish when he just a few months old. Pray that he posses the concentration needed during this intense week of school.

Not much has changed in my world...yet. I am still working in the Senior Living Industry and LOVE it! This is my ministry and what a blessing it is to be able to be a part of so many lives. Hopefully after maternity leave is complete, I will actually be in Wichita Falls full-time! I have been traveling for two years between Wichita Falls and Vernon. I have loved the relationships built in Vernon, but I am ready to be in one place! My focus has been divided between two buildings. God has really blessed us during this time, and I pray His continued blessings on being full-time in one building. Please pray that they will find someone to market Vernon. Mamie is a wonderful God-fearing woman, and anyone would be blessed to work for her. I am going to miss her! Please also pray for me as I return to work...I know that leaving little Parrish with Granny Nora is a blessing from the Lord. I just know I will need the strength that only He can give to do it and go back to work with no worries!

We are sure praying that Rosie accepts little Parrish with a waggin' tail. We had a sono two weeks ago and the tech suggested that we bring a blanket to the hospital with us, wrap it around Parrish and then have someone bring it home to Rosie. Hope that works! It is the best idea I have heard so far....After all, Rosie has been our one and only baby for over two years!

I guess that's it for now! I do hope that I can keep this up and post pics regularly of our family and the changes in Parrish once he arrives!

Until next time...