Monday, February 25, 2008

Porter's here!!

Porter Allen was born Feb 19th at 7:02 pm. 7 lbs 5 oz 20.5 in
We are so happy to have met our little sliver of heaven.
I went in Tuesday morning to get induced at 7:30. I started active labor around 4:00, had some Stadol for the pain, and actually slept a bit! I woke up needing to push at about 6:30, and had Porter in a half hour! Let me tell you, natural is hard, but I recovered rather quickly. I had to have an episiotomy, but the pain from that is nothing...just a bit irritating. I surprised myself and my family, including Seth, when they heard I did it natural. I'm glad I did. I certainly have a lot more appreciation for my mom, and Seth for his.
Porter is adorable. Our little "mini-Seth." We love him so immensely, and he and I are getting spoiled with all this family around.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Seth's 25!!

We celebrated Seth's birthday at Chilie's on Wednesday, but we wanted to do something for him on his actual birthday, so we threw him a family party with his favorite cake! 11:30 pm...after he came home and showered...but he was pleasantly excited, as you can see. :) His trumpet-player lungs certainly help him with blowing out his candles...
Seth came home that night with some good news, too! He's been accepted to Pacific, and he's really wanting to go there, so we will most likely be in Portland area in August! Lots of changes!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

39 Weeks!

So here I am...39 weeks and ready to go. Yesterday, the doctor told me they will induce me on the 19th, so this will be the last prego pic! Hard to believe, yet I'm so ready to be done with this pregnancy. I'm excited and scared to death at the same time...

Oh, and I got bangs today, so there was another reason to take a picture ;)

Seth went to Pacific University by Portland last weekend where he says they really liked him, so we might be going there! It's really pretty there, and it really doesn't matter to me where we go. He's still busy with three jobs, and he's wanting a break. With a new baby coming next week, I don't think that break will be coming too soon. :S

Next post may be of Porter!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine Tag

This is something fun that I saw on Jenni's blog. I'm not doing much at the moment, so I thought I'd share a bit about Seth and me for Valentines Day :)

How long have you been together?

We started dating almost three years ago and have been married 2 years 2 months.

How old is he?
25 on Feb 15

How old are you?

Who eats more?
Seth normally, but being pregnant has made us pretty close to the same.

Who said "I love you" first?
Seth. It was really sweet.

Who is taller?
Seth, but not by much ;)

Who sings better?
I think Seth is a good singer, but I've been trained privately since nine years old, so it's not really a fair question...

Who is smarter?
Seth, definitely. He's got a 3.95 GPA Bachelors Degree, and got 370 out of 400 on his Optometry Admissions Test. He's a genius! He'd never admit it, himself, but I like to brag about him :)

Who does the laundry?
I do unless he's running out of clothes.

Who does the dishes?
I do, usually, but when we didn't have a dishwasher, he did it for me most of the time. I'm really glad he did because I hate hand-washing dishes.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
Well, it depends on where we are. Now, I do, but usually he does. He switches around whenever we go somewhere new.

Who pays the bills?
Seth, because I don't make enough to pay them. My money usually goes to groceries when I'm earning money...which isn't happening right now.

Who mows the lawn?
Haven't had one, so I don't know! I mowed the lawn at my parents' house, but he'll probably do it when we have a house.

Who cooks dinner?
I usually do. Sometimes, Seth will surprise me and offer to cook, and it's nice to have a break from it. He usually makes some sort of pasta that he can't mess up, but I really appreciate it :)

Who is more stubborn?
I'd have to say we're both pretty stubborn about certain things, but I probably give in more than he's okay :)

Who kissed who first?
I'd say we kissed each other at the same time.

Who asked who out?
Seth asked me to go with him to a Jazz club in Seattle on tour, but I didn't go with him because I wanted to see the space needle. This was on tour, so I don't know if it really counts...good thing this didn't put a damper on the relationship.

Who proposed?
Seth did, and I'm glad. I'm old-fashioned, I guess.

Who is more sensitive?
I would probably have to say I am more than he is. He can be sensitive, and when he cries, I always end up joining him because he doesn't cry much.

Who has more friends?
That's what's nice about being married and having couples as friends, because then it's equal!

Who has more siblings?
Seth has 8 siblings and I have 6. Seth wins. Even counting in-laws, that just adds two to both sides, so he still wins...

Who wears the pants in the relationship?
I'm pretty sure Seth has never worn a skirt, and I wear pants every day except when I'm supposed to wear a dress.

Who are you tagging?
Whoever wants to do this...I'd like to hear more stories :)