Saturday, October 25, 2008

And His Name is........

For all of you that were wondering. Eric and I finally had some time to be with our little baby, just the two of us and decide on a name. It was so hard to pick, because we liked all the names we had picked, and they all had some kind of special meaning to us. But the more and more we looked at him, the more he became our little BRODY JACK MENDENHALL.

Friday, October 24, 2008

He's here!

Baby Mendenhall has finally arrived. And, no!... we still haven't decided on a name, but we'll let you know soon! Mom and baby are doing well.

Baby Mendenhall
October 24, 2008

10 lbs 4 oz
22" long

Tommy was still at school when he was born, but we'll post a few pictures of Tommy and the baby soon.

**Edited: Here is a picture of Tommy that mom took later in the evening. Tommy was so excited to meet his new little brother, but was a little sad that he didn't get to spend more time with him. The doctors wanted the little guy to rest.

I laughed when Maria said... "I can't believe he was so small."... and I had to remind her that a baby that is born 9 days early and weighs in at 10 pounds 4 ounces is NOT small!

*posted by Maria's sister, Becca.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday Tommy

Soo.... This is one day late. But these days I am behind on just about everything. (I will also add some baby pics of Tommy once I ask Eric what is wrong with our scanner)

I can not believe my little Tommy turned seven days old yesterday. Sometimes it truly does seem like just yesterday he was born.

We love Tommy so much. He is such a good kid. Some of my favorite things about Tommy is his love for life. His desire to do what is right. And his love for everyone around him. Tommy has more friends than anyone I know because he truly wants to be everyone's friend. He likes everyone. He always makes sure everyone feels included.

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures of my boy growing up through the years.

Tommy was excited to be a big brother to Blake from day one. There is no doubt that he loves Blake more than anything. They have there usual brotherly fights. But I know without a doubt that he loves Blake and would do anything for him. In fact he is currently playing Star Wars with Blake right now and teaching him how to to be a strong storm trooper. Blake looks up to Tommy so much.

Tommy Loves his cousins too! It is strange but he has a special bond with each one of them. They truly are his best friends. He looks forward to seeing them whenever he can and they always have so much fun when they get together.

Like I said before. Tommy has more friends than anyone I have ever met. Here is a picture of him with three of his buddies from Preschool.

Tommy can be such a good helper. Especially when involves the big blue truck and dirt. He can also complain when we ask him to help. But latley with me being pregnant he has really stepped up and helped out when he needed too. I really appreciate him.

Tommy is also my tough guy. He still thinks he wants to join the army. We are hoping that changes soon. But he loves to be in the hero role. The guy who saves the day. He is my tough guy with a heart of gold.

This is Tommy's 1st Grade Picture. All I can say is what a handsome boy!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Real C-Section Date and our Top 4 Names

Okay, so my friend Sandi was right. My real c-section date is Friday October, 24th. I don't know how I was wrong because I had to fight so hard to get this date. It is 9 days early from my due date so of course my doctor was hesitant. (He is so weird!!) I am so excited though, only 2 1/2 weeks to go. Physically I am sooooo ready, I seriously feel like my stomach could not possibly stretch any more than it has. Sometimes I feel like it is just going to split open. But I was realizing today that I am really not ready or prepared at all. I haven't even bought diapers. I don't have a dresser in the baby's room. I haven't pulled down the baby clothes so I could wash and dry them all. I guess maybe I should start doing something. Yikes. This could be a busy week. Maybe I will make myself go into labor all on my own. Yeah right. I never go into labor.

As for Baby Names here are our Top 4 Favorites (But don't hold us to hit, because I toss and turn all night long and change my mind. I don't know why I am having such a hard time this time. Is this normal? I never had a hard time before. What is wrong with me?) These are not in any order, because I don't know that we have a number 1 yet.

Brody Jack Mendenhall
Jack Bryson Mendenhall
Luke Paul mendenhall
Zachary Mark Mendenhall

So I am going to try to add another Poll, I don't know if it will let me do two, so if not just leave a comment, but my new question is- How big do you guys think this little guy will be. I do get to go 9 days early. So he might not be as big as Blake, but I am measuring bigger than I did this far along with Blake. Blake was 10 pounds 11 ounces. So what do you think?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

C-Section Scheduled and Baby Boy name Poll

The Good news is- I have scheduled my c-section date for October 25th. It is so nice to have a date since I never go into labor on my own. And I can't believe my doctor is letting me go 8 days early. But this is going to be one big baby.

The bad news is I have a little less then 3 weeks left and we can't decide on a boy name. We like some names, but for some reason none of them feel like the one. It could be because I have to see the little guy first. So everyone has to vote. Feel free to leave other names in the comments as well. But whatever you do, don't tell me how much you hate a name. I have had a couple of people do this to me already, and it really makes me feel bad!! I guess I am too sensitive and care to much what people think. My favorite is either Luke or Bryson ( Bryson would actually be after my two brothers, since Brian and Jason, since I have already used James for Blake's middle name. ) And I have always like the name Luke. Eric's favorite by far is Brody Jack. What do you guys think?