"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hair Wolf

My Aunt Laurie bought this outfit for Jack. We thought it was too cute and had to take a picture. (The words on the outfit say Hair Wolf - we thought it was appropriate for Jack.)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dad's Welcome Home From Work

This sweet boy . . . . . . did this . . .

. . . on dad last night.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Where is this kid's mom to comb his hair?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Today I Am Thankful For

Little eyes that see
A little nose that smells
Little ears that hear
A little mouth that smiles
And a love so big
It's hard to imagine life before my two sons.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This Is Where I Found Jack And His Dad

when a diaper change was supposed to be happening . . .

Monday, January 19, 2009

You Can Tell They Are Brothers By Their Hair!

Please don't judge us . . . we don't have the heart to cut our newborns' hair!
Gavin's Mullet
Jack's Mullet

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Please Excuse the Short Blogging Break - I Have a Baby to Attend To!

I have a little boy who is demanding my attention full time - and I love every minute of it.
Jack is loving all the attention he is receiving from family and friends.
The nights are exhausting (from about midnight to 6 am) but overall our little Jack is a good baby.
A true blessing to our family.
Hopefully we can get into some kind of schedule soon . . .
but for now I am off to rock our baby.
Here are a few pictures to appease.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby Bailey is Here!

Jack Jason Bailey was born January 14, 2009 at 12:08PM. Lindsay, Jack and Jason are all doing great. Jack weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and measured 18 3/4 inches. The little guy has tons of dark brown hair and dark eyes. He has cried and scrunched up his face and done all the normal things a baby does within hours of birth. We are all so happy to have him here with us and thank everyone for the many prayers and support over the last few months! (written by Aunt Becca)

Monday, January 12, 2009

My Three Boys

Dear Sweet Baby Boy,
We are so excited and nervous anticipating your arrival. We know the time is soon to meet you. I can't believe how much you have already stolen my heart. I hope I can be the mom you deserve. You have been such a blessing to our lives already. You have helped us heal and find a purpose for joy in our lives.
I am sure you have been having a fun time with your older brother Gavin and I am sure he has told you all about us and life here on earth. It's such a blessing to know that you will always have him as a protector. I hope that throughout your life you will have moments where you remember him - that you will be able to remember how much an eternal family means to all of us and you will understand the desire we have to be together as a family for eternity.
I feel I must ask for a little forgiveness upfront. The birthing experience your father and I have had has been difficult. Your brother's birth was full of joy and despair. The idea of a healthy baby is difficult to imagine. But we have hope and faith that your life will be full and long.
We have many fun plans for you, Baby Boy. There are so many things we can't wait to teach you and tell you about. A laugh, a cry, a late night, a smile, a pat on my face, a wrinkled up nose and a finger grasp are all miracles to us. You are a miracle to us already.
Meeting you will be one of the most sacred and special days of my life. I love you. I can't wait to hold you in my arms and kiss your sweet face. I will see you soon.
Dear Gavin,
Oh how you have changed our lives. Every experience with you has been beautiful and good. There isn't a moment with you I wish to forget - even the difficult moments. You brought peace and comfort at all times. I knew you had an insight that I did not have. I wish I had that wisdom.
As I am sure you are aware, your little brother will be coming to our home soon. You have had time to be together. I ask you to always watch over him. Let him feel the love you always shared with us. He will need you. We all need you.
I, also have to ask your forgiveness. I can't help but feel a little bit of mother's guilt feeling so much excitement and joy for this new baby boy. I don't want you to think you are being replaced. You will forever be the most special blessing of my life. My time with you is some of the most precious moments - ones that will never ever be forgotten or replaced. '
Gavin, I worry I won't be the kind of mother this little boy needs because I still miss you so deeply. Please help me make up where I lack. The other night I had a dream and in it, I was nursing your baby brother but I was crying - missing you - wishing I would have had this time with you too. Please help us feel your love and comfort. You always seemed to make everything feel okay.
Life is beautiful Gavin. I never thought I would be able to say that again - but there is a reason we have hope. Your presence in my life has taught me that. Your picture hangs all over our house. We will tell this baby all about you and how much we love the two boys we have been blessed with.
Your work is important Gavin. I know that. I believe that. It is because of that knowledge I can have hope, faith and joy. Please know I love you. You are a special boy and I am blessed to be your mother.
Dear Sweet Husband,
Tonight I feel I must tell you how honored I am to spend my life with you. I could list all of the reasons I am crazy about you - but it would take forever and I would inevitably miss a few qualities I adore.
Life with you has been more beautiful than I ever had expected. We have had times of disappointments, challenges and changes but you have always been constant. You never wavered with your love for me, your sons or your Heavenly Father. You have been a foundation in our home. You have lifted me in despairing times and have in return given me the opportunity to stretch and have my testimony grow as well.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect father for my two sons. I watched you battle belting in the car seat this last weekend and it hit me - you love this new baby boy so much. I watched you clean up our Gavin's headstone on Sunday and it hit me again - you love him too. This evening as my body is tired and uncomfortable you did all you could to help make my life a little bit easier. You are a wonderful husband and father. Never in a million years could I find another man like you.
Today when I told you of my anxieties and fears you said, "I will be right there with you." I never doubt that. I know you will be. I am a lucky girl to have a guy like you.
I love you,

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our Last Night Out For A Bit

At my last doctor's appointment I was informed that I am progressing well and that the baby will most likely be here around or before the middle of this upcoming week. (My due date is the 21st - but the doctor says we won't make it that far.) So, last night Jason and I went out with some friends for a fun "night out" before the baby gets here. We knew it might be the last night out for a bit and we may be spending more time at home than we are used to. We went to the Melting Pot for cheese and chocolate fondue (YUM!) and then to see "Marley and Me." We had such a fun time with great food and super fun friends. Now it's time to bring the baby home and start adapting to all that change I have been talking about . . .

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year Resolution

Every January 1st I have a running list in my mind of all the things I am "resolving" to do that year. Ususally, the list is deatiled and almost identical to the list I made the year before filled with high aspirations and determination to make myself a better person. This year I have ONE resolution.
We have had so many changes in the past few weeks and we have a few more big changes ahead of us. This is my year to embrace change and be happy with all the different aspects of life that awaits us.