Sunday, September 30, 2012

park pix


Here is  the link to view Andrew's photoshoot by Amy Larson photography.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Our Neighborhood

 Been getting 2 straight days of rain, but it cleared up enough to get out and take a walk this morning.
Psalm 104:10-13 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Random Shots

Very angry after his 3 hour photoshoot on Thursday! 

My cousin Daniel came to visit this past weekend :)  My in-laws have also been with us for the past week.  Sad to see them go tomorrow.  :( We have been enjoying our time with them and they have been a huge blessing.

All ready for game day, but unfortunately the Vols lost to the Gators

Waiting patiently to load up and head out to the mall with Grammy and Granpop and Mommy, Daddy, and Andrew.

Sneak Peek

Here is the link to see one sneek peek picture of our baby boy, Andrew Joseph!!!!  More to come.  :)

Thanks so much to Amy Larson Photography!  Can't wait to see more! 

Monday, September 10, 2012


Ryan and Hunter went straight to little Andrew when we got home yesterday.  Ryan was so sweet and quiet and gentle.  He even brought down a book for Andrew and read it to him, which subsequently made me cry!  Ryan wants to hold him all the time and is concerned that he is hungry and may need such food items as mac-n-cheese and chicken fingers.  lol  Hunter says "baby" all the time and wants to touch him.  Both older boys are still sick so we are trying to keep some distance, but that's not easy. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hospital Pictures

Wanted to share the link for anyone interested in seeing pictures of our little man.

Click on view photos

Enter dchr0907brewner as the password

Made me and Sean cry!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Our 3rd Son!!!!!

Thinking back, we have experienced 3 very different labor and deliveries…..but all with the same result that we thank God for…..healthy babies and healthy mama. 

So, after the false alarm on Wednesday I did not want to make another trip to the hospital just to be sent home.  Thursday we had an OB appointment and were scheduled for an ultrasound on Tuesday to make sure Andrew was doing well since I was past my due date. 

Thursday around 430 in the afternoon I started getting contractions, but I thought it would be like some of the other days I had experienced where I would get them for a few hours or so and then they would gradually fade away.  So, we ate dinner, went to Wal-Mart for groceries, and got the boys in bed.  By about 10 pm the contractions hadn’t subsided, but weren’t timeable either.  I told Sean, just in case, that we should try to get some rest.  Well, he fell asleep, but I couldn’t because of the contractions persisting and getting stronger. I started timing them…..8 mins, 7 mins, then 5 mins apart.  And stronger.  Unable to sleep.  Trying to relax.  Finally, at 2 am I woke Sean up and told him we needed to go to the hospital.  We got showered and ready to go and waited on our friends (who are watching our boys) to get to our house.  That took a little while because they got lost. lol We finally left the house around 4 am and arrived at the hospital a little before 430.  I was checked and already at 6 cm!  They decided to move me from triage and into an L&D room.  Within an hour I was fully dilated and ready to push.  I pushed about 6 times or so and then got to meet or beautiful baby boy!  I was able to do it without any pain meds again even though it definitely crossed my mind a few times….well many times!!!  The pressure and ring of fire at the end was pretty painful, too!!! I did receive a 2nd degree tear and was given some Pitocin after the delivery because of some excess bleeding, but with Hunter it was a 3rd degree tear so that’s better.  We are still at the hospital and will be here until Sunday.  Both of the boys are sick so they haven’t come to meet their brother.  I’ve been taking Motrin for the pain and relaxing with my hubby and new son! 

Andrew Joseph Brewner was born 653 in the morning on 9/7/12.  9 lbs and 6 oz.  21 ¾ in long.  Hunter and Andrew are EXACTLY 18 months apart to the day (3/7/11 and 9/7/12) J

We are so thankful to God for a healthy pregnancy, labor, delivery, baby, and mama! 

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting (Psalms 107:1).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My rose bush

I think we counted 4 blooming red roses :)

 I was sitting on the front porch watching the boys play and waiting for Sean to come out to relieve me of my mommy duties so I could do some cleaning when I started admiring my rose bush.  I took a couple of quick pics with my camera phone and then sat back down when God started speaking to me.  These verses came to mind.....

Do Not Worry

Luke 12:22-34

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[b]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Instead of lillies though, the roses made me think of these verses.  See, I have been worried about my upcoming labor and delivery and the pain and complications and natural delivery and VBAC and no epidurals and C sections and hemorrhaging and hysterectomies and something being wrong with the baby and really just any bad thing I can think of, I'm sure I've thought of.....part me not trusting in God, part Satan attacking.  I've also been getting pretty anxious about going past my due date, which I have, having a huge baby, having to be induced, requiring Pitocin, etc.,  AND I've been anxious because I'm trying so hard to be patient, but I really want to meet our baby!!!  I am trying to stay focused on the fact that I made it full-term, everything has been going great, and it's God's timing.  There is no need to worry or try to take over....God has this covered!  I am purposing to enjoy and cherish every moment of the last days of this pregnancy!  :) 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Due Date Day!!!!

Sept 2nd is our first due date according to LMP.  According to ultrasound, it's Sept 4th.  Either way, I am offically ready to have this baby!  :)  And in case anyone was wondering,  this is how BIG I am now!!!!!  lol  Praise God for another healthy pregnancy and baby and that I made it to my due date!!!  I am humbly grateful and thankful for the Lord's goodness!  Now let's meet the little one.  :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jaycee Park

Photo courtesy of Sean :)

Bronzed Bums

Saturday is family day, but we broke the rules a bit and ran an errand to Sam's Club to stock up on groceries.  We keep thinking that maybe baby will come, but hasn't yet, so we keep getting things done that we won't have to do once baby arrives.  Thursday I was having lots of contractions and during our OB appointment was told I'm 1.5 cm dilated, cervix thinned and forward, baby in birth canal.  Friday.....nada......nothing going on.  Then today, especially when at Sam's or walking a lot, more contractions, but when sitting they seem to subside so still not the real thing. We are being patient, but just excited to meet our little one and just wanna know what day it will be!  Sean and I predict labor day on Labor Day, but who knows.  God knows and His plan is best.  Any way, where was I? So after dinner we got back onto our family day and took the boys to a park/playground and horse racing place?????  There were a whole bunch of trailers in this one area with a little rodeo like place where people were competing for fastest times on horse runs.  I don't know, can't explain it. The park was nice, the playground was nice, and they had pretty trails that we walked.....maybe to help get labor going.  :)

Tried the tool "unsharp mask" in Photoshop with a few of the pics. 

Now it's ice cream time and we are also enjoying iced coffees.  :)  And we wait!!  Patiently! C'mon baby!