Monday, September 28, 2009

1 week old

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Buster and diapers

Buster gets a close up of what mommy and daddy have to do when Abi cries.....evidently he doesn't like the smell of a poopy diaper. Buster has begun to realize that this little crying thing what mommy and daddy are always holding is not going away....he will lay down by Abi's door when she cries or pace nervously.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Time with the Grandpas

Grandpa Gold is here visiting from MN and Papa and GrannyAnnie were coming home from Seattle yesterday so joined us for dinner. Abi is doing well and enjoying all the company. She had a ped appointment today and is back up one of the ounces she had dropped after birth. After her both her and Mom got a nap when Grandpa and Daddy went to pick up the rest of our new furniture, she was alert and checking the world out for nearly 2.5 hrs in her swing and bouncy seat. Yay Abigail!!! Here's a couple of pictures with Abi and her guys. It was rather entertaining last night when Abi was fascinated by her father snoring. :) I'll try to get the video of that posted.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome Abigail Evelyn Sakaguchi

WELCOME Abigail Evelyn Sakaguchi. "Abi" was born Monday September 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm. She weighed 8.0Lbs and was 18 inches long. Mommy did a fantastic job and Daddy didn't pass out!

We are home now and everyone is doing well, even Buster. We are grateful for our friends and family that visited us during our short stay at the birthing center and for the best wishes and prayers.

Abi was excited to meet all the new people and has only cried when mommy or daddy is holding her.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Priceless quotes of the day

"You should be ready cause it's gonna hurt real bad when it comes out." - Tucker's delivery wisdom, age 6
"Maybe you should do push-ups. That's what they said on TV." - Emma's delivery wisdom, age 8
"I can feel the baby's belly button!" - Emma (sticking her finger in my protruding navel), age 8
"I am cool. That's why you married me." - Steven, age 29

Friday, September 11, 2009

Perseverence finally pays off

As mentioned before, we are walking every day. Poor Buster LOVES these walks, but you can tell he'd prefer the pace we used to set rather than the waddles we now take. This morning as we were heading down the trail, a much smaller, curly, "yapper" thought she needed to give Buster a piece of her mind. We laughed when the dog's owner told the dog, "Are you nuts?! You better hush before you get us both killed. What are you doing yelling at such a big dog?" If you've met Buster, you'd find this humorous too as he is nothing but a big dumb lover of a Lab. The best part of the walk (besides the absolutely gorgeous weather and sunshine and more time with my boys) was that after over two years of working with Buster on a leash, several different leash styles, and countless miles walked, he does not pull, he does not bark at other dogs and he calmly walks by your knee. I know Baby Sak's arrival will be an adjustment for everyone in the house including Buster, but I have to say there is quite the sense of accomplishment being able to take a 100 lb. dog for a stroll knowing he is no longer taking me for a walk and that he'll do just find with a baby and stroller in tow. Steven's gotten some funny expressions captured with the new camera (both of the belly and of Buster, but since I'm writing this entry, I don't put belly pictures in). Buster's expression in the picture with the head cocked, ears perked occurs you mention either the W word (walk) or R word (ride).

Thursday, September 10, 2009

An update and a lesson learned

I giggle that Steven's had late term nesting syndrome this week when in reality he's simply had time to tackle things that have not gotten done while he was working lots of overtime and trade shifts banking time for when Baby Sak arrives. We had an arborist drop the weeping birch in the front yard (a couple feet off and the damage would have been bad) but then Steven's cleaned up the entire tree. The tree guy will be back later to grind down the three stumps in the yard so we can have the 12 yards of top soil delivered and then get the backyard all reseeded for fall growth. Of course, it seemed like a rather inopportune time for a major flat to appear on Steven's truck but I couldn't help but be grateful: his tire was so bald the tire guys couldn't have patched it! So unfortunately, we had the unplanned expense of new truck tires but I'm very thankful this realization came while the truck was safely parked in the yard and not while Steven was driving down the freeway.

Amidst these activities, I'm now done working. Before you ask, here are the answers:
No the baby has not arrived. Yes, I'm still feeling good. Yes, I'm still very active. We walk every day, do yard work, eat spicy foods, etc etc. I continually remind myself how wonderful it is to have so many well wishes and friends thinking about us, but in the midst of it all, I'd gotten caught up in the the rush for Baby Sak to arrive and everyone's excitement. So, if you're a 60's music buff, you'll appreciate this reference but really, Pete Seeger stole it from the Lord's book: Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 "Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses. He sets the time for birth and the time for death, the time for planting and the time for pulling up..." Steven and I are firm in our decision not to schedule being induced as Baby and I are quite healthy and there is no medical need to do so. In the mean time, enjoy a moment of peace and calm, thank our gracious God for all the beauty that surrounds us and soak in the moment as you will never have this very moment to relish again. :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ha ha! :)