Sunday, March 21, 2010

A beautiful week

This week has been so joy filled that I cannot describe it in blog world. The anxiety and worry and even the lack of sleep that I experienced when John Paul was born is GONE!! I have been so blessed with friends and family to visit us and shower us with gifts and food. A spinal headache, though painful and frustrating, was (what I believe to be) God's way of keeping me off my feet like I was supposed to be. I am feeling so great otherwise, that I might run a marathon had it not been for two (count 'em two) blood patches for the spinal headache that force me to stay off my feet just a little longer. Therese has opened up a whole new part of my heart that I didn't know was missing. I have never loved John Paul or David so much in my life. God is so gracious and has such wisdom when he creates families- however HE creates them. Thank you for your prayers!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Therese Marie Dawson!

She's home with us now! She was born on Sunday, March 14 at 1:45am, 7lbs. 11oz, 20.5 in. and healthy. Mom and baby are doing great (this is David; Kate's worn out for the night, but expect a post from her soon). Therese is eating and pooping like a champ, and John Paul is very quickly picking up on what's going on. He finds her interesting, but he also recognizes that she's competition. I'm sure he'll be loving on her in no time and showing her the cool stuff he finds in the garbage can. More from Kate, herself later! Thanks for your prayers and support!

Friday, March 12, 2010

What's a due date anyway?

Dear mommy's blog readers,

See, it's just too comfy in here to come out. Mommy says she's not too uncomfortable for me to hang out here a little longer. She doesn't want to get that pit... uh pit-something (it's pretty muffled in here, but the stuff that makes me come out), so I will be sure to try and head out of here before we have to do that.

Don't worry, you'll know what I am soon enough, and Mommy and Daddy are getting a lot of sleep and playing a lot with my big brother- man, that kid sounds like he's a blast. I can't wait to meet him! I'll just be a bit longer- I like to be mysterious!

See you soon, everybody!

Baby Dawson

Friday, March 5, 2010

A week of blessings

Well, I have been blown away at God's Providence these last days and weeks! I was humbled by David's post, and just so you know, he is pretty much the perfect husband... and I say this after almost 3 years of marriage. I don't know who still considers that a honeymoon phase, but God did an amazing job creating such a husband for such a crazy woman!

We went to the children's museum earlier in the week where David had more fun than John Paul! I left the night of my birthday for the retreat David spoke of. I returned from an enriching and Spirit-filled retreat to a spotless house and my birthday gifts: A BEAUTIFUL statue of St. Joseph (the patron saint of families), a small mosaic of St. Therese (our girl name), and David informed me that he has a really strong feeling that our bb is a girl (though I think boy, but no matter). He then said, "Why don't you go put it in the baby's room." I opened the door to a room that, before the retreat was pretty much a trash pile of unorganized toys and baby supplies. It had become a perfectly set up room complete with a baby bed- from our dear friends Carrie and Alex (yes, we were baby bed-less- thank you Carrie), a twin bed (for the bad nights)from my parents, and all the clothes in their proper places. The changing table and rocking chair are in our room where the baby will be for a few months.

So here we are enjoying the last few weeks and days of our one child family, and I am truly grateful for the peace that has come with the last stage of this pregnancy. I am so blessed.