Friday, April 25, 2008

Grayson's Eyes

Despite what the previous photos have shown, our son does have two eyes. They are located right behind his eyelids, and only come out to play a couple of times a day. When they do, they melt our hearts.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Presenting: Grayson Paul Harms

Hey everyone!! Grayson Paul Harms entered the world on April 19, 2008, at approximately 2:24 pm. Tia did such an amazing job, and we absolutely adore him. He weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz at birth, and was 20.5 inches long. He doesn't know many tricks right now, but we are teaching him all about passing gas, feeding, and hopefully...sleeping.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and phone calls. We appreciate all your kind words and help.

Tia and Dan and Grayson!!!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Going to the Birthing Center

Well...the day has arrived. We are going to induce this morning (April 19th, 2008) at 6:00am. Please continue your prayers as we head out on this amazing adventure!!

Dan and Tia and Grayson!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

No Baby Yet

He's still in there...sinking lower and lower. We're praying for Wednesday, the day Dan turns in three jobs he's been working on. Any time before that would make it rather stressful for both of us. So here I am, big as a house, my calendar cleared since it could be anytime, hoping that come Wednesday as Dan hands in that last report, I'll fly into labor and have the baby that night! Well, wishful thinking anyway...
Come what may, we'll keep all posted as we know more. Doctor's appointment Thursday morning, at which time, you bet I'll be making an appointment for my inducement if he hasn't arrived by then! We're getting excited to meet you Grayson!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Logger Men

Dan and my Dad played logger men the other day. You parents live on 2 acres that used to be surrounded, first by sheep, and then later, Christmas trees. I used to love watching the helicopter come and pick up the bundles of trees each year as they prepared for tree-selling season! However, the helicopters have long since stopped coming and the trees have grown into monsters over the last ten + years. Dan and Dad guesstimate they're about 40 ft tall now, and based on my view from the house as they worked, I would say they're right. I stacked my Dad, 6'2", head to foot with my fingers and squinty eyes from way up at the house, and bet that about 6 or 7 of him tall would surely match the height of those trees. So putting them to the best use possible looks like: firewood. If you need any, give us a holler!
When they were finished Dad rode the tractor back over to the neighbors, and Dan came walking back to the house in a suit of mud! I can't believe I didn't get a picture. (They have plans to tackle more tree falling in the future, and you can bet I'll be ready with the camera then.) He was head to toe, glasses and all, covered in red clay mud. Fabulous! Fingers and toes completely accounted for after all was said and done, and they said they owed it all to what they'd learned from the guys on Ax Men! So there you have it, a good day's work as logger men!