Still Waiting

Here is a picture of the line I was waiting in at Fresca's for my wife during Taco Tuesdays (yeah on Tuesday).

Oh, you are asking about our baby girl being born any day now? Don't worry, we will let all of you wonderfully, thoughtful friends and family know... we will not leave you guessing! How cool that I have to post this because we have so many people asking us... that is cool.


Just Waiting...

Well, here we are...40 weeks tomorrow! Baby Kerr has made it 40 long weeks and now we can't wait for her to make her arrival. I think these last few weeks have been the hardest because of all the anticipation and guessing as to when she'll be born! I am feeling great. As of last Tuesday, I am 1cm dilated (which means nada!) and my doctor said "see you next week!" (clue for "you'll be late!"). Baby Kerr seems to be super comfortable inside, squirming around, but still high up in my abdomen...no dropping signs yet. So, get ready for an October baby and feel free to predict the date!


Erin Gets Contacts

Little did I realize my need for some new glasses would lead me to actually consider contact lenses.

But here I was, ready to try something new, to overcome the annoyance of having GLASSES: to clean the smudges, deal with scratched lenses, forgetting to pull them out of my backpack left in the car... glasses GOOD RIDDANCE. I am ready for FREEDOM AND JOY with CONTACTS!

The appointment set for this morning at 10:20am, I was ready to rock! I went through the rigors of an eye exam, got an updated prescription from the optometrist doctor on site but then...

The reality set in. As I sat in front of a helpful certified optician, getting "trained" in how to put in and take out contacts... I realized that I was simply replacing one annoyance with a new one: Learning to shove a small piece of wet plastic into my eye without adhering to the bodies natural instinct to blink from such an atrocious act.

"It's ok, you are really doing well. Men have it the toughest. They aren't used to putting stuff like make up and things near their eyes. It's a lot easier for women." says Mark, the optician.

Oh, THAT's encouraging.

"Some people, it takes like 45 minutes. Others have had to come back weeks later to try again."

Great. I am really motivated now. Remembering I am pastor and trying to learn from my handy man "fan" experience... I try to be as patient as a little lamb in a pasture full of lilies... ok, you get the point.

After several minutes (not 45 minutes mind you) I finally get the right eye in. And after a few attempts, get the left eye in. Blur, blur, rotate eye up, left, right... good. Hmmmm, does this really help?

"OK, now we have to make sure you can take it out before you leave - here is how to do it."

Ahhhhh, I just got these things in and now I have to SHOW I can take one out. Be the lamb in the lilies... be the lamb in the lilies...

After SEVERAL more minutes, I finally... miraculously... use a pincer motion with my thumb and forefinger and cusp the skin-thin plastic out of my eye feeling almost as satisified as a Dallas Cowboy touchdown.

YESSSS! I am getting the hang of --

"OK great, now will rinse this a bit with your solution and you can put it back in so we can send you on your way."

Great... this sucks.


A Pregnancy Update...finally!

Baby Care Basics...one of many prenatal courses we have taken. I think this picture speaks for itself. I know, this baby is slightly scary looking!

So I have to show off my homemade curtains! Since I have been "nesting" for the past 2 months, I have tackled numerous projects that aren't even baby related. I've had the fabric for kitchen curtains for over a year and I finally busted out the sewing machine and re-taught myself how to sew (I originally learned from my mom back in high school, but that was over 10 years ago..yikes!). Here is the end product! Now our kitchen is so much more cozy and warm...

I am married to the most patient, persistent, loving (and especially handy!) husband ever! On one of his days off, Erin painted the baby's room all by himself and accomplished it in a matter of hours. He did such a great job. We painted the room a buttercream yellow, more on the neutral side, but definitely cheery! Thanks HONEY, for painting the room, assembling the crib (and other new furniture), hanging a pain-in-the-butt ceiling fan (and one more to come, ughh!), putting up curtain rods and curtains and cleaning out the garage. Baby Kerr can't wait to give you a hug for it all!

So we kind of lost track of exactly what month I am in since I have been going by the number of weeks. So here I am roughly 8 months pregnant. The following picture was taken just about 2 weeks later...so we might be a little off!

Now I'm exactly 9 months pregnant...just 4 weeks to go! I am feeling pretty BIG and more and more tired the farther along I get. Baby girl loves to move around and recently she loves to HICCUP! She gets the hiccups at least 3 times a day! I am officially back to work with 35 5th grade students on Wednesday and a huge belly. I am hoping to teach about 2 1/2 weeks before I pass my job off to a long-term sub and wait for baby Kerr to arrive. Please pray for a safe, timely and healthy delivery! We'll post more soon!

Marion the Barbarian

Check out his TWO YARD RUN against NE last year.

Read about this specimen here