Laurel Alexis Stone



Amy woke me up a little bit after 2:00AM, and we bolted for the hospital. Laurel was born at 3:33AM, is 19 inches long, and weighs 8 pounds 12 ounces. Both Amy and Laurel are doing great!

38 Weeks

Today we’re officially 38 weeks along. 37 weeks is considered “term”, so any time the baby could come. I honestly didn’t expect us to get to 37, let alone 38.

Another False Alarm


Another night at the hospital, still no baby. We’re getting closer and closer to the due date, and each time they are getting more and more reluctant to send us home.

I think the next visit will be it.

I thought that last time too.

Not Yet!


Another trip to the hospital tonight. Lots of contractions, but we’re going home with baby still on the inside. This is a good thing. At least another week would be nice.

Everybody is Exhausted!

As I said in the previous post, Grandma got here today in anticipation of our pending arrival. We need an extra pair of hands to watch over the kids in the middle of the night, and having someone sleeping one room over is just the best possible solution. Mom had to get up this morning just after 6:00am to make her flight.

Last night we had an odd episode with Kaitlyn were she woke up in the middle of the night and we couldn’t get her back to sleep for close to two hours. She finally ended up spending the night in bed with Amy and I. She slept OK (minus the couple hours she was up), but Amy and I spent the majority of the night getting punched and kicked by a roaming 2 year old. Needless to say, neither of us slept particularly well.

Kaitlyn missed her nap today, and Jared’s was “abbreviated”.

Needless to say, it’s 10 o’clock, and everybody is ready to be sleeping. Work and school start fresh first thing in the morning. Until then, time for some zs.

Grandma Is Here!

My Mom just got into town. She’s going to be staying with us for a while to help us out with the kids when the new baby comes. Amy is 35 weeks today, so we’re in the final stretch. None of our kids have made it the full 40 weeks. Daniel was the closest at 38 and 4. Kaitlyn was the earliest so far at 37 weeks. We’ve already gotten all of our stuff setup so that when the baby arrives, she’ll have a place to sleep and be able to ride in the car. Now, we don’t to wake up her siblings if she decides to show up in the middle of the night.

All that’s left is to sit back and wait for her to gift us with her presence.