Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Reason for the Season

These are photographs taken by Mark Mabry and displayed recently at the Mesa Temple.  

Enjoy and Merry Chistmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow much fun!

We had a blast today.  Kept the kids home from school because it was snowing too much.  Glad we did.  One of our friends got stuck trying to get their out of school early.  Instead of school, we had fun building snowmen, sledding down our hill, and getting into snowball fights.  We played with our neighbors and had one of the best snow days possible.  Janeal and Emmett (correction made... Jim messed up.  Was thinking football) were able to stay inside and relax a little.   
And to top it all off, it's still snowing.  We will never be able to get our van in our driveway.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On the 10th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me...

On this day, December 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm, through snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, our son was born. 

Emmett Brantley Proffitt weighed in at 8lbs 1oz. and was 20 3/4 in length.  Birth story is forthcoming (maybe... if Janeal can find the time.  5 kids now....FIVE).  

Question from Jim

What do these three photos have in common?

We're not sure either but the answer is coming soon (real soon).

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Strong genes!!

Well life has been very busy. We have been trying to pull everything together for a new baby and Christmas. Not the easiest task sometimes. 

So to makes life a little more complicated our little baby boy decided that he was not going to stay head down and turned into a transverse position.  Which I found out on Monday with only 17 days to go.  Winni (my midwife)was not to concerned she said I needed a ultra sound to find out the specifics of his position. This was a little alarming to me because all I thought was c-section and no way!!!  

She said that we would just have to turn him before I went into labor and would require a doctors supervision. I was so upset. This had never happened before with anyone other baby, why now and this late in the game. I could not sleep Monday night and worried all day about the ultra sound. I was prepared for the worse but I told Jim that this baby will live inside me forever if it does not drop to the proper position. He laughed at me.  

The great news is that he turned during the night or in the morning and there will not need to be any other percautions taken. The best part of this story is that the 3D ultra sound machine was available when I went. The tech was so excited to do the ultra sound that I was there for about an hour.  She loved taking photos and and watching his every move. It was amazing.  After she was done taking the necessary measurements she pulled up the picture of the baby. It was a perfect match to.....Drum roll please Hayden.  

I have posted a picture of Hayden after he was born and the picture of the ultra sound.  It truely is amazing how similar his features are.  I started to cry.  It was a pretty special moment in the midst of chaos.