Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A little bit of turkey in our lives...

My Thanksgiving blog's a little late. I never understood when new parents would say...time flies. I wake up in the morning and the next thing I know...it's 7:00 at night! So...I'll do my best keeping up with pictures. We had 3 Thanksgiving dinners this year. Larry and Linda and Eric came over the week before to celebrate. Then we had a big bash with Kai and Lisa to precede Thanksgiving day with my family. Lots of turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie. You can never have enough of that!

Heading out for a walk after the BIG meal!

My crazy niece, Murphy!

All dressed up for the big turkey day!!

Murph's making sure her Molly's being taken care of!

My VERY 1st hoodie! Yay!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving we went straight to Christmas!! We had my Dad's family over for our annual Christmas party. It was so fun...full of food, games, and of course it wouldn't be complete without a little Mafia!

Please excuse Casey's fake smile...I think he resorted back to his elementary school photo days!

My sweet baby being so photogenic

She's all ready for her picture with Santa! Her face just cracks me up!

Hee Hee! Murphy was NOT happy about this!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

People can tell you life with a newborn will change your life....make you sleep deprived...or better yet...make you realize how well you can function on so little sleep when you're used to 12 hours....show you true unconditional love...make you protective and self-sacrifice all in just a few weeks. But until you experience life with a newborn you can only go so far with your imagination. When that sweet little girl wraps her entire hand around your finger...when she looks deep into your eyes while you talk to her wanting so badly to know what you're saying...when she smiles even for just a split second even if it IS just gas...it's the best! Amazing!

Life is great! There definitely are times of frustration trying to learn what she wants when those cries block all your thought processes. Overall she's a great baby...God has truly blessed us during this extremely difficult time in my life with such a sweet loving daughter. She reminds me so much of my dad...I love watching her sleep with one arm over her head and mouth turned way down just like him. It makes me smile. He would have loved her so much and I hope he's able to watch her grow up from heaven. The holidays are going to be hard, bittersweet, but having Molly will bring us all so much joy. God is working through us....bringing peace and the comfort of knowing my dad is living it up singing to the top of his lungs again at Jesus' feet. It's SO great to know he's not suffering anymore. That he can breathe effortlessly now...he can run all around the streets of gold...he can sing with all the angels and rejoice in that glorious music.

I've been wanting to write a tribute for a couple weeks...but just wanted to say great words about a great man. David Lee Robertson...for whom Molly Lee got her precious name...lived 63 years. Most of those years serving our great Lord through living by example, ministering as Minister of Music for 25 years, and giving as much as he could to anyone he could. He truly was the most giving man I know....never selfish and so patient. A quiet gentle giant who knew EVERYTHING according to his children. He could tell you how to get to some hole in the wall place without a map...he just knew! He could explain taxes, politics, cooking, any subject you could think of so easily. So smart! He loved to cook...when we were little the 5 of us would sit down at the kitchen table to creation after creation. He loved to can...jelly, pickles, pickled okra, and the salsa! Oh..the salsa! Our family could down a jar of that stuff in one sitting! He had such a sense of humor...He would do this bit pretending to be George Squirrel. He would whistle talk about his love Farrah Squirrel (my mom). Every morning on my way home from work...my dad would call me to tell me our dog Chloe had some message for me. She would want me to stop by Dunkin donuts for a powdered donut or that Sassy (my parents) dog was getting on her nerves. He loved his family....loved us all getting together even when he was so sick from chemo or tired from radiation. He just wanted us to be around even when he didn't feel like talking or playing games. Having us there was enough. I'm so thankful the treatments and surgery made him cancer free..that he didn't go through all that in vain. His body was just so weak and he struggled with his lung capacity for 10 years after his by pass surgery. Pneumonia was an unexpected toll on his body he could not recover from. Even though all that is fresh in our minds...the joy of knowing he's at peace and so happy in heaven makes me smile. I am SO glad we both have Jesus as our Savior..to have the joy and peace I'll see him again when it's my time to go home! We must miss him terribly down here for now!!

My sweet Daddy

Our family minus my brother Jon.


Fox in Socks if borr-ing! How does my hair look Mommy??

Molly meeting her Uncle Jon

Casey's brother and dad over for Thanksgiving

Planting Molly's tree. A cherry tree.
Clearly it was hard work!

Friday, November 13, 2009

2 weeks old

Actually Molly's 3 weeks old today! I'm a little behind on pictures. I can't believe how time has flown...our little baby doll is getting big! Here's a short video of pictures from her 2nd week in the world! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Molly Lee Colson

Well Molly's 2 weeks old already! Time flies by with a newborn with all the feeding, diapering, cuddling, showering, eating, drinking, sleeping....it doesn't leave much time for blogging and picture editing. Here's the video of her 1st week. I worked hard on it so hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Molly Lee Colson is here!

Miss Molly was born October 23rd at 10:12 P.M. Once she decided to make her way into the world...she didn't waste any time. Casey and I had just finished grilling hamburgers....after I fixed my plate...my water broke. What a crazy experience. I was so nervous....I didn't want to go to the hospital. Ha! Like I could get out of this now! Little did I know....God truly made labor and delivery so enjoyable and honestly easier than I thought. 9 hours of labor and she was here! We are so blessed to have the little lady here and healthy. She's doing great...eating and sleeping well. Time just gets away from us. Days and nights seem to go faster and faster. We're so glad God has given us such a sweet baby girl to love.

Friday, October 23, 2009

There WILL be a new post...

My fellow bloggers...I know it's been such a long time. The past few weeks have been indescribable. With my dad unexpectedly passing away 2 1/2 weeks ago and getting ready for Molly any day I haven't had time or energy or the right words to say. Check back soon...

I plan on blogging:

A tribute to my dad
Maternity pics
Hopefully Molly!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

35 and 5 weeks

Yep...as of midnight tonight I will officially be 36 weeks. I can't believe how fast it's gone! This little lady will no longer be in my belly anytime from now up to 4 weeks. It's hard to imagine and much as I try to picture her and how our lives will change....I know my imagination can't begin to comprehend the love I'll have for her and the monumental moment when our family becomes 3!

We took these pictures yesterday when I was 35 and 5 weeks....I meant to take them earlier this week, but it's been one crazy week with my dad in the ICU, working, and attempting to prepare for Molly.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Well...my dad has pneumonia. He's still on the ventilator although they turn it off every morning to see how long he breathes. Yesterday was 10 minutes...he has to breath on his 2 hours before they'll pull the breathing tube. He's on some good antibiotics so hopefully his lungs will clear up soon. They've taken him off sedation so he's actually able to communicate with us and understand us. He can't talk b/c of the breathing tube going through his vocal cords but he spells out words on a laminated sheet. It's nice to see him awake. Here's a couple things ya'll could pray for: that the pneumonia goes away fast and does not create any other problems. Pray he's able to be extubated...come off the vent. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Please Pray

I just wanted to let everyone know my dad was put in ICU today. He's been having trouble breathing for a few weeks and has been put on oxygen and steroids. The oncologist said it was a side effect of his radiation. Apparently 6-8 months after radiation...you can get something called radiation pneumonitis.....like pneumonia without the infection. Well...today he's been having more trouble breathing so my mom took him to the ER. They put him on CPAP...a respiratory support machine that pushes air into his lungs. They think he either has pneumonia or a mucus plug in his lungs. They're going to do a bronchoscopy tomorrow to see if there's a plug. They'll
have to intubate him (put him on the ventilator) for the procedure...so pray he's able to get off easily since he has a low working lung percentage. Pray it's just a mucus plug that can easily be removed and that he can come home soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

34 Weeks and Counting...

Monday Molly turned 34 weeks! Yay! One more week and she won't have to go to the NICU if she comes early. Woo hoo! 34 weekers are definitely fine for the most part...need some help eating until they have enough energy and are SO cute...about 4 1/2 -5 pounds. But....I'd like Molly to stay in a few more weeks to get those lungs nice and ready!

We've been busy around here trying to get the nursery finished, cleaning and washing clothes and baby items people at work have so generously given us, baby showers, attempting to make her quilt in my spare time, and plus the normal everyday chores. It's really fun imagining the little girl who will be using all this stuff....sooner than we think. I'm feeling pretty good these days....still sick of course although not everyday...Praise the Lord. I get really tired ALL the time and have had to split my 3 12 hour nights up because I'm contracting. Splitting them up has helped a lot and I just try to drink a ton of water. Molly seems to literally be growing EVERY DAY! She is now big enough to kick my ribs and sqiurm all of the place! She's so low that I was hoping to avoid the rib kicking everybody talks about. It's actually not TOO bad just noticeable. It's so amazing to see her and feel her moving all around. The other day I was laying on the couch and all of a sudden one side of my stomach was flat and a HUGE lump was sticking out on the other side. Ha! I love trying to figure which body parts I can feel....her butt, knees, and feet so far I think. I went to the doctor yesterday and she's head down which is great! I had a small placenta previa (where the placenta covers the cervix) but it has moved up...a little...1 1/2 cm. He says that good enough for him so no scheduled c-section. I am preparing myself for either though. I just want her to come to the world healthy and safe. I'd rather not have the longer recovery from surgery, but considering my small frame and her big head (thanks Casey!) she may not make it out. We'll see....I'm definitley gonna try! Her head is measuring a week and a half older....bigger!

Here are a couple pics from my showers and my 34 week pic. Casey is planning on taking our maternity pics next week....so be looking for those!

34 Weeks
Man...that belly looks like it's gonna fall to the ground!
This is at my family shower on Saturday. Grammy and Grandpa Colson and Uncle Eric and Aunt Jennifer came over for the special occasion. I'm so sad we didn't get a mom and Grandmothers picture. My forgetful brain....

This is the blanket I came home from the hospital in. My mom gave me this, my coming home outfit, and several of my baby blankets and outfits. It was so sweet!
My niece Murphy checking out the rocker my Grandmother gave me. It was my mom's as a baby. She recanned the seat which looks amazing. I still can't believe she did that for me. Murph apparently will have to get used to it!

Some friends at work gave me a shower last night at the Cheesecake Factory. Mmmm! This was the label on the cupcakes boxes my friend Brooke made.
These are the beautiful and yummy bird cupcakes my friends Brooke and Danielle made with fondant and all!
These are beautiful thank you notes Brooke made. It's hard to see but they say Molly on them and have different animals. I can't believe the time and thought that went into these.
Creative Brooke again put together this sweet outfit with Molly embroidered and all!

The pregnant Mamas at work! There are 6 of us pregnant right now! Nobody drink the water at Northside!! Lauren on the left is preggers with twin boys! And Amy in the middle is having a boy in January!

Some of the great friends who came out in the torrential downpour last night for my shower! My friend Danielle's little boy Ferris is the legs stick up. Ha!

My sweet friends Danielle, Brooke, and Leslie who gave me the shower. And of course...Ferris the monkey! Hee Hee!

Isn't this so cute? Brooke made this frame and had people sign notes for Molly.

Creative Danielle cross stitched this for me. It'll look great in her room!