Saturday, October 10, 2009

Introducing Jacob

Jacob Daniel Bird
9 lbs. 6 oz.
22" long
First cuddles together, moments after birth
the proud papa
The happy mama
The excited biggest brother
The reluctant big brother (he preferred reading "The Little Engine that Could"
to meeting Jacob.)
Hugs and Kisses from Jonah

Thanks to those who left well-wishes after my last post. As you might imagine, life has been much like a whirlwind since I last blogged! Here's a recap of events:
I had my 39 week appointment last Monday, at which time my dr., my husband, and I decided it was best to induce. He said we could come in at midnight that night to begin the process, and he predicted I would be holding the baby by lunchtime the following day. We dropped the boys off with their grandparents so we could get some rest before heading to the hospital. (Though who can sleep when there is so much excitement and anticipation, I don't know.)
Scott and I arrived at the hospital at midnight and got checked in and paperwork signed. The pitocin drip was started at about 1:30 a.m. Given my history of a quick delivery with my 2nd (about 2 hours from start to finish) my dr. instructed the nurses to watch very carefully and go slowly with the pitocin. I don't remember what time the contractions started, but they were not very painful and I could rest in between them, drifting in and out of sleep until about 4:00 a.m. when they were coming regularly. By 5:00 a.m., I was in a true labor pattern, having to concentrate through each contraction. Scott was a great labor coach, doing just what I needed at just the right time. At 7:24 a.m., baby Jacob Daniel Bird was born. He is a blessing and we are rejoicing in God's gift to us!

Thanks for looking/reading!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Update

Well our third little Bird should be here sometime tomorrow. We are going to the hospital tonight at midnight to begin the process of induction. I've never done it this way, but I'm glad to have an end in sight. We were able to drop the boys off at Grandma and Grandpa's house for a sleepover so that Scott and I can get some rest before we head to the hospital. It's nice to know that they're happy and settled, as opposed to waiting for help to arrive and hoping it gets here before the baby starts to crown! =)
So...I'm off to get some rest. I'll aim to get pictures posted before the end of the week, but I'll make no guarantees!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Final week-cartridge giveaway

I've posted this a few times on my blog already, but Provo Craft is giving away 100 free Winter Woodland cartridges in celebration of its release because it is the 100th Cricut cartridge available. To enter for your chance, go to, click on community, and go to the Cricut chat message board--there is a post at the top of the page you must comment on. To learn more about the Winter Woodland cartridge, click HERE.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs, our challenge was to use song lyrics, 3 photos, and Storybook for the title (but I didn't remember that part when I was doing this LO--oops!) And, I thought we were supposed to use our Cuttlebug, but it turns out that was from a previous challenge. I think I might be losing my mind.
Anyway, this layout was done using SCAL. The title is from 2 ttf's. I think the name of the one used for 'Ball Game' is called Allstar. The silhouettes along the bottom of the page are dingbats from the ttf 'Baseball.'
I downloaded the Dodger's logo and transferred it to an .svg file in Inkscape so I could import it into SCAL.
The cuttlebug folder I used is 'Tiny Bubbles.'

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Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


This page is a little different in that it's not of a 'live' character but of a ride. But, the .svg file I found of Dumbo on Mardenz' blog was just too cute not to make. The title was cut with SCAL using an altered ttf. I do not know the company of the red and white striped paper, but the other paper is from the DCWV All About Boys stack.
Thanks for looking!

Week 4-Winter Woodland Giveaway

Just a reminder that this is week 4 of Provo Craft's Winter Woodland giveaway! They are celebrating the release of their 100th Cricut cartridge by giving 100 of them away. Sign up for a chance to win at The post is at the top. Click HERE to learn more about Winter Woodland.