Thursday, December 11, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thanks mammaw for the "little turkey" duds!
Check out my new trick . . . I can sit up pretty good when I'm supported. I like this view!
Sweet baby blues!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Enjoy the show!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
For the die hards . . . . you can check out the album on picasa to see the pictures a bit larger. Its worth it!
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here's a little photo video I put together from our Labor Day weekend with the Stenbergs at Clear Lake. Turn up your sound . . . this one has some music!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
He'll be 8 weeks old this Thursday. I'll post more pictures then!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
One of my most favorite shots is the one of the FOUR red-heads: Callen, Daddy, Papaw Tom, and Grandpa Stenberg. NO QUESTION where the red hair came from! -
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
We had a good time at Clear Lake over the weekend. Mark's mom (Grandma Stenberg) was a huge blessing to me as I was able to have some moments to relax while she had some goooood grandma time! We are glad to be home now.
Here are some more pictures for the Callen fans!
First Photo: Check me out Aunt Sonee . . . I'm a lake boy!
Daddy and Callen
Family Photo and Mommy and Callen
Friday, July 11, 2008
Callen with Grandma Stenberg
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
2nd thought: "what do I do...I don't remember what I am supposed to do!"
Everything progressed rather rapidly. We had not expected the medication to knock her into labor. The doctor broke the water at 4, and then did another procedure to "finish out the cervix" at 5am. This is when the pushing began. The doctor said "now the work starts".
p.s. If he had been born the on the fourth I think a patriotic came would have been in order....I think something like.... George Jefferson.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Due Date: An item should be returned or turned in at that time. Library books, reports for school . . . . and the like. Also there seems to a "penalty" inherant in a late performance when the word "due date" is used. With a baby . . . . there is no penalty. It just doesn't show up on its due date. As in the case of BABY STENBERG. No action.
Estimated Date of Delivery: I read this suggested term in one of my many baby books. I like it better. It suggests that maybe something will arrive on the date we tell you, maybe it won't. Again, as in the case of Baby Stenberg.
At our appointment today, Dr. Beer made a suggestion that we've decided to take.
We'll check in to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon to start the process of inducing labor. I won't actually be induced until Thursday, so don't expect any updates till either late Thursday or maybe even Friday. Mark JUST MIGHT get his fourth of July baby after all!
We appreciate your prayers as we go through this process. We can't wait to meet the baby and introduce him or her to all of you!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Blood pressure is still down. 1 cm dilated (TMI???)
Back home for more rest . . . BUT I can add the recliner to my sitting locations now! Yippee for change of scenery!
We have another appointment on Friday.
Must be that I've just created the perfect place for this baby and he/she is in NO hurry to vacate! That's OK. We'll wait.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So, it is the couch or bed (with a few minutes in between for showers and an email check NOW and then . . . . ) for Mandy B Stenberg.
Pray that Baby will decide to come on his or her own and we can proceed with our "plans" for a natural childbirth.
Pray that I will follow doc's orders.
Our connection group and other church family has already been a huge blessing to us. They have meals planned and folks are calling all the time to check on us. We are blessed and loved.
Best way to contact us: email or cell phone.
THANKS for praying!
Monday, June 16, 2008
This past Thursday at my now weekly doc appointment I had pretty high blood pressure. So the doctor told me to take it easy for the next few days, stay off my feet as much as possible. Easy to do unless you have a wedding scheduled to photograph and work on Sunday and Day Camp with 72 campers starting on Monday . . .
But . . .
I found some great friends/fellow photographers to sub for me at the wedding
Left work early on Sunday
and I have been sitting most of Day Camp today just giving everyone else direction!
So we have an ultrasound scheduled tomorrow and we'll know more about if the high blood pressure was a one day fluke or an issue we need to address sooner than later. You can just pray that all will be well and that I will continue to follow doc's orders!
I'll let you know when we know anything else!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
And for those who want a closer look, here's the link to the Picasa album:
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I'll post more after the big family shin dig this weekend. That's right . . . Angie B becomes Angie L this Memorial Day weekend. Pray for safe travels for us!
Friday, April 25, 2008
NO SIGN OF FIFTH'S DISEASE!
And we are done with ultrasounds for good! They won't do any more testing at this point and the doctor says at this point there is no risk that I will develop the virus!
Thank you so much for praying!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
What does it mean for baby Stenberg?
Well, fifth's disease can cause anemia (lower red blood cell production) in unborn children if the mom contracts the virus. So far, I have not contracted the virus. My immune system is fighting it off. So . . . that's prayer request number one - that God will direct my body to continue to fight the virus and that I will NOT contract it.
How will we know?
I am to the point in my pregnancy (27weeks) where normally I would begin to see the doctor every two weeks anyway. So along with those regular appointments, we'll be getting an ultrasound every two weeks where they will look at the blood flow in the umbilical cord (modern medicine is amazing) and just follow along to see if there is any indication that that baby is being affected. IF over the course of the next six weeks or so everything continues to look normal, then we'll assume I've fought off the virus and there will be no further testing or concern. But IF something comes up, I'll be sent to Des Moines to baby specialist for further testing.
Of course, I'm hoping for the best and believing that God can protect both me and the baby.
So, put us on your prayer list and I'll keep you posted!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Let it be known . . . . I am only doing this for those friends and loved ones far away.
Yep, we are 24 weeks along (25 on Tuesday) and plans are well underway for the baby's room. We've finished the new guest room and bathroom downstairs and have moved all the furniture down there too. The baby's room is empty now, waiting on our furniture - sweet hand-me-downs from Mark's brother and sister in law.
My mom and Jerry are coming next week. We have another ultrasound and I invited mom to join me for this one. She's pretty excited.
No, we still don't know what we are having, and we are still not planning to find out!
Yes, we have names picked out. No, we aren't sharing them.
I need to go register for baby stuff. That's next on my list. Maybe I'll do that while mom is here too!
That's about it for now!