Thursday, July 28, 2011
We were having a really hard time finding a place, but God provided a wonderful apartment within our budget on Monday (the day before we were scheduled to head back to South Carolina) afternoon before the apartment offices closed. Praise the Lord!
(Eli on the mattress with hardly any air left)
I was sitting on the floor next to the open window with Eli laying on the blow up mattress right next to me. A huge gust of wind came through the window and completely blew it out. It was not hinged correctly and glass went everywhere. I honestly do not know how Eli and I did not get hit with the glass. The only answer is that there are several Angels with large cuts walking around. I was pretty shocked at what happened.
David had the presence of mind to call the emergency maintenance line and we had as much help as we could get in the middle of the night with no electricity in our apartment to shed light on the situation.
We had prayed before we moved to VA that we would find a place with wonderful management as the place we left was amazing. We wanted to meet the manager and the maintenance men eventually, but because of the window and no power we quickly became friends with them. They are all wonderful! The next day the guys came and vacuumed up all the glass, installed a new window and brought a portable AC unit that they powered from the hall until the power was turned on. God took care of everything. It was a little crazy, but He is so good to us!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Yesterday , July 3rd, was my due date and to our delight, we already were holding are beautiful baby boy, Eli. (I know I am his mommy, but I think he is the cutest baby ever.) It is amazing how one moment I was waddling because I was 39 weeks pregnant and the next waddling because my water broke at 0255 in the morning and we were walking into the hospital.
Labor was the farthest thing from a picnic (as I am sure all mothers would agree). Thanks to my incredible husband , the advice of my wonderful sister-in-law Amy to use Hypnobaby (a deep relaxation pain management technique that encourages positive thinking and attitude toward labor…pretty
amazing…you should look it up), and my labor/delivery nurse Erin, I was able to get through naturally. I could not have done it without them!
So let us introduce you to Eli David Bundy. Born June 28th, 2011 at 1332. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz., measured 19 inches long, and is perfect. We had to stay an extra night at the hospital related to Eli’s bilirubin being borderline. He is doing ok now, but you will be able to see in the pictures that he is YELLOW!
In honor of it being the 4th of July, we thought we would post a family picture from last Independence Day followed by one from today. Little did we know how much life would change from then to now!
Nap with Daddy.