/> SLO in Arkansas: July 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

More Pics!!!

Ya'll check out mimi and papa!

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hello again everyone! This is silas if you have not noticed by the shortness of these messages.
All is well in Arkansas. Here are a few more Pics. i will send more later.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Tyson Rhodes Orbison
Born :Friday July 20, 2007
8 lbs. 6 oz. / 21 1/2 in.
Here are a few pics of baby Ty . I hope everyone can view these
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

8 days or less!!!

Just a quick update on the pregnancy front. I am 39 weeks and nothing is happening still. Im glad Ty is comfy hanging out and getting bigger, but I am anxious to meet him too:) My doctor told me he would be out of town for 4 days this week too...Wed through Sat, and I really want him to be the one to deliver the baby, so that is not good news. Anyway, he is having me come in on Tuesday the 17th to see if anything is progressing before he leaves, and if not, then hopefully I can hang in there a few more days until he gets back into town!! He said if I have not had him by my due date on the 23rd, then he will induce me.
I have really mixed emotions about this. I cannot wait for him to get here, but don't want to rush things either if he isn't ready to come out yet. On the other hand, 40 weeks has felt eternal and Im ready for the next part to begin!! Mostly I just want my doctor to be around for the grand finale, since he has been so supportive through my entire pregnancy, and I would really prefer not to have some stranger deliver my first baby. I know all these things are totally out of my control, which is why I have a hard time with them!! I am so excited I can't stand it, and am a little overwhelmed that I will be bringing home a baby in 8 days or less!! It just puts a big smile on my face every time I say that:)
I will also include some pictures of me here in my last days and big as ever, but it may take a few days. Silas and I went on a shopping spree this weekend and got a new computer, and I will have to download all my pictures again before I can post them. Im really excited about the new stuff, but it will take me a while to learn how to work it all!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Wow. I cannot even begin to express how grateful Silas and I both are at the amazing outpouring of love, advice, support, and gifts that have been showered on us over these last few months. It really touches my heart to see how loved we are, as well as this baby, before he even gets here. I have tried my best to get all my thank you notes out, but just wanted to say again to all who have been involved in some way as we get ready to become parents...Thanks. Each one of you is truly a blessing to our lives and I hope I have let you know how much you mean to me:) As exciting as this time is, it is also a little overwhelming and intimidating, and I feel comforted by the circle of friends and family we have around us who are so willing to offer a helping hand and share in this journey with us. God has blessed our family beyond anything I could have imagined, and His love is felt so much in the presence of the special people He has placed in our lives. Please know that all you have done is greatly appreciated. We can't wait for Ty to meet all of you and enjoy getting to know you!