More Pictures

Hi there. We are still in the hospital. Everyone is doing great. We are going home tomorrow morning. Jonah is so handsome! Joe is a natural daddy. I am hanging in there trying to breast feed. It is a lot harder than it looks. I have some more pictures to share and I will update as soon as I can.



Here are some pictures.


He is here!

Jonah Blaine Hodson made his debut today at 12:01 p.m. The c-section went very well, I am having issues with gmail and facebook here at the hospital, but I hope to send some pictures in the morning. I am going to try to sleep now.



Less than 48 hours to go....

My parents are flying in tonight! Yeah! I was hoping that this guy would hold off until they got here and it looks like he is going to. Joe and I have been preparing for Jonah's arrival every weekend by doing a lot of projects around the house. I think the house is prepared, I am not sure if I am. I told Joe that this week is like the week before we got married. I wasn't anxious about the actual event, but those few days leading up to it racked my nerves. I am really excited to be a mom and meet this little guy, I am just nervous about everything leading up to that point. I am not all that excited to have a c-section, but I know it will all be okay. What a weekend this is going to be. Joe and I are going to miss the Teb's Troops Call to Arms for the first time since it began. We are both a little disappointed because we look forward to this event every year. We are excited that our little guy is going to share a birthday with our special friend Tricia. We miss her and we know that Jonah would have loved sharing a birthday with her! If you are in Indianapolis be sure to go to this great event. You can get details at www.tebstroops.org.
In Eli news, his allergies are under control. We don't think it is the food, but he is off his medication as of today so we will find out. He is going to spend the week with his Aunt Amy as we prepare for the baby's arrival. I keep telling him he gets to go play with the puppies (Amy has 2 dogs) and he gets really excited. We will see how he does when he comes back and he has to deal with an infant. Well, I should get going. I still have a lot to do before picking up my parents at the airport. If I don't write before the big event, I will post some pictures as soon as I can.


Easter Pictures

Here are a couple of Easter Pictures of Joe and I. I am huge! Only 12 more days!


9 months

The ninth month. The best and worst month of them all. I am so uncomfortable and I can hardly breathe. However, only three weeks to go until I meet this little man. I am very excited and scared at the same time. I am very anxious about seeing Jonah for the first time. I wonder what he is going to look like (hopefully he will take after my handsome husband). I have 2 1/2 weeks left of school before I take my maternity leave. I won't have to go back until August 10th. I would post some pictures of my expansive belly, but I have a rash on my stomach and it looks terrible. Hopefully it will go away before the big event. The nursery is finished. We have everything we need thanks to our family and friends. We are so very thankful to everyone who supports us. I am sure that we will be needing your moral support here soon when we have no idea what we are doing.

Joe is going to take two weeks off when the baby comes, so he has been busy at work. He has been running and biking with Eli every chance he gets (depending on the Indiana weather). He has been practicing his music, and taking some time out to read. I really hope he can continue all of his activities after baby comes. Eli has been to the doggie dermatologist two times now. We believe that it is allergies and not an immune system deficiency. That is the good news, the bad news is that we still don't know what he is allergic to. We are starting with his food. He is on a very strict diet of prescription food and the only treats he can have is marshmallows. He is already showing improvement so cross your fingers that it is only food.

I am really going to miss my kids after I leave to have the baby. I have really enjoyed my class this year. I know the teacher taking over and I am confident that they will be in good hands. I hope I can make it the next two and a half weeks. We will see. I passed that stupid portfolio, and I need to get my permanent license this week some time. That is a load off. I have been reading a lot this spring break. I don't think that I will have a chance for a while. I re-read the last Harry Potter book and the Twilight series. I am going to miss reading whenever I want to. It looks like a storm is coming. I better go and make sure the basement is okay.