Friday, December 4, 2009

More Pics

So I have a feeling the majority of the blog posts on here for the next few months are going to be pictures of our sweet baby. Hope that's ok with everyone who follows along! :-) There will be some commentary as well, of course.

These are from yesterday:

Caleb and Mommy

Nap time with Daddy!

I can't believe how quickly Caleb is changing. It's only been 2 weeks and he already looks so much older! He's been awake a lot more over the last few days. So far he just looks around very wide-eyed and makes cute baby noises. He loves to stare into your eyes and does a good job of fixing on objects/people.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2 Weeks Old

Here's a few pics of our little cutie over the last couple of days:

During one of his naps peaceful and cute!

Helping mom fold clothes

And checking things out

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I'm very proud to introduce Caleb Spurgeon Webb to you:

Our little man is a precious gift from God. He is a very peaceful, calm baby and loves to sleep (except in the middle of the night). He's actually asleep in my arms right now. He loves to eat, but tends to fall asleep about halfway through feedings. He's a cuddle bug and has already been loved on greatly by family and friends. We can watch him sleep for hours on end, and he's actually fairly animated when he's sleeping - making lots of faces and cute noises. And now he's waking up and anxious to eat, so we'll finish this later! :-)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Getting Adjusted

Sorry for the delay in updating. We're home from the hospital and have our precious son, Caleb Spurgeon Webb. He's absolutely amazing and we're getting adjusted to life with a newborn. It's definitely an adventure. I feel like my days aren't really starting until about 2:00 in the afternoon and then by about 9:00 pm we're ready for bed (sleeping is sporadic to say the least). I've been extremely, extremely extremely grateful for all the help and love from those around us during the last week. Stephen is an awesome father and help, and my mom is staying with us and taking care of so many details...her help has been priceless. Once we get into a little more of a routine, I'll be back to updating on a more regular basis. I hope to get some pictures up here soon. Our internet is slow when it comes to uploading pictures and I need to sort through all the pictures of the last week, which will take a little time. We love you all and hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

We're headed to the hospital tomorrow for a 6am induction! I am so excited to know that Caleb will be here soon! Thanks for all the wonderful notes and prayers. We truly are thankful for them and can't wait to introduce you all to our precious little one.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This Baby is Late!

Still waiting. Today I'm not feeling very patient...

So glad my mom made it in town. Originally we didn't think she'd make it before Caleb was born. Now she's here and waiting with us. :-) We're trying to find things to do to pass the time. At least Wednesday is only 3 days away. Have I mentioned that we're scheduled for an induction early Wednesday morning? When it was first discussed, I thought there was no way we'd make it that far, and now it's just a couple days away. We can make it to Wednesday...if we have to. :-)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

No Baby Yet

Well, we're back home and no baby Caleb so far. I was admitted to the hospital last night with contractions anywhere from 3-5 min apart, but they started to decrease as the evening progressed. Not exactly the direction we were hoping to go in. I'm still having little ones today, but nothing like we're waiting again. He'll be here eventually!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maybe, Possibly?!

We're headed to the hospital! I sure hope this is the real thing. I've been having pains all day and they've gotten stronger and closer together. Talked with the dr's office and they said when they get 5 min apart to come in. We're there, so we're heading in... We'll update when we can! Be praying for us!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Still Waiting

No big news yet to update you on. Our due date is Thursday, so we're literally just waiting for things to start happening.

God blessed me with a great reminder yesterday that He is in control, which is much, much better than me being in control, and things will happen in His timing, which is perfect and planned out with a perspective that can see so far beyond my immediate viewpoint. My sovereign God sees every one of Caleb's days and how they will play out. He knows each step he will take as he journeys through his life. He knows the number of hairs on his head this very minute, as well as when he is 15 and 55. I'm so thankful for God's character. I can trust Him completely. So I'm ok to wait for His timing with this baby, even if it means another week of waiting!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Just had my 39 week check-up. Doc says Caleb is in the right position and we're just waiting for things to happen...could be tonight/could be over a week... it's pretty much just a waiting game. I know there's probably a big lesson in patience and waiting on the Lord that I should be learning, and maybe I am, but I sure do just want this little guy to come! I am trying to rest in the knowledge that things will happen in God's timing and when Caleb is ready. God's plan truly is better than my own. It sure would be nice if I could get a hint though! :-)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

39 Wk Pic

We head back to the Dr tomorrow for an update! Here's a pic at the start of week 39...any day now!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Content Baby

Quick Weekly Dr Apt Update: Caleb is nice and happy and hasn't made any new movements toward entering the world. Still two weeks til the due date. :-)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

38 Week Pics

We're getting so close to the end! It's just two weeks until our due date. I'm feeling great and still haven't really felt any signs of Caleb getting closer to coming (not that that means anything). As far as I know, I haven't had any contractions yet - fake or real ones. I'm definitely tired, emotional, and get worn down pretty quickly, but Stephen might tell you I've been that way for the last nine months. :-) I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow, so we'll see what they have to say.

Last week when I went in, the first thing the nurse asked me was if I was prepared to stay if needed. As in, be admitted to the hospital that afternoon if they found we had progressed a lot. That really took me by surprise (especially since Stephen was out of town and there had been absolutely nothing to make me think we were close to having this baby yet). I think she was just checking to make sure I was prepared, and you had better believe I am this time! The bag is packed and going down to the car tonight. The car seat is installed. Baby room is ready can help with the rest when she gets here. So this time if she asks, I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be! But like I said above, nothing much is happening yet, so I wouldn't be surprised if we still have two more weeks to go (and hopefully not any longer than that!). I'll be sure to update after the appointment tomorrow!

And now, pictures at the start of week 38!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Best Parts of the Season

It's that time of the year again! The weather is getting cooler, warm clothes coming out of storage, fires and s'mores on our back patio (maybe sometime this week!) and one of my personal favorites - a cup of hot chocolate is never far away! I'm sitting at my desk at work right now with my first cup of work-time hot chocolate of the season. When everyone else is loading up their coffee mugs with coffee in the kitchen at work, I'm filling mine with yummy hot chocolate!

There's just something fun and seasonal about hot chocolate. We enjoy it so much around our house that last year Stephen actually asked for a Hot Chocolate Maker for his birthday and got one! We used it lots last year (of course, with Stephen's favorite hot chocolate mix from Ghiradelli) and last night he made some for us again! It was perfect and brought the warm fuzzies of fall/winter thoughts to my mind. I almost declared out loud that this is my favorite time of the year, but then I remembered how much I love cool spring mornings with the sun shining brightly and dew on the new flowers. And how much I love sitting in the sunshine during the summer. And putting on long-sleeve shirts and sitting around the fire during the fall. And the joy of the holidays and family during the winter. So then I decided that I love ALL the seasons and get pretty excited with the arrival of each new one.

So right now I'm thrilled that it's getting cold outside and I get to sip my yummy hot chocolate. I'm thankful for the place God has us right now in the world, where we get to see a glimpse of His creativity, beauty, and wisdom through four distinct seasons. And most of all I'm thankful for the Creator of those seasons.

"Every day I will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:2,3

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

36 Weeks!

Wow. We're 36 weeks! Caleb is so close to being here and Stephen and I couldn't be more excited. Here's some new belly shots that we took TODAY, so you can't get much more up-to-date than that!
Can I just say that I was a little shocked when I saw these pictures? I knew that my belly was getting big, but wow. Seeing it in pictures is a little different that my aerial perspective of just looking straight down and only being able to see the top! Our little guy is supposed to be just under 6 lbs right now. I'm thanking the Lord tonight for Caleb's safe and healthy life thus far and praying for God's protection over him as he prepares to enter the world! Only a few weeks to go!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Almost Finished Nursery

Here's my disclaimer that I still have a few piles around the room of gifts we got at last weekend's baby shower that I haven't found a home for yet. It's not perfect or 100% complete, but I'm pretty sure Caleb wouldn't mind too terribly if he had to come home to it the way it is now.

We'll start at the entrance and work our way around the room. As you open the door, here is what you see:
We'll probably add a floor lamp behind the crib, which will kind of fill in the empty space over there.

Here's the changing table in all it's glory:

And the crib with it's awesome bedding:

Then the side table with my new favorite book: "The Jesus Storybook Bible." There will be many story times that come from here!

Then the couch (which opens into two recliners):

Then the swing (bear is filling the seat until Caleb is ready to use it):

Then the closets (there are two, and I've put a bookshelf in one to serve as a dresser of sorts):
And that is the tour around the nursery. The room is square and the door to the room is between the 2 closets.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Glimpses of the Nursery

I'm still collecting pictures from last weekend's baby shower, so I thought I'd post a few other pictures to tide you over for another day or two. These are pictures we took probably 3-4 weeks ago. We've actually done a lot more to the nursery since then, but you can still get a preliminary glimpse.
We now have a mattress and bedding for the crib, which look AWESOME! I've got some great pics of the bedding, and I'll definitely post those in the near future.

Stephen relaxing in the nursery. This loveseat was our first big purchase as a married couple out in California. It fits pretty nicely in Caleb's room and as you can see, each seat reclines, which is great.

More to come!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Baby Shower Pics Coming Soon!

Hey All. So it has been a while since I've updated on here...if you can believe it, my belly is even bigger than in the last post and baby Caleb is getting very close to being here! We're just over a month from our due date - 5 weeks! I feel like that is about as long as a blink right now.

The last few weeks have been busy as usual, but a little more crazy than normal. We woke up a few Monday mornings ago to a flood in our basement, which created a frenzy of activity and after-effects that will continue for the next few months. Let's just say fully finished basement + flooding = floors being torn up, furniture/books/stuff relocated, a month of drying out and then floors having to be put back in. Oh, and the yard work that will soon commence to correct the drainage problems that resulted in said flooding. Have I mentioned on here that we're having a baby in about a month?!? Aside from the fact that the whole ordeal is a big pain in the rear and happened at one of the most inconvenient times possible........long pause for's truly not the end of the world. There's actually lots to be thankful for - family that is taking care of things, friends who have helped out, a whole second floor that is fully liveable, etc. All that plus the fact that we're now a couple weeks removed from the initial shock means I'm ready to move forward.

And moving forward leads to a lovely and always too short visit from Uncle Lee that happened 2 weekends ago, a visit from my mom and sisters that happened this past weekend, and our first baby shower last weekend. So much to talk about! You better believe I will have at least one whole post (if not more!) all about last weekend. I need to download pictures to the computer and find a few more minutes to sit still and we'll get a full recount. To keep you in further suspense, I have to say that the cake at the shower was probably the most amazing and CUTE cake ever to make an appearance at a baby shower. AND IT WAS MADE BY MY OH-SO-TALENTED SISTER (in-law) JAYCI ADAMS!!! Seriously, you've got to see the pictures - it's unbelievable.

So more to come...hopefully before this baby comes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

30 Weeks

Quick picture update, cause Mom requested it. :-) Here we are at 30 weeks. Things are still going very smoothly. We got a little more work done around the house yesterday getting ready for Caleb to join us. I mostly stood there and made requests and Stephen did all the actual work, for which I'm VERY appreciative! He was pretty funny because he kept saying things like "don't fall down" when I would just be standing there watching him move things, and "hold onto the hand rail" when I'd be was walking down the stairs (which I walk multiple times every single day). I guess he is in protective mode, which is both funny and cute at the same time.

Next doctor's appointment is at the end of next week, so hopefully I'll have a picture update AND a doctor update for you. Exciting, I know. ;-)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We have a Crib!

Baby Prep Update: Yesterday Stephen picked up and put together the crib and changing table!!! I LOVE THEM! I realize it's kinda silly to get excited about a piece of furniture, but in my mind this is the beginnings of making Caleb's room into an actual nursery. We had already cleared the room out and moved a love seat into the room (it reclines and is easy to fall asleep in, which I'm thinking will come in very handy), but that was pretty much the extent of the nursery prep so far. Now that we have a crib and changing table, it's actually starting to look like a nursery!

I have to brag just a little bit about this crib (and sing some praises to God as He provides even in the little things) because we got such a great deal on it. You might have heard of Craigslist - the online site where you can post items you are wanting to sell/get rid of so that other people in your community can buy/have them. I've personally bought and sold a handful of pieces of furniture on Craigslist at some great prices. I've been scanning the baby section for a few weeks to see if I could find a good deal on some of the baby items we still need, and last week I came across a beautiful crib and changing table at a great price! Most of the other nice cribs I'd been seeing were at least a hundred dollars more than what we paid and they didn't include a separate changing table, so I was pretty excited when I saw this one. I went and checked out the crib last week and then yesterday Stephen picked them up. It was kinda late by the time we got home and got them in the room, so I didn't take any pictures but I'm hoping to tonight!** Hooray for being just a little closer to having things ready for our little man when he gets here.

**Pictures are now above!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

28 Weeks

Once again the month has almost slipped by me and I'm behind on updates. We're moving right along with the pregnancy. I think it's pretty obvious that Caleb has been growing quite a bit lately. Comments I've been getting the last few weeks run along the lines of "You are definitely pregnant. There's no hiding it now." "That baby has popped out!" "All of a sudden you are showing." I've been thinking these thoughts for a few months now, but apparently we've reached the stage where everyone else thinks so too. :-)
I'm 28 weeks pregnant now, which means we're into the 3rd trimester, I have about 12 weeks left (give or take), and the calendar is showing less than 3 months until Caleb is here! I'm still feeling great and doctor's reports are all good. We're very thankful for these blessings! Caleb continues to kick and roll around a lot, and Stephen and I have been enjoying watching my tummy dance as he moves.
Stephen and I went on vacation last week and had an awesome time just relaxing and being together. We jokingly called it our second honeymoon/babymoon - the last big vacation before we are officially parents. It was such a great week of being with my best friend in the whole world and I can't really imagine it being much more perfect. We slept in everyday, ate at some great restaurants, took in some of the sights, and just enjoyed each other's company. Perfect.

I have been wanting to get some pictures of Stephen on here because I feel like they have all been me and my belly lately. My wonderful husband deserves some of the spotlight as well, so here he is with our newly purchased highchair. This was a present from my Grandparents. Since we were in Arkansas when we saw them last, they gave us a gift card to use for the highchair and I wanted to make sure I got a picture of it on here for Grandma Vicky to see. It's still in the box at the moment, but we'll be sure to put another picture up when there's a little boy sitting in that seat with baby food all over his face. I can't wait! :-)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Over Half-Way There!

24 Weeks:

22 Weeks:
Can you tell there's been some growth over the last month!?! :-) I figured I'd put the pictures up first cause I know that's what you really wanted to see. :-) It has definitely become obvious that I'm pregnant and Caleb is really starting to show. Over the last week I've had to move a good bit of my clothes to the back of the closet cause they don't fit anymore. Good thing Janet and Jayci showed up not too long ago with their arms full of maternity outfits for me to look through!

As I'm sitting here typing, I'm also watching my belly make little jumps. Caleb has gotten strong enough that his kicks can be seen on my belly! Stephen gets a kick out of watching him push my stomach around, and the other day I think Caleb decided to try his hand at jumping jacks because it felt like he was moving in 4 different directions at one time. It seems like he moves around the most right after I've eaten - definitely a boy in there!

For the 4th of July Stephen and I went to Arkansas to be part of the annual Johnson family lake week. We had a blast even though we were only able to be there a few days. It was great to see everyone and they surprised us and had a baby shower for us while we were there! We got a lot of great, super cute baby items that I can't wait to use on baby Caleb. My goal this week is to get a few of the baby shower pictures on here for you to see. Stephen will be in Atlanta this week taking some classes, so hopefully I'll have a chance one of these evenings to put those pictures up for ya'll. More to come soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Update Soon!

I promise to post an update on here over the weekend. I feel like the month of July has flown by! We actually took 22 week pics and I even uploaded them to the computer, but they haven't made it to the blog yet... Now we'll have to do 22 week and 24 week pics together.

Stephen and I are doing great. Just thinking about how busy things have been for me this month makes me exhausted, which is pretty much how I've been feeling every day by the time my head hits the pillow (if I wasn't already feeling it by about 3:00 in the afternoon). You know the feeling when you have been so wrapped up in projects that by the end of the day you literally can't think straight anymore? Yeah, that has been hitting around 4 pm the last few weeks. I'm not sure if it's more from the pregnancy or just from being so swamped at work. I'm expecting another week or two of the same, and then maybe work will slow down some. PLUS we're going on a little end of summer vacation in 2 weeks, so that's sure to help! I'm definitely needing one right now!

On another note, I got to hear Stephen speak to the youth on Wednesday night. He did a fantastic job and I was so encouraged and challenged by the message he gave. He taught on the supremacy of Christ from Hebrews 1:1-4. It was such a great reminder of the beautiful, mind-blowing act of Christ making atonement for our sins. Just hearing about our great God and the great price He paid to redeem mankind (sinful me) almost made me cry. And then to read in Hebrews 1:3, that "after He had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" and took His rightful place on the throne, just makes me want to give Him the praise He is due even more. And I can't think of anything more precious than to hear that coming so lovingly, eloquently, and humbly out of the mouth of my husband. I have truly been blessed beyond measure.

Well, more to come this weekend but now I need to go get busy with the things of the day. I took a much needed half-day off work and slept in, so it's time to start moving in that direction. I hope you guys are all doing well!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's a Boy!

We're having a boy!!! Today was the big day for the ultrasound and baby Webb did not disappoint! His name is Caleb Spurgeon Webb (Spurgeon from Charles H. Spurgeon, great Baptist preacher of old). Needless to say, today was a really big day and full of excitement and I am pretty much exhausted now. I'm going to let the pictures do the talking for the most part. Stephen and I are thrilled to be having a little boy and pray that he will grow up to love and serve the Lord.

Waiting before our Dr's appointment. Here's Grandpa Jeff and Aunt Jayci.

Grandma Janet, Me, and Stephen

It's a boy! Here's a cupcake to celebrate!

Jayci made these awesome cupcakes in honor of baby Caleb.

Here's some pictures of little Caleb. There is a face, a leg, and a foot in this picture. Can you see them?

Here's a facial profile:

And one more face pic.

And lastly, here's me at 20 weeks. This is the same day we found out we're having a boy!