Update on Samaria Rae...

In case you're not familiar with that name, Samaria Rae is the name of our daughter. She is due on October 26th of this year. We have set a C-section for the 21st of October...or as my wife calls it, "the slice-and-dice".

We are always giving you updates on Caleb, who is 14 months last Tuesday. So we (not wanting to be the kind of parents who show favoritism to one child, and totally forget to take pictures during the first 5 years of the other child) want to update you on how Samaria is doing. This info is from babycenter.com.

Samaria now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder (like Daddy). Her skin is also smoother than ever (like Mommy). Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well.

Momma is doing well, too. Getting more and more uncomfortable as the days progress, but all in all she is healthy. I have to remind her to eat sometimes (not because she is trying to be a bad Mom, but because she is so consumed with caring for Caleb and I that she sometimes forgets, which I have no concept of...forgetting to eat, that is), and she will lie awake most nights out of her discomfort. For some reason, Samaria is a nocturnal mammal, and will only come awake during the wee hours of the night. But we will still love her like she was our own...cuz she is!


  1. Sounds like you guys are really getting ready for Samaria to come.

  2. Hey Kara -- I'll leave you a hint -- Disneyland in the early 1990's... Big ol' party with Bill, Teresa and a bunch of other crazy people :) T gave me your blog address... I've enjoyed catching up on your life thru your blog. Cute hubby and baby boy by the way :) Karen, in case you're still wondering :)

  3. I forgot -- you can email me at srenrut@gmail.com :) I have a private blog; I'll send you an invite so you can see my (not so little anymore!) son... Oh, and my dog's cute too :)