Friday, December 28, 2007


We have had a wonderful, busy week which has included time with my parents, and time with Eric's parents and sister. It has been such a great Christmas. The other day we went to Portrait Innovations and took some pictures. They turned out really well so I thought I would share a few! Later I will post some pictures from Christmas with the families. I hope that everyone had a great holiday.

On another note, I just have to share how much the Lord has blessed us recently.  It has been amazing and we are so thankful to the Lord and to so many friends and family who have loved us in amazing ways.  Thank you so much.  

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, silly face and all!

Friday, December 21, 2007


I hope and pray that our girls always love and care for each other.

Monday, December 17, 2007


There are more and more smiles around the Wood household lately. First of all, Elsie is smiling more and more with each passing day. She is engaging and loves to smile when we engage with her. Second, Jenna is smiling more. I think that she is past those first tough weeks of adjustment and is really falling into the big sister role. She is showing more and more independence and growing in many ways. Third, Eric and I are smiling more because we are getting some great sleep. Elsie is a pretty good sleeper at night time right now, which means that we are too! And here are pictures of our smiling girls.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Our Little Chatter Box

Feeling a little's Jenna 1 year ago. I can't believe how much she's grown up in one year!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Elsie update and two month check-up

We went to see the doctor yesterday and all looks great. Seems as though the weekend scare was a simple virus. The reason they kept us at the hospital for so long is because they are required to figure out what is causing the fever in a baby under 60 days old. They have linked unidentified fevers to SIDS and don't take fevers lightly. And since Elsie didn't have any signs of a virus for the first day and a half, they had to run tests to figure things out. Finally on Saturday she got a viral rash, which was great news. That gave them a reason for the fever. They kept us that last day just waiting for all the test results to come back. Anyways, all is good and she is healthy. Very healthy in fact! She was in the 90th percentile for weight (12 lbs 8 oz) and in the 75th for height (23 "). Her head is in the 50 percentile. So, all is great. She is a chub, and a cutie pie.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

We're home

Thanks for all your prayers and support.  We are home, and Elsie is doing great.  She has been without a fever for about 24 hours, and all the tests came back just fine.  It was scary, and I am glad that it is over.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Pray for Elsie

Everything seems to be fine, but please pray for Elsie. Late Thursday night she came down with a fever of 102 so we took her to the ER. After hours of testing they took us in an ambulance to Emanuel and continued testing and observation. So far all the tests have come back with good results and her fever has been under 100 for a whole day. They are keeping her at the hospital until at least tomorrow (Sunday) morning and then we hope to go home with a baby on her way to full recovery. It has been a really rough few days, but God is good and we continue to trust His plan for His baby girl. Pray for Eric and Jenna too. Thanks, I love you all.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Happy Birthday, my Love!

Two gifts of free & sovereign grace
Sustain me through this life:
The Lord sent Christ to take my place
And you to be my wife.

I love you.


P.S. Happy 106th birthday, Walt!

Monday, December 03, 2007

On the tummy

Look at me, I'm SO strong!
Okay, this is harder than I thought...
Um, okay, I think I'm done with tummy time...
Seriously mom, pick me up before I face plant into the carpet...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Six weeks already!

Our tiny sleepy baby is getting big and starting to wake up more and more. She is smiling a little, and checking out the world around her. Check out the pictures... we seem to have a red-head on our hands! Who would have thought that two blond haired parents could have a brunette and a a red-head. Elsie is a wonderful baby, and we couldn't imagine our lives without her. We thank the Lord for this amazing blessing!

Look how much Elsie looks like Eric as a baby! This picture doesn't do it justice, they seriously look a lot alike!