adventures in awesomeness…

A Good Day to Be Excited!

We’re having boy!

I’m 20 weeks (approx. 4 1/2 months) pregnant and yesterday Matt and I went in for a very extensive ultrasound where the technician said she was 95% sure that it was a boy. Another boy. I knew that Matt would give me all boys. That doesn’t mean we’re having another. Noooo, two was enough for my parents and it’s enough for me. It’s going to be exciting for sure. Hahah! We are very very happy – despite what everyone thinks. We’ve decided to name him Milo. (I’ll have to learn that song from the Phantom Tollbooth, LOL.) And I guess I’d better get started on decorating the boys’ room. Oh, I can’t wait!!

Last night after my heroic husband stayed up way too late again fixing my computer (yay, I have internet and networking capabilities!) he wakes me up to let me know that I have sold another print — and it’s been paid for (the last person to buy a print didn’t complete their sale). How super exciting for me.

I also decided to put my nose to the grindstone and finish two more pieces…

The Birds
acrylic and ink on 8×8 canvas panel

Bathroom View
acrylic and ink on 8×8 canvas panel

I’m not sure if I will sell the original of The Birds because I made some changes to the original sketch that I stupidly made in sharpie ink and the acrylic won’t cover it up. So you can see faint lines of the original sketch — annoying!! But I should be able to fix it on a print… We’ll see.

I’m starting on new pieces today. I want to have a total of at least 10 finished works by Sunday — when I reveal my new set of works onto the world.. hahaha…! Of course, who knows if anyone’s even looking?

Art is fun. Babies are fun — and cuddly when they’re sick. My little Jaxon has a fever. He’s a bit of a whiner but god, he’s affectionate. I love him so much. Mmmm… babies.

Leave a comment »

Introducing Jaxon Alexander Cox!

A little late, but worth the wait (and the 3 months morning sickness, swelling, sleeplessness, labor and delivery), Baby Jax finally arrived into the world on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 at 2:59pm weighing 6 pounds 13.5 oz and measuring 20 inches long.

After trying almost every trick in the book to “home-induce” labor, I started having mild contractions Sunday morning. By Monday night, we thought it was time and went to UCSF just to be sent home after failing to dilate past 2cm (they don’t admit you until you are 4cm) with some pain and sleeping medicine. The drugs didn’t work and at 2am I was having more intense contractions, but they were still pretty irregular (13 in one hour and the only 7 in the next.) We went back to San Francisco at 5am on Tuesday morning and they were going to send us home AGAIN, but they decided that since my cervix was almost completely effaced (the thinning of the cervix) and I was 4 days overdue and having contractions every 2-5 minutes that they should admit me (THANK GOD!)

I decided to hang out in the labor tub for a while to see if the contractions would normalize. When they didn’t I basically said, lets get this show on the road and was induced around 11:30am. By 12:30pm I had gone from 2.5 cm dilated to 3-4 cm dilated. In those next two hours, I went from 3-4cm to 10cm plus 2 (with my epidural in for less than 45 minutes before the pain came back — I’ve found a new level 10 pain.)

We pushed 3 times (about 10-15 minutes) with Matt being actively involved. He held my feet and actually watched little Jax come out. After he was born, the midwife placed little Jaxon on my chest. He was the most beautiful thing ever! I finally understood why people have more than one baby. 10 minutes ago I was crying and screaming that I couldn’t do it and as soon as he was in my arms I not only had the baby of my dreams but all the pain was instantly gone.

Matt and I could not be happier with the latest addition to our pack. Jaxon is everything we could have ever wanted. Definitely our greatest adventure to date!

Check out the photos here!

Leave a comment »