Saturday, December 10, 2005

At home with Baby!

Home At Last!!! Well, its been a long few days but it turned out wonderful! Thank you all for all your prayers and posts! Its so nice to sit and read all of it this morning! For all of you who didn't get the full story I will try to give a quick summary.
I went into the Dr on Wednesday morning for my normal 38 week check up. As soon as the Dr walked in the door I could tell there was something up. Basically she started telling me they were concerned that the baby was so small and that he was continually Not getting larger from week to week. Something about being in the bottom 10th percentile and that they couldn't see what was wrong until we actually had him here. They couldn't take a chance and let him go for any longer. So she looks at me and says "It looks like we are going to have a baby today" ! What, Holy Crap, I wasn't expecting that! So I was on my way to the hospital. It was sudden and kinda scary because I didn't know what was wrong but it all turned out great! I was induced at 1:30 and Asher Daniel was born at 10:03 pm. He was a little small at 5lbs 14 oz, 18 in but he is in good health. They aren't sure what was causing the small gestational age but who cares, he's healthy and Adorable!! I will post some better pictures later but for now hopefully this will do.
To all those wondering if I watched Alias on Wednesday. I actually was going to but my epidural started wearing off right when it came on and I decided to turn it off so that I could enjoy it at a later time. :) It was good though because I ended up having him right at 10 so I would of missed half of it anyway! Oh, and isn't it kinda cool that Jennifer and I had our babies just 7 days apart?I know, I'm a dork!
Thank you guys again for All your thoughts and prayers!!! I love the fact I have people from everywhere rooting and praying for me!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Baby Update

Well, I had an ultrasound yesterday to check on the progress of the baby because it seems that I am measuring very small for how far along I am. So as a precaution they wanted another ultrasound done. It looks like we just have a Very small baby. He is about 5 pounds 7 oz right now which puts him about 2 and a half to 3 weeks behind but they aren't changing my due date because we are all pretty certain that Dec 18th is right on target. The other ultrasounds done earlier are typically much more accurate as far as due dates go and they have All said Dec 18th to the 20th. So according to the tech It looks like things are OK and he may just be small. She will talk to the Dr on Monday and see if there is anything to be concerned about and then they will let me know on Monday (if they are concerned) or Wednesday at my Dr appt.
Other than that it was fun to see the baby on screen again. He looked pretty cramped in there but he was head down and pretty low so hopefully he is getting ready!! I know I am!!

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Jen and Ben have finally welcomed their new baby girl into the world!! Littel Violet Anne Affleck is what I hear the name is. I am sure that Anne is after Jennifer Anne Garner. It sounds like it must have been pretty fast because according to the news she was induced last night and had the baby sometime very early this morning. Apparently she was due on the 8th but they induced her a week early. Wouldnt that be Great!!!!! Of Course, you never know if what the news says is accurate or not. I guess we just have to take their word for it. ANyway, I'm extremley happy for the new parents and I know they are busy falling in love with this new little angle in their lives! :)

Friday, November 25, 2005

A day of mourning

Ok, today is my official day of mourning. I couldn't really have it yesterday seeing as it was Thanksgiving and I was focused on being thankful. So I woke up yesterday morning to the crap news that ALIAS is on its last season. Yes, Yes, I know it sounds silly but what the hell??? Don't have much more to say other than I am Really Bummed!! It Sucks!!! At least we have until the end of this season and they will wrap up all the loose ends that have been dangling for years. I guess I will have to find something else to obsess about....HeeHee! J/K!

So, on a happier note, I went and saw RENT on Wednesday night and it was a blast! I'm not sure if it was the fact that I was going to see one of my favorite musicals at the movies or if it was the fact that I had a night out with the girls without a screaming 2 year old in tow. Maybe a little of both!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Mommy and Baby

I wanted to post these pictures really quick. I scanned them and didnt do a fabulous job. Hopefully you can click on the picture and make it larger so that you can see all 4 pics better. Sorry, I was in a hurry and didnt have time to seperate and edit. My wonderfull brother John took the time out of his evening to turn his living room into a portrait studio and take some pictures for me. Thank You!!!! I think they all turned out great but I just picked a few. So for all of you he havent seen what I look like when I am 9 months pregnant (including my own brother Levi, punk! ) here I am....

OH, and ITS SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2005

One month to go........

I'm still counting down....29 days least until I am due anyway, not that that means much! I had A Fabulous weekend, my baby shower was on Sunday and it was Such a blessing!!!! I cant tell you all how much fun I had and how it lifted my spirits after a chaotic week!!!! I will post pictures once I get them. It was SOOO nice just to relax and hang out with ladies for a few hours. Of Course it helped that it was all centered around me!!! LOL! :) The theme was centered around the nursery theme which is firetrucks and dalmations and everything was so Adorable not to mention unique. Thank you to all who came and those that helped put it on! I truly meant alot to me! For all of you who didnt come, well, you better have a good excuse! J/K! :)
Really Quick, I just to need to brag on my hubby for a bit. He made the most fabulous dinner for me the other night. I was able to go Christmas shopping after work while he watched Jack and when I got home he had an incredible dinner of bow tie pesto (home made pesto no less) pasta with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes, my favorite cauliflower dish in the world (gratinee of Cauliflower) and homemade bread! Not to mention a clean kitchen after cooking all of it! It was Wonderful!!!! Anyway, just wanted to share with everyone what a wonderful man I married! :)

I will post some pictures from the baby shower in the next couple days plus I finally have some maternity shots to post.

Monday, November 14, 2005

I'm still here....

Yah Yah, I know, I've been slacking on my posts. I have been extremley busy working ALOT more than usual and I am trying to spend as much time as possible with Jack before he has to share me with this new baby. I have been trying to limit all my computer time and phone calls to a minumum so thatI have more one on one time with him. So thats my excuse! Plus, Unless you want to hear about ALias or upcoming RENT (in theatres Nov 23) I dont have alot going on to talk about. Its really that the baby is eating up all of my brain cells and I cant form a complete thought lately! LOL! But I will tell you that I have exactly 32 days until my due date! YAH!!! Although 5 weeks sounds like an eternity to me, I know that it is really Almost over and soon I will get to hold this new little life in my arms! I wonder what he will look like?? Maybe I could have one that looks like me this time? :)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Time SLOWLY Moves by......

Why is it that Everyone says that their second pregnancy goes So much faster than the first?? I am not finding that At All!!!! Its moving Just as slow as my first one and as much as I Love my babies I am NOT A FAN the 9 month process that brings them here. I AM MISERABLE! Sorry to whine but I am going to go Crazy!!!! I have 6 more weeks and though that may sound like no time to some........Trust me......Its a LONG time!!!!! I cant do anything comfortably, Walk, sit, sleep...I'm hormonal and have no patience for anything. 6 more weeks of this....You've gotta be kidding me!!!!!! Am I the only person who feels this way during pregnancy. Everyone I seem to talk to you just Loves it and has never felt better!!! Hows that??? Well, let me make a public apology to anyone that I come into contact with in the next 6 weeks....LOL........ I'm a little cranky! :) All that said I cant wait to meet this new little one, and I am Very grateful for my children and wouldn't trade them for the world. I just needed to vent a bit!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Trick or Treat....

Halloween was a blast even though it rained All evening. It is So much fun to watch your child get dressed up and get SO Excited that he can just walk up to someones door and say 3 little words and they will give him candy! How great is that to a kid!!!! I wasnt really allowed to go as a child so I only experienced it a few times but it has to be sureal for these kids. Candy is like the best thing in the world to a 2 or 3 year old and they get to go from house to house and just ask for some!!! Anyway, though Jack was soaked when we got home he had a Great time and he had an equally good time giving out the candy to the neighbors when they came to our house. He was the cutest little Peter Pan I have ever seen! It was extremely funny to watch him when someone with a scary costume would come up. He would immediately cover his eyes and say "Ucky Mama" (We don't allow him to see scary movies nor do I really think its good idea for him to see the scary costumes), anyway, it was very cute!!
I was in a Very Simple costume. I figured I was going to have to wear it to work and since I am 8 months pregnant I wanted something Comfy. So.....I wore a suit and had a CIA badge on that identified me as Sydney Bristow and had a pic of Jennifer Garner on it. You can find anything on EBay! Plus, I figured, hey shes pregnant and so am I so it works out perfect!!
Well, I hope that everyone else had a good Halloween. I posted some pictures for all to enjoy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Back to Reality

I'm Back! Vacation was great (with the exception of a little family drama)! It was nice to get away and breath some fresh fall air and have nothing to worry about. No laundry, no work, no pressing issues. It was nice just to do nothing! For all who didn't know we went up to Ludington MI. Daniel loves to fish (YUCK) so he looks forward to it every year. I like the campfires and the long walks. Next vacation though is Going to be in the mountains!!!! Anybody up for a trip to the mountains??? A cabin in the mountains....We could get a few couples or families together.......C'mon, it would be fun! Anyway, I just thought I would say hello now that I am back!
OH, Please say a prayer for John, Elizabeth and Xander!! Xander had an incident while jumping off of his bed yesterday and broke his leg in 2 places. He is now in a cast for 6 weeks. Not exactly fun for a 2 year old or a family who had a newborn. Now Elizabeth is going to have to carry both Zachary and Xander everywhere she goes. They are going to Need Lots of prayer!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Excuse my absence....

Just wanted to let everyone know that I wont be bloging for the next few days as I will be on vacation. I'm not ignoring my blog nor everyone else's, I'll just be without a computer, high speed internet, television and any other sort of modern technology that we have all become so dependent on. :) I will have my cell phone! I cant be cut off from All reality! I know what your thinking.....What am I going to do without a TV on Thursday night.....I'm going to miss Alias!!!! I know, Its awful, but thank God for recording devices!!! OH, you weren't thinking that?? Hmmm....thats what I have been thinking about. LOL! :) Anyway, I hope that you all have a great week and I will be back to join the modern world on Sunday! :)

Friday, October 14, 2005


I ran into someone yesterday that I recognized as an employee of one of the many places that my mother worked and volunteered. I decided since I had a second to stop and ask her if she by chance knew my mom. I asked her if she knew Lynn Fuson and all of the sudden this Huge smile came across her face and she said "Yes, I knew Lynn....she wasn't quite sure why I was asking or how I knew her but......she started to tell me how Much she loved her. I told her I had just noticed where she worked so I thought I would ask and then identified myself as her daughter. I'm telling you guys, the look on her face was indescribable! It was like I told her that I was the daughter of Queen Elizabeth or the President. I have always been proud of my mom and knew she touched ALOT of lives but in that second I felt SOOO Lucky, I was like bursting with pride to be able to say that she was my mom. This woman went on about how much my mom touched her life. She wasn't a client, she just worked with her every so often and she talked about how it just made a difference when she was around. I just wish that you could all have seen the light in this woman's eyes when she was talking. I thought, WOW, what a Godly Legacy my mom left. I feel So Insanely privileged to tell people that she was my mother, and not only that, but I get to see and hear people tell me how she impacted their lives. It sucks that we had to lose her ( and I wish that Jack was able to grow up and experience what an incredible grandmother he had) but I am SO grateful that we had the time we did with her and that she was the woman of integrity that she was while she was here. I'm not sure I can live up to the legacy that she left but I am so proud that I get to try. Thanks for listening!!!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Shout Out!

I just wanted to let everyone know that my friend Desiree has also jumped on the bloggger bandwagon and has her own blog. I feel especially compelled to advertise it because of the title of the blog. You can find it at
Am I spoiled or what! LOL! :)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Fall is Here!!!!!!

Oh, How I LOVE this weather!!!!!!! There is just something about cold, brisk air that just puts me at Peace! AHHHHH! Emotionally, I just feel better. The summer just takes it all out of me. The exhausting heat and humidity just leaves me with nothing but a bad mood! Waking up on a cold morning is like Christmas for me. Its Cleansing, I think! I'm not sure what exactly it is that makes me hate summer and find comfort in the fall and winter months, maybe its something subconscious. I don't care, all I know its that it is FABULOUS!!!!!
OK, Sorry, I just had to post this picture of Jack cause he is So darn cute!!!!!! I want to show the world, or at least the few that read my blog! :)

Sunday, October 02, 2005

My Birthday!

I just wanted to post and say a a big thank you to all who helped make my birthday special! Anyone who knows me know I like to go all out! (I'm a little spoiled :)) My friends threw me a Great party on Sunday and it made me feel SO special! I even won an academy award! LOL! I actually got an Oscar! Well, a plastic version, anyway! My coworkers and friends also threw mw an ALL ALIAS party on Friday and I as you can see from the pictures it really was all about Alias! Yes, I now, I'm a little over zellous about things. But Hey, would I still be Sara Fu if I wasnt? :) Anyway, Thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday as well. It was ALL greatly appreciated and I am So blessed to have friends and family like you, both near and far! :) OK....How hot is my cake.....Its PG-13 so, kids cover you eyes! LOL!

Friday, September 30, 2005

Birthday Blues....

I know I am dork....but what the hell was that last night??? I am, of course, referring to the season premiere that I have been waiting for 4 months to see. ALIAS was insane!!!! They cant kill Vaughn! What was that?? They better bring him back!! I doubt JJ Abrams is going to read this or give a flip but I thought I would write and express my frustration! :) Its a good thing its only a show! (I keep telling myself that...J/K) LOL! Hey, do you like how I worked my birthday into the title so that everyone would know its my birthday!! Pretty Subtle, Huh? LOL! ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fact or Theory??

Did someone not tell me that they found "The Missing Link" in the past few years and proved Evolution?? Is it now something that we can state as fact??? I wasn't aware of any such discovery. I was watching the news the other day and all these teachers were upset that some schools are allowing the theory of intelligent design be taught alongside the theory of evolution, giving students both theories of the origin of life. Well, these educated teachers and scientists were stating that we shouldn't be teaching kids garbage like that because there is no scientific basis to prove it, while evolution has biological evidence to prove itself true. OK, for one.....uhhhh....there is evidence to back up creation or Intelligent design, if they would have the guts to look at it. Second, Since when were we able to Prove evolution. Last I heard it was still a theory. Why is it that we, as an American people, are striving so hard to believe in an idea that gives us no value or purpose and we shun the idea that might possibly give us those 2 things. I'm not sure that I get that!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Baby Pictures

I was going to post some pregnant photos of me but I realized that I had these ultrasound pics I should post first. They sure have come a long way with ultrasounds! Here is a sneak preview of the next Fuson/VanderWoude boy.

Oh, and check this out............. :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Pregnancy Blahs

Ughh....Why couldn't I be one of those people who just feel Great when I am pregnant! I cant sit because my tail bone is patruding through my skin, I cant stand up because, well, I don't know why , it just hurts a hell of a lot. I cant lay down because No position is comfortable and I m pretty sure that I have been to the bathroom 89 times today! Its Great!!!! I still have 3 more months of this! WooHoo!Yipidy Doo Da!
8 days till ALIAS!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Counting Down....

Beware, I am feeling really Deep today! :)
Did anyone watch the Emmys last night? (wasn't Jen cute, all big and pregnant) what's up with Patricia Arquette winning for Best Actress in a Drama? Thats Crap! And Hugh Laurie should have won for HOUSE! Oh Well, Life goes on! :) Had to get that off my chest!
10 DAYS AND COUNTING.......The ALIAS premiere.....Sept 29 :)

Friday, September 16, 2005

Politics and Religion

Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged. Between getting caught up in being a mom and googling over my new nephew free time is hard to come by.
Anyway, I have a question and maybe a little complaining to do. You know the saying "Never discuss religion and politics" Well, I used to think that was silly but as I get older I realize that there are circumstances in which that statement is a real lifesaver if not a necessity. I have Lots of friends who dont agree with my political stance and religious views and we can discuss it freely without offending each other or even arguing. Its because we respect each other as people and in the end we both know we aren't going to change each others minds. Then there are those who we Shouldn't discuss these things with.Not because we dont respect each other, Maybe its because the passion behind both views is too strong or maybe just because the actual discussion doesn't produce anything but frustration and anger. And I would assume its because both parties realize neither of us are budging on our personal views. Which really, who is going to change their entire view on religion and politics over a few conversation. Not likely. So why do people Really want to discuss it even though they know its not going to produce any good fruit. I don't send out emails bashing democrats to people who I know wouldnt appreciate it or rather would just be offended by it. (Actually I don't send those out to anyone) Just out of simple respect and the knowledge that there is no real need. Is there a reason that some insist on this? Maybe they aren't trying to be rude and truly just don't think about it or maybe it is all in jest.
When do you think its appropriate to discuss touchy subjects as these?
Just fishin for some opinions?

Thursday, August 18, 2005

My Son....He makes me proud....

This will be short but I have to share because I thought it was cute. Plus its really the only thing that I think that I have done or has happened to me today that is worth writing down. Unless you would like to hear about my fun filled day of cleaning, disciplining, yelling, Shopping, cooking and more cleaning. :) LOL! Anyway, I was at the grocery store with Jack and I was passing the checkout aisles. All of the sudden I hear Jack Screaming "I want that....Sydney, Sydney, Sydney and Ben." I looked over and there is a US magazine with Jennifer Garner (with Ben Afflek) on the front. (Jack calls her Sydney because of ALIAS) He was insistent that we get this magazine. Don't most kids go for the candy or the books with Clifford the Big Red Dog on the front? Anyway....Anyone who knows me knows that he is a child after my own heart! :) I sware, I'm not brainwashing him!! Of Course, we got the magazine after he twisted my arm a bit. That will be his bedtime story this evening. LOL! J/K...Really, I AM!

Monday, August 15, 2005

Rock a Bye Baby......

I am beginning to get used to the fact that I am having a boy and even getting a little excited now. I went shopping over the weekend (that always helps when I'm down.. :) )and got stuff for the nursery. Jack and this little one will be sharing a room since they're both boys but we didn't want to keep the same theme because, although its cute, the same thing gets old after a while. Plus, Jack needs to get a twin bed and we want to get something that will be appealing for baby and for Jack. Anyway, I got this REALLY cute stuff form Babies R Us. Its called Vintage Fire Truck by Wendy Bellisimo. You can view it on her web site if you are interested in seeing how cute this room is going to be! So for all of you folks who thought that I was an awful person and that I wouldn't love my baby if it was a boy....You can now rest assured that I will smother it with love....And Really cure baby things!

Friday, August 12, 2005

You know what I Love......

BEWARE...Before you read this.....Its just a lot of venting!
I just love it when people are SO eager to give out parenting advice!! Actually, its the people that don't actually give advice but just smile at you with that "Oh, your so young and you have no idea what your sad" smile on their face. For all of you who have kids, you know the look. The look they give you when you discipline you child in front of them or they find our that you sleep with your 2 year old or you nursed past the 1 year mark. God forbid you do anything out of the "norm of American society". (Because that is sure to produce one stand up kid) I think that thing that urkes me the worst is that its 1) done under their breath with a patronizing smile that says "I'm better than you" and 2) Its not done by people who have grown children who have experience.(most of the time) Its done by, my personal favorite, people who don't have children, or people who are in the same stage of life as you, Young adults with small children. How does that make sense? How are those people any more qualified to make a judgment on how to raise My child. I am pretty sure that people think that we don't make decisions about parenting through our convictions but through just plain laziness and ignorance. I know that we all have our misconceptions and our downfalls but when it comes down to it we are all trying to do the best we can For our children. Isn't that what matters. I could go on but I think that everyone gets my drift. Anyway....I just really had to get that off of my chest....Whew...I feel better now! :) Thanks for listening to my vent session!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Life......It keeps going

Well, Sorry it has been so long since I posted. It has been a crappy month! Mostly because I don't enjoy being pregnant much and everything, good and bad, seems to be magnified by 1000. I cant tell you how many times I have wanted to call my mom up just cry and vent. She was always really good at saying all the right the things to make me feel better. Unfortunately, that's not a possibility. Also, to all who don't know, we now know that we are having another boy. Yipee! This has been the root of a lot of my despair the last few weeks. I know it sounds horrible, but I thought with the year that we had God would have given us our little girl. Guess Not! I am grateful that its healthy and I, of course, wont love this child less, but this is really going to take some getting used to. I really just wanted two kids, so its kind of a bummer that I may never have a girl. Anyway, I have also been sick for like 3 weeks, I cant seem to get my energy level up and, well, nevermind.....I'll stop whining now. Its not real constructive. So, anyone have any name suggestions? Were stumped! OH, and Please, don't comment if your going to say how horrible I am for being disappointed that I am having a boy...I'm really tired of that. Thanks! OK, bring on some cool boy names!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Wow..I'm a Slacker!

I really need to stay on top of this thing! I had forgotten that I even had a blog until the other night I was thinking I really needed to start journaling or something. Then, I thought about how much I hate writing things down when I start to get long winded. My hands get so tired! :) That, in turn made me think of typing, which brought me to my blog. Its a good way to journal I suppose as well as keep people informed about my life and what not. Anyway, all that to say I will try to keep up with this this for my own good. OK, Well Jack just woke up so I should go tend to him but I will write again soon!