8/31/08

William Hooper Knowlton


William was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ at 10:02am on August 30, 2008; weighing in at 9 lbs. 13 oz., and being 21 inches in length. After 16 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing with no progress, the Doctor reccomended a C-Section. Both mom and baby are doing great!

8/25/08

An Update

Well, little William has decided that he is very cozy inside my belly. As of this morning, I am dilated to a 2, which really doesn't mean anything I'm finding out. I have set an induction date for this Friday, the 29th in case he decides not to come on his own before then. So, regardless we will have little William here by this weekend, which is is very exciting!! We will keep you all posted. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers!! We are so blessed to have such great family and friends.

8/19/08

Havasupai Flooding

Many of you have heard that Havasupai has recently flooded. Here is a snapshot of the before and after.

Before:


After:

8/10/08

Happy Anniversary!!

Bill and I recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary on August 7th. I can't believe these years have gone by so fast. Bill, thank you for 5 amazing years. I am so excited for what lies ahead in our future...love you!!

John Adams HBO Film Series


We recently started watching this HBO film series on John Adams. It is amazing, and I HIGHLY recommend it!! It chronicles the life of John Adams, and demonstrates how he fought for our country's independence. Bill and I usually love a good historical film, but this one is extraordinary and would be entertaining to anyone. You can rent it at Blockbuster or get it on Netflix. You can read more about the series here.

8/8/08

The Unfortunate Incident of a Pregnant Woman One Summer Night

It’s 2 AM in the morning, and I wake up drenched in sweat. My first thought is, why did the fan turn off? AZ summers require a mixture of a fan and air conditioning to keep cool, and also to keep your electric bill from skyrocketing $400 a month. So, I go to turn on the fan, and it doesn’t turn on. The bathroom light switch doesn’t either. I think to myself, Oh great…the power is out in the middle of August and I here I am in all of my 9 month “pregosaurus” glory…this is going to be fun.

During the months of July and August, AZ has really neat monsoon storms. It rains like no other for an hour or so, is windier than anything you’ve ever seen, and the lightning is incredible. The storm lasts for a few hours at most, and then it just stops. This is most likely the reason the power went out.

Ok, no sweat, the power will be back on soon enough. I mean this is considered an emergency in AZ in the summer, right? I get an idea to take a nice cold shower, and all I have to do is find a lighter or some matches to light some candles. However, I can’t find either of course. I go and plop on the couch to see if I can just fall back asleep, but no such luck. I try to open the patio door in hopes that some cool air might flow in, but oh wait, now it’s not only 115 degrees outside, but it’s also humid, so no such luck there. We are blessed with the fact that it doesn’t cool down in the evenings this time of year. So, I get the gumption to attempt the match search once again. However, this time, I accidentally stumble over a big picture currently sitting on our floor, and yell out some not so nice words. The sleeping husband finally awakes to help me on my search. He found the lighter, and I light some candles. I get all hyped up for my nice cold shower. I hop into the shower, and it feels wonderful, and I am so relieved for a couple of minutes until all of a sudden I feel the temperature start to get warmer and warmer. I had forgotten that it's impossible to keep faucet water cold this time of year because all of the pipes are so warm. (that could also be one of the many products of apartment living)

So, it is now 3 AM in the morning, and the power is still not turned back on. Hopefully I will be laughing about this tomorrow, but for now I’m pretty much miserable.