Saturday, March 29



MARCH 29, 2014
6lbs 4oz
19 1/4"  
Isaac James
Such a big and healthy baby boy
Look at all of that hair....and it's blonde!! He was trying so hard to cry in this pic....his tiny little cry efforts were so quiet and sweet.  He is absolutely darling
(This is the only pic of the family with Isaac...feeling a little weird that it was taken as Isaac and I were having our skin to skin time...I apologize)

Our grateful and blessed family
Our lives are changed forever now.....we are now forever officially "Lustig Party of 6"


Isaac and I meet for the second time face to geogious face...I could finally really hold and cuddle him 

Infant photos taken by my friend, Angela when Isaac was only 6 days old
Isaac and I hangin' out watching the Mavs Game....our Daddy was at the game, so we sent him this pic of Isaac saying "Hi Daddy"

"My Little Darling Button"
Another Pic taken by Angela

Laying around with mommy in bed.  I wasn't feeling so great that evening...and as I was kinda dragging around, Isaac was a little fussy that night too, but there is absolutely NOTHING sweeter than snugging your baby as his precious breath warms your neck, but as I hold him tightly close to my body, resting his head on my chest, he immediately calms and falls into a deep slumber against the safety of his mommy chest.  This of course is so healing to a tired and sick mommy.  Isaac hears my heart beat and it makes him feel secure and safe in my arms.  I will cherish these special moments forever!!

Thank you Jesus for little babies that mommies can just love and take care of

Friday, March 28


This is a "selfie" of me right before moving up to Labor and Delivery to finally meet my sweet baby Isaac
(Daddy is busy moving all of our stuff out of our hospital room)

Dear little Isaac,
  I cannot wait to meet you and see your sweet little face.  I have to admit that I am a little sad as I realize that you won't be in my belly anymore.  You were all mine and I loved every minute of it, Isaac. Your daddy and I prayed for you for so many did your big sisters and big brother.  I never thought that I would be blessed enough to feel a little life growing inside of me again.  It is like nothing of this earth.  My Jesus spoils me again and again!!  I am so happy that you are finally ready to meet us but I will miss you a lot.  God Bless you little one.....You are TRULY a miracle baby!  You are strong and precious.  Our Lord will be truly glorified through your birth.  He already has been!!  Your mommy loves you so much!!
See you soon

Love, Mommy

Tuesday, March 25


Dear Baby Isaac,
Mommy is waiting for you.  You have been constantly swimming around in my tummy and now that you have grown so well, you don't have a lot of room to swim.  Our Dear Lord Jesus held you so close to His heart, keeping you safe from the shortcomings of mommy's weak body.
 (My Little Man)
In the past few months, I would just close my eyes and dream about you, imagining Jesus' strong Arms around you, and you snuggling and cooing right up next to His Chest.  I know that this is not possible, but I pray that you can remember the Sweet Smell of His skin and the warmth of the absolute Love that He is.
 (Can you see Isaac's face?  This is a close up of his nose and mouth and chin..He's facing the camera)

I must praise  Sweet Jesus for also showering me 3 1/2 great months of health and peace.  Better health than I started with!  You are amazing little boy.  Because you needed a safe and secure womb to grow in, and because our Lord loves you and I SO MUCH.....He granted me health beyond my expectations.  My lungs have been working better with your sweet soul in me, than they have in the past 5 years!!  Everyone was and is amazed at that.  The world still doesn't understand the workings of our Creator BUT when my Jesus was working in me, no one could help but stand and take notice.  He was Glorified through you, Isaac.  The world could not possibly argue the facts that were put in front of them.  Daddy and I, along with our so many faithful friends and faithful souls who prayed for us so fervently, could see Him working from the beginning.  In the end, He brought the world to it's knees as they saw His Glory.....He is "Am who Am"  "The Mountains will bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of His Name".  I pray that even just one seeking soul was brought closer to Him, as they stood in wonder and amazement. 

On this most Holy Solemnity of the Announciation, I think back to when I found out about you.  Please know that I am, and never would, liken myself to our most Holy Virgin Mary, and her most important Fiat as the true handmade.  I think of her only because, I knew that it was our Lord, but my human-ness created a fear for your little precious life.  I thought of her as I told Him (out loud as I am remembering but could be mistaken about that) "Of course I will carry this baby, but I am not sure how this will work out at this time."  "I have faith though, that this is Your Will and that through this, You will be glorified just the way You have already planned."  "As I sit here in wonder and fear thinking through what was just revealed to me.....just for me right one else even knows what You and I are sharing at this most pivitol moment". " I am humbled and honored to say YES...I will face this with great faith and trust in You".  "I am in awe of You.....Take care of me and especially this tiny precious soul"
Isaac, I think back to that moment like it was 5 minutes ago and now I cannot believe that you are coming in a few days!  I love you so much and as much as I cannot wait to see you sweet face and kiss your little feet, I don't totally want to let you go from inside of me.  This was such a special time for us.  We have been through a lot together.  You have been a part in saving my life, little Isaac.

Tuesday, March 18



We've been so blessed that I have been so healthy (after a rough start)....just enjoying being pregnant and preparing for our little one to arrive.  Jeremy, the kids and I have enjoyed shopping and decorating and just talking about our little brother Isaac.  We cannot wait to see him and hold him and kiss him.  We are counting down the days.

In the past week or two I have been short of breath again (between baby Isaac, and trying to breath, my weight is dropping as well).  To add to all of this, I have a dislocated rib that has been really painful.....still thankful and feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!  These little grievences are totally expected in the last weeks of carrying a baby for all women, and I have been relishing in the normal hardships that all of us girls are so fortunate to experience.  How awesome to be able to grow another life inside of me!!
I went to my Dr today and she and my other Dr agree that they need to be monitoring me closely during these last few weeks of carrying Isaac.  I was admitted to the hospital today and will be here for the duration of my pregnancy.  Oh no.....I don't want to be away from home and from the family.  I do not want to be in the hospital.  I will offer this suffering up for our little one inside of me.  My OB has decided that she wants to deliver Isaac as soon as he is ready so that my body can regain strength and heal.  I have never been induced before....our other 3 have been early, but I see the reasoning behind her wise and loving decision.  My body is older and sicker these days.  I want to be able to be there for my children and healthy enough to take care of them....especially a new baby, who takes a lot of special care.  I agree that I need to let me body rest and recover asap.  She is inducing Isaac on Sunday March 30th.  I will officially be 38 weeks and Isaac is really doing well and will be ready by then.  So 12 days until Isaac arrives!! Oh my goodness....we are so excited!!  The kids are over the moon!!  We all are!! See you on the 30th....if not sooner : )

Sunday, March 9


We went to the Mavericks Game with our great friends, Chris and Rhonda.  We ate at the yummy buffet and then watched the game.  Rhonda and I got a cute pic with the Mavs Mascot!!
(Me, Rhonda and "Champ")
Me and Jer after the game.....What a fun date night with our friends!