Thursday, December 28, 2006

Friends

Jayk got to meet Curtis & Amanda a couple of days ago. He couldn't wait! Major kudos to my boy Curtis for giving me the run down of what all would happen in labor & delivery. I felt I had been there before when what he told me began to play out. We are praying for you all as you make the trip Atlanta for Passion 07. May the Lord give you all major favor (Curt as you speak & Amanda with Jackson).

See Jayk's friends


Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas 2006--Jayk's First


This has been a joyous day at the Altic home. It was the first time in our lives that neither one of us didn't immediatley make our way to the Christmas tree to unwrap gifts...we didn't even exchange gifts till mid afternoon. We actually enjoyed the day of relaxation, resting, Christmas music, and two meals that were delivered to us (amen!). John & Kelly (my brother and his wife) came to the house for a couple hours to spend some time with Jayk...then the Bridgwater's came over for Christmas. Jayk has been absolutely amazing...eating his full amounts, sleeping like a king, and blessing us with lots of lovely diapers. We go to the doctor tomorrow (Tuesday, December 26) to check his bilirubin and one week check up.

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

As I was reading my devotional this morning (you can seem to have them early in the morning with a little guy in the house) I revisted a passage that I read yesterday in my devotional. It is Genesis 18:14. The Lord spoke these words to Abraham and Sarah when he told them they would have a son Wow! What an amazing statement from the Lord...this passage came alive to me yesterday and again today. NOTHING is too hard for the Lord...yet we often have limited faith and limited understanding because we assume something is outside the realm of God's infinite possibiliites. Yet that couldn't be farther from the truth...God's word is absolutely true in this manner: For nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37, my life verse). So today may we be reminded that nothing is too hard for the Lord...this passage is even particurly more meaningful to me this week since we were granted a son on the 18th. So friends live strong today in Christ because of who he is and what he can do. Jerrell

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Much Better


Well Jayk is the man...he is doing much better...Praise God for his faithfulness..only one more day on the little machine (for juandice) and he will be good to go. He is very happy now that milk has arrived...and so is mommy...Jesus is good...wouldn't change this for anything...Dad is so fired up as well..

Thursday, December 21, 2006

First Night


We'll yesterday we brought Jayk home...the afternoon was pretty good an the evening was fine...however last night Kay and Mary Ann (Kay's mom) were up all night...little guy was anything but content...

Jayk has a high bilirubin count which leads to juandice so today (Thursday, December 21, 2006) we took him to the peditrican to do another blood test to see what his bilirubin count was. We just got the results back and it is a little high so we are going to put him under a light that is delivered to the home for the next couple of days...this will speed the process of up and help him out...so be praying that as the light of this machine shines on him...that Jesus the light of the world would shine on Jayk and heal him quickly...

Mom, Dad & Jayk are doing well...he is simply amazing...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Jayk's Arrival




Praise the Lord! Jaykob "Jayk" Samuel Altic arrived Monday, December 12, 2006 at 10:08 a.m.

He was 6 lbs 14 ounces and 20.5 inches tall.
http://altics.smugmug.com/ to check out all kinds of pics.

Here is the story...Kay's water broke Sunday night at 8:30 p.m...we got to the hospital at 9:15 p.m. By the time we got to the hospital and Kay was having monitors hooked up was a total of like 6 minutes...she was in labor a total of 13 hours...she only had to push for 35 minutes (at that time her contractions where 2 minutes apart)...so how about that...God is so good.

The experience of becoming parents is/was totally amazing...our lives will never be the same and we wouldn't want it any other way...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Charlotte's Web

Jay and I just got back from seeing CW...it was a really cute movie with a sweet lil message about the value of friendship...they did a great job bringing the book alive...

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Pursuit of Happyness

We just got back from watching The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith and his son. Great flick! Little bit of language but other than than a great show. We knew a little bit too much about the movie for it to be off the hook...that usually happens...you all know what I mean. Does anyone know what happened to Chris Gardner's wife in real life? We have been too lazy to look it up? Tomorrow we are going to go see Charolette's Web...so we will keep you posted...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Picture of Kay & Jerrell


Here is a pic of the two of us. Taken on November 14, 2006

Only a Few Days Away

Kay and I couldn't be more fired up about our son Jayk and his arrival into the world. Jaykob Samuel Altic to be exact. The doctor (who is amazing) told us we better have our bags packed because he could come at any time. Everything in the house is put together. His room, all closets have been cleaned, under beds are spotless, everything...As the scripture says..."we have made room in our hearts..." for our son. Kay looks so amazingly beautiful! She is the most amazing mommy ever and Jayk isn't even here....how she has taken care of herself and him. So be praying for us as we jump into parenthood real soon! Jerrell

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Beginners

Well...it is 3:01pm...and this is my first time to ever attempt to blog...but I felt it was time for Jerrell and I to enter the world of bloggers...At this point in our world we are 31 weeks prego...we are expecting our first little one...a boy name Jaykob Samuel Altic...as of recently we have been working hard to get ready for this little guy...setting up his room, washing his clothes, and just preparing mentally for the future life of the Altic's...oh what change is ahead...we are excited and yet nervous/uncertain of all that awaits us...What Jerrell and I have continually quoted to each other is what our minister said to us when he married us "be strong and courageous because you have never been this way before"...and that has honestly been the theme of our 4 1/2 years together...it has kept us walking by faith and that is how we want to continue to live our lives...not by site...but in faith...So as I end this first blog, I have to say that I look forward to what awaits us in this new found freedom of blogging :)