Sunday, June 01, 2008

One of our best weeks ever.

Right up front, Ed is typing this blog, so don't expect the same quality that you are use to.

Thursday Jacob had his final soccer game. Gummie was here from TX and Jakey could not wait to show off his stuff on the soccer field. He scored two goals and has been on cloud nine every since the.

Saturday was Jordan's Ballet Recital at 5:00 pm. We have waited 18 months for this day (Jordan did not start ballet early enough last year to be in the 2007 recital). Both Grandma and Gummie were her for this event. It was such an event that even Uncle Erin came to Iowa to see it. The morning of the recital, at 4:30 am, Angela went into labor with our 4th. She was able to keep it under control and we all went to the Ballet Recital. Jordan was simply amazing, she did not miss a single step and performed flawlessly (at least in the eyes of her dad).

Saturday May 31, 2008, 8:25 pm, the Midwife showed up at our house, by 8:52 pm and few simple pushes (again perspective from the dad and not the mom) Jace Eric Sustala was here. He weighed 10 lbs, not our biggest baby every, but a close second. He was 21 1/4 to 21 1/2 inches. We are not sure on the length as we have two different lengths recorded. It was absolutely amazing. Jakey helped me cut the umbilical cord, he thought that was cool. We had a sleepless night, but all is well. Mom and baby are resting and we can now make plans for our final move to Houston, TX.


Beth Rainey said...

Angela, when I told Rick the story of your labor, Jordan's recital and Jace coming shortly afterwards, he said "That's like a pioneer woman, giving birth and then going right back to work in the fields!" I bet that's how you feel right about now, huh?

Seriously, we are so glad that baby Jace is here and that everyone is healthy. Congratulations for all of the accomplishments, soccer awards, ballet recitals and a new Sustala! We love you guys and can't wait to see you here in Houston SOON!!!

Hey, Eddie, aren't you supposed to start work tomorrow!!!!!!! :)

Beth, Rick, Lauren and Josh

Anonymous said...

You're amazing Sustala family! I hope you guys get some sleep today. Welcome baby Jace.


amain said...

Yep, that qualifies as one of the Sustala Family's best weeks EVER! But we need more pix of Jace!!
Congratulations to ALL of you (for soccer, ballet and a baby!!) Thank you for letting us all share in your joy!!!

little mama said...

Angela, you deserve a medal! That's amazing! Congrats to the whole family, can't wait to see that handsome little guy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!! Angela--you are amazing!!!!!!! We are so happy Jace is here and I hope you are able to get some rest now and then :) We love ya!

Lori Eilers said...

Congrats everybody! I can't wait to meet Jace. Jordan was as her dad said...simply amazing. She danced as though she does it everyday in front of several hundred people!! I was so proud of her and Mister Randy and I were blessed to be able to attend. I think everybody deserves a nap! Love you all...can't wait to cook something for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing? Angela you're crazy! In labor and you go to a dance recital. Just like I have always said, you are definitely crazy. (This portion of the email was not approved by Nonie)

Congratulations! You're a stronger person than I am. We look forward to seeing you guys. Make sure to stop by on the way to H Town. (Nonie approved)


Ashley McWhorter said...

I found your blog through Steph's. Congratulations on your 4th little love!!!! Wow, what a day!!! You are truly a rock star mom!!!! :)
Ashley McWhorter

Jenn said...

We are so happy for all of you. I'm glad he came and it sounds like all went well and I'm sure he is definitely worth the wait. We can't wait to meet him. Tell all your little people congrats on being big siblings. Colby was happy to hear it was a boy(I guess he didn't know you knew) he wanted it to be even 2 boys 2 girls. Anyhow we are so excited for you, let us know if we can do anything!

Stacie said...

Hooray!! What a week?! What a day!!!! I am in awe of a mama who can "keep her labor under control" (12 hours into it, no less...) so she can attend her daughter's ballet recital! You truly are amazing!! Congratulations on the new arrival and sweet addition to your already precious family! I can't wait to meet him, and to see you all in TX soon!!! Much love to all SIX Sustalas!!!

Jena said...

Hey Sustalas, we were just wondering why you weren't at church today??... JUST KIDDING :D Congratulations to the whole family!!! We are so happy for you all :) Angela, you are definitely rockstar!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sustala family!!! What an extra exciting time for your family. I bet your are overwhelmed with all of the blessings!!!

May God Bless every little baby step of life for your Sweet Jace!!

Marcie Smith

stephanie said...

Congratulations!!! Sounds just amazing. All of it. So proud of Jake and Jordan in their big moments ! And Ed for blogging even in sheer and utter exhaustion I am sure. But take the cake! So glad everything played out so wonderfully and cannot wait to see more Jace! Love you!

Anonymous said...

One of your best weeks ever, I think it is the best week. That is amazing that you waited till she was done with her recital. I can't wait to hear all about it. Congrats and it sounded like things went smoothly well according to Ed!

Amy Esbeck

Sarah said...


Can't wait to see more pictures!!!


Micaela said...

Congrats on the new addition! I love the name Jace by the way. Oh, and give Jordan a hug for me. I heard that she did an amazing job!!

Exum Family said...

Wow! You are amazing! Seriously, you are every woman! Congratulations on your 4th blessing. Thank you so much for sharing about it on your blog. I feel blessed to have found you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats and Many Blessings!
I wwa forwarded this througth my co-worker Amy E. I just wanted to say that you are excatly what they would call the World's best Parents! i don't think even superwoman could hold off labor like that. I'm happy that you have a fourth blessing to you family. Many prayers are being sent you for sleep, rest and happiness.

Emily J.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Your family is amazing.

The Foxwells

Dara said...

WOW!!!! When I heard the news last saturday night i was in the throws of packing up, and didn't get to come to the blog and congratulate you. We are so happy for you guys. Angela you are truly amazing, you and ed have inspired josh and i in so many ways. We thank God for your example of an awesome family. Keep up the good work. We miss you already.