Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Whoa....two posts in ONE day?! Who would have thought....it's definitely a record for me!

I spent a good chunk of time reading through our CaringBridge site today. It was a bit emotional at times especially reading those posts about those really rocky nights when we weren't sure whether or not Elliot was going to make his appearance. Sometimes I find it hard to believe it was actually ME that went through all of that and that it was my son who was poked, prodded and hooked up to all those machines.

It made me realize how truly and completely blessed I am. I have a beautiful little boy who shows no sign of being effected by his preemie status or the conditions he developed in in utero. I have a wonderful, dedicated husband who I love with all my heart. He thinks I'm a bit nutty now but I can't say as though I blame him ;) We're also expecting our second blessing this fall - who could ask for anything better? I've realized how lucky I am to be able to get pregnant and to have babies. After spending time on iVillage and getting to know several ladies who have spent YEARS trying to conceive I no longer take for granted my...ummm...gift of fertility. (not sure how else to say that!)

We heard some very sad news tonight though. Alex & Wanda emailed us and told us that they had to put Timmy to sleep today. His cancer had really taken over and he was suffering pretty badly. I know he's not hurting anymore and that that is a good thing BUT it's still really sad that he will no longer be a part of our family. He was a great dog and we will all miss him very much!

I hope everyone has had a great April Fool's Day but that you weren't "gotten" by anyone! I heard some of the tricks people played and I was surprised at how cruel and evil some of them were. I always thought this day was supposed to be for light-hearted jokes on people - not mean stuff! I guess I'm just naive though but as far as this day goes I'd like to stay that way!

10 Weeks

Wow! I can't believe it's been 6 weeks since we found out we were expecting again. If the swiftness of the past few weeks is any indicator this pregnancy is going to FLY by! And to be honest that is just fine with me. With Elliot I was so excited to experience everything related to pregnancy even the uncomfortable parts. This time I just want the healthy baby at the end - I can do without the morning sickness, sciatic pain, fatigue, moodiness, etc. I am enjoying being pregnant though especially since I seem to have skipped the looking fat stage and went straight to having a belly! I just hope this belly doesn't keep growing and growing and growing at the rate it currently has....

On another note, I am going scrapbooking this weekend! I haven't been able to work on my scrapbooks much lately which is disappointing. I have SO much to catch up on. Our wedding album is nearing completion but I'm taking a break from that this weekend and starting on Elliot's book. I'm excited to scrapbook my precious little guy & remember all those special times from when he was super small. My mom apparently has the flu though so hopefully she can shake that so she isn't sick this weekend!

I would love to ramble and write some more but Elliot is finally asleep and there are some things that need my attention!