Monday, March 31, 2008

Slideshow from the Easter Egg hunt!

BEFORE CLICKING PLAY, GO DOWN AND PAUSE THE MEDIA PLAYER!

I loved how much fun the kids had finding all the eggs last weekend! Here is a slideshow of everyone with their finds! I tried to get all the kids, and i'm sorry if I missed anyone, they were moving quickly to get those eggs! I have an album of all the pictures for anyone that wants copies of them! Just let me know, and i'll send you the link to download them!! Thanks again to everyone, all our gifts for Fionn were wonderful!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pictures from last weekend


Just a couple family pictures from last weekend at our baby shower!

And the results are....

Yep, Gestational Diabeties! Augh! There are no other words for it. I know it's temporary and people live with and fight this disease daily, but i just feel so let down i guess is the right word. I was just hoping and praying the this pregnancy would be easier, that I could enjoy it a little more.
With Maggie I had so many complications and I was so scared that I literally cried everyday. It seemed like the longest 37 weeks of my life. The minute i held her, it was all justified. Every miserable point that i had in my pregnancy was all worth it. I know most moms can tell you that it's not easy having a baby, that labor is horrible, but that they honestly can't remember how painful it was, because it all went away as soon as they touched or looked at their child. I laughed at all those women, thought, yeah right, laughed at the ones that said they never knew what love really was until the moment they met their child. Then I had Maggie. What a glorious Lord we have, to give us such gifts. What clarity comes in those first few moments with your child. Everything in the world makes sense suddenly...
Here comes the emotions again, I'm sure it's the pregnancy hormones, but as I sit here looking down at my crooked belly(he's in a weird position)it's sad to think that this is it, my last baby. I always said that I was done after I had Maggie, but God had other plans. He let me know once again, he had other plans for me. And what wonderful plans they have been. What a wonderful husband I have, i never thought i would truly be this lucky. And now Fionn! It seems the circle has completed and my life is amazing, and it's barely begun!
So even if this is, or is not, my last baby, I will enjoy this pregnancy to the very last minute. NO matter how uncomfortable, how annoying the testing may seem to be, as long as it keeps him safe it will all be worth it in the end!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

30 weeks already!

I can't believe my last post was our anniversary, and that was almost a month ago. So much has happened in the last month, it seems the closer we get to Fionn's arrival, the faster the time seems to fly.
We had another sonogram last Thursday and we finally got confirmation(well i got visual confirmation)that he is def. a boy! A big boy at that. He was measuring 3 pounds, 6 oz already(at 29 weeks) The same day as our sonogram I had to do a second three hour glucose test since my last number was high when i took it the first time. It was a long day last Thursday at the hospital, but it was all worth it when we had our sonogram. Fionn is breech right now, and facing my spine, so it's not the most comfortable of positions, but as long as he's okay it's just another minor complication.
We just heard back today from the doctor about the glucose test and it's looking like Gestational Diabetes after all. I'm not sure what all this entails, but get to find out in the morning. My two middle numbers were SUPER high so now i go to the specialist. The first person i see is a dietician tomorrow who will go over a more specific diet that i will have to follow and tell me what all i will have to do to try and control this.
I feel silly asking for prayer, but i could use some on this matter. My grandfather had diabetes and i watched him almost daily as a kid checking his levels and giving himself a shot and it slighly traumatized me. I hated needles and the click of his machine when he pricked his finger scared me to death. I know it's just a mental block and i'll be fine, but it makes my heart race just thinking about it. And i'm not sure how many people know, but i'm already supposed to be checking my blood pressure daily to be on the look out for preclampsia. All fun stuff i know, but as long as it's keeping Fionn safe, then i'll do anything they tell me to. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is just something i can control with diet.
On a lighter, happier note, Greg had a big week as well. He got a call from Robert Morris on Tuesday and now is an Associate Professor there starting this fall. He goes back this fall to start his doctorite and they offered him a position teaching a clinical as well. Maggie and I are so proud of him, we prayed long and hard for a way for Greg to continue his education without having to take out MORE student loans and this seems like an answer to those prayers.
I guess it's about time to wrap this one up. My eyes are staring to burn even though my brain hasn't stopped yet. I'll settle for a couple hours of sleep tonight!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Our Anniversary!



I can't believe it's been a year already!!
What a whirlwind the last year has been, and how amazing at the same time. Greg started a new career, we have a new house AND we're having a new baby, WOW, how do you top that. On top of that Maggie started school, ballet, and T-ball. Our cup runneth over, and it's amazing that we're even more in love today than a year ago on our wedding day, if that's possible. God has truly blessed us, and we are so thankful for our happy little family, even Zilla! Thank you to all of you, our friends and wonderful families, that have supported and loved us over the last year! Just to remember our wonderful day we put this little slide show together to share with all of you! Enjoy!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Memorial Tomorrow


I'm sorry i never posted anything in the last week, it's been an emotional rollercoaster. Kristy had Asher a week ago Friday, even though it doesn't seem possible it's been over a whole week already. What a brave little fighter he was, and was with them for a little over half an hour. We tried to make it in time to be there when she had her C-section, but ended up there about an hour later. We were privledged to share in Asher's day though. He was beautiful, this little nose and big cheeks, and if you just glanced you would have assumed he was sleeping in mom's arms when we got there. He weighed in at 4.1 pounds and was 16 inches long.
Kristy and Howard were surrounded that day by family and friends lifting them all up to the Lord, and I hope through their pain, they felt a little comfort by all of us being there.
Tomorrow is Asher's memorial and I'm asking tonight for more prayers over the next two days for our friends. They've taken it a day at a time so far, but i'm sure tomorrow and Monday at the burial will be more than a little hard for them. We're leaving early tomorrow to go be with them, and just ask that you remember them for the next few days as you go about your lives...