born: December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 29
born: December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 21
**All ready to go see the Pediatrician!!
Sunday, December 5
This morning, we released 24 balloons in memory of Baby Todd. One balloon to represent each precious day we were blessed to spend with him. Tags were attached to each balloon, in hopes that they would eventually be found.
I was praying for clear skies for our balloon release. However when I woke up this morning the clouds were thick and low, with snow flurries, very similiar to the weather last year on Todd's birthday.
If you found one of Todd's balloons please leave a comment here on the blog. We would like to hear where all the balloons were found.
If this is your first time visiting the blog, feel free to go back and read previous posts to get Todd's complete story.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY TODD!!
For more pictures from our balloon release, click HERE!
Thursday, November 25
- My family
- My children & husband
- My Faith in Jesus Christ!
- Church family
- A warm home
- safety and good health
- reliable vehicles
- Dustin's job
...and the list goes on!
Blessings to you all this holiday season!
Thursday, November 18
Thursday, November 11
Thursday, November 4
Here are the Lyrics...I love these words and pray you gain encouragement from them!
I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
Tuesday, November 2
Wednesday, October 20
Friday, August 27
Saturday, August 7
This picture is from 2 weeks ago...Dustin's brother got married!
Sunday, August 1
After the 'change of our lives', a question was often asked.. "Are you going to have another baby?" We would respond with ''Maybe, if that is Gods plan for us.'' We did want a baby, but we didn't want to try to 'replace' baby brother. So, we left it in Gods hands and here we are expecting.
Then we were asked ''Do you hope its a boy?'' We would say ''We just want a healthy baby." A boy would be nice but might feel like a replacement...A girl would be a great blessing, because they are so beautiful. When we found out 'it' was a girl we were at peace and concider her an addition to the family not a replacement. Now I just hope God provides another bathroom for the house!
About 4-5 months into the pregnacy, we decided we should start to organize the baby's room. This was the 'keep out' room that was full of memories and we would not dare to go into alone. So, Jerri and I started into it a little at a time. This took many days, because we would usually end up laying on the floor talking and crying together as the memories would flow.
One day we were going through the clothes in the dresser and Jerri broke down. I thought she got kicked or something, but then she showed me what she found. Knowing Todd was going to need surgery we were encouged to get shirts that snapped open in the front. The months leading up to the birth of Todd that was our mission. If any of you have shopped for baby clothes before, know that these can be hard to find. We had a drawer full of this special clothing. Finding them hit a very tender spot and the tears began to flow, again.
A couple of weeks later, we were well on our way with the baby's room, I came into the kitchen and Jerri had just came down the stairs. She had tears in her eyes and I knew where she had been, the baby's room. I asked her what she found this time and she said nothing with a tear in her eye. ''What is wrong then'' I asked. She responded with a twinkle I haven't seen in a long time"We are going to get to bring home a baby!" Thats when it hit me...these are tears of joy, not of sorrow...she was ready to move on. The tears began to flow, yet again.
There is always giong to be a tender spot in our hearts that will never be replaced, however by the grace of God there is room for one more.
Tuesday, July 13
We spent 2 days on Chincoteague Island...
The girls enjoyed the beach, and LOVED the pool! Go figure...
We toured the Assateague Lighthouse. Dustin & the girls climbed to the top! I, on the otherhand, sat in the truck with the A/C on!
We toured the visitors centers to learn the history of the Islands, played mini-golf, ate some good food & of course got in a little shopping too!
Wednesday, June 30
Tuesday, June 15
Thursday, June 3
- Starting this week, I will be seeing the Doctor every other week. Because of my 'history' they are hoping to find a 'problem' with either me or the baby. Encouraging, huh!?!
- This coming Friday (June 4th) I have dedicated to the Lab...I'll be enduring the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. Yes, the one I thought I got out of 2 weeks ago!
- Starting at 32 weeks (4 weeks from now) I will start having weekly NST's. (Non-stress tests) - to monitor Baby's movement & my contractions.
- I have one more ultrasound scheduled for July. Currently Baby is measuring in the 6oth percentile. Which, according to the doctor, is average.
- The nursery is well underway. Just a few more things to take care of, and her room will be all set!
These are a few shots of the Princess, taken at 26 weeks!
Thursday, May 20
Thursday, May 13
Friday, May 7
Friday, April 16
Wednesday, March 24
This picture was taken Sunday, before we left for church. I'm not really sure what for angle Dustin was going for...but it makes me look a smidge bigger than I really am. At least, I think so! :)
Thursday, March 18
Sunday, January 17
Click HERE to learn more about the RMH soda tab donations!
I can't begin to describe how much of a blessing it was to be able to prepare food and share our time with the families at the RMH. Thanks so much to everyone who helped make this experience possible!!