Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day and a Baby Update

Well I got discharged from the hospital, with instructions to do as little as possible, until I felt better. I certainly feel better today than I did on friday but about the same that I felt on saturday and sunday. Maybe not quite so tired. I guess that that is a good sign. Since I don't feel worse, then it probably isn't progressing HELLP syndrome.
My brother and his wife took the kids to the Memorial Day parade today and the kids had a blast. I am so thankful that they still got to go even though I couldn't take them. We just essentially spent the whole afternoon and evening at my parents today. I sat in a lounge chair in the shade and watched the kiddos playing. It was a perfect day with lots of good food, family and friends. I am so thankful that we live in an age where people love and support our military and the sacrifices that they make for us!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

PRAYERS please

Goodness, this is going to be a quick info filled update. Currently I am sitting in the hospital on bedrest. I called the hospital yesterday stating that I was having diarrhea and vomting and that I had a bad headache. They had me come in and did labs mostly just to appease me. But the labs came back bad, and then I had a big discussion with the doctor about how the baby isn't viable yet, and if I am already getting PRe-eclampsia or HELLP, the only resolution is to terminate this pregnancy. We have notified our prayer warriors and people have been praying. I ask that you do too. This mornign my liver tests were better than last night, but still not normal. And my platelet counts had dropped by about 30 points, but are still within the normal range. So at this point they are thinking that it probably isn't HELLP syndrome, but we will continue to watch the labs. Please be praying for this little miracle baby, and for our whole family. For wisdom for the doctors and for us. And for this baby to defy all the odds, and at the end of this, for not one person to deny how amazing God is:-)

Monday, May 23, 2011


It feels like we haven't seen the sun in a month, but all this rain certainly is helping the garden to grow. We have pole beans, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash plants already growing. And someone from Matt's work gave us a Russian tomato plant, I guess he brought over seeds from Russia and they are now growing the plants. I am excited to see what the difference between their tomatoes and ours are. When there is a break in the rain I will take some pictures:-)
We are all doing well. Sammy has his kindergarden screening this week. It is so hard for me to believe that my baby is growing up and will be in kindergarden in the fall. Sophia is such a talker, we have these amazing conversations with her. We are awaiting a referral to go seea rheumatologist to see if they can figure out the cause of her pain, we are also seeing the head of orthopedics at Boston Children's next week. So please be praying about that.
I am feeling ok. I did have the UTI last week which was absolutely terrible. I can't believe I am 20 weeks along with Baby Surprise. As we get further along I am starting to get nervous but am praying that this pregnancy is the one that has no ambulance trips, no complications, no NICUs, no crisis' situations, no Magnesium, no pre-term labor and need for steroids, no pre-eclampsia or HELLP syndrome. I would be just beyond thrilled to go full term this time, be able to stay home until the end and go into labor like a normal person:-) I have actually started another blog as well. The new one is
I was thinking that I would share this new blog once I announced I was pregnant but I haven't shared it until today. At some point I will probably transition over to the other one. Come follow my new one please:-) Leave a comment and let me know you came

Friday, May 13, 2011


WE have planted our garden in the last week. The kids were so excited about it, talking about it for days and days. When we finally got to the actually planting part they were interested for about five minutes TOTAL!!! Sam planted a few watermelon seeds and Sophia planted nothing. She just kept rearranging seed packets. We planted: Sweet corn, broccoli, zucchini, summer squash, pole beans, peas, cherry tomatos, beef steak tomatos, watermelon and one more thing that I can't remember:-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Digging Up Worms

We are so excited to be planting a garden this year. I CANNOT wait to have fresh veggies right from the garden. So delicious. I have been reading another blog ( and they had been talking about planting a "Square Foot" garden. So that is what we are attempting to do. It essentially is a way of planting that makes the most efficient use of your space. So needless to say Daddy and the kids have been working out there a lot the last few days. They got a kick out of all the worms they were finding in the dirt:-)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring adventures

The kids and I have been out almost every day this past week on a bike ride. The kids have been riding their bikes and I have been walking beside them. THey are having so much fun. We are so blessed to live in an area where there are many bike paths and areas to get out and enjoy the enviroment. Soph has intermittently been complaining more often about her legs hurting. I am noticing it more and more. We get outside and she starts complaining shortly after she is very active. Poor kid, I am not exactly sure what to do at this point, since the orthopedic doctor wants to wait until the fall to determine if this is a real problem or not.

Easter eggs

The kids had a blast at Meme's decorating eggs and then having an easter egg hunt. My favorite part of Easter this year, was realizing that my kids KNOW what easter is all about. That without a doubt that they know that Jesus died and rose from the dead, to forgive us and make a way for us to spend eternity with Him. What an awesome priviledge it is to watch God's children learn about His love for us:-)

I Corinthians 15:4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

Easter pics (FINALLY)

Goodness it seems as though lately I just can't keep up with this blog. Now that the warm weather is here we have been running what feels like all day every day. WE are so loving the sunshine and warm weather, I am starting to come out of the constant nausea stage with this pregnancy, so we are chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy the beautiful creation that God has given to us.
Easter this year was fun. My mom decided that it would be fun to have everyone dressed in purple. And so all of us (sadly minus DJ and Lyndsea though) wore purple. We actually got some family pics too:-)