Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I'm Alive Again!
So, I copied my one and only entry from my blog I started in June (well, my blog expert did), but we didn't know how to flip it, so my first two entries are backwards from how they should be. Anyway, I am so excited to be writing again. The last 5 months were rough and my children and husband were truly amazing. I found out I was pregnant the day after my first blog entry. Within days I was going down hill. Within a couple weeks, I was on IVs with a PICC line in my arm to give me medication, vitamins, and fluid to keep me and the baby alive. Through these horrible months, I realized even more how amazing my husband is and how extraordinary my children are. Kamryn and Halli did dishes, fed themselves and Zack, cleaned, and so much more. I was also reminded how awesome my sister in law is--she would take Zack for many hours at a time--, how blessed I am to have the best Mom in the world who dropped everything and came to take care of us for a month, and how great my ward and friends here are. I am so grateful for my health. Now, I am 27 weeks and on the better side of this pregnancy. We are so excited and grateful for this little baby we were starting to believe wasn't going to come. Now we are expecting a boy in January! We have had some great suggestions for names--our good friends' 5 year old girl and 3 year old boy have suggested Lightning McQueen or just Lightning or Just McQueen. Zack suggested Bob the Builder a couple months ago, which doesn't make sense to me since he watched an episode once 2 years ago. Lance has added several names to his list and Kamryn and Halli just roll their eyes. They are a little concerned that their Dad is in on the naming of their little brother. So, if anyone has suggestions, we will take them, even if they are cartoon names!