Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When to expect the unexpected....

Well, life is fun isn't it? It's like a roller coaster ride you've never been on before. You never know which way it's going to go. Up and down in and out around and around. Well our life gets better and better. We've dealt with a lot of changes lately. So this change was quite unexpected but greatly wanted and exciting. We are so pleased to let you know that we are expecting!!!

-The good thing is I don't have mono, but the doctor said there is a perfectly good explanation for my sheer exhaustion.

-After several complicated pregnancies, we are cautiously optimistic. We know that things can happen late into the pregnancy.

-We will have two, count them two in diapers for quite some time.

-We are nervous about the idea of taking care of a child with special needs and a newborn. We have a fetal echo in 5 weeks to see if the heart is o.k.

-We know that we will get through this with all the support that we've gotten from family and friends.

-Why not throw another loop in the roller coaster. It may be a wild ride, but it's our wild ride! And I am in it for the long haul.

-We always wanted another one after Ellie. We thought closer than five and a half years would be nice.

-Phenergen and Zofran have become a constant companion. Isn't it great to be in modern day!

-For some reason after four girls, I feel a little pressure to have a boy. But we just want a healthy baby.

-with God, all things are possible.

"Things work out, it isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out, don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in him, if we will pray to him, if we will live worthy of his blessings, he will hear our prayers." — Gordon B. Hinckley

So, we appreciate all the support we have been given thus far. Especially all the thoughts and prayers on behalf of Ellie. You have no idea what that means to me and our family to have people call or stop by and just give us words of encouragement. And we feel all your prayers for our family. Thanks to all the heart moms for words of encouragement and support. Thank you for all your support from St. George to here to places all over the country. We have the best family and friends anyone could ever want. We are really excited to be adding this baby to our family.

Boy or Girl?


  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We hope you have an uneventfull pregnancy and a healthy baby.

    Love, Aunt Ree Ree and Uncle Brent

  2. Congratulations on your new addition!

  3. Oh I am so excited for you, Congrats!!!! I will keep you in my thoughts. Please send me an e-mail a let me know how everything goes, and give Ellie a love for me!

  4. I bet it's a girl. You are good at making girls. Keep it up! Although, after only one of my own and three boys, I hope for your sake it is a boy. I think they are way easier!!!

  5. I love it! I always try to remember those things when they are driving me insane.

    Becca-Ellie's mom