Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's been awhile since I've had any time to post.

First and most important - NST/Ultrasound this morning was GREAT!!! Worth the drive in the rain to get more good news. I will be 34 wks on Friday with no problems to speak of!

Second - A few weeks ago my sister told everyone that she is pregnant! Due in June 2010. She told her OB about me and my wonderful funky blood. They did a thrombophilia panel that same day. So far all of the tests have come up negative. Really great news for her! (How is it that I got to be the lucky one in the family??) A is really excited about Aunt Nana's baby because it can be twins with ours... (she also keeps saying that Aunt Nana has a little belly but her Mommy's is BIG!)

Third - We had our first ever baby shower this weekend! My MIL & SIL hosted a family baby shower for us this weekend in T's hometown. I was kindof dreading it - but we had a great time. T's family is just so amazing. Everyone (aunts and cousins etc...) made all kinds of good food and shared how happy they were for us. But then I looked around the room at how many of the women (my age and older) there who have had some kind of child related tradgedy touch their lives... One woman in her 60's was never able to have children after repeated miscarriages. One has had several IVF cycles and finally adopted three children. One just had a hysterectomy last year and has decided not to pursue adpotion. One is still undergoing IVF and IF treatments with no success. One that wants desperately to have children but is in no financial situation to do treatments or adoption. And one who's baby died at 30wks last November. All of that sadness in their lives and they were still there to help us celebrate. How amazing and special is that kind of family?

A neighbor to my MIL makes cakes... She is amazing!

My MIL made a diaper cake...

Me looking HUGE!!!!

Just another one of the Diaper Cake and gifts...


8 comments:

Heather said...

You look beautiful! :) You're right - that is an amazing family you have. And, wow, 34 weeks?!

AKD said...

You look beautiful! I am so happy for you - I always just get a kick out of those diaper cakes. :)

Jill said...

You look wonderful and the shower pictures look great!

Tina said...

I am so happy to hear you had a good time. It sounds as if you have a great support system full of women who have some knowledge of our type of pain. You look wonderful!! xx

Ya Chun said...

A is right about that belly!

here's to a few more weeks of only good news!

Leah said...

It sounds like your shower was fantastic. :-D

I'm sorry to hear about all the women there that had experienced such profound loss.

Funsize said...

Love the baby belly! The shower looks wonderful!

Bluebird said...

You look beautiful :)

And that is a heartbreaking amount of sorry. It's so unfair that it's not spread around a little more. But what an incredibly strong, amazing group of women you have in your life.