Monday, November 22, 2010


After losing Owen I was really dreading the holidays especially Christmas.  I remember thinking to myself I just want to go far away for Christmas and that I would most definitely not be doing much of anything that had to do with Christmas, Christmas cards included.  Especially since I wouldn't have any recent pictures of the cutest child that ever lived.  (I know I'm a little bias) Well, when I saw the fabulous deal that Shutterfly was offering bloggers 50 free holiday cards I couldn't pass it up and too, the fact that the Lord had changed my heart when it came to spending the holidays without our sweet boy, not that it will be easy.  With that said Shutterfly offers a HUGE variety of different holiday photo cards including some that are "religious."  I like my Christmas card to say "Merry Christmas" not "Seasons Greetings" or something vague like that.   I'm not sure how I am going to even pick our Christmas card, because there are so many that I love.  Shutterfly is by far my favorite online website for photo printing.  I have tried other online photo printing websites and the quality is no where close to the quality I get with Shutterfly.  I also, have 3 hardcover photo books from Shutterfly and I just love them.  I have never used Shutterfly for photo cards but, I know I have received them from others in the past and I must say that I was impressed with the quality.

Here is one of many of my favorite photo cards in the Shutterfly 2010 Holiday card collection:

Then, you can get these cute address labels to go with your Christmas cards:

Needless, to say if you haven't yet made your Christmas cards yet I would strongly encourage you to use Shutterfly.  I have always found Shutterfly to be easy to use and If you don't yet have an account you can sign up today and receive 50 free 4x6 prints. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Surgery Update

My moms surgery went well.  They were unable to do it laparoscopically and had to make a 6 inch incision.  They started the surgery at 8pm.  She was in surgery for about 2 hours. She will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow.  Be praying that she will be able to get the rest she needs and that she will recover quickly.

I'm in my second trimester of pregnancy today!!  I am hoping I will get a little of my energy back.  I have been so tired and unmotivated, well and sick, but I'm not complaining!!  I will take all the sickness and tiredness for this sweet babe! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A little scare

Last night November 15th I had an appointment with my midwife.  All was well except for the fact that she couldn't get the baby's heartbeat on the doppler she tried for like fifteen minutes.  She felt terrible so for my peace of mind she sent me for an ultrasound.  She wasn't at all concerned.  So this morning I went for an ultrasound and all is well.  The baby was moving all around and the ultrasound tech said that she was able to see alot more then last week.  She said baby has everything it should by now!  I always love seeing the baby!  The baby was measuring 2 days ahead which is encouraging because Owen always measured behind.  Today when I was in the waiting room waiting for my ultrasound this little boy came walking over to me he must have been about a year and a half and his mom said "Owen come back"  my heart melted.  That name is like music to my ear.  So precious.  I just wanted to scoop him up!! 

In other news you can be praying for my mom she was admitted to the hospital last night with severe pain due to a cyst on her ovary.  She will be having surgery tomorrow at 1pm to have the cyst removed.  Pray that everything goes well and that they can do the surgery laparoscopically and that they don't need a big incision.  Depending on the incision and how they remove the cyst her recovery time could be anywhere from 1 day to 8 weeks.  We are praying for the one day!!!  It is certainly hard being down when you have 3 little ones that need constant attention. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So far so good

Mondays ultrasound went well.  The perinatologist said "Everything looks great."  The baby is measuring right on track and has a good strong heartbeat that is always so sweet to hear.  It is still early to see much of the babys anatomy.  My next ultrasound is scheduled for when i'll be sixteen weeks mid December.  That is the soonest that they will be able to see anything if there would be anything wrong.  Sometime around twenty weeks we will be going to CHOP for an echo on the babys heart.  Thank you for praying for us!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our little gummy bear

Thank you for rejoicing with us in our sweet news!  The baby is due June, 2nd 2011 about a week after Owens "Glory" Day. 

Please, be praying on Monday, Nov 6th we have our first anatomy scan on the baby.  I have had ultrasounds weekly since I was 5 weeks and so far everything looks good.  Although, at the Reproductive Endocrinologists they don't really look much at the anatomy of the baby except for the obvious things.  We will have monthly anatomy ultrasounds and an echocardiogram whenever I feel like I can handle that.  They wanted to do an echo around 13 weeks, but we are just about there and I don't know if I want to go to CHOP quite yet... 

Tomorrow we will be attending a service at the church where Owen is buried.  They are having a service and luncheon in memory of all the sweet babies that have passed this past year.  It breaks my heart when we go to "visit" Owen and there is another baby there.  I think there are like 5 or more babies that have passed since Owen did.  SO SAD!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010