Wednesday, September 23, 2009

last week

my husband pointed out that i haven't updated my blog in awhile.


when i blog, i do so for posterity purposes first and foremost. but i have felt a bit conflicted because of the rollercoaster week i've had.

last sunday in the wee hours of the morning i awoke with a horrible pain. worse than the standard cramp. i sat up in bed because i needed to get up and go to the bathroom. when i slipped out of bed i made it to my knees, felt dizzy and sick, then passed out. i awoke lying on my back with stephan over me calling my name. weirdest feeling ever. long story short, i was fine. went to the doctor, and he found nothing. the baby is healthy and kicking. but the week was peppered with boughts of sickness, dizzyness and extreme fatigue. weird.

that same sunday, in california, my mom took my sister to the ER. she spent almost an entire week there with what turned out to be acute kidney failure. i can honestly say i was really scared. i wanted to be with her more than anything. she is fine now, back at work, back in the swing of life.


for a week i really wasn't sure.

now my sister and i are close, even if we don't talk that often and see each other only a few times a year. she is my baby sister and i love her more than i can express.

it's just strange to me that i had my "episode" right at the same time she was experiencing probably the worst pain of her life.

i really believe we are more connected than either one of us knows.

after a week of many sincere prayers and lots of faith, all is well again.

it is experiences like these that make me realize how blessed i am. how much i have to be thankful for. how much i love my family...all of them.
times may still be tight and a bit scary (financially), but i am rich beyond measure.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

we're having....

a boy!
i know i was.
all is healthy and looking great.
i am happy....
and at a total loss for a boy name.
any suggestions?

Sunday, September 06, 2009

i *heart* family visitors!

this weekend my mom and sister came to see us. awesome!! i have been looking forward to this for awhile. i dearly love hanging out with them.

big sister, little sister. this pic is both of our hands with our sundance pearl rings (yesterday i took them to the glorious sundance store!!) (oh, and no, i'm not missing my pinkie finger - in case you were wondering)

and little sister torturing big sister....

and my sister took a few pics of steph and i...this one is my favorite because it's just totally, 100% US! one of us is usually laughing...and we are totally into each other. :)

Thursday, September 03, 2009