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Sorry…I didn’t do them (yes, again!) this year.  I just couldn’t get it together.  Maybe next year?  Can I blame it on being pregnant?  Because I like to use that excuse lately!

Since we’ve spent so much time moving around over the past several years, we haven’t put much effort into finding a church.  We enjoyed having Sundays to sleep in or be lazy and it just wasn’t a priority.  Since D’s recent job loss, it suddenly became important to me again.  So we tried one out and it was the perfect fit!  We’ve been going since late August or so and we’ve all really enjoyed it.  I almost feel like the sermons are written just for us every week…it seems like they never fail to tell us something we need to hear.

It’s very contemporary, which I have to admit I like a lot.  No dressing up, lots of good music, and the sermos have an “edge” that you wouldn’t hear in a lot of traditional churches.  The kids love playing and learning about God for an hours, and I love being able to spend an hour with my husband once a week without interruption or distraction.  Since we can’t afford date nights right now, this is a good substitute.

If you’re curious, it’s Brickcity Community Church.  If any of you come visit on a weekend, we’d love for you to join us!

I am now in the 3rd trimester or will be by Saturday, depending on which calendar you go by.  I feel pretty good, beyond the occasional mild heartburn, some lingering morning nausea, and fatigue.  Now that the weather is cooling down I’m thinking I could do this for a while longer.

I had an appointment with the midwife today and everything looks good!  My blood pressure is great, my fasting blood sugar was excellent, and Miss V’s heartbeat is strong.  We had hoped to schedule her birthday, but the January calendar wasn’t ready just yet.  I expect we’ll do this at our next appointment in 2 weeks.  (I can’t believe I’m down to every 2 weeks already!)  I’m having an ultrasound on Tuesday and hope to be back then with some more pictures and a video.

D and I have both had birthdays since I last posted…we let them pass without much fanfare this year.  Between the money shortage, me being pregnant, and both of us feeling a little bit old, it just wasn’t a big event!

Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow or this weekend with some Halloween pictures.  J is going to be a firefighter and C has chosen to be a pug puppy.  Should be pretty darn adorable!

Seven years ago today, we lost my dad to lung cancer. I don’t know what to say, so I’ll just steal last year’s post and share this picture. It’s a terrible scan, but it makes me smile anyway. It’s one of the last we have, as he died less than a month after I got married. I just wish he’d been here to meet my boys.

So I logged into my dashboard to post something inconsequential and it’s all different. I don’t think it will take too long to figure it all out, but it was disconcerting to say the least.

I’m home from my trip to Knoxville.  It was a nice few days, but I’m glad to be back.  I still haven’t passed that stone unless I missed it somehow.  Plus I’m still feeling some pain, so it’s probably stuck.  That likely means he’ll have to scope it out…and D is going to be out of town when that is going to have to happen.  I have no idea how I’m going to manage that one.

I’ve done some more research on the hyperparathyroidism stuff and it certainly sounds like it’s the most likely culprit.  I was reading the list of symptoms and nodding my head to almost every one of them.  I made D come in and read it, too, and he was also nodding his head.  I’ve been having headaches, nausea, major sleeping issues, problems concentrating, general yucky feelings, random pains, etc for a long while and they’ve been getting progressively worse over the last several months.  How weird is it that I am now *praying* this is the answer?  It seems like the most likely, and it is so easy to fix that I really hope we’ve hit on the cause.  If this is hyperparathyroidism, my quality of life would improve vastly with this little surgery!  Now we just need to confirm it as the cause and get moving with treatment.  And in the meantime, figure out how I am going to wean this baby so I *can* get treated.


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D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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