Friday, December 30, 2011

Here we go again, 12.29.2011


I know I have not posted in a while, With the holidays and end of the year, time each day has slipped away...

But yesterday was quite a turning point in my life, and for a temporary time I had to put my shop and store on 'vacation mode'.

A few short months ago, my husband and I found out that we were in for a surprise.  Already having a one and three year old at home, we found out that we were expecting number three. 

2011.08.04 It's POSITIVE
2011.08.12 Confirmation ;)

Delighted and yet a little scared with the news, we were apprehensive of spreading the glorious word so quickly.  Since the early weeks of pregnancy are so unknow, especially in my situations, fear over took us and we kept it hush hush.

2011.09.26 more growing

2011.09.08 growing


2011.10.07 Getting BIG

But each week prevailed with good news, and each doctors appointment was another beautiful step in the right direction.  

November 2nd, we went in for a sonogram and found out that our lil surprise, was another beautiful baby boy, and we couldn't be more happy. 

2011.11.04 BOY #3

He has some strong shoes to fill and will very quickly have to learn to stand his ground since he will be joining our other two rough and rowdy, boys.   But the pure joy that comes to mind, having all three boys so close in age, and growing up together tickles me pink, or I guess I should say blue.

Since my pregnancy with my current youngest (#2) wasn't easy, there has been a slew of doctors appointments, tests, labs and sonograms.  Each with their own degree of good news, except for yesterday. (*If you are unfamilar with my previous complications you can read them here: Only One Me )

Yesterday, I was 24 weeks and 1 day, and quickly had my world turned upside down.  I don't care how much you 'prepare' for the 'unknown' it is still something that comes up and bites you unexpectly.

Briefly speaking, my pregnancy issues revolves soley around a weak cervix, and yesterday I learned that it went from healthy and 'stable' to just about non-existant in less than one week.  Now, yes, having this complication before, it was already 'assumed' that it would happen again, but there is always a small hope for change :o)

  Yesterday at my doctors appointment, with my 2 sons and husband by my side, the doctor said those words... "Well... At least you made it through Christmas".  And I knew that I was not going home that night.  Luckily, my doctor was right, I did make it through Christmas, and that was a HUGE blessing that I am so thankful for, but now I sit here in this hospital bed hoping that this baby boy can stay put a while longer.
2011.12.29 The NEWS: "not passing go"

He is already measuring big and growing, kicking and doing all kinds of fabulous stunts, but the one stunt he needs to hold off on is arriving so soon. 

Luckily before this day came, I had a wonderful oppurtunity to see my sweet pumpkin in 4d!!!  He looks JUST LIKE his older brothers - LOVE IT!

2011.12.21 4d sonogram - Sweet Pea!

Here he is on my admittance day, SO HANDSOME!
12.29.2011, 24 wks 1 day, weighing 2 lbs

So, since I will be sitting in a hospital bed for hopefully close to 4 months allowing this lil handsome fella to grow nice and strong, I figured that I would document what I could of this journey.  Feel free to follow along with me on yet another wild ride.

Oh and yes, your assumptions are correct... my poor husband went from his Professional Job, to a stay at home Daddy of two boys, 1 and 3, while juggling worrying about me and boy 3, and his real day time career (which his bosses and coworkers are so AWESOME in understanding and altering work to help out with our 'situation).  I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful man, as my best friend and husband, he is my rock, and I know that he is going to do an awesome job over the course of this journey.  

Until next time, squeeze your monkey's tight!


  1. you are all in my thoughts & prayes!!

  2. Thank you, Mitzi. Prayers are definitely appreciated and accepted.

  3. Thoughts and prayers sent your way. (You look simply beautiful in that picture by the way.)

  4. You are amazingly strong, Christina! Sending prayers to you and your beautiful family!

  5. Bren and cici8 - Thank you so much for the prayers; they are much appreciated! And thank you so much for the wonderful compliments - made me smile :o)