I’m alive

March 6, 2013

I’m here – just taking a break to recoup from getting a cerclage and still being sick on and off.

Baby is doing good! I was able to see it yesterday on a 3D at 15 weeks and everything is on track. We do know what this little one is but we’re not telling publicly yet. I just want to keep it a bit private for now, and we have zero names picked out.

And I want to do a really cute announcement. šŸ˜‰

Sam is home in 2 (2!!!!) days. We are so excited to see him again. It’s been nearly 7 weeks since he left for training in Georgia. Somehow this time has seemed longer than any other. I think it was just the onslaught of everything I had to do and then trying to figure out how to do it without him helping.

We found an amazing, amazing sitter a few weeks ago and she has been a God send. I don’t know how I would have managed all this without her. I come home to a clean house with a happy child and lots of crafts – so thankful for her. It makes my many appointments a lot easier to get to and try to relax for.

Bella has been sleeping through the night again. Thank goodness. For a while (like the first 4 weeks) she woke up every.single.night bawling about something and it would go on for hours. We would both be so tired in the morning. I knew it was Sam being gone, she tends to just do this at night when he’s away for more than a couple days, but about 2 weeks in I honestly just wanted to chuck her outside and let her scream there so I could sleep.
Luckily it didn’t come to that lol.

I’ve had some dear friends here who have made this time pass quicker. One has a little girl Bella’s age and her husband is also gone. So we spend our evenings and weekends cooking, watching movies, and having play dates. I’m so blessed to have her here for that.

Still no official word on where/when we’re moving. Once Sam gets home he can take care of it so maybe it won’t be much longer (or it will and this is just hopeful thinking!).

Thank you for all the prayers, kind emails, messages – I’m behind in answering but at the moment all the sitter’s hours are for my appointments. Any time I have while Bella naps is spent working. At night I’m out by 8:30/9. I promise to try to get to those soon.

Typing this on my phone in bed so my thumbs are sore. I’m off to enjoy the quiet a little longer before the day starts here.


  • Meg

    March 8, 2013 at 9:43 am

    So thrilled to hear that baby is OK, and things are going well for you. Good luck with the upcoming move!

  • Mai Bateson

    March 8, 2013 at 6:33 am

    awesome! love to know you are enjoying life! šŸ™‚ Very inspiring!

  • Abigail

    March 8, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Glad to hear things are going well and that Sam is almost home! Or he’s home now? I’m not sure since I’m a bit late to the game commenting on this.

    Anyway, can’t wait to hear what the little one is, boy or girl. I’m sure it’s just as exciting either way.

    1. Beverly Wells

      March 8, 2013 at 7:04 am

      Diana, I pray that you see this. I am praying for you. I have not suffered a loss like you have but I do deal with fear and anxiety. I told my friend a few days ago that I am so tired of the fear, so I knew I had to respond to your twitter post. My Bible tells me not to worry, not to fear and I want to give it to Him but I seem to find it difficult. We know He knows what’s best for us but we are also human. I pray you find comfort and strength to overcome your fear and that He blesses you with another healthy baby like Bella and that you will have peace knowing that your boys are waiting on you in God’s arms. Beverly Wells

  • Jen

    March 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Email me! I’m on Heparin/lovenox this pregnancy too after our son was stillborn last summer, and would love to chat and support each other through these next pregnancies!

    I’m so glad your hubby is coming home soon! Mine (capt in Canadian forces) has to go away a lot for his job too, so we could commiserate on that too!

  • mrs.d

    March 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Yay! So glad baby is doing ok! šŸ™‚ And that Bella is sleeping through the night again. šŸ™‚

  • Anne-Marie

    March 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I highly recommend TinyPrints for the announcement! If you’re a Costco member or your mom is, it’s also pretty inexpensive, I think. My step-mother-in-law did ours, after I picked the design, but she did TinyPrints through Costco somehow with her money-saving magic.

  • Cameron

    March 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm


  • Roxanne

    March 6, 2013 at 7:31 am

    AWESOME!!!! So good to hear from you! <3 xo

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