Anybody out there? (out there. . .out there)
Probably just me, writing for my family and to try to get some kind of a creative outlet flowing. It's been a whirlwind around here. Oh wait. I think I mentioned that a few posts back. Well, we're still here and still in a whirlwind! Chad is now recovering nicely from his surgery and we're still hopeful it worked! Miles has surgery on Thursday--his adenoids are being removed. I mean, I think he didn't want his older brothers to feel bad if he was the only sibling to not have his adenoids out, so he decided to go for it. Sweet thing obviously has no clue as he's only about to be 18 months, but we're praying this surgery goes smoothly too!
We've been immersed in prayer around here, as we always should be. However, this time around we've been praying for our new little baby on the way. Just last week, or maybe it's been a smidge over a week now, we got results back from some testing, that our precious one on the way has Down syndrome. It has come as a shock, as I am sure it does for all who receive this news, and we've been flooded with emotions of all kinds. BUT, I cannot express enough, just how much love and support we are feeling from family and friends and how confident we are in the Lord and His plan. It appears right now, that our baby BOY, (oh, did I mention that baby #4 is a BOY? and we are thrilled!!) has fluid around his heart. Pericardial effusion they call it. So, we will be keeping a close eye on that the remainder of my pregnancy. The fluid is not supposed to be there and it needs to be monitored. So monitor we will do! I'm sure I will be writing more about lots of things, but for now, since it's been so sporadic that I've been blogging lately (and I'm hoping to be more consistent as I've been in the past now), I will share some pics from our sweet time at the beach last week!
I've come to find out over the years, just how much little boys need to expel energy! The beach is the perfect way to do it! Run their little hearts out, they did and we loved watching it! I love how Luke is just enjoying the view during his run---dreaming about being a marine biologist!
And check out Charlie here. Doesn't this pic make you start humming the Chariots of Fire theme song?
Miles, you probably won't remember this beach trip, but you loved it! Your favorite part was roaming up and down the beach in the sand---not too close to the waves. But once you saw your brothers and Daddy playing in the water, you became braver! The soft baby pool filled with water suited you just fine as you watched all the parasailers and excitedly called out "boon" for balloon as each and every one of them passed by!
And I so love this pic and can't wait to frame it! Yes, our children bicker and get frustrated with each other, but I love moments like this, when they all play so lovingly together. . .doesn't the beach just do that to us all??
I love our Jackson 5 and can't believe that in 20 weeks (or less?) we will be the Jackson 6!
We are truly blessed!
Thanks Mimi and Grandpa (Mom and Dad) for letting us crash your vacation and come soak up some relaxing and fun times with you at the beach! We all love you!