Thursday, February 26, 2009

Full of Gratitude!

I had my appt. with the Dr. again today and all is well. I was having a lot of small contractions so my body is getting ready for this birth. I am so ready as well! Its gettting harder and harder to see Avery on the ultrasound as the bones are become more and more like real bones that you can really see lots of shadows instead of the organs, face, etc. Although once again, noting we have a new ultrasound tech each time we go...they always mention her hair and that there is a lot of it from what they can see! I am so looking forward to putting my first bow in her hair as that might be the extent of what I can dress her, in the beginning. Growth is progressing nicely as well, they estimate her to be about 7 lbs. and 1 oz. right now but will now know when she gets here what her weight is as I have only ONE yes, ONE more appt. next Thursday and then on Tuesday, March 10th is the induction date. The journey is getting closer and closer!

Yesterday I wanted to post but my computer was not functioning and therefore, I couldn't but I wanted to share how grateful I am and how much there is to be grateful for despite the things we may be facing.

Sunny days, when your children can go outside to play

Friends that come over to give you a massage in the comfort of your own home

Little boys bums that run around after a bath

Dinner that is so delicious and that you didn't have to make

Friends tand family that call just to say, how are you doing today?

Connections from friends that work at the hospital or in the PICU

People that go out of their way to make sure you are getting what you need

A husband that is so sensitive and nuturing

A sick free winter for everyone in our home

Other heart moms who are loving & thoughtful

The Priesthood and the blessings of healing

Massage chairs and laptops that friends lend just to make your life a bit more convenient

Chiropractors and Doctors who are so dedicated in providing healing

Little boys who will put your shoes on you, for just a quarter

Friends who grocery shop just like you shop

Moms who are willing to take a month off of work to take care of your other children

Warm therapy pools that make you feel weightless

The weekends when you can truly relax

DVR's, so you can watch the shows you fell asleep watching at 8pm in the middle of the night

Guest bedrooms

The answer to prayers

Heating pads, ice packs, Ben Gay and Tylenol

Husbands that say let me worry about that

This list could go on and on..........................Remember you can choose to tend the garden of negativity or nurture the garden of positivity!


  1. Now isn't that so beautiful. A gratitude list it works everytime. I love you and your family beyond words.. I would do anything to help.

    Love, Mom

  2. Love the attitude! Great chatting today... hope you made it back in time for your appt!

  3. You sound like you're in such a good place. That is soooo healthy for Avery! You are ready to meet your little gal...and so are we :)!

  4. I found your blog through a friends, i hope you don't mind. I am due in 3 weeks with a baby girl who has Ebstiens along with some other heart defects. We are from Ogden, which means we will be a PCMC. I'm assuming you'll be there as well. I would love to keep in touch with you. We have our family blog that is not private but our babies (Libbi) is private as of now(i may be changing that) If you are interested in keeping in touch leave me your email and I will add you to her blog. Good luck to you, i know exactly how you feel right now, no sleep, lots of worry etc. etc. :)

  5. Hey Sis,
    I am so proud of you and I truly believe you are the strongest woman I know. I am keeping you and Avery in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I cannot wait to meet my niece! After having 3 nephews, all of whom I love to death, I am thrilled to be able to buy pink frilly stuff with flowers!! YEAH!!

    I LOVE YOU!! Best wishes for a smooth, easy going, pain free labor!! KEEP IN TOUCH!!

    Love you,
    Melissa/Auntie Missy

  6. That is wonderful a whole list of things to be grateful for, good idea! I'm so happy your Mom is couldn't keep her away if you tried HA! You are in my thoughts and prayers always.