Effective: November 2013
We are so excited to announce our exciting news. After lots of prayer and discussions with Alex's doctors, we decided to expand our family. We have had some people ask us if this baby will have Mito. The simple answer is we don't know. What I do know is that being Alex's mother is the best gift I have ever been given. I certainly haven't had the easiest road as a mother, but for every heartache we have dealt with there have been a million more joys. So we embark on this new journey with fresh hopes and the knowledge that whatever God's plan is for this new baby, we will be ok. Alex is ecstactic. He has asked for a sibling for years. I have always wanted more children.
However, apparently this little one doesn't want to make my life very easy at the moment. I have been diagnosed with Hyperemesis. Basically, I can't keep anything down. I am almost 14 weeks and have not gained any weight. For the last few months I have been spending 2 afternoons a week at an infusion center getting IV fluids in hopes of staying somewhat hydrated. My fingers are crossed that get some relief soon. For those of you who have wondered if I have dropped off the face of the earth, now you know why! Alex has been incredible. He has been left to entertain himself for large chunks of the day while I am sick or sleeping so i can get some relief. Bruce has really picked up the slack in the evenings and on the weekends playing with Bug and eating whatever scraps he can find instead of home cooked food!
We are so grateful for the love and support you have each been in our life. We look forward to you walking the next leg of this journey with us.
PS- Just got a phone call from the doctor's office.....It's a GIRL!!!!!!