Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged. Hopefully I'll get back to being better about this! So much has happened since our last blog...With the main events being Thanksgiving, Christmas, New year's, my (Heather) birthday, and lastly Avery's birthday!
We had some great times together during the holidays. We went to the children's museum the day after Thanksgiving and then swimming after Christmas! We were sad we couldn't be with family and friends in Michigan, but we made sure that we had fun here anyway!
I celebrated my 25th birthday. I don't feel much older, just pregnant. Which has been going well. I'm over my first trimester puking so I'm very happy for that. I've been getting muscle spasms off and on in my abdomen. My doctor said that it's common with babies who are very active like mine :) No other major complaints other than the normal not able to sleep at night kinda stuff. The baby has been growing right on track and moving around like crazy. We did go to our big ultrasound yesterday and found out that he has an umbilical hernia. Which could require me to have a C-Section and surgery for him after he is born. We meet with a high-risk specialist tomorrow morning to find out more. Everything else seems to be developing normally and he's getting the nourishment he needs from the umbilical cord so that is good. Just please be praying for us as we go through this and pray that there wouldn't be any other complications.
Avery just turned two this week! She had a great day! We went for ice cream with her buddy Micah, had cake and presents! She was lovingly spoiled that's for sure! I can't believe how much she is changing even from day to day let alone from 2 years ago! We are so happy to have her in our family. She is such a precious little girl.
Steve is doing well. He's still working in Salt Lake. Which is a good, but kind of a drag that he has to drive so far for work. He's also back in school again. He's still getting good grades! Nothing much is new for him. This spring he'll be very busy finishing off our basement and giving our kitchen a much needed makeover.
I think I've gotten you all caught up! Hope everyone is doing well!
We have had some great fun these past couple weeks! With picking out pumpkins, our church's annual Harvest Party, carving and painting pumpkins and trick or treating at a local nursing home! This year Avery was a kitty for Halloween. She was able to dress up for our church's Harvest Party and for trick or treating at a local nursing home. She was a pretty cute kitty! Hope everyone has had lots of fun this fall too!
Tonight we put worship music on for us all to listen too and Avery just started dancing away! It was bringing tears to my eyes because the lyrics of Big Daddy Weave's song Fields of Grace say: "Dancin' with my Father God in fields of grace" and "I love my Father, my Father loves me, I dance for my Father, my Father sings over me." It was just so sweet to see my daughter dancing to a song like that, definitely one of the most precious memories I will have of her. I pray that someday she will know that God does sing over her and I hope that she will dance for her Father God.