The last girl born into our family was 24 years ago when my baby sister was born. Since then there have been 7 straight boys, my brother, 2 nephews, then my 4 boys. My younger sister is expecting her 1st baby in December. It is finally a girl, Bridgett Isabelle. My sister has had high blood pressure for a while, even before she was pregnant. However, it is starting to get to the dangerous level, and because of that she is going weekly now for ultrasounds and non-stress tests (she was 29 weeks yesterday). Last week they discovered a thickening on the wall of the baby's heart that was not there the previous week. She has a specialty appointment with a pediatric cardiologist today to find out what is going on. Thankfully, my mom is able to go with her and her husband today. I would really appreciate prayers to calm her fears and nerves, and that the baby is just fine. Also, please pray that the baby keeps baking for a while (they already told her they wouldn't let her go past 38 weeks).
I am the mother of 4 crazy, fun, caring, loving, smart, silly, and compassionate boys. I am lucky enough to be on this wild roller coaster ride with my best friend. Join us as we continue on this never dull journey called parenthood...
Brandt is 9 years old, and is in 3rd grade. He is a typical eldest child. He is such a sweetheart, fabulous at sharing, and mature beyond his years. He is incredibly intelligent and a perfectionist. He takes such great care of his brothers. He absolutely loves babies, and can not pass one without talking to it. He loves reading, baseball, and jogging with his daddy.
Brayden is 7 and in 2nd grade. He is really reading well and gets very proud of himself when he learns something new. He has had a terrible time with ear infections. As a result has had 6 ear surgeries to date, with a possible 7th in his future. He is our sunshine and thunderstorm. He is so warm and caring, but if gets upset you better watch out!
Bryson is 6 and so full of life. He is in Kindergarten, and really excelling. He has a zest and joy about everything he does. He is our family comedian and has us constantly cracking up. He is obsessed with baseball, football, or any sport really. He played t-ball and flag football this year. He is extremely tough, and very rarely cries even when he is hurt.
Brennan is 3 and the caboose to our train. He loves baseball and football...really any sport. He is in preschool 2 days a week and hangs out with momma the other 3 days. He thinks he is just as big as the other boys. He is still super affectionate, which I LOVE. Hard to believe he is approaching his 4th birthday already.
The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. ~James Christensen
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Psalms 127:3
The days are long, but the years are short!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrows; it empties today of strength." Corrie ten Boom