Things here have been great. Abbey continues to feel really good. We've enjoyed seeing the new life all around us and have spent lots of time outside as spring seems to have officially sprung.
So sorry it has taken me forever to get back on here since my last post. We have been at the clinic a couple times since I last wrote. The first was for her blood transfusion, which went well and the second just for a numbers check. They thought she might need platelets at that visit, but her platelets were on their way up by themselves so we were in and out that day. She will start maintenance next Friday so we have a break until then. As we get closer to her next phase starting, I will update you on what that will look like for the next 20 months.
This week we are very much enjoying my in-laws being in town from Philly. The kids are soaking up every second of them being here and we too our loving our visit with them. Jim and his dad just went out to get us blizzards from Dairy Queen... they always spoil us when we're together :)
As I said in the last post (or two posts ago), we have some blessings to share with you. Of course a huge blessing right now is the fact that Abbey is done with the worst. She is 7 months into this and our lives will start to get a little more normal here soon. We have much to look forward to as we continue moving ahead. We will not be at the hospital weekly, but monthly and Abbey's little body will not be hit as hard as it has been up to this point. We soon should be able to take her out more as her immune system will start to be stronger. Her hair should even start to come back soon :)
And going along with the "new life" title.... We also wanted to share with you that God has made a new life inside of me. We're having another baby :)! I am 14 weeks along and we are all excited about this new baby that will soon be joining our family. We're thankful for how God continues to help us through this time and also are thankful for the blessings that He's given us along the way!
Off to eat my blizzard....