Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Life





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....

27 comments:

Keri Bush said...

I was wondering if you were pregnant!!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you all. Love you guys!

Cathy said...

Congratulations all the way around...Abbey's successful treatments and a new baby to boot!

TheLahrs said...

What blessings! Another beautiful season begins for the whole family. Congratulations!

dana said...

So excited to hear all your good news. May the Lord continue to bless you in amazing ways.

Praying...always, that the Lord keeps His protective hand on your family.

~ dana

Anonymous said...

Yay! I can't wait to find out whether it's a boy or a girl! Will you find out or wait until delivery?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on how well Abbey is doing and also for the new little bundle of you.

May the Lord continue to bless you with many many happy times ahead

Em
from Australia

Anonymous said...

oops I meant to write bundle of joy!!!

Em
from Australia

Jenn said...

Congratulations - such a wonderful blessing! So glad that Abbey is doing well and feeling better!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear your wonderful news!! Congrats.

Krissy said...

Congratulations! So glad to hear that Abbey's doing well too!

Sarah said...

what a FANTASTIC update! I am so happy to hear about all the ways God has been blessing you all.

Sarah P

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!
And happy to hear Abbey is doing well!

The Gammons Family said...

What great news. Another Colbert! How God continues to walk along side of us and continues to bless us even when life seems to be crazy and difficult. I will call Amanda right now and let her know the good news.

Andy

ELISABETH said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That's awesome. I'm so very happy and excited for you. God bless!

daisy2biker said...

Wow what an amazing post! So many blessings. It is wonderful to hear how God it working in your family! Praise God Abbey is about at maintience! Congrats on your newest family member to be. They are blessed to be born into your amazing family.

Szczepanski Family Blog said...

I am so glad that Abbey is feeling good. Praise God! So excited for the baby news, that is awesome. God bless you and your family!

Andrea said...

So excited to hear how well Abbey is doing and especially about the new little one God has given you! Praying all goes well with your pregnancy and that God would protect you and the baby from any major stress and you continue to face Abbey's treatments.

Love in Christ,
Andrea

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear that Abbey is doing so well, and all are enjoying the break! It is wonderful that the weather is warming up and you are able to have fun outside. Congratulations...a baby, how wonderful! Great news!

Gail
Annapolis, MD

Sara said...

Yay! Praying for a sister for Abby, but I am sure you will love #4 so much regardless of the gender. Blessings to you all!

Anonymous said...

i knew it!! when i read the post saying there were more blessings to share, i just knew you were pregnant! congrats!! and so happy that abbey doing so well.
leanne

Heather said...

Congratulations ... we are so happy for you all.Life is certainly beautiful and new life is God,s amazing reminder!

Terri said...

Congratulations!!!

So happy for you :)

Glad to hear Abbey is doing well

I just had a Heath blizzard :)

Enjoy the time with your family that is in town...

Hugs
Terri

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! What a wonderful blessing, a new little one. I'm so happy for your family and glad that Abbey continues to do well. May God continue to bless all of you. Have a Happy Mother's Day Shelley!!!~

Cindy Bailey

Suzanne said...

Congratulations!!! Many blessings to be thankful about :)

Prayers continue...

A fellow cancer Mom

Anonymous said...

Shelley,
Congratulations! I hope that you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your beautiful family! I pray that God continues to bless your family! You have been a blessing to me.
Love in Christ,
A mom in Illinois

Just'N Angel said...

Congratulations! May this be a wonderful pregnancy experience! PTL that Abbey is doing so well, also!

Beth said...

The blessing are countless!!

So happy that little Abbey is through the worst and is feeling good and enjoying life!!

Congratulations on the new little life that God has blessed you with! So wonderful!!