Friday, October 16, 2009

Update and Lots of Pics :)

We just got a new toy this past week... can you guess what it is?? After scrolling down and seeing lots of pictures, you'll probably be able to guess it :) Our new dSLR camera just came in the mail a few days ago and we are having a blast with it! (doesn't take much to excite us these days)! We have much to learn about it, but are having fun taking lots and lots of pictures. Here are some of my favorites so far :)

And a quick update on things here...

Abbey is doing great. As we mentioned in our last post, Abbey's numbers were still very low at her last appointment. So we haven't taken her out of the house at all since we left the hospital except for her clinic visit last Friday. We go back on Monday and are praying that her immunity is back up. With cold and flu season in full swing, we will be keeping her in much of the winter, but just knowing that her body has some ability to fight off infection just makes us feel so much better. You wouldn't know by looking at her (or playing with her) that her numbers are low though. She has been happy as a clam and playing like every four year old should be :)

We have been loving not doing the shots! Every morning and night I make myself think about how wonderful it is that I don't have to give her them. I don't ever want to forget that we made it through that. Her legs and arms have healed up so beautifully. It's amazing to me how fast the bruising went away and you almost can't tell that she had hundreds of shots in those same spots day in and day out.

This past week at Jacob's school there was a possible case of the swine flu. After talking to Abbey's doctors, we decided to keep Jacob home from school the two days (Thurs and Fri) after the note came home. Jacob seems completely fine and we are seeing no symptoms of sickness, but we just wanted to be extra cautious right now as Abbey will get anything she is exposed to.

We have had a couple wonderful days here with Jacob being home. Jim also was off today so it was so nice to have all five of us home together for the whole day. Jacob has been enjoying school, but still loves to be home and these past couple days have been refreshing as we've just spent time together as a family and have been able to sleep in a little and hang out.

I will be 38 weeks pregnant on Monday. Still feeling good, but definitely getting excited and feeling ready for this little guy to be out. At my apt. on Thursday, the doctor said I am 1cm dilated and that the babies head is very low. So we shall see what this Thursdays appointment holds. The doctor who has delivered Jacob, Abbey and Micah is out of town until next Wednesday so once we make it to that date our little man can make his appearance whenever he wants (we'd really like for him to deliver us this time too). Our first three were all early, ranging from 3 weeks to 1 week so we are thinking this one will be the same. Who knows though... he'll probably decide to be late to keep us on our toes. In God's timing he'll be here and we are anxiously waiting for him :)

Thanks for checking in :). I will be snapping away behind our camera and sharing photos as we get more comfortable with using it. We also will keep you posted about Abbey's numbers after Monday's clinic visit and also on my progress :)

Blessings to you!


Katie said...

I love the pics of the kids, they are all getting so big. Abbey is looking so good despite her numbers, it is great to hear she is feeling and playing well.

I especially like the first picture of Micah with the autumn leaf, the last image of Abbey, Jacob with his sticks, actually all of them really! = ]
Shelly, you are looking really good too, love the baby bump picture. I hope he holds off till your doc gets back, it would be lovely fo you to share all your kids births with the same guy. Fingers crossed.

Prayers for all of you, and best of wishes xox.

Love from Down Under, Katie

Dave & Melissa Gabler said...

I loove lovve lovvve the pics...the camera definitly is a great fit!!! The kids are gorgeous as always and u are truly glowing!! So glad y guys have been enjoying every day and being able to not do the shots!!! Abbeys hair is crazy how fast its coming back!!!!
Love you guys!

Cindy Bailey said...

Shelley, you are glowing! I hope your "little man" holds off and waits for your Dr. to return.:) Thanks for the update...will keep Abbey and your family in prayers. Keep those pictures coming, those are three adorable children.

Beth said...

Your kiddos are really growing and you look fabulous!!

That crazy flu! Praying that it does not enter your home this season!

Praying also that you have a wonderful last few weeks of your pregnancy! So glad you are enjoying your family and your time together!!


It all started with a Kiss... said...

I was SO glad to read that Abbey is doing BETTER!!! YAY!!!

Way CUTE pics! That is an awesome camera to take such good quality pictures. You have such a BEAUTIFUL family!!!:)

Anonymous said...

She looks so happy and beautiful. Missing you and thinking about you and your baby on the way.
Love Theresa

Burkholders said...

Hi guys, I love your pictures! Your family is growing in leaps and bounds these days. Micah is getting so big... will pray that the germs stay away from you guys this winter. Best of wishes in a smooth and speedy delivery. You'll have to let me know how it goes. Miss you, ~danielle