Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oh how they are growing! A picture post.

My little ones are growing up.  Of course, it's happening every day.  But it is going so fast.  Here are some new pics so I can remember these days.

These days of playing on dirt piles.

And savoring ice pops.

And for the first time!
And wearing muck boots everywhere.

And dancing in the pasture.

And catching chickens and exploding with laughter when they do.

And drinking from the hose.

And being so happy about getting really dirty.

And almost being able to reach.

And walking!
And really walking!

And growing up.

Growing up.

Growing up.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good news! HCG is negative for the first time since February!

So after my last blood draw on June 23rd at which my HCG level had remained at 1 for 3 consecutive weeks, my OB released me to monthly blood draws.  So I went this past Monday and I got the news that my HCG is FINALLY at zero.  Wow. 

What I was not expecting was that he wants to continue to check my levels for 6 consecutive months.  Not 3 as we had initially thought.  This is because it has taken so long for me to get to zero.  I guess the longer it takes to get to zero, there is a greater chance for those cases to develop the cancer, so they monitor your levels longer.  So 5 more  months of blood draws will take us to the end of December.

We will have been wrapped up in this for almost a year by the time this is all done. 

Anyway, I just learned of a mother who just lost her baby girl in this same way.  My heart is aching for her and her family.  Their baby made it to 19 weeks.  Would you please stop and offer a prayer for the family of baby Susannah?