Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We have so many things to be thankful for:
  • The birth of our beautiful and healthy babies.....Anna and Luke
  • Jesus for dying on the cross to forgive our sins
  • Their smiles
  • Luke's snuggles
  • Anna's screams
  • Our amazing families
  • Especially my mom who has been so helpful, amazing and over generous to our new family
  • My dad's company for sending him back to WI
  • Our supportive friends
  • My niece Zoe who has taught me what it means to fight
  • My Dr in Milwaukee that took care of me for 9 months
  • Our other Dr in Gurnee, IL that helped "create" Anna and Luke
  • All the amazing Drs and nurses at Columbia/St. Mary's
  • An overall healthy pregnancy
  • Eggos (I ate them everyday during pregnancy)
  • Mc Donald's double cheeseburger, fries and vanilla shakes (my Saturday splurge during my pregnancy)
  • The years at our Condo in Milwaukee
  • Our new place in Mequon
  • Brookfield Lutheran Church, the members and the incredible staff
  • Jackie, my cat, who has been with me for 11 years and adores the twins
  • The beach. It's just so peaceful
  • Wine and dark chocolate
  • My jeep
  • Jaime's job
  • Our education
  • Music
  • Facebook which has connected me with old friends
  • Running
  • The United States of America
  • The Packers, even though I'm mad at Ted Thompson right now
  • Brett Favre, even though he is a Jet. He is still so fun to watch
  • The summer Olympics which got us through the late night feeds
  • My husband who I love dearly. He is my rock and has been the most supportive person during our struggles to get pregnant, during my pregnancy and is just an amazing dad.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Take time to be thankful

Zoe update

Overall the surgery was successful. The shunt is in and it seems to be working. We've had a couple scares but she seems to be stable as of now. They will take her vent out tomorrow as long as her temperature goes down. Keep praying!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Please pray for Zoe

In March my niece Zoe was born. A couple days later we found out she has Trisomy 18. Many of you read the story here. She has been alive for a miracle 8 months. Today she is having surgery to repair the hole in her heart. She is set to go into surgery at 2:00 pm. Please keep her in your prayers.

I'll post an update later.

Update: You can follow my brother in law's blog if you want for thoughts, comments and updates.

My sister and Zoe: