Wednesday, December 23, 2009

9 Months Old

Today Reid is 9 months old. Boy, the time has flown by! Hard to believe it's the same amount of time that I was pregnant with him. Somehow the second 9 months went by faster than the 9 months of pregnancy!

I took Reid to the doctor almost 2 weeks ago for a bad cold. He weighed 24 pounds even. We go at the beginning of January for his 9 month check up. He is a little monster! He started crawling around 7 months, and then he started pulling up within a few weeks after that. He even crawls up the three steps from our den to the rest of the house. We have to watch him like a hawk constantly.

He babbles a lot, but he doesn't say anything yet. He loves Wyatt to death! Wyatt can make him laugh like no one else!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I can't wait to see how he reacts to all of the Christmas festivities. He is such a fun age right now. I am loving this age!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ghosts of Christmas Past

For many years I dreaded Christmas. It was fun because of Wyatt, but it was sad because it marked another year without a baby. Several years ago I bought a Santa chair at Target after Christmas. I hoped that one day a baby would fill it! It's a little hard to see in this picture, but Reid is sitting in it. Sooooo cute!

My first miscarriage was in November 2005. That Christmas I wanted to buy an angel ornament to signify our angel baby in Heaven. Here's a picture of that beautiful ornament.

My second miscarriage was July 2007. That Christmas season I searched for another angel ornament. I never could find one that I liked. At the time I was working at Jefferson Baptist Mother's Day Out, and our boss gave us all these ornaments that Christmas. Every year I unwrap these ornaments, and think about all that God has done. I think about the blessings and the hard times. But He has worked all things together for His His time.

When I was pregnant with Wyatt in December 2000, I bought this ornament.

When I was pregnant with Reid in December 2008, I went to the Hallmark store after Christmas hoping to find something similar, and I bought this! Can you see it?

I can't wait to give them to them one day for their own trees. I told Wyatt about them the other day. He was less than impressed. He will be one day! I'm so glad for all of the ornaments and what they represent. I can remember when I got most of them. Many were at Sunday School Christmas parties where we did ornament exchanges! Those are always so much fun. One final ornament makes this entry complete. Last year, I made my annual trip to Hollydays! It was right before I knew whether I was having a boy or a girl. So, I didn't really buy anything. I saw this ornament, and then left without buying it. A friend of mine was working there, so I called her and asked her to go back and get it for me. Here it is. It represents a complete tree! It represents my four babies. Two here on earth with me, and two in Heaven waiting to meet again. I know they are there. I know that are dancing with Jesus! It makes me happy to know that I will meet them one day. But I am so happy on earth today that my tree is complete. This year I have two babies sleeping in their beds at night. This year there will be more laughter and presents on Christmas morning! I can't wait. I can't wait for all of the Christmases to come!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Oh, we have so much to be thankful for this year! The roller coaster of infertility and miscarriages is over, and now new life is set before us. Reid is already 8 months old, so now I have an 8 year old and an 8 month old. We went to my MIL's on Wednesday night, and then Lance and Wyatt left for Mississippi on Thursday morning. So, I was by myself with Reid for Thanksgiving. We ate at my parents with my sister and one of her daughters.

I am so thankful for all of our blessings....for my husband and my 2 sweet sons...for all of the blessings that God has given us. I am so grateful for His provisions. He is so Good to us!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Reid's First Halloween

We had a great time at the annual Rogers' Halloween party. This year it was in the man cave, and it was lots of fun! The kids played and the adults hung out in the cave and ate in peace:) Reid was Darth Vader, and Wyatt was a skeleton. I love Halloween! It's so much fun. I wonder how many more years Wyatt will want to Trick or Treat?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Miscarriages and Mysteries

A friend of mine has a cousin who just gave birth to a baby with Trisomy 18. One year ago she lost a baby in utero. At the time (a year ago) I was pregnant with Reid. Finally things were going well after 2 miscarriages in a row. When I heard the news from my friend, I was so worried. What if that happens to me??? How would I survive?

And now one year later, she has the new baby with a poor prognosis. How is she surviving? There is a song by Natalie Grant called Our Hope Endures. It talks about people that go through what seems to be more than their share of heartache. And of course the question is Why?

When I was going through my 6 LONG years of infertility and the two miscarriages, I wondered how I would survive. But others' grief is so much more than what I have endured. I am eternally grateful for all of the blessings God has given me. None as much as my two sons. I am blessed beyond measure.

I am thinking of those, like my friend's cousin, who seem to have endured enough. I am praying for her and her family. I am praying that baby Christian will defy the odds. He is alive today which is a miracle. I pray for many more days for him here on the earth with his family.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One Tooth Out, One Tooth In

Wyatt turned 8 in July. He FINALLY lost his first tooth on Sunday. He is the only one of all of his friends who hadn't lost a tooth. He couldn't have cared less that he hadn't lost one yet, but he was SO EXCITED when it fell out on Sunday. It was so cute!

This morning, when I got Reid out of the bed, I noticed a white spot on his gums. He is getting the same tooth that Wyatt lost. It poked through today!

You know your 2 kids are far apart in age when one is losing teeth and the other is getting teeth:)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Unexplained Infertility Resolved

I started out this blog in April 2008 to document my struggle with infertility. I had been journaling about it for a long time, but I wanted to turn my journal into a blog. I never entered the first post about infertility. On July 23, 2008 I found out that I was pregnant for the 3rd time in 2 1/2 years after nearly 6 years of trying. I will tie in some of the struggle with this new blog of joy in the birth of my baby boy. I now know how sweet the end result is because of the intense struggle to get here. And I know that God sent this baby to us straight from His right hand. I truly believe that the prayers of many believers are why we hold him today:)

Monday, August 3, 2009

4 Months Old Already

Reid turned 4 months on July 23rd. We went to the doctor today for his 4 month check-up, and Wyatt went for a check-up as well. They both had to get a shot:( Reid weighed 19 lbs and 10 oz. which puts him in the 97th percentile for weight. He was 26 1/2 inches long which puts him in the 90th percentile for height. He is a big fella! Wyatt is a bean pole. He was 53 pounds and he measured 4 feet, 3 inches tall. I took these pictures on July 23. Wyatt always has to make silly faces!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

28 Weeks and Counting

I went back to Dr. St. Amant at Maternal Fetal Medicine on Monday, January 5th for another ultrasound. The baby looks great. He is big...he already weighs 2 Lbs, and 14 oz. Dr. St. Amant said he was "generous". I also had my glucose tolerance test that morning which I passed. Thank goodness!