Some updates...

Life has continued at it's ever popular fast-forward pace. Nothing major happening here just lot's of little stuff. We went in for our first ultrasound this week and saw a tiny little heartbeat. We were so excited. Zoe came with us but she doesn't know that I'm pregnant yet so she kept saying we were looking at mommy's tummy. Yeah, sort of. We are keeping the news to ourselves until we get out of the first trimester danger zone. They have had enough loss and confusion in their lives to find out we're having a baby and then have something happen. I'm at the puking stage right now. We were having a meeting here at the house on Tuesday night and I was upstairs making some disgusting sounds. I thought I was being all quiet but obviously not b/c as I walked downstairs everyone was like "Are you okay?" I wasn't exactly being the hostess with the mostest. :-)

We got the kids a new pediatrician here in Grand Rapids. She is great and I was very encouraged as she spent an hour in the room with Noah and me. She saw a few temper tantrums and a good view of the real Noah so that was a blessing. She is setting up numerous appointments for us, even one that I have been trying in vain for three weeks to make. It's nice to find someone to tell us what to do and not have to spend hours on the phone getting it taken care of. She had some great suggestions and a few difficult things to hear although they don't come as a shock. One recommendation is to get a safe time out area on the first floor that he can't escape from and can't hurt himself (doesn't she realize how small my house is?). This could be a challenge but we're going to be doing some brain storming. The other thing she said was that she would not be surprised and per her exact words "get us ready" for him to eventually get a diagnosis of a pervasive developmental disorder. In most circles this is otherwise known as autism. Not a huge shock but not what you want to hear about your little boy. He has such a sweet personality 99 percent of the time. Funny how that other one percent puts such a shadow over the rest. All to say: please pray for our little boy. That Josh and I can know how to handle him and make him understand boundaries. Please pray for Zoe: that she doesn't get lost in the shuffle and can continue growing into the amazing young woman she is already becoming. Please pray for our poppy seed: that it will continue growing and be a healthy baby.

That's all for now. Back to watching the Tigers (who are actually winning at this point in the game).
Posted on October 26, 2006 .