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Friday, January 16, 2009

Today is my 5 month anniversary on SP!!! In the last 5 months I have learned so much and met so many really nice people! In 2009 I look forward to becoming a healthier me and continuing friendships!

I have started off with those statements because they are true but also to remind myself of my priorities. 2009 may be the best year ever or it could turn out to be a real roller coaster ride for my family. My SIL (sister-in-law) and niece have both announced that they are pregnant. We are unsure of due dates at this point but somewhere towards the end of summer. While that is wonderful news in itself it is also stressful. My SIL is mother to 3 wonderful girls - 10 yo and twins 6 yo. She had a miscarriage last year that was devastating enough by itself. But to add to it, the miscarriage happened just after the one year anniversary of my niece's baby's death. That's right, the niece that is pregnant is the same one that gave birth prematurely in 2006. She was 23 weeks and a day at delivery. The baby was a real fighter. We actually heard her cry at delivery but she only lived for 6-1/2 months. My niece has a different Dr this time and he is aware of her problems from before. She has already had an ultra sound and has been told she will be monitored more closely than normal. So far the baby is doing fine but she made a trip to the emergency room last weekend due to unexplained pains that she was experiencing. They both go back to the Dr next week. Please keep them both in your prayers, that they may have as normal pregnancies as possible and deliver healthy babies. BTW, since my SIL has already delivered twins, there is an increased chance that she could have multiples again! I will keep you informed!
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    Happy Six Months! emoticon Time will heal all. Be patient.
    4465 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2009 8:40:08 PM
    This seems to be a year of much potential for you and your family. I hope that it is a year of healthy births and births of health. I know I will be with you often in the gardening threads but know this: you will also be with me as I nurture my garden and watch the growth of life that amazes me every spring. I will rejoice, give thanks and celebrate the miracle of life and send that joy, that strength, that magic to you and your family.
    Blessed Be.
    4501 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers are going out to your niece and SIL for healthy and normal pregnancies. I know this will be your year Glenda. It's going to be mine too!

    4502 days ago
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