Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Few Chapters!

I feel like it has been a little while since I updated the blog, so I will do this post in a few short chapters!  

Chapter 1: My Sister

Several weeks ago, my niece celebrated her 3rd Birthday!  It seems like just yesterday I was cursing my sister's name for getting pregnant before me. LOL.  No seriously I did!  Kam is doing great and plays SO well with Brady. They are the best of buddies!  A few weeks ago, Kate and her family came for dinner.  As they were leaving, Kam leaned in to whisper something to me.  (Kate had just told her something to tell me) I waited for her to remember what she was told and repeat it to me.   Soon she squeaked out, "Mommy is growing me a baby in her belly."

YAY!!! I was so excited for them!  She is currently 22ish weeks pregnant.  They found out they are having another girl!  Kam is SO excited to be a big sister. (I'm sure Kohl is excited to be a big brother too)  Please keep my sister and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they are nervous this time through.  She is in good hands and I have faith that they will be blessed with a beautiful, healthy, baby in January!

Chapter 2: Brady the Animal Lover

Brady is just like is me in that he LOVES animals.  Luckily, my parents live on a mini farm and we can go over whenever we want.  They have an array of horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.  Brady has NO fear when facing an animal of any size head on.  The other week when we were over visiting, Brady was petting the horses.  As we drove the golf cart away, he began rubbing his eyes.  Next thing you know his left eye swelled up with hives and began to water.   I took him to the doctor and by the next morning he was perfectly fine.

A couple weeks later, we went to visit again.  My mom had just adopted 5 new barn kittens.  Brady was so anxious to pick them up and carry them around.  This time, I learned my lesson and brought plenty of wipes for his hands.  He just LOVES animals.  Look at the smile on his face! haha

Chapter 3: Annie and her 5Ks

Annie is a friend that I met while we lived in Cranberry Twp.  She has a little girl named Meredith who is only a few weeks older than Brady.  The two of them became good friends and we saw them often.  Annie and I would do a stroller strength class at our YMCA three times per week, not to mention all the other activities in between.  Annie has been a great friend and has been a wonderful support for me through my pregnancy with Jordan and after during the grief!

Annie was one of the my teammates who ran the Pittsburgh relay back in May.  She continues to update me with her personal goal.   Her goal is to run at least one 5K per month in memory of Jordan!  Each time she wears her Angel shirt that we wore during the relay!  Her most recent 5K took place today. What a great friend!

Thanks Annie for always remembering my little guy!  It means the world to me :)