Side Blogging

There are still some things that I want to record, and so I’ve installed this side blog to be able to do that without taking any focus off Chris and Nina.

I’m a little behind on some things, which really doesn’t matter at all in the grand scheme of things.

We had Geli’s birthday on April 7th and she went bowling.   Here is the Butterfly Cake that I made for her party.

Butterfly Cake

I think I’ve already mentioned that fact, but I might not have mentioned that only 3 kids showed up.  She had invited 5, so it’s not like the pool was that huge to begin with, but it could have been a disaster were it not for “SUPER DAD!”  Jon pulled it all together and made it an amazingly fun time for the 4 kids that were there.  I’m so thankful for Jon.  He’s truly an amazing man.

Not only can he guarantee that any occasion with him involved is sure to be a huge success, but he’s been taking care of the kids while I’ve been up in Kamloops with Chris and the family and working and juggling half of what I do, while still trying to keep up on all that he has to do.

You know that things are being taken care of when you haven’t seen your kids for over a week, and you ask if they miss you, and they tell you that they don’t really!  In fact, Xan mentions that she really didn’t even think about you while you were gone.  The only one who said he missed me was J, and I think that he’s just missing a middle of the night cuddling partner.  Mind you, with me gone, he can stretch out all over my entire side of the bed.  Not that me being in the bed usually stops him from stretching out all over Jon and I any way…….YES!  He still sleeps with us…..about 3-4 times a week, we get a midnight visitor.  I really don’t mind, and Jon only minds when J shoves his razor sharp elbows and knees into Jon’s rib cage. 

Nice, eh?  I’m that valuable around here.  Oh well, it’s all worth it, when Jon says that he never realized just how much stuff I actually do.  That makes you feel all kind of warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that he is acknowledging that I do actually do a ton of stuff around here, and I’m not just sitting on my butt on the computer all day.

24 Weeks PregnantI’m also 24 weeks pregnant.  If I make it all the way to term, I only have 16 weeks left.  YAH!  I’m so excited.  I can hardly wait to see and hold my sweet little boy.  I still have a lot to do to be ready for him, but we’ll get there.  Right now, we are mostly focused on Chris and Nina and praying for them and being there for them.  It has kind of almost taken my mind off of the fact that this is around the time that Nathaniel died….like I said……almost……….

Our little one is moving around quite a bit, and if I could remember anything other than the fact that Nathaniel didn’t move a lot, I’d compare it to my other pregnancies……but I can’t.  It’s hard to believe that I was pregnant with Jeremy 7 years ago.  When this little guy is born, Geli is going to be older than I was when Christopher was born.  Weird! 

I never thought I’d ever have kids with quite this age span, but then again, I never thought I’d have gone through a still birth and then 3 losses after that.

I guess you just never know what’s on the road ahead in your journey, and you just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other and turst that God will give you the strength to deal with whatever comes along.

Author: Patricia Culley

I'm the ringmaster of my own circus. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the monkeys.

5 thoughts on “Side Blogging”

  1. Patti!! I didn’t even know you were pregnant! (REALLY?!?!) But I am so excited and happy for you. I agree with Jon.. you do ROCK and what a blessing you have been to the family, and helping keep Jon all updated to ease everyone’s thoughts and concerns for Christopher, and so that we know which way to pray. So be blessed!! Love you!!

  2. Hey Lisa,

    Not too many people did know, and I didn’t make a huge deal out of it. I know it is a big deal, but there were some days when I doubted what I had heard God say to me, even though I would speak it out over and over and over again. I guess I was trying to convince my heart of what my head had heard or the other way around or whatever way makes sense.

    Things are going well. Our little boy is moving a lot. I did worry when he wasn’t as active on Tuesday, but then I might have been a little bit more preoccupied with what was going on with Chris and just missed some of the movements.

    Any way, love you lots, and hope to see you soon.

  3. Hi Patti,
    I am absolutly blown away by the strength of character you have. I always new you were a strong woman, but to be able to put your life on display for others to see…You truely are a great woman. I’m so happy that you have a wonderful history to ‘publish’. Congrat’s on your next blessing I wish both you and Jon the most wonderful of blessings and God’s richness. If you need a break from the insanity that is life send me a note, I ‘d love to get together and have a chat.
    Always, Jennifer

  4. Hi Patti,

    I am slowly figuring out how this blog thing works. I finally found some other stuff you are writing. That is neat of you to publish it on here. I see a Lisa Kennedy replied to your blog. I don’t know a Lisa Kennedy and I thought that I knew all of our relatives. Is this a cousin that I don’t know about? Fill me in, please!

    Bonnie Moody (your dad’s cousin and keeper of the family tree)

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