3.25.2009

32 weeks and still cooking...

I really can't believe I am still pregnant! But I am thrilled that I am :) When you start having contractions at 22 weeks, 32 weeks feels so far away, but here we are, taking it one day at a time and not taking anything for granted. When I started having trouble months ago I pleaded with my Heavenly Father to just make it to 28 weeks so my baby could have a chance. Today I feel so blessed that I have been given so much more than that, what a lucky girl I am!
I have to send a shout out to all my amazing friends that have made the last few weeks of "partial" bedrest so incredibly easy. The "Presidency" (you know who you are :) have made sure that we have dinner every other night, and man it has been good eatin' at our house! This is the 4th week they have done this, can you believe it? Then there was the fabulous shower my friends threw on Saturday- seriously, thank you guys so much. It meant so much to me that you would take the time to do that for me, and to everyone that came I had a blast!!
There have been so many others that have offered to watch my girls or have had them over, I tear up just thinking about all the amazing women out there that are so willing to sacrifice to bless the lives of others.
I think sometimes in life our trial just don't seem to make sense, so I always try to find what I can learn from the situation, to find some good from it. I have learned ALOT from this pregnancy, but the thing that stands out the most is how important serving others is. Some of the things that have meant the most to me have been little phone calls, or people saying they have had us in there prayers. I have also been so blown away by people that don't even know us that well, that have been willing to do so much for us. That is having the pure love of Christ, and that is how I want to be. I can't wait until I am back to normal (as normal as I will be with 3 crazy kids!:) so I can repay just a little bit of what I feel has been given to me these last few weeks. I know that in our lives we have the opportunity to be angels to those around us, and I want to thank my angels that have made this burden a little easier to bear!!

10 comments:

Kristen Weller

I'm glad to hear that things are going so well and that you have lots of support and help! I'm excited to see this new little guy, but I'm more than happy to wait a few more weeks. :)

~Conradis~

Oh yea!!! You are officially further than I was with mine!! Short distance high 5! Woohoo! YOU are honestly a true gift Tonii, so grateful that I know you! You are an amazing person! I hope I can be half the person in 50 years, that you are today! LOVE YA, Honestly, let me know if you need ANYTHING at 3 am! No problemo

Spence Family

Whew, I was thinking about you when I didnt see you on Sunday! Keep him cooking as long as you can, glad to hear your baby shower went well! Sorry again that I couldnt make it :(

Steven & Becky Heumann

I was talking with Steven the other night and wondering how you were doing. I was thinking of calling but just didn't get to it, plus I'm not sure that I ever got your right phone number. I was thrilled to see you update and know that things are going well and that your sweet boy is still safe and sound. Love you!!!

Hollie Hanson

Oh Tonii, you are such a strong amazing woman. I admire you so much. I am SO SO happy you have made it so far! Isn't it crazy how close you get and then God keeps everything in check. Amazing. I hope you are feeling well along with it! I can not wait to meet your little man. And of course I will definitely take his newborn picts!!!! You call me as soon as he pops out and I will come over. 801-735-8008. Just not before this coming Wednesday. WE are heading to Nebraska to say farewell to my grandma :(
Luv ya!

marta

oh my goodness, hi! i knew you a long time ago through becky hale, my name is marta. anyway, am wishing you the best of luck. it's so fun to see you and your darling kids!

Maryann

So glad that things have gone well so far. You are amazing and deserve every bit of help that comes your way!! Can't wait to meet and hold your little guy!

Camille

i feel like the worst friend! I wish i was closer to you so i could have done more for you! Im glad things are going good! im so happy you have amaizing people to help you! I miss you tonz! Im here for you girl! I hope you know that! I think about you all the time!

Em

Hi Tonii, It's Emily I just met a friend of yours Marrissa and she said you are on full bed rest, she said the easiest way to reach you is through internet so, here I am trying to reach you :) Please let us know if you need help getting Skylar to and from preschool. I know how hard it is to do that when your on bed rest. Please don't hesitate to ask.

Flockhart Family

I am glad he is still in. You are such a strong women to go through all of this. I am sure he will be extra cute, for all the problems he has caused. The others sure are.