"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Longest Break Ever!!!!

How do you sum up 4 months in one post?

My life has been nothing short of complicated since I last posted. Not to long after the last post I had an emergency appendectomy, it was a short stay in the hospital and back home with my sweet babies. To make a long storey short 5 days later I was back in the hospital suffering from heart failure. I have been diagnosed with Postpartum Cardiomyopathy, it is heart failure that is a result of pregnancy. I was very fortunate to have had my appendectomy because that surfaced the condition before it got to bad. I take medication and see a cardiologist regularly. I am not sure what this means for my future health but signs are good, we just have to take it one day at a time.

Little Ian is getting so big I cant believe how fast he is growing, it truly does go by faster with the second one. Even though he has only been here 6 months its hard to imagine a time without him. He is my precious gift! He rolled over for the first time when he turned 4 months old and now he acts like he wants to take off crawling CRAZY! I know everybody says there kid has the cutest smile but Ians smile could light up a room. Even when his mouth is not smiling his face still smiles, he has such a bright personality.

Poopoo is turning into a little man. He is constantly cracking me up and he is the best big brother any parents could ask for! He loves his baby brother and hasn't shown one ounce a jealousy, I was really worried before Ian was born that we would have major issues because he is so spoiled but he has proved us all wrong. When Ian was born it was like Paxton grew up over night. I am so proud of him!

I will continue to update my blog when I have the energy. I have missed the blogging world and feel warmed by all the comments of concern I have received in the last several months. Thanks to all my bloggy friends for caring:)


Brittany said...

its so good to hear and update from you just not the bad news you and your family are in my prayers!!

Amy said...

I am sorry to hear about your health issues, but glad to know you are on the mend and that your little men are growing and thriving.

Take care of yourself and it's good to see you back :)

Rubydotlarue said...

I am so glad you are doing better. I really was worried when your blogs just stopped. I'm glad the boys are growing and healthy. I'm sorry to hear about your current health issues. Hopefully the outlook will continue to look brighter! I'll keep you in my prayers. Take care! Royal

The Dorns said...

OMG I was so happy when I saw you finally posted only to be really sad. I knew something may be wrong when you dissapeared but I never imagined it would be that serious. Im so happy to hear you are well enough to be at home and even able to update us. I will be thinking of you. Both of your kids are gorgeous. Oh my Ian has grown and his face has changed so much since he was little.


Jennifer said...

I am so glad you finally posted! I've been wondering about you, but I know how it is to have 2 littles one to take care of!
I'm sorry to hear about your health issues. I wanted to tell you about my best friend. 2 days after having her 3rd baby she was admitted back to the hospital in class 4 heart failure. She was also diagnosed with postpardom cardiomyopothy. That was 11 years ago & she is doing great. She will be on medication for the rest of her life. She also has to follow a certain diet & exercise program for the rest of her life.
Take care of yourself & those gorgeous boys! Let me know how things are going & keep me updated! I'm here for you!

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad that you are back! WOW, how scary. So sorry to hear about what you've been going through. I can't imagine. But thank goodness you are okay.

Your boys are just gorgeous!

Kriss said...

Oh April, how scary!!! I am glad things are going a little better and glad your back. I was beginning to worry. :) -kriss