Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Prayer Need

Well, it has been a while since I have been on here and a lot has happened in the HHH (Happy Hough Home).  We went on the cruise and had a good time. There were both highs and lows.  I definitely think that maybe that will be the last cruise that we take.  It is just hard not being able to do what you want to do it when you want to do it. Getting off the boat at the stops was fun in the Bahamas.  BUT on the second stop I took a misstep walking down to the beach and KNEW that I had torn my ACL again.  I have done this before when I was sixteen and it was tough then.  Now I am pregnant and have another life to think about but both of my doctors seem to think that things will be fine.  Last week I went to see the Orthopedist and today I went to see my OB and they both say that surgery is necessary at this time.  My OB said today that I needed to have surgery before 24 weeks gestation and I am 22 and a half weeks right now.  (This is all a little ok a lot overwhelming). My husband has no time to take off of work and my parents are going out of town soon and we have stairs in our home which I will not be able to climb for several weeks postop.  Well, today my mom had an appt to see the same orthopedist because she is having the same surgery at the end of the month, so I tagged along with her.  So he said we would schedule the surgery asap which means TUESDAY!! 

Just pray that the Lord will watch over baby Jude and take care of him during and after the surgery and also pray for Casey because he is going to have to pick up the slack around here. He is going to have to be both mom and dad for a while and I know it is going to be tough for him. I know that he will do great, though.  He is awesome.  

I am glad to be getting this whole ordeal over with before I get too huge to even be able to walk. I will start physical therapy immediately, which will hopefully help with weight gain.  I am relieved that I have done this all before, and so I know what to expect.  

I know that God is sovereign and is in control of all the details of mine and Jude's and Casey's lives and this is all in his perfect timing and for that I am thankful.

Well, I'm going to spend some time with my little man before I head off to work.  Take care God bless

Friday, May 8, 2009

Time to Cruise

So, cruise time is almost here. We busy packing and trying to remember everything that we might even think about needing. lol. I don't want to forget anything because I know they will charge us an arm and a leg to buy it on the ship.  My sisters, Heather and Hope, are going to sleep at our house, so that we can leave promptly at 5 am. It is supposedly about a 5 and 1/2 hour drive and we sure don't want to get left behind.  :-( We are going to drop Carter off and my mom's tonight so we don't have to wake him in the middle of his good sleep. He is serious about his sleeping, but he came by that honestly from his mom and dad. I am going to miss him so bad. I really don't know how I am going to handle it. I haven't left him for more than two or three days at a time.  I also am not going to be able to call and talk to him because it is too expensive. I will try to write a few emails to check in.  Maybe when we dock we can find some phone to use.  

I am sad that I'm not going to be able to be with my mom on mother's day, but I did get her a good present. I bought her some of these shoes for Christmas, and she loves them. She wears them all the time and says they are the most comfortable shoes ever. I may have to get me some of these. :-) This is the color that I got her this time. I am also going to take her to lunch today for an early celebration. It should be fun.  
Well, I better get back to the packing and such.  I am sure going to miss this face! Hopefully he will still remember when I get back.  If any of you see him while I am gone then please give him  a big squeeze for me!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Oh Boy, it's Another Boy!!

So, as you can tell we found out what we are having this week.  We are very excited about another boy. Boys are so much fun, and I really feel like the Lord has given me the gift to mother boys.  I am very laid back and relaxed and that's about the only way that you can survive with boys.  We are having difficulty with names right now. I have several names that I like, but everyone has different ideas of what it shoudl be.  Ex. Jude, Cole, and Abram.  We are settled on the middle name Alexander, though. I guess we may just have to wait and see what the little man looks like before we can decide.

Here is the cute little guy
Here's the proof of the manhood :-)

I am excited because we are having a young ladies night tonight with the Heritage women and we are going to dinner at Cheesecake Bistro, which is always yummy.  I have a babysitter which makes it even better.  I do have to work so I won't be able to go to the movie with the girls, but it will still be fun.  

We have great news about our cruise.  Because of all this swine flu stuff we were afraid that our cruise would be cancelled since we had some ports in Mexico where we were supposed to go, but we found out the other day that they have rerouted us to the Bahamas!! I am just crying tears about that----NOT!!! We are so pumped.  Not to mention that they added two extra days to the cruise, for which, we didn't have to pay.  I have never been to the Bahamas and it is going to be a blast.  We leave next Saturday. I am going to miss little man pretty badly. A week is a really long time to be away from him.  I have never been gone from him for more than two or three days at a time. I know he will have so much fun with his grandparents and aunts and uncles.  

I am also beginning to realize as I look down at my navy shirt that mom's will always have baby mess on their clothes.  It just comes with the territory.  I don't get so stressed about it anymore  and good thing cause there is another mess-maker on the way.

During the ultrasound we were very glad to find that the baby looks healthy and no clubfeet were visible which is a blessing.   The whole clubfoot thing makes it kind of a rough few months.  Everything looked good and that is an answer to prayer. I have been reading so many blogs from people who are are suffering with the illnesses of their children and I need to never take my children's health for granted. The Lord is so good to us!

Before I head off to do chores I can't not put a picture of Carter up for you guys.  We were clowning around the other morning like we always do. lol

Like mother like son!

As you can see we are trying to grow his hair out.