Today it is 17 months since we said “Hello and Goodbye” to our precious baby girl, Calleigh Joy. Not a single day has gone by that I do not miss her, think about her and wonder what amazing things she would be doing today in her toddlerhood. As her room sits the same way we had it when we were getting ready for her to come home and live with us, I can go in there and look at her crib, her clothes hanging up, her stuffed bear, her book that her big sister bought her and I can remember how hard the last 17 months have been, and how much I’ve learned about myself and my marriage. Today, in between work and a softball game, we will go to the cemetery and decorate her grave with some fresh flowers from Calleigh’s Garden that were planted in memory and honor of her. Our baby girl. Our precious girl.
17 Weeks –
Today it is also my 17th week of pregnancy with Twin A & Twin B. 17 Weeks! In reality we are probably almost half way done. Dr. Kenney hasn’t given a whole lot of specifics yet about delivering, but my personal goal right now is to make it to the middle of October. That would mean that today IS the half-way point. Taylor and I went in today for a “quick check”. They both looked great, but I think they were still sleepy because they didn’t show off near as much as they did last Monday for daddy! But we got a couple of pictures and the heartbeats were strong and both at 153 bpm. Next week is our “big anatomy scan”! This will be a long appointment where they will actually look at and measure each organ and make sure it is functioning properly. Also, if they co-operate, we will find out if they are two girls, two boys, or one of each!
Number 17 –
I can’t forget Taylor! 17 is her favorite number and it’s also the number that she wears on her jersey for softball! So as we head to Sterling tonight for a 9:00 p.m. game, we will be rooting on #17! Taylor’s favorite defensive position to play is 2nd base, but her absolute favorite thing to do is bat. And boy can she slug the ball out there! Go Panthers!
June 17th –
And last, but NOT least, Justen! June 17th was the last time we’ve heard from our “Coast Guard Son” who is living it up in Alaska! :) (Really he’s working, but I like to give him a hard time about being on a three month vacation!) He is doing good, enjoying the scenery, doing some fishing and patrolling the waters to keep our home land safe! We are so proud of him!