Secondly on August 21st we celebrated our 1 year anniversary! We just went out to dinner and did a little bit of shopping. It was quite fun and relaxing.
On August 10th Cora, Fred's mom, went in for brain surgery to take care of an aneurysm that was discovered. She recovered quite well for the next 2 weeks and was able to go home. Unfortunately on August 22nd she passed away unexpectedly. There were funeral services held for her on the following Friday. Many of her friends and family came to share their memories of her and it was a very good service. I am so grateful for the chance that I had to get to know her and what a wonderful woman she truly was. She was so caring and compassionate and loved about everyone she knew. We have missed her terribly, but know she is happier where she is now.
Update about our sweet little GIRL, Lily. Yes that's right, we are having a girl! She is growing quite well and is an active little girl. We have run into some complications. When we went in for our first ultrasound we found there wasn't a lot of amniotic fluid which caused concern. I upped my water intake for the next 2 weeks until the next ultrasound which wasn't much better. We had an appointment for a specialist for the next week, but the next day I went to the hospital due to more leaking than normal. I stayed overnight for observation and put on bed rest which resulted in the highest fluid count. We met with the specialist that day and were given more details and information about what was going on. Lily is developing normally and still quite active. They checked her heart and every other major thing they needed too, but found nothing wrong. Apparently my water broke when I was at 17-18 weeks which accounts for the low amniotic fluid levels. Lily could come anytime and I am on bed rest pretty much until she comes. I am far enough along now that if she were to come right now they are able to help Lily to survive. It's a relief to be past that point, but we are hoping she stays in there just as long as possible. The longest being 34 weeks which at that point they will induce me due to a high risk of infection. That's only 11 weeks away so we are hoping for the best! It's looking like I will be going into the hospital this weekend and stay there until my Lily comes. If you are bored and feel like visiting please drop by!
Who knew so much could happen in just a few months. We've had our ups and downs, but we know that we will get through this with God's help. We are positive with our outlook for Lily and know she is being taken care of. We thank everyone for their support and prayers we know have been sent our way. It has been a great help and we know they have been heard. We love all of you and are so grateful for all you do!