Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Recap of 2007
2007 was a year full of surprises and answered prayers. One day early in January, as John and I walked in the snow with our fur-babies we made the decision to move forward with infertility treatments. Hooray! I wasted no time, called my Dr and I began taking Clomid in January. We were thinking we had long road ahead of us but praise God on February 17th at 2:30am I confirmed via a HPT that I was indeed pregnant. HOORAY! YAHOO! Sharing the news with our family and friends was a lot of fun. Since the end of 2006 John and I had been looking into relocation to the Tri-Cities area and I had actually interviewed for a Project Controls position with a well known company in Richland. Well wouldn’t ya know the end of February I received a phone call they wanted to hire me for the position. After much disscussion and prayer we made the decision this was not the right time to relocate. On March 2nd I had my first official OB/GYN apt. We heard the baby’s heart beat for the first time! By early Spring daddy had baby’s room completed! Were not excited or anything. In fact by early summer John was done with his honey do list. In April Amanda turned 14; WOW our little girl is growing up. In May John and I celebrated 6 years of marriage. In June I had my 20 week ultrasound and found out we were having a girl. Little LeAnne Kimberly is on her way! Little girl had her legs crossed and was sitting on them so it made it hard to tell; daddy said good keep them legs crossed. Amanda came to visit for a few weeks the end of June. We made a trip to the Experience Music Project and to Northwest Trek. In July my mom and I made a trip over to Eastern Washington to surprise the Hoyecki family. Then in August a lot of us from the family went over to see the H's roof go up on their house and visit with my Uncle Jay and cousins Steve and Wade. Other than some not so fun morning sickness in the first trimester my pregnancy is going along beautifully. By my 20th week though my blood pressure was on the rise so my Dr began to watch me carefully. Near the end of my pregnancy I was going to the Dr every week so the Dr could monitor the baby and I. Then on September 20th Dr Webb put me on bedrest where I stayed until LeAnne was born. Bed rest was pretty rough but oh do I wish I could have stored up that rest for later. In September Amanda started school as a freshman at Monroe High School. She is on the high school dance team and loves it. Early in the morning on October 11th my water broke and we were off to the hospital! After 12 hours of natural labor LeAnne Kimberly was delivered into her daddy’s hands. She weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. PRAISE GOD our miracle has arrived!!! Being a mama has its overwhelming moments but I couldn’t be more excited to be a mama. John and I look forward to so many things for our daughter. In November she had her first Thanksgiving at her great grandma’s. On Dec 18th she had her 2 month Dr apt – She weighed 10 pounds 3 ounces and was 22 inches long. She’s changing so much every day. She’s been finding her voice and has found her fists. December 21st was my mom’s last day of work, she’s now retired and will watch LeAnne when I go back to work in April. John is still working for Youngs Coulmbia Distributing but is on the look out for a job with the Federal government. See after 9/11 each year of Federal employment can be tacked onto your military time to work towards a military retirement. John only needs 7 more years. John has also had a blast fixing up the Ford Ranger this year and was also bitten by the message board bug. He found a Ford Ranger message board where he can talk trucks with other guys! So here we are Christmas Day 2007, a family. 2008 will be full of many firsts for LeAnne. 2007 was a wonderful year and now 2008 here we come!