Update and Testimony

I’ve been a slacker with blogging recently.  I’m sure anyone out there who’s had a newborn will understand why.  JD is wonderful but the doctor was having us feed him every 2 hours for a while and WOW, that’s a lot of feeding time.  I have to say that Tivo is a nursing mothers dream.  Update time:

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  • JD: Doing well.  He had his two week check up yesterday and he’s already back up to his birth weight!  He’s also grown almost a full inch since birth.  He is starting to get chubby cheaks and we love him so much. We are lucky, he is a really good baby.  Since his feedings have been changed so much there is no schedule to speak of and that can make for some long nights.  I love it when Jeremy doesn’t have to work in the mornings and he can take one of the feedings during the night, helps with the sanity level.
  • Dogs: They ran away this morning… hope they come back…no way I’m chasing them down with a 2 week old.
  • Me: Saw the Cardiologist this week to check up on the med’s he put me on last week.  Things are going well, and it looks like after my next appointment I won’t have to see him again for 6 months for another Echo.  Last week when we were there they took my weight down and then checked it again Tuesday to see how much water weight I had been retaining.  I was SHOCKED when the scale showed a weight loss of just over 20 pounds, IN A WEEK!  He also joked that my face doesn’t look as fat anymore, thank goodness.  I am still on the Diuretics for another 2 weeks then hopefully I will be able to stop them and not have the water pile back on after that.  The fun news is that now I’m already under the weight I got pregnant at.  Granted my jeans still won’t button up, but all in due time.

We were all saddened by the passing of President Hinckley.  He was an amazing man and so vibrant and outgoing right till the end.  If only I could be like that at 97!  The growth the church had during his time as President was amazing and I always loved to hear him speak.  Listening to his words through the years did nothing but strengthen my testimony of the Gospel.  I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.  The blessings I have had in my life are numerous, and I owe a lot to my parents for always being examples for us.  I have seen my mom kneel by her bed every night to pray since I was a small child.  Even now as an adult I have seen her continue to show her faith and pass that along to us and to her grandchildren.  In my mother’s kitchen/dining area is a beautiful picture of Christ and also a tile that says “Christ is the center of our home.  A guest in every room.  A silent listener to every conversation.”    Prayers are answered, maybe not how we would always like them to be.  I am so thankful, grateful, and blessed to know that I am sealed to Jeremy for not just time, but for all Eternity.  Having JD with us now, and knowing that he is also sealed to us as part of our Eternal Family is wonderful.  I can not even think of words to describe the peace and joy it brings to my soul.  I am thankful to have gotten the chance to hear the words of President Gordon B. Hinckley many times in my young life.  What a joyous reunion it must have been in heaven for he and his wife (she passed on in 2004).  I look forward to being able to hear words from the new Prophet when he is called.  In trying times like these, and in a world that is full of so many hardships it is such a comfort to have truth and light. I was so touched by an article about how thousands of youth dressed in their Sunday best to school on Monday to honor Pres. Hinckley.  What a testament to the man he was.

Gordon B. Hinckley
June 23, 1910 – January 27, 2008

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We thank thee, O God, for a prophet
To guide us in these latter days.
We thank thee for sending the gospel
To lighten our minds with its rays.
We thank thee for every blessing
Bestowed by thy bounteous hand.
We feel it a pleasure to serve thee
And love to obey thy command.


–Hymn #19, LDS Hymnbook
Text: William Fowler, 1830–1865
Music: Caroline Sheridan Norton, 1808–ca. 1877

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7 thoughts on “Update and Testimony

  1. I am so happy to hear that JD is doing well. YEEWHO for gaining weight! 😉
    Sorry about the dogs. Hopefully they will find their way home.
    YEEWHO for weight loss! WOW-I can not believe you were reataining THAT much water. I bet you are feeling better. 🙂

  2. Sounds like you are doing great! I am so excited that you are seeing progress with losing water and feeling better. JD looks great! I still want to come visit, if I can ever get over the cold i have. Ah well. sorry about the dogs.

    Your testimony is wonderful thank you for sharing a part of your heart. It means a lot!

  3. you’ve all got to quit doing this too me while I’m at work. I was totally fine until you mentioned mom. I can not remember a single night in my whole life, even on vacation, where I have not seen her hit her knees. I can’t even imagine how her prays have saved my life.

  4. JD is BEAUTIFUL! That is a great shot of him, too. So cute. Silly Max and Daisy. Make Jeremy go hunt them down. YOU just stay in the house with that baby and don’t let him get RSV or any other scary stuff!

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