Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Here

Hello, my favorite fellow stampers. I am so sorry to leave you all hanging for so long. I haven't stamped in many months (I think it's pregnancy brain and nesting instincts), so I forgot to post anything on this blog. I maintain 5 blogs, so I've let some things slip in the blogging area to make room for other things that I need to get done. For example, I make all of my own bread and grind my own wheat. Today, Monday, is bread day. I haven't bought bread from the store since February. And I feel healthier and don't have any blood sugar problems with this pregnancy (unlike the last two).

Here's an update on me. I am 37 weeks pregnant now. I've been really busy just trying to get ready for the baby and trying to maintain the household. I've been doing graphic design here and there and writing a column for a local paper, but my stamps are in hibernation for now. I'm feeling healthy and anxious to trade my kicking belly in for a kicking baby. I've gone over due with both of my previous pregnancies, so who knows when our little one will come.

Here's the update on my cousin, Stuart. Stuart is doing great considering the circumstances. He got himself a wheelchair--the kind that he can play basketball in (he didn't want the regular kind, he still wants to be active). He's definitely got a long struggle ahead of him, but he seems to be approaching it in a healthy way. I saw him at the end of June and he says he's gotten feeling back in his upper thighs. That is a miracle! He's still a paraplegic for now, but he is making progress. His wife and immediate family have pulled together and he has a great support group. Thanks for all the cards and prayers. I know every little bit counts.

I hope to join the stamping and blogging world some time in the near future, but for now I'm still growing a little girl...waiting.


Lesa said...

Wow! You didn't fall off the planet! I was worried something was wrong. I am glad to hear your pregnancy is going well. Also happy to hear that Stuart is adjusting and having a good attitude. I used to make homemade bread and grind my wheat lots too. I haven't done it in forever and I really should get back into it cause it is way healthier. Thanks for the update! I hope your baby arrives healthy and happy. We just got a new grandson the end of June and it is so fun to have a little one to cuddle again. Talk to you soon!

Rosella said...

So great to hear from you again!! I'm so glad your pregnancy is going well. Hope your little one arrives safely and healthy. Glad you are feeling good too.
God bless you!!

Stampin' Meg said...

welcome back, Alana!
Good luck with the the remainder of your pregnancy-I wish you a happy healthy baby!

Velta said...

Wow Alana ~ I have missed you. Glad to know that you are well. My daughter is due on the 26th with my first grandchild :) So you guys are right in there together. Please stay well and glad to hear that Stuart is doing better too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update on Stuart! I check your blog every-so-often to see if there's more info. Do they still live at the address you gave in the April 15th post? I'd like to contact Julie, I'm a friend of her (Smith) family.
Carolyn in Salt Lake City