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Hi. I"m living in the Northeast with my supportive hubby, 2 great girls and toddler son. I run a home based business around scrapbooking and rubber stamping and love everything about those crafts! I also work p/t as a Physician Assistant in Internal Medicine...back after a 10 year hiatus to take care of the kids--loving that, too!

Saturday, December 1, 2007


It's been over a month since my last post and we have been going through many changes in our household. First, we placed our home on the market and started looking for a bigger house in anticipation of the news that we were expecting baby #3. It was an extremely stressful week prior to listing our home due to all of the preparations that we had to make to show it. From packing up 1/2 our belongings and putting them in storage, to rearranging and moving furniture, to cleaning, organzing, packing and sorting, to buying new accesories like bed sheets and candles...we barely kept it together when we finally signed a contract with Remax! Thankfully, we had already planned to take our last family vacation as a family of 4 to Orlando soon afterwards.

In Orlando, we enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing and fun 6 days together. We visited Shamu at Sea World, made our way around Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and ate at a number of great restaurants!

Upon getting back, the madness of impromptu showings and the task of keeping the house in selling condition began. It hasn't been so bad, but I know I am under a serious amount of underlying stress and it's taken its toll...

Just this past week, I went to my 1st OB appointment at 10 weeks gestation and we were told the awful news that our baby had no heartbeat and stopped growing at about 7 weeks--around the time we were in Florida.

Our family has definitely been an emotional wreck these past 2 days, but we are trying to look forward into the future and are hopeful that when the time is right, we will try again. Sadly, we were all looking forward to welcoming this child into our family and we have all taken the news very hard-most of all myself and Yasmeen. I am trying to take 1 day at a time and keeping an attitude of faithfulness that will see us through this time. It's hard, but we'll make it! I am grateful for the support I have received from so many of you and we sincerely thank you for your concern and thoughtfulness.

Here's to transitions...both good ones and bad ones, but nevertheless necessary ones. For it is through change that we grow and learn to appreciate all that we are blessed with. May the next time I post here be a time filled with good changes and happy news!

Until next time...I'll leave you all with some photos of our happy memories in Florida...

1 comment:

Aileeny said...

Hi Jan Jan,

Just reading your post about this time in life makes my heart plunge all over again. Once again, I am so sorry that you lost "eeny" number 3 for lack of a better way to refer to the baby. My heart aches for you, but please always remember that I am here for you, wherever and for whatever you may ever need. Keep the faith.

I love you all. Hugs and Kisses.