Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crazy August!!!!

I feel like this is a repeat of last August.  I think that's the way it goes in this house.  With 3 different doctor appointments this week alone, I feel like maybe I can finally sit down and give you an update on the Frisk family.  We started the month slowly, but it has been a whirlwind since Big Man's birthday on the 6th.  He turned 8 years old this year.

It's quite crazy how time has flown.  That very same day, after all the celebration, we left for vacation.  The hubby decided we would check out the Creation Museum (near Cincinnati), Cleveland, Ohio, Lake Erie and Erie, Pennsylvania.  We wanted to include and do as much as possible with Addison, even if she is still in the belly.  Such a crazy but fun trip.  We had such a blast.  I have to admit; I was a little skeptical that the Great Lakes could look like the beach, but it's true.  Although, I still prefer the beach and my salty sea air.  We made our way down through West Virginia (found an outlet mall along the way) and headed home.

The very next week, Papa and Nina came for a visit and oh the week flew by.  It seemed so incredibly short.  They were awesome and watched the kiddos for one of my many doctor appointments.  Can't wait for them to come back in October.  When they left, it was back to work for hubby, but he had to go to Nashville, TN for some training, so we tagged along.  Another fun trip.  We got to go to the Adventure Science Center and meet up with our very best friends (practically family).

We didn't really settle back down when we got home.  We jumped right back into school, but have crammed 3 doctor appointments into this one week and soccer starts on Saturday.  And both boys are doing it this year.  Whew!  I will continue to keep you updated on everything that is going on, including our next appointment with Addison.  All for now!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Update on Addison

Well, last Tuesday we went in for another ultrasound.  We didn't really learn anything new, except for the fact that she is growing like she is supposed to.  As of last Tuesday, they estimated her weight at 2 lbs 1 oz.  The doctor actually said she has a beautiful heart, which is oh so encouraging.  We are praising God for that.  Since I refused the amniocentesis they cannot really give us much more information than we are still looking at the brain anomaly.  I also won't have to go back for six more weeks instead of four.  Please continue to pray for her and for us.  It's still amazing to me that they asked again if we were continuing this pregnancy.  I am now entering the third trimester.  We will be talking to the neonatologists very soon to discuss with them how much care we would like Addison to receive after birth.  Of course,  since none of us really know how she will be when she is born, we all  want to be on the same page.  As I sit and type she has the hiccups and with all of her moving and kicking all the time, it just seems so unreal that something could be wrong (especially with how big she is getting).  Please continue to pray and I will update you soon.  Thank you for all your prayers.

James & Erica