Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just an Update

Well Hello there! The past few weeks have been so busy with lots of good things and I just wanted to let you all know that things are well. Our Baby Boy Fahmer #4 has taken on the name Jeremiah Gabriel.....the boys pray for him as Jeremiah and talk to him as Jeremiah so Jeremiah it is. Jeremiah is growing strong....his kicks are very noticeable inside and out, his heart beats are strong, his cardiologist says everything looks great, and we have no red flags. We understand that good reports from doctors doesn't mean God will give us another day with Jeremiah but it is nice to have hope of a baby we just may be able to keep. The boys pray for him to be able to grow up with them multiple times a day and love to take a shirt or pants they have grown out of and put it in the nursery for Jeremiah to grow into. I have been feeling well. The dramatic weight gain always takes a toll on any body so I am feeling that but I haven't been dragging and terribly sleepy.....I have energy! Jason is careful to make sure I don't over-do it outside with our boys or in our gardens or around the house....I am spoiled. I will be 27 weeks on Tuesday so I am into my third trimester already! Jeremiah measures right on time, my tummy measures just under 25 weeks (I have always measured small) and time is flying by as we approach summer.

Emotionally, when I think of Jeremiah, I am excited and loving my everyday of having him to myself and hopeful of sharing him with the world. I have very brief in infrequent moments of weakness (or should I say reality) that I may not be allowed to keep him but I am not fearful. Emotionally, when I think of Jacob, I miss him....terribly. I fight the thought of the 31st this month and remind myself that it is just another day that I will miss my sweet boy and no matter the day or time, I will not miss him any more of less. Just this time of year, the boy is constantly on my mind. I spent last year in my garden while he slept at times and we would run in and check on him and then there were other times when we would bundle him up and he would spend the day with us outside in the fresh air and be in our yard in his stroller or on my chest. It is just funny how last Spring, just that one with Jacob in my lifetime, with spending my every day and night with Jacob conditioned me on what Spring feels like and now anything different than having him is just different....someone is missing and every fiber in me knows it and that feeling is in full bloom.

Mother's Day was so sweet. The boys made me breakfast in bed and showered me with homemade gifts that mean nothing to anyone else but mean the world to me :) And Jason helped the boys get me a beautiful picture frame with this poem on it:

"Dear Momma, If I could give you diamonds for each tear you cried for me, If I could give you sapphires for each truth you've help me see, If I could give you rubies for the heartache that you've known, If I could give you pearls for the wisdom that you've shown, Then you'll have a treasure, Mother, that would mount up to the skies, That would almost match the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes. But I have no pearls, no diamonds, as I'm sure you're well aware, So I'll give you gifts more precious, My devotion, love and care. We love you soo much Mommy, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob and Jeremiah - 2009"

Talk about tears! They put a picture in it of Joshua holding Jacob's bear and Jonathan holding Jeremiah's 4 boys.

We also had a vacation to Walt Disney World! My parents had talked for a few years about taking us and the time finally came and we all went for a week the first week of May. It was a great time! But talk about walking!....I can't believe I still gained weight after walking how ever many was a great motivation to get me to walk more here at home. The boys loved the rides (they both did the big kid rides like Tower of Terror and Thunder Mountain Train Ride....and Joshua even did the Rockin' Rollercoaster!) but yet enjoyed the simpler rides (that I could do!) and shows, they liked seeing the characters and getting their autographs and pictures. My sister Juli was able to drive from the West Palm area to spend 4 of the days with us and that was great time for her and the boys just to be auntie and nephew....and she loves rides so that gave Jason a break! They just loved being at the hotel and jumping on the beds and swimming and racing up the stairs or elevator. One of the highlights of our week was at Magic Kingdom when Jason, Joshua, Jonathan and I wore our "Official Fan of Jacob" shirts and everyone asked us about him. The boys had "cast members" ask about Jacob and we had people standing in lines wanting to know who Jacob was a "magical" day that we got to spend talking about our sweet heavenly boy. It was an exhausting week, but a memorable one that we are very thankful that we were able to do.
So there is a quick update on us....I apologize for it taking so long! Maybe I will get better....but with the weather being so great and my gardens blooming, I just love to be outside with my boys and not inside on the all can understand that! Just know we are well and I will keep you updated as much as I can. Love you all and miss you all!



Laurie in Ca. said...

What a sweet update Karen. I am so glad to read that Jeremiah is moving right along and healthy and that you are feeling good too. Your boys are so precious and that poem is beautiful. It sure feels like you got to 27 weeks fast! It has been such a blessing to follow the new life taking place in each of you girls lives this past year. I am praying for you and love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Kathy said...

Thank you for updating us!

Very glad to hear you are feeling well and that your little Jeremiah is doing such a great job of growing and developing so he can soon be an amazing new member of your family!

Your Mother's Day present was so beautiful. The words so true.

Your trip to Disney World sounds like great fun and how exciting that you were able to share so much about sweet Jacob. He will always be missed. What a difference he made for so many in his all too short life!

Praying all continues to go smoothly. Enjoy the nice weather, your garden and your adorable boys!


Katie said...

Thanks for the update! Praying for your sweet family. :-)

Kayla said...

I've followed your blog from the beginning and would check on Jacob each day to see what he was up to and how he was feeling. I still miss him too!

I'm glad that things are looking good for Jeremiah and can't wait to meet him...wonder if he'll be as funny as Jacob?

Jenn said...

Thanks for the update!!!!

You and the family all look beautiful! I can't wait to see you guys and catch up!!

You guys are always in our thoughts and prayers!


Kim ( said...

sweet Karen I miss you. I am so glad your Mother's day was so precious from your boys. You have a beautiful family and I can't wait to meet Fahmer # 4 sweet Jeremiah!!
Love you,
P.S. When he comes the updates will be harder...i can't even get to the computer aaahhh!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know we are thinking of all of you and hoping all is well. A. Linda