Angie, Colleen, Laura

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Angie, Colleen, Laura
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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 1:06am
Have fun ladies! Show Laura how awesome this is.


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Registered: 12-13-2006
Thu, 11-01-2007 - 12:05pm

Hi ladies! New PPs, this is great!
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,
Tell me all about you & what I can pray for.

I'm Angie , married to DH 9 years, mom to Caleb age 6 , & Sean age 2. I'm a stay at home & home schooling mom. Enjoy reading christian fiction, photography, graphic and photo design etc... I've been a christian about 12 years after being saved at age 15 out of a cult. We are members of a really fun evangelical covenant church..... what else can i tell ya... I originally hail from the TTC-Christian Sister board where we've been ttc another child since August 2006 with a miscarriage and a ruptured ectopic. Currently on hold until meds from ectopic are totally gone and then we'll see.

Now spill it :)


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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 2:05pm

hello ladies! i'm colleen, been married to josh for a little over 4 yrs, and we have one dd layla, who is 13 mo. old. i am a preschool teacher, which is only a few hours a week, and i stay home the rest of the time. i've only been a sahm for about 2 1/2 months, so it's been a huge blessing! i used to have a lot of hobbies, but it's hard to find the time now. i like reading, photography, singing, playing piano, and getting pedicures =) i've been a Christian since i was very little, but really began to try to live as one in college. i haven't told to many people this (ok, except for the dyk thread, so it's out there), but dh and i are currently debating whether to start ttc. we took one chance, and i'll find out about that probably in the next week to 10 days! so, anyway, that's enough about me.

i'm going to be brief on my requests cuz layla just woke up from her nap. dh works very long hours, and he's pretty tired, so relief from that. our financial situation is beginning to improve, but we need God's guidance to be smart about money! prayers on the baby situation - that we can make a decision and that if i am pregnant, prayers for that.

ok, i'm sorry i can't go into more detail right now, but i can't wait to get to know you girls better! layla's crying... gotta go!

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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 3:09pm

Hey, y'all...(ok I tried to type hello or hi, ladies--but I am southern through and through and it just doesn't sound right coming from me LOL!!!)

Anyway, my name is Laura (35 turning 36 the day after my baby is scheduled to be born), DH and I have been married a little over 3 years, we have one DD Addison (20 months) and one DD--Tindall--due right before Christmas. This pregnancy was a COMPLETE surprise--a joyous surprise, but a shocker none the less. We had planned to wait until Addison was 2 before TTC, but God and Tindall had other plans. I am excited that we are getting a Christmas blessing.

I enjoy playing with my DD and our family time. With my me-time, I like to write letters, cross stitch, knit(although I am not very good at it), work in my flower beds, and read. Before children I was a L&D RN, and worked some after DD was born, but mainly a SAHM. We just moved 6 months ago and since then I have been a SAHM, and loving every minute of it!!! Sometimes, I do miss my job (helping to bring babies in the world is one of the greatest feelings in the world), but then I think about my DD(s) and I can't imagine missing any time with them.

I have been a Christian (grew up Baptist) ever since I can remember. My dad's parents did alot of home missionary work, and they always had a missionary or an evangelist or someone staying with them. And since they lived next door to us, I was always over at their house. My husband, on the other hand, went to church sporadically growing up--went to Methodist churches. When we first married we joined the Methodist church he had been visiting, we moved and joined a Presbyterian church, and now since we have moved again we have joined another Methodist church.

I have two prayer requests right now--it's getting close to delivery time so pray everything goes well there. And my uncle is in the hospital--there's a thread in this topic board called "everyone" by Shae if you would like to read the whole story--it's too long to type out again. Just pray for his healing and for my aunt and their boys.

Looking forward to getting to know you both!!!

Laura

Addison and Tindall Siggy
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Fri, 11-02-2007 - 3:29pm

Good Afternoon!!! It is such a GORGEOUS day here today--hope your weather is just as beautiful.

I just got off the phone with my mom. My uncle is doing some better today. They drained off 2 liters of infected fluid from his abdomen last evening and he feels much better after that. They still haven't been able to get his heart problems quite under control but that is somewhat better. He didn't have any episodes of irregular heart rhythms last night which is a first in 2 weeks. So, if they can keep him somewhat status quo they will let him go home at the end of next week to finish recovering from the colon surgery before he has to have his heart surgery. They did say they would have to put in a pacemaker before he could leave the hospital though. So keep praying for him, please.

I hope both of you have a wonderful weekend!!! We are having company this weekend so I may not be on here very much!!!

Addison and Tindall Siggy
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Sat, 11-03-2007 - 7:27pm

Hi Ladies!

Its great getting to know you both :)
My DHs schedule is insane-- it rotates and is evenings including weekends so we have the strangest "weekends". I try to spend time with him and the kids on those days and I tend to disappear from the boards-lol.

I will be definitely praying for the TTC decisions and financial guidance, Colleen. And for the upcoming birth and uncles health issues Laura! How are/was your weekends? We did a lot of errands but had fun at the mall the other night.

I never really mentioned a prayer request before but I guess it would also be TTC issues. Like I mentioned, we've been ttc for over a year and during that time we've had 2 losses. One a miscarriage and the other a ruptured ectopic. I had to take a medical break after the rupture due to medications and the end of this month I'm cleared to try again if we are up to it. Mainly, pray for God's will and direction in that. I'm understandably a slight wreck at the idea of something going wrong again..... But don't want to make decisions out of Fear because I KNOW God is in control.

Also the insurance aspect of that-- I have to decide whether to get on DHs open enrollment right now or wait and see if we get PG. The reason its confusing is if I get on DHs, it will cost us TWICE as much as we pay now for DH & our 2 boys just to add me -- and the co-pay is 20% of everything. But if we get pregnant again, I will have insurance through the state for free until postpartum . The sensible part of me says get coverage now just in case something comes up..... The money worrier in me says wait until we conceive again and save that money. Hehe- wisdom would be good.

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend with your families!


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Sun, 11-04-2007 - 3:48pm

hi girls!

laura, your uncle is in my prayers. how is he doing now? how did your weekend go with your company? i hope you had a good time!

angie, i will keep your ttc decisions in my prayers as well. i have survived a miscarriage, so i have a small inkling of what you're going through. i know how it is even when you do get pg, then there's all the worry. it is so hard to put your trust in God. i'm praying that God blesses you and that you will be able to release your fears to Him. i'm also praying for your insurance decisions. that stuff can be so confusing!

as for me, it's been over a week now, and i felt a little nausea yesterday and today, but i'm trying not to read into it. it could all be in my head. i think i'm going to take a pg test this week, depending on how i feel. it's still early, but they have those early detection ones now, and i'm having a very hard time waiting! i had distinct early symptoms the last 2 times i was pg, so i'm hoping that will happen again. anyway, my heart is saying that i should go ahead and full out start ttc (if i'm not pg), but it's kind of scary. please continue to pray for God's guidance. otherwise, please continue (did i say this before?) to pray for dh as he has a very full plate, and i don't want him to get burnt out! also, a praise! without too many details, my sil had a little health scare this week, but it turns out everything is ok, and she is perfectly healthy! thank God! one more... layla has a birth defect (i hate saying that) with her hand. she has a thumb on her left hand, and all the bones are there, but it's small and completely non-functional. we've been to the hand dr regularly, but we go again tomorrow, and i think we will probably start talking about a timeline for surgery. everything i've read and been told says that surgery would be somewhere between 12 and 24 mo, and layla is 13 mo. so, prayers that God will guide the discussion and decisions! thank you!

well, that's it for me for now. dh has weekends off, so i like to spend as much time as possible with him and layla!

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Sun, 11-04-2007 - 10:36pm

You are both in my prayers with TTC. That is such a difficult decision--when is it the right time, what is God's plan for us, etc..... WIth our first we mulled over the decision to try or not, when we finally did it took a while. With this one, we were actively trying not to because of us moving and DH starting a new job. I was sooooo upset at first, it took me a while to get used to the idea and embrace it. Now, I just feel so blessed, but at the same time so ashamed of my initial reaction. When I think about it I just have such guilty feelings!!!

Angie--I will keep your insurance decisions in my prayers

Colleen--Layla will be in my prayers and also I will be praying for wisdom for her doctors

My uncle is doing some better. They are going to have to put another drain in his abdomen--his infection is back and he has started to have more fluid retention. Thursday, the doctors drained 2 liters and it made him more comfortable, but the fluid is returning and he is becoming more uncomfortable again.

We had a great weekend with our friends. But now I am worn out--I will definitely be taking a nap tomorrow!!!

Hope you both had a wonderful weekend with your families!!!

Addison and Tindall Siggy
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Tue, 11-06-2007 - 3:10pm
Hope you both are having a wonderful day!!! Just wanted y'all to know I said a prayer for both of you today!!!
Addison and Tindall Siggy
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Tue, 11-06-2007 - 4:09pm

hi there!
i just want to say thank you for your prayers! it's nice to know someone's praying for you!

laura, i'm sorry to hear about your uncle. i'm praying for his infection to clear up and that the doctors can make him comfortable asap.

layla's appt went well. we found out that they are now thinking that kids do just as well with this surgery a little later, so it looks like the earliest we will be doing it is age 2, so we have another year to not worry about it! they took more xrays and nothings really changed. it's weird because she has all the bone structure, but apparently must not have the correct ligaments/tendons that make the thumb move. they can't tell that for sure until they're in doing the surgery. anyway, the dr was hoping she would show some movement by now, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. so, it's pretty definite that they won't be able to rebuild her joint, and what they will have to do is take the thumb off and move her index finger to make a new thumb. i know it sounds weird, but apparently it's very successful, and cosmetically, doesn't look to weird. but, as i said, it should be another year. a praise, though: they had originally thought her radius (arm bone on the thumb side) was too short, but it looks good, and she's not showing any symptoms of problems with it, so there won't be a need for surgery there! thank you for keeping her in your prayers.

i took a pg test last night, and it was negative, but it's way too early (and i did it at night - not 1st morning potty trip like they say to do), so it doesn't mean much. it's still a week before i miss af. i was just hoping i wouldn't have to think about it anymore. i'm pretty sure if i'm not pg, we're going to get busy ttc! i'm still a little reserved because being 9 mo pg in august was horrible, and that could very well happen again, but i think when you're ready for a baby, that ends up not mattering so much.

well, sorry this was so long, but thanks for praying, and you both are still in my prayers. how can i continue to pray for you?

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Wed, 11-07-2007 - 12:49pm
Chat was fun last night! I'm still praying for you both daily and hope things are going well :) Gotta go get DH out of bed but hope to be back later!

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