Saturday, December 28, 2013


The good news is that Elden's counts improved! The bad news is the white blood cell counts are still quite low. We have to repeat in a week and go from there. So long as they continue to improve (which is what his pediatrician expects to see) we will be good to go. If they level off at a lower number then we will be given a hematology referral to discuss additional testing. Thank you for your prayers and for checking on us!

This Christmas was a ton of fun and we had such an amazing time with our families. Definitely a far cry different than last Christmas which Elden cried through. As much as I love the charm of Christmas I am looking forward to taking down the decorations/tree and reclaiming my living room.


Life has been treating us well on the whole lately. I am feeling much better about the way our family looks and my heart is definitely healing. Jon has been on break from school (just one more semester, baby!) so that has certainly contributed to the generally laid-back vibe in our house as of late. Work is going well and I am so happy there--I couldn't have asked for a better fit. Even though my body has been freaking out lately (I think the miscarriage really messed with my hormones) and I am bearing the face of a pubescent girl I am feeling more comfortable in my stretchmarky skin than I have since pre-Elden. I guess this is all just to say my heart is full and I am trying to be intentional about paying more attention to the blessings in our lives instead of the voids. My resolutions for 2014 are to always search for the good and abundance and to minimize my time on social media because I attribute most of my healing to focusing on what we have instead of what everyone else has.


It could be the fact that he's still on the mend, but homie has been sleeping insane amounts. It appears as though his 16th month of life has also brought the realization that sleeping in is totally rad because we've been seeing him sleep til 8 and even 9 am. This is the biggest miracle of our lives because it never used to matter what time he went to bed (once he went down at 10 pm)... Elden was up and at 'em between 5 and 6 erryday.


  1. I am so, so glad to hear the good news about Elden! Will continue to pray for him!

    Also. Sleeping in until 8 or 9?!?!?! Gah. That is awesome.

    1. Maybe ellie will have the same realization at 16.5 moths!!

  2. So glad that he is doing better and sleeping, that is the most amazing feeling! Also, love your dress :)