Stayin’ Alive!

Admittedly, I resemble this owl by sabahnur at 3 AM feedings. But he looks better in blue.

[Deep breath] I am alive and THAT is no small accomplishment. Let me explain.

You may recall my big announcement back in December. My newly minted family of 3 (we had just adopted in August) was rapidly becoming a family of 4. Long story short, the following 6 months were ripe with complications. It would make your head spin if I listed every test, hospital visit, and diagnosis I received during my pregnancy. And honestly, who would want to read a list like that, alphabetized or not?

Suffice to say, I should have asked the hospital for frequent flyer privileges. The receptionists at my doctor’s office know my voice. I don’t even have to introduce myself when I call. It’s a wonder the pharmacist isn’t suspicious.

The amazing thing is that my son was born healthy on June 25. I am in awe of that. I hope I will remain in awe of that for the whole of my life. I was so unbelievably sick.

I didn’t forget about my home–not for a minute–but after going on bed rest in early spring, I was unable to do the daily tasks that once excited me. Even the thought of writing on this beloved blog wore me out. My sweet sister-in-law came to my house and collected the dust when there was enough of it to make a man. I did a lot of staring at the ceiling.

I am back. I’m a bit like Gimpy the Wonder Dog, but I am back. And for those of you who look at your house and are overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, know that I am with you right now. We’ll do this thing together.

Anyway, we survived. For today, that’s got to be good enough.


  1. Oh, wow, congratulations, Trisha! I was just thinking of you and wondering how you were getting on.

  2. Trisha, So sorry you have had so many complications. Praying you all settle back into a routine, and you begin to have better health!

  3. obscure one says:

    Welcome back Trisha, a sincere welcome back. I’ve been concerned as I’m sure we all have. I’m very sorry about all of your medical issues, but I’m so happy that your little blessing is healthy. I hope that your beautiful Andrew is well also and that all the testing and so on has proven that.

    Please keep us updated, if only the basics of how you and your dear family are doing. God bless and keep you four, and your extended family.

  4. Jennette says:

    Congratulations! I was getting worried about you. I know you only through your blog and to-do list, but when we weren’t even getting the to-do list anymore, I thought the worst. We are thankful that God spared you and you are still around to be a mom to your family.

  5. Beckie P says:

    We are so happy for you! I cannot wait to see him in person! Glad you are back on the blog!

  6. Amber Mustard says:

    Congrats on your new little bundle of joy! I just had our fourth and final on Jan 11 of this year… if you have any questions just ask….I feel like a professional breast feeder lol with newborns it is best to sleep when they do, but I’m sure you’ve already heard that. Can’t w8 to see pictures :-) glad you are alive and kicking….those last few months of pregnancy are exhausting….. OK the whole pregnancy can be exhausting :-)

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations on your new little one and so happy to have you back!

  8. Welcome back! And welcome to Steven! Will be praying that your strength returns quickly, that you can get the rest you need – but that you’ll be up and around as you have the desire to be so! Looking forward to seeing more posts again as you have energy to write.

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