Sunday, May 6, 2012

It's May...countdown begins!!

IT'S MAY!!!! Abigail will be here very soon....SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A lot has occured since I last posted and I'd like to let you all know that, first and foremost, our home visit went extrememly well and all our paper work has been turned in, which included our physical's!!  YES!!!! Now it's out of our control and in the hands of the adoption agency to complete the work.  We paid for an expedited service and so far everything's been quick; let's keep praying!! :) Secondly, I have been hard at work (thanks in part to Kristen), getting things organized around the house.  I've now cleaned out one of our big kitchen drawers as well as made space in two of our cabinets for the baby items, plus spent several hours weeding through all the clothes I've been given; that was a chore in itself...let me tell ya!!! That part was done with Kristen and although we worked hard and didn't have much of a break, it still took us a long time! We've been blessed to have received all that we have, but I had to give in and consider donating some of them.  Even after we discarded those items (1 big black trash liner full), I'm still left with two big tubs of N-3mo. clothes-with some already hanging-, two reg. sized tubs of 3-6mo. clothes, yet still more tubs filled with 9mo. and up!! We're good on clothes people!!! ha, ha

The biggest accomplishment was the nursery wall painting and mural!! It turned out just as we planned; so pretty, if I do say-so myself!! ;)  We worked several hours, but we were able to get it done within two days.  Now to get the crib in place...OH! but before that, we will be getting our carpet's cleaned on either Monday or Tuesday, so I suppose we should wait for that first.  I'm just so ready for everything to be put into place, you know?? I'm "nesting"...

Abigail's doing fine; growing normally and has a strong, steady heartbeat! We'll be going with the birth mom (bm) every week now to her OB appt's, until Abigail's born.  BM is doing well; just tired and sore, which is to be expected.  Countdown begins...approx. 22 days!!!

Well, let me get off this thing, but I'll update you more soon!! Thanks for following my blog,'s fun to know you are keeping up with the Dionne's happenings; it's fun writing about them as well!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

February and March

Hi folks! It's been quite some time (2 months to be exact) since I last posted and now that I have a few minutes, I would like to update you on some things.  God is good, let me just say!!
Let me back up and recap February into sonohysterogram did in fact happen in February and everything looked good; no hiccups there.  I had several blood tests run and all results look really good except for one.  I can't recall the exact test that was done, but I can tell you that the doctor's weren't overly concerned or else they would've had me come back in before now.  They said that I should consult a reproductive specialist for further testing.  That hasn't taken place but will come to fruition some time in June; I'm anxious to pick their brains about our situation.  With this being said, I know I'm healed, so part of me doesn't want to go back to see anyone really.  I've been prayed over and that is that as far as I'm concerned!! But we'll see....
March came and BOOM...something SUPER AMAZING happened!!!!! We were approached by a couple concerning the possibility of adopting their grandbaby. "Wow...whoa", I'm pretty sure were the first words that came out of my mouth; then you know, "how, when... I mean, who??"  hee, hee  It was something that I had considered possibly doing in the future, but not necessarily before we had a biological child(ren) of our own.  But God doesn't follow our plans, does He? This was one of those scenerios that we just marinated on for a of those "speechless" moments that in one second your overwhelmed with excitement for the possibility and a second later, your thinking, "oh, crap...this is only 2 months away and we aren't ready!!! What about this and what about that?" But for me, the thought of having a baby in our house superceeded any thoughts of negativity and doubt.  I wanted to meet this family right away and speed up time to where May was already here!! But alas, we wait...
Now it's nearing the end of April and those thoughts of time warp-speed into the future are here! Ahhh!! we haven't painted and the carpet's need cleaning and I haven't made space in the kitchen for all the baby things and...the list goes on a on! ha, ha  But even with what seems like a million tasks ahead of us, it will get done and we'll be prepared for our little baby! We've been blessed with a galore of family and friends who only want what's best for us; we couldn't feel happier!


                             It's a GIRL!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Well, my sonohysterogram never least last week. It's been rescheduled for this coming Wednesday @ 10. Thanks for your prayers!! I did, however have my Endo appt. and I found out that my levels were elevated once again...grrr. So, I'm back on medication. 
I'll write again next week.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Outlook and new procedures on the Horizon!

Just as the sun sets on the horizon every evening, so do chapters in our life end. But the hope of a more joyous chapter is like seeing the sun rise on another days horizon, which is where I am in my life!

Mine and Bobby's motto these days is to "let go of what has happened and grab tight to the promises of what God has promised...that our days would be full of joy and our laughter would come back, stronger than before!!" Isn't that just great news!!!! :) I love our Lord! So far, I've clung on to this promise and have felt His presence with me everyday. Even on days that I've stressed a little too much, I've sensed a peace that I know can only come from Daddy. I am walking in joy and have truly found myself laughing and smiling more and more! :)

Update on medical things: I have a Sonohistogram scheduled for February 22. This procedure will take place at the doctor's office. The doctors feel they should check my uterus for any abnormalities. Basically they will insert a dye into my uterus, then they will scope out the area and take photos along the way. Some of my upcoming procedures are taking place just to rule things out more so than any suspicions they might have. Speaking of which, next week, I will have blood work done to check for pregnancy...they wouldn't want to procede with the Sonohistogram if it's positive. The same day as my preg. test, I see my Endocrinologist.

***Praise Report: As of two weeks ago, my thryoid level regulated on it's own! I've been off my medication for about a month now.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Bobby and I had our testimony recorded this past week and it will be shown at church this Sunday! Pray that God receive the Glory and that lives are changed!! We are but mere human beings, but God can take our words and use them for greatness.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thyroid Blood Work

Tomorrow I have my blood tested to check my thyroid level (ugh). I have a good feeling it's really off again! Fatigue and constantly feeling hungry are good descriptors of me lately...two side effects of unregulated thyroid. I'll find out the results next week.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


What would I do without my husband? I would be a different person, that's for sure. He's been our spiritual leader over these 9 years of marriage, but he's much more than that! He's worked hard to provide our living expenses and has supported and loved me through everything I've gone through over the years....and I've been through a lot! This past year, 2o11 was the first year he's not known me as a "college girl" and he was there for that crazy transition. I had a great education over the years and I enjoyed the many jobs I had as well. Student teaching was a struggle, but my awesome, amazing husband stepped up and became my study partner, part-time paper writer, homework grader, and even stayed up when I pulled all-nighters many a time! Many days I would come home stressed, crying and saying that I wanted to quit; he would hold me, pray with me and tell me that we would pull through this struggle and overcome this time with God's help. He was a rock!! All this, while I was pregnant, too!

As different as we are in some ways (because I wouldn't climb the Grand Teton's as much as he wouldn't be a school teacher) we find ways to make it work, and we have fun doing it...most of the time anyway! lol We are similar, however when it comes to most other decisions, such as our pets and vacations. We always agree on where to go, whether out west to Wyoming or out to sea on a cruise...they're always full of memories. We take time to visit our families and friends, though I feel we could do better. We love each and every one of them! We take time to go walking through the woods on a cold, snowy night (see picture), and to read our favorite books together. One way I can say we are similar, without a single doubt, is how much we want a child of our own to hold, care for and raise as strong, Christian human beings! Bobby will no doubt be a hands-on father, who will take time to care for, love and support his child(ren). His insight, knowledge, and forethought on things put him above the average! Of course, I'm biased...but, I don't feel I'm off too much on this one. He enjoys children (I mean, he did envision building an outdoor adventure program with kids in mind). The way he treats his nieces and nephews, holding, cuddling and giving Godly advice to them, shows me that he'd be a fantastic father!!

I love Bobby and all he is to me, and I wouldn't trade him for the world!!