Friday, April 6, 2012

Strike a Pose

It's been a good GREAT day! I had my first ultrasound since my first chemo treatment. I'll start getting monthly ultra sounds to monitor his progress more closely. I'm just reminding you of this as I prepare you for the great of today I'm 23 weeks and 1 day pregnant and my BIG boy is in the 69th percentile and already weighs approximately 1 pound 8 ounces!!!!!!!!! The radiologist said something so cute I think I almost burst all over the walls of the hospital with pride, "He's even on the chubby side when it comes to his belly and face!" My baby is even CHUBBY! Oh please keep news like this coming! I am on cloud 9, no cloud 10! I got to see his darling little face and sure enough he's got his momma's big cheeks! If news like this comes every so often, I can take this, all of this. Nothing will take away the pride I felt today. I just have to keep telling myself that I know I'll get to feel this wonderful feeling again in another month! Keep all your fingers and toes crossed for my boy, that he continues to get big and strong.
Now to my thank yous....Brenda H., Terri V., Carol S., Beth M., Jan C. thank you so much for the beautiful cards. Beth, I've already placed the "Promise" in our bedroom where it is prominently displayed, thank you. Charles, thank you so much for the HUGE book, it'll take me a while, but I'll get through it. Shawn M., thank you so much for the incredible goodie basket that had the whole kit and caboodle (I forgot to thank you for the delicious candle, but we love it!). If I missed anyone, I'm so sorry, but THANK YOU! Ann T., thank you so much for your inspiring letter. I've been thinking of you often as I go through this process and will defintitely reach out to you soon. Thank you for all the contiuous emails, facebook messages and for those of you that I don't know very well that are following my story and cheering me on (Dr. C ladies). I'm finding myself surrounded by love and support in every possible direction that it's impossible to deny. Each of you make it impossible not to wake up with a smile on my face and ready, and happily face a new day and ALL of it's possiblilities (migraines and all). I'm truly blessed and know this more and more as I go on this journey. I want to give a shout out to my most favorite place in all the land, the Union Bead Boutique. My favorite store is closing it's doors on May 12th. I have to say I've literally been sick over the news for days. The day after I found out I visited the store to talk to the beautiful owner, Jessica. I had to go to my favorite place and see it again before anything changes so I can picture all the beautiful beads, crystals, glass, etc. just as it was so I will always remember it that way. I may sound crazy to some of you, but this is where I have gone for years for inspiration, or on a really bad day at my real job I'd slip away on my lunch break, and of all things, Jessica made my wedding jewelry that I'll cherish always. This jewelry is what inspired me to make jewelry myself. Jessica, her husband and staff have always been so welcoming and have done such an amazing job at providing a haven for jewelry artists like myself to go to their fairytale and "get lost" in their fantasies of creating all kinds of possibilities and wonder. Thank you Jessica for sharing your wonderful treasure with me for the last 5 years. I'll never forget your store and will still be a devout customer (and friend) via your website and local events. Wishing you and your family ALL the happiness as you start your new journey. I know it's going to be even more wonderful than what you've already created (which was pretty perfect)! Just in case I'm not on here in a few days, Happy Easter family and friends. I love each of you. Peace & Love, Misty


  1. =D I am SO happy that YOU are so happy and delighted, proud, etc!! You so deserve a great day ;-) I cannot wait to meet our strapping Lansing ;-) he's coming along fantastically! Great job Momma ! Love ya, Aunt Chris

  2. I had such a wonderful day with you! I'm pretty sure Kate never wanted you to leave because that meant she could continue to play in the sink! HA! I am on cloud 10 with you! I love you and your chubby baby!!! :)

  3. I'm so happy for you Misty!! What a great Easter gift to get such wonderful news and see your perfect precious baby :) It definitely makes life worth living and helps make all the bad stuff just a little more bearable. As always sending positive thoughts and prayers your way :). Have a Happy Easter!!!

  4. Hi Misty!

    I'm not sure if you remember me or not - I'm Kevin Steiner's wife and I think we hung out while at Keeneland one year. He sent me your blog today and I'll be following your journey and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I love the ultrasound picture of your little one! :) SO CUTE with those chubby cheeks!

    :) Jessica Steiner


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