Within the past week, I have discovered that I have an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 50000 pregnancies, it is called Pemphigoid Gestationis (PG). This is a very itchy, blistering, painful, widespread rash. It is the only pregnancy rash that could cause premature birth or small for gestational age babies. I will be closely monitored for the duration of the pregnancy. Many prayers are said daily that she hangs out in my womb until she is full-term, and will be born strong and healthy.
My husband is a wonderful, patient man. He puts up with me when I am not sure even I can put up with me. He loves me, in spite of me. As you can imagine, due to the PG, I don't get a lot of sleep... hard to do so being itchy or in pain. He helps out by making sure the children get outside to play at the park or to go on a walk. I try to rest when I can.
We moved to Utah in March of this year. The apartment complex we live in has ducks that keep having ducklings. We enjoy our walks over to where the ducks are so we can see them and feed them some bread. We do that at least every other day, if not daily. It is a fun little walk to take with them. There is also a swimming pool, and the children have enjoyed that, as the weather has been very hot here.
Just a little more about my little ones:
My daughter is having the worse time adjusting of everyone. She misses the family we left in the East, her friends from our previous apartment complex, her school and her teacher. We moved to an apartment complex out here, as we wanted to find somewhere to live quickly. She has made many friends since the weather has warmed up and she can play outside. She is very outgoing, can make a friend in the blink of an eye. My daughter loves reading and crafts, such as art and scrapbooking.
My older son adjusts well to anything. He is quiet, by nature, like me. He is easy to get along with, which makes it easy for him to make friends. His sister goes out and finds kids, and he is automatically included in that circle. His sister would have it no other way. He is amazing at math, has always had a knack for it. He has awed several people at his ability to figure out math problems. He loves video games and being on the computer.
My younger son is a little blonde haired, blue eyed fella. His older siblings have dark hair and dark eyes. He loves to swim (with his training suit on). He has always loved anything sports related. He enjoys watching tv with me or playing on Nick.com. He loves to go on walks. He would walk everywhere if we would let him. Whenever we leave to go somewhere, he asks if we are walking. Generally it is not within walking distance, but if it is, we will walk there.