Sunday, September 2, 2007

Me and Mine

Well, this is it! My first attempt at blogging. Truthfully, I have posted a few things on my MySpace page but they are so random that it hardly qualifies as a 'blog.'

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Heather. I don't know what to say about myself. I am a mere 5'2" and full of opinions and aspirations. There are just so many things I would like to do and I am quickly learning that I just don't have enough time on this earth to do them all. I would really like to someday find a way to better the world. But where do you start?

I am married to a wonderful hardworking man named Jack. He is trying to hurry up and wait to get into the Nursing program. Actually, he has only been waiting for 2. 5 yrs and is finally going to be starting in January. He works really hard to take care of us. I couldn't ask for a more dedicated and giving husband. We have been married for just over 10 yrs. It has been a tumultuous ten years which has also been very blessed.

Three of those wonderful blessings have names: Alyssa, Mason, and Zander.

Alyssa is 8 yrs old and in 3rd grade this year. She is so beautiful! She is quiet and shy and yet precocious as well. She is smart and talented. She is on a competing dance team. This is her third year and she is getting so good. I am so proud of her. She loves animals of all kinds and wants to be a veternarian when she grows up. Either that, or sing 'Up on the Housetop' (yes, the Christmas song) on American Idol.

Mason is 6. He is the family comedian. He is always finding things to make people laugh. He is starting Kindergarten on Wednesday and is so excited. His teacher was very impressed with all the things he already knew! I can't wait to see what he will accomplish this year. He loves superheros and is a little overobssessed with television. One of his favorite pasttimes is driving him mom crazy talking about Zelda and begging mom to play Zelda. He does everything in life with enthusiasm.

Zander is 3. He is my little sweetheart. He loves his mommy and is attached with super glue. I wouldn't have it any other way. He loves trains and cars and airplanes. He walks around pretending to be a robot and he loves to give hugs and kisses. He is silly and has developed quite the propensity for teasing his brother and sister lately.

We always planned on having 3 or 4 kids. After Zand, we knew we wanted one more. That has proven to be more difficult than we ever imagined. I have been pregnant twice this year, both resulting in a loss. The first was the result of a chemical pregnancy ( The second was a little more complicated. We had an ultrasound at 7 wks that showed that the baby was measuring behind and had a slightly slow heartbeat. I also had a subchorionic hemorrhage ( and an enlarged yolk sac. Long story short, the baby's heart stopped beating about 3 wks later. So, here we are...

Happily married, 3 beautiful children, and a crazy life!