Well, he's finally here!! Andrew Jake Collier. He was 7lbs and 11 oz and 21 inches long. Sorry it took me so long to get back online. He spent 4 days in NICU because he was spitting up mucus and turning blue. And then the day before we went home he ended up with jaundice. So he was on a Biliblanket for a few days. But now he is almost 5 weeks old and he is doing fine. He is a good baby.
Just a reminder that our Gospel Singing is scheduled for Saturday January 24 at 2:00 pm at the fairgrounds in Martinsville. Hope to see you all there.
I will get a picture posted. I promise!
Well, this is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the smells, the food, the bonfires, the weather...and everything else that Fall brings. Things are good here with all of us. Allen is still working non-stop. This is his busiest season. Everyone is wanting to get stocked up on firewood for the winter and he does logging at work all day and then cuts between 4-8 ricks of firewood every evening. We have all our residential customers, plus, we supply 2 Cracker Barrels in Indianapolis. Noramlly, I would be helping him in the evenings and weekends, but being pregnant, it's out of the question this year.
I am now 32 weeks pregnant. I will start my weekly visits next week. They will be doing an ultra sound every week at my visits to make sure everything is okay. They call them bio-physical profiles. The baby will have to pass 8 tests each time before they will let me leave the office. Everything seems fine so far. We are praying that it will stay that way.
We had a great turnout at the Gospel Singing last Friday night. I think we had about 160 people present. We were really surprised at the turnout. Considering all the weiner roasts, football games and parties going on this time of year, we were really expecting a small crowd. The next one will be in January and it will be on a Saturday afternoon. I have to schedule a date for this.
If anyone likes haunted houses, Keith and Rex and Larry Ping are working on a haunted house out here at mom and dad's house. It is called The Haddonfield Hangar. It will be open to the public on Thursday October 30 and Saturday November 1 from 8pm-Midnight. Admission is $5 per person. 10 years and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult. The website for their haunted house is www.haddonfieldhangar.synthasite.com. If you get a chance to come it will be worth your trip. They try to do one every year and they always turn out great.
Hope all is well with everyone. Love to you all!!
This weather is insanely hot. I absolutely hate the hot weather. Katelyn, Emily and I have been seeing Catydids everywhere. They say at the first sighting of one, then it will only be 6 weeks until the first frost. I am so looking forward to fall and the cooler temperatures. I love Fall and Spring. I don't like hot and I don't like really cold. But, at the same time I could not imagine living anywhere else. One of the things I love most about Indiana is watching the seasons change.
Well we had a good reunion on Saturday. Thank you to all that came. I had so much fun and I loved seeing everyone. I can't wait til next year. I have never seen that much food at one of our get togethers before. There was too much to choose from!! We went to Allen's mom and dad's house on Monday evening for a cookout. We had homegrown green beans, tomatoes and corn on the cob. It was so yummy! I can't wait to put out a garden next year. We didn't get to this year. I told mom she is going to teach me about canning next year. She's not excited about that. She hates to can. I can't wait to learn!!
Paul is my uncle. He is my mom's younger brother and he is only 51 years old. He has been diagnosed with bone cancer in his hip. He is currently at the Hux Cancer Center at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. I got an update from his wife (Aunt Martha) this morning:
"Just a brief update on Paul. They did a bone marrow biopsy on him yesterday. Those results should be back in on Monday. From there they should be able to tell just what kind of cancer we are dealing with. The oncologist says his first "guess" is that it is Multiple Myoloma (sp?). He said that this was one of the more treatable cancers of this type, but not to get our hopes up yet. IF it is this, then our next step is, of course, treatments...radiation, chemo, etc. When he goes into remission and is stable enough he will have to go to Indy to have both hips and his right femur totally replaced. At this poiint he is totally bed ridden and cannot put any weight on his legs at all until he gets the replacements. There are Listic legions that have ate away at the bones and have weakened them so much that the orthopedic surgeon said his legs could "snap like a twig" if he put weight on them.. (that is why his hip is fractured) So, anyway, we are now doing the waiting game to see what the biopsy results will show."
They have 3 children. The two boys, Josh and Clay are out of high school and their daughter Abby is still in school. She is 12 or 13 years old. They live in Dugger, so, they will be traveling about 45 minutes one way to get to the hospital everytime they go. Martha is a stay at home mom and so they have no income coming in. He has used up all his sick time from work and the health insurance probably will not continue for very long. They attend the Ellis Church of Christ. Paul is very active in teaching, song leading and etc. It is really wearing on him to not be there. They could use all the help and support that anyone is able to give. It is going to get very expensive for them eating out and buying food and gas. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you.
Well we went for another ultra sound last Friday and they said it's a boy. We were so happy. I'll be really happy if they are right and it really is a boy!
But they said that so far everything looked good. I am 20 weeks and the baby is measuring just the right size. I am due the week of Christmas, so that will be a nice present. Once I get between 28-30 weeks, I will start going every week for an ultra sound. The baby will have to pass 8 tests every week. If the baby fails just one of the tests then, I do not get to go home. They said it's not a perfect system, but, it's the best that they have. I'm just glad they are concerned enough to take extra steps. That's more than what I can say for my last doctor. Well, I'm really exicted about Labor day weekend. I hope all you Guyer's are going to be able to make it. Peace out!!