Monday, January 30, 2012

4 years strong

This past week held a couple of big events for the Schrock's. One being that it was our 4 year anniversary. I am going to take some time to describe our time together. Jess and I got engaged when we were 18. Although we were dating less than a year we knew what we had was different, different than the past. I was still 18 when we got married and Jess had just turned 19. And of course we had our little Jo on the way. It is crazy how things change and how much we have grown. We went from being carefree together to having a baby girl only after being married 3 months. We have experienced a lot of firsts together and the occasional last. And through that time we obviously have had a rough moments/patches but I wouldn't change any of it. It all has prepared of for what we have been going through the last six months. We have laughed a lot together, fought our fair share and shed a tear hear and there. I love the fact that he can make me smile everyday. It is funny how we have learned when it is necessary to argue when it is not. I love how big his heart is, how much he wants to help. How sensitive he can be too. I also don't mind the fact that he is pretty good lookin.

This is the gift I started in the hospital for him and finally got the chance to finish. It is even more special because it is made with a deck of cards from our wedding. As a favor we had our name printed on them and the date of our wedding. And of course I had to put some fun ones on there too!

But the one thing that brings me more joy than ever is seeing him be a dad. He is awesome. I don't know how to explain it. He would do anything for any of our kids. It brings a smile to my face when people tell me what a good dad he is.

I feel very fortunate to have him as mine. I love him more everyday that is for sure. 

Second big event was my best childhood friend's wedding! I was so honored to be a part of it. She married her high school sweetheart. 8 years!!! Holy cow, right? Even more honored she chose Jo to be the flower girl. It was a busy day filled with a lot of love and tears. It was nice to see some friends that we haven't seen in awhile as well. The night was full of dancing, drinks and laughter. And of course Jo was the life of the party dancing like a crazy lady as usual. Yah another one of my friends in the married world now! They are lucky enough to be on a cruise, while we get more snow. Lucky Lucky.

Gatlyn has been doing pretty well. He is up to 12 mL/hour on a feeding drip. That is around a just under 2.5 teaspoons of milk a hour. They called in the GI doctors to evaluate Gatlyn. They are worried about his digestive track. He is pooping but it is just basically running through him. It looking basically like pee. So they consulted on that and are trying him on formula to see if that will be easier on him. When they ran test on his stools they found trace amounts of blood in his stool. Which means that it is starting to affect his digestive track. These things are just more setbacks so please pray for the doctors to  have the knowledge to understand what Gatlyn needs. Needless to say he won't be coming home anytime soon. He also is having trouble with a bottle. He can't get the hang of it. But, his alarms have decreased a lot. We are very thankful for that. Thanks for all of your prayers and support!


1 comment:

  1. Praying for you all. You are an inspiration to me on days when I am feeling low.


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