Thursday, June 17, 2010

Busy, Busy Busy....

We have had many visitors these past few days! It's been fun seeing everyone meet Wyatt. We are so blessed to have such great friends and family who care so much for us at this time. Last night our friends Meg & Ryan brought us dinner. :) They have a 6th month old baby, Jacob~ So cute...

My sister and her friend Emily were able to visit and spend the night last night. It was GREAT getting to hangout with my sister. It's been a bit since we have been able to hangout without it being an entire family session. (Don't get me wrong there is NOTHING wrong with that but it was fun being with her) She got to spend time with Wyatt all to herself and after he went to bed we played cards and just hung out. :)

Below: Emily, my sister's friend, holding little Wyatt.

During the day yesterday we had a visit from the Walton family. It was nice seeing them! She is so cute...

oh Poppy....can't forget him....I am pretty sure holding Wyatt is his favorite thing to do :)

Today was we went SHOPPING! :) Wyatt and I went with his Aunt Kiki and Maw Maw. So fun...

I did find some cloths...but not many. I hate this transitional time. I don't like the way my non-prego clothes fit. (too tight) but I hate/no longer fit into my maternity clothes. Plus why anyone would want to continue to wear them is beyond me.
I know a woman's body is probably a sensitive subject for everyone right after they have a baby but it's harder than I expected. I don't really know how much I want to talk about on this blog about what happened to Ryder or even my/our feelings right now but I can say recovering from being huge/pregnant with twins with only one child in my arms is REALLY hard. There aren't really feelings that describe it besides pain. It hurts my heart....I just continue to remind myself God is in control and this is all a part of his plan.


  1. Proverbs 18:10
    The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

    I love you Emily.

  2. You seem like such a strong woman and it is great how family and friends rally around you guys!

    I just had a baby june 1st so I know, somewhat, about what you're saying about the post prego body!

  3. You three are on our hearts constantly, Emily. Love you.

  4. Emily,
    I know that we are just blog friends, but I feel close to you. I've followed your journey since before you were pregnant and my heart is with you and your family as you continue to grieve and celebrate. If you ever want to talk about it, I am here for ya. Please feel free to email me any time. When my son was born, a friend of ours were days away from saying goodbye to their new one and it was the hardest thing I have ever witnessed. Stay strong and God Bless you all! Wyatt is so lucky to have such an awesome mommy!

  5. oh and here is my email: samama8 at gmail dot com

  6. Hi Emily, I've followed your blog since you were pregnant and I have come to feel like you're a "friend"- even if its only through your blog! I am so sorry for your "body issues" I know its really hard and its so much more than just being able to fit into clothes. Its tough (I had 2 babies in 2 years and I'm still trying to get my body back to normal) I know you said you don't know about talking about Ryder or your feelings on the blog, but maybe it would help? I know a lot of us readers would like to get to know a little more about Ryder and his story (if and when you feel comfortable- and if its never, thats fine too!)

  7. I know that you don't feel your personal best (I STILL don't, but I'm working on it!), but I truly think you look FABULOUS. I think of little angel Ryder all the time, and know he is having such a precious time in Heaven. How much fun we will all have with him one day! However, I know it doesn't diminish your hurt one bit. You, Mark, Wyatt, and Ryder are LOVED!

  8. Em~

    You are an amazing women and an amazing mother...give yourself time to reflect on what has happen in your life. There will be many difficult times in life and you will have to take the time needed to grieve, but just remember one thing....You have to remain strong for Wyatt. You are so strong and a real inspiration to me. Keep up the GREAT job!! Enjoy life's little blessings~ Ryder will always remain in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

    We love you all~

  9. You have been through so much in so little time. You've experienced a mother's greatest joy and greatest sorrow in just one day. Your body has come a long way already and will adjust slowly. I had an emergency csection with my son at 33 weeks (preeclempsia) and so I never got that big (just gained 20lbs) but I still took 3 months to truly feel myself. Apart from pregnancy, csections are quite hard on the body. Then with breastfeeding I still didn't feel right in my old clothes til I stopped (preemie sucking issues and I reached my pumping limit) at 6 months. I was blessed with another pregnancy right away so I really feel it will be years before I have my old body back (if ever). This is a lifelong journey for us women

  10. The transitional phase definitely sucks and I can't imagine adding what you are dealing with on top of it. For what it's worth, tunics and dresses were (and still are) my life savers - they look cute but still flatter my not so flat midsection. Plus, most offer easy access to the boobies. :)

  11. you have such a loving group of family and friends - what a great support group.

    please know that if you choose to share or not that your family and you are in my prayers.

  12. You are so strong. Everytime I read your blog I think about how happy you all look and well you seem to be coping. I cannot imagine being struck with such joy and tragedy at the same time. But you do it so well. I would not know when I get up in the morning to be happy or sad. God would never give you anything you cannot handle. Keep up the amazing work.


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