May 27, 2010

Memorial Services

There will be a viewing at Tempe Mortuary on Friday evening 6-8pm, Rosary at 7pm.
The Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tempe.
Myra will be interred at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery next week.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maggie's Place.
And the Embassy Suites in Tempe is providing bereavement rate rooms.

May 26, 2010

Requiescat In Pace

My mother passed away this afternoon after a battle with Cancer. She was greatly loved by all. We will miss her tremendously, but know that she is resting peacefully and enjoying her heavenly reward.

Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. There will be a viewing at Tempe Mortuary on Friday evening and the Funeral Mass will be Saturday morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tempe. She will be interred at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery next week.

Thank you for all the prayers, sacrifices, concern, friendships, and love you've all given to us. Thanks also for all those who cared deeply for my mom. She had wonderful friendships that encouraged her through her toughest times this year.


May 23, 2010

Home on Bedrest

I was discharged Monday 5/17 and have not lost any more water since the first rupture on 5/13. It is possible that the tear in the membrane sealed up, or it could just be that the Tiny Iker has himself pressed against the opening, plugging the leak. Either way, it's a good sign.

The rest of the boys are enjoying having Mommy home and on a mattress on the living room floor. What is it about kids and dogs that they have to attack and wrestle you when you get low?

Ryan is managing to hold down the fort, but we are relieved to have hired a summer nanny.

Thanks again for all your prayers and meals and visits.

May 15, 2010


Tiny Iker was a little modest during the ultrasound, but eventually revealed himself to be a healthy BOY.

I'll finish up the IV antibiotics in the hospital and probably discharge home on oral antibiotics Monday. The antibiotics are to prevent an infection. I'm perfectly healthy and in no pain or danger, but need to remain on bed rest so the baby will survive until he is viable - able to survive outside the womb (about mid-June). Then we'll return to the hospital for the duration of the pregnancy, which is hopefully, but unfortunately, still a very long time. Full-term would be mid-September.

In the meantime, if you know of anyone who is looking for a low-paying summer domestic work opportunity, send them our way.


May 13, 2010

Gina Admitted to Hospital

Today at 3pm, the day before the baby would be 19 weeks, Gina's water broke. She was taken to the hospital and admitted for observation. We were able to see the baby on the ultrasound and hear the heartbeat. The baby appeared fine and had some fluid around the body. We still don't know the gender of our little one. We were scheduled to find out tomorrow. Gina will have a more in-depth ultrasound on Friday and, hopefully, we'll find out if it's a boy or a girl.

Gina is resting tonight and will be in the hospital for, possibly, up to a week. She will then come home until the 23rd week and be readmitted for the duration of the pregnancy. This is similar to the twins' pregnancy, except Ambrose's amniotic sac ruptured at 20 weeks.

Please keep us all in your prayers. There are a lot of things happening all at once and we need the wisdom to make the right decisions.

May 03, 2010

Ambrose Discharged

Ambrose was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon. He was cleared by all the doctors, because he was tolerating his feeds and not vomiting or spitting up afterwards.

We celebrated John Paul's birthday yesterday, too. Ambrose was the surprise guest! We didn't think he'd be discharged in time, but he was! Unfortunately, after being at the party for a little over an hour, Ambrose began to throw up again. It was all stomach acid, too. He was miserable and it was very discouraging. He continued a few more times, before we put him to bed. Fortunately, he had a great night with no vomiting.

And, today is the anniversary of the twin's due date; they are officially one year old now.

May 01, 2010

Happy Camper

Ambrose has been tolerating his food well and showed good weight gain today. Keep it up!