Making the Best of It

Some days are sunny. Other days rain. Today I feel like our family got poured on without umbrellas.

The morning started off great. We had a great appointment with our OB/GYN. It was so refreshing after our disaster of an appointment last time. This doctor is completely on board with our birthing plan. She felt my bell to determine Chet’s position. He looks to be head down, and she is pretty sure he has “dropped” due to how low his head felt.  Next week they will check my cervix for progress.

After the high of hearing Chet’s heartbeat, we left to receive some unwanted news. Although the news was disappointing, it wasn’t devastating. You allow yourself to be bummed and then you realize how small it is in the grand scheme of life.

The magnitude of that disappointing news was put into perspective by the news that followed. Christian’s dad has been battling prostate cancer since I’ve known Christian. It has had its ups and downs, but lately the news has been great. Today he got other news. His PSA levels are back up. He goes to the doctor next week to figure out what is next. While he is at the doctor for his news, Christian’s mom will also be meeting with a surgeon next week to discuss her suspicious biopsy results to determine if she has breast cancer. (Any one else sick of the C word?) It all just feels like too much at one time. I can only imagine how they must be feeling.

At the end of the day, I’m so thankful that we will be welcoming Chet into this world in the next few weeks. I’m so thankful that we have Cole to keep the magic of Christmas alive. I’m so thankful that my in-laws are amazing individuals who always have a smile.

Tonight Christian, Cole and I (plus Chet and Alex) will be curling up on the coach to kick off our Christmas decorating weekend. We made a quick stop to the chocolate shop…why do those places smell so good!…and we will be watching Christmas Vacation. Cole has never seen it. Time to introduce him to one of the best movies ever.

It maybe be pouring today. We might not have an umbrella. But we sure do know how to dance in the rain (and if we forget, we can fake it until it becomes real!)

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