Friday, January 30, 2009

Angel Babies

I am writing this with an extremely heavy heart and the tears are streaming down my cheeks. Our friends, Michelle and Scott, lost their triplets early this morning. Michelle went into labor at 21 1/2 weeks and Amelia, Elijah and Addison were born at 11:54 p.m., 12:51 a.m. and 12:53 a.m. I don't know too many details but please keep Scott and Michelle and their families in your thoughts and prayers. They are such wonderful people and I know that they will get through this extrememly difficult time in their lives. Scott and Michelle, we are here for you guys if you need anything so please don't hesitate to ask. We love you and are praying for you.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Much needed update!

My oh my, I can't even begin to explain how hectic our lives have been over the past few weeks! I'm sure many of you can tell by the lack of updates on this blog!

First off, a quick update on my friend, who is pregnant with triplets, Michelle, and her husband, Scott. Michelle was in the hospital last week but was able to come home on Saturday. The babies are still doing really well and Michelle has now been put on complete bed rest. This means she has to lay on either her left or right side all the time. She can sit up for 20 minutes to eat her meals and can only get up to go to the bathroom. These are two wonderful people and I ask that you just keep them in your thoughts and prayers for a smooth pregnancy and that these babies will stay nice and cozy in their Mommy's belly until at least the end of March!

I have been keeping really busy with my "new" job. I have taken over for Michelle, while she is on leave, as Dan DeVos' assistant. This new job keeps me extremely busy and I have big shoes to fill now that Michelle is gone-I don't think anyone could do a better job than what she did! But I am starting to get the hang of things and hopefully things will start to feel more comfortable to me a little more everyday as they have been.

The girls are keeping Aaron and I pretty busy as well. Kylie is now an official member of the Tiny Team at ANA gymnastics. She had a tryout for the team a couple of weeks ago and passed with flying colors. She is taking a few private lessons from Miss Kelly so that she can catch up with all of the other girls on the team since Kylie is coming in later than the rest of them. I got to take her last Saturday and see her in action. She is awesome, if I say so myself! :) We bought her a mat to use at home because she does her cartwheels, roundoffs, splits, where ever she can find the room!

Ava is cruising all over the place. She is still not walking yet but crawls at a lightening fast pace if she sees something that she wants, for instance, our dog's toys! For some reason she is drawn to Maya's bones or chew toys! Got to keep an eye on that little cruiser! She has 3 teeth on the bottom and three, almost 4 on the top. She is getting over yet another cold right now. It seems like at least one of us in the Gulliver household is sick all the time! Got to love the winter/cold season!

Aaron started school again on Tuesday night. He is starting school again and will be in the respitory therapy program at Ferris University (Grand Rapids campus) as of next year. He is taking his general classes right now though. I am really excited for him to start this new journey because I know he will do very well in this field. He is such a people person and is so caring, which you definitely need to be in this field. I am so very proud of him for going back to school. I know it can be hard to go back after a few years.

I will post pictures when I get home from work tonight. There are lots of them to post since it has been awhile!