Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blessed with amazing friends...

As most of you know, Kelsey is the only family we have living with us here in MN. As a result, Brandon and I have had to do many things without the help of our parents and siblings. Yes, living in MN was our choice, but it doesn't make it any easier. Yesterday, it became amazingly obvious that we do have family here in MN, our friends. 

One of the biggest challenges during bed rest has been taking care of Griffin. Prior to my hospital stay, I was still able to take Griffin to and from day care and take care of him at home for a few hours at a time. Unfortunately, the doctor and nurses told me on Tuesday morning that this was no longer a good idea. As a result, I began stressing out about how Brandon was going to be able to take on so many additional tasks in addition to being in the midst of tax season. Without ever even verbalizing this stress, my friends realized we were in need of help. 

Last night I received an email from our small group bible study informing me that a schedule was being put into place to help out with taking Griffin to and from day care, taking him out to play, cooking meals, and cleaning our house. Additional friends contacted me wanting to help out as well. I am still in awe that there are friends in our life who are willing to alter/flex their work schedule and put aside their own complications in life to come help my family out. Between having a wonderful sister-in-law and our group of friends, I know that we will get through this time in our life, and all will be okay. God really is amazing, isn't He?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Home from the hospital...

After a long night and morning in the hospital, I am home to rest. Unfortunately, my contractions took a turn for the worse over the last couple of days, and I was admitted for monitoring and medicine to control my contractions. The medicine has some not-so-fun side effects, but my contractions have at least slowed down a little. I will keep you posted, but pray that Baby Dunigan doesn't try to make too early of an entrance!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dinner and Play time with Griffin's Girlfriend

Last night, Brandon, Griffin, and I shared dinner with the Robbie, Missy, and Bel. They are friends of ours through the world of swimming and diving, and our friendship grew stronger when they moved to our same town! Furthermore, Isabel is Griffin's girlfriend/future wife. Many people laugh when we refer to Isabel as our Daughter-in-law, but the two of them could not be cuter together. In addition, Griffin is constantly telling her he loves her. What more could you want out of a relationship????

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pictures to recap the last few months...

Most recent family picture...soon to be four of us:)

Being Silly!
Learning to cook!
Playing at the park this fall

Starting a hobby while on bed rest...


Since I was officially placed on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy, I decided to try something new to occupy my time. In addition to finishing up the last chapter of my five chapter thesis, I figured I could start a blog detailing our current activities. Hopefully this will keep family members and friends updated on our lives here in MN. It is my goal to update the blog once a week...let's see how that goes:)