"This is a story that is often untold, and overlooked. A raw adventure of fighting the elements of illness, as a young wife and mother by seeking Jesus first. Start from the beginning, and see how the Lord can take a very broken and ill individual and bring about a truly unique LIFE and LOVE story." - BRYNN (& Jeremey and Tatum).

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Wilson "4" ... Back in action!

Well, we're back ... I took quite a long break from blogging.  Not intentionally, it just kind of happened due to a very busy summer. I'll tell you this though ... It was a summer like none other. A lot of people may say that, but I can't explain how overwhelmingly true it is for my (our lifes). This was the first summer in 6 years where I have felt "healthy." Well ... healthier than I have in MANY years. It was a wheelchair free summer, full of adventures that I thought I would never be abel to experience in this physical body with my physical illness. I set out in my mind to give Tatum the best summer I possibly could, knowing that we wanted to start trying to get pregnant in July. And that's what we did ...

We went to the zoo, filmed multiple weddings as a family (Tatum included), grandma Pruitt visited and spoiled us rotten, our niece Madison lived on campus here for 6 weeks with us, we went to a couple graduations, had dinner dates with friends, had a long vacation in Arizona for a week and a half, went to a waterslide park, swam our hearts out, had 6 beach day trips, went to the san diego fair, attended a few birthday parties, had lots of family visit, rode some horses, enjoyed the olympics, had a two day family vacation extravagnza at Disneyland ... and to top it all off we got PREGNANT!  ... ... ...

(pictures all taken from the day we found out the news!)

Just days before we found out I was pregnant this thought crossed my mind ... "Lord am I healed???"

A couple days later the nausea set in, the tiredness took over, and the dizziness increased, and I KNEW, either I was pregnant, or my illness was rearing its ugly head again ... We were so blessed that it was the new life forming inside me, that was causing me to feel so gross ... so as for the question I asked the Lord about whether I was healed or not ... I guess we'll just have to wait and see till after this next baby is born. But COME ON, what a wonderful wonderful note to leave on, as I enter into the next 9 months. I was left with a hope, that perhaps my body had finally dealt with the illness that had taken over 6 years earlier. Maybe, just maybe the long season of illness had passed ... (only time will tell.)

So here we are, now into my 10th week of pregnancy, and slowly but surely trucking along ... I AM TIIIRED, thats my number one symptom. I drag through the day, sometimes literally holding my eyelids open. I don't drink coffee, so I am running off of little to NO energy. But really, I don't have many other symptoms than than. I am nauseated nearly every day around lunch, but I have not thrown up once. If you knew how bad my first pregnacy was with Tatum, you would realize that that is a walk in the park compared to her. I threw up at least twice a day from week 6 to week 20 with her. So all things considered, when I'm not fighting my eyelids, I'm very thankful that I am not as sick (at least not yet) this time around.

We are thrilled beyond belief that the Lord would bless us with another little one. Tatum has changed our lifes a thousand times for the better, and we can't imagine what this next one will do to our hearts. He or she will be making their appearance sometime in April ... so get ready, get set ... the Wilson 4 are coming soon!

Here is how we announced the news ...