Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ask Away... again

It's been just about four months since I wrote this post opening up the comments for questions from you all... and I found that to be quite fun! Life has been crazy lately... Spencer's grad school, lots of details to attend to at work, finishing up the paperwork to submit to the IRS for the (hopeful) establishment of the Isaac Delisle Foundation, and starting to plan and prep for our baby girl. I wish I had the time to sit, think, and reflect as much as I have in the past, but truthfully this just seems to be a busy season of life right now.


So, being that we're now in a new part of our journey, I would love to open the comments up for more questions! In addition to having fun answering them, maybe I'll even find some inspiration for a whole new post!

Go ahead... ask away, again!

23 comments:

NJD said...

How is Carley??? I've been thinking of her so much.

Jus and Kat said...

I think it's great that you're setting up a foundation in Isaac's name. What's your hope for the foundation (what will it do)?

:) Kat In Dylan's Memory

Anonymous said...

when your baby girl is born, will you be able to stay at home with her, or do you have to go back to work full time?

ForeverElliot'sMommy said...

How scared were you this time around and what did you do to try and calm the the fear??

Sarah said...

I've been meaning to email you about this so I'll just include it here (hopefully this isn't a repeat question). How has Spencer handled both your loss of Isaac as well as the wonderful news of baby sister and has it differed from you a lot? (I know Kevin has certainly handled it differently than me so I was curious how he was coping with everything).

Anonymous said...

Do you find yourself ever wondering about the first baby you lost? I know that was an entirely different experience than Isaac; and I am just curious if that is something you still grieve over.

Lauren said...

Great minds think alike. We are so busy with packing and renovating that I set an auto-publish "Ask Away" of my own for Friday. I need my readers and friends to think for me for a little!

I do have a question: What plans do you have for sharing Isaac with "little sister?" In what ways will you make him a part of her life?

What is little sister's name (ha ha - you know this one is a just a joke since you are holding out on me)

What colors are you planning to do her nursery?

Anonymous said...

Going back to your 'normal' post, do you ever think about the idea that your 'normal' in terms of your previous pregnancies is not considered 'the norm' and therefore this pregnancy is 'extraordinary'? It occured to me that viewing it in that light makes it ever so much more an illuminating, blessed gift from God.

Jacquie

King J's Queen said...

Does baby girl have any quirks or habits that you have grown to enjoy? For example, my daughter would start "rearranging the furniture" every morning, shortly after 1 am.

Sonya said...

I love these posts, I love to see all the questions and your answers to them. Like many others I would love to hear a bit from Spencer on the pregnancy. How are you two adjusting to the thought of delivering another child? Do you have a name picked out? (is it biblical like Isaac) What plans do you have to tell baby girl about Isaac?

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your blog & haven't had the chance to go back very far. But I am loving what I read! Maybe you've answered this previously, but do you have any cravings?

-Kristi

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering if you would stay at home with the baby or go back to work? If your original plan was to work have you changed your mind after experiencing the loss of a child?

Rachel E. said...

Have you decided on your daughter's name yet?

LRSMom said...

I have been following your story and awaiting every post to see how you're doing. I am wondering how your blog readers affect your life...has anyone ever written anything that really touched you, eased your pain, or made you think again about something? Or is it just the overall feeling of support that helps?

On a more practical note, I'm wondering if you have support for when Baby Girl is here. I know you are really looking forward to her, but I found becoming a new mom both tremendously rewarding and very tough, in a way that no one had ever told me. I was so grateful for both of my new mom support groups. Do you have any support like this or groups you belong to?

Susan said...

Stacy,

I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and yesterday I saw something in a jewelry ad that immediately reminded me of you.

If you go to jbr.com and click on view catalog, on page 2-3 of the catalog it shows the new Angels open hearts jewelry.

Seeing them made me think of how much you love your angel, Isaac and at the same time your heart is still open to love your daughter.

Just thought I'd share.

~Susan

Tammy On the Go said...

HOw is your husband? Something I think they get overlooked? How does he feel about having a girl?

Jenny said...

Hi Stacy,

I was wondering if you think you would have had a harder time emotionally with this pregnancy if it was a boy. Were you hoping for a boy or a girl or did you not have a preference? (I, of course, would have been thrilled to hear about either but am especially happy you're having a sweet baby girl.)

:) jenny

Anonymous said...

How will you balance remembering Isaac yet not overshadowing baby girl? It can be tough for a little one to live in the shadow of a lost sibling...not that this would happen, but just wondering.

Holly said...

Were you actively TTC or was your pregnancy a surprise?? What words of advice would you give to moms who are TTC after loss?

Sandys2girls said...

Hi Stacey,
I have been following your blog for a long time! Even before Isaac was born, I was wondering if you think baby sister will look like he big brother? Do you see any resemblances in the ultrasound photos?
I hope she looks like Isaac!!
God Bless you and your baby girl and hubby too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi I lost my baby girl on the 7th of October this year she was 19 weeks and 3 days I was wondering how long you waited before you started trying for your baby

Jen said...

Hi! This is a repeat question, but I am REALLY curious. I was wondering how you felt when you found out you were having a girl this time around. I personally, REALLY wanted to have a girl after losing my daughters, but ultimately wanted a healthy pregnancy. I did have a daughter when I conceived again, so I don;t know how I would have felt emotionally. Knowing a 'new' baby will not replace the baby you lost, I still really wanted a girl so I could use some of the things I never got a chance to with my twins. Also, a friend of mine, who lost her baby boy at 38 weeks unexpectedly, is now pregnany again and is seriously hoping and praying for another boy so I know that feeling must be somewhat common. Anyway...this is lon, I know, but I am really curious. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to ask questions. Continuing to pray for you all!

alihutch said...

Hi Stacy,
Just curious, do you have to have a repeat c-section, or are you allowed to try to let baby girl come on her own?
--Alison from "The Bump"