High Fives!

We made it through our fifth week in Chicago! It was a fairly uneventful week for us. Non-stress tests, computer work from the hospital room (or the hospital Starbucks when we wanted to change things up) and daily rounds with our doctors. We did have another ultrasound which is always fun for us…I shared this photo on Instagram earlier this week (you can follow me at @jenlhummel)…

One of our ultrasound images from this week…one of the girls winding up for a gut shot -- I love every kick and wiggle!

One of our ultrasound images from this week. If you look at the top there, you can see one of the girls winding up for a gut shot — I love every kick and wiggle!

Here are some other snapshots from the week…

35 Week "bump date" photo…thankful for every day!!

35 Week “bump date” photo…amazed we’ve made it this far and thankful for every day!!

One upside to all of this time in the hospital (at least for some of us…) is we've been able to watch A LOT of baseball and hockey... Today wasn't the best day for Chicagoland sports…but a new week starts tomorrow!

One upside to all of this time in the hospital (at least for some of us…) is that we’ve been able to watch A LOT of baseball and hockey… Today wasn’t the best day for Chicagoland sports…but a new week starts tomorrow!

Tonight we got to carry on one of my family's traditions with my parents here… Growing up, we always had popcorn, cheese and soda for dinner on Sunday nights. We got to sit on the floor and watch a TV show instead of sitting at the diningroom room table. My brother has kept this tradition with his family, and Kade and I are excited to continue it with our girls!

Tonight we got to carry on one of my family’s traditions with my parents… Growing up, we always had popcorn, cheese and soda for dinner on Sunday nights. We got to sit on the floor and watch a TV show instead of sitting at the diningroom room table. My brother has kept this tradition with his family, and Kade and I are excited to continue it with our girls as they grow!

And a few highlights we didn’t get pictures of…

  • Papa flew in on Saturday to spend a few days with us! He gets to stay until Tuesday, and then will be back again when the girls make their big debut!
  • We had our favorite (and infamous) Chicago deep-dish pizza from Gino’s, specially delivered by our good friend Clint who came to visit over the weekend.
  • My parents gave me a beautiful necklace celebrating our sweet girls, but I can’t share a picture of it just yet…

Not too much exciting happening here…but that means the girls are continuing to grow and get stronger, and every day we are closer to holding them! Thanks for your continued love, support and prayers!

With Grace,
Jen

 

4 thoughts on “High Fives!

  1. Hi Jen! We have never met but we know mutual people. Darien Ritterbush is my brother. He was just telling me about you. I also know Travis and Kristin, and Leo. My daughter, Breann, and Her husband Thomas lived in Wichita, Ks and I met Travis and Kristin out there. We also raise hogs. So here I am this morning reading Facebook and come across this online benefit auction, and start reading. This story sounds familiar and then I realize who this was about. I will be sending prayers for you, husband, and little family. Will be following the rest of your journey and news! Hang in there!

    Lisa Conrady

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    • Hi Lisa! What a small world!! My mom has actually been with us in Chicago for a couple of weeks now, and Leo and Darien let her take over their condo while they were on vacation last week…they’ve been so wonderful to us! My husband also met Thomas this spring when he came by our farm to bring some pigs that were swapping hands and we were involved in the transportation! Thank you so much for the prayers and for taking the time to reach out to us, we truly appreciate it!!

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