Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bits of this and that.

Because I have been such a negligent blogger I thought I would do a little catch up post.

We finally decided on a name for our baby boy. You may have noticed my new bloggy name for him, Zed. Zed is how we Canadians say Z and there are a few reasons for me calling him Zed. The first being that Z is the last letter of the alphabet, and at this point I am really hoping he will be the last biological addition to the Mighty family.
The second reason is that his first name has a Z in it and his middle name is going to be my maiden name which also contains the letter Z. So Zed it is. Poor kid.

Our home renos are progressing, slowly but surely. Brent and I hope to at least have the little boys room finished in the next couple days, right down to new trim, doorknobs and outlets. I am working on some artwork to put in there and looking for a crib and crib bedding. I haven't found what I am looking for yet, but holding out hope.
The rest of the house is still a work in progress and looks to be for the foreseeable future. I try not to think about it too much, or it makes me insane.

My big boys are growing up so fast that it sometimes feels like there are strangers in my house. I keep catching glimpses of my 13 year old out of the corner of my eye and I think there is a strange man walking around. He is literally growing and changing before my eyes. Each week or two he is another 1/4 inch bigger and his face and whole body are transforming. It is so strange!
Thankfully the physical changes have not meant that who he is changes. He is the most incredible young man, I am so proud of who he is and who he is becoming!

Tonight my big boys have their 3 neighbour friends over for movie night. Their friends were all at the lake for the weekend with a bunch of other friends for an annual bash they attend. Unfortunately the festivities were cut short by a terrible boating accident. All the boys and another friend were out tubing on the lake with one of the parent's friends. I am not sure of all the details but the tube cord broke and the other boy flew off of the tube into a cement support for a trestle bridge.
He is in very serious condition, he was stable overnight, but today brought a whole new host of problems. More internal bleeding, fluid on the brain, bruised internal organs etc. My heart just breaks for his family and for the poor man who was driving the boat. Please say a prayer for them all if you get a chance. My neighbours and the boys are all a bit shook up, the boys were witnesses to the whole thing. I just pray that this young man, just 14 years old, will fully recover from his injuries and that the whole family will feel God's loving presence surrounding them as they walk through this.

There was much more that I wanted to write about, but I think that is plenty for tonight. I hope you all have an amazing and safe week.


  1. Zed is nice but I still prefer Ra lol!
    Good luck finding a crib and bedding etc. That part is so fun and there's no rush really:) I can't wait to hear about your little man's arrival. Bless you. I'll be praying.

    You really are blessed to have big B. I was impressed with the young man he's becoming as well. and yet still so sweet:)
    We miss you guys so much!

    (oh and what a terrible accident. I'll be praying.)
    Love you. Let us know when Z is coming so we can pray.

  2. I love pre-baby nick names...and Zed is Awesome!!!! Our second child was named in Mezzanine - since our last name is Storrie and he was to be our second son!

    Sending lots of prayers and hopes and best wishes to everyone impacted by the serious accident.

  3. Happy things are progressing with the remodel.

    I am so sorry to hear about that boy. My heart goes out to his family.

    We took the kids tubing this summer- I can't imagine going through something like this.

  4. Only 9 days to go!!! Can't wait to "meet" Baby Zed!

  5. That is so scary about the boating accident. I will be praying for them!
    I think Zed is a cute nickname, and was wondering where you got it.
    And thanks for the kind comment on my post. Deep down I don't feel there's anything wrong and that he's taking his time talking, but sometimes I just worry about him.

  6. Loves Zed! LOVES it! Z is a great letter.

  7. I like Zed.

    I'll say a prayer for the boat accident victim & others involved.
    How sad.

    Good luck with the continuing renovations & finding the perfect bed/bedding.

  8. Oh man. Please keep us updated on the injured boy? Will be praying.

    Just nine days till Zed's here? Inducing? I haven't kept up. All of mine were induced. Silly babies didn't want to come out.

  9. I love ZED! It's such a strong letter -- kind of like the letter X. X and Z. Good letters!!!

    You have NINE days to go! Wow!!!!!!! HUGS!!! xoxo!

  10. I'm so sorry about the boat accident. I hope the boy will be okay!! So heartbreaking....