Hi everyone! Not sure if you remember me...it's been a long, long time since I've visited PT. Just thought I'd give an update on our feathered and human family!
First the sad news...
Popcorn (our lutino cockatiel) passed away 2 months ago, after sharing 17 beautiful years with our family. We got him as a baby back when I was a young teen. He was with me through my graduations, marriage, kids...it was so, so hard to see him go. I don't think I've cried so hard in years as I did when he died. Poor thing was old, weak, and suffering a lot. We had taken him to the vet several times the month before he passed away but it became clear that his time had come, and nothing could be done. He died of old age.
Muffin is still with us and doing well. She is also 17, and it makes me sad because I don't know how much time we have left with her, but we are cherishing every moment.
Now for the happy news...
God has blessed us once again, with a beautiful baby girl. She is our 3rd baby. My first child (a boy) is now 6 and starting 1st grade soon. (Where does the time go?!?) My little girl is 4, and our baby is 5 weeks, although technically she is still not due for another week! My pregnancy this time was very scary...I had a number of conditions but developed preeclampsia towards the end, which got bad and I ended up having to spend some time at the hospital. I had my baby at 34 weeks, and she had to spend 3 weeks in the NICU. She was super tiny...more like a kitten than human...lol. She's doing well, growing and at home with us now. We feel very blessed to have her, and it is such a joy to have 3 lovely children.
Hope you are all doing well, and the pets are all doing well. You will not be seeing much of me still...I'm a busy mom with 3 now! Just thought I'd give a quick update!