Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A little bit of a circus...

The other day Macey wanted something and both Hayden and Caitlyn were crying, so I told her "just a minute Macey." She said "Mom, you're a little bit of a circus." Yes Macey, I am. Here is a little bit of background as to why we are such a circus.

In October we had the twins. One week after having the twins, Zacc called me to inform me had had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He wasn't having any problems or pain, but because thyroid cancer runs in his family and I am paranoid, I made him go and get checked. His first appointment showed that he had nodules on his thyroid. The doctor told him not to worry and that 50% of people have nodules on their thyroids. After having the nodules biopsied, we learned they were cancerous. Zacc had his thyroid removed in November and is currently on an iodine free diet in preparation for this radiation treatment on Friday. Apparently, thyroid cancer has a really high cure rate, which is wonderful news...learning that your husband has cancer when your twins are one week old is not such wonderful news.

The week after we found out that Zacc has cancer (the twins were two weeks old), Zacc presented his final project and graduated from Westminster and we rented out our townhouse and moved in with my parents while we continue to look for a house.

The twins are now 3 months old and Hayden is doing a lot better. Having him on two reflux medicines has made a world of difference. He doesn't scream every second he is awake. He is actually a pretty happy baby and smiles a ton. Caitlyn has always been super happy and is almost rolling over. I can't believe how fast the time has gone since they have been born (my pregnancy sure didn't go by quickly). Macey always tells me that she doesn't want the babies to be little. As much as I want them to be bigger so they will sleep through the night, I also want them to stay little...after all, these might be the last babies we have. Zacc and I are not sure how the radiation will effect his reproductive organs but feel very blessed to have three beautiful healthy kids. We really are so blessed :)

Things are crazy and I keep telling myself that someday things will all be better and we will look back at this crazy time in our lives and laugh. But for right now, Macey you are right...I am a little bit of a circus!

20 comments:

J.Frey said...

Wow. I had no idea you had so much going on. Good Luck with radiation...and good thing you made Zacc go in when he did. We will be thinking of you guys! You are a good mom and wife...juggling it all with such style:)

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Jon & Jen said...

Michelle, you are seriously amazing, but we already knew that. You have been in our thoughts and prayers.

Brian, Brooke and Jake Zesiger said...

I am so sorry to hear about zacc, glad is has a high cure rate. Your 3 kids make up a pretty cute circus. Oh BTW add me to your private list
bbzesiger@hotmail.com

Jeremy and Jani said...

your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. you are an amazing mother, and wife. Good luck with the treatments.

Amy said...

I'm (very respectfully) chuckling about this whole circus bit. *sigh* You are still in our prayers.

Trav, Crystal, Carson, and Cooper said...

Goodness! I am glad you are moving in with you parents, hopefully that will make things a little easier for you guys, plus your parents will LOVE it, I know how much they love your kids! We will be praying for ya :)

Scott and Chelsey said...

Have been thinking about you!

Jessica & Zach Wigham said...

Hang in there you guys! You are amazing and such a beautiful family!! Loves.

Heidi said...

Aaron and I were so sorry to hear that about Zacc! What a crazy time to add that to the list, but that seems like that is how life goes. I'm glad your babies are fairly easy. We need to talk and compare fun twin stories. Let us know if you need anything!

Brady and Gretchen said...

We don't have nearly that much going on and I'm pretty sure Macey would still consider me a circus! You already know this but you are amazing and your babies are beautiful and we love you!

Delibette said...

It was nice to read a little bit about your circus situation. Like you said someday thing will be better. Time fly by so fast, anytime soon your twins will be big like Macey wants, and you may be a little more crazy but you would have your rest during the night with a healthy husband by your side :) We love you. I wish, I could be closer to see your kids growing up.

Kristin said...

Michelle, I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. I think the world of both you and Zacc, and I'm so sorry you've had this trial going on at an already difficult time. Reading through your post I'm just amazed by you. I hope everything with Zacc's treatment goes well. We'll keep you guys in our prayers.

Chris and Tara said...

Well, Circus Lady, we are continously praying for you. I hope the radiation went well. Oh, and I want to keep reading about your BIG TOP life. Sign me up... taia_dobson@hotmail.com

The Shupes said...

Love you Michelle, and I would love to play sometime if you want to get out or let me know what I can do to help. Love Heather

Brooke said...

Oh Sweet Michelle! Thyroid cancer runs in my family too and it is definitely something you can deal with and move on from. (My Mom had cancer and we all have something or another) So take care and know that you are in our prayers!

TOlson said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your circus! But, try to enjoy what you can from it and always try to see the positive because even though it may feel like there isn't anything positive, there is. You are so lucky to have 3 beautiful, healthy kids. You have a great support system too. Good thing you are on top of it amidst everything else going on to send Zacc in. He is lucky to have you and I'm sure you are lucky to have him. Best of luck with radiation and everything else. If you can think of anything you need help with, let us know. We would love to babysit or cook or clean or whatever else!!

rachel said...

Hey Michelle! I am way behind on blogging but just saw that you might go private...I would love it if you added me!

rachelsclegg@gmail.com

It was fun seeing you at Discovery Gateway the other week. If this weather continues to be so cold then I'm sure we'll see you guys there again soon! :)

Colby and Steph Stringham said...

Oh my goodness! You guys sure have a lot going on! Sorry to hear about Zacc, good thing he has an awesome wife! Your cute little family will be in our prayers! xoxo

stephstringham@yahoo.com

Laura Essig said...

macey is darling!! I just love her. That is all really scary about zacc, but it sounds like it's going to be pretty postivite.

right now I am seriously AMAZED by you, having two kids is driving me INSANE.. and you have 3.. I could never have twins.

keepus updated with how zacc is doing.. we miss you guys, hopefully we'll visit utah soon, and meet your beautiful babies