On 99.99% of occasions I would say I absolutely love roller coasters. Emotional roller coasters, on the other hand I have turned out to not be a fan of. If you ask Chris he might say I've been on an emotional roller coaster for about 9 months now, but to me it all started September 30 at my last OB visit. I had originally gone in thinking,"wouldn't it be great if they induced me tonight?" Then we found out that my blood pressure was extremely high and we were sent to the hospital to have everything watched. I thought for sure they would just induce me while we were already there, but someone up there had a different plan for us which turned out to be a better plan. The next night we got word that Chris's 40-year-old brother Clint had passed away. This came as a total shock to us all seeing as how he was training for the P.F. Chang's marathon and had just run 10 miles on Saturday and was out running when he had passed. As of now they're saying it was a heart attack, but the official results from the autopsy have not come back yet. 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant and then this. I was a total wreck. Needless to say, we spent most of that night and the next day at Clint and Jackie's house with all the family trying to make sense of things. It was when the funeral plans were being made that I realized that I was scheduled to go into the hospital Sunday night and be induced Monday morning which meant I would miss everything. So I called my doctor to see if I could change things up a bit so that if nothing else I could be there for the funeral, and luckily she was more than willing to work with us on that. We went in Saturday night and I was induced Sunday morning at 6:30 am. By 1:02 pm we had our 8 pound 3 ounce 21 inch long bundle of joy.
Emotional roller coaster may not even begin to describe the overwhelming amount of emotions. But through the lowest of lows and the highest of highs, we all were brought back to the realization that all that matters is family. That week brought everyone (not only in the Blaser family but also on my side of the family) closer together and made us all realize how fragile life is and how important it is to make sure the loved ones around us know how much they are loved.