An Announcement, an Update, and an Apology

This is going to be one loaded post!

You may have noticed that things have slowed WAY down here on Blessed Beyond Words… and there’s a reason for that.

Several weeks ago, we found out that baby #7 is on the way. It was absolutely not expected, but I’m so excited and so thankful. Next Monday – July 9th – I will go for my first ultrasound to determine my due date and check on the baby. I can’t wait. I’m pretty sure the baby will be due sometime in February, just a few weeks before Gage’s 2nd birthday. It still seems like forever away, but I’m sure it will be here before I can even blink.

As you can imagine, summertime with 6 kids is pretty chaotic. Add to that a pregnancy and a job, and I am feeling like I can’t even catch my breath. So, my blog is suffering – sitting on the sidelines and I can’t seem to post nearly as often as I’d like. I have a pile of reviews just sitting here waiting on me, and I promise to get to them soon. I hate leaving my readers hanging.

I was hoping to catch up after the kids got back from camp, but early last week, I discovered a lump in my left breast. I called the doctor that I work for and asked her if she would check it out to make sure I wasn’t just being paranoid. She agreed that there is a lump and called my OB. Because I’m pregnant, my OB decided that I needed to go straight to a breast specialist. At first I was told that it would be the 18th of July before I could get in with the specialist. The doctor I work for called me later that day, and when I mentioned I would have to wait until the 18th, she made some calls and got me in much sooner.

The specialist wanted me to have an ultrasound of the area done before I came into see him. So, Friday morning, I went in and had that done. (I took last week off to just spend time with family. I don’t do well when it comes to the “waiting game,” so I figured it was best to distract myself with them.)

Yesterday morning, I met with the specialist. What an amazing doctor. My poor husband has been a mess for the past week. Normally he is the calm, level-headed one, but apparently that’s not true when the problem is with me. After meeting with the specialist yesterday, hubby is doing much better. The doctor really put his mind at ease that we are going to figure out what is going on – and how to fix it – all without hurting the baby.

The ultrasound didn’t really reveal anything… which is good. It’s not a cyst, because that would have shown up clearly on the ultrasound. But, there is definitely a lump there, and the doctor just isn’t 100% sure what it is. The next step he wants to take is with a mammogram. So, Thursday afternoon, I’ll head to the hospital again and they’ll do the mammogram then. He’ll call me with the results, and they will either do a biopsy at my next appointment (if something shows up on the mammogram), or he’ll check it again to see if it has grown or changed in any way (if the mammogram appears clear).

So, more of the waiting game. But, I’m going to try to keep myself busy and I’m going to do my very, very best to get caught back up with everything! I sure miss talking to my readers.

I hope that you’ll stick around and keep checking back in. I’ve got lots of great products to share with you, and I don’t want you to miss a thing!

Thanks for being such loyal friends and readers. I can’t tell you what you mean to me!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Wow, you have so much going on right now! Praying for you and your family and for peace of mind. I’m sure this stress doesn’t help. Hugs!
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    You know I’m always here, love. <3
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    Congrats on your pregnancy! Good luck on your mammogram. And most of all take care of yourself and your family before even thinking about your blog!
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    Congrats on your pregnancy. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Congratulations on an amazing surprise! I’m praying for a healthy pregnancy and praying for peace of mind and peace of body! That this lump is nothing to worry about!
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    Judy Bradley says:

    So much going on for you and your family! Congrats on the new little one on the way! I gave birth to 9 and adopted 2, plus had 2 “borrowed” sons, each for a year when they had trouble at their own homes. Life can be hectic, but it is indeed, “Blessed Beyond Words”!! You all are in my prayers for your health and that of your baby.

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    Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    Hope all goes well. I’ll keep you in my prayers!

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    Congrats on baby #7.

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way too!
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    YAY!!! Congrats Ang!!!! 🙂 Blessed Beyond Words is so true! 🙂
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    Congrats on #7!!! So exciting!
    Hope it all goes well with the mamogram. Will say a prayer!

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    Colleen says:

    Congratulations on baby #7! I’m praying for you!

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    Congratulations on expecting your new little one! I’m so excited for you!

    I will definitely be praying for your health and peace for your family. Have a blessing-filled week!
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    ShellieAndbrutus says:

    Oh my-talk about ups and downs. Best of luck to you, hope all turns out well.

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    No apologies needed hun. Family & your health is the most important. Keep us updated with you can hun! Hugs & keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.
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    Congratulations and I will keep you and yours in my prayers.

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    Candice Norkunas says:

    You and baby are in my prayers! I love you!

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    You’re amazing, sweet mama. God bless you and your family! You’ll be in my thouhts and prayers.

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    A million wonderful thoughts to you and your family. And kudos to your husband for being so wonderful to you! Congrats on your happy news, and I’ll be looking forward to hearing good news about the mammogram results.

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    Congratulations! Your family is so much more important than a blog anyway. Take care of yourself and do it when you can. 🙂
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    Danielle says:

    Hey Angie. I am sure it’s nothing. Remember when I had the golf-ball sized lymph node on my neck and thought it was cancer? It was my wisdom teeth! Lots of these things pop up in places for all kinds of reasons. I deactivated my facebook account temporarily and deleted my blog. I’ll be back to civilization in a couple of months, but keep in touch and keep me posted. U have my email and my number.
    Good luck.

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    Congratulations on your pregnancy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope everything turns out fine. Good luck!
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    Of course we understand and you do what is important first, this blog will be here – not seeing any blog fairies picking it up and moving it anywhere 😉
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