Monday, July 26, 2010

Wonderful News!!

Yay!! I'm going to be a Daddy Again!!

So Yes, a few weeks ago, my wife yet again surprised me one morning with a positive pregnancy test!!  It was such a good day!!  We've been to doctor after doctor to make sure everything is happening as it should, but we are super excited!!

We have to take a few extra precautions to make sure things go okay, like progesterone shots, low dose aspirin, and an ultrasound every couple of weeks (that's the fun part), and the possibility of a cerclage. We are taking it all in stride, but we are thankful for any prayers any of you are willing to send out way.  We know Blaze is watching over this new special spirit, and I know that the baby will have an excellent older brother to lead an guide, its own guardian angel.

We're due February 12th, and we pray we come very close to that, since the risk of early labor is even greater for us now since it has happened before.  Please pray for us and this new spirit. Love you Blaze!! Love you new little one!

Been a while!

Wow!! Okay so it's been a really long time... I really in all honesty thought I would be much better than keeping up with this blog the way I wanted too.  Guess I failed at that attempt, but I am hopefully going to be able to keep it up more now.  After my last post I got back to school, and had a pretty intense semester!  I'm trying to finish up a degree in Chemical Engineering, and it is very time consuming, hoping that it will pay off here soon as I finish my senior year and find a career somewhere.  I've also been busy working for the summer, and don't spend a lot of time with the computer anymore, so that's also another reason.  So from here on I hope to keep up with life, and let you know what is happening to keep the memory of our little boy alive.

I still have a dream of Hang Gliding, and I am positive that one day I will get there.  I will still continue to work towards this goal, and hopefully it is something that can happen soon!

Since December, a couple of big events have happened in our lives that have given us some great memories.  First as I mentioned before, Janet and I started running at the end of December, preparing to run a Half Marathon in March.  It was a long hard road but it was definitely worth it!!  We followed a running program that helped us train, and I know that Blaze was with us as we ran.  I often looked to him when I felt like I just couldn't go anymore, and I know he was there by my side helping me a long the way.

In February my wife surprised me one morning letting me know that we were pregnant!! It was a great surprise!! A couple of weeks later, however, just before we ran our Half Marathon we had a miscarriage.  It was a very hard couple days to know we might be blessed with another child after losing Blaze, but then have it taken away.  We ran our Half Marathon, and it was such a good feeling to finish such a big goal!! It really gave me the courage to make more goals and know that I can work my way to them. I know this is brief, but my wife has a much more thorough blog about our lives at check it out :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Okay, now the basics are out of the way, I can move on to the real reason I created this Blog.  I am new to this so you may have to bear with me somewhat while I get used to this.
This Christmas it will be one year since the day I found out I was going to be a father.  Since the day we lost him, I haven't let one day go by where I don't take time to myself to reflect on the events of that couple weeks and remember the Love that we all felt while gathering around his side.
I have thought a lot how I would carry on his memory and let everyone see the impact Blaze has had on our Family and Friends.
The first idea I had came to me while I was running in the gym one day.  I have always thought of running a Marathon, and I decided that I would run for Blaze.  My wife and I are entered to run in the Moab, Utah Half Marathon in March and are training for that run.
As you can tell by the title of this Blog, I've decided to find a way to give my little boy wings.  Wings For Blaze.  That is the name of my project, and now I need your help to help me get there.  Since I can remember, I have watched Hang Gliders soar over my house in the valley below King Mountain located in Moore, Idaho.  I could sit in my front yard and watch all day as they circled up and up and up, and I dreamed of being able to soar with them among the eagles.
Since we lost our little boy, I've decided that I would do everything I could to give my boy wings, and devote my training to be a Hang Glider pilot to the memory of my little boy.  I know that if I get the chance to be up there with only the sound of the wind through my wing that I will be able to give my boy wings, so he may soar with the eagles as well.
I sincerely hope this spring that I will have been able to pull together my resources and start my training as soon as the weather is permitting, and I may fulfill the life long dream I have had.
I love you Blaze, thanks for coming to our family.  I think of you every day, and soon we will soar together... you and me! 

Here it goes...

Well, it's been a few months since I actually created this blog page. I have spent a long time thinking about words I would actually write for all to read. I guess the best place to start is the beginning.

Almost 1 year ago, on Christmas Day 2008, while I was going through my stocking, I found a pregnancy test that my wife snuck in the night before. We had been trying for over a year to get pregnant and finally the day was here!! What a great surprise!!

We had a very happy normal pregnancy and found out we were going to have a little boy at the end of August. I was so excited for the chance to have a little boy!! I could take him fishing and hunting, and go for motorcycle rides, and teach him everything I know in hopes he would learn more than me and be better.

On May 9, 2009 my wife and I were shopping, and registering for Janet's upcoming baby showers. Janet began feeling some pain, and complained she was having contractions. They became more and more frequent so we went to the hospital where we were admitted into Labor and Delivery. Janet was only 24 weeks along at the time, and a very scary few days lie ahead of us. We tried everything we could to prolong the pregnancy, but on the night of the 14th, it was time.

My little boy, Blaze Lyle King, was born at 13 inches and weighing 1 lb 13 oz. He was quickly taken away from us and put in the Newborn ICU. We fought with him through the week, but one week later, on May 21, 2009, we were face with the hardest decision I ever had to make. We knew that Blaze was in a lot of pain, and would not be able to live even close to a normal life. We made the decision to let our little boy return to our Heavenly Father and be our angel forever.

Since then I have thought of numerous ways to make the memory of Blaze live on forever. Of course Blaze will always live in the hearts of Janet and I, as well as the hearts of all our beloved friends and family who witnessed Blaze in life as well as being there for us when he passed. Those who were there by our side and saw Blaze in life and attended his funeral truly know of the love Blaze brought our family, and I want to help keep that love alive.

Stay tuned for new posts on my continuing journey of keeping this memory and love alive... Thanks to all of you for your support, We love you so much!