Tuesday, March 27, 2012

17 Week Update

Ive got a lot to say and all the time in the world to do it! UGH! I am back at home for the second week. Its been a real roller coaster lately. On our spring break trip we were having a great time til we had to make an unexpected trip to the emergency room. Once again my body was not handling this pregnancy so well. I came home on modified bed rest, saw the doc on Monday and he wanted me to stay home til I saw him the next week. Didn't make it that far, Thursday night I was in the kitchen and the bleeding started again. It was a lot of blood again. Spent a horrible 6 hours in the ORMC Emergency Room which in turn landed me in the hospital for 2 nights. I was released on Saturday afternoon and  sent home to be on modified bed rest again. Dr M said and I quote... "this is going to be a long pregnancy!" If it continues anything like the last few weeks, its definitely going to be.

On a happy note, everyday I feel this little one wiggling around and making his or her presence known! I am super excited to have that reassurance. Its nice to know that he or she is alive and well and moving and grooving! I am 100% confident that we will get this little one here. I fully trust in my God to do what he promised... he didn't promise it would be easy and that's OK. I am thankful that I have this amazing man who is with me through it all and supportive in every way he can. I know that this is emotionally and physically hard for him and I am so thankful that he is by my side. My sweet boys are being loving and caring and just keeping my spirits up!

Today its kinda loud in the house as we are starting on our garage remodel... the guys are here today and its quite a bit louder than it has been! I'm excited to get Christian moved into his new room and then we get to start on the nursery. Hopefully in about 3 weeks we will get to know for sure what this little one is and I can start planning. WOO HOO!!! I need to take some pictures so that we can see the before and after!

Friday, March 16, 2012

15 weeks pic

Here is my 15 week board and picture...  

I think that my boobs may have rubbed off part of the e in weeks... Geez!

We're off on a end of Spring Break weekend trip. Headed to the lake and a surprize in Dallas on Saturday. I found a 50% off coupon for Midieval Times... I am so excited. Kaden and Christian have both been but K was like 2 months old and C was around 8. It was actually what he wanted for his birthday... my oh my little boy was so cute... so grown up now! Soon to be 16 and I am not so happy about that! I will post pics soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

15 Weeks Today

Wow... once again its been super crazy. Last week would've been the perfect time for me to update but I couldn't find the energy or the words. I was on bed rest which sucked... completely. A week ago Saturday I was working at the MHS garage sale with Christian. We were almost done with our shift when I felt this gush of something... checked and it was blood. It felt like immediately our whole dream was over... Thankfully Christian rushed me to the ER and after a couple hours we knew little one was OK... saw him\her on a sonogram and then heard the heartbeat! I saw Dr M on the following Monday and he set me up with a Perinatal Center to get a specialist's opinion. As of right now, it looks like we are on our way to recovery.

We saw the specialist yesterday. He was nice, but it was a very long visit. First I had to do the mountain of paperwork... took me like 20 minutes. Then I had to do the yucky part, weight and blood pressure. After that, it was the nurse's turn to ask me my history... its get so old repeating that stuff over and over! After that it was the genetic counselors turn when she literally drew a family tree outline of me and Chris and our extended family. Finally it was time to see the sonographer. One of the specialized services this place offers is high resolution sonograms. We got to see our sweet baby and all of its sweet little parts. From the brain to the finger and toes! She and the Dr both felt like baby was good, all of the measurements and such were right on. He did see a couple places along my uterine lining where there was evidence of bleeding. He said it should heal on its own and that it was really a wait and see kinda thing.

We also got an educated guess as to what this little one is... looks like the first guess is a boy! Which is all well and good... I know how to do boys. I know that I can love them like no other... If I say so myself, I am pretty good at mothering little boys. There's nothing more than the feeling of being their whole world. We will get another look at this little one in a few weeks and get a better look at the "goods" to know for sure what our little blessing will be!

I know there is probably more that I need to add to this but my brain is in a little bit of a funk... kinda on overload with the last week or so. I plan on taking week 15 pics tonight so that I can post that maybe tomorrow!

Psalm 127:3
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
(I know Ive already used this one but I love it!)