Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miscellany...Wordless........Thursday! :D

Okay, so by the title of my post you can guess I'm combining everything I've missed this week...into one post! Well, for the most part anyway!

So, I'm gonna break down my week......just because!

Monday: Slight scare in the evening involving the twins. Led to a night of fervent prayer by lots of family and friends. Also was my MIL's that kinda got ruined.

Tuesday: Stayed in bed all day with my feet up while my hubby worked and the most amazing Mom in the world took care of Jack all day! Had an ultrasound at 5:00pm....both babies are fine! What a sigh of relief...and tears were shed once again.

Wednesday: Got some maternity clothes at the mall....8 1/2 weeks with twins....let's just say, wow. dear friend had her baby boy! Benjamin was born at 8:32am weighing 7lbs 2oz and 21inches long! And that's for being about 4 weeks early! After a slight blood sugar and feeding setback, he went home with Mommy and Daddy today, to join big brother Christopher (2 years)! No NICU for him, PTL!

Thursday: That would be today! Totally exhausted from not sleeping (can't seem to without a Unisom, and I waited to long last night!) And trying to take it easy per doctor's orders...while trying to keep my almost 2 year old happy. ASL class tonight, class far so good! Such an eclectic group...I decided to sit by the person I would LEAST likely EVER hang around in real life. It's been good for me!

Tomorrow brings haircuts, naps and family coming in from out of town! I've enjoyed staying up on your blogs, but between being exhausted and puking and spending any good time I have with my boys....blogging isn't on the top of my list right now :)

Oh! And when I showed Jack the ultrasound pictures, I said..."Look! Babies!" and he said..."No...doggies."
                                                                             Oh boy

Enjoy these pictures from our day trip to the Oregon Coast last Saturday!

Zoi, my niece who just turned 1!

Cousins Miles and my little man Jack

Hubby with son and nephew

Jack got attacked by a wave and then spent the rest of the day yelling at them :) Love his dimple!

Sis-in-Law with Miles

I felt GREAT that day...even wanted pizza! Which says a lot since the road to the coast isn't exactly an easy one to handle...even without being pregnant!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over.......

I've been dreaming of this post even before it was a reality. How would I title it? What would I say? Thinking about when that day might be....rough drafts going through my head. I never really came up with anything, so I'm just goin' with it!

If you've followed my blog for awhile, or looked at my past posts, you will know I went through a miscarriage at Christmas time. Hardest time in my life. But yet, God was faithful and supplied me with peace and healing and hope. A couple weeks ago I posted about taking advantage of God's gift of peace and trust and how I would be a fool to not accept it. You can read about that here. Well, being the totally awesome, amazing and cool God that He is......

Only days after I posted that, I got a positive pregnancy test! HOLY MOLY! I cried and cried and cried tears of joy. Jack was in the bathroom with me and I kept saying, "Mommy is sooo happy!" He looked confused as I was bawling while telling him that :) It was pretty amazing because it was about 4 days before I should have tested, it was in the middle of the day, and it turned positive in an INSTANT!

With both prior pregnancies I was blessed with just a bit of queasiness, but nothing major. This pregnancy has had me on the bed, taking B6, Unisom, wearing sea bands and doing anything I can to relieve the horrible stomach ache/puking/extreme fatigue. Unfortunately Mr. Jack has watched WAY more TV than I want him to because Mommy has been dead to the world most days. But I ain't complaining, just stating the facts! I'd rather be miserable the whole time than not be pregnant at all.

So, because of our miscarriage, the Doc obviously treats things a little different. I was told I could come in at any time for an U/S before our actual appointment. Well, Sunday happened to be my due date for the baby we lost. My super sweet husband set me up with a day filled with family and friends and a really really nice long massage! I was already extremely on edge emotionally that day, happy I was pregnant and that God allowed me to be pregnant before this day came...which was a prayer of mine. I had a teeny itsy bitsy tiny spot of pink and I freaked. So I called and they set me up for an ultrasound right away on Tuesday.

I can't explain how nervous I was, how sick I felt. So many memories flooded my head. But at the same time, an extreme peace washed over me. I was SUPER excited to see it was the tech I really liked and who found Jack's heartbeat at an amazing 5 weeks 2 days! She also talks you through everything she is doing, which I love.
So, I lay down and she starts the ultrasound. I have my eyes closed. I can't look. And then she says it,

                              "Well, there are TWO in there! And I see TWO heartbeats!"

My eyes pop open, "Oh my gosh!" Trev and I just start bawling. "Thank you God!" "Wow" "Holy Cow!"
She continues to show us that everything looks great, and took lots of pictures and then said congrats!

There they are!
Baby on the left with yolk sac, kinda nestled in on the top :)

Baby on the right with yolk sac. Both measuring perfect!

We are stunned. Amazed. Excited. Ecstatic. Reeling. In complete AWE of what God has done!
                                                                TWINS! Two babies!
I am 7 weeks 2 days, with a due date of March 7th. But that of course will be changed to mid February. :)

We spent that day sharing the news with some of our family and closest friends. We debated about waiting until our actual appointment in 2 weeks. But the ultrasounds were fantastic and we need prayer! Prayer for peace in my heart, protection over me and these precious babies. So, we're sharing this news trusting that you all will add us to your long list of prayer requests! And we can't thank you enough! This is quite the journey, and we are so excited for this next part! God is so good and my runneth over!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 12, 2010

Miscellany Monday

1) I took a blogging break, no it wasn't planned, but it was nice. Sometimes I just don't have a darn thing to say....haha

2) July is insane. 2 Weddings. 4 Birthdays. Loads of appointments.

3) It's been way to hot for my liking these days.....99-100-98 blech!

4) This Thursday I start my 10 week class of American Sign Language! It's something I've always wanted to learn and be completley "fluent" I'm making it happen! A little nervous too!

5) God answered some pretty big prayers. Thanks for praying with me

6) Jack will be 2 in less than a

I hope you all have been wonderful! I've been continuing to read blogs, just not posting and have been enjoying all of yours! Now go check out Carissa's blog and link up!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Jack and his Auntie at my Grandmas's 75th Birthday Bash!