Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So I have really thought this entire time that I was having a boy. I was certain. Well today we found out it is a very HEALTHY baby girl. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us and supported us in some of our troubled times. We appreciate it more than you will ever know.

Any suggestions on girl names?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Scary News

So I have really been trying not to scare myself during this pregnancy with what ifs and such but last night I got so news from my OB that upset me. I have also tried really hard to stay off the Internet with some of the symptoms I have been having. On Monday as I said in the previous post, we went to have an ultrasound to find out what we are having. Friday night my OB leaves me a message saying she has had a chance to go over my ultrasound results and there is a problem with the umbilical cord. Most healthy umbilical cords have three arteries or yet two arteries and one vein. Mine however is what they call a Single Umbilical Artery, which means there is only one artery and one vein. Over the message she tells me that it can cause abnormalities in anatomy and that we should see a Perinatal Specialist. So instead of staying away from the internet and just waiting to see what the specialist has to say I start my own research which was a VERY bad idea.

I find that if I write about it then I don't cry or freak out as much, unless of course I am talking to my mother, then I just cry and cry. I am not asking why me, but more of what does this mean? Am I going to be able to handle this? Is the baby going to live? I have a lot to be thankful for in my life and I don't want to forget that ever, I know my Heavenly Father loves me and I will never forget that. I don't blame God, I don't blame myself, I just want to know what now? I pray that this baby is as healthy as can be and won't have to deal with too much in life. I pray that I can be the best mother I can and show this child all the love I have.

I am sorry this is such a depressing blog but I needed to get it out and just release some of this weight I feel. God be with you all and with my baby.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So this is for a few of my friends who have requested that they needed updates. As you can tell from previous posts, I only write when something is going on, cause my life is pretty boring.

Well I have been feeling much better in way of the baby, however I got a nasty case of Bronchitis I am currently working on getting over. I started to feel little movements which is NOT at all what I expected it to feel like. Which brings me to think of a few things no one ever told me about pregnancy.

  • It feels like they are punching you from the inside

  • You pee a little bit every time you sneeze, cough, laugh, etc.

  • Headaches NEVER go away

  • You wake up every two hours to pee

  • And countless others I can't think of or remember right now because of the lack of concentration.

Also, we did have an Ultrasound appointment on Monday to find out what this thing in side me is and we are excited to announce it is HUMAN.

We were scared there for a bit, however, it was feeling shy so we are still in the dark like the rest of you. I promise when I find out what sex it is I will let EVERYONE know. Importantly we know it is healthy and on track, which is about as much as I could ask for. I actually am very grateful to be pregnant. Charlie and I have both wanted children for a long time and we feel very blessed that this child is coming into our lives. Hope this finds everyone well.