Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Trip to the Zoo

Our church organized a trip to the zoo for preschoolers & a parent, and we had a really good time. The one animal that Kaleigh kept talking about wanting to see was the lion, but I think her favorite thing was feeding the fish. I have to say, she still wasn't super impressed with the animals and was more interested in eating the cheerios I smuggled in, but I know she had fun because she keeps talking about going back.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Quick Update...
I went to the Dr. yesterday and he didn't do much, but he was able to hear both heartbeats, so that was good. I'm just almost to 9 weeks and he wasn't sure about being able to hear them, but we did. I had gotten used to getting an ultrasound every time I go that it was a little weird not to, but I'll just have to wait. I'm not even going back for 4 more weeks (hopefully). Now I just have a couple of issues that I'm dealing with that will hopefully not be a problem, and my sickness which seems a little bit worse this week than what it was last week. I am really hoping that it will start to get better soon and maybe go away in the next 3- 5 weeks. They did get on to me at the dr. b/c I had last 1/2 pound since my last visit instead of gaining, but I've heard of much worse. I'm doing my best anyway.

And, Kaleigh is 2 1/2 today! She hasn't changed a whole lot since she turned 2, but here are a few new things:
1. She is potty trained. Yay! She actually has been for a while now, and even stays dry during her nap. She still wears a diaper at night. We just haven't worked on that yet.
2. She still talks all the time, just with an ever expanding vocabulary. Also, she picks up on everything and will repeat it later. A few things she's said "that makes me nervous", "I'm not feeling so good right now" and "oh my goodness".
3. She's finally learning a few of her colors. She knows yellow, white, and pink so far. I know this is not exactly impressive, but we do what we can.
4. Just seeing more and more of her personality, it is very obvious that she is a people person. She isn't necessarily going to be the most outgoing child, but after spending just a little time with someone, she will talk about them and get excited to see pictures of them and almost always remember people's names, as good or better than I can.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Well, I don't know how to title this blog or even where to start, so I will just relay things in the past months as they happened to us...
First, many of you know that Nathan and I have been wanting to get pregnant for a while now, and about 4 weeks ago I found out that it had happened. We were excited, of course and took 3 tests just to verify. Then, a couple weeks into it, I started feeling a little bit sick. It started on a Wednesday or Thursday and I noticed as each day went by that it got a little bit worse every day. By the next Tuesday I had called the Dr. and they prescribed some meds for me, which were not working. 4 different medicines and 3 days later I was vomiting, severely nauseous, not sleeping, and not eating. My mother-in-law had been kind to take Kaleigh off my hands most of that time b/c I don't think I could have taken care of her.
As those things go, I would feel a little bit better during the day but then it would hit hard at night. At 10:30 on Friday I told Nathan that I really needed to go in the ER, and he took me, but when I got there I felt better and went home. Mistake. Just the ride home was enough to get me feeling sick again and by 3:00 a.m. we headed back that way. They hooked me up to an IV, gave me some medicine, and many hours later I was finally able to sleep and feel a little better. They took me for an ultrasound and we got a BIG shock - TWINS!! That probably explains the excessive sickness.
We were admitted to a hospital room and I stayed until Sunday night and was able to eat a little before I left.
On Monday I called my Doctor who I had not seen yet, and they had me come in that day. They did an ultrasound and found that both the babies looked great but there is a complication. Instead of each baby being in its own amniotic sack, they are in one together. Later in the pregnancy as they move around, they could have cord entanglement, which is very dangerous. It was hard news to hear, but I do believe that God is in control and He chose to give us these babies and He will decide the outcome of this pregnancy.

Then, another issue had us back in the Dr's office on Wednesday, but everything seems to be okay now. I am feeling much better than I was - still nauseous but managing it. Friday my family came to town and we were finally able to tell them about the twins in person.
Sunday at church we sang a song and it just hit me so hard with the truth of it. Whether the uncertainty of this pregnancy is the trial God has for us, or if there is big heartache ahead, nothing is too much for God. Here is the song. It is called "He will carry you"

There is no problem too big God cannot solve it
There is no mountain too tall He cannot move it
There is not storm too dark God cannot calm it
There is no sorrow too deep He cannot soothe it.

If He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know, my brother that He will carry you
If He carried the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know, my sister that He will carry you

It also made me think of our friend Jon who has been in the hospital and dealing with migranes for a while now. Its hard to see him going through the ordeal he has. So my friends, in the days to come if my outlook is not so good, remind me of this. I go to the Dr. Monday and I will keep updating frequently as we find out anything new.