Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's that time again..

Tomorrow we need lots of prayers. We have our 10 week ultrasound in the morning..please pray that all goes well. We also have Brandon's surgery. Please pray that all goes well with that. Thanks!!!

Today I had to go to my school. They told me that my classroom was filled with packages and I needed to come in. I'm the head pre k teacher so all our consumable stuff comes to me and I have to divide it up. It was UNBELIEVABLE how much stuff was in my room. There was PILES of boxes. When I walked in I almost walked right back out;) Thank goodness my friend was with me to do the heavy lifting. It took us 5 hours just to get the stuff divided up an into piles. My room is a mess. All the empty boxes are in the middle of the room and the piles of stuff is around the room. The janitor said he was going to transport the piles to the classrooms for me and take out the trash tomorrow. I hope that when I go back none of that is there. I am so exhausted now!! I hope everyone had a great day. :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

9 week ultrasound

We had a busy day. At 8:50 we had to be at Brandon's foot surgeon's office. He is having surgery on his foot next Wednesday. We had to go in for instructions. Brandon has a bone spur and a bunion. They will be fixing that and putting pins in his foot. The doctor said he won't know how bad it is until he goes in. We are hoping for the easiest fix. If this is done then he will only have to be on "house arrest/bedrest" for 2 weeks without driving for 6 weeks. If they have to do a more advanced procedure than he has to be off his foot and in the house for 2 months!! My husband is a VERY outdoorsy man. He would go CRAZY if he had to be cooped up for 2 months. Please pray that it's the easier outcome;)

After that appointment we went to my doctor's appointment. It took a little longer than usual because they got a new ultrasound machine and the lady that sells them was in there with us explaining to the doctor how to use it. Since they finally got a new machine we got to HEAR the babies heartbeat!! I was sooo excited;) I had tears in my eyes when I heard that amazing sound. It is measuring 170. The baby looks good. It is measuring 9 weeks 1 day. The doctor did not "graduate" us because he doesn't want us to leave until the spotting stops. He looked at the clot and it seems to be getting smaller. He said it is not affecting the baby..which is what we care about!! Spotting seems almost normal now. I never thought I would say that. So our appointment went well...thanks for ALL of your PRAYERS!! We appreciate them more than you know. Please keep them coming;)

After the ultrasound we went to the movies and watched "Transformers". I really liked it. Brandon said it wasn't as good as the first one because they tried to out do themselves. Now we are back at home and I'm going watch my college alumni "LSU" play for the National Championship in baseball!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!

I hope yall had a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We have our 9 week ultrasound tomorrow. I don't know about ya'll but I worry everytime we go in to do an ultrasound. If you could spare a few prayers please send some our way. Also please pray for Stacey. She went in for an ultrasound and found that her cervix is very short. She is on strict bedrest and goes back in Friday to see if she will be admitted to the hospital. Her twins are 23 weeks old. Please pray for her and her family.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This whole week I have been busy with Vacation Bible School. I don't like to be in charge of a class since I have that to worry about all year long. Instead, I have the joy of working with a wonderful woman and her daughter in the crafts department. We set up craft projects for different grades and they alternate through at different times. It's laid back and fun. I really enjoyed it but it wore me out;) I don't know how people teach all day in their first trimester!! God must have known I'd be tired and that's why he waited so long to bless me with this pregnancy;) He knew I needed the beginning to be in the summer!!
Everyday at around 2:00 I am exhausted and have to take a nap. I haven't been feeling that nauseous except at night. For some reason meat really turns me off in the evening. I cook meat for Brandon to eat but I can only eat some of the sides. I have not thrown up though which I guess is good. So I'm just tired and feel a somewhat sick at night. Other than that I really don't have any symptoms. My boobs don't hurt. I wish they did so I would worry less! I am still spotting but it's still brown..hopefully nothing to worry about. I do have an EMBARRASSING question though. Has anyone had a problem with excessive body hair? I have a line of dark hair growing on my stomach and I DON"T like it!! If you had this what did you do to get rid of it that was safe?? I read that body hair bleach or Nair is okay to use but I'm a little afraid to use it. If you had this problem please let me know;) I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Praise God

Well I believe that your prayer have helped me through again!!! Our ultrasound went good. The baby is growing...measuring exactly 8 weeks. The doctor said that the spotting is coming from some old blood that is pooled up in my uterus and cervix....probably from last weeks episode with the other sac. So I should probably expect the spotting to last awhile. It's nothing to worry about as long as it's brown or dark red and does not bring on any pain. He said he never likes to see it but only because it makes people worry;) Brandon said he was acting a little weird but I think it was because he and his nurse were dressed in surgical gear because they were late for a embryo retrieval!! It's IVF time again so the office is busy. He told us that next week he will take my blood levels to see if I need to continue the meds (SCARY;) and we will also talk about graduation. I will be happy and sad about graduation. As all you IF girls know...you are happy to have come so far but you will be sad to leave the comfort of the clinic and the weekly ultrasounds!!
Sorry it took me so long to post. I rode with Brandon to get 4 tons of feed for the cows. On the way back I was so nauseous and worried because the truck was sooo bumpy!! Then we took a 2 hour nap;) I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!! Thanks again for the prayers!! Keep them coming!!

PS. Kimberly, if you read this post please let me know how to read your blog!! I wanted to comment and thank you but your blog was blocked;)
Also, I haven't posted any pics because my RE's ultrasound machine does not take the best pics...I will have to wait until I go to the OB!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Once again your prayers are needed!!

When will this worry stop?? I'm guessing it never will. Everything had been going pretty good the last few days...no spotting. Then last night before bed when I went to the bathroom there was some really dark spotting. When I woke up this morning it was there again. Please pray for us. I really think your prayers have helped us thus far!! We go in tomorrow for an ultrasound. Please pray that our baby looks good. Thank you so much!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


This has been a pretty good weekend. Once a month 12 of my friends and I get together at someone's house (we alternate) and eat dinner, gossip, and play cards. It's REALLY fun. Sometimes we get so into talking to each other that we skip the card playing. Friday was our monthly get together. It was really fun to see everyone because I missed last month because of the transfer. One of my friends is also an IF girl. It was good to see her because I haven't seen her since she got a belly. She is 17 weeks pregnant and I'm so happy for her!! Everyone went "out" after and it felt so good to go home to my hubby because I'm pregnant and can't go out!!
Saturday we had our nieces 4th birthday party. She was so excited because she got her ears pierced. She looked sooo cute!! After the party Brandon and I went to dinner.
Today I got to see my brother for about 1 hour. He was home for a conference. Then my mom and I went to church. After church we came home and cooked lunch. Brandon and I came home after lunch and watched a movie "Felon". I love vegging out on Sunday's...so relaxing!!

I have one question for you girls...I had some "twitching" in my lower belly around lunch. It lasted for about 30 minutes. When Brandon and I came home it happen again for 10 minutes. It kind of freaked me out. Is that normal?? Since the baby is only the size of a small grape I know I can't feel it moving...what is happening?? If you know could you please leave a comment!! Thanks. I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

7 week ultrasound

We had our 7 week ultrasound today. Heartbeat is still going strong. Thank you God!! Please keep praying that everything goes okay.
I have started to read Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy!! It is hilarious...you must read it. I hope you are having a great week. Thanks for all the prayers...keep um coming;)

Monday, June 8, 2009


I'm so sorry that it took me so long to update. All I have to say is PRAISE GOD. I have never been so worried. I had A LOT of bleeding. I'm going to go in detail because I was looking for blogs that talked about this. I went to the bathroom last night and there was a lot of blood...think a little more than 2nd day of AF. It made the toilet water pink. I was terrified!! Brandon is so logical and levelheaded...he told me don't worry about it, the baby is fine. I tried not to and went to sleep. I woke up at 3 and went to the bathroom and it was the exact same thing again. I couldn't go back to sleep. I went to the bathroom around 3 more times and it was the same thing. (There was only a small clot the first time I went to the bathroom..the rest was bleeding ranging from bright pink to dark red). I left a message on the doctor's voicemail. They called me back at 7:15 and told me to come in. We got there about 9 (Brandon was at work and we live 50 min away). Brandon told me I had nothing to worry about the entire ride there. We went into the ultrasound room and the nurse asked me exactly how much bleeding there was. She said that it was probably vanishing twin syndrome since we had seen a two sacs last week but only 1 heartbeat.
The doctor came in and told me not to worry. As soon as he put the probe in he said that's a STRONG HEARTBEAT. That was music to my ears. He looked all around and didn't see another sac and said that my body was probably getting rid of that empty sac. When I sat up I told him to tell Brandon that it is normal to worry. As I said that I busted out crying. The doctor gave me a talk (most of it I don't remember). He said that if someone called about bleeding and then he did an ultrasound my result was textbook at what you would want to see. That he wouldn't "bullshit" me. That I needed to relax and let Brandon do more. (Brandon said he only told me that to make me laugh...that he didn't really mean it;) He told me to keep my appointment on Wednesday so that I could remain sane;) I'm so very thankful for everyone's prayers and for God's blessing today. I feel so blessed. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU GOD!!!
I wanted to go home and rest but we had an appointment with a tax lady and it was the ONLY day that she could see us so we went and it took like 5 hours!!! I'm finally on the couch, where I wanted to be all day long!
Thanks again for the prayers...it REALLY means a lot!

I've NEVER needed your prayers more...

I've never needed your prayers more. Last night before bed I experienced bleeding. It was enough to make the water in the toilet red. It scared me to death. I was a little better before bed because both times that I went to the bathroom there was hardly anymore. I'm up at 3:00 am because I woke up to go to the bathroom and it was the same thing again. I'm so scared that I'm going to lose my baby. Please pray for us.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thank you, thank you, thank you God!!

We had our ultrasound this morning. I was SOOOO nervous...my heart was beating so fast!!! The doctor came in and told me that if they didn't see a heartbeat not to worry about it since you don't always see one at 6 weeks. He then started the ultrasound and immediately found one baby and told me to hold my breath to see if he could see a heartbeat. When I did there was a tiny tiny flicker and he told me that was the heartbeat!!! I was sooooo excited. He kept looking for awhile which I thought was unusual. Then he said I think I saw another sac and Brandon said "I saw that too and I was waiting for you to say something!" He then said that there was definately one and it could possibly be 2 but he wouldn't know until next week. Brandon and I hugged and kissed after I got dressed. Praise God...I'm so thankful right now!! We go back next Wednesday for another ultrasound!!

After the ultrasound we walked to the hospital next door to see my friend who had a baby yesterday. She was induced at 6:30 yesterday morning. By 8:30 last night I finally left the hospital because I was exhausted. At 9:30 they called and said that they were going to have to do a c-section because she hadn't progressed in a few hours. She finally had her beautiful baby girl at 11:24. I'm sooo happy for her!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Tomorrow is our ultrasound!! Please say some prayers for us!!! LOVE YA