Monday, April 14, 2014


So I realize that I have been horrible at keeping up on this blog. Here is my attempt to get caught up on the past 6 months!

To start, I found out last summer that I was pregnant. Ryan and I were so excited to be due with another little one in May. At ten weeks I had a few signs that things were not right, and I went to the doctor and had an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that I was not only expecting, but that I was expecting TWINS. After a long and confusing ultrasound the tech decided that they would have to wait a week and do another ultrasound to check the viability of the pregnancy. It was a long week of blood tests and ultrasounds. In the end they found that both of the babies had no heartbeat and I had to have them removed surgically. It was horrible and hard and I still get emotional about it sometimes...but I know that one day I will have my babies again and that they are being well cared for until I get to be with them again.

I struggled with the idea of having another baby so soon, but finally decided after prayer and a visit to the temple that it was the right thing for us to do. At the beginning of December, although I had taken many at home pregnancy tests that came back negative, and I had no symptoms, I felt SO strongly that I was expecting again. I went into my doctors office for unrelated reasons and requested a blood test to confirm pregnancy. Blood tests are much more accurate than the at home tests. I was shocked and very disappointed when it came back negative again. I finally gave up on the idea and decided that I had been wrong. Another week passed however and I kept having a feeling that I needed to take one more test. I pushed it off for days then finally took one and burst into tears when it came back positive. Heavenly Father truly answers prayers. It was a huge confirmation of his love for me individually and I knew that he hadn't forgotten me. My doctors office told me it was a false positive when I called in but I requested another blood test. This time it came back positive. Because I have had problems carrying babies in the past I was put on medication immediately that helped to prevent another loss, and although it made me sicker than I EVER have been in my life, it worked! Baby is due August 23rd!

9 Weeks and SICK!

Our Announcement to friends and family.

14 Weeks on our Anniversary date

15 1/2 Weeks

When I went in for my 20 week ultrasound I was POSITIVE that we were having another girl. I had already been looking at girl bedding and had a few girl names that I liked. I was completely surprised when the ultrasound tech showed us that it was in fact a BOY! I feel completely unprepared and so SO excited! Ryan was especially excited...he has so many more opinions about names, colors of the nursery, pretty much everything. I am excited for him to have a little guy to do manly things with. :)

19 Weeks

19 1/2 Weeks It's a BOY!
20 1/2 weeks
We are officially half way there! I am 21 weeks so over half I haven't ever made it to 38 weeks so there is a good chance that we will probably meet this little guy in around 17 weeks! I can't wait! I'm hoping that things continue to go well and that this little guy will be easier on me than his sisters were. I went into preterm labor with both of them at 30 weeks and was on bed rest for 6 weeks. Be nice to your mama little one!

Symptoms at 21 Weeks:

  • Braxton Hicks like crazy! Baby better not try to make an early arrival!
  • Less nauseated...still taking 1 to 2 zofran a day and throwing up around 3 times a week though.
  • Exhausted but unable to sleep at night. I usually take unisom to help me sleep.
  • Craving popcorn and cinnamon buns
  • Not sure of weight gain. Gracelyn threw our digital scale into her bath so it is out of commission. Probably for the best anyways. 
  • My belly has popped out so much faster this time. Not sure if it's just because of how many babies I have had, or if I am just carrying differently with a boy.
  • Not as emotional as I remember being with the girls. Bonus for Ryan!


Heidi said...

Congratulations! Any ideas on the name?

Taryn said...

I'm so so sorry about your miscarriage! That is so heartbreaking. ):
Congrats on baby boy! Your girls are going to have so much fun with him! Hope you get feeling all the way better soon, being sick is just no fun at all!