Friday, July 29, 2011


Just checking in.  Nothing much to report from last post a few days ago other than I'm now wearing a maternity support belt which seems to be helping with some of my pain. I'm still having TONS of Braxton Hicks contractions but I'm doing my best to stay calm and do everything the doctors tell me to do.  I go back to the doctor in a week and a half which always makes me feel better.  Please continue to keep me and the twins in your prayers.

Brett leaves at 3:45am tomorrow to go on a mission trip to Africa.  I'm really happy for him.  We had a great day together today.  We took the girls to camp and went to breakfast and ran some errands then we had a sitter come for an hour around lunch time so we could also enjoy lunch together.  Brett has the girls alone tonight as it's my 10 year class reunion.  I'm so nervous to go but I know I will have fun.  Just praying the pain will stay away for long enough for me to enjoy myself for a few hours.  I hope to be home at a decent hour tonight so I can spend a little more time with Brett before he leaves in a few hours.  Please also keep my sweet husband in your prayers the next two weeks and also for traveling mercies as he has a LONG plane trip ahead of him.

Thank you Lord for your continued blessing over our family, we are here to serve you.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

19 weeks

Well I'm 19 weeks today.   And I'm going to be honest with you.  I'm scared.  Yesterday at the doctor for my anatomy scan all was well, babies are 100% perfect and my cervix was long and closed with no funneling.  However, the last few days I've had some very serious pain on my lower left side belly (uterus). It's so bad that last night at about 2:00am I almost woke my husband up to take me to the ER.  I was able to hang in there and fall asleep but it was scary and this morning things are not a ton better.  I went to the chiropractor this morning which did help relieve some pain but right now I have myself parked on the couch trying to hang in there.

I'm doing my best to give this pregnancy to the Lord and trust that he will take care of this children.  I have/am doing everything I can to keep these babies inside me and safe and he has to do the rest.  I rest assure in his promises and am doing my best to work through the chronic pain I am having.  I have no other choice but to trust God at this point.  

My husband has been awesome this whole time and has really picked up the slack around the house.  He's a great man.  However, he leaves for a mission trip to Africa on Saturday for two weeks.  I have two girls lined up to help me out while he is gone.  One in the mornings to take the girls out of the house and let them have some fun and another girl to come over after they wake up from nap to help with dinner/bath and cleaning up the house.  I'm so grateful.  And I'm also super excited for my husband.

Please pray for my husband as he is traveling and doing the Lord's work and also for my health and the health of Nora and Nolan.

I also wanted to include a picture of the babies from the anatomy scan yesterday (Nolan on top Nora on the bottom)


Saturday, July 23, 2011

18w4d....honeymoon stage...over....

Okay I lied in my last post.  This is NOT the honeymoon stage...I think I maybe had one good week and got a little cocky haha.  The constant pain in my belly (which I guess is round ligament pains), backaches, pubic bone pain and overall lack of energy just plan sucks.  I'm worried sick ALL.DAY.LONG about the pregnancy that I'm having a hard time doing anything else.

Lord please help me get through the next 18 weeks of this pregnancy and help me bring two tiny, wonderful, perfect lives into this world.....I need you right now....


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

18 weeks

Wow...when did that happen?  I'm finally starting to feel better in terms of the pregnancy.  No more sickness and my body feels pretty good.  I would consider myself in the "honeymoon stage" haha.  Just praying this lasts a few more weeks because Lord knows I need a break before things get real ugly hehe.

As far as my vertigo goes....things have been slowly getting better.  Thank you for your prayers and please continue to remember me and the sweet babies as we are all on a medicine that I do not want to be on but am hoping that I will be off in only 3 more weeks.  Pray for protection over the twins and over their momma.

Okay soooo here is the belly picture at 18 weeks! =)


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

16 weeks 1 day

I've had a really hard week.  I have a type of vertigo called MdDS and it is very debilitating.  I have had attacks that lasted not just 2 or 3 days but 2 or 3 months.  And by months I mean 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The anxiety of my situation is quite overwhelming exp because I have a to be a mommy to my two girls.  The ONLY thing that helps me are two drugs that are not safe for the babies.  Which puts me in a very hard place.  Do I take the less serious of the two drugs for a week or two and get the MdDS under control and risk a small chance of something hurting the babies or do I suffer for weeks maybe months on end which will put the babies at risk because of my anxiety?  I have of course turned to God for my answer.  He directs my paths, he keeps me and the babies safe and with his help I will get through this.

If you could please pray for me and my vertigo this week I would be forever grateful.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

First Baby BOY purchase....

Look what momma got Nolan on Etsy today....

I figure it only fitting for daddy's job as a worship pastor! =)  I think it's precious and will be great for my little winter babies!  Now I need to find an equally cute one for Nora! 

Speaking of buying stuff for the babies I've finally gotten a good start on the list of things I need for the babies.  Buying for two is NOT easy on the wallet but I've found so much good stuff second hand and I've also gotten some things from my sweet friends who no longer need their baby items!  We will be setting up the nurseries sometime in the middle of August.  I know I need to get the big stuff finished just in case I end up on bed rest and or have the babies early.  My goal is to have pretty much everything done by the beginning/middle of September!  I think I can get it done!  Just taking it a little at a time.  

I think thats all for now.  Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL 4th of July and Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Liz! =)