Throwback Thursday

Every Thursday I will post a “throwback” post from JJ’s birth on up. That way you can get caught up in his life and see what we have gone through as a family. It is a pretty amazing ride, if you ask me.

June 20, 2013

I had another appointment with my Perinatologist. He wanted to make sure everything was going well with Baby girl. Our Dr noticed that my fluid level was low around the baby.  There are 3 reasons why that can happen. Two of them have to do with the baby’s kidneys but after a thorough check those were ruled out. That only left one option. My water broke already.  It is called PPROM, Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes. The Perinatologist then told me he was going to go call my OBGYN and fill him in and asked if I would wait for his return. Ten minutes later the Perinatologist AND my OBGYN enter the room. Turns out my OB had just finished delivering a baby and was upstairs near the Perinatologists office. I was really happy with that because then I could hear the entire conversation about me and the baby. After we caught up my OB it was decided that I had 2 hours to go home, pack, get my 4 kiddos situated and get back to the hospital. I would live there until the baby was born. They were hoping for August 24th, which is when I would be 34 weeks along. However, that would only be if the baby didn’t come sooner. I was 25 weeks along at the time so it is going to an interesting summer.

Thankfully, my Mom lives close by, John works from home, and John’s sister Janet moved in with us. She was going to law school near us and decided to move here sooner than originally planned. I had a lot of visitors and care packages sent from out of town family and friends. Plus a lot of Lifetime movies to keep me occupied. Also the Nursing staff was fantastic and some became really good friends.

Throwback Thursday

Every Thursday I will post a “throwback” post from JJ’s birth on up. That way you can get caught up in his life and see what we have gone through as a family. It is a pretty amazing ride, if you ask me.

May 9, 2013

I had a gender check ultrasound scheduled with my Perinatologist. I was 19 weeks along and all the ultrasounds that I had in the past few months showed the babies growing at the same rate and the same size.

The technician started the ultrasound and was chatting with my hubby and me. Suddenly, she stopped talking and started looking closely at the screen and taking pics of the video. She said she needed to discuss something with the Dr and then left. My heart sunk. I have been in this situation before and it was never a good sign. I started to cry. The Dr came in and confirmed what I was feeling. Baby B no longer had a heartbeat. Thankfully, Baby A was still doing well and had a healthy heartbeat. I asked what would happen next with Baby B. The Dr told me that it would sort of cocoon itself and stay there until I delivered Baby A. He said everything showed him that I would continue a healthy pregnancy with Baby A. Sadly, the baby wouldn’t cooperate to find out the gender. As I was leaving the office I scheduled another gender check.

May 29, 2013

At the gender check our technician Jodi, same one who told us we were having twins, let us know we were having a girl! She knew we already have 4 girls at home so she did a thorough check and took  a lot of pictures so we could show everyone Baby girl #5. We decided to call her Kelsey Lynne….

 

Convention Crash

Last week, the 7-9th, I had the opportunity to go to the doTERRA Global Convention in Salt Lake City. It was amazing! It turned healthcare on its head! I will go over the new oils more as I start using them in my day to day life.

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I had so much fun hanging out with my friends and learning the science behind the oils. Once convention finished I was exhausted. Thankfully after some rest and family time I am ready to roll!

 

Throwback Thursday

Every Thursday I will post a “throwback” post from JJ’s birth on up. That way you can get caught up in his life and see what we have gone through as a family. It is a pretty amazing ride, if you ask me.

March 1, 2013

I was 9 weeks pregnant with our 5th baby and a nervous wreak. I have a history of miscarriages so I asked my OB for an ultrasound to make sure everything was alright since I was not feeling any morning sickness and I usually did around 8 weeks. Thankfully, my OB went along with my nervousness.

I was laying on the table and the Ultrasound Tech, Jodi, asked how I was feeling. I said I was a little nervous and just wanted to know if there was a heartbeat. She put the wand on my belly and gasped.

“Is there no heartbeat?” I asked

“There is but you are having twins!” Jodi exclaimed.

“What?!?” I yelled.

Sure enough I looked at the screen and saw two little dots.

I couldn’t stop laughing. Jodi kept asking if I was alright. She said most Mom’s who find out they are having twins cry or faint. Haha! Guess I like to be different…

MIA

Hi Everyone! It has been WAY too long since I last posted. A lot has happened so bare with me. At the end of June we sold our house. It was a fast decision. Fast as in we decided to sell and it was listed in 3 days. We had it for sale for a total of 5 weeks, that includes the close of the house. I was busy packing and moving things into 2 storage units. One that would go to our condo and the other for long-term storage. We decided to rent for the next 2 years so we can take our time in finding a home that will work for our little JJ. Since we sold so fast the condo wasn’t ready for us, so we bunked with my parents for a month. During that time we went on a family vacation to Indiana for my Grandma’s 90th Birthday. It was a blast!

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We moved into the condo the beginning of August and have been spending our time getting ready for school and unpacking.

I have a few ideas for this blog and I am excited to share them with you soon!