Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Little Gummy Bear


We're Having a Baby!!!
We will welcome this baby into our family on October 26th (or somewhere around there). I am 10 weeks along and so far feeling pretty good. Every once in a while I will feel sick but not nearly as bad as my last pregnancy. I am VERY tired all the time though. This baby is really takin it out of me. I would rather be tired than sick though, So I guess I better not complain!
We are so excited!!! It was a surprise for us but a much welcomed surprise! We are nervous everyday (or I am at least) and pray that everything will work out! Our Dr. Visits have been so wonderful! They have been listening to all my concerns and needs, because I think I have a lot this time around. They are being extra cautious about everything and I got an early ultrasound, which I was very thankful for! At our first visit the Dr. said that I was measuring big. OH GREAT! I automatically start thinking "it's twins!" Can I handle this? Will my body be able to take care of them? What are they going to do? Blah, Blah, Blah! Of course I would GLADLY take twins any day! We want them so bad! But I already have a fear of being pregnant and losing more babies and that we got pregnant "too soon" or sooner than they suggested. So we had an ultrasound to make sure there is only one and there is just one healthy little baby growing in there! What a blessing! I was measuring big because I have Cyst's on my Ovary's. They said it's nothing to worry about for now unless it bothers me, then they would take care of it. They said it is common in early pregnancy and would go away as the pregnancy progresses. So hopefully they won't give us any grief! When they did the Ultrasound I saw three black balls (one was the Baby in the amniotic sac and the other two were Cysts's) and thought TRIPLETS!! hahaha But no, Not triplets! Just Cyst's.

We have an appointment with the specialist we saw for the twins on Wednesday to see if they want to do the surgery (cerclage, Aka Stitching my cervix) again or not. My Dr. is very optimistic and doesn't think they will have to so I hope he's right! We'll see. We are very anxious to know that everything is ok. I have been very tempted to buy my own Fetal Doppler because I am so paranoid. We'll see though. I don't even know how much they are.

Anyway, Needless to say we are so very excited about this and feel an overwhelming sense of love from our Heavenly Father everyday! That he would trust us enough to care for one of his precious children.
I gave a talk in church today about Mothers and Motherhood and wasn't even planning on talking about the twins but just kept feeling like I needed to. I kept fighting it because I didn't know what to say and I knew I would cry. How embarrassing! So I ended up talking about them and how losing them has made me realize how special and sacred motherhood really is. Sometimes you don't really understand how important something is to you until you lose it. I guess that's how I have been feeling about this pregnancy. I feel so grateful for this second chance to become a mother. Maybe that's why I needed to share it in my talk, or maybe someone else needed to hear it. I'm not sure.
Sorry this is kind of a long post.
If you've made it this far, Thanks for reading! You must really love me! :)

23 comments:

Courtenay Beth said...

I DO really love you! I wish I could have heard that talk, I bet you totally rocked it! I am so glad it's out in the open, and that we can talk about the BABY!! YAY!!! So so excited!! October cannot come soon enough! I love the picture too, I know it's a funny little fuzzy image blob, but it's my cute little niece/nephew and I am so excited! Sorry you're so tired, indulge yourself though, take lots of naps, your body is working hard at growing that baby! hahaaaa, I used to sleep for a few minutes during lunch on the couch at school, also helped to put my feet up, people laughed at me a snuggled up like Keiko on the couch, but those few minutes of shut eye really helped me make it through the rest of the day :) Love you and I am SO excited for you!!!!! can't wait to find out what it is!!!!!

Briana McCandless said...

this is so great steph! i'm so excited for you and you're going to be the best mommy!

Jenni said...

I'm with Court, I can't WAIT to find out what it is!!! I'm feeling super good about this one, Steph and it makes me SO happy that the doctors are too!!! Your talk was so so great! And you didn't even cry, just a little choke up, it was perfect!!

Love you!

Anessa said...

Not even kidding, I just cried! Tears of amazing joy! I am so so excited for you both and I can't wait for October!!!

Jill Smith said...

love you! Congrats!

Blair and Leslie said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!

Nik and Dawna said...

I am so happy for you! You DO deserve this second chance. Hopefully everything goes well...and you will be in our prayers.

Miss Whitney said...

Oh Steph.

I am so happy for you and Jarome! I have been thinking about you lots and lots and this is just the greatest news ever! I cant wait for more updates and to see your growing belly! Love you and keep me posted :) xoxo

Jess said...

I can't wait to meet this beautiful baby of yours! Also CAN'T wait to find out what you're having! I teared up when I read about your talk...I'm sure it was just what someone needed to hear, if you kept feeling like you needed to say something. :) You're strong and awesome. We love you! (both, you too Bum)

LeAnn said...

I DO love you too!!! Can't wait for more pictures. Good job with your talk--bet your glad that is over--I would be. I really wish I could have heard it.
Love you tons!!

Josh and Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, this is so so so tender! I just can't express my happiness to YOU and Jarom!!! Congratulations!!! Love you guys!

tiffy said...

Steph I love you so much and I couldn't be happier for you!!! This little baby might have come earlier than the doctors might want, but your Heavenly Father knows you better and you are way ready to welcome a little sweetheart into your home. YAY we are so excited!!! LOVE YOU!!!

Emily said...

Woo hoo!!! Such great news, I'm so happy for you guys! Being tired is so hard, and feel free to complain. Being pregnant is hard work and there are lots of us out here who have been through it and can relate.

LOVE YOU!!

Amy and Andrew said...

that is so awesome!!!!!

Cassy said...

I do really love you! We are so excited for you and will keep you and little baby in our prayers :)

Joanna Barker said...

congrats you two! I was so happy when you guys told us! You guys are going to be awesome parents!

Danielle said...

That's so awesome! Congrats! You are so strong and positive! You are going to be such an amazing mother. And I'm sure that talk was perfect. Love you!

ashley said...

STEPH!!! seriously i just balled my eyes out.... WE ARE SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR YOU GUYYYYYYSSS!!! Dev and I did a happy dance for you when we saw the news :) WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!! CONGRATS!!! YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!

Carina & Dan said...

Congratulations Stephanie!!!

Shelby&BrandonOsmond said...

Oh I found your blog on FB! And I am so happy you get a second chance too, you are so cute and will be such a great mom! I thought you did great on Sunday and when you shared your experience with twins it was very touching. seriously. Thanks! But hey come visit me on my blog if you want! Its
brandonandshelby.blogspot.com!

Jill said...

Steph oh my lil steph....I have missed u and jenni so much! I am so sorry I have been absent as a friend. Please email me back so we can catch up :)

Jill

Jill said...

OMGOODNESS steph!! OH how I have missed u!!!

AMY AND MIKEY said...

OH MY GOSH! WHen I read your comment, I"m like "what? your due date?" SO I checked your blog immediately! AHhhhhhh I'm so happy for you! Obviously this baby was meant to be if it was a surprise! What a wonderful surprise! I'm so happy for you- and my last period was the 17th of January, so when was yours? love you!