June 6th - found out I was pregnant but decided to try to hide it until I came to Utah in August to tell family in person.
June 16th- my darling boy turned two and we had a Cars party with family.
He is kind of obsessed with Lighting McQueen
June 22nd - we had to move out of our place because the landlord was moving back from Germany. I actually like our new place a lot more inside, but I just miss our pool. We still have one, but our last pool was AMAZING.
July 8th- I turned 30, yikes!
July 20th - went to ER for massive bleeding. Had an ultrasound and baby was still there with good heartbeat. Talked to ER dr. and was told it was probably the beginning of a miscarriage and to expect it over the next couple of days. Very confused and devastated.
July 22nd- had a dr. appt and ultrasound with my regular dr. and was told everything looked great and no sign of a miscarriage happening. Was told that my placenta is a little low, so to not lift anything.July 29th- another dr. appt and ultrasound. They found a large pool of blood above the baby (but separated from the baby by a membrane) and she said she had never seen it before, but to be very careful and try not to do very much at all. She said just try to make it to 24 weeks. Again, very confused and scared.
July 29th- I was supposed to leave to Utah on August 3rd with just the kids for a visit, and then again (with no Paul ) in September for my little sister's wedding. We decided it would be best for me to just stay the whole time so people could help take care of me and the kids because Paul is so busy with school. Bought a last minute plane ticket for my mom.
July 30th- mom arrived and we started packing for a 2 month excursion. (which was very hard, because I had no idea what was going to fit me or if I needed maternity clothes or what...
August 3rd- flew to Utah and left a sad husband with no family for 2 months.
August 5th- Packed up and drove in an RV with my family (15 people) to my sister's house in Mesquite. There we packed in another bridal shower, 2 birthday parties, a babtism all in one weekend.
cousin Brody's 8th birthday party (karate)
riding the train at the Provo mall
August 10th- Went in for and ultrasound by a 25 year veteran. I have never seen anyone so thorough. He said the baby looked great from everything he could check this early. The chord placement into the placenta was in a really good spot. (away from the separation) if it separates further to where the chord is, the chord would no longer be connected to the placenta. This would be very bad for baby:( (oh yeah, also was told there is a good chance it's a boy!) he couldn't be positive because I was only 13 weeks. We would be so excited for either boy or girl
August 11th- Father-in-law brought me over a transport chair (basically a wheel chair without wheels to push yourself, so someone has to push you). So now, if we go anywhere that I would have to walk very far, I get to ride in this. (not very fun)
(black thing above baby is the blood)
Okay, a few things about the kids.
Kate finally learned to write her name the other day! She has been able to do all of it except a K for months (just because she was stubborn and wouldn't try). We finally bribed her with a penny the other day to write a K and she did it! She is such a funny, sweet little girl but with a lot of sass.
scooter rides with grandpa Steve-o (paul's dad)
Crew is talking up a storm. He surprise me everyday with the things he says and the sentences he is putting together. He counted to 13 today, (random number) but he catches on to things so quick I'm sure it will be 20 soon. He is such a sweetheart. Oh, he did decide to start climbing out of his bed the other day, so that is really making nap time and bed time fun.
The kids are loving to play with all of the cousins and run around in the grass without getting bit by fire ants. We are just counting down the days until Paul gets to come visit. He doesn't even get to come for the wedding because of clinicals, but he is going to fly out for labor day weekend. That is just a week away! Once he leaves we will have a little over 3 weeks left in Utah.
Well, that didn't turn out to be a very quick rundown, but I want to remember all of this someday. After two perfect pregnancys, this is all so strange and scary to us. Now we are pretty much just hanging out, waiting to see my status at my 20 week ultrasound. I pray that this baby can make it to our family safe. Kate and Crew are so excited for the baby in mommy's belly to come out.
Ok, if anyone actually read this whole thing, please comment. I want to know who really likes me enough to read all of this:)