Sunday, June 30, 2013

Actions speak loudly

Lots of self examination has been happening lately, and examination of other relationships as well.  Not only does pain change the person going through it, but others around them as well. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

July 3rd can't come fast enough

We have our anatomy scan scheduled for Next Wednesday, July 3rd.  I haven't felt much movement, so I'm REALLY anticipating that appointment.  We're also excited to find out what we're having.  No, we're not waiting this time. 

I set up a widget on the right for you to vote - boy or girl?  I can tell you right now, I haven't had any real thoughts one way or another.  No weird dreams, either.  Nothing to really hint at baby's sex AT ALL!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Quilting progress

Only three rows quilted so far out of 21.  Then to do the borders, cut it down and do the edging.  This is the twin size.  I have yet to do the full.  :/

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I think I saw at least three people post about their cinnamon rolls and it got this prego hungry. 

Fresh from the oven...

Saturday, June 8, 2013

First Belly Pic

Yes, there's a lot of fluff there, but the belly *is* growing.  15 weeks 3 days. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

That's All

The only concrete evidence I have that my first twin existed are the results of my ultrasound 10/11/12.  I don't know why I felt compelled to look at them again, but I did. 

Within the uterus there appears to be a single gestational sac.  A yolk sac is identified.  There is a fetal pole within with an adjacent smaller solid structure as well.  This raises the question of a twin pregnancy with fetal demise of one of the two.  The largest structure with cardiac activity at 195 beats per minute labeled twin A with a mean crown-rump length of 30 mm corresponding to 9 weeks and 6 days.

The smaller structure labeled twin B is 19 mm corresponding with gestational age of 8 weeks and 3 days.  No activity.

The patient's uterus is retroverted.

1. Single living pregnancy identified within the uterus based on the mean crown-rump length is at 9 weeks 6 days with an EDC 05/10/2013.
2. Within this same sac, is a second more difficult to see structure that would raise the question of a twin pregnancy.  This would correspond to 8 weeks and 3 days.  No cardiac activity is identified within.  This raises the question of demise of a twin.

This is all there is.  No ultrasound photo.  Just words. 

I had another scan on November 1.  This was just 6 days after miscarrying the first twin.

2. The previous anatomic findings raising suspicion for a twin pregnancy with demise is no longer seen.  There is a septation however.  This may represent further resorption of a previous demise. 

I don't think of it often, but when I do, it hurts. 


Austin saw this bike at our Church's garage sale and was hoping to buy it.  On the last day of the sale, he made an offer of $10 (the last in his piggy bank) and the bike was his.

He wants to spray paint it.  I said absolutely not.  I think all of the kids will good some good use out of this bike.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

First Purchase For Baby

I was hesitant to purchase anything because I didn't want to 'jinx' the pregnancy, but I couldn't resist.  Crazy 8 was having a great sale!

We have a shirt for Ian that says 'Lil' Bro' and thought the new shirt would come in handy this winter.   ;-)
This past Wednesday marked the 15 week mark for me.  We lost our second twin at 15 weeks 6 days.  Hoping the next few days fly by and our little sweet pea hangs on.

At this point, I'm feeling pretty good.  No huge complaints other than lack of sleep and crazy mad heartburn that leads to esophageal spasms.   Otherwise, the morning sickness is pretty much gone!  Yay!

Just a few more weeks until the big ultrasound.  We can't wait!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Project

As if I didn't have enough to do.  I figured I'd better get some sewing done before all the swelling starts.
The fabric is cut and I've got a few pieces sewn together.  I'm making quilts for the girls' beds.  They are SO excited!!