Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Not What I Want To Hear...

Given the past issues with my last pregnancies, pleurisy with Hailey, miscarrying Addy's twin, etc, my doctor wanted to keep a close eye on things as soon as we found out we were pregnant. I was grateful for that.

So, after 3 blood tests in one week and and awaiting ultrasound, I was a little on my toes and very aware of the fact that I was pregnant. Well, we went in for our first ultrasound and it was less than exciting. Everything was there.. it was very ovbious that I was pregnant except for one thing... they couldn't see a baby. Perfect explaination: I wasn't as far along as they thought I was. It happens all the time.

We were told to come back in a week for another ultrasound so they could hear the heartbeat and take measurements. 

So, here we go again. A week later. Can't wait to see the little monkey who thinks it's fun to hide from mom and dad. Another ultrasound. I'm not seeing a baby. Ultrasound tech keeps asking us if we could be off on our dates by 4 weeks!! Um... nope. Everything is measuring great. I'm even showing a little. I'm healthy... for a pregnant woman. Levels are great. Still looking....  No baby.

It was pretty conclusive, the doctor said that it's what they call a Blighted Ovum. Basically, you are pregnant, but your body doesn't produce an embryo. (no baby)

In the end, we were told that I would miscarry this pregnancy. We haven't decided yet what route we are going to take and we have one more ultrasound on Tuesday so the doc can just see how things are going.

At that point, we'll decide what route we want to take with the miscarriage.

Just thought it was time to journal it and let people know. I haven't been very sensative to those of you trying to get a hold of me. But it's just not something I really feel like talking about at the moment. I still love you! :-)

I am extremely grateful for the two beautiful daughters we have and I couldn't ask for more.. well, except having to go through this crap! But it is what it is.  Thanks to those of you who have been so kind and loving!

Monday, April 5, 2010


When you think of Easter, what comes to mind? Spring? Think again! It was FREEZING and SNOWING! Not a nice joke.

Nonetheless, we had a great weekend. Nate was able to be home on Saturday and we took the girls to a city Easter Egg hunt. Yes, they are bundled as if we were driving up in the mountains to play in SNOW, however, very appropriate because it was windy and COLD. They had a blast. The Egg Hunt lasted about 3 seconds. There were so many kids there, it was crazy.

That night, while the boys were at Priesthood Session of Conference, the girls and kiddos went to the mall to hang out with the rest of the female population of Provo and Orem. Good times.  Later, we met the boys for dinner and ended up going home with some free desserts!

Sunday after the first session of conference, we went to Nate's parents house for some traditional 'waffles and ice cream'. A family favorite. We put the girls down for naps and watched the second session with the family.  Hailey and Avery had so much fun playing together, as usual.

Once conference was over, we headed outside for an Easter Egg Hunt. Not just ANY Easter Egg Hunt. Grandpa and Grandma Johnson always fill the eggs with money. Mostly change, but SOME have BILLS in them. Jessie almost threw money away and the girls made out with tons of change, but the exciting moment for me was the $20 bill I found in an egg. I was pretty stoked.  We topped off the night with an amazing Easter Dinner complete with Turkey and mashed potatos and gravy! Mmmmmm... Thanks for a great Easter Weekend, Scott and Val!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Toddler Dreams

It seems weird to call Hailey a toddler. She seems like such a big girl to be called a toddler. Anyways, last night in the middle of the night, Hailey wakes me up saying she had a bad dream. I take her back to her room and ask her to tell me what her dream was about. This was her response:

"Addy turned into a bird and scared me in the bathroom so I grabbed my shoe and stepped on her!"

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! I was trying SO hard not to laugh. When she woke up this morning, she ran into our room, jumped in bed with Nate as usual and proceeded to tell him the same story and we both were trying again not to laugh. This is serious stuff to a little one!

Nonetheless, super funny. Not to poke fun at my child's bad dream or anything...