Tuesday, November 20, 2012


There is so much to be thankful for this time of year, and all the other days of the year for that matter too. This Thanksgiving, Rhett and I have two very special, very little people to be thankful for, our precious little sweet peas that are snuggling up inside mommy. I always hoped and prayed for the day that God would bless us with a child, and it was well worth the wait, as He gave us a double blessing. I thank God every night for this amazing gift that has been bestowed upon us. We truly feel like the luckiest people in the world!

We had our ultrasound last Thursday that showed our precious little ones (this week the size of two little lentil beans) and it was the coolest moment ever! Right away we saw the gestational sacs with their little yolks pop right up! We were over the moon with joy, relief, and love! Since then I have been overjoyed, exhausted, and nauseous, but I will take anything this pregnancy brings, as I am just so happy I feel like nothing can let me down!

Rhett of course, has been amazing. Doing everything, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the boys (I think he's ready for a yard) and getting me anything my heart desires. I look at how well he takes care of me and I feel so blessed to know these babies are going to have the most amazing father in the world.

On Thanksgiving we are headed to my brother and sister and law's house and I can't wait to hang out with them and play with my adorable lil niece, Lucy. She will be an amazing cousin to our little sweet peas. The day after Thanksgiving will be filled with more celebration, as Rhett and I have our second ultrasound appointment in which we see the little heartbeats! We can't wait!

We hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Bailey, Rhett, and our two lil peas in a pod

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!

Well, I worried for nothing, as many of you were telling me, (Rhett included). I got the call and my numbers were beautiful! The were right where they should be so we couldn't be more excited! Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! Now we are onto our ultrasound on Thursday! We can't wait! Maybe we will even see how many there are!

Have a good night!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Waiting is so hard. We have waited for lab results, waited to finally get a positive pregnancy test, and now we wait on HcG numbers. Waiting is hard, being patient is hard, but it is a virtue and one I try get better at everyday.

On Friday, we went in for our 2nd repeat blood test after the positive pregnancy test on Monday. I waited all day to hear the news, to find out my numbers had not quite doubled. They increased quite a bit, but because they didn't double I am going in for another blood test on Monday. My progesterone levels have been decreasing a bit, so they added some more progesterone to my medication plan and we are hoping that should take care of that problem. So now, we wait. I have been trying to stay very positive, but of course am a bit worried. I know that worrying won't help anything so I am trying to stop myself from going down that path.

Luckily I have a big distraction to consume my mind today and it's name is CONFERENCES! Yes, ladies and gentlemen that time of year is here, so I sit surrounded by piles of papers to stuff, organize, and write comments on. Conferences go everyday this week after school, and then next week, we have a whole week off. If all goes well tomorrow, we have our first ultrasound on Thursday to detect the gestational sac and the yolk, and then the day after Thanksgiving we should be able to see a heartbeat! So much to look forward to, please keep the prayers coming!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Up, Up, Up!

Today I went to the doctor's office before school to get another blood test to see how my HcG numbers were coming along. They doubled which is great, exactly what it is supposed to do. This was such a relief to hear, as of course I am hoping and praying that everything continues to sail smoothly. While I was at the doctor's office they gave me the best gift... a pregnancy handout of do's and don't and what to expect right now. I was elated. Who knew four pieces of paper stapled together could make a girl so happy? I almost pinched myself, thinking I'd wake up from this amazing dream. I still can't believe it worked, I am walking on clouds right now! We both are.

I have been feeling well but extremely tired and a bit nauseous in the mornings. I haven't been throwing up but also haven't felt much like eating in the morning. I have been keeping crackers on hand and was able to suck down a green smoothie this morning, so I am taking care of myself, don't worry!

We go again on Friday to see if my numbers doubled again. If all looks great then we will do our first ultrasound next week to detect the gestational sac and yolk sac within the uterus. The week after that we will be able to see the heartbeat or beats! Talk about having a lot to be thankful for! Speaking of being thankful I have the best hubby in the world. He has stood by me through all the struggles we've had with conceiving the past 4 and a half years. He has been my rock, my friend, my shoulder to cry on, my brightness in a dark place. He has been taking such good care of me, walking the dogs, lifting everything, getting me food since I have been too tired to cook, tucking me and the babies in with a kiss for me and three kisses for the belly. I look at him and can't help but think, life is good, God is good! I am so happy to be sharing this exciting time in my life with my best friend and soul mate!

Have a good night.

Bails and the bambinos

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Yesterday Rhett and I received the best news we have received in a long while.. we are PREGNANT!!! We went in for the blood test and got the call later that we are in fact pregnant with good, strong numbers. The doctor said that with numbers like ours it is possible there is 1,2, or even 3 in there! I get my blood drawn tomorrow and then again on Friday. They are looking to see that my pregnancy hormones are doubling every other day. I have a great feeling and just know everything is going to be happy, healthy, and wonderful for the next nine months. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers and please keep them coming. It is wonderful to have such a great support network in our friends and family, We can't wait to continue to share this journey with you!


Bailey, Rhett, and the lil ones