Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Double Whammy!

I have been meaning to blog for a few days now, I thought I would shock you all if I posted to close together though :)  just kidding, but really this is like some sort of record for me.

Some more exciting news around our house is that we are expecting our "third" baby in September!! I am 13 weeks and 2 days.  The reason I put quotations around "third" is because that is what we expected.  When I went in for my 11 week check up my Dr. (Steven Newman) could not find the heart beat so we went in and did a quick ultrasound.  We saw the baby, only one, and everything looked great!  I don't know if any other woman is like me, but I tend to get nervous like a week before my appointments and then when I hear/see the heartbeat I am so comforted and that is what gets me to my next appointment (at least a week before it :) ).  Well last Thursday I started spotting and worried because this was not normal for me.  I never spotted with my first two so of course I called my Dr.  He told me to relax and assured me he thought everything was fine and told me to come in the next morning.  I was so nervous the rest of the night and the next morning.  When I got there and waited and waited and waited in the exam room, my mind was jumping from over thinking the situation to being absolutely blank.  When he came in again he assured me he thought everything was okay and had me lay down to do another ultrasound.  I smiled and just kept breathing not trying to think anything until I saw for myself.  He chatted a little about stuff as he was putting the gel on and finding his bearings and then tilted the monitor so that I could watch.  When he showed my uterus he stopped talking and I thought that it was needing some time to focus because he kept going back and forth from two spots and there were two babies... two... I looked from one to the next looking for heartbeats on both and watching to see if they were moving at different times. When he didn't say anything after a bit I tentitvly asked:
"Is that two..."
"Yep, yes it is!"
I think I kind of held my breath at that point.
"Look he said, this one has the hiccups and that one is kicking! There are definantly two!" he said and then started laughing.  "I'm sorry, I just really don't know what else to do."
All I could get out was "WOW, I was not expecting that at all!"
I don't think I will ever forget that feeling of staring at the screen seeing those two unexpected babies.  Just a week before I stared at the same monitor and watched one baby.  Needless to say, I was a little bit in shock :)  It has been a few days now and I still can't believe it!  I get super excited and then super nervous and just have to keep telling myself that it will all work out and it will be great!
I know it just looks like blobs in this picture, but the ultrasound was so clear.  I could see all four legs and arms and two little heartbeats :)

 So by "third" baby, I really mean third and fourth.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Big Things Happening Here :)

Before I get to our big news, I wanted to just post a few things that we have been up to since I last posted... I know, I'm awful :)
 Jac got to ride his bike in the 24th of July parade our ward put together. 
 She devoured it :)
 We went to the zoo for the first time.  It was awesome!
 We hiked to Emerald Pools in Zion
 The shoe tree on the way to Springdale
 Jac and Isis with their catches.  Jac caught a lot of fish on this trip.
 Pop Pop and Jac.  I love this picture :)
 My dirty little girl :)  I am amazed sometimes that her and Jac are siblings. 
 The Color Me Rad run in STG.  We had a blast!
 Christmas time :)
 Jac and the car he prayed for :)
 Sledding is always a blast!
 At least it's not yellow :)
 Jac with Santa... Reese was to scared, maybe next year :)
Our kitty Leonidas (Leo). 

It will be 4 years in April since we bought our little home here in Enoch.  We have absolutely LOVED living here!  We have the best ward and have made some of the best friends someone could wish for.  BUT the job where Jeremy worked no longer would let him keep going to school.  We knew that getting his degree would be best for our family's future and so he started looking for other employment.  Just three weeks ago he received a phone call from a company in Provo Utah and they were very interested in meeting him.  So he set up an interview and went up.  He was told that over 100 people applied for the job, but they were very impressed with his portfolio (I have a very talented husband :) ) and even though he didn't have the degree, they wanted him. And they wanted him to finish his schooling and would help in anyway they could.  This is such a blessing and answer to our prayers.  Even though I am not thrilled to move out of Southern Utah and leave our little home that we (my Dad) have put so much work into, we know that is where we are supposed to go.  The kids and I won't be moving until we sell the house, but Jeremy gets to start his new job April 1st!  Things have happened so fast, but have felt so right.  I know there will be lots of tears (from me),  I am excited for this opportunity for Jeremy and our family.  I guess it's a good thing my Mom and I can talk for free on our cell phone :)

Our Family

Our Family