Friday, August 28, 2009

A Reluctant but Happy Post!

There have been several posts that I have thought about posting lately, you know just the normal things that we have been up to. We traveled to the State Fair last week for the first time, and last weekend my best friend got married and I was honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. But I thought I might as well post about what is actually on my mind. We have had some major scares this week. I went and saw the doctor Mon. because somethings were a little off. I was sent up for some blood work and an ultrasound. The ultrasound turned out looking great, the baby looked fine and the heart was beating all that good stuff. The blood work was another story. It turns out my progesterone is very low. When I went back to visit the doc on Wens. I was put on progesterone and they took my blood again, which is when they found out that my HCG levels had decreased, which is not a good thing. I was told to repeat the blood today (Friday). I had my blood drawn first thing this morning and the results were not exactly what I wanted to hear, the HCG had decreased again, but not to the extent it had the first time. I talked with the doc and had an ultrasound done right away this morning. To mine and the xray techs (who is also a co-worker) relief everything looked fine. The baby had grown since Monday and you could now see some little arm and leg "buds". So to finish my long drawn out story the doc says that my HCG levels are just leveling out and to continue doing what I am doing! I was reluctant to share this on my blog, but quite a few family members read it, and to be honest to have a few more prayers would not hurt. I need to make it to 15 weeks ( I am 9 weeks and 5 days today), at that point the baby will produce the progesterone it self. So please say a prayer for me and the baby and here are a couple of pictures that were taken this morning.

I know that it doesn't look like much, but after this week a heartbeat on that screen never looked so good! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A lifetime Ago

So it feels like a lifetime since I have actually sat down and wrote a blog post, but here is a little of what we have been up to. I have more pictures to post soon, and we will be busy in the next week so more and more pictures! These first pictures are from our families first tractor ride. We woke up early one morning during the fair and along with 33 other tractors toured the county a little bit. It was a cold but fun ride. This first picture is of Nathan and Colton driving the tractor.

Colton laughing, I honestly don't remember what was so funny but it must have been!
This was what we rode on, I actually didn't ever get a picture of the whole tractor..I know how silly of me! But you can see that for most of the trip Colton and I rode on the back seat and Nathan drove. This actually wasn't one of our own (many) tractors but it belonged to Nathan's boss. (He works nights fixing tractors)

These last pictures are from the day we finished siding our house (well the East side). My twin nephews came to visit and I was able to grab a picture of the three cousins (something that never seems possible). Well known of them are smiling but you take what you can get!

This shot was taken by Nathan! He told Colton to smile and this was the face he got! Classic!

Anyways on to the baby news as you can see we are due April 3rd, although that might change when I have my first OB appt. on the 31st. The question of the day seems to be "How are you feeling". Well people just shouldn't ask, because they never like my response of "horrible", but people I am not a good liar! Anyways this too shall pass and one day I will wake up and no longer feel ill every waking hour and can just enjoy be pregnant. Anyways more to come with pictures from our adventure to Albert City Threshermen's Festival!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Something New

I just added something new to my blog. If you look around a little bit over to the right you will see it, and then you'll know my exciting news! More details to come!