Monday, May 31, 2010


Does anyone know why my "followers" don't show up? I've tried deleting the box and re-posting it, but nothing seems to work. I have no idea who is following my blog! Anyone know how to get it to work again?

Other than that, things here are good. No morning sickness just yet, but I didn't get that until week 6 with Hailey. Yesterday marked week 5!! This is the week that the heart will be dividing into chambers, so we are praying for 4 fully developed chambers this time! As I posted before, yes we told everyone about this pregnancy very early so that we can get as many prayers as possible. I know most people don't post this early because of the risk of miscarriage, but we want everyone along with us during this new journey. We are still very excited and will keep everyone posted as things progress. I have a feeling that morning sickness will be kicking in soon, as I am getting more and more pregnancy symptoms.

Our first perinatology appt is on June 11th and we will be getting our first ultrasound at that time. We are going to the perinatologist (high risk Dr.) because all subsequent pregnancy's from here on out will be considered high risk for the possibility of a CHD. Even though our chances are not very high. We will be posting our first ultrasound picture either that Friday or the following Saturday. We can't wait to see this new little baby!

I would like to do weekly posts by stealing the idea of another blog mom I follow. I thought it was such a cute idea! I hope you don't mind, mom2lo! 

Week and day: 5 weeks and 1 day

Belly Button in or out: Still in. :)

Wedding rings on or off: Still on of course!

Food cravings:  None

Food aversions: None

Nausea: None! I'm sure it's coming though!

Energy level: Starting to get tired during the day

Weight gain: None

Mood: Excited! Nervous as well!

Maternity clothes: I'm sure I have a month or so before those are needed!

Size of baby: About 0.05 in (1.25mm) long!

Baby's changes: The plate that will later become his/her heart has developed. The central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and muscle and bone formation are beginning to take shape. The heart will begin to beat at the end of the week.

Next appointment: June 11th at 10:30am

What I've been up toJust working and praying for a healthy baby!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


It's technically really too early to start announcing because we are only about 4 weeks along, but we want as many prayers as possible for this new little baby on the way. I am making this post because I know a lot of people are going to have questions and it is unfortunate that I have to make such a post, but we really don't need any "debbie downers" right now!!

We are so very excited to announce that Hailey will be a big sister, but scared at the same time. For those wondering, we only have a 3% chance of having another CHD baby. Compared to the rest of the world having a 1% chance. So don't look down on us for trying again. I have heard from many friends that tried again after having a CHD baby that they got a lot of negative feedback. We have every right to try and have a family. This is all I have wanted since I was very young. So please be supportive of us throughout this pregnancy. Like I said, we have a 3% chance of it happening again and a 97% chance of having a healthy baby!

We have been trying since January and even had to take Provera to get my cycle regulated again after being MIA after Hailey's passing. It finally came back in April and we started charting using "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" and the first month of charting we were successful!! Conceived on Mother's Day 2010!!! Due date is January 30th 2011. We know Hailey is looking over this new little one, and we know she had a hand in this as she gave us this new little baby on one of the best days possible.

I want you all to know that this is going to be a very hard time for us but also a very exciting one! We would like everyone to help us stay positive and support us through this no matter what happens.

We will update as we find out more!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Not sure who wrote this, but I love it.

 I Have A Different Life. The Life Of A Grieving Mother.
She Is Breathing, But She Is Dying. She May
Be Young But Inside She Has Become Ancient. She Smiles, But Her
Heart Sobs. She Walks, She Talks, She Cooks, She Cleans, She Works,
She IS, But She Is Not All At The Same Time. She's Here But Part Of
Her Is Else Where For Eternity.