Thursday, June 30, 2011

Random thoughts!

  This week has gone by pretty fast to me!  Saturday will mark nine weeks and I am so glad to be close to the end of the first trimester.  Although, I am not sure if the morning/ day/ night sickness will ever leave.  Please don't take this as complaining because I am so very thankful for this pregnancy but this nausea and vomiting is doing a job on me.  It's always way worse at night for some reason.  Right when my head hits the pillow my body besides it's time to throw up again.  It's kind of bizarre.  I don't know if it's because I am laying flat and maybe that could be the problem or what.  One good thing about being sick, if there is a good thing is that I know my baby is growing strong.  My doctor told me last time that the more I throw up the better.  While I thought she was nuts I was throwing up 15-20 times a day so in my mind my babies should have been extra healthy/strong.  This pregnancy brings a lot more constant nausea than vomiting so I don't know if that's the difference in twins or if this one is possibly a girl.  My thoughts are on girl...I think.  Although I feel like my odds are better to have a boy, since I've already had two.  As long as this boy/girl is healthy I don't care what it is.  We have decided on names already and I can't wait to see what our sweet baby will be, to put a name with the face.  I can't begin to imagine what he/she will look like because Easton and Parker were polar opposites.  Parker looked so much like Trent and Easton had my features.  Their noses, mouths, cheeks, eye brows, toes etc. were so different from each other.  So, my thought is will this baby look like Easton or Parker or maybe nothing like either of them.  I know, I know I have so many thoughts about random things.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dr.'s Appt.

   So sorry for taking so long to update!  My doctors appt went GREAT.  We had a scare a few days before due to some spotting so we were on pins an needles waiting for the ultrasound.  We found out that we are only having one McCoy baby and that is OK with us.  Twins would be nice but a lot more scary for us.  The heart beat was 141 and Dr. G says this is a great sign.  Thanks for all of the prayers!  Please keep them coming.  We go back on July 20th and can't wait to see and hear our sweet baby's hear again.  Most of my friends and family, including Trent kind of think this one may be a little girl!  What do you think?  We are going on nine weeks now and I am so ready to get out of the first trimester!  I'll try to do better to keep you updated!  God continues to bless us and we are so greatful!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

7 Weeks!

     I am officially seven weeks along... I go back to the doctor on Wednesday and can't wait.  I am pretty sure things are moving right along, due to the fact that I throw up all night long and every morning.  It's kind of bizarre how sick I am at night.  With the twins I was sick 24/7 so throwing up 20+ times a day was nothing, but this time the nights are worse for me. I am not complaining because I know our little one is doing GREAT and all of this sickness will be worth it in the end.  I would say it was worth it now if you asked.  After losing Easton and Parker I decided that the next pregnancy (no matter how bad) I would enjoy and Praise God every day for another day with my love growing in my belly.  I have had breakfast three times this morning, or I guess you would call it supper-breakfast.  I had a baked potato and ice cream at 11:30 last night, peppermints at 4:45 this morning, followed by yogurt at 5:45 and toast at 8:00 this morning.  Yes, that's how often I have to eat to keep from hanging over the toilet all night! It makes me laugh when I think about it because I will be HUGE at the end of this pregnancy.  Oh well, I'll do what I have to do.
     On to a better note, I am heading to Monroe with my mom and BF Lindsay to have pedicures and lunch today.  I am so excited.  It doesn't take much to excite me!  I don't see Lindsay but once every 3-6 months so I am always glad for time with her and always up for a pedicure.  I better get going!  Have a good weekend and week!  I'll let you know how my appt. goes next week!  Thanks for the prayers...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hi Friends!

   We go back to the doctor next Wednesday, the 22nd.  We are excited and can't wait to find out if we are for sure having one or two.  Please keep us in your prayers as we move along in this pregnancy.  We think this pregnancy will result in a happy, healthy baby or babies and can't wait to meet our little one(s).  I don't really have any interesting news for you today but hopefully we will soon.  Thanks again for the prayers!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Twins Again? Maybe...

   After going to have blood work yesterday, my doctor told me that she would do an ultrasound today if my HCG was at least 3500.  She doubted it would be, since it was only 400 on Monday.  If my levels doubled since Monday, it would still only be around 800 or possibly around a 1,000.  Low and behold, it had definitely doubled...Even quadrupled.  Today I got the results back and it was 12,075.  The nurse called and wanted me in immediately for an ultrasound, because obviously, twins were expected.  We only saw one sac today but this is exactly what happened with Easton and Parker.  There was only one baby we were told and then VOILA, at six weeks, there were two.  We don't really know what to think and are stunned to say the least but we will see. We pray that if there are two, that they are healthy and if there is only one that it is just as healthy.  Please continue to pray for us, as we are terrified and excited at the same time.  I'll keep you guys updated.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26

Monday, June 6, 2011

Were moving right along!

  I had my second doctors appt. today...Well actually the rest of my first appt.  Now that I am "REALLY" pregnant I got to have the rest of my blood work and a few more tests ran.  My blood from last week looked good and we are giving God all the glory that this pregnancy has already started off WAY smoother than my pregnancy with the twins.  The nurses (all three that I have talked to) say they believe it's only one baby this time. That would be great but two would be wonderful also.  I go back on June 22nd for an ultrasound to see for sure.  As for now please keep us in your prayers.  Everything is going smoothly and we pray that it will continue to be an uneventful pregnancy.  My prayers are to make it full term with this sweet one, so we will see.  When I hit 40 weeks I may be wishing other wise!   My goal is to not complain this pregnancy!  I  am thankful for everyday I get to spend with my little one in my tummy~ Thanks again for the prayers.  Please keep them coming!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Our Family is Growing.....Once again!

And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10

 Hi friends...How is everyone doing?  Trent and I have had alot going on lately and have had a few changes in our little family.  God blesses us always and we are forever in debt to Him.  On May 28th, our lives were once again changed for the better.  Just six months after losing our precious, Easton and Parker, we found out that we were once again on the journey to becoming parents.  Trent and I are now expecting baby number three!  We can't express enough how greatful we are for all of the prayers and thoughts over the past few months.  We know without God, we would not have this bundle, or bundles on the way.  Let me tell you how things began to change over the past few weeks...
   While we were at church a few weeks ago, my sister in laws mother, (who I am pretty close to) told me that she had a strange feeling that I was pregnant.  I thought, hmm, that would be GREAT but I am doubtful.  I should have known not to doubt God.  So, the days passed by and I realized, that there was a chance that I was expecting but still didn't believe it.  As many of you know, I had terrible trouble with the twins from the beginning and so the thought of a normal pregnancy blew me away.  I never thought I would be the person who would have a pregnancy, free of bleeding from the beginning, was that even possible?  So as the days past, my mom tried to persuade me to take a pregnancy test.  I blew her off  and kept going along with my business until last Saturday, May 28th.  While my mom and I were in Monroe, celebrating my birthday, I decided to take a test...We went to Target, bought a test and I went in the bathroom to take it.  I know, I know this is not the way most people do it but I was merely trying to prove my mom wrong.  I went in the stall and she stood patiently outside, and immediately, I began to see those two pink lines.  I shouted "Mom, I think it say's yes".  A lady who was waiting on her little girl to use the restroom, asked, is she pregnant?  I brought my test out and she said, "let me see it, yes, you are for sure pregnant".  It was quite the spectacle.  I wanted to surprise Trent this time, since with the twins, the doctor called and told me I was pregnant and I ran straight to Trent's office and told him.  I promised myself that this time I would give him a better surprise.  Mom and I went to Dillard's and got the sweetest little croched baby booties and then went back to Winnsboro.  This kind of cut into our day, since we were supposed to be getting pedicures but oh well this was way more important.  I rushed back to the camp where he and his family were working and thought I would surprise him big time.  Well, things never go as I plan.  I jumped out of the car and at the same time , he and his family were loading up in their cars to leave.  So, the plan had to change.  I grabbed the pregnancy test, jumped out of the car and ran up to him.  He knew something was going on because I pulled him away from everyone.  I popped out the test and he just stood speechless.  He knew there was a chance that I was pregnant but he was still surprised. I was proud of my self.  So, now to let you in on the horrific first doctor's appt. I had to wait until Tuesday to call Dr. G because of Memorial Day, so that's exactly what I did.  I called first thing Tuesday morning and they told me to come in Wednesday and have blood work etc.  So after getting to my appt. at 3:00 on Wednesday and waiting an hour and half, they called me back to do a urine sample.  I did this, just like all the times before with the twins, but this time was different.  They then put me in a little room to wait on the nurse, and it wasn't two minutes and she was knocking on the door, and bearing some gut wrenching news.  "You are not pregnant" she said.  Your urine sample came back negative.  As you can imagine, I began to ball.  I was sick.  So, needless to say my appt. ended right there and I was told to go to the lab and have blood work, just in case.  I drove frantically to the lab about to vomit the entire time. I was told that I would have results that same day but that wasn't the case.  I had to wait until Thursday to find out what was going on.  At 8:45 on Thursday morning, my phone rang and I was greeted by the same nurse, only this time telling me, "You are pregnant".  My emotions were running wild.  So I now go back this coming week for my "real" appt. The nurse told me that this had happened to three different people that same day and that she had to call us all and tell us that we were indeed pregnant.  They are now changing the type of pregnancy tests that they use.  Good thing, glad I could be their guiney pig...So after all of the frustration and anxiety my blood work came back perfect and we are now ready for our ultrasound which will probably be in a week or so.  I told the nurse that I wanted one asap to see if I was having twins again but she said my bloodwork was indicative of one baby (that's what they told me last time also) so we will see soon enough.  Please keep us in your prayers as we begin this roller coaster ride once again with Easton and Parker always on our minds.  We were going to wait to tell in case we encountered problems but we decided that part of having faith was believing that this pregnancy would be problem free.  We know it will be perfect.  God wants us to be happy an have the desires of of heart and that's just what he's given us.  I can't imagine going down this journey with anyone other than Trent.  He is the love of my life and the best father I could ever imagine.  Together, and with God by our sides, we know our precious baby will be HEALTHY, HAPPY, and love Christ just as we do...I'll keep you all updated on our progress. Thanks for reading.  I am still praying for all of you out there who long to be mother's.  You are never far from my mind...