Thursday, February 07, 2013

boy and girl

  This pregnancy has been way different!   From 6-14 weeks I was really sick and lost like 10 lbs, for me this is very unusual.   At 11 weeks I had some bleeding and the Doctor found a small tear in one of the placentas.  So I was put on strict bed rest just a few days before Christmas.  Three weeks later the tear looked better and I was allowed to be up and about, carefully.  So Ben and I decided to go out on our first date in quite a while.  We went to see a movie, nothing crazy, and in the middle of the movie I felt a very bad feeling of blood gushing out of me.  We rushed to the emergency room.  I was in no pain but there was just so much blood that I really thought this was it.  I thought I was going to say goodbye to my baby's.  But the ultrasound showed 2 healthy baby's A boy and a girl!!!    And the problem that caused the bleeding was with the other placenta being to low, not covering the cervix but close enough to it to cause some pressure and make it bleed.  So I spent a week on hospital bed rest at 15 weeks.  I am still on bed rest but am so glad to be home.  I am 18 weeks now.  We are hoping that as the uterus grows the Placenta will grow up with it and be out the danger zone.  So far this has been the case and I am now on partial bed rest.   

  One of the things I love about El Salvador is that most everyone here has so much faith in God, no matter what religion. and everyone WANTS to talk about it!  I had a great talk with my Doctor about God's love and having faith in him when there is so much uncertainty.  I love that this came from my doctor.  And  when I thought I was losing these baby's that night I turned my thoughts to my Heaven and accepted it.  I was given an amazing priesthood blessing.  And  felt calm. We have a long way to go, I didn't know then and I don't know now what will happen, but I am happy, I am full of hope, and I know my Savior lives! I am thankful for this time in my life of baby's and blessings and amazing friends and family.   I had so many visitors while in the hospital, people from the ward and Focus that I would never expect!  It was amazing! I am so thankful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people!  It has been easy to keep a smile on my face because I have so much time right now to count my many, many, blessings! 

  My husband has been so amazing through all this!   Starting from when I was so sick, he started to make the kids lunches and take them to school so I could get my bearings. He sits on the bed and sings and plays guitar for me,  He calls throughout the day to check on me and just to talk to me which is so wonderful when the days are so long.  I know he is so very busy but he shows his love by taking that time to make sure I am comfortable.  He is the best choice I have ever made! My bed rest buddies! 

Watching movies and reading stories all day was fun... for a few days.  Thank goodness they have had lots of play dates too! 
Playing games with mommy in her hospital bed. 
15 week belly shot
Happy boys no matter what! I love them!
 Here is the 18 week belly shot, almost halfway and already running out of breathing room. 
So glad they are healthy and growing!! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2 kids for the price of one pregnancy!

   It's no secret the Marklands like a good deal but this is the best one yet in my opinion!!  We are expecting twins in July!

I went to the Doc and Ben stayed home with the boys, so when he asked me how it went, this was the look on his face.   (pretty sure he is running the numbers)

Photo: This was the look on Bens face when I told him about the twins. I love you Ben! you are an amazing Father!

   Joseph and Dallin are super excited! Joseph was asking for connect four for Christmas and then changed and decided he needs a six player connect four so that everyone in our family can play.  He is always tickling my belly hoping to hear the baby's laugh.   Sometimes when Dallin and I are snuggling he gets scared and scoots away because he doesn't want to squish the babies.