Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crazy life

Once again this is more for myself since I don't write in a journal like I should.

Its crazy how life works out. A year ago this weekend Brandon took me to Park City for the weekend because I needed to get away. I was at one of my lowest of lows in life. Seemed like nothing was working out and I just wanted to give up on everything. I was having a hard time with not being able to get pregnant and was tired of Brandon and I both having to deal with it. When Dr's tell you that YOU are the reason you can't give your husband kids and he is "normal", it hurts. We had committed that year we were going to do everything we were supposed to as far as going to church, the temple, tithing, ect and it was like the harder we tried the further away we got to having kids. I would tell Brandon all the time that maybe we should just call it quits on our marriage because it wasn't fair what he was having to go through because of me. Both of us shouldn't be having to go through this. He would tell me how crazy I was and he married me for me not just to have kids. I wonder all the time how I got so lucky to have found such an amazing man.
Fast forward to the same weekend a year later and who would have thought I would be having a baby any day now! It still doesn't seem real or possible that within a year I have gone from the lowest point to one of the highest points in life. This has been the most amazing past 9 months of our lives. We have been so blessed and know Heavenly Father has been right there making sure everything goes as he planned. I have not worried one bit that something would go wrong. Ive had the most calm feeling that everything would be ok and that the baby would be ok. Going through IVF you are always waiting for the bad news but I haven't had that once we got our positive blood test back. We are so excited to be taking tho next step in life and can't wait for Taytum to finally join our family.
Thanks to all of our family and friends who have been there for us over the last 5 years as we have been on this crazy roller coaster called life. We love you all and can't wait to show off our little girl!! Hopefully soon.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Taytum Update

On Friday September 23, I had a Drs appt to check and see how the baby and I are doing. My Dr was going to be out of town so I saw his PA. I have been having some pain up under my left rib area. It doesn't feel like its the baby kicking its like a burning/muscles being ripped apart. Not very fun. I mentioned this to the PA and she said "oh it probably just your baby". She did the normal measure my belly and said lets get some blood work and put you on a monitor just to make sure there isnt anything out of the normal going on. They hooked my up and waited 20 minutes and the PA came back and looked at the print out of results and said" oh my you are having contractions every 1-2 minutes get to the hospital now!" Brandon and I looked at her and were like what? I wasn't feeling anything other then the pain under my ribs. She said she was calling the hospital to let them know we were on our way but we needed to get there now. We looked at each other and were in a daze and headed to the hospital. I called my mom to see if they were going to meet us at an ultrasound appt we had and told her we werent going to make it there because of what was going on. The whole time Brandon and I were like should we be nervous, worried, or scared. We didn't know if we were going to go have baby or what. We got to the hospital and told them our dr sent us because I was having contractions every 1-2 minutes and the looked at me like are you really? They hooked me up to their monitors and sure enough I was still having contractions but I had no clue. After 3 rounds of shots they were able to get them to stop. It was such a weird experience. I wasn't nervous or freaking out. They put me on bedrest for the weekend and said if I had any more contractions to go back in. We laughed because I said I didn't know I was having them to begin with. I had to go back on monday because my pain under my ribs was back and pretty strong and had to have 2 more rounds of shots to stop contractions again. I saw the Dr Tuesday and he put me on a pill to try to get them to stop and keep Taytum cooking for 2 more weeks. He's hoping I make it 2 more weeks but said she might come anytime and will most likely not make it to Nov.6. Brandon and I were joking that after all this the little stinker is now going to hold on and I will go over my due date. I see the Dr Thursday to see whats going on. Its crazy to think she is actually going to come and we are going to have a baby.

Taytums BBQ

On September 10 we had a BBQ celebrating the soon arrival of our sweet Taytum. It was everything I wanted. Low key, good food, good company and a good time. A lot of our friends and family were able to make it and spoiled our little girl. I was mad I forgot to pull out my camera until towards the end but at least my brother zack was able to get some good pictures. Thanks to all who were able to make it out. It meant a lot to us. Now we wait for her to come.

AZ Football Game

Back in August Moapa Valley Football team was invited to play in a game against the AZ 3A state champs at the AZ Cardinals stadium. It was such a fun and once in a lifetime experience for the team. Stayed in a 5star hotel, while the guys were at practice or team meeting us wives were out shopping. I told Brandon I could get used to that life if he was to go on and coach at a higher level. We both know that I really couldn't because of the time we would spend apart but it was fun for a weekend. We went on a tour of the stadium, the boy got to go in the locker rooms that the NFL players use and play on the same field as guys they watch on tv. It was a really neat weekend ant to top it off we won! Moapa was the first Nevada team to win this game. Bishop Gorman has gone the past few years to play the 4A but has lost. They did win this year which was cool both Nevada teams won.