Today was my ultrasound and everything looked great.
The baby is a.......
Jaren is getting a new baby.......
Mommy is having a...........
We are very excited to know the gender and that we are having a girl. The Dr. was pleased that the baby was still on schedule after all the sickness I have had in the last 2 weeks. Here is an ultrasound pic taken today and so I put the original on and a zoomed in version of it.
Finally feeling a little more normal health wise. So I am very Thankful for that and also that my mom has arrived for a week. We were all very happy to see her last night, but Jaren was extremely happy to see her. He just kept smiling and reached for her. Next week is filled with Dr. visits for me. I go Monday to the specialist and Wednesday for my ultrasound and OB visit. Hoping little Bean cooperates and we can find out what we are having.
I told Dan the other day I didn't when I was ever going to get better. :) Being so sick during this pregnancy again and then Thanksgiving night got very sick and have been since. So going into day 6 of this. Sat. night my Stomach cramps had been bad enough that my OB Dr. wanted me to go to Labor and Delivery and make sure all was okay with the baby. Got there and then it took 25 min to find the heart beat because the baby was in a weird spot I guess. Once they did it was 160 which was good. They also monitored me to make sure the cramping wasn't labor. After all that checked out okay they sent me home and told me to go to the Dr. office Monday if still having problems, which I was. Once again they made sure all was okay with baby and the Dr. got the heart beat right away! They think because I am pregnant that it is taking a lot longer to get over whatever I have. If this is not clearing up by tomorrow then I have to have more testing done. Praying I am over this by then. So far to day has been a little better so that's good. Jaren is not liking the idea of Mommy being down physically and not able to do much but he and Dan are coping. In exciting news my Mom is coming Friday night to be here for a week. We are very happy to be able to see her, but it is too bad my dad couldn't come too.
The other day was very nice. So we went out for a while and these pics are some of the fun Jaren had.
In other news I went to the Dr. today and we got to hear the heartbeat. I am 16 1/2 weeks now so nearing the 1/2 way point. I am still pretty sick so they are keeping me on Zofran until that subsides which is hopefully soon. Dr. Says everything is going well other than my sickness. :)
Just thought I would post on here that we are having a baby due around April 24, 2012. We are very excited and my due date is 1 week after Jaren's 3rd Birthday. I have been very sick but hoping that start to subside soon. It makes things very different this time around with a little one running around. I am currently 9 1/2 weeks.
Here is a link to be able to follow what is happening with this little boy. I can't imagine what his Parents, John and Ada, are going through. I know what it was like having Jaren in the hospital for 5 days and getting answers, but this would be so hard. Please help in Praying for this little guy. He needs our prayers desperately as well as his parents and extended family. On the link I guess you will have to copy and paste because it is not letting me post as a link when I try to do it.
March 16th – 22nd Dan went to Haiti for his sister’s wedding and while there stayed at the Alleghany Thomonde Mission. Sharon, Dan’s Sister has been working in a Children’s home there in Haiti and Dan spent a couple days there. The children loved the attention he gave them and they kept calling him “papa, Papa” which is Creole for Daddy.
On Saturday March 19th was the wedding and Dan had the privilege of giving Sharon away as their Dad was unable to make it. It was a very interesting day as there were many different things about the wedding with it being a Haitian wedding. I am hoping to post a slide show of his trip shortly but having the time to do that is the problem.
On Sunday Morning Dan went with Hansel Young to a mountain church for their service. They wanted Dan to give his testimony in that service and he said the views were beautiful. They go to these churches by means of a 4- wheeler and on the way back he got to drive.
That evening he was asked to preach there at the Thomonde church and God helped him preach through Hansel interpreting. That was a neat experience for both of them because they are good friends.
Monday was supposed to be a relaxing day but when they got up there was a lot of yelling in the street. Come to find out the local election in the town of Thomonde had upset several people and they were many on both sides upset. Soon some started shooting and the Missionaries several times got on the floor of the house because they didn’t know where the shots were going to. Eventually the U.N. arrived on the scene and things were calmed down. Later they found bullet parts and a few dents in the home of the two Heidi’s that are living down there. It ended up being a very nerve racking day to say the least. Later in the afternoon Dan got bite by one of the Mission dogs so they had to clean that out really well. Needless to say they didn’t get much sleep Monday night for fear of another shoot out because that evening the culprits were released from jail. Fortunately no one was killed that they know of.
Tuesday morning Dan was able to make it to the Airport in Port and fly back home to the USA. So we have spent the last couple weeks getting back to normal around here and being nurse to Dan’s dog bite. We are very thankful to have him State side again.
Just want to let you all know that Jaren has been cleared at this point. His Blood Counts are back above Normal and we are Praising God for that. He is not out of the woods in the fact that the next time he gets sick we have to have blood work done to makes sure this is not a cycle illness. In that case he would be diagnosed with Cyclic Neutropenia. A Childhood illness that he will grow out of but would be in the hospital every time he got sick and numbers Dropped. If that is all we have to deal with then we would be great-full. Thanks All for your prayers!
Jaren spent the last 5 days between Beaver Medical center and PIT Children's hospital. I will post later about all of that. It was a rollercoaster ride I don't want to face again. His Blood counts went low and some scary names of illnesses went around but the counts are coming up now. So hoping things stay up. Continue to pray for him and us!
We are in Montana with some of my family right now. It is cold, snowy and icy, but we are enjoying our time. Last saturday we took the kids to McCormick Park, those from Missoula would know where I am talking about. Anyway it is not much of a hill but the kids really enjoyed it. This week it is too cold really to have the kids out much. around 0 at night and high of 10 today. Hopefully when we get home I will be able to get some pics on here of our trip.