Thursday, July 24, 2008

How we told my parents!

Okay so pat got home from work and had this great idea on how to tell my parents how many we were having, so we went to fred meyer and got these 4 little booties 2 pink ones and 2 blue ones and 4 little bags to put them in 2 blue and 2 pink bags:

Then we had a card for them that had 3 little kittens on the front, so first when my parents saw the bags and booties they were shocked they thought we were having 4 my dad just kept holding up 4 fingers and mouthing the word 4 with this very shocked look on his face and my mom kept saying no Doug this has to mean 2, 2 for you and 2 for me but just 2 total and then she thought okay are you really having 4 so then they opened up the card and saw the 3 little kittys and my mom was like oh my gosh Doug they are having 3 yeah they are having 3 and then they opened up the card and read this:
No matter how much you mix or match them, No matter how hard they looked, No matter how hard we looked we could only see 2. So from having no grandkids a few years ago you are now going to have a house full.
Love Pat and Mick.

So needless to say we really had them going, pat came up with the best idea ever and then Ann and Kathy and Donna and Ann's kids and my grandpa came over and the first words out of everyones mouth was OMG you are having 4 it was hilarious.
Anyways sorry we forgot to take a pic of the card but there you have it, that is how we told my parents and everyone else who showed up at there house.
So then my mom had to have her friend Kathy come up and paint her front window, which we didn't take a pic of either we really suck at this, anyways and it said.
CONGRATS: 1+1+?=
Don't ask me why they put that, but they want to confuse ppl and when we really know for sure next thursday they will change it.
K thats all for now, sorry but I had to share my funny story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Time to play a Guessing Game

Hehehehe, hey everyone pat and I just got back from the Dr. and we know something that you don't so now its time to play the guessing game, guess how many we could be having, I will check back later to let you all know who is right and who is not. Hehehehe thanks for playing.

Okay I guess I will tell you now, thanks for those of you who played along with me, anyways most of you guessed it right we are having twins for now, let me explain what I mean about that, so when we were at the ultrasound today they were able to find Twin A(that is what they are calling them) really easy and twin A had a really strong heart beat, well then they came across Twin B and it was really hard for them to find him or her, so they made me get up and walk across the hall to the bathroom and drain my bladder again and then they tried again and this time they were able to find Twin B easier and we finally saw a heart beat but it was very faint, well along with all of that I have alot of follicules that are still very enlarged from all the fertility meds that I was on so they said that we were about 5 days early and that they want to see me back next thursday morning so they can see things alittle bit clearer and that it is still a possiblity that in all of those follicules that are so big right now could be another sac with a baby, but thats not likely, but they can't weigh that out yet, because its so early and they are wanting twin B to have a stronger heart beat so as of now yes we are having twins and I am so excited, and I really believe that is all we will be having I really do not think there is a 3rd one in there but you never know, so I will let you all know next thursday.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bend Oregon

So we just got back from Bend Oregon on wed night we had a good time, we had to go there for Pat's work he has this Surplus Lines convention every year so we get to go to different places every year its kind of fun. Anyways we had to fly of course and for those of you that know me I get very sick on a plane motion sickness big time, well I called the Dr. to make sure it was okay for me to fly and to see if it would be okay if I still either took my 3 dramamine(however you spell) or if I could wear my patch well of course they said I could not do either so I just had to suck it up and be sick, well let me just say I will not be flying again until I can either take something or until after the babies hehehe are born cuz I am so not going through that sick feeling again it was the worst thing ever and then I am sick for the rest of the day yeah so not fun. Anyways we got there on sunday afternoon and we stayed at a place called Sunriver Resort it was a really nice place we stayed in a little condo type place it was nice, well I of course couldn't do much so that was kind of a bummer, cuz you could rent bikes and go on all these cool bike trails and they had a river raft right there at the resort that you could just rent the tubes and run the river and then they picked you up at the bottom and they had a fun ATV ride(not that I would have gone on that anyway)but there was lots to do and I couldn't do any of it, so I just layed out by the pool everyday and read my book while pat and mav went on a bike ride. Anyways it was a nice relaxing little trip, until the plane ride again back home that was awful.
Oh yeah and our rental car was a convertibile and Mav thought that was the coolest thing ever so she had to have the top down every where she went.
Right before we were getting ready to check out we saw some deer sitting right outside our back door they were so cute it was a mom and her little babies.
K well here are a few pics that we took, we were kind of bad and didn't really take any pics so here is what we have:

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Okay so pat and found out on tuesday that we are going to have a baby, I am so excited I can't believe it I have waited so long for this that I can't believe it has finally happened to me.
so we went up to the dr. on tuesday morning and I had my blood drawn and they said we will call you around noon to let you know the news so I was like wow thats going to be the longest 3 hours of my life waiting to hear the news, so pat and I left and went to breakfast and after that I was taking him back to work and as we pulled into the parking lot my phone rang and I said oh my gosh its them already this has to be good news with them calling this quick, I had my blood done at 9:00 and they called us at 10:00 so only an hour and so I answered and the nurse said I just wanted to give you the good news you are PREGNANT, and I just started bawling I was so excited I couldn't believe it. Then she proceded to tell me something about my levels and I was so overwhelmed that I wasn't paying much attention so all I heard was that they wanted my levels to at least be at 100 and she said and yours are at 1000 they are very strong and looking really good, and just so you know there is a high chance of you having more then one, and I said right now I am okay with having however many cuz I am just so glad to be pregnant, I have been waiting to hear those words now for 2 years and 8 months and it has finally happend.
So pat and I just sat in the car and bawled for a bit and did the happy dance and then I called my mom and told her and she cried too. Then my mom got off the phone with me and couldn't help herself she had to call and tell everyone cause she was so excited and I didn't care cause I wanted to scream it from the roof tops so it was okay that she told everyone.
Then I talk to april and she told me what they were talking about with the level thing and then she did some research and found this study that they did and this is what she read.
If the level was between 300 and 600, the ongoing pregnancy rate was 40% (10/25). If the hCG level was greater than 600, the multiple pregnancy rate was 100% (7/7). CONCLUSIONS: These data support the hypothesis that hCG levels greater than 200 mIU/ml on 14 days post-ET are more likely to have ongoing pregnancies; hCG levels greater than 600 have a high likelihood of a multiple gestation pregnancy
Okay so what that is saying is I could definitley be having more then 1, with my levels being at 1000. I just said to pat uh oh.
Actually I hope I am at least having twins I think it would be alot of fun okay and alot of work but I don't even care. We will find out in a few weeks how many we are having so I will keep you all posted.
Well then I had to come home and of course pee on a stick just so I could see that positive sign, because you don't even know how many negatives I have had, so I just had to see it once and I saw it and it was so great I started crying all over again.
Anyways I just wanted to say thanks to all of you that kept me in your thoughts and prayers and for putting up with all my blogging about what I went through and you know what in the end it has all been worth it. I still have to continue the progestrone shots everyday until the 15th of August and let me tell you they are so not fun, but I am okay with that.

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July weekend

Okay so we decided to go up to Tabiona for the 4th of July with my fam and some friends, for those of you who do not know what Tabiona is, it is where my grandpa's cabin is, its really nice and relaxing up there. Anyways my grandpa and his girlfriend were up there so that was fun we got to spend some time with him and then my mom and dad and shane and april and jaxon and tre and his friend were there also and then mindy and josh went up there with us and then Cheryl and Taylor came up saturday afternoon so that was fun. So we got up there friday afternoon and got settled in and then just sat around and played some games it was fun, me, mindy and april were playing a game called nurtz its a card game really fast card game and april got really aggressive and almost tore mindy's hand off it was pretty funny, anyways you see I usually lose at this game because it is way to fast, but for some reason I was on a roll this time and kicked there butts it was pretty funny. Then we had a really good dinner and cleaned up and played some crib and then went to bed we were all pretty tired that first night so we were all in bed by 10:30 I know lame huh. So we got up saturday morning and saw part of the parade go by, had some breakfast and got ready and then we headed up to my cousin reed's cabin that he is in the process of building wow this cabin is huge 4000 sq ft. anyways its going to be really nice when it is all finished then we headed back and played some more card games and cheryl and taylor showed up and we all played some more games and then had dinner and then we headed over to the fireworks, we were all excited to see the fireworks and for a small town they usually put on a really good show well not this year, I don't know what happened but it was terrible, then we headed back to the cabin and hung out for awhile and then went to bed, like i said it was a pretty nice relaxing weekend. then we got up the next morning packed up and headed home. I will post some pics later when I get them download.