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This blog was inspired by 31 for 21 & is about my wonderful family.

"As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible & trust God with the impossible." ~Ruth Bell Graham

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Baby news

     I went to my OB yesterday for a check up & ultrasound.  We were able to see Mackenna's beautiful little face & get some growth measurements.  He was able to show us & tell us that she is in fact a GIRL!  She weighs 2 lbs 13 oz & is in the 43 percentile for her gestational age.  He said that she has long eyelashes & a head full of hair already.  Everything looked great.  She's not too small, not too big...just right!  However, I did fail my 1 hour glucose test by 7 points, so I will have to go this weekend to have the 3 hour test done.  UGH...not looking forward to that!  I'll have to be stuck 4 different times, & it's hard enough getting blood one time...it took 7 tries to get this first test done.  :(  But he said that he thinks that my age & my chronic pancreatitis caused the spike in glucose levels.  He said that if I had gestational diabetes, that she'd be much bigger & that the glucose levels would've been much higher...but I have to have the test done to make sure.  If I do have gestational diabetes, then I'll have to go to the doctor twice a week, check my sugar levels 4 times a day, & go on medication.  Either way, we'll be just fine.  I'm just praying that they are able to complete the testing this time.  I'm going to the lab at the hospital for this test, so hopefully they know what they're doing & it's an easy thing for us all.
     I know that I'm pregnant, I see & feel the changes, & I feel her moving around...but I still can't believe that in a few short weeks, I'll be the mother of 3 PERFECT children.  See, not too long ago, Mack & I were going to doctor after doctor & to a fertility clinic...each of which had not so promising results.  I had numerous tests ran & it was determined that I couldn't conceive a baby without invitro & then I had to take a shot of blood thinner medication each day from the day of conception until I delivered.  I was told that I have anticardiolipin antibodies & that my tubes were completely blocked.  But God had another plan for me.  Since then, I've had Troy & now I'm having my little girl.  It just goes to show that God will work miracles, that's His business.  Just when I thought that Chancey would be our one & only child, I was proved wrong.  God has blessed us beyond measure & I thank Him each & everyday for his blessings.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

     I've got about 10 weeks before my sweet little Mackenna makes her appearance (that is, if she'll hold out that long).  We've got a ton of things to get done in this short little amount of time.  Looks like I'll be shopping till I drop this weekend & next weekend, too.  We don't have any of the basic things we need, yet.  I've bought her some clothes & several packs of diapers, but I haven't bought her diaper bag, bottles, bassinett...stuff like that.  I've asked my daddy if they would let me borrow the dress that I came home from the hospital in, he hasn't got back to me yet.  But if they decide that I can't borrow it, I bought her a cute little outfit & I still have the blanket that I came home with....Chancey & Troy also used that same blanket to come home with.  I'm hoping that we can get everything done & organized before I can't move any longer...this pain is horrid.  But I am so excited to finally meet her!
     My Troy has started saying more words & putting more words together to form phrases!  If you say the ABC's, he'll repeat the letters after you.  He also wants us to draw on paper A LOT...he'll even request what he wants us to draw.  When I write TROY on the paper, he will say "T R O Y" as I write the letters.  I know he has just memorized it, but hey, memorization is a form of learning!  He knows some of the basic shapes & sometimes he'll try to count with me.  So proud of him! 
     Chancey struggles so much in Math (HMM...wonder where he gets that from...lol) & I received an encouraging email from his teacher today.  He told me that Chancey received the 2nd highest grade in his class on a test the other day!  I checked his grades this morning & he has 4 A's & 2 B's this 9 weeks.  Hopefully he can bring those 2 B's (which are in his hardest subjects, Math & Science) up to A's before this 9 weeks is up.  But even if he can't, those are some pretty awesome grades.  Did I mention that he has a 100% average in World History!  So proud of him!
     Mack is doing great since his surgery.  No pain & he's back to normal.  So proud of him, too...he got a raise at work!  Praise the Lord, we'll sure need the money!