So first thing on our list was that we needed to start shopping for a new vehicle. We hadn't planned on getting one so early but on Mother's Day weekend we traded in my SUV and got a Toyota Sienna minivan. We have officially crossed over to the dark side of being in the minivan club. Brian didn't think we would be a minivan family but he loves it. When we were shopping around one of the salesmen asked me if I was a cool mom. I said, I hope so. He said alot of mom's don't like the image of being a minivan mom. I told him I didn't care, we just needed more room and I need space for 5 people in the van. I was sad to trade in my SUV but was excited to have more room.
We had to upgrade to make room for another carseat coming in December 2016.
It was a little hard to fathom that we were pregnant again. I had my initial appointment and everything looked good- there was in fact a baby in there. We went to the doctor on June 1 and they were concerned with what they saw on the ultrasound. The nucal fold (in the back of the neck) was a little thicker than they wanted to see. It was a little early to measure and to really tell anything so they wanted me to come back in a few weeks for them to look at it again. But they did say it could be a sign that the thickness could be a sign of a chromosome defect, heart defect, or nothing. It was the longest few weeks ever. I was worried and my thoughts were going everywhere. It didn't help that I was home by myself for a days while Brian was at work. The kids were at my inlaws because I was having horrible migraines. I had had migraines when I was pregnant with Jaxon and ended up having to go to the hospital to get some special meds. But with Kaelyn I had some and they weren't as bad. I had more nausea with Jaxon than with Kaelyn too. I had told the doctor about my migraines and she prescribed vicodin to save me a trip to the hospital if my migraines got worse.
I had lots of friends praying. I had to pray and trust that whatever the outcome was God was going to be with me and things would be ok no matter what. I found a bookmark that my BSF leader had given me that was truth that I needed to cling to. "Do not fear for I AM with you. Do not be dismayed for I AM your God. I will strengthen you and hep you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
On June 13 I went back to the doctor and they did another ultrasound. I was thankful Brian could be with me. That afternoon he had an interview for a new teaching job so I was just praying we would have an encouraging appointment.
The nucal fold checked out fine. It measured at 2.3 and they don't want it over 3.5 I was so relieved. I finally feel like I can be excited about being pregnant and I can relax.
On June 22 and for the next several days my migraines got worse. The vicodin didn't help and I couldn't get rid of them. I was in the bed for a few days. I'm so thankful my inlaws were there to help because Brian had to work for a few days.
On Monday June 27 Brian ended up taking Kaelyn to the doctor and she ended up testing positive for strep then he had to come home and pick me and Jaxon up and drop me off at the hospital. I still could not get rid of my migraine. I was nauseous and probably dehydrated. It was hard for me to eat and have an appetite which probably didn't help things. I got sick on the way to the hospital, which makes 2x now that I've gotten sick with this pregnancy. The special drugs they gave me at the hospital and the IV fluids did the trick. I felt so much better. I knew that if I could just make it through the first trimester things would only get better. At least thats how it happened with Kaelyn and Jaxon. Praying that feel better soon. I forget that nausea comes with being pregnant, otherwise my pregnancies have been ok.
We aren't finding out the sex of the baby until he/she decides to make their grand entrance into this world. We are excited about our Christmas/New Years blessing. Due date is December 29 and I know that Jaxon and Kaelyn will be great with their little brother or little sister. Jaxon is already so caring and loves his sister and Kaelyn loves babies.