Saturday, November 28, 2009

Back in Again:(

Howdy all. Reese here, stepping in to post on behalf of Kat.

Well, her cheery post about being home on bed rest turned out to be short lived. Apparently all our concerns about her keeping her keester in a bed full-time were warranted. I don't know if it was pity on me and my woeful performance as Mr. Mom, or the simple fact that anything short of chains, rope, and heavy sedatives will fail at keeping her down, but either way the whole "bed rest at home" thing didn't work. I must give her credit for a valiant effort, but it just wasn't to be. On Tuesday we came in for another appointment and she was dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced. I'm not sure what all that meansspecifically, but I do know it means she is moving along more quickly than she should be for this stage in the pregnancy. She is still 8 weeks from really being due. Nobody ever expected full-term, but they also are not prepared to let her deliver these babies any earlier than is absolutely necessary. They are hoping she can keep them in the oven till mid-December, so in their wisdom they have put her back into the hospital till the babies decide to come. Strangely, they openly admit that there is nothing they are necessarily going to do in the hospital that couldn't be done at home, other than they can force her to stay off her feet and they just don't trust her to do that at the house. Expensive hotel stay, but the truth is that they are right - this is really the only way she'll stay down.

We love you all - we'll keep you posted. Providence continues to smile down and watch over us, for which we are eternally grateful. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bed Rest Projects

I'm home now! And much more comfortable. I was only in the hospital for four days. They got my contractions under control and gave me steroid shots to speed up the babies' lung development. And yes, we are having twins. A boy and a girl!
I can't even express how grateful I am for all the people that are making this bed rest thing possible. We've had people from church, teachers from school, and Reese's co-workers bringing in meals, cleaning, and taking the kids. My moms have been a HUGE help. As I mentioned before my mom was here when I went into the hospital. Yay! Reese's mom came last week while he was out of town. She was fabulous!
Best of all I have an amazing husband who has been very supportive and patient. He has been VeRy busy at work and then comes home to do all my jobs. He's great with the kids. He got home from traveling in the middle of the night on Friday and spent and good while giving me a much needed back rub. Thanks Honey! I love you SO much.
My friend Becca came over one morning to keep me company. She taught me how to make these cute flower hair pins.
I love to knit! I made these hats for the babies.

I had taken much too long a hiatus from my project this year. I wanted to get all the kids stocking done in time for Christmas. My current situation has made this possible. Sorry for showing these off, but I'm ToTaLlY proud of my work.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I didn't think my belly looked SO huge in my last post but, some have inquired, so obviously, I was wrong. Actually, I was going to post this anyway.
This comes as a shock to some, but I actually have to go on fertility to get pregnant. Just clomid, and it always does the trick fairly quickly. Right before Tagg turned one I felt very strongly that there was at least one more spirit waiting to come to our family. So, I started treatments again but to no avail. I got pregnant and miscarried, then went through further testing only to find nothing wrong. My doctor put me on a new drug that I was totally non responsive to. I was SO SO discouraged. I felt like I was doing everything in my power to have another baby but nothing was happening. My AMAZING husband daringly suggested that I was focusing too much on myself. He was right. I was feeling sorry for myself and forgetting about all that I have been blessed with........which is a TON. I decided to devote my energies to my relationship with the Lord. The more I read my scriptures, attended the temple, sincerely prayed, and served others, the less I cared about being pregnant. I was comforted and knew everything would happen as it was supposed to. A few months later my doctor let me have one more shot on the clomid. It worked! And, here I am almost 30 weeks along. There is no doubt in my mind that this pregnancy has been nothing but miraculous.

This is the only good prego picture I have. This was two months ago. I get HUGE.
And this is me, today, in the hospital. I'll be here for at least a few days. When and if I go home I'll be on total bedrest. Thankfully my mom is in town and is holding down the fort while I'm in here.

Tay's Baptism!

Tay was baptized on Sunday! It seemed as though she felt it were the best day of her life. She radiated. She was blessed to have both sets of grandparents there........... and a surprise visit from Uncle Ryan and MIA!!!!
We invited all of Tay's school teachers, and they ALL came! WOW! Thank you SO much everyone, for being there with her on her special day.
I am so proud of your decision to be baptized Tay!

Mrs. Spinosa (her current teacher)
Ms. Sequeira (first grade)
Ms. Cavezzi (kindergarten)
Mrs. D (her book club advisor)
Tay and her good friends

I regret not getting a picture of just Reese, me and Tay. I guess we could dress up and take one.............probably not gonna happen.


Ashley and fam came out to visit us!!!!!!!! We were SO thrilled they came.
The kids had TONS of fun together.
I LOVE hanging out with my sister. She is amazing. Every time we get together I wish, so so much, that we lived closer together. But, they might be moving overseas. I'm crazy jealous.
We miss you Nelsons!
The kids spent lots of time putting together plays and performing songs. Ahhh.....brings back memories. My kids look so much like me and Ash's daughter looks so much like her. It almost felt like we were watching old home movies.
Tagg and Noah playing trains

The kids wouldn't leave Mike alone. Here he is, showing them who's boss.

Dak and Ez
at the beach
burying Uncle Mike
Dak was super proud of his sand castle


Late but inevitable..............

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From left to right: Tagg refused to dress up (didn't surprise me). Tay the Mexican dancer, Dak, John from Peter Pan, and Payte the Mexican cowgirl.
Dak's costume this year topped my list of favorites. What four year old boy thinks, all by himself, to be John from Peter Pan? Reese and I were cracking up as we watched him walk down the street in his top hat swinging his little umbrella.