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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Swim Lessons

Here's Jacob practicing his "rowers" and "kickers" at swim lessons.


Well, we're off to Hawaii to visit my momma. Jacob can't stand the wait any longer. Before nap today I told him we'd leave tomorrow and he said, "How about in 2 seconds?" He almost started crying yesterday when I told him it was still 2 days away. We should have some fun pictures to post and hopefully not any upsetting plane stories! Wish us luck!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

One tough day

This morning was my last doctor's appointment. I was in the office for 2 hours waiting and trying to get a good scan. It took 2 doctors and 3 scans to finally get a good view of the baby. (Apparently some fibroids have been making it hard to get a good scan). The baby had again grown to measure about 7 weeks, but had no heartbeat. Before officially ending the pregnancy, the doctor wanted to confirm that there was no cardiac activity with the hospital grade ultrasound. After discussing options with my doctor, we decided to schedule a D & C procedure for this afternoon due to the doctor's schedule and with the thought of our upcoming trip to Hawaii. I had to rush over to the hospital to confirm there was no cardiac activity, pick up a prescription from the pharmacy, meet up with Jeff, and hurry back over to the doctor. The tough part about today was that it left little time to process everything. The procedure itself was yucky, but not terribly painful. I am recovering at home. Thank you friends for your support and prayers. Please continue to pray for my recovery and that we can moved forward as a family and of course get pregnant again soon! I am thankful for my God who carries me through all things.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Birthday Fun

Here's Keilani playing in the pool at her birthday party. She stayed in there for about an hour!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Keilani's Cupcake

Here's Keilani eating her birthday cupcake at her luau party!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday Keilani!

Our beautiful, fun princess turned 1 year old today.
We celebrated with a big luau party on Saturday with lots and lots of friends. Keilani had fun carrying her balloons all around the house, eating pulehu ribs, playing in the pool, and of course her cupcake and presents! Thanks to all of you who came and made her birthday a blast!

Yesterday we dedicated Keilani at church along with 6 other babies. Daddy shared about her name (which means Heavenly leader in Hawaiian) and we committed to raising Keilani in a healthy environment and to teach her about Jesus. The cutest part was when Jacob begged for the microphone. He said, "I love my Keilani. Keilani is what we call her. And I'm Jacob." Sunday night Great Aunt Judy came over for dinner and Keilani opened her family gifts. She got lots of fun stuff!

Today we went to Fairytale Town with Aunt Janna. The kids had a great time. Keilani talked to the goat for a while, snorted at the pigs, went down lots of slides, and went on the Crooked Mile on Daddy's shoulders. We played more at home and had a pizza and more cupcakes.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


Well, I had another ultrasound today and it seems the baby has grown about a weeks worth of growth and is now measuring about 6+ week's and the Doctor found a heartbeat. So, because some things don't quite add up yet, we are going to rescan again in 1 week. She said I still may miscarry, but if things look good in a week- she will consider it a normal pregnancy (but with a later due date). Medically they can't reconcile my dates with the size of the fetus so they would conclude that my dates are just off. I am so positive of all my dates, I must conclude that if the baby is healthy and growing next week that God has done a miracle! I will post an update again next week. Thanks for all your prayers and keep em coming!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Praying for a Miracle, but ready for the worst

Many of you are wondering what's going on since my last posts and nothing really is. I have had no symptoms of miscarriage at all. I feel the same as I did 2 weeks ago. On Sunday at church we read in Acts about how God can use healing and miracles. I am hoping and praying that he will do a miracle in me and grow this baby. I know he can, but I don't know that he will. I am fairly peaceful about the idea of trying again. I do have some anxiety about the pain and timing of a miscarriage. It's never easy to be sick with 2 kids. You can pray that God will perform a miracle if it's His will and that he will keep me safe, peaceful, and lessen the pain if it's not.
Keilani's big birthday is coming up this weekend. We are busy trying to prepare for that. I can't wait to post fun pictures and video of her big day! She is such a little spitfire girl. Daddy took the kids to the park yesterday and Keilani was catapulting herself down the big slides. She is a tough little cookie. She is full of joy and curiosity which means she's always busy, busy, busy! We love her so!