Sunday, June 28, 2015

Birth Story Part 2

The twins are sleeping, so we will see how far I actually get in this story before one of them wakes up!

The nurse wheels me back by myself and they make Ryle wait down the hallway on a stool. He's not allowed in the OR until after the doctor has made the first cut. Now, I totally understand that this procedure is in place for a reason - they don't want any husbands upset if something goes wrong with the epidural or the first cut, BUT these people had no idea how badly I needed Ryle in that room with me! I mean this is the day we had prayed for, this is the day that our life was going to change forever! The nurse was super nice and sat there and rubbed my arm during the epidural procedure and while the MILLION other people in the room got set up, but it was not the same. I needed to hear Ryle tell me that our babies were going to come out and be fine. I needed his reassurance. I was an emotional wreck from the moment the doctor told me that I would become a Mom that day.

So Ryle is brought in to sit by my head and hold my hand ... finally! There was so much activity going on around me, which just added to my stress and I'm sure didn't help my blood pressure any! Then the moment finally arrives, Baby Boy A was about to arrive. They tell Ryle to get the camera ready and he stands up. I'm a crying mess. They pull him out, and I don't hear any crying, but don't think much of it because it is literally like a Grey's Anatomy episode in that OR! There are people everywhere ... now keep in mind we are having twins 5 weeks early, so not only do we have the doctor and his staff, we also have the regular nursery staff (a set for each baby), the NICU staff (for each baby), and respiratory therapist for each baby. They immediately take Canaan away to his corner and start working on him. I'm asking if he is ok and NO ONE will answer me. So I start to panic. But before I can get any answers, they tell Ryle to get the camera ready again because Baby Girl B is about to be born. Let me tell ya, Camille has got some lungs on her! She came out screaming and would not stop. So they take her to her corner and work on her. All this time I still don't hear Canaan .... mind you they were born exactly one minute apart so it hasn't been that long, but to me it seemed like an eternity!

We are finally told that Canaan had some trouble breathing and "getting started" so they had to "work" on him, but that he is doing fine now. I'm immediately relieved. Camille was doing great and practicing her screaming! Ryle is able to take pictures of them while they work on the babies. While this is happening, I'm telling the anesthesiologist that I'm so tired and can't seem to hold my eyes open. Then the next thing I know, Ryle is holding Camille and the nurse is letting me half hold Canaan. Then they are gone and I'm once again left in this room with a million people, but this time I'm so tired that I can't seem to stay awake. They told me it was ok to tap a nap and the next thing I know, they are about to transfer me to the recovery bed and all I can remember was seeing lots of blood on the operating table. I'm not sure how long I was out, but when I wake up, Ryle is talking to a nurse and then she wants me to answer all kinds of questions (how to spell babies names, can they have bottles, can the babies have a pacifier, etc.). Umm shouldn't you ask me that BEFORE my surgery because my husband did not know the answers! Then the most amazing thing happened ... they brought Camille to me and I got to hold one of my little miracles! That's a moment I will never forget ... I might have been drugged up and loopy, but I will always remember the moment they put her in my arms! Canaan wasn't able to come out at that time because they were having to monitor him and suck "junk" out of his lungs every few minutes.

It turns out Canaan swallowed a lot of blood and fluid before they could get him out which is why he had trouble breathing on his own at first. I also had complications because it turns out that my placentas were attached to my uterus, so the doctor had to "dig and cut" them out. Apparently, they should come out easily. I ended up losing a lot of blood which is why I was so tired in the OR and so out of it afterwards. There was talk of giving me a blood transfusion, but the doctor wanted to monitor my levels closely and then make the decision. Luckily I did not have to have one and my levels came up on their own.

Here are a few pictures of the birth and after.

They are working on Canaan and his breathing

Cleaning up Miss Camille

Canaan, 5 lbs 3 oz. Camille 4 lbs 14 oz

Our first family photo ... that's one proud Daddy!

Pure perfection!

She is perfect and this is a moment I will never forget! I wish that Canaan was able to be in this picture, but I'm glad that they were doing everything they could for him! 

Well Canaan is trying to wake up for his bottle, so I will update more when I can! 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Birth Story Part 1

It's been a busy past few months! First let me pick up where I left off! My last post I was 30 weeks!

I was able to keep all of my gestational diabetes numbers under control with diet alone, which was amazing! I was also released from the high risk doctor not too long after this since we had made it so far. In February, I started feeling really bad - lots of LOW pressure, lots of back pain, and I just could not get comfy at all - not even to sleep! I kept getting checked for dilation weekly, but it stayed at 0! It got so crowded in there, the weekly ultrasounds were almost pointless - we couldn't see the babies faces or much less tell which baby was which! Here are the next few weeks pictures:

Around week 33, I was told that my doctor would be out of town when I hit 37 weeks so we would need to take them at 36 weeks. This meant I was going to get to have the twins on MY BIRTHDAY! I mean you canNOT ask for a better birthday present than that! So the C-Section date was set for March 12th. 

On Tuesday, March 3, I went in for my ultrasound. Baby Boy was weighing 4 lb 12 oz. Baby Girl was weighing 5 lb 3 oz. On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, I went in for my weekly checkup. Ryle was out of town, so my Mom drove me as it was getting harder to get around and especially sit behind the steering wheel! As soon as the doctor saw me, he said he was sending me to the hospital to get some labs done due to my high blood pressure and swelling. I was also 1 cm dilated and still 80% effaced. He told us if the labs were good, then I would be released, if not, then we are having babies today! Umm ... this is when I start to panic a tad bit! Ryle is 4 hours away, I canNOT have these babies without him! Thank the dear Lord that my mom was there because I was a nervous wreck!

We get to the hospital and they stick us in what I can only describe as a hallway, but turns out to be the c-section recovery area. The nursing student draws my blood, and we wait. About an hour later, in walks my doctor, and I knew right then that I wasn't going to be leaving the hospital that day. It turns out, my blood pressure was high (while on blood pressure medication), because I had mild preeclampsia and my platelet count was 106 - he said it should be around 150. If it dropped below 100, I couldn't have my epidural. He told me that I needed to call my husband and get him home as soon as he could. I think the doctor knew I was a mess, because he told me we would try and wait as long as we could to give Ryle time to come home. Its so funny because before Ryle left, I told him I will ONLY call him if it's an emergency. We must have discussed this a thousand times because he didn't want to freak out every time his phone rang. Well, it was an emergency because these babies were not coming into this world without their Dad! So I get him on the phone and he goes to tell his boss that he has to leave, etc. I spent the next four hours with my mom and sister in law! Those were the longest hours of my life! 

Thankful my sister-in-law was there to calm me down! And that she knew where everything was in my house since she had to go get my stuff!

And then Ryle makes it. He turned a 4 1/2 hour trip into less than 4 hours! I don't even want to know how fast he was going! As soon as he gets there, the nurses tell him to get dressed and everything starts happening so fast! 

I was so emotional and glad that he made it in time!
Ryle and his parents ... I made him wear a Daddy shirt :)
He's about to be a Daddy!
My Dad and I 

My Mommy and I 
It's time to have some babies!!!

Next thing I know, I'm being wheeled back by myself and I'm in tears. I was so scared about the epidural, scared about becoming a Mommy, scared that something would be wrong with the babies, and so thankful that this day was finally here. There are absolutely no words to express how thankful we were. It's still hard to believe! We tried for so long and the day was here ... WE WERE ABOUT TO BECOME PARENTS!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gestational Diabetes

Latest Update ...

2 weeks ago, I went in for my 1 hour sugar test. After fasting for almost 9 hours, I had my blood drawn. The results came back and they want something less than 135 to pass. My number was 189! Holy Cow!! So I was sent to a Gestational Diabetes Counseling class the next day. It was two full hours of overwhelming information. I left in tears with a terrible headache. Of course I blamed it on the hormones. A big part of it was that I have an AMAZING husband who for the past 7 years has cooked dinner for me every single night .... in other words - I don't cook. Now he's out of town for a week and I'm supposed to completely change the way I eat. I had no idea what to do. Luckily I figured it out and he came home and my numbers have been good. The first week on the "new plan", I lost 3 lbs. I only gained 23 lbs with twins in 28 weeks - I didn't need to be losing weight. The second week, I didn't lose or gain any weight ... stayed exactly the same. But since my numbers are fine, I was released from "counseling". I still have to continue to check my levels 4 times a day. The pricking my finger 4 times a day doesn't bother me too much considering it took about 100 shots per fertility treatment cycle to get to this point. I'm just so tired of having all of the problems. I just want my babies to be ok ... I want them to make it to this world as healthy little miracle babies!

Yesterday, I had my 2 week check up with my OB. My blood pressure is still high and apparently the back pain I've been having were contractions. Who knew?! I've been put on blood pressure medicine to lower my BP and to help stop contractions. I'm also 80% effaced and 0 cm dilated. From now on, I will go in weekly for a sonogram to check on the babies development and to see if I have dilated any. We are trying to make it as long as possible, and hopefully they will stay put for another 4 weeks. I'm 30 weeks now and really want to at least make it to 34 weeks. 

That's all for now ... will update again next week! 

Monday, January 05, 2015

I've been MIA ...

Wow, I can't believe my last post was in September! Needless to say A LOT has happened since then and I was informed by a friend that I needed to update the blog ... so here it goes!!

Back in October, Ryle and I saw our High Risk doctor (at 16 weeks). Everything looked great and both babies were right on schedule! We even found out at this appointment that Baby B was a GIRL! I left the hospital with the biggest smile on my face, while Ryle was in panic mode! Haha - he was scared that Baby A would also be a girl. The doctor couldn't get Baby A in the right position to determine the gender. So Ryle would have to wait for another 2 weeks to find out! But seriously ... a girl ... headbands, big bows, and lots of dressing up are in my future!!

We then went to my regular OB at 18 weeks for our "big" 18 week anatomy scan. Much to Ryle's relief, Baby A is a BOY! So we get the best of both worlds - A BOY AND A GIRL!! Again, both babies are doing great, which means this is one HAPPY mommy! And Daddy was pretty happy too! We had our gender reveal party for the family the very next day! Our theme was "Camo or Pink, what do you think?!", it turned out great! We tricked my father in law and only let out pink balloons at first because he just knew there was a boy in there! Then we let out the camo balloons! I have waited so long for all of these moments, sometimes it still doesn't seem real ...

November 19, is a day I will never forget. Ryle and I go to our second high risk appointment, expecting everything to be fine because we have had nothing but good reports at all of our appointments since getting pregnant. Babies were looking and doing great. However, the doctor saw something with my cervix, and wanted to do a vaginal ultrasound to double check. Once he saw the ultrasound, his exact words were "I'm a little concerned with what I see". At this point, I'm 20 weeks and a nervous wreck because I know that the babies would not survive if something happened. Apparently, baby boy was sitting directly on my cervix and it was starting to "funnel" or open. He explained how this was cause for concern. So I turn to Ryle and say "I'm a little freaked out right now", the doctor's reply was "You should be freaked out, the babies would not live if you went into labor". In the back of my mind I already knew this, but to hear the words come out of the doctor's mouth did something to me. I almost lost it on the table. They told me to come back in a week and see if there are any changes. After I got dressed, I could barely keep it together. I had to get out of that hospital as fast as I could. Ryle and I decided that I would take off the next two days just to get off of my feet. I was put on "husband mandated bed rest"! So I spent the next week on the couch or in bed ... I'm SO thankful for my amazing husband. He took such great care of us during that week.

We went back November 26th to have my cervix rechecked. And thank goodness, the funnel was gone. They didn't check on the babies at this visit, but I didn't care after they told me my cervix was much better.

Then we saw my regular doctor on December 1st. At this visit after hearing about everything that happened, he put me on 6 weeks of modified bed rest. Meaning I could get up and move around my house, but I couldn't be on my feet for long periods of time. He says that there is no medical proof that bed rest will prevent the cervix from funneling or prevent preterm labor, but after being on bed rest for a week and then getting a good cervix report, I'm a firm believer. On December 22, he extended my bed rest throughout my pregnancy. On December 31, we saw the high risk doctor again. So far my cervix is looking great and babies are healthy.

I'm so thankful that they are doing well. I just couldn't stand the thought of losing them. The best parts of my day are just laying around and feeling or watching them move. I'm not sure I will ever be able to truly explain to them how much they were wanted or loved before they even got here. I still get all emotional when I think about how long we "worked" to get to this point. Every single day as I rub my belly, or read them a story, or just talk to them, I'm reminded that I was just about ready to give up. I was at the point where I thought that I would never get pregnant. I thought that I would never be able to give my husband a child ... much less 2! I love them so much already, I can't imagine loving them even more. But I know that as soon as they make their arrival, I will be proved wrong. It's hard to believe that I'm already 27 weeks. It seems so crazy to think that in as little as 7-10 weeks if we make it to my doctors goal of 34-37 weeks, that I will have two babies in my arms.

Two little miracles. My Canaan and Camille ....

Here are some pictures since it's been 3 months!

Gender Reveal Party

Camo AND Pink

One of my favorite pictures ever! Diesel is going to be a great big brother!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bye Bye Fertility Clinic and Hello New Doctor

Wednesday, September 3rd was a bitter-sweet day. It was the day Ryle and I graduated from our fertility clinic! It was hard to say good-bye to our doctor and his amazing team of nurses. They made our dreams come true. They gave us what we have been trying to get for 6 years. I still can't believe I'm pregnant ... I'M PREGNANT, and with TWINS! There are no words to describe how happy we are. Thank goodness for amazing doctors and science! Here are a few pictures from that day!

Ryle and I with our amazing doctor!!

Baby A - measuring 9w 5d

Baby B - measuring 9w 4d

On Monday, September 15th, Ryle and I went to meet our new doctor here in town. I'm so glad that we absolutely loved him and his nurse! On our way to the appointment, Ryle and I were discussing c-sections and how I really want one since I'm having twins. I'm too scared of trying naturally because I don't want to put one twin in jeopardy while trying to push one out. Anyway, the first thing the doctor says to us is "I hope you aren't set on a natural delivery because with twins I always do c-sections!" ... Ahh! I picked the right doctor!! Then we went on to discuss about me being high risk. I will see the high risk doctor at the hospital at 18 weeks and then again one more time. If everything is ok with the babies at the second visit, the high risk doctor will release me and I will only see my normal doctor for the remainder of the pregnancy. I will also be allowed to see my new doctor every two weeks so that he can check on both babies.

We also got to see the babies and hear their heartbeats for the first time. It was pretty amazing hearing those sounds. He couldn't measure the twins because they were moving around so much! And of course the pictures aren't as clear as the fertility clinics high tech machines, but I'll take any pictures I can get!! How is it possible to love these little miracles so much already?! Please continue to pray for these sweet blessings! As of Saturday, I'll be 12 weeks! Time is flying by!! Man ... I love these lil babies!!

Baby A

Baby B .... and you can see Baby A a little bit on the left

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Busy, Busy!

School officially started back two weeks ago, and I am slap worn out! August and September are always tough on teachers ... but this year I'm not sure how I will make it! I've been at school almost everyday from 7:15-5 and then I come home and crawl to the couch. After that I can barely move! I'm so tired and feel like I can't catch up on my sleep.

Ryle and I went back to the doctor this week for another ultrasound. Both babies were measuring 7 weeks 5 days, which is what I was. Baby A's heart rate was 171 and Baby B's heart rate was 164. The doctor said everything was looking great, so we go back in two weeks. At that point I'll be almost 10 weeks and I think I will be released from the fertility clinic then. It's really sad to think about because they are like our family. I talk to them more than I do some of my family, they know our names when we walk in, they understand how hard our journey has been, and it's going to be really sad to say good-bye! I know that it's also a good thing to be released to a regular OB, but then again, it will be like starting all over.

Anyway, the doctor is starting to take me off of some of my medicines! I finally get to say good-bye to the hormone patches and one of my shots - these will be replaced with Estrace (a twice daily pill). I will still continue the daily progesterone shot until I'm released. It's going to be a long two weeks before I can see my sweet little babies again! Come on September 4th!

7 weeks 5 days! They have grown so much is just a week! 

My two little Blueberries!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Best Days

I know many of you have been stalking my blog waiting for an answer to how our FET cycle went, and some of you already know. But just in case you don't already know, here's a recap of the past 3 weeks:

July 28, 2014 was our Beta day. Instead of driving 3 hours to the doctor, we got orders to have my blood drawn here in town. So after our daily shot, we rush to the hospital. As soon as we leave, I get a text that my brother's girlfriend was in labor. I'm not going to lie, I had a COMPLETE BREAKDOWN! I lost it. I couldn't talk or breathe, I was a total mess. I couldn't understand why on that day he got to have his baby, and I might find out that our cycle didn't work and that we lost our two babies. I literally spent the whole day in bed. Finally the nurse calls me around two o'clock to tell me that the hospital in town did not run my order as Stat, so I would have to wait until Tuesday to get my results. I had another COMPLETE BREAKDOWN! All of my trying to conceive sisters know, the two week wait is pure torture, and then having to wait an extra day ... well excuse the language, but that was pure HELL! After I pulled it together and put my big girl panties on, we finally went to the hospital to visit baby Kyle. He was absolutely precious. Here's a picture:

July 29, 2014 at 8:30, my nurse calls. My heart stops. Ryle has already left for work and said that he doens't want me to tell him anything on the phone. I can't breathe. I finally answer the phone, and she says "CONGRATULATIONS". My response was "MRS. JACKIE STOP IT! ARE YOU SERIOUS? YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS? IS THIS FOR REAL?". She has to reassure me for several minutes that my beta test came back positive and I was indeed pregnant. My beta number was 439 - which was excellent for 10 days past transfer. Holy cow ... I'm pregnant. After I get done sobbing to my nurse, I immediately call Ryle and say "I need you to come home", and then I hang up the phone! Lol - thinking back now, that probably wasn't the best way to tell him to come home considering he could tell that I had been crying. Luckily he wasn't too far away, and made it home in about 5 minutes. I'm just sitting on the chair in the living room crying, smiling, and holding my belly. Ryle lost it. He cried. I cried. We cried together. It was seriously one of the best days of our lives and a day I will never forget. I NEVER thought I would hear the nurse say "congratulations" after so many phone calls that start with "I'm sorry sweetie".

Who knew these things actually said PREGNANT?!
July 30, 2014 we had to go back to my doctor to get another beta test done. After a long day of waiting by the phone, the results are back .... and I'm still pregnant! They like for the beta to double. Well, mine more than doubled ... it came back at 962. After this, we set up our appointment for our first ultrasound. At this point, my symptoms were: fatigue, excessive saliva, frequent urination, extremely thirsty, and slightly sore boobs (which could have been from the daily progesterone shot).

August 6, 2014 Ryle and I drove to the clinic to have our first ultrasound. I was so excited, and then we get there and the nurse tells me that today it's mainly to check to see if the embryos implanted in the correct location - meaning your uterus and not your tubes. I start panicking and when I finally make it to the ultrasound room, I am in tears. I spent a whole week thinking that I was pregnant - and enjoyed every single minute of it, and then to hear that it might not even be true, well that just crushed me. Our ultrasound tech is Jennifer - she comes in put the ultrasound wand in, and immediately I saw the black spot. Then she says "Oh we have TWINS"! And I continued to cry! They implanted two embryos, we wanted both to stick, and now we have two gestational sacs that implanted in the correct spot. We are really pregnant! All we saw this visit were the two gestational sacs with the yolk sacs inside - no babies yet.

TWINS ... 5 weeks 4 days
August 14, 2014 Ryle and I go back for our second ultrasound. At this ultrasound, they are hoping that the babies are starting to develop and maybe even a heartbeat. I'm nervous the whole 3 hour drive down there. Once we get into the room the ultrasound tech puts the wand in and says "TWO HEARTBEATS". Ahh! I cannot even tell you how I felt. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I think watching Ryle might have been the best part - he gets up out of the chair, walks up to the flat screen, looks back at me, and has the biggest grin I have ever seen on his face. I have waited so long to give my husband children ... and this just made the wait so worth it. Plus we saw both of our babies heartbeats. My symptoms this week: extreme fatigue, frequent urination, sore boobs, and I can't button my blue jeans!!! Trust me this is not from me over eating - I actually have no appetite (nothing sounds good to me and I eat less now than before I was pregnant!). I've had some light nausea, but it's mainly when my stomach is empty - no morning sickness yet.

I'm 6 weeks 5 days. Two babies measuring 6 weeks 6 days and two heartbeats!
I have two living things growing inside of me. I never thought we would get here. During fertility treatments, you get so focused on the treatment and the whole process, that you don't really think about what will happen IF it works. So now that we are pregnant with twins, I am just so .... happy for lack of a better word. There are no words to describe this feeling. We are so blessed to have such a great support system. I am so blessed to have Ryle as my husband - he is going to make a great father. We love these little babies so much already! Tomorrow I will be seven weeks. It's still very early, so all of our prayer warriors, please continue to pray for us and our babies.

My twin monkeys ... a sweet gift from a sweet coworker!! I also got cupcakes and the sweetest card from some other coworkers today! I love my school family!
Here are the weekly chalkboard pictures that we have right now:

Week 4 Chalkboard Picture .... Poppyseed!
Week 5 Chalkboard Picture .... Orange Seed!
Week 6 Chalkboard Picture ... Sweet Peas! #TwoPeasInAPod

Here are a few of our announcement pictures:


#teambabystone babies are due in 2015

I am in love with this picture!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

7 days past transfer

Ahh! I'm secretly going crazy inside! Those wonderful ladies who have gone through this know what I'm talking about. The urge to go pee on a stick is just about to drive me bonkers! I'm trying to hold out. It's just so hard. I don't feel pregnant ... and yes, I know it's too early. But here's the thing ... I never understood the term "PUPO ... pregnat until proven otherwise". That is until they put those live embryos inside of you. I have two babies inside of me. They may not have attached or implanted, but my babies are inside of me ... and they were alive and still growing. It just about kills you not to know if they are doing okay. It may just be something in the "infertile" world ... it's as close to being pregnant as most of us trying to conceive sisters have ever been.

I still have the picture of our last two embryos on our mantel in the living room. Some people may not understand why I want to keep that picture up there, but to me they were my babies. Part of him, part of me, put together and then put inside of me. That's the closest we have ever come to being pregnant ... we were PUPO. Unfortunately, it ended up not working and our babies didn't make it. I don't know, maybe people think they were just embryos, but to me life begins at the time of conception ... the minute they are fertilized. So they were our two babies that we lost ... to me anyway. So now I have two picture frames on the mantel ... two sets of beautiful embryos. And again, I'm happily PUPO.

Lots of people have been asking me how I'm feeling, I feel good. No cramping like I was last time. But last time I also had an egg retrieval done and my ovaries were very enlarged which could have caused some of that. At seven days past frozen embryo transfer, I don't have any real symptoms. My chest was sore ( from the progesterone and estradiol shots - they are pumping hormones into me like crazy!), but even that is going away. I'm thirsty all day. I'm tired and take a nap everyday- but I'm always tired so that's nothing new for me, plus it's summer break and teachers love summer naps. And the past two days, after waking up from my nap, when I stand up I get a really sharp pain in my lower abdomen on the right side. It's lasts for about 5 seconds, makes me stop and bend over, and then it's gone. I have no idea what that is about. That's all I'm feeling. Nothing that screams "Ahh you're pregnant".

I'm praying this works and that those babies are making themselves right at home. I'm trying to stay off of Google ... but again, it's hard not to look up your symptoms, or compare your embryos to those online (which I have to admit, I have done ... more than a few times lol), or even to look and see how other women were feeling on the same day as you. I'm just ready for my beta test ... but I'm also terrified of having them draw my blood. I so desperately want good results ... my heart can't take much more disappointment. So please pray extra hard these next few days!!!

Stick beautiful babies ... STICK!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Frozen Embryo Transfer Day and Update

Well we had two beautiful embryos thawed and transferred on July 18th. They were the most beautiful little things I have ever seen. I'm not sure anyone EVER wanted anything as much as I want them... both of them! The embabies were put back in and the procedure went smoothly.

We were very surprised when the nurse told us that my lining was a 15. I have never had one that thick. A week before the transfer, I was only at an 8 and it was very uneven due to the endometrial scratch that they did. Doctor D. seemed very surprised that my lining was that thick, but he didn't say it was a bad thing. He just said he would have to document that since I was one of his first patients to try the scratch on.

Today I'm three days past transfer and don't feel any different - other than being really thirsty. Yesterday I had a few twinge like pains on the left side, but they were there for a few seconds and went away. I'm trying not to symptom spot and I'm really trying not to look anything up on Google! It's going to be a long two weeks!

My hips are SO sore from the shots! I get one shot a day, except for Wednesday and Saturdays - on those days, I get two shots. It hurts to sit, lay down, walk, etc. But I know its for those precious babies and I would do anything for them.

Stick babies stick! Mommy and Daddy love you so much already!
Tomorrow marks 6 years that Ryle and I have been married. I can't believe it has been that long. It seems like just yesterday we met. I couldn't have asked for a better friend, husband, and partner for this journey. He is always there for me and I know that he always will be. He is my whole world! Happy Anniversary Ryle! I can't wait to see what the coming years have in store for us ... hopefully next year we will be celebrating our anniversary with a baby Stone ... or two!!

I couldn't have asked for a better partner!

I'm also hosting a Jamberry Nail Party - if you would like to check it out, ordering will be open through Friday, July 25th. Click on this website: ... shop, and when you checkout - make sure that Tiffany is your consultant and that you sign in under Kristen's Party. If you buy 3 sheets, you get one free - discount applied in your shopping cart!!

Please continue to pray that our embabies stick around .....