As many of you most likely already know, we will be expecting a new member in our family in just a few short months! I have been really bad at posting a lot of updates, unlike when I was pregnant with Kingston, and I've had some friends that have told me that I need to keep updates going so here it goes: Where to begin? This pregnancy has been extremely emotional for numerous reasons. It's been so different from my pregnancy with my little man. Everything in my pregnancy with Kingston seemed so easy. Because I didn't have any problems getting pregnant and staying pregnant with him, I never thought that I would struggle with that later on. Right after Kingston turned one I told Adam that I was ready and wanted to start trying for another baby. I know that may seem really soon, but I always wanted to have my kids close together, not to mention I didn't want to be in my late 30's having babies. Well, at the time our insurance that we had would cover NOTHING for maternity. Because the cost of having a baby without any insurance is around $10,000, and that's to say there are no complications with the delivery or the baby, we knew that our best option was to wait until we could get a different insurance that would help cover us. It was so frustrating having to wait and wait and wait. I guess Heavenly Father knew that I needed to learn to have some patience and that the time would come eventually. It did come about a year later when Adam got a new job. But even after he got hired, we had to wait 6 months until our insurance would kick in. Okay. I waited a year, I can hold out for another 6 months. So a year and a half went by until we were finally able to start trying. We found out in March 2012 that I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test on a Wed night and we decided not to tell anyone until I went to the dr. Weird, because when we found out I was pregnant with Kingston we told EVERYONE! But for some reason we decided to wait. A few days later on Sunday night I started spotting. I wasn't to alarmed because I know it's normal so spot a little but after conceiving. Well, the spotting grew more and more persistant on Monday so I called my dr and they set me up an appt for the next morning. When I woke up the next morning I stood up out of bed and I can't even explain the amount of blood I had lost. I knew exactly what had happened. We went in for my appt and sure enough I had miscarried. I was so confused at why everything was so easy with Kingston? Adam asked my dr what could have caused it and there are so many factors that contribute to miscarriage that it's hard to tell exactly. I kept reminding myself that everything happens on Heavenly Fathers time and that apparently it just wasn't time for us to have another baby. So we decided to just wait until we felt like the time was right. 2 months later at the end of May, I took another pregnancy test and sure enough, there was that sweet little positive sign. I was SO excited and really felt like this was it! I went into the dr and everything looked great so far. At about 6 1/2 weeks, I started spotting. My stomach sank and I can't even explain how sick I felt. This was all too familiar. It happened on Fathers Day, I hemorrhaged again and ended up in the ER. Worst experience of my life. The ER dr performed a D&C and yes, I was awake with NO pain medication through the ENTIRE process. I've never been in so much pain in my life. To say the least, the 2nd miscarriage was a much harder recovery, both physically and emotionally. I was struggling to understand why it was taking us so long and why it was so hard? No insurance for a year and a half and then 2 miscarriages within a 3 month period. All I can say is that as confused as I was at "Why?", I have never felt so close to my Savior. I know that He was with me through those hard months because I felt Him by my side every day. It's true that the hard trials that we go through really do bring us closer to Christ. I know that it was an experience that I had to learn from and all I can say is that I'm grateful those hard months are over! We decided to wait for a few more months before we started trying again so that my hormones, my body and my emotions had plenty of time to recover. We found out in September that I was pregnant again so you can only imagine the emotional roller coaster that I was on again. It took all the faith that I had to convince myself that everything was going to be okay. Because I was considered high risk, I had plenty of visits to my dr's office. Every visit I had, they did an ultrasound and there was that sweet, tiny but strong heartbeat. Although our immediate family members knew, we waited until I was 14 weeks to spill the beans to everyone else. It wasn't until I was about 17 weeks that I really felt safe with this pregnancy. Before we found out the sex of the baby, Adam and I both felt like we were going to have another boy. Maybe its because that's all I know and boys are so dominant in both of our families, especially on the Wall side. When we went in for our 12 week ultrasound, it didn't take my dr long to tell us that we had a sweet baby girl in there! You can only imagine our surprise!! She's going to be the first grand-daughter on both sides of our family. I'm so thankful for all the love and support that we have felt from our family and friends, it's been overwhelming. I am BEYOND excited to have the opportunity to have a daughter and I know that she was worth every bit of the wait! I'm so grateful for all the Heavenly Father has blessed me with and I count my blessings every day that I am able to be pregnant with our daughter and I can't wait to meet her in May! We love you baby girl!!!
Oh my goodness it has been a long time since I have had the time to sit down and make a blog post! We stayed super busy this summer with vacations to Lake Powell, Island Park, Bear Lake, and now we're on our way to Las Vegas with the Wall family. As much as I live for the summer and the warm weather and swimming parties, I have to admit that fall is my favorite time of the year. I have always loved Halloween and Kingston is at such a fun age where he gets so excited about everything. He has been waiting so patiently for over a month for Halloween to come so that he can wear his Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating with his cousins. He is already very excited for Santa to come and already knows exactly what he's going to ask him for Christmas. Because I have so many pictures from the summer that I could post and not enough time to sort through them, I will just delight you all with a few of our family pictures we had taken this weekend. Hard to believe that my 15 year old sister -in-law took these beautiful pictures for us. She's got a real talent for photography already. I know who I'm going to call for the rest of my family pictures! And for those of you who don't know, Kingston has one, and only one love in life. Baseball. So we thought we'd take some pictures for him at his favorite place ever, the baseball diamond. They turned out so much better than I thought they would and he was definitely in his zone there! Love my little Bambino!! Enjoy!
My little Kingston has turned into quite the little artist. Thank you Grandma Deb for finding a way to allow him express his artistic talents in the tub! (Instead of all over my kitchen table and floor)
Where do I begin? I'm WAY behind on my blogging! Our last 4 months have been crazy! Back in August we sent my little brother off on his mission to Sacramento, California. The kid drove me nuts but I sure miss him! Adam also started his new job in August that he absolutely loves. I am continuing to love and embrace my ever day life as a mom. Kingston sure keeps me on my toes-I don't know where in that little body of his he stores ALL that energy?! He's my little energizer battery that keeps going and going and going...and going. I have become more and more depressed of how big Kingston is getting. I know he's supposed to grow and be healthy but I wish I could keep him a little baby forever. He is so big now and I can't believe that in one month I'm going to have a 2 year old! I can't believe how fast time flies. Kingston is so stinking smart and everyday surprises me with new words that he has picked up on. I overheard him this last week counting to 3 all by himself! He has recently become obsessed with Elmo and all the Sesame Street charters. I guess if he's going to be hooked on something I'm glad that it's something educational. Adam and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary and my birthday last month on a cruise in Mexico. That's definitely the way to celebrate! Now that we've had time to get back to reality we are super excited that Christmas is just around the corner! I hope everyone had as great of a Thanksgiving as we did and here are some pictures of our last few months. (They are totally in random order) Enjoy!
Helped decorate Grandma's tree
Found my stocking in a box and
Kingston thought it was just a big sock
Favorite thing ever-reading books!
Note to self: Gatorade stains!
Thought we should give him a corn dog with his ketchup