Thursday, May 23, 2013

Placenta Previa

It's been way too long since I've posted!! WAY too long! 

Since I've posted, I found out we are pregnant with our 5th child. 
I am currently 18 weeks along. At 11 weeks, they wanted to do an ultrasound to see how far along I was. It was actually a blessing in disguise. I found out I have complete placenta previa. 
I was beyond shocked when I found out. I've had nothing but healthy natural births, and to hear this was a blow (to me). I prayed really really really REALLY hard to not have a c-section, but after a while I felt a sense of calmness, that everything will be ok. Now, is that calmness assuring me I won't have a c-section or is it assuring me that everything will be ok? I am pretty sure no matter how I go, I'll be just fine, and the baby will be just fine, all I want is a healthy baby. I am completely aware things can change and the placenta could possibly move on up in a position to let me give birth naturally. Either way, I just want a healthy baby! 

I have THE ultrasound June 6th to find out what this baby is and to find out if the placenta has moved any since the last ultrasound. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

One year older and wiser too...

(you like the Elvis lip?)

Happy Birthday to you!
Gabriel has been such a blessing in our lives! He's honestly the sweetest, most affectionate boy. He always, always comes to give me a hug when he sees I'm having a bad day.
The other night when I was tucking him into bed, he told me that I'm the best mom in the entire world! Thanks bud!

Gabriel is such a sweet spirit! He's in touch with the spirit at such a young age. When he was 16 months he would point at a picture of Jesus and give me the biggest grin and hug and kiss the picture. Kids have such a perfect light about them.

I can't believe that in a year this little boy will be baptized!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Life has been busy. Matt is working like crazy, I only get to see him 2 days out of every 2 weeks, though I am very thankful we have a job and we can now save to get our own home!! *sighs*

Matt is still pursuing his Marriage and Family Therapy degree. He has a plan B though if plan A goes south (plan A is being a Chaplain in the Army). Plan B is to work through the church and help members who the Bishop recommends to him.

We are moving to Arizona come the beginning of the year, and I don't think anyone knows how excited I am for this move! Besides having my own home, I'll be with friends, which I so need!!! Did I mention how amazing the weather is, too?! Besides the 120 degrees in the summer, the rest of the year totally makes up for it in my mind, and if I miss snow....Flagstaff is only a few hours away!!

The biggest update is that I've decided to become a RN! When we move to Arizona I'm going to pursue a BSN. I'm beyond thrilled! I've always wanted to be a nurse...really, always! I just never really had an interest to start Nursing school, it was intimidating. I figure if I start now, by they time Elise is in Kindergarten or 1st grade I'll have a job and can tend to other people instead of being stuck at home.
My desire is to work with labor and delivery! I'm looking into becoming a Midwife or CNW (Certified Nurse Midwife), which will take getting a Masters. I'm still debating what I want to do when I become a RN.

A picture of the kids dressed up for Halloween!
Luigi, Mario, Peach & Daisy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

To This End Was I Born

Every once and a while (usually Sunday's) we put this on (mainly for the kids) to keep things quiet while we play a game or want some quiet time. They LOVE this movie! What really surprises me is how much they know about the Savior and what he went through.

A few Sunday's ago Brooke got excited to see this movie because she said "He died so we can have our bodies back." What Philosopher or "bible expert" can simply admit that to you? It's a simple answer! Jesus suffered for our sins and died so we can have our bodies back! A 5 year old explained it so simply!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Matt's new wedding band since his is starting to get ugly looking! Titanium, manly, and not a bad price!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday, Elise!

A year ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! So healthy, and so chunky! My biggest baby yet at 9lbs 5oz 21 in!

Elise, you have brought us so much joy and laughter! We are so happy to have you as a part of our family!

We love you so much Elise Tiffany!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Matt!

What can I say about this man that you already don't know? I love him more then words can say.

Here are some things I love about him!
  • He's fluent in Spanish. He served his mission in El Salvador.
  • He's the third child out of 7 children in his family.
  • He's amazing at the piano.
  • He doesn't just study things, he masters them.
  • When we were first talking to each other he called me Melanie (once)! I still tease him about it to this day! ha
  • He may not be the most observant person, but he focuses where needs be.
  • He got a 3.9 (so close to a 4.0) this last semester, even though he has a wife, kids and a job! I could NEVER do that.
  • He's getting his Masters in Marriage and Family counseling.
  • His goal is to be a Chaplain in the Army :o)
  • He says he reminds him of Mr. Darcy, so intense, so giving, yet so misunderstood.
  • He could eat pizza everyday for the rest of his life and be happy!
  • He sings opera!
  • His favorite singer is Jose Carreras (one of the three tenors).
  • He's a history buff! He knows too much.
  • He's a great dad!
  • He's such a romantic guy!
  • He's a self motivator. He actually motivates me, I need more help in that area.
  • He can think up of games for the kids at the drop of the hat, and they love it, No matter how crazy it is!
  • He has piercing steel blue eyes!
  • He holds conversations in his sleep!
  • He loves spicy food. He once ate 6 or 7 hot hot peppers in El Salvador and beat his companion, who was from I think Guatemala. He likes to brag about that one...
  • He's the creative one, I'm the artistic one.
  • We are often on the same wavelength. We sometimes finish each others sentences!
  • He's a walking GPS! I know I will NEVER get lost with him around!
  • He will do whatever it takes to take care of this family! That's a rare quality these days.
  • He's one sexy hot tamale
Happy Birthday Matt! Although we can't be with you to spoil you and take care of you today, I hope you have a great day :o) We love you more then words can say <3