Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Day 27

Well, no picture. Well, I started one, but Tayce got out my BIG art paper so I get to paint more on them. Yesterday was full of doing apartment stuff and Relief Society Stuff. Then we had some FHE with our good friends the Pollocks! It's such a blessing to have so many good friends. Thank you all.
P.S. We have another doctors appointment today! I will update you all after I get back.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 24: Olivia

Day 23: Sunshine Blessed Sunshine

Day 22 Story

Day 22 is a picture of a beautiful quilt. This quilt was brought to me by some sisters in my ward. Sister Smith and Sister Imlay came over on Wednesday and in Sister Smith's arms was a quilt. They sat down and started to chat. Then they unfolded the quilt and said some sisters in the ward thought you needed a new cuddle quilt, so we made it for you. I was overwhelmed by the love of these sisters. They had remembered a story I told in Relief Society about how much my grandma's quilts meant to me and that all of my quilts were pretty much worn out. So, they made me a new one. What an amazing gift. The even better part is that they taught me how to bind it and the 3 of us sat on my couch and hand bound the quilt. It was great to learn how to do that and to be with such amazing women.
Thank you thank you sisters in the 14th ward. Each day you make me feel a little better and teach me a little more.
What a blessing it is to belong to such an amazing church. Everyone that reads this, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is TRUE! There is not one person in the whole world that could change my mind because I know. My Heavenly Father loves me, my Savior died for me and because of this gospel my family is eternal and this sweet baby girl who is waiting to greet us is going to be okay. What an amazing gospel to be apart of. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father and each one of you who has been angels in my life. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for every prayer, every thought, every call, every visit, every treat, every dinner, every hug, and every bit of faith you have in this pregnancy and this sweet baby I love you.
Have a great weekend and thank you!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 18 & 19

Sorry no pictures!
I guess I got pictured out or something. Really my mom and Riley were here for the weekend and so I was entertained!
They go to my house on Friday and night and stayed until Sunday night. We had a wheelchair adventure going to Walmart! Riley pushed me around the store as we got school supplies, baby stuff, and more. It was great to get out of the house, but it wore me out quick. I am pretty sure I will be a Lacie marshmallow at the end of this adventure. :)
It is always fun to hang out with Riley. He is growing up so much and he reminds me of Tyler so so much. He is even starting to sound like Tyler. He would say things and I would have to look at him a few times to make sure Tyler wasn't at my house. He made me laugh so much and he was such a good brother. He was always concerned if I got up or anything telling me "I can do it, I can get it, what do you need?" I sure do love him!
My mom was amazing. In the world we live in right now I hear more and more stories of my friends crazy parents and I feel so bad... Don't get me wrong my mom is Crazy any of you who know her know that, but she is the best. She is so giving and loving to everyone. She came to my house and did my laundry, cleaned out my fridge and freezer, cleaned my kitchen, cooked for us and did the dishes the whole weekend. To here it seemed like nothing, but to Tayce and I it was amazing. It made me feel good that I had a mom that would help out my husband and me. She's a great mom and both Tayce and I are blessed to have her.
Overall I had a great weekend and Monday was hard to wake up too because they were gone. But, after my first melt down in 20 days I made it through and today is Tuesday! There is always sunshine if you know where to look.
Thank you all for caring and praying and being great friends. Good luck with school Riley and Mom and thanks again for all you did for us!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 16: Light Always Wins

Day 15: You Are My Sunshine

Day 14: Dr. Appointment Day

Day 13: Kids Can Always Make Me Smile

Doctor Appointment Update

Tuesday was another doctor appointment and we were very excited to go because it was not for an emergency!
First of all they weighed me of course and I closed my eyes asking the nurse to please not tell me. I stepped off and she smiled at me and said "you lost 2 1/2 pounds." I pretty much did a little dance because I have been laying on my couch! It was sweet.
Then we had had an ultra sound to check my cerclage and cervix. The doctor showed us what was going and on. There was not very much change at all from the first 'scary' appointment. The cerclage is still there and all together 1 cm of my cervix is still closed. Over all he said I am only dilated 1 cm (the part that is opening). My bag of water is trying to get out, but that's what happens when you body is like "hey I'm gonna open up!" The good news is that the baby is still high in to amniotic fluid.
I got to go home and don't have to go in for another 2 weeks, which is a good sign. So, Tayce and I are praying for another quiet 2 weeks so we can go to our next appointment on the 23rd. I have an occasional melt down, but in reality I feel confident and hopeful, this is probably because of an amazing husband and wonderful friends like you!
Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts and for being great. Have a great day.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Little Update

Hello everyone! Thanks for reading the blog. I will try and make it more interesting.
I think the kidney stone has passed and I am pretty positive it was so tiny that it passed much easier then it could have. It must have been the prayers. So, I am feeling a lot better, just the over hydration kinda made me a little sick the last day or so.
My dreams are out of this world crazy with doctors pulling my child out of the womb, doctors doing crazy test and experiments on my child, my mom feeding my baby formula, Tiffany playing pink guitars at the movie theater and all kinds of craziness. You moms weren't kidding when you tell me pregnancy dreams are crazy. I guess 3rd times the charm on craziness.
This week a good friend has reminded me of my sweet Alice. With everything going on with this sweet baby inside me I forgot about all the emotions I have been suppressing for Alice. I can't believe just around the corner is her birthday. Time goes by so fast. I belong to a group of amazing woman who have lost babies (HALO) and last night two ladies came and visited me. I hope they know how much it means to me that they talked with me and looked at pictures of Alice and told me how beautiful she is. It made my day that she still matters too. Sometimes in the middle of so much emotion those little ones that I remember everyday seem to be forgotten by others, but I have such amazing friends that remember Graydin and Alice and that means so very much to me. Thank you ladies for last night, thank you to my bestest friends who help me each day! Love you all. Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 7 - A Full Heart

Adventures are Always Around the Corner!

So, Sunday my body decided to have some pains. Of course I get paranoid and have a pretty panicked day. The pain was not so bad that I couldn't sleep, so I tried to sleep it off. Monday morning I woke up with the same discomforts. By lunch time (after talking to good friends and my mom) decided that I better be safe than sorry, so Tayce took me to the doctor. Dr. C was not in, but his medical assistant was. She thought it might be a UTI (urinary tract infection) because they are "common" in pregnancy. Well after waiting for the test to come back there was good news and not so good news. First there was no signs of infections, but signs of blood in the urine which indicates kidney stones (especially in woman who have had them before, thank you genes for giving me the Grandma Jo kidney stone curse).
Kidney stones (called renal calculi (from Latin ren, renes, "kidney" and calculi, "pebbles")are solid concretions or crystal aggregations formed in the kidneys from dietary minerals in the urine.
So, now I continue to sit, but now I have to drink A LOT of liquids. Yesterday I successfully drank over 100 ounces of liquid and today it's only 2:23pm and I've put done 60 ounces! Thank you to all of our dear friends and family who have prayed and called and worried for us, we love you all 5 of us. (Just in case that confuses you that means Tayce, Me, Graydin, Alice and baby)