Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Faith Sits Down.....

"A great many things in God's divine providences do not look to the eye like goodness. But faith sits down before mysteries such as these, and says, 'The Lord is good, therefore all that He does must be good no matter how it looks. I can wait for His explanations.'"

A good friend of mine sent me this comforting quote the other day and it was such a great truth to hold on to during this sad time for me and my family. Thank you all for the continued prayers and the Lord has been so good to me to give me strength even at times I was at my lowest. I am so thankful for His love and mercy to me. :)

I'm still at home resting and relaxing for the most part, but I'm excited to spend tomorrow with just me and my Fritter! Her smiles and laughs have been such a help the last few days! :) My father in law told me today after they watched her all day that he found out what she wanted to be when she grows up was a Home "Re"-Organizer. LOL. That girl can clear a cabinet, bag, or bucket by the time you turn around! No wonder it seems like I never get anything cleaned up! LOL

(Here's a recap of her work back a few months ago in my fabric cabinet....Um...I didn't do anything! LOL)

I'm ready to get back to my sewing machine too! It has been staring at me just calling my name lately & I'm ready to start making things again. I have lots of fun ideas, so pretty soon, I promise I show ya'll some new stuff! :)

~Stacy

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him;
God
is a refuge for us. ~ Psalm 62:8

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rollercoaster of Emotions

Well I haven't been around the last week, mainly because I'm exhausted majority of the time to even think to type and also the last few days have been horrible and joyous at the same time.

On Tuesday morning, I dropped Anna off at my mother in law's and then headed to help a local photographer friend of mine shoot preschool pictures. While on my way there I was rear ended at a busy intersection. I immediately went through the emotions of getting in a wreck, being first scared, then mad, then sad, then mad again! LOL I am early pregnant and called my clinic just to let them know about the wreck and they told me to go ahead and come on in to be checked just in case. My husband met me up there and we got an ultrasound again. Well when we went in to the ultrasound the tech was having trouble finding the baby's heartbeat. Immediately I felt all the life come out of me and was just so scared. She continued to measure and check and then went to go get the on call dr. since my dr. wasn't there at the clinic that day. He ended up coming in and they kept looking and still couldn't find the heartbeat and the baby wasn't measuring much bigger than it was 11 days before when I came in for my first appt. and he broke the news to us that this would not be a complete pregnancy. Of course, my husband and I were completely devastated and confused. They said it was completely unrelated to the wreck so I felt relieved about that. I have felt no physical symptoms of miscarriage and felt very pregnant so it was all so confusing to me. We went back to talk to the dr. and asked if there was anyway I could see my dr. the next day so we set up an appt. for the next morning.

That evening was very hard, but I was very encouraged by many of our family and friends that were praying for us. I truly felt everyone's prayers and felt very comforted by the Lord. I also know many women that have gone through this before and they were very comforting in talking to me about things.

So, yesterday morning we met with my doctor and she came in the room and expressed her sympathy and we talked about different things and then I asked her if she wouldn't mind looking just because she's my doctor and I really wanted her to be there and I would just feel a better peace if she took a look. So we had a different tech (that was the most adorable, & sweetest girl) and my dr. in the room. At first everyone was real quiet and as I studied my dr.s face and listened to her talk with the tech, I knew that something was different. She looks at me and says, "Stacy, that's a heartbeat!" We were all so shocked and relieved and not really knowing how to feel. My doctor even brought another dr. in and got confirmation. We ended up talking with my dr. in her office and she says that she is cautiously optimistic because the growth of the embryo has not changed much since the first time we were scanned on Sept. 11. She is optimistic b/c there is a beating heartbeat which means there is life!

My dr. and I aren't sure if maybe the first scan I had was mis-measured and she said that could be possible b/c it is just a machine and even the slightest millimeter could add days to the due date. We are all pretty uncertain, but she wants me to come back in on Monday morning to have an ultrasound and look for growth. So needless to say, these past few days have been such a whirlwind of emotions. I am so blessed and extremely thankful to hear of how many people that are praying for us and tears fill my eyes to think of God's goodness and kindness to us through all this.

I ask that if you are reading this that you could say a prayer for our little family that all this has been just a big mistake and that everything is growing good and will be a healthy pregnancy.

Thanks again and I'll try to blog whenever I can with the latest.

~Stacy

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Catching up!

Oh my! It seems like it has been forever since I have posted. These past few weeks have been so busy and I have had NO energy at all, so usually during my downtime I'm resting. Today is the first time for me to open my computer in like 4 days! So we have alot of catching up to do......

I went to my first prenatal appt. last Friday and everything is looking great! We saw the little "peanut" and the strong flickering heartbeat and it looks like I'm around 6 weeks along, so not as far as we thought. My new due date is May 6, 2010. Anna was a couple weeks early, so I may end up having another April baby too! We'll see....lol
I went to my first MOPS meeting on Monday and it was so fun! The theme is "Together on Planet Mom", so everything is based on a outer space theme. My table of ladies are called the Mars Mommas! I'm so excited to get to know these ladies more throughout the year! They all are so nice & fun! We had a mentor share a short devotion and gave us some motherly advice. Then we had a local pediatrician talk about first aid and cpr care for our children. It was great to hear a recap of that information. Our next meeting is on Sept. 28, so I'm excited to go back. Anna loved playing with new friends too! :)
I finished up reading a great book last night called Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It is a very popular book and I've heard about for sometime and I got it this past spring and have picked it up here and there to read a chapter or two, but the last few weeks I have stayed up every night reading until I could no longer keep my eyes open. It is such a beautiful story of grace, mercy, and God's redemption. The author does a great job putting together a fantastic story of a young girl thrown into prostitution and the man that brings her out of it, into God's "redeeming" grace. It is basically the story of Hosea set in the 1850's California gold time. It really is a must read!

Well, that's about all for now! Off to play with little Fritter, tidy up, and hopefully sneak in a nap! LOL

~Stacy

Monday, September 7, 2009

"Big" News

Well, we have had some Big News recently around our house! I found out Thursday morning that Anna is going to be a Big Sister next April!!

We are super excited and I know that she will be such a great sister!

If things are right, I am supposedly 9 weeks today, but I'm not real sure about that, b/c I took a test the first week of August and it was negative, soooo...I may be anywhere between 6-8 weeks. I go to the doctor on Friday, so I will know more then. The funny thing is that Anna's birthday is April 17 and my due date now is April 12! Ahhh!! LOL

When I found out on Thursday morning, my hubby was still out of town in Little Rock on business and I knew he was coming in that day, so I went to a local boutique and found a "Big Sister" shirt for Anna. We surprised him at his office when he got back in town and he saw her shirt and was like "WHAT?!? Are you pregnant?" and we laughed and hugged and he was so excited! My best friend also works there and she saw it too and was so excited! She was also so nice to snap some pics of the festivities with her phone! :) Thanks Michelle!
So we're super excited & I can't wait to see my little "peanut"!

Have a great Labor Day!!

~Stacy

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Giveaway Fanatic

Ok..Everyone knows I'm a giveaway fanatic! They are so fun, especially when you get the coveted email that says, "You've won!!" LOL It is a sure way to make you have a good day by knowing you won something for free! :) So everyone needs to join the "coolest" trend around and become a giveaway fanatic too! (I don't want to be the only weird one! LOL)

Here is a list of some good giveaways I have found today to make it convienent for you! :)

**First off, remember Erin at http://www.purplebookbloggingmommy.blogspot.com/ is giving away one of my bibs & it ends tomorrow night at midnight so here on over! :)

**Click here for the Everything Etsy Back to School Giveaway with cute stuff from her store Flashy Fish. (One of my new favorite stores!)

Sarah over at Brown Paper Packages has some great giveaways going on right now.
You can win:
A Flirty Apron contest ends September 4th.
Seamless Socks contest ends September 4th.
A Skip Hop Zoo Pack which is super cute. Contest ends September 11th.

Well that's all that I know of right now, but I'm sure there are sooo many more! This giveaway "fanatic" would love to know if you know of any other giveaways! It can be anything like baby stuff, home stuff, fun stuff for yourself or anything! Leave a comment and let me know if you know of a great giveaway! This will be so fun!

Well have a great afternoon! :)

~Stacy
 

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