Friday, May 27, 2011


I had an appointment yesterday with my OB, and it all went well I guess. The baby has been very active, and I gained a lot of weight this month which is good since I haven't really gained too much up until now. I more then made up for it though! :) I knew I had a month like this coming! He did the usual measurements, but he didn't say if I was measuring on time or anything like he usually does...I'm sure he has not said it every time in the course of the last three babies that I had though either, but I am so paranoid that I'm not measuring where I should be because I have to worry about everything. My blood pressure was even elevated yesterday, and that never happens! I think it might have been elevated (not even enough for them to mention it) due to the fact that I knew he was going to schedule an ultrasound. I don't want one..I have been doing so well with this pregnancy because I am just going along thinking that everything is ok. I am relying on God to hold my hand through this, but I felt like I was the one who dropped His hand yesterday..I allowed fear to flood my thoughts. I hate that I have an ultrasound scheduled because it brings me right back to where I was in my pregnancy with Aubree..that dreaded ultrasound that changed my life forever. I am terrified of another ultrasound because of the possibility of something being wrong. I feel like I am going to worry until it is over. I am just thankful that Mike will be allowed to go in with me this time right from the beginning because of our previous experience. I don't know if I could do it alone. Just thinking about going to the hospital again for another ultrasound makes me sick to my stomach. My doctor said he wanted to check the placenta, but he circled intrauterine growth on the slip..which brings me back to my fear of not measuring correctly. I am sure that it is jut a normal ultrasound, and he probably circles that for all of the regular ones as the reason. I just worry because I can't seem to remember what it is like to have a normal, healthy baby. He told me he wanted to do the ultrasound to put my mind at ease as early as he can after I told him I didn't want to know..I seriously felt so at peace with this pregnancy until that darn ultrasound was scheduled..

Sunday, May 22, 2011

15 Months..

Well, we are still here..I knew it wasn't going to happen yesterday because of what some man said, but the thought of actually getting to spend today with Aubree was pretty appealing! I just miss her so much, and I can't believe it has been 15 months already. I sometimes feel like it was just yesterday that she was the one kicking around in my belly..I can't help but remember her when this baby moves around or gives me a swift kick..I know that this baby is not her, but I can't help but feel like this baby is connected to her in some ways. I have no idea why that is...I know that all of my kids are connected in a way, but I just feel like Aubree is with me just as much as this baby is. I know she will always be in my heart and will always be missed so maybe that is why she seems to be here..I don't know. I was just sitting here thinking about her today, and I can't help but wonder when I will catch a glimpse of that red dragonfly..Missing her today like always. All my love sweetheart..

Monday, May 16, 2011

Are You Ready?

There has been some talk lately about rapture occurring this coming Saturday, May 21, 2011. I have looked into why they are saying that it will occur this Saturday because it interests me as to why we would know the day all of a sudden. I was always under the impression that it would be an unknown day to us, but according to many people it is this Saturday because of some ancient calendars and some dates that have been discussed in the Bible. I won't go into detail here about all of those dates, but the end of the world will then occur five months later on October 21, 2011. This whole scenario has made me think about my life and about all of those people around me that I fear do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It sort of scares me and upsets me that I haven't done more to get them ready. Even if rapture doesn't occur this Saturday it could occur at any time, and I feel like I need to help those I love see the light so they don't miss out on an eternity in Heaven.

I think about whether or not I am makes me sad to think about all that I will miss out on here, but when I think about that it seems so silly to even think that way. I certainly won't care about Earthly things once I get to be in a place where there is no sickness, no pain, no loss, and one of the most important things to me right now is that Heaven holds my children! I will finally get to be with them! I can't imagine the feeling of seeing Heaven and to be with Jesus forever. How awesome my life will truly be then. I of course worry about the dumb things like what will happen to my dogs? Do they get to come? What about my children who can't really comprehend what it means to ask Jesus in their hearts? They say they love Jesus, and they know a lot about Jesus and Heaven thanks to us, but..will they get to come with us too because they may not have made that choice just yet because they truly don't understand as a result of their age? I worry because I worry about everything! I can't help it! The thought of leaving my children behind scares the daylights out of me just like it scares the daylights out of me that there are so many people in my life that I probably won't ever see again. I am not God, and I have no idea how Judgment Day will go, but I do know that these people do not have any type of relationship with Jesus at all. I just feel this intense desire to change that, but I have no idea how to even begin to reach out to all of them when they haven't really been receptive to me before. I am the kind of person who doesn't want to push my beliefs on someone because I don't want to scare them away from what it means to be a Christian. I know a few people who are so strong in their faith who truly glow as a result, but they tend to scare others away from becoming Christians themselves because they think you have to be like that in order to be a Christian. I have always hoped that people take a look at my life and see how my faith has helped me handle whatever God has thrown my way. I want to be an example of how much better life can be when you have God at the center of it. I might not be very outspoken about my beliefs unless asked, but I truly hope that people know how much I love God.

I have to say that I feel much closer to God since Aubree was born even though I don't understand why it had to happen in the first place. I sort of feel so much more thankful for Him because He is taking care of her for me. I feel such peace just knowing that she is in such good hands. I miss her here, but I honestly feel like her life is so much better now. I can't be more thankful that she was welcomed with open arms into her Heavenly home that dreary day in February.

I have no idea if rapture will truly occur this coming Saturday, but it is coming..Are you ready for it? Are those around you ready for it? It could happen years from now or it could happen tomorrow..Either way we need to prepare ourselves and make sure we are ready for it to happen so we don't miss out the most wonderful thing in the world. My Pastor made a comment a few weeks ago in one of his sermons about Christianity. He said that we could all be wrong about eternity and that it could all just be a hoax, but is it worth not believing because if we are wrong then we will miss out on the best thing we will ever experience? He also stated that you aren't losing anything at all by live a much richer, fuller life as a result of your faith so what is the harm in believing? You can either believe and lose nothing or you can not believe and lose everything. I certainly don't want to take that chance..My life is so much better and so much richer because of my faith. I don't ever want to give that up..

"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls." 1 Peter 1:8-9

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I Will Never Forget..

I realize that today is International Babylost Mother's day, and my heart goes out to all of you fellow moms who have experienced any sort of loss during pregnancy or after..Mother's Day is really a difficult day for all of us, and I am so glad that we are given a day to celebrate the babies that are patiently waiting for us in Heaven. I have peace knowing that all of our children are well taken care of..

I really love my daughter like she is still here because a part of her is always with me. I knew her, and she is very real to me. I truly get offended when people mention that this is my third baby or that now I can move on...What? First of all..she was my third baby, and this baby is my fourth. How can you just forget a person ever existed? I realize that she was not as "real" to some people as she was to me because they never got to meet her, but I can prove to people that she was a "real" baby..just look at the pictures, remember what I looked like last January, just remember period!!! I can heal a bit more with time, but I don't think I will ever move on..I don't even want to move on. I am living my life without my daughter, but I am certainly not going to move on and forget about her. Yes, I am happy about this new baby, and yes I am happy about life in general right now, but that does not mean that she has been forgotten from my mind. Every single day I think about her several times a day in fact, and I still cry sometimes because I miss her so very much..I am not sure we can ever truly move on or even want to do that. We don't want to forget our children even if they brought so many tears with them. I want to remember her always no matter what life throws my way in the future. She was my third baby and she will ALWAYS be my third child..

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