Sunday, June 30, 2013

YOU have helped make these donations possible

8 crocheted sets (5 girl, 3 boy)
23 sewn sets (8 girl, 14 boy, 8 neutral)

31total sewn gowns
41 total sewn diapers pairs
8 total crocheted Teeny Tears diaper sets
1 boy bracelet set
6 blankets
4 pillows

Medium (17-19 weeks gestation)
Large (20-22 weeks gestation)

6 boy (5 lg, 1 med)
6 girl (2 lg, 4 med)
2 neutral (both med)



11 sets (8 crocheted (3 boy, 4 girl, 1 neutral), 3 sewn (1 boy, 1 girl, 1 neutral))
6 extra sewn gowns
3 blankets

15 sets (11 crocheted (6 girl, 2 boy, 3 neutral), 4 sewn (all girl))
10 extra sewn gowns, 1 extra set diapers


15 gowns (4 boy, 10 girl, 1 neutral) (1 - 26 week, 6 - 20 week, 8 - 18 week)

7 crocheted diaper sets, 3 pre-sewn diaper sets

1 baby girl 20 week blanket



So far, over the last 6 months, I have crocheted 47 sets.
With help from friends and family, we've done 30 sets, plus various random gowns and diapers.

We have made 77 gown/diaper sets in the last 6 months!!
I don't know about you, but I think this is absolutely AMAZING!  I've had several people help by either tracing patterns, cutting, sewing, ironing, doing finish work, or helping with my kids so I could work.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

20ish weeks

We went in for the 20 week anatomy scan/gender reveal ultrasound today.  It's the same place that I went to when I found out Taylor had died, and the same appointment at the same place as when I had the kids all surrounding me as I found out that Seth had died.  As I went into the room, I tried to get in before the rest of the family and quickly told the ultrasound tech that, after my past two experiences there, please let me know if I need to excuse the kids. 

With Seth, they started by looking at the cervix and placenta, then didn't get to the baby until about 5 minutes in.  Knowing my background, she started with finding the heart beating away!  Not like she had to do much searching for proof of life - the little bugger was kicking and twisting all over the place! 

After some bouncing around and lots of oooh's and aaaaah's, she asked if we wanted to know a gender.  With the cord between the legs, it took a while and we had to go back a couple times for confirmation, but we found out! 

It was really wonderful to have such a great experience today!  We followed up the happy appointment by going to the mall to buy a new maternity shirt (they have very slim pickings right now at a descent price) and then out to lunch.  RED LOBSTER!  (When Seth died, I met up with someone from a support group at the Temple.  Her parents came, too.  Her mom ended up going to Seth's funeral and read a poem - which I'm really glad she did because she was the only one with anything prepared.  Anyway, so this incredibly wonderful woman sent us gift cards for Red Lobster to celebrate 20 weeks, since it's been a while since we've made it this far.  Isn't that just incredible?!)  Next, we went to Scheel's where the boys all rode the Ferris Wheel and then we got some yummy fudge! 

Just SUCH a great day!

Oh, YOU wanted to know the gender, too?

"VASH" Kaylee Harvey

Anyone have names to suggest to replace Vash?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

16+ weeks!

Friday:  I have officially passed where I was in pregnancy when Taylor and when Seth each died.  I had been mostly calm and comforted this week.  Then last night I started freaking out!  It was on days of prenatals that I found out each had passed.  Today, I went in for a prenatal.  Knowing my other 3 were going with me, I checked yesterday morning, again last night, and again this morning to make sure it was "safe" to take the kids with me.  I don't need any surprises as I'm surrounded by my children again.  In about 3 weeks we'll have the big "gender reveal" ultrasound, and I'm likely to get a little freaked out again, especially going yet again to the same place where I was with both my angels.  But, things are looking up!

Oh, and with my midwife's VERY low-tech, low-quality-image ultrasound machine (it's no stronger than a doppler, very poor quality pictures - hence why I am sent out elsewhere for the anatomy scan, to get high quality images to make sure everything has developed in its proper location, etc) - she made a gender guess!!  MY guess is girl because my face looks HORRIBLE!  I mean, I've got some seriously horrid skin going on!  Keith is guessing girl because he thinks we need equal numbers of boys and girls.  Mitchell says "boy.  No, girl.  Yeah, a girl.  No, a boy.  I don't know, either a boy or a girl."  Hahahahha!  Yeah, I know it's one or the other honey!  Sweet little boy!  Ben doesn't really make guesses for gender.  My midwife is guessing girl!  HOWEVER.... even with the super awesome high-quality imaging ultrasound last time around, they had told me DEFINITELY girl (so we picked out the name Isabelle and got tiny girl clothing for her) but birth proved the tech to be wrong as I had a Seth who was very, VERY much a boy!  This baby is only 4 days older than when they mis-labeled Seth as a girl.  So, it's not conclusive yet, but it's the strongest guess.

Any girl name ideas?  Middle name Kaylee, so no "ee" sounding names because as beautiful as the name is, Brittany Kaylee Harvey just is TOO "ee" for me!  Post some ideas!!!

We couldn't get a very good picture of little "Vash" Kaylee.  She kept moving around.  But my midwife wanted to send me home with SOMETHING to show her Daddy.  So here it is:

She's facing down, spine across the top, head at left.  Still a skinny little thing, but that's likely to change pretty quickly now that I'm nearly 17 weeks along!  (oh, and I know I'm in that awful stage where random onlookers think "oh, she's pleasantly plump" but when I look in the mirror I think "woah!, I'm getting HUGELY pregnant!" because I know what I usually look like)  <<<  point being, to ME, I'm happily SHOWING!! 

Saturday:  We went out today and FINALLY found me some maternity pants!  It took forever!  But the 4th store we went to finally had some.  I really needed them.  I started this pregnancy slightly heavier than I did with Keith (though, labeled sizes have changed since then) and quite a bit lighter than I did with Mitchell or Kiersten.  So my maternity clothes are all not-quite-right.  Glad I have pants to wear now!