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Here I am with no real bump yet.  But I don't show early, so I'm not surprised.  But, there are a lot of people who are like "wow" because I'm not showing yet.  LOL
 
 
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Here are the twins in their "bunk beds".
 
 
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We are having twins!  I'll post more later.  Have a nice time.

 
 
I'm pregnant!!!
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So I had 3 of the cheap dollar store home pregnancy tests sitting in my bathroom clothset.  I was originally planning on waiting to test until wednesday when I would be officially late.  But since I had a few tests I figured why not test early.  And here is the wonderful news!  My OB/Gyn is having a quantitative blood draw done.  I had some blood taken today, and on wednesday I go back for the second draw to check for doubling.  I hope you enjoy the news.

 
 

It was my mother-in-laws birthday, so we went with a friend to the park and took pictures.  I don't have any of the pictures that my friend took yet, but I will post those up when I get them.  The family picture of us is so CUTE!!  Anyways, here are the pictures on my camera from last friday.

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The picture above is Eliza on the left and my friends daughter, Emma.  We were trying to get a cute picture of them together since my friend is such good friends with my mother-in-law.  Getting two toddlers to look at the camera at the same time is next to impossible.
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Don't you just love that cheesy grin?!

Surgery Update:  Last Wednesday Eliza had her 3 week post-surgery check up.  She is healing well, and will be back in a couple more weeks to be checked again and a day to remove the stitches will be scheduled at that time.
 
 

About 3 weeks back, I took Eliza in for a consultation because she has been having constipation issues.  It turned out that her bum hole was in the wrong location.  She had surgery to move it where it should be on tuesday, June 23.  The surgery they did on her is called Posterior Sagital Anorectoplasty.  She was in the hospital over night and we went home the following day around lunch time.  She is doing good right now.  Everything is healing and as long as I keep some tylenol or motrin in her she is completely happy.  Here are some pics from the pre-operating room, and one in her room after.

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Since this is my first post, I'll have to sum up a lot that is happening in my life.

I have been hapily married to my husband for 5 years at the end of the summer.  We have a darling little girl who recently turned 1 on April 13!  She is so sweet. 

Most of the time I can't understand what she is saying, but when she is in my arms or on my lap throwing a tantrum, what she says is usually really clear.  The other day she said "mama" as clear as any adult talks, and then another time she said "mama, no."  She is just a bundle of energy and joy!  I can't imagine not having her with us. 

Before she came, we had been trying to grow our family for 2 1/2 years and had 2 losses along the way.  Through everything we did and seeing a dr., we did eventually keep a pregnancy, and now have our BEAUTIFUL daughter.  Her name is Eliza. 

My husband likes to say we naimed her after an ancestor on his side who had the name, but the honest truth is that we (mostly I) chose the name before I even knew about the relative and it was only brought up after we told the family the name.  I had been searching thru names in books an online and giving it a lot of thought, when the name just came to me.  I felt like that was what she should be called, and it fit.  We didn't say we were going to use the name for certain until after she was born, because I wanted to make certain that the name fit.  After she was born, I just knew that she was my Eliza. 

We gave her a middle name, and that name was after my grandmother that died from cancer.  Her name was Dorothy Jean Searl Koyle.  So my baby girl is my Eliza Dorothy.  I grandmother was the glue in her family, after her passing the family stopped doing holiday parties and getting together much.  We have gotten together for weddings and an occational holiday that was organized by my aunt Kathry or my Mom, but my Mom didn't want to do it every time so nothing much became of it.

A couple months before my due date with Eliza, we started looking at houses, and purchased our first home little over a month before she was born.  We only moved a 1/2 hour north from where we were, so I kept the same dr for the remainder of the pregnancy and delivery.

I now have selected a new dr. to help us maximize our chances of growing our family again.  I should be getting my lab results later today to see where things are at and then we will firm up a game plan.  I was quite worried that since we hadn't been trying for at least 6 months the dr would say to wait, but he didn't.  I think it was mostly becuase of my history and my concerns and being active in seeking help early on this time. 

During the whole time we were trying to grow our family, both of us were doing school full time.  I was at BYU and my husband was at UVU (called UVSC at the time.)  He graduated April of '07 with a bahelors in physics, and I graduated in August of '07 with a bachelors in mechanical engineering.  I am currently working full time, and Joe is currently looking for work.  He hasn't had the best luck in holding a job this last year, so it has been a good thing I have a stable full time job.

I will add pictures later.