Monday, March 12, 2012

20 weeks and counting

Well, we are half way through this whole pregnancy thing! So excited that we will be adding a sweet little GIRL to the Mullinax/Millwood clan. Everyone seems to be so excited about this! I especially am, but still struggle with the thought of -what in the world will I do with a little girl? :) Sounds funny, I know - especially since I am a girl, but after raising 2 sons, girl stuff just hasn't been on my agenda. So as soon as we found out what we were having we announced her name - ABIGAIL LEA (pronounced LEE after Daddy)! I am sure my dad is smiling down from heaven about this. We also went out and bought her several new outfits. We have a TON of Boy stuff - but nothing for little luckily I have a great friend who will be helping me out by giving me tons of baby girl stuff! I am super excited to see what all I will be getting.

As far as life goes - things are good. I am still loving my j-o-b!  Life has been super busy lately. Aaron started playing Soccer this season and Triston began playing Wee Ball. I imagine my life is only going to get more and more hectic, but I wouldn't want it any other way.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Headache and BP SCARE

So all last weekend I had this enormous headache. Monday night I was hurting so bad that I was in tears.  I never even thought to check my blood pressure as a possible culprit! That was the last thing on my mind, but it should have been the first with my history of pre-eclampsia with both my Tuesday rolled around and I decided that if the headache didn't go away I was for sure calling the doctor. I had posted about the headache on facebook, so one of my friends told me to go and check my BP. It was not pretty. It was 157/90 at that time. I called the doctor and went in for a visit the next morning (Wednesday - my usual doctor visit day.) So they checked my bp and it was alright. It was 119/90 - not nearly as bad as it had been on the previous day. The verdict was in - it could have just been a little infection that my body was trying to get rid of, or it could be hormones (which I believe it was the infection due to the constant sinus pressure, etc.) Or last, it could be the increase in blood volume in my body. Either way my BP was much better. Next it was time to listen to the heartbeat....but Dr. Robinson couldn't find it with the regular doppler. So he sent me in for a ultrasound.... Low and behold there was little baby Mullinax. Heartbeat was 171 and there was a great picture of this sweet little baby! That made me feel lots better!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Dermatologist Visit

Yesterday was a pretty interesting day. We ended up at the dermatologist for Triston because he had this super ugly mole in a pretty strange little spot (the groin area.) The doctor seemed to be a little concerned and wanted to go ahead and get it off. So that's what they did. They scraped it off and then they cauterized it....which stinks really bad!!!!  They are sending it off for a biopsy, but I know that everything is going to be just fine! Please be in prayer with me!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A New Adventure

There has been so much that has happened to us over the past year, that I don't want to forget anything. That is why I have decided to jump on this bandwagon and try out blogging for a while. I have some awesome friends who blog and I just love to see how they "scrapbook" their lives on the internet from day to day. I have always liked to keep up with things, but now with a baby on the way (I am almost 12 weeks along) I feel that it is imperative that I begin this journey and never look back.

First, I would like to say hello to 2012. 2011 was a tough, tough year. We, as a family, had to endure so much loss and pain over that year. In January, I went to see Dr. Greco because of the severe pains that I was experiencing in my abdominal area. He took out my IUD and then performed a surgery in February to "clean me out" to say the least.  March came along and we decided to start trying for a baby. Uncle Tim came home and Oh what Joys filled our Souls!!!  April strolled along and we got a postive sign, but within a day or two it faded to negative. Must have been a chemical pregnancy or what they call a spontaneous abortion. But April also began many other journeys that I didn't even realize we would have to be on. Daddy went into the hospital on April 5, 2011. This was our first hospital admission in quite sometime, but little did we know it wouldn't be our last.  2 days later sweet baby Gibson, Shane and Jamie's new little boy, came into our lives!   Again, April came with many, many ups and downs. Daddy continued to be in and out of the hospital until May. Bo and I were not trying too hard for a baby due to taking care of daddy. We just were putting that on hold. Dad came home with hospice, which I was never prepared for and still can barely speak about that experience without tearing up. A few weeks later I began cramping severely at dad's house. Mom went to get a pregnancy test because she thought I might be pregnant. Well, surprise - I was! I wasn't doing very well with taking care of myself during that time because all I wanted to do was take care of my daddy! So -sadly, we lost that baby too! This miscarriage just took a really long time to complete.
So, then June came along and Daddy decided he had had enough. He decided he was too tired to continue the fight so he went to Heaven sometime during the night of June 20th or either early morning on June 21st - but they pronounced him on June 21st. This was the hardest thing I have ever endured in my life. I never knew the hurt that losing a parent could cause. I NEVER want to experience that hurt again. Thank God my mom is really healthy.

Well, the next couple of months were just a blur. I blocked people out of my life. I consumed myself with work and church responsibilities. Sadly, I don't even remember half of what I did during the later part of the year.

But then a great thing happened. Let me back up - In April, I also quit my 6 year position with the company that I had worked for in order to help take care of daddy. I took a contract position and worked whatever hours I needed to so that I could be with my dad as much as possible. In September, a friend at the contract position was looking for a job, so I decided to help her. I found an awesome postition for me instead!!! I applied and have been working for this AWESOME company ever since! 2 1/2 months down!

The last battle we had in 2011 as an entire family came one tragic night when my brother's girlfriend wanted him to look at her gun. The gun misfired and he has ended up back facing more charges due to his previous convictions. So sad, but God always has a plan.

I didn't forget to tell you about my family. That was just all the sadness of 2011 rolled into a quick summary. I have a great husband - who of course sometimes we don't always get along, but we love each other so deeply! I have a soon to be 9 year old son....who I believe God gave to me to save my life and start my life fresh. I also have a soon to be 4 year old son.....who is just a little HAM! He is too funny! Lastly, we have a sweet baby on the way! God knew when it would be a good time. He always has a plan for us, we just have to be patient and wait on HIM.

So with all this said - I begin my new journey as a blogger in 2012! I may back date and tell you more about my story. I never want to forget anything ever again!