so, i know i have been missing in action (or i should say missing in very little action) these past few weeks. thank you to all of you who have prayed for us and helped us out! your prayers have really been felt and we know that our friends are one of the many blessings we have had through this trial!
a lot has happened since my last post. i am still feeling some of the effects from the ohss, but my belly has shrunk considerably and i no longer look pregnant, just a bit flabby!
we have experienced many miracles during the last few weeks and i am in awe of how truly involved Heavenly Father is in our lives and how much He really cares! He knows us and listens to our pleadings! my relationship with Him has been strengthened and my faith has increased!
a few days after my last post, my belly was still filling with fluids from the cysts on my ovaries and it was causing me to have a difficult time breathing. after going in to see the doctor i was scheduled to have my fluids drained the next day. i was in a lot of pain and sleep was almost impossible. while i was excited to have the fluids drained and anxious to see HOW much fluid they would get, i was still a bit concerned about the procedure. apparently, i was not the only one.
the next morning, the day of the scheduled procedure, mitch woke me up before he left for work to give me a priesthood blessing. in that blessing i was promised that the invasive procedure would not need to be performed and that the fluids would be reabsorbed and leave my body naturally. later that morning when i got out of bed i could feel significant relief from the pressure. by the end of the day my breathing was less labored and the pain was decreasing!
each day i measured a little bit smaller and my weight began to come down. i know that it is because of our faith in the blessing that i was healed, not immediately, but with patience i will return to my normal pre-ohss self.
once i started feeling better, i was anxious to get out of the house and get some things done! i had been couped up and in pain for so long that with any sign of improvement i was ready to go! that wasn't the best thing for me. i am a stubborn woman at times, and it took me about 3 set backs to learn that even though i may feel better, i still needed to take it easy. so, after going out three different times and doing too much, then being forced to lie low for several days after each trip, i realized that i just needed to stay down until this was gone.
i have been on husband and self-imposed "bed rest" for about a week now. though it has been an irritant at times, i must admit that i am feeling much better and i am consistently improving!
our girls have been troopers through this whole ordeal! i am amazed at how nani has really stepped up to the plate and taken over many of my responsibilities. she has even begun to change kawena's diapers, something i particularly enjoy! the girls have been getting along surprisingly well and playing together more peacefully! and thank goodness for great friends (elizabeth, renae, and heidi) the girls have had fun play dates all week!
things are looking up, way up! and the best thing is that tutu lady is coming for an extended visit on monday! we can't wait for her arrival!
i am hoping that as i feel better, i will be able to blog more! i've got great pictures i want to share of the girls, i've just enrolled in school, and we have some great changes on the horizon....
so, stay tuned....