Thursday, March 3, 2016

15 Weeks Pregnant and baby is a......

After the event of losing our little 5 month old nephew I came up with an idea. I asked Travis as we were driving to Primary Childrens Hospital if his sister and brother-in-law were ok with it, I would like to use Max (our nephew) middle name for our babies middle name in honor of him. Travis told me he liked that idea. But I told him we should wait a while to ask them as to be sensitive and not take away from where the attention was needed.
After the funeral I found out that Travis had already asked his sister (They are very close and very similar to each other). Somehow it came out while they were talking with each other and there it was. She said she would be honored if we used Max's middle name Harvey. So it was set. Now we just needed to find out the gender.

Before all of that happened I had found a place in American Fork that did gender ultra sounds as early as 14 weeks! With Alice the earliest I had heard you could tell gender was 16! I was so excited. But I hit 14 weeks the week of our nephews passing and funeral so we decided to wait till I was about 15 1/2 weeks. Which is what I am now.
Yesterday we went to Fetal Fotos and got an ultrasound. While there Alice again was talking and laughing at the tv monitor at her little sibling. We got to see the cute little profile and as soon as that was on the screen Alice yelled "Hi!" it was so cute!
As I had come to suspect and Travis knew from the very beginning we are having another little GIRL!! We are so excited. Im really glad that Alice with have a little sister to grow up with.
We will be naming our 2nd daughter Monroe (Roe) Harvey Taylor.
I no longer feel sick just tired all the time, but I will take that over sickness anytime. I am so very excited to be having another baby. I think back to my time with Alice as a newborn and all the snuggles and loves that come with new babies and it makes me so so excited. August 19th can't come soon enough, but I know that with spring and summer just around the corner, time will go by much faster than the last few months of winter have.
Until my next post!
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Until we meet again

Tragedy hit Travis' family 2 weeks ago.
Sunday morning Travis and I woke to lots of texts and phone calls from almost all of the members in his family. Travis' sister Nikki had text saying that they were at Primary Childrens Hospital with their 5 month old son. He was found face down in his crib late Saturday night with labored breathing.  They did everything they possibly could to help little Maximus get better but the damage had already been done. He was officially declared brain dead Monday morning.
We all went to Primary Childrens to say our goodbyes and be with Nikki and Brett. It was one of the hardest things i have ever had to do and it wasn't even my child. The pain and sorrow in that room was overwhelming but yet at the same time there was a feeling of comfort. Thanks to the knowledge we have of the Plan of Salvation, Atonement, and Eternal families. We knew that this wasn't the last time we would be seeing little Max.
Through the whole week leading up to Max's funeral we spent a lot of time with Travis' sister and her family. Understandably they didn't want to be at home alone so there was constantly family, friends and neighbors there keeping company. I was in awe of how amazing and strong and spiritual Nikki and Brett have been through this whole ordeal. I hope to be more like them because they are truly special souls.
The funeral service was beautiful, filled with love and special memories of little Maximus Harvey Michaelis.
Max is a hero. He donated his heart, liver, and kidneys and saved 3 lives. He was 3 other families miracle. So even though he was only 5 months old he had such a big impact on so many peoples lives.
I know this is a pain that will not soon go away for all involved and especially for Nikki and Brett and Max's 4 big brothers and 2 older sisters. I love this family and hope that i can help in even the smallest way. Please pray for my Sister-in-law,  Brother-in-law and their family as they have a long road ahead of them learning to live this new life without their littlest.