Friday, December 13, 2013

Mavi Jo's Story

April 10, 2013 Shane and I found out we were going to be parents! We were beyond thrilled and started planning right away. We enjoyed all the fun things pregnancy brings: announcing the news to our families, decorating the nursery, watching my belly grow, and buying lots of pink for our little girl that would be joining our family December 14, 2013. I loved being pregnant and Shane loved me being pregnant. We couldn't wait for our bundle of joy to arrive. 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 22 weeks my body was showing signs that something was wrong, so we went to the doctor and they did an ultrasound. They told me everything looked good with baby but its a good thing I came in. We then were given the news that my life from then on was going to change. I have what is called an incompetent cervix and when any weight is put on my cervix my body tells itself its time for labor. If I could get through the next 24 hours with no complications I would be eligible to get a stitch in my cervix to hold our little girl in there longer.  I was then hospitalized and put on strict bed rest. Things were looking good and continued to progress as the doctor told me we could move forward with the procedure. I was life flighted to the University of Utah hospital where the specialists were ready and within the 30 minutes of transport things had went south. I was no longer eligible for the procedure because I had acquired an infection that was starting to spread into my bloodstream. Our little girl was coming and there was nothing we could do to stop it. All I could think about was why her and not me? My worries weren't about the delivery or if it was going to hurt it was that Shane was not going to be able to play dress up with his princess, or take her on her first date.

Our daughter Mavi Jo Scoffield was born on August 14th at 6:38 pm weighing 1 pound and 2 ounces and 11 1/2 inches long. As we spent 1 hour and 1 minute with our little girl we fell in love with one of God's greatest gifts and my love grew so strong for such a little being of life with every breath she took, and every little wiggle she made. It was hard knowing we couldn't take her home but we find comfort in knowing we can hold her forever.

The loss of our Mavi Jo has been the hardest trial but yet the greatest blessing. I am so grateful to have the chance for our little one to come to earth to get a body and have just enough time to meet her and hold her in our arms. I have a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I know that my family can be together forever through the covenants we have made. I know that our Heavenly Father knows us better than we know ourselves and knows our strengths and weaknesses. He chose Shane and I to have Mavi in our family and even though we did not have a lot of time on earth with her, we know why she was sent to us. I stumbled upon this quote and I feel it fits my feelings perfectly.

"One day she finally grasped that unexpected things
 were always going to happen in life.
And with that she realized the only control she had was
how she chose to handle them."

 I know that this trial was chosen for us because our Heavenly Father knew we were strong and we would face it together without our faith faltering. We know we are not able to pick and choose our trials but we never will regret the spirit and love our Mavi brought with her into this world. She gave faith to those who were lost and that is the greatest blessing to have a child, as little as she, bring others unto Christ.

We love you Mavi Jo and can not wait until we can hold you in our arms again.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Will you be my Valentine???

Valentines Day I spent working all day so I was around all these gals that were continually getting delivered jewelry and flowers all day. As much as I knew I was not getting either of the sort a girl still can hope as they kept getting delivered that maybe they were mine. Shane and I texted throughout the day and he asked what we were doing for Valentines? Well that put a damper on my day thinking I had to plan my own romantic evening, don't worry Shane Scoffield had something up his sleeve. He surprised me as he showed up to my work to "just come see me" and took me to a hotel room where he had all my luggage packed up and there for me with swimsuit, fun treats, movies and all. Yes he even packed the necessities I needed to do my hair! I was so impressed by him for doing all this for me and putting great thought and effort into making my Valentines Day special.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Aspens little helper

Shane is always such great help when it comes to house chores. He is so good to pick up things, do dishes, vacuum, and do laundry. I am so grateful I have such a great guy to want to help me out, but this week I'm a little unsure of the gratefulness because... Haha he shrunk my cute dress into a crop top!!!! He even hung it up and put it in my closet thinking "he couldn't believe I would wear that short of a dress." Well it was a dress and it shrunk a good 4,5,6,maybe even 7 inches!!! Gotta love him for the good laugh :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

As of lately.

We now have been married almost 5 months. We lived above a cute little craft store for or first 4 months and it was going out of business so we moved thanksgiving weekend to a townhome in North Logan. We miss our old place but love the new one. We are still in love as ever, just learning each day about each other. (which is an adventure to say the least) We were blessed recently with the two cutest nieces EVER!!! We love them both to pieces. Tyson & Lacey had Madalyn Jo Wrigley on December 10th & Steven & Nancy had Saydie Scoffield on November 7th. We have made it through a few holidays wahoo!!!! Thanksgiving & Christmas was spent at the Wrigley Residence, and New years was spent at the Scoffield Residence. We got everything we wanted from Santa plus more. :) We are so blessed to have such wonderful families to spend the holidays with and enjoy time together. We both are excited for the New Year and are looking forward to many more married years ahead of us! :) (one of my resolutions is to keep up on my blogging)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Under Construction

I decided that Shane and I need a blog, so i will be starting to blog soon I just need to get it looking all cute and have my dear friend Lisha continue to help me. Hopefully then, I will get on my feet to start sharing stories with everyone about us newlyweds :)