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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone! I know I haven't blogged in forever... my baby boy has been born! He was born Nov 24th at 7:30 pm. Weighed 6lb 4oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Healthy baby boy! He's getting so big already. Collin has had a good Christmas. Got lots of toys but has the flu bug. Hoping he is better soon. DH and I are good... tired w/the new baby and ready for a date night! I hope to blog again with a full birth story but honestly I just don't have time and I don't think anyone reads anyway. I've tossed around just deleting my blog all together. Not sure what I'll do. For now I will say that I read (kinda) your blogs when I have a chance and I hope everyone is doing well this holiday season!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sorry again...

I'm still here girls! Things are going fine, pregnancy is going fine. I have a lot to update on... Vacation, Collin's birthday, pregnancy updates. I promise to do soon. Been very busy. Hope you are all doing well!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's a....

BOY! Blue team! Baby was measuring right on time and weighs about 9oz. We do not have a name picked out nor do we have it narrowed down. Let the fun of picking that out begin! We are very happy and excited for Collin to have a brother. They will be best buds!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Let the countdown begin!

Tomorrow's the day! We find out if we have a she baby or a he baby! Yahoo! Will update ASAP!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pregnancy #2 vs. Pregnancy #1

You asked for it... you've got it! Here's a picture and some similarities/differences in the 2 pregnancies. Don't forget to vote!
Pregnancy #1 @ 17 weeks.

  • Light nausea in the 1st/2nd trimester. Threw up only a few times.
  • Dizzy spells but not as bad as 2nd pregnancy.
  • Craved cheese, ice cream, pickles- hated meat.
  • Felt movment at 17 weeks.
  • Had gained 10lbs by this point.

Pregnacy #2 @ 17 weeks.

  • Heavy nausea w/vomiting during the 1st tri but getting better now.
  • Lots of dizzy and fainting spells. 
  • No real cravings. Not eating much. Nothing ususally sounds good. Still hate meat.
  • Felt movement at 17 weeks.
  • Gained 2-3lbs.
Bellies seem pretty much the same to me... I'm not in maternity clothes yet but using my belly band. That thing is wonderful!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Poll!

I  put up a poll on baby #2's gender. Please vote!! We find out July 10th. So excited!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sigh....

I'm horrible. I'm surprised anyone even reads my blog anymore. I'm not even going to come up w/some lame excuse as to why I haven't been blogging. I just suck. Period. I feel so bad for baby #2 because I never blog about him/her. I haven't kept track of my symptoms...  hell I haven't even posted an u/s or belly pic on here or FB. I have been taking a belly pic every week for my belly book. Wouldn't you know it though.. I haven't developed a single picture yet. It has seriously been 4 months since I've developed pictures. I really need to get on that and get more organized. Yeah right. I don't have time for that right now! Life is good... pregnancy is good. I haven't gained any weight yet but I'm starting to get a little pooch. I've had a lot of fainting spells w/this pregnancy too. I've had blood work done and it came back normal. Doc says to eat 6 small meals a day that a high in protein & good sugars. Easier said than done. I don't have time to eat 6 freaking meals for one thing and I'm not hungry enough to eat that much.  I should be eating something now before bed but I don't wanna and nothing sounds good. RLP is back w/the vengeance and so is the sciatic nerve pain. Was hoping those 2 things would stay away! I should have my BIG ultra sound on July 10th! I can't wait! I want to start getting a room ready but don't know what colors I need. I'm a planner... once I find out the sex of the baby I'll be decorating in no time! Collin is crazy! He's definitely in the terrible 2's! He argues w/me like crazy and wants to do everything himself! He's a very stubborn little boy. I have no idea who he gets that from :) His vocabulary insane. He know so much and it amazes me. I can literally have a conversation w/this kid. Some words I have to think about but for the most part you can understand every word that comes out of his mouth. One of the funny ones is "sit" sounds like "shit." I shouldn't but I laugh. He repeats everything so we really have to watch what we say.

Well I'm about to fall asleep on my key board but before I go I'll tell you a few funnies from Collin the last few days.

I'm changing his diaper on his changing table and he tells me there's a spider on the ceiling. I freaking hate spiders and was afraid to look up. Once I got the courage I saw that it was a dust web. I told him it was a "dust bunny." Now every time I change his diaper he talks about the bunny that lives on his ceiling. I don't have the heart to knock it down. It's like his little pet!

Tonight I was getting him ready for bed and went to throw something in the trash can next to me. I bent down and smacked my chin on the corner of his changing table. It hurt so bad it brought tears to my eyes. Collin goes "I sowwy mommy" and kissed my chin. It was the sweetest thing I think I've ever seen. This kid melts my heart.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I'm still here!

Man I'm seriously a terrible blogger. I did much better when I was pregnant with Collin. I haven't been blogging or commenting... hardly had time to read blogs! I have been feeling pretty crappy... faint, nauseated, tired... you name it. I'm hoping this part is almost over. I had an appt on Wednesday and everything went well. Got to hear the heartbeat! Go back in 4 weeks. This pregnancy is going by much faster when w/Collin. So far we have no boy name picked out but really like Claire for a girl. Thoughts?

Collin is still growing like a weed... he's getting a mind of his own and wants to do everything by himself. He wants to choose what snacks he eats, he wants to walk and the grocery store not sit in the cart.... things like that. He's not a baby anymore! We are planning on getting him a twin size bed for his birthday. I hope he transitions well. I'd love to keep him in the crib but we will need it for baby. I'm not going to buy a new one. That's just silly! When we ask him where the baby is he lifts my shirt up and pokes me in the belly button. Cracks me up. He doesn't get it at all but I'm hoping once he can feel the baby move he'll understand a bit more. It will be a HUGE adjustment for him. And all of us for that matter!

Well I'm going to try and catch up on some reading... I have about 15min before I need to get moving here! Time just needs to slow down!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Update!

Hello all! Sorry I haven't blogged in a while. I don't have much to report... I had to have a follow up u/s because baby's heart beat wasn't high enough. It went up just fine so doc thinks everything is fine. First ultrasound was just too early. I've had ton of nausea... but it's getting better. Everything makes me want to puke! I've had a lot of anxiety lately too... worried about baby, money, work... you name it! I just need to chill out, relax and enjoy! Collin is doing great. He has a mouth full of teeth now and can eat pretty much everything. He goes non stop! I'm definitely going to have my hands full when baby comes. He doesn't understand that we're having a baby at all. He's too young. Hopefully once he can feel baby he will understand a bit more. I guess time will tell! Hope you are all doing well. I will do a real post one of these days just been busy. We spend most of our time outside... Collin would live out there if we let him!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ultrasound Update

Ultrasound went great! Baby is measuring 1 day ahead and the heartbeat was beating at 108bpm. Yay! He/she was too small to actually hear the heartbeat but we could see the pole. Tech seemed to think everything looked fine. Such a relief! Thanks for the prayers & kind words. Love you all!!

Question... does anyone know how to change your time zone on here? Just saw that my last posts says it was 8pm and I actually did it at 1pm...

Ultra Sound

My ultrasound is in 1 hour. I am freaking out. Please send me some good vibes!! I will update tonight.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Telling & Rescheduling

First up... I rescheduled my u/s for next Tuesday at 2. There is no way in hell I can wait until May 1st. It's killing me already. I had an u/s every week for the first 11 w/Collin. I need to know what's going on in there so I can relax. Or somewhat relax anyway. I called the doc this morning and asked for another blood test. She laughed and said that was fine. It was almost 7000. She said she doesn't think there will be any issues at the u/s and we should hear the heartbeat w/no problems. I hope she's right.

We've told our parents and a few close friends our news. I have to say I was a little disappointed in their reactions. They were happy of course but I guess I just expected more. I know it's not as exciting as the first but to me it is. I think they were more shocked than anything. They were like "wait a min... you did this on your own?" Yep. Crazyness. I bought Collin a shirt that said "Awesome Brother" to wear on Easter to tell our families. No one noticed, on either side of the family. We had to point it out. Very observant group of people in our blood lines.

I never told you how I told DH we were expecting. Well he was working late that night w/his brother at our neighbors. Didn't get home until 8. Longest. Day. Of. My. Life. Dh's b-day was in a few days so I put the HPT's in a gift bag and typed up a letter for him. At first I made it sound like it was a present from Collin and then the longer he read it said something about big brother Collin. He knew at that point... I signed it "Baby #2." He was shocked. Totally.

Well... that's all I have for now. I hope you all had a Happy Easter! Love to you all!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

BETA Results

The results are in! I went in Friday (4wks, 2 days) and my HCG was 110 and progesterone was 20.23. Both were in the normal range but she said if it make me more comfortable we could check again. So I went today (4wks, 6 days) and my HCG was 633 so well over doubled. Thank you god. They didn't recheck the progesterone because that was smack in the middle of what it should be during the 1st tri. Seemed low to me but after searching online I found that it was normal. My due date is December 5th & I will have an u/s on May 1st to check for HB. God willing. I'm still in total shock and nervous but very happy! I ordered Collin a "Awesome Brother" t-shirt to wear to my IL and my mom's for Easter to tell them the news. I told one of my co-worker and my BF and that's it. I will probably tell the rest of the coworkers next week as I wont be able to lift any bags or boxes of coin which is a part of my job. I will make sure they keep it w/in our branch like we did with Collin. We are all very good friends so it is hard keeping this secret from them. I wont be doing any FB announcements until HB check. There is a girl I'm friends w/on FB that posted yesterday that she was expecting baby #4. No husband or BF. Freaking redic and she's due in Dec! She can't be any further along than me. Oh to be so fearless and post something like that so soon. I hope she doesn't regret that.

I had a surprise 30th for my husband last weekend! He was so surprised! I really thought he knew. No one noticed I wasn't drinking (thankfully) and we all had a great time. Except my best friend that I told my news to. I told her the day after my + because I knew she would figure it out at the party and didn't want her to find out that way. See, she's been TTC for a while now and has a fibroid tumor that may or may not be able to be removed. She may end up w/a hysterectomy. I feel horrible to say the least. She's very upset and hurt over my news. I totally understand. It was her turn and I know that. I have felt all the feelings she's feeling right now. She doesn't know if she can talk to me about TTC anymore and I hate that. I wish I could do something to help her. I'm very upset over the whole thing and don't know what to say. I understand her feelings. I do. I just hope we can stay close. Please give me some advice on this. I'm at a loss. It's very strange being in this spot when I was on the "other side" for so long...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hey girls!

Just a quick update... still hanging out and 2 more + tests! I will explain how I told DH later... I got to get back to work but just wanted to say I have an appt for labs tomorrow. I decided to go w/my family doctor for this child. I had a bad experience w/our OB office w/Collin. Hope I made the right call!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trigs

I just POAS and it was positive. Holy shit. I'm in shock. Like more in shock than I was with Collin. I'm just sitting here like "how did this happen" not in negative way just like HOLY CRAP it happened! There are so many factors to say it wouldn't happen w/out IVF w/ICSI. And it did. Just good old fashioned sex. I'm on my lunch break. Why do I POAS on my lunch break? And I work late tonight so it will feel like an eternity until I get home to tell DH. He's going to be shocked too. Holy crap. Holy crap!

I'm sorry if this is all over... I'm seriously shocked and I don't know what else to say. I'm so happy! and excited and scared! I have make sure my progesterone is good. I have to find a new doc as mine retired. Holy crap.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Here we go again...

Poss Trigs













No. I'm not pregnant. Although I could be, someday, maybe.... We're kind of TTC. Kind of. Not temping or taking OPK's or anything like that but just BDing around the time I would O and seeing what happens. Ya know my cycles aren't the best but O usually takes place around CD 17 so that's what I'm basing this on. Anywho... we BD on CD16 & 18 this cycle. I had some cramping today w/mild spotting. Implantation? Ya think? Gesssh I have my mind in the clouds. Like it would happen. So easily. Ya right. I was beyond lucky to get pregnant w/Collin... having another one is almost unthinkable. I mean, I think about it and I want it but I really don't think it will happen. Not w/out a damn good fight anyway. Which I plan to do... I wont go down w/out a fight. Never have. I'll keep you posted. I'm sure AF will be here like normal but until then... I can think "what IF?"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Follow me!

Don't forget to follow my new blog http://survivingmommyhood101.blogspot.com . I will be making this blog private in the next few week but will keep my new blog public. It will mostly be kids related but not ALL so if you don't want to follow I understand. I currently only have 2 followers... I'm such a LOSER! hehe.

Anywho I hope you are all doing GREAT! We are doing good. The weather here is beautiful. We've been spending most of our evenings outside. I can't wait to plant flowers and work in the yard. I talked DH into building a pergola. I can't wait. It will be nice to have a covered outdoor space. We currently just have a patio and it's boring. I think a pergola will dress it up and I'd love to strand lights from it and get one of those cute little area rugs w/some pillows. Getting tons of ideas from Pinterst. Bless it! I curse my coworker who got me hooked on that! Well I better get going... please leave a comment and let me know how you all are. Some have been MIA for quite awhile. Still thinking of ya'll!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Blog

I've decided to form a new blog that is about my life as a Mommy. Blogging about things I've learned and what I have yet to learn and every day craziness that is my new life. I've been a shitty blogger to you guys by only blogging about my child and I know some of you don't want to hear about it. If you wish to follow my mommy journey please read my new blog here. I plan to keep this blog up but make it private in the next few weeks. I want to always have this blog for my "friends" that I can say anything to. You girls have been so good to me. Given me advice when I needed it... I don't want to loose that and I don't want to loose the place where I can type out my inner thoughts. This is my journal... for me to remember the things that have happened in the past and what I've been through. I guess you could say this is my "mental & emotional" blog and the new is my "mommy" blog. I hope you all keep up with me but understand if you don't. Love you all!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cleaning lady?

So my best friends mom cleans houses and charges $15 an hour. She said it would take 2.5 to 3hrs to clean my house. I'm seriously thinking about hiring her. I love a clean house & I love cleaning supplies! But I don't like doing nothing but cleaning and having zero time to myself. When Collin naps I clean. That's it. Maybe sit down and watch a TV show. Maybe. I work 40+ hrs a week and am a FT mommy. I think I deserve to come home to a clean house at least twice a month! She said she'd try and fit me in on Fridays... how awesome would it be to come home after a long week to a spotless house? Of course it will be filthy by Sunday after Collin, DH and the dogs have tracked god knows what into it! What do you think? I could cut down my weekly allowance and spending on stupid stuff. It would be worth it. Right?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Just lovely...

Have you ever thought about an ex boyfriend... ya know "that" ex. The one you still wonder about occasionally and think "man if I ever run into him I hope I'm looking HOTT so he sees what he missed out on!" Well I just ran into mine and I so wasn't looking HOTT. Makeup hadn't been touched all day, hair could use a good combing, wearing the jeans that make my ass look humongo but were clean this morning. Yep, I bet he's really upset he missed out on this one! Geessh. At least I didn't have Collins snot all over the back of my leg.... or at least I don't think I did.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

On aging....

I'm getting older, there's no doubt about that. I'll be 28 in a few months, young for some of you but I feel oooooooooolllllllllllldddddddddd. Partly because I have to color my hair every 8 weeks or I'd be granny gray. My dad was totally gray when he was in his 30's and my mother has colored her hair ever since I can remember. My brother is 35 and he's almost totally gray. Damn bad genes. The point to my little bitch here is that I just plucked a gray hair from my eyebrow. I'm getting gray fucking eyebrows. You're shitting me.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hi girls!

Once again... terrible blogger here! I've been ~trying~ to comment but just haven't had much to blog about lately but I'll do a few bullets while I have a few minutes.


  • Collin's almost 1 1/2! I can hardly believe it! He's such a big boy. Runs around crazy, climbing on EVERYTHING, repeating everything we say, eating w/a fork off a plate really well, sleeping awesomely.. he's just freaking awesome. He has his moments of OMG this kid's making me nuts! We're definitely into the "terrible two's" already... he has a bad temper and even makes fists and punches the wall or whatever is around him. Yay, I'm guessing he picked that up at the babysitter. He sure didn't learn that from us! It he doesn't get his way he is freaking pissed! Sometimes I just want to laugh at him. Speaking of the babysitter... awesome. I'm so glad we got out of Big Name Daycare. I love where we take him now. Such a relief!

  • AF found me today. Yippy... she's brought her good buddy Crampy w/her too. Haven't seen him in a while. Haven't missed his bitch ass either. It was a 32 day cycle. Woohoo! I can't believe I have "normal" cycles now. How strange to be normal. :) We're still planning to TTC #2 this summer. I'm so freaked about it. I don't want to go down that road again but I have to. I have to try and give Collin a sibling. I have to. What if something happened to DH & I? He'd need them. I hope no one takes offense to my words... I'm so blessed to have Collin and he has fulfilled all of my dreams and I will be happy with him and only him but I do have to at least try.

  • Pinterest. Wow... why did someone invite me to this!? I'm addicted. I'm so not creative and I've made 2 projects already! I did a button monogram "N" and a crayon monogram "C." I think they turned out really well too. It's nice to be proud of something I made. DH says they look good too. He might just be telling me that hoping he'll get lucky! LOL

  • Last night DH and I had a "date night." Collin stayed the night at the IL's and we went out to dinner at C.hil.i's and to L.owe.s. So romantic! Then we came home and listened to music and went to bed by 10:30. We're so lame. It was nice to have a quiet night w/just the two of us though. We've only had that a few times since Collin was born. Funny though... we spent most of the night taking about him anyway!

  • Well I better get to cleaning... hope everyone is doing well!