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Western North Dakota , United States
My husband, Allen, and I are high school sweet hearts. We started dating Sep.99'- I kind of followed Allen home one day, and never did leave, is Allen's story. November 02' we were engaged, and on November 22,2003 - we were married. Having been married for 6 years in 2009, marked the 5th year we had been trying to start our family. With the referral of a Fertility Specialist from a friend, our IUI attempts ended up being a complete success despite my doubts. We welcomed our sweet little girl, Hayleigh into the world on June 30,2010 at 6:28am after 37wks and 1 day of gestation. She weighed 7lbs 14oz and was 20 in long. We found out that we were Baby #2 on April Fool's Day- a complete surprise! Reid Allen was born 11/13/12 3:24am 9lbs 8.2oz 21", after 38wks 5 days. Our 3rd baby, Eva Jane, was born on April 19, 2015 after suffering a pregnancy loss June of 2014. We are currently anxiously awaiting baby #4 due 2 days before Eva's birthday, so we are having Irish Twins! Our family is so blessed and happy to be growing!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

12wks Milestone and Colds...

Baby M at 12wks - Expert from Babycenter.com

How your baby's growing:
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Well, as you can see, yesterday marked the 12wk mark. After trying to avoid everyone with a cold, wash my hands millions of times a day - packing around germx, and eating right, I managed to get a cold with a sinus infection. I finally figured out that I actually had a sinus infection this morning, when I finally got some relief from my cold after getting some junk out. I haven't had indigestion for a few days now, which is a relief to say the least. Yesterday, I only got a few hours sleep. It was hard going back to work at 1:30am to 6:30am, then going with Allen to Ferdinand,IN, and back. I got home, and then I couldn't sleep because of sinus pressure and from my nose wanting to run all day. I am sooo grateful that I have such a great husband, who helps me out with the house, takes care of me when I'm not feeling good, and tells me that I look great - even though I know I really look like crap. Without Allen, I don't know how I would make it day to day.

I have been reading as much as possible lately. Every weekend, Allen and I check the progress that the baby is making on a site I am subscribed to. The site keeps track of how far along I am, and gives a week by week description of what the baby is doing, and what I should expect. Looking at this week to week really does amaze us both at how fast the baby is really growing and developing.

I just cannot really put into words exactly how happy we both are. It just really amazes me that I am still pregnant, and everything is going well. I am finally passing the first trimester, which is a huge relief to us as well. My mom keeps on shopping for baby clothes at Kohls, and has been exclaiming now that she hopes that the baby is a girl, because of all of the cute dresses she has been buying now. We should be finding out what the sex of the baby is next month, and I know that it really does not matter what we are having, just as long as they are healthy. I have my 12wk doctor's visit this Friday, and hopefully everything goes well, and Allen will be able to come to this appointment.

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