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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!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Head, shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Well, today was my 12 wk check up, even though I am closer to 13wks now. Anyway, Allen actually got to go to this appointment with me for once. The whole morning was sooo out of whack, that I just about couldn't stand it! To start, we were almost late getting to the appointment, thanks to Allen and his Call of Duty game that he was playing online while I took a quick nap. Then, after getting called back to the room after being weighed - we won't even discuss that one, the nurse told me to go to the restroom. Since being trained from the clinic at Evansville that this meant an ultrasound and to empty my bladder, I looked out in the hall, and all around, no nurse, so I went back to the restroom and emptied my bladder. I then got back to the room, and they wanted a sample! I know, I know, but, to my defense this was the 2nd regular OB appointment I had been to, and the last appointment's sample was taken up at the lab, so, I didn't know that was what was going on. And then the heart clincher! Okay, I have had a dream this week about the baby's heartbeat not being found, and finding out the baby was dead - absolutely horrible dream to have! Anyway, Sandy got the fetal heartbeat Doppler out to listen to the baby's heartbeat, I felt awkward to begin with, then, she searched and searched across, up, and down my stomach, no heartbeat yet... then, after 2 minutes.. BINGO! All the way over on my right side! I was about to cry as soon as I finally heard it! I was about to have a heart attach waiting through the silence! The heartbeat was great, 159 beats/min. I was supposed to get measured too, to check my uterus size, but I guess after the heartbeat dilemma, that part was forgotten. I asked for some ear drops to help with my earache in each ear be less painful, and got that squared away. Earlier this week, I finally realized I had a sinus infection, so I went to see the family doctor, and found out that not only did I have a sinus infection, but, an earache in each ear to boot! I was prescribed Amoxicillin to help out, and was assured that it was completely safe, especially since now that I am out of the first trimester. I couldn't believe after posting on facebook that I was going to the Dr to get help with all of this, that there was a lot of people telling me that there was nothing that they could do, and to just "suck it up". I felt soo much better after both the family doctor, and my OB both agreed that I did the best thing, and that letting it go would have lead to worse things. Needless to say, I have felt like a complete pile of poo since then, up until today after I got to take my ear drops. My throat is still sore, mainly from the snoring, and the house being dry- even though we run the humidifier non stop. I am hoping I will feel great by next week! I had been reading my books, and thought that the next appointment we would be finding out what we were having, but, since I guess it is still a little early, I am just getting 2nd trimester screening done at the next appointment, and in the beginning of March, we will then find out what we are having. We were a little disappointed, but, March will be here before we know it anyway!

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