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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!

Monday, March 15, 2010

22 weeks on Cloud 9

Today, I have hit the 22wk mark with Baby M. I still cannot believe how fast this is all going, and this scares me. This all scares me, for not what is to come.. labor, and pain, but, how fast our little girl is going to grow! I feel great and I am really loving every minute of this! It sure does seem like someone has flipped a light switch, and this little girl has been on the move ever since. I sat at work this morning, and every now and then, I would feel a kick, and a move, then another kick. I swear she is in there doing summersaults! It seems like lately, I cannot get enough orange juice! I just bought a carton yesterday, and it is already half gone! Me and my fruit! I am about to die for a carton of blueberries too! IGA did not have any when I stopped yesterday, and I did not feel like going out to WalMart, so, all I have is grapes, apples, and orange juice. If anyone knows of a really good fruit buffet, I am all ears! I am soo happy with how things are right now, I really would be happy if things would be put on pause for a while, but, life moves on, and I am sure this little girl will be ready to meet the world soon enough!

I have a ton of stuff to do on my "to do" list. I have not even started on the nursery room yet! Toby and Missy still have not been moved downstairs yet, but, that is on my list for the day to do. I know, usually I am jumping in and going all out on something, especially, when I am this excited. I think I am still afraid that this could all be ripped away from me, just as quickly as it was given to me. The great thing is that in a few weeks, if something were to go wrong, Baby M could survive with the help of a medical center. I really hope that nothing goes wrong, but, in this world, life is not always fair, and things do happen. I just hope that we do not have to go through anything like that ever.

Anyway, we are both still on cloud 9. I am doing great with the weight gain.. just 10lbs total for this whole pregnancy. I am very proud of this- fruit cravings have been a great thing, since I have not been out of the house exercising much. I did learn one thing... me and preggo capris do not mix! I tried on a couple of hundred of pairs, and decided one thing.. they make me look short and like my pants have shrunk bad.. so, it will be shorts for outside of work, and khakis for work. Well, since I have nothing else new to report on, I guess I might as well move onto Baby Girl M's developments of the week!

How your baby's growing:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

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