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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!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

23 wks... the brakes are broken! Welcome to Baby Land!

We have made it 23wks on this last Monday! Our little baby girl has been quite an acrobat lately. Last week, Hayleigh decided she would flip over to my right side, back to the left, and back again, to the right side. She finally managed to settle in the middle after flipping back and forth 4 times in one day! I have been absolutely loving all of the kicking and moving -I just wish Allen could feel some of the kicks more. Since she is still butt down, and has been kicking down on my cervix and bladder, I am mostly the only one who gets to feel everything.

Yesterday, we finally started on the nursery. I still cannot believe how fast everything is moving along. We visited my mom yesterday too, and since she had been complaining about having all of the baby loot, and running out of room, I told her that we could start taking some of it home with us. We ended up bringing the first load back with us.. 3 months worth of diapers and baby wipes. We have also finally got the parish hall at St. Joe booked for the baby shower- it is set for Saturday June 5th now, so, I can get the invites ordered and ready to send out soon. We also made headway with the bedding for the nursery. I could not find anything on Pottery Barn that I fell in love with. A few weeks ago, my mom and I stopped past the Village Stitchery in Oblong, and fell in love with some of the fabric they had. The fabric goes with the whole French Country Cottage theme we are going with for the nursery. My mom and I both enjoy hand piecing and quilting, so, this will make the room all that more special. I wanted the room to be relaxing and simple, but, timeless. I still like all of the other themes, but, I wanted the nursery to be elegant, like Father of the Bride Part II, you open the door, and Franck Eggelhoffer says "Welcome to Baby land".

Well, since this little girl has been kicking me all throughout blogging this afternoon, I had better finish up, and start looking for what I will be having for supper tonight.

So, 23 wks... Baby M

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.


  1. Can't wait to see Hayleigh's room---it sounds so beautiful.

    My mother made the curtains for our granddaughters room--curtains as expensive and Dez just couldn't find the right ones so material was bought.

    Sounds like mom has been busy buying diapers and wipes--things that are always needed. At least they don't have to be pink or blue.

    Glad to hear things are going well with you.

  2. Thanks Kathy! I cannot wait to start putting the crib and other furniture together! I have the idea of what I want the nursery to be, and hopefully it becomes a reality!

    Mom has been busy, but enjoying it all! She went back to Vincennes today and bought more clothes at Kohls...15 outfits, including an Easter dress for next year! She says she is done buying, then boom! Shopping Spree! Ohh well, as long as she is happy!

    She has been joking that our baby is breaking her baby- her Hummer and the chrome she has been buying, and wanting to buy. Allen offered to have the Hummer dipped in chrome, but, she says she would like to keep some color on it.. just how much, we will never know until she is done chroming it out!