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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 31, 2010

24 weeks...6 months = getting worn down

Monday marked 6 months for me and Baby Girl McCann aka Hayleigh. I swear this keeps getting harder the further we get! So far, I have been keeping up with everything, but, the bigger I get, the harder it gets to keep the pace up! Allen and I got our first baby gifts from one of our registries yesterday. We had fun putting the stuff together, but, sit back and thought how much work this is going to be in the coming months.. putting stuff together, lots of stuff together.
I can just imagine what the rest is going to be like! I still have a million other things to get ready in the up coming 3 months and counting down.
I am soo ready for this weekend already! I need a break, but, that break will not be long. Saturday is already booked for yard work, and cleaning. My sister will be coming into town with her boyfriend to celebrate Easter with us, and I think we are wanting to cook outside on Saturday, since it will be sooo nice outside as well. My flowers I have planted from bulbs have sprouted and are ready to bloom, or are blooming right now in the kitchen. I absolutely love the smell from those tulips! Tulips are still my most favorite flower, even though they do not last long enough.
We have reached the point to where it is becoming a job just to go and visit with everyone anymore. To pack along Toby and Missy is a real chore, and they are just too much for me to take on by myself - so I don't even try to take them anywhere by myself anymore. We have soo much going on, that it now takes time away from what we can be getting done around the house that really needs done, besides sitting and relaxing at home, if we go anywhere to visit. I just keep thinking about what else needs to be done while we are visiting most of the time anymore.

I hate to be rude to some people, but, this is really hard for us right now, and it doesn't mean that our door is not open. Since the time change, it seems like I cannot catch up. Every Sunday, I turn around and it is already 4pm., and we have not even relaxed at home much, and supper needs to be getting started, laundry finished, before I have to get ready for bed to go to work, and try to catch up with Allen in the process.

I realize that some people do not like to leave their house to visit, but, we could really use the break right now, and have those people come to us. After all, after Hayleigh gets here, I really, really doubt if we will pack her and everything else up and take her all over creation, just so people can see her too. I hope people can understand this. We need help with this at this point in time.

On a different note, here is Baby M's developments for the week:

How your baby's growing:Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

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