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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!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Think Pink

Yesterday was quite a busy day to follow an exciting day. I know Friday night, I stayed up until 12:30am, starting to fill out the baby girl baby book my sister gave us at Christmas. I figured I would get a jump start on that, since I have the energy now! I know that we will never forget Friday for the rest of our lives, just like we will never forget the night we found out we were expecting. The whole appointment went well, Baby Girl M's heartbeat was 162bpm, and everything checked out just fine. I couldn't believe how warm the gel was on my belly, since this was the first external ultrasound I have had. My mom stood by my head, Allen was right next to me with the camera, and Allen's grandma and grandpa stood back toward my feet. The technician started with Baby M's head, going over everything with us, and measuring as she went. My mom was about to bounce around, she was excited about getting to the bottom of Baby M. The technician then moved onto the chest and checked all of the major organs, and then took the heartbeat. When the screen popped up with the heartbeats per min., Mom was getting really excited, and kept going on Baby M was a girl..thank God she was right! After checking everything out, we started watching Baby M, move around, touching her toes, waving, gulping amniotic fluid, and flexing her fingers. She likes to stay curled up in a little ball needles to say. After the ultra sound, we went to my prenatal appointment. Everything went well, nothing new, except we got the booklet on the pregnancy classes at the hospital, with the dates and times. We got done with the appointment, and headed out to Allen's grandparents.

Needless to say, no matter where we are, some people act like well, maybe next time we will get a boy. I don't get it! Everyone should be excited for a girl- that is what we are having, not just me! Girls can do almost anything too! I don't understand it, but, we are thrilled we are getting a baby girl.

Yesterday, we took off to Evansville, to start registering for baby gear. Allen thoroughly enjoyed using the scan gun at Babies R Us, scanning things when I was not looking. I just kept catching him scanning everything PINK! I love pink, but, does pink have to be the only color this poor girl gets? I was looking at the blue stuff as well, and commenting on how cute they all were, and Allen replies that we are having a girl, not a boy. I know, I know, but, girls can have a few blue things too? After all, if this little girl turns out like her Mama and Daddy, I am sure she will love the not soo girly stuff as well as the Barbies, and baby dolls. Anyway, back to registering. We found out that we can get an extra 10% off of items that were registered for, but, not purchased. So, naturally, we registered for our crib set. I doubt if we wait until after the baby shower to go and pick them up, but, if we do, what's an extra 10% off? We also found out that the dresser and armoire are fully assembled in the box, so, we will have to bring a trailer to go and pick them up, when we do. It was amazing what all they told us to register for.. diapers, detergents, wipes, safety guards, and GIFT CARDS?? I thought that was a little weird, but, we went ahead anyway with the gift cards. I don't think we will have to register for any diapers or wipes, considering my mom buys a couple big packs a week at CVS with her coupons. I just did not think that detergent would be something someone would want to bring to a baby shower. Who knows?

Anyway, I cannot believe the advice or comments you receive when you are pregnant, and are at a baby store! Allen was wearing an underarmor hat and sweat shirt, and we had a older lady come up and tell us that they don't make pack and plays in camo...ummmmm, no kidding! I guess she just assumed we were having a boy, and then asks what we were having. A GIRL, and NO we do not want camo on everything! UGhhhhh! What is it with people when they see a small fraction of camo, they think you are going all out camo everything? Still some of the few things I do not get!

So, after registering for a few hours in Babies R Us, we went out and grabbed a bite to eat, before heading over to see Rodney Carrington at the Centre. We were really happy with our seats, 3rd row from the front, right in the middle. We were instructed on all of the dos and don'ts, since we were in the first three rows. The guy who opened for Rodney was really funny. Right off of the bat, Baby M was moving all around, kicking and squirming. I could not believe how much she was moving around in there! I think the fact that we were sitting right in front of one of the sets of speakers, kind of had a hand in it. She must have really liked all of the music and laughing that was going on. She ended up kicking almost the whole time! I thought I was going to have to leave a few times, or pee my pants, from her kicking straight down at my cervix and bouncing on my bladder. It is just soo amazing how much of a night and day difference has been on feeling her kick. The first kick was last Saturday, I did not really feel her until later on in the week, and then, she really started in on Friday. I think now that we know she is a she, she wants to make her presence known now!

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