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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!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

29wks, 11 wks, 77 days...Ummm where did the time go?

29wks is how far along I am with Ms. Hayleigh today, 9wks or 77 days is the time we have left until my due date. Can I just say that I am officially freaked out now? Things are coming right along, Hayleigh has been moving non-stop for the last week or so now, and I do mean NON-STOP. Allen finally understands why I whimper and whine in my sleep now. Allen got in on Thursday evening, and was home for the whole weekend. Friday evening, we got ready for bed, and Allen did his usual feeling around my belly to feel Hayleigh move. Every time he does this, she moves a little for him, not near as much as she usually does for me everyday. But, for once, she decided to show off for him. She was practically doing somersaults, and kicks all over. You could literally see her moving across my belly like the shark from Jaws, complete with the theme music.

I cannot believe how fast this has all gone! We are already in the home stretch, I am going to see Sandy every 2 wks now, and this little girl has definitely been growing. I think that when Hayleigh finally does get here, I am really going to miss feeling all of these kicks and moves. Funny how I have waited soo long to be where I am now, I am kind of sad to be moving past it, but, excited at the same time.

Glucose Screening Update:
I got the call on Friday that I failed my glucose screening by 4 points. GRRHHHH! I knew this was a real possibility, with PCOS, so, on my next appointment, I will have to redo the whole test again. Sandy was not too concerned, she thinks I will pass the next, since I hit 144, and they want 140, with it being soo close to the cut off. Sandy said she did not believe that I have gestational diabetes, since I have not been gaining a bunch of weight, so, that made me feel a whole lot better.

My next appointment is next Tuesday, May 11th, so, I will be going in as soon as the lab opens to get this all done as soon as possible, since I have to stay at the clinic for 3 hours. I might as well kill two birds with one stone, and get my prenatal checkup done along with the screening once again. Next week is just going to be filled with Doctor appointments.. we also get to go into the hospital on Friday morning at 8am for our 4-D ultrasound too. I have a few demands on my list, like a side profile pic and a gender pic in 3-D while we are there, since the lady at the clinic did not give us one. We are planning on just taking my dad, and his wife along for this ultrasound, since my mom, and Allen's grandparents got to go to the last, and this room will be crowded too. We should be getting a cd to play back for everyone, so, it would be much easier in the long run. Allen is also competing in a shoot at Sparta later on that day, so, we will have to leave for Nashville- that is where we are staying, as soon as we are done at the hospital.

I am soo happy that my dad has really been getting excited about this pregnancy and becoming a grandpa too. I always thought he would just kind of be there. The only things he gets really excited about are guns and hunting, which, I feel the same about on a certain level too.. apple didn't fall far from the tree. Anyway, I am just surprised by the support we have received from some people, and the lack of support from the ones who we thought would be along every step of this ride. I just hope that everything goes smooth when Hayleigh does get here, and everyone can keep in mind this all about her, and not about them, and their past relationships. After all, we have only waited for Hayleigh for the last 6 years now, and really, truthfully, our whole lives. I guess the choice is up to them on how much they really want to be there for Hayleigh, and forget about the past. We will be quite busy I am sure after Hayleigh gets here, we have family driving in from California, that will be staying with us for a few weeks, and I am sure there will be people visiting the first few weeks too, so, I just hope that this goes as smooth as possible for not only our sake, but, Hayleighs too. If you cannot tell, I am not at all worried about labor pains, or anything like that... it is people that I worry about. Only time will tell how this will all go... the time will be here shortly too!

Hayleigh's developments for the week: 
Your baby is almost 17 inches tall now, nearly as tall as he or she will be at birth. But that three-pound weight will likely more than double — and may even come close to tripling — by delivery time.
At 29 weeks pregnant, your baby is almost 17 inches tall now (nearly as tall as he or she will be at birth), and close to three pounds (a weight that will likely more than double — and may even come close to tripling —  by delivery time). His or her wrinkled skin is smoothing out as more fat is deposited under the skin surface. This fat, called white fat, is different from the earlier brown fat that your developing fetus accumulated. Brown fat is necessary for body temperature regulation while white fat (the fat you have, Mom) actually serves as an energy source.
Which explains why your energizer baby feels so…well…energized!  Space in your baby's living quarters is now at a premium, so you'll be feeling jabs and pokes from elbows and knees mostly. But those kicks will be more vigorous than before (and also less erratic) because your baby is stronger and excitedly responding to all sorts of stimuli — movement, sounds, light, and that candy bar you ate half an hour ago.
Luckily, your baby doesn't have teeth yet that would need a brushing after that sugary treat, but it won't be long before you'll need to buy that first baby toothbrush! You'll recall that your baby's baby-teeth buds formed weeks ago, but now the buds for permanent teeth are forming in his or her gums as well.
And back to those kicks, who's counting?  Actually, you should be.  Now's a good time to start doing a kick count twice a day to make sure baby's doing just fine (plus, it's a good excuse for a rest). Lie down (preferably after a snack) and keep track of your baby's movements. You're looking for at least ten movements in an hour's time (don't forget to count movements of any kind — kicks, flutters, swishes, rolls, and so on).

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