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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 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day and Weekend Recap.. growing up for the 20th time yet again

Me, Allen, & my Grandma Travous at my dad's house yesterday
me 7 months pregnant.. swelled up!
First off I just want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmas, moms to be, and also to the women who only have their dogs or cats as children- hey, I am still kind of one of those people with just dogs as children for still a short time! Also, the people undergoing fertility treatment right now are in my prayers! Last year I was among the many in that boat.. look at how much of a difference a year can make!

Anyway, I wanted to do a weekend recap, since the blog for tomorrow would have been long enough without all of this added into it. I had a great weekend! I think it is soo funny how things in life that used to be important, are no longer important anymore. I came to this realization this weekend, in the middle of our trip to Terre Haute on Saturday. Some of the things that I was soo sure of, now, I am not sure of anymore, and the things that I was not sure of, or bothered me, don't bother me at all now, and I have finally gotten to where I can really see what is going on. Things have definitely come around in the last week and a half, and some things have definitely fell apart at the same time.

Tomorrow, I have to turn in my birth plan already. I was soo sure on who was to be in the room with me a few weeks ago, and what would go on.. now, I have completely changed to where I just want it to be Allen and I in the room when Hayleigh is born. I was wanting my mom to be there, but, from the way she has been acting since the past few weeks, I have definitely changed my mind on that. I came to this conclusion Saturday with Allen on our way back from Terre Haute. The delivery room should be quite and calm, my mother is neither one of these right now, and I am sure that it would stress me out to no end if she went in that room with us. Things seem like the people I struggled with to have patience for, I suddenly have all of the patience in the world for now, and the few people that I was not having problems with- or rather, I did not see the problems at the time, have grown like someone poured miracle grow on them. I do not know if I have just reached the point that I do not care about certain things anymore, or what has happened... hormones I am sure! The funny thing is I feel like I have grown up over 20 times over the course of this pregnancy now, and it seems like I just take another big step every now and then out of the blue. Was blind, and now I see... describes it completely. I guess I had just been seeing what I wanted to see, and ignored a lot of problems, and then made up for it with the things that were not soo much of a nuisance. One thing is for sure... I have definitely mellowed out, and done a complete 360 from what I started out with the beginning of this pregnancy, to say the least, I really like not being all wired and worked up all of the time too. I just hope that Hayleigh does not inherit the wire gene from me... we do not need a trade off.

Anyway, back to weekend recap... Friday. Friday was the second day my ankles have swelled up.. my fingers have not swelled up. What I think caused my feet to swell was I did not get to rest after I got home and put my feet up. We ran most of the day. I did get a nap for a few hours with my feet propped up on a pillow, but, that did not help that much. The rest of the weekend, they have swelled mildly, so I am guessing that they will be worse for the rest of this pregnancy. My memory is going to crap too. We were at a cook out on Friday night, my dad sat on one side of me, and Allen sat on the other. I got up to refill Allen's glass and get mine refilled as well. When I left the table, I had a piece of ham left on it, I came back, it was gone. So, I naturally asked Allen if he took it. He replied no, I looked at my plate, and thought I was losing my mind.. then, Dad started laughing, and admitted to taking my ham.

Saturday, Allen and I packed up and went to Terre Haute, for Allen to get a practice round of sporting clays in and then go past Babies'R'Us to check on the crib. The weather was horrible, windy and cold. We finally made it to Babies'R'Us, and found out we would have to special order both the crib, and the dresser/changing table combo. So, we got that squared away, and got 20% off with the sale they were running on furniture for the month. We also got an extra 10% off due to me opening my mouth and asking about a coupon I had for completion of our baby registry. I was soo happy I asked. So, with all of the discounts, we ended up saving just shy of $300.00 and Hayleigh will have somewhere to sleep in 2 weeks when we get to go and pick up the furniture when it comes in. Talk about a large amount of worry off of me now! We had to hurry home then that afternoon, to help Allen's grandma and grandpa go and pickup a lawn mower at Vincennes Lowes. So, we got them picked up and headed to Lowes, got the lawn mower in the trailer loaded up, went out and ate, and then hurried home. We ended up leaving the trailer hooked up with the lawn mower on it, and was bringing Allen's grandpa's mower back the next morning, since Allen had used it, while his grandpa worked on our lawn mower. We thought we kind of knew what was going on, but, wasn't quite sure.We ended up making it home, and watching the end of the Nascar Sprint Cup race, then going to bed. Poor Allen spent most of the nights here in his recliner. He had chest congestion from his allergies, and just couldn't sleep that well all night.

Sunday... we... well, Allen, got all of our yard mowed, striped, weed wacked... just everything done! We took his grandpa's mower to town and washed it at the car was, brought it home, and waxed it up. I finally got all of our bushes around the yard trimmed. The weather was nice and it felt sooo good to be contributing to the yard work, but, my ankles paid for it. They stayed swelled for the rest of the day, no matter how much I propped them up. We took Allen's grandpa's mower back over to their house, remind you that the new one was still at our house. Both of the grandparents asked why we brought the new one back... it was then we told them it was the other mower, and they told Allen Happy Early Father's Day! I just want to say THANK YOU BOTH SOO MUCH! Now, Allen really enjoys helping with the yard, he loves that new mower! Hopefully it stays this way on him loving to mow now, so, after Hayleigh gets here, I will not have to do all of it by myself. I really do not think that either Allen or I really knew just how much I did around the house pre pregnancy. I know what all I used to do, but, Allen and I can barely keep up with what I did last year. I guess you don't fully appreciate what has been done, until you try to repeat it. Allen bragged on getting the whole yard done in one day... I looked at him and told him Thank You, but, you know I used to do this 3 times a week, not just the once a week like we had been trying to do. Makes me tired just thinking about it! Anyway, we ended up going out with his grandparents for Mother's Day lunch, then, home for yard work, and off to my Dad's house for a fish fry for my uncle's 50th birthday and to celebrate Mother's Day. We had a great time, despite being worn out. After we got back from the party, Allen had to leave, so I got him loaded up with all of his usual stuff he takes with him, he left, and I went home. I always hate going home by myself, but, I guess the by myself part will be no more in 10 wks or less hopefully!

I guess this Mother's Day, I have found what I am the most grateful for in life. People who care for you, no matter what is in it for them. That is something in life that is very hard to come by. I am just glad that I am surrounded by people like that!

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to Everyone who is or is not a mommy! I just hope that the ones still trying to get there, do soon! It can happen when you least expect it to!

This is for the Mothers or Moms to be out there.. I heard this yesterday, and about lost it- at least I had on waterproof mascara!

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