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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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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Setting up the Nursery- a day I will never forget

 Allen's grandparents helping him load the furniture onto the trailer at Babies'R'Us
 Almost ready to go!
Yesterday, we made the trip with Allen's grandparents to pick up our crib and dresser/changing table set from Babies'R'Us in Terre Haute. Let me just say, this was a little sobering in some ways. I guess finally getting the nursery furniture picked up, kind of just finally made things really set in for us. The crib came un assembled, and the dresser/changing table came assembled. We made it home after battling the rain all day, and Allen had our neighbor help him carry in the furniture. I feel soo helpless sometimes, not being able to help out in hardly anyway- without someone getting after me about doing too much. The furniture went into the house without a hitch, and after we got it in, Allen and I just decided to rest and wait until the morning to set it all up. This morning, was kind of like Christmas morning for a little kid for us. Allen and I were both up early, ready to set up the baby room. Allen got the crib assembled, while I handed him what ever he needed. It only took about an hour to get the furniture set up, but the one thing I thought would go up easy, proved to test my patience. I had ordered a decal from thoughtsthatcount.com a month or two ago. Allen ended up having to put it up for me, and had to modify how it was to be put up. It took him over an hour to get it up right. Putting it up on the wall turned out to be more work than what the company had promised. But, the decal looks great, now that it is on the wall. I do have to say that Allen has great taste! I am glad he picked out the set- I don't think I could ever love another set of baby furniture more!
Inside the crib- the few stuffed animals that will reside there until Hayleigh comes home! I also have the baby quilt and pillow that I had quilted and pieced  by hand over 6 years ago in there, along with the womb sounds bear. 

 A view of the whole crib
Inside of Hayleigh's closet- just some of her clothes- good thing the dresser is huge!

The changing table/dresser combo without changing pad for now, with decal above it

This evening, I had one of my dear friends that is currently battling infertility, just like I had, over to help out with baby shower favors. I'll have to wait to post what we made until after the baby shower, since another person in my family is having their shower the same day as mine, and took the idea of please bring your favorite childhood classic book instead of a card line from me. We had a great time, despite my house looking like it had been hit by a tornado. I just wish that our other friend that is in the same boat as we are, could have made it, but, things pop up, and there are just no ways around some things.

Overall, today, was a day I will never forget.... Allen and I standing there together in the baby room, looking at the furniture and everything coming together before our eyes. I know I about cried, I don't know if he did, but, we both just gazed in astonishment of how far we have come over the years to this moment.

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