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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, April 29, 2012

14 days and counting....

Today marks 14 days and counting from which I HAVE to have the whole house packed and ready to go. It is funny, I sit here and look around the house and laugh at that.

I'm excited, and scared about moving- 2 weeks is all we have left living in Illinois. That will go by in a blink of an eye. Hayleigh has just been looking at the boxes, trying to get into them to get stuff out. I kind of have them strung out everywhere, since I'm not stacking them up- lifting and moving them anymore than I have to. So, pretty much where I pack them is generally where they are staying until they get moved by someone else.

Today, I went ahead and paid up our rent for May and put the last part of our deposit down, so we only have to worry about renting the moving truck- we already have one reserved, and paying for gas to get out there. Along with that, we now have all of the utilities set up for when we move out there ready to go, Allen helped me with that when he was home this past week.

Other than the whole moving deal going on right now, I think I am finally about done fighting my sinus infection that I've had for the past 3 weeks. I feel great, I can pretty much eat anything I want- except spaghetti sauce, and can sleep pretty good right now.

Allen was home this past week to visit, and it went by entirely way too fast. I had to take him back to St Louis Airport, yesterday afternoon, for him to return back to work. He will work for two weeks, then hopefully come back to help us move. Throughout the week we spent time mainly trying to get everything set up and ready out in Fruita, and just spending time together. We went almost 8 weeks without seeing each other, and I think that is just about the max that I can take away from him. We also got to spend some time with a few of our friends while he was here, and it is just heartbreaking, seeing the sadness in everyone's eyes, even though they all try to hide it with a smile. I'm just relieved that most people "get it". Some have tried making this a burden to us, putting us through a guilt trip. What they do not realize, is that this is just as hard on us, if not harder, than it is for them. Not only are we moving away from where we both grew up with, and all of our friends and family live, but it is pretty much all we have known for the past 29 years. I am trying to get doctors lined up- and fast for when we get out there, because by the time we finally do get out there, I will already be 13 weeks along, and searching for the doctor I want to deliver our baby. Besides the OB doctor, we still have to find a Pediatrician, Dentist, Dermatologist, and a general Family Doctor. That's A LOT! Allen's been trying to get references from his co-workers on doctors to see, but most of the doctors are men, and I am just not very comfortable with a male doctor. I don't know why- maybe it's because I've had all female doctors all of my life, and I am just really comfortable with women more so than men. I'm not stressing myself out over all of this- we still have plenty of time, and I know we will find someone, even if it means going through 10 doctors before finding the right one. I just want this next experience having a baby to be just as good as it was with Hayleigh- everyone calm, collected, and comfortable. I just don't want a bunch of surprises, or things happening to me or us for that matter that result in a labor and delivery that I think back to with bad memories.

For the most part, everything has been going pretty smooth. I have been taking everything easy, and not over doing anything. I don't want this pregnancy to be too good to be true and lose it all.  After all, I am only 10 weeks, and I think I will feel much better in a few weeks, when we get well into that second trimester. As far as this pregnancy has been going- it has been a really easy one- no aches or pains yet in my hips or back, like what I had when I was pregnant with Hayleigh. I have more energy this time too- I think it is due to having to have the energy to take care of Hayleigh. I know I just cannot lay around all of the time- we have to eat a real dinner, lunch, and breakfast EVERYDAY. We have been staying as active as possible- playing,  and going for walks with me pulling Hayleigh in her wagon. As far as food cravings for now, it is FRENCH FRIES. YUMMM! Just saying that makes my mouth water for them! I crave fruit too- but not near as much as I had when I was pregnant with Hayleigh. I really do not want to crave those silly fries, but, try telling your stomach that when fries are anywhere near. Allen thinks that my craving potatoes is really funny- his mom craved them too when she was pregnant with him. During one of our trips through McDonald's this last week, I caught myself growling while eating them, and Allen looking at me like I was a rabid dog ready to bite his arm off if he got anywhere near my precious fries. I am really afraid of what I am going to look like at the end of this pregnancy if I crave nothing but potatoes...I'm already popped out a tad in the front, and blow up like a balloon after eating. At least I can now suck my belly out, and not be too ashamed. This past week, I also busted some maternity clothes out of retirement- mostly to fit my new bust size, since my other shirts look awful with the new size, and I just need a little more belly room too. My favorite clothes have been my yoga pants/leggings paired with a maternity or loose fitting shirt. The comfy look~

me 10wks first thing in the morning- that is why I don't look so chipper yet...

Anyway, I'll post more pictures from this past week up later- I need to get packing and pronto! 

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