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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!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Still Here... Random thoughts of a pregnant insomniac lady

So, as you all know we did manage to get moved, and for the most part, today I can say we are settling in just fine. I have 1 girl friend here, to which my pregnancy brain has kept her name from me to say the least. How sad is that? So, Swisher's wife, if you just happen to read this, I AM SORRY!! The only friend I have besides Hayleigh and the dogs, I cannot remember her name??? sigh.... Anyway, this is going to be a bunch of rambling randomness, so if you don't follow completely, I understand.

Things I like about living here in Fruita:
the house:
-1 level :))))))) no more stairs!!!!
-garbage disposal- don't know how I managed to survive without one
-again, 1 level- back yard is right there, no deck to worry about Hayleigh falling down, we go right out and play
-the yard only takes 5 minutes to mow!~ seriously I LOVE mowing, but being pregnant, and having a toddler, having 1 acre to take care of is out of the question for quite a while now. SO, I love our little grassy backyard, and the rocked in area with the small fish pond with waterfall, grapes, and ohh soo delicious strawberries we sampled last night
-hardwood floors. Makes me really see what hides in carpet, and makes me cringe. The whole house is hardwood floor, except the 3 bedrooms, and bathrooms. Bedrooms are a nice plush carpet, and the bathrooms are a really nice laminate floor- not cold like tile
- the washer and dryer are right in the middle of the house- all on 1 level again...
-we live in a cul de sac in a subdivision just outside of Fruita, 15 minutes to anything I could possibly want to eat, or shop at- very convenient for me! I never knew what I was missing in a small town
- humungous hospital! Makes me feel better being soo far away from home
- Cabelas... need I say more?
- sitcom neighbors... really if you have ever seen bad teacher- the wife is the goody teacher, and her husband is the short bald guy from the princes's bride.. together they look and act like sitcom couple- too funny. They are also incredibily nice- the husband helped Allen unload 3/4 of the moving truck the morning after we got here, and ironically he works for USPS, and I did not breath a word about where I used to work at before moving.. kind of like water and vinegar....
- everywhere you look, there are mountains EVERYWHERE. I shut my eyes, and open them thinking I will be looking at Southern Illinois scenery... talk about culture or scenery shock.
-I may have only 1 friend here, 2, if you count the husband that Allen is buddies with and works with here. Kind of nice to be able to find another couple we all can enjoy each other's company.

Okay, enough with the Pros... the cons- there are only 2 of them..
- 1200 miles from "home", family, and friends
- everyone thinks I come from Alabama from my accent
- I HATE our dishwasher.... I know I said only 2, but there are 3..

Okay, now for random ramblings...
Hayleigh has been talking in sentences now to me. She tells me, "Mommy, I am done now", and random stuff like that.. weird. Her newest word is cereal, and she is my mini me, following me all over the house, trying to "help" me unpack. She gives her baby brother or sister to be kisses and hugs everyday- almost makes me cry every time, and refuses to talk on the phone anymore. She come out of her play room, or the new baby to be's room, pushing her shopping cart, and baby doll in the seat on the top of it, going through the kitchen, saying "buy" and toting around her purse, with my used up gift cards- easier than giving her money. She is ultra sneaky... she sneaked out of the back door today 3 times on me. The door knobs are lever style, and do not lock in place on the inside- just on the outside. She found her rubber boots earlier, and put them on all by herself, and every time I caught her out there, she was in those boots.... tomorrow we are going to Walmart to get the childproofing kits for 2 of these doors- the one to the back yard that is completely fenced in, and the other to the garage.

We just got internet and our home phone set up today, and I feel like a teenager must feel after being grounded for a week.. I think I've talked on the phone for 3 hours today, and have been on the internet ever since I successfully hooked it all up all by myself- YAY me! I missed it sooo much! I called to set up our dish, but their system was down, so I will have to call back tomorrow...

Allen, Hayleigh, and I took a trip driving around on this last Saturday, and just happened to stumble upon the road to where we wanted to get to- Colorado National Monument Park. We ended up getting a year pass to go back, and plan to visit it much more. Beautiful! I love the weather here- it is not humid at all!!! Except my hair is not a fan... It is now flat, and thick... I have to wash it every other day, instead of every 3 days now. I know some of you might think that is gross, but I would have an affro back home if I washed it every day.

Fact of the day: I am now 14 weeks along with this baby, and tomorrow I will be scheduling an appointment for when Allen is home with a midwife I got a referral from- from guess who? Ohh, that reminds me- Back when I was 2 years old, I had a friend, whose name was hard for me to pronounce, Veronica.... My grandma was taking me home, and we went past Veronica's house. Grandma asked if that was where my friend lived, and I said yes, and she asked what her name was... I sat there for a minute trying to spit it out, then finally frustrated, told my grandma, She ain't got no name... lol Just remembered that one! So, Mrs. Swisher ain't got not name, just Mrs. Swisher, or Swisher's wife.... ohh my!

We, well, Hayleigh, and I are going to the circus that is in town on Saturday morning this weekend with Mrs. Swisher, and her family- 3 girls! So, there will be 6 of us girls, plus the other people going with us that are meeting us there that are Mrs. Swisher's friends. Monday, I am planning on tagging along with Mrs. Swisher and her girls to their gymnastics with Hayleigh to see if Hayleigh is the least bit interested, and hopefully be enrolling her soon- mainly to make her happy, and to burn energy! Tuesday, we are tagging along once again to the library for pajama day reading, then who knows after that? I need to make more friends.... I feel sorry for Mrs. Swisher! I know Mrs. Swisher, there I go again, goes to Gold's Gym, so maybe I'll have to join that too- they offer babysitting, and have a spa... hmmmm not bad! Oh, and she (Mrs. Swisher) has also set me up with a private babysitter,and house cleaner if I want...To everyone at home, I MISS you!

Besides drama going on with our old neighbors, I think that is pretty much all that this boring stay at home momma has for now....

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like everything is falling into place for you and the fam.

    Have fun next week with the "girls". Before you know it, you will have lots of friends and lots of things to do and places to go.