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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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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Baby Talk

So, today, I can't seem to get in gear doing the house work that I need to do to keep busy. I've been okay now- better, and settling back into our routine. Right now, I'm attempting to get Hayleigh to take a nap in her bed with her toddler rail on- so no containment, unless I get out her brother's new pack n play... She's no longer a baby, and we will be gaining a new one and starting all over again in a few short months.

The weeks fly by so fast- it's hard for me to comprehend that I am now a big fat cow- all belly, and this lil guy, who we now have named Reid, will be coming out soon. He is kicking right now, as I type this, and I just remember back to when Hayleigh was born how much I missed it! I can honestly say I really enjoy it all- except for the part of him trying to crawl up under my ribs, and hang out. That HURTS!!! I woke up the other morning with sore ribs on my right side- kind of like when you've had a bad cold, and are sore from coughing so much. I just cannot wait for Hayleigh to really feel a good kick! Allen has felt some- milder ones, but has also felt the pushing this guy puts on.

I can honestly say that I am positive that once Reid is born- he is the last one. I've been struggling to keep up with Hayleigh, and everything else- it just keeps getting harder and harder. I miss our families and friends, and realize how much easier it would be with them close by, but at the same time, I'm such a homebody, I like my quiet time to myself. I just know deep down, that if we had another baby- well, forget about the having the baby part- being fat pregnant in the middle of summer again- No Thanks! I don't know if I could do it again. I doubt my abilities to make it to November with Reid- and I'm only carrying one... just one baby. How do these other women with multiples do it??? Some nights, or afternoons, I get so run down tired, Reid is pushing for all he is worth into my side, I'm chasing Hayleigh around, trying to keep up with Allen out and about, stores or buildings get stuffy, I can't breath..then their is the 96 degree weather we have had for the past week. UGGHH! Makes me feel like I can't do it some days.

We got a special treat on Friday. My Aunt Teresa, and cousin Ruth, came to visit us! We went out to eat at Red Robins, and then I talked myself, and them all into going out to the fair here, to see the animals. WHEW! It was HOT! I ended up telling Allen I was stupid for saying we should all go out there, but, I wanted to do it for Hayleigh. Give her a chance to see the animals, and ride a few rides. Well... the rides thing was a bust. Hayleigh had to be 38" tall to ride two of the rides- and she is 36" tall.. and the carousel- height requirement was 42" no adult to hold child, and no pregnant women. Struck out on that one! Anyway, we walked all around- I finally had to get a drink- I was getting way too hot. I sat down in the shade at one of the booths fully prepared to give someone a piece of my mind if they asked me to move. When I went up to the booth to order a drink, they couldn't give it to me fast enough- my ears were ringing, I was seeing white spots, and getting really yucky feeling. I grabbed that drink and chugged on it, then sat down when I found Allen. After that, I was okay. Hayleigh then got to ride the ponies- the only thing she could ride. Allen walked with her around, so I could stay out of the sun, and rest. We shortly left the fair- Teresa had brought lots of goodies for Hayleigh, which included a small bicycle with training wheels- I plan on getting Hayleigh out on it tonight, pushing her around. It's nice to have an aunt who really cares enough to bring us some of the things that they are no longer using- Hayleigh really enjoys it all- and loves everything- including the purple high heels they had brought from the last visit.

So, after a day at the fair, and everything else, I have deemed that I am done with being pregnant after this. I am sure though, that after Reid gets here, and I forget all of the bad things or hard things about labor, and pregnancy, I'll get the fever again- but this time I'm not going to mess around. I am getting an IUD put in- that way it is not a permanent fix, but, we will not have another April Fool's Day surprise, like we did with Reid- which we thought would never happen.

Other things to babble on about... I got my breast pump out, along with the new kit- plugged the puppy in, and made sure it still worked. Allen was so funny with it- put the shield up on his cheek and proclaims, it worked! Little things like that make me happy- going through baby stuff. I used to sneak into Hayleigh's room before she was born, looking at it all- cherishing it all. I'm doing it all again with Reid's stuff too. I put it all up, and organize it all- then go in and look at it. I try to imagine him using it, or us using it all. I cannot tell you just how tempted I've been to set up the pack n play- but I have it up in his closet for now. Allen and I just used our Gymbucks on Saturday to get him even more clothes. I really wanted him to have a few things Allen got to pick out- so everything we got with the Gymbucks, is what Allen had picked out for him- minus the little brother outfit I had found, and said it was a must- Allen liked it anyway.. I'm ready to get the bottle sanitizer out and get the bottles all set up in it, cleaned, ready to go- start nesting pretty much! I know this stuff needs to wait, because I'll have to clean it again before Reid gets here, and I'll have plenty of time to play with it all when he is here.

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