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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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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Girl

Well, it has been a while since I have been on here. This week we had special visitors- Mimi and Papa Jack. They got to come and visit with us for a few days. We had fun going to the Monument, the mall, and dinosaur museum here in Fruita- it was very interesting! We also had fun eating out as well, and watching my belly warp into a lop sided ball.

The dinosaur museum- in the walnut pit, finding dinosaur bones!

Papa Jack & Mimi with Hayleigh by Independence Pass at the Monument

Looking at the Gar fish at the dinosaur museum

Me, Hayleigh, Tate, and Mimi at the Monument- you can see the Independence Pass rock to the right of Mimi's arm

Digging for bones! 

Tate decided he wanted to stretch out on my left side, creating a big bulge on that side. He has also been pushing and stretching- not a lot of kicks. What kicks I do feel are very light. He is just not a very lively guy. He is comfy in there, and happy as far as I can tell. He has been stretching so much now, it feels like he is elbowing my side- kind of like a cramp in your side- hurts somewhat, and I can just imagine what is in store for me in 8 more weeks.

Today was like Christmas in July- we had 5 packages show up today. One from the UPS man, and 4 from the Postal carrier lady. One big box was from Nana Rose- full of goodies for Tate, Me, Allen, and Hayleigh. Hayleigh got a new potty chair- Minnie Mouse that talks, so now hopefully we can get this potty training on the forward march. There were tons of clothes Rose had been hoarding for a boy- before we knew Hayleigh was a girl, blue Tommee Tippee bottles, bottle warmer for on the go, Thank you cards that we ohhh soo cute, hats, snap extending bottoms ( snaps that go on the crotch of a onesie to help lengthen them, and extend the use of the clothes), hooded towels, receiving blankets- one of them was from when Allen was a baby, breast milk storage bags, a cute bathtub picture frame... you can imagine how much was in there! Hayleigh got a very special gift besides her huge Minnie Mouse doll- a blankie that was crocheted by Nana- very sweet! She loves it already!

Hayleigh's new blankie and Minnie- both Hayleigh approved for nap time! 

After opening the box, and digging out all of the goodies, Hayleigh was plum wore out! So, I sorted through everything, washed clothes, and decided to snap a picture for Nana to see that Hayleigh enjoyed opening the box!

Tonight after Hayleigh had taken her nap, and I had crashed on the couch from exhaustion, I sat and watched Hayleigh for a bit. I don't mean just watch her run around, but I really just watched her, and thought. I was thinking a lot about how I wondered what she would look like when I was pregnant with her, who she would be like, etc. I often thought about those kinds of things before I even got pregnant with her- I wondered how many kids we would have, and what they would look like too. Hayleigh looks nothing like I ever imagined she would. She is sweeter than I could have ever imagined- just better all around. The different things she gets from Allen and I, makes me laugh. She and I are not at all morning people- her daddy is... She likes to sleep with her feet poked out of the blanket- I want mine to be fully covered- Allen does not. She has a short little temper, to which both Allen and I are guilty- me most.. Listening to her talk, and giggle, and sing, melts my heart, and makes me smile. I never imagined those things to be like that. This all makes me really anxious to see how Tate will be. I know now that what ever I have pictured, will not even be close to in comparison to what he will really be like. But, if I had to place bets, I would say that he has a lot of his daddy in him. He is a very mellow baby- laid back and relaxed. He likes when I eat, because he eats. He doesn't do a whole lot of bouncing around in there, compared to his big sister, so I am hoping he will be a very easy baby like Hayleigh was for us. I also imagine he will have either the same color of hair as Hayleigh, or a little bit more red in it, just like Allen, with hazel eyes. Hayleigh's eyes have both finally adjusted to being hazel- but one is still just not all the way there. I don't know... I'm picturing a big baby boy coming our way! Anyway, I know that no matter what I have in my mind that I have pictured or imagined, will not do Tate justice either, just like with Hayleigh. I am sure he will take my breath away, just like Hayleigh did when she was born.
So far, this pregnancy has went pretty smooth. We marked 21 weeks yesterday, and will be seeing the baby doctor next Tuesday, to see what progress has been made. I know soon enough, this little guy will be here, and our arms and hearts will be full. I have been so mellow along with Tate- he has a lot to do with it, and I just hope I stay this mellow after he is born- I'm gonna need all the help I can get! I think part of the mellow, is that I'm at peace with the world right now. Some things still get to me, but I am able to let them go a lot easier now, than I used to. My complexion is coming back- THANK YOU Tate! My ankles haven 't swelled yet..but I know it is coming! My belly is getting bigger and bigger, and I just love how a pregnant belly looks- in private, or with clothing over it. Such a special thing! I think I can see things a bit better now, than I have been able to- I don't mean eyesight, but things that are going on. I can get a better grip on them. I still wish that some relationships were in better shape than they are, but I realize at least I am satisfied that I have given my best effort for them. I really miss my family- our families, but I feel like the time we spend talking on the phone, or on the computer is more special now. We listen more to each other, and enjoy each other's company more- not taking it for granted like in the past. I like being able to spend all of my time with Hayleigh now, and wish I could have done it from the start, like Tate will get. I remember going back to work after Hayleigh was 10wks old was one of the most difficult things I ever had to do- I can't imagine how hard it was for Allen to leave us and return to work, but I really do enjoy our days spent together, and I do look forward to returning to work in the future, when they are both in school, and I can go back to working part time. Other than that, I'm just plain old HAPPY. For the first time in a while, I'm not stressing over little things so much and controlling it, and it feels great! So, tonight I will end this on I am happy with my life- happy with my marriage, and grateful for my kids, family, and friends. 

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