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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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Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Nesting was one thing I didn't really experience with Hayleigh. I was so worn out from working nights at UPS, that I just didn't get into it much. The other side of that was Allen told me not to do much of anything, since we had to work hard to get Hayleigh on the way, I was NOT doing anything to possibly hurt the pregnancy.

This time around, umm what he doesn't know about won't kill him right?? I realize I'm on no travel restriction right now, and I am to take it easy- per Anita's orders. I haven't been doing a whole lot of deep cleaning yet, and what I have been doing, I'm doing in moderation. I do a little and stop, do a little and stop... you get the idea.

I've been putting off cleaning day for a few days now, and I cannot take it anymore. The wood floors are ughh, sticky in some spots from Hayleigh's juice, and dirty because if you don't clean them damn near every day, they get gross. The kitchen is a mess, and our bathrooms are a mess. Since everything is a mess around here, except for my bedroom, I've decided to start going through stuff again, and reorganizing, and re-configuring stuff. When I get in one of these moods, I tend to make a mess getting everything so so, and it is just easier to clean once, after I get done moving stuff around, throwing other things out, etc. I hate nothing more than to have to clean something twice in one day.

Today, I started with looking at Hayleigh's play room, Reid's future room. Hayleigh has toys strung out everywhere, and I was all ready to tackle cleaning the toys, and putting them all back up, organized- making sure all parts were all together. First, I was going to spray paint- well touch up her toy basket. It's an old bassinet, just like my Grandma Weidner's. I found it at Salvation Army, in the front window, and had called on the way to work for them to hold it for me until I got off, to come and pick it up. I ended up spray painting it brown, and took the legs off of it to use as a toy basket, until we had another baby, and would then use it for that. Well... Hayleigh has too many toys, and if I were to use the bassinet as a bassinet, I would have a toy problem, so I opted for a new pack-n-play, and have given the bassinet for Hayleigh and Reid to use for toys. Anyway, back to touching the bassinet up.. I could not find the spray paint for it- anywhere! Makes me soo irritated when I cannot find something I'm looking for, and thought I knew where it was. After looking all over, I decided to not paint it or worry about it, so the paint would just show up. I went back into the play room, and decided to start in on it. I paused though for just a minute, looking at the stuff, and looking in Hayleigh's room....


I decided to start trying to make the toys fit somewhere else, little by little. I moved Hayleigh's rocking chair out of her room, and put it in the corner of our bedroom- I'll be using it for Reid soon anyway. I then got a blanket out, and put it under the toy box-after emptying it out, and drug it from Reid's room, into Hayleigh's room next door. I had it up against the wall at first, then decided I could fit more IF I moved it to next to Hayleigh's bed. (This is when my juices really got going on this) I then took Hayleigh's baby doll bed, and put it in the room, next to the toy box, and wall- fit like a glove! A little cluttered, but, at least the stuff was not in the living room, or in our bedroom. I moved other little things around, put the rest of the books Aunt Teresa and cousin Ruth had brought for Hayleigh up in her bookshelf, and sorted out some baby toys to put back for Reid. I felt bad doing this- those are Hayleigh's things, and I realize she is done with them, but I have a problem with this. The things still went up in Reid's closet though. (I have not been able to get rid of ANY of Hayleigh's old clothes. We were saving them for Baby #2, but that was a bust, so they will be making their way back to Illinois to my mom's house to wait for my sister to someday use) 

You get the picture, divide and conquer! There are still some things left in Reid's room- Hayleigh's cars, her shopping cart, the bassinet toy basket, and her table and chairs. The pink polka dot curtain will have to come down- I got it from Pottery barn, and am not about to order 3 more to fit Hayleigh's room she is in now, because we will not be in this house next year, and that curtain was $50. 

Next, I'm off to reorganize Reid's closet AGAIN.. I have stuff in there that I need to send back home, and I need to get the rest of Hayleigh's toys put back up. After that, I'm off to reorganize our closet, then off to the garage- AGAIN... I know my time is limited, especially on how much I can do, and I don't foresee me being able to do this stuff in 6 more weeks. It will be a chore to keep up with Hayleigh, and keep the house clean as it is. SO, that is what I call nesting. I want to get everything cleaned- kind of like a Fall Cleaning, organized, and put up where I can find everything. I have a whole list of things for me to do, sitting here on the counter, and I am hoping to get it all done before the end of September. 

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