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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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Today, we are 22 weeks- me and Tate anyway. The weeks have been starting to fly by, and he will be here before we know it! Last night, Allen and I kind of sat down on the couch, and I was going through baby boy names- just to give Allen some more ideas, even though I'm about 80% sure Tate's name will end up being Reid Allen McCann. Reid means red haired- and after finding out it meant that, it kind of just stuck out like a beacon to me, that is what his name should be.... it is Allen's choice, so I'm letting him decide, and not pushing the issue. Yesterday, we stopped in to Sportsman's Warehouse, to browse, and walked out with nursery decor for Tate's nursery. Before walking out, there were puppies for sale by the check out- 6wk old Australian Shepard/blue heeler mix puppies. They were /cute- but LOTS of hair, and they would shed like there was no tomorrow. Plus, no matter how much Toby drives me crazy, I can't just get rid of him, and I really don't want to potty train a new puppy, and Hayleigh all at the same time either...

Trophy heads for Tate's room, and a stringer of rainbow trout- Whitetail deer, black bear, moose, and long horned ram

While shopping in Sportsman's Warehouse, Tate was in full swing- very active! He liked to have killed me. He does not kick but very little in my lower belly, but PUSHES for all he is worth, stretching already up into my lower ribs, and knocking the wind out of me too. I have been thinking, there is NO WAY he is already big enough to be doing this, or shouldn't be that high already, but, I've already started to get heartburn quite often, and the leg cramps have officially settled in- I've jumped out of bed the past three morning, standing up and getting the cramps to go away. He is a big boy, and after talking to Nana Rose about him, and his daddy, it is very clear, I have a mini Allen I am growing right now. I'm just waiting for him to stay up in my ribs like his daddy did to his Nana, and not come out of there, until made to do so. When  Rose was pregnant with Allen, he stayed balled up and up in her ribs- cracking and bruising them. Yay for me!! When he was born, the skin on the bottoms of Allen's toes was worn off from putting his toes between her ribs, and kicking and rubbing them constantly. While shopping yesterday, Allen kept asking me if we needed to leave, and I kept telling him "No". What difference would it make if I was sitting down at home or standing up walking around- he was going to keep on a going no matter what I did.. I even poked my belly a couple of times telling him to knock it off. Like that would help!

The rest of the day went alright- we went out to eat, and then back home. Allen had to replace out router- it finally clonked out on us yesterday. He ended up running back to town, while I laid Hayleigh down for a nap, came back, and guess who had waited on him in Best Buy?? That same chick that was hitting on him the last time he was in there. Apparently, she could not locate our account this time by phone number, so had Allen set up a new rewards account and had to give out all of his information again... he thinks she wanted his number... I do too. lol.. Anyway, after 2 hours later, he was home, router is up and going, and our printer- which was the start of the issue before we found out the router was going bad, was up and going too. Now, no more problems- hopefully! Allen mowed the yard, and I watered the tomatoes and flowers. Hayleigh ran all over the yard, having a hoot. It was perfect outside- 75 degrees out there with a breeze last night- just great! 

Last night, Allen got to feel Tate kick for the first time! I mean really good kicks! We both laid there in bed with Allen's hand on my belly, with mine on top of his, waiting for Tate to kick, after he threw one kick before that. It is really sweet how it makes Allen's eyes light up, and seeing him smile feeling what I've been feeling by myself for the past weeks. He sat there and kicked for around 5 minutes, then stopped. We ended up going to sleep- I didn't sleep very well at all. I think from the last few nights, I am already getting to the point of being up through the night. I had a headache, and a toothache- from drinking too much pop. The acid drives my teeth completely bonkers. I know better, but here I am still slugging it down. I dreamed of Tate- or going in to my doctor's appointment at 35 weeks, being dilated to 2- like I had with Hayleigh, and both me and the doctor actually agreeing that Tate would be here around the same time Hayleigh had come- just after 37 weeks. I think it is wishful thinking, or dreaming on my part... Allen will be home that week, and that is also Halloween week too. From the way Tate has been pushing around already- and measuring over a week and a half ahead of schedule, I am sure I will be very uncomfortable by then, and READY for him to come out. I would bet that by the time he does get here, any baby fever I ever thought I would have later, or feelings of not being done having kids will be completely out of my head. 

Today, we don't have much planned to do- besides Allen helping the friend move, and the doctor appointment. I'm just excited our new pack and play will be here Friday- hopefully, and I did manage to win the swing I had bid on, on Ebay for $81.00 with shipping- brand new in the box! I ended up saving us over $50.00 on that. So, Tate is being taken care of!~ 

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