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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, August 19, 2012

Pregnancy Blunders

Pregnancy Blunders.... ohh have I had them!

Let's see, yesterday was the worst one so far. I finally figured out that for the most part my pain is being caused by Sciatic Nerve Pain. I really hate it, and if I would have experienced it the first time with Hayleigh, I think I would have gotten myself fixed. It was so bad, it was running down both of my legs! One thing that I find interesting so far is that everyone I have talked to that experienced sciatic nerve pain while pregnant, was carrying a boy. Everyone that carried girls, including me, didn't have it. I'm guessing it's from the way that everyone seems to have carried their boys while pregnant. It hit me so bad last night about an hour before bedtime. I laid in bed, crying. I tried shifting my position- it helps at night when I'm stiff from it. I tried laying flat on my back in bed, to no relief. Finally I texted one of my friends that I knew was still up at 11pm back home, and asked her about it. Lucky for me she did experience it while pregnant with her little boy, and told me to go jump into a hot bath and relax. I did what she told me, and immediately after my back hit that water, the pain was gone! Okay, maybe not completely gone, but it ended up completely relieving it all after 15 minutes in the water. But, from first getting into the water, it made a tremendous difference! It was while lying in the bath that I then realized that everyone I knew of that had been pregnant with baby boys, had experienced this. Kind of interesting. So, the rest of the night, I was completely fine.

This morning, when I finally woke up with Hayleigh, I realized that last night, in the middle of trying to get into the bath for my back pain, I had done something completely stupid. I guess after getting out of the tub, I was tired, and relaxed so much, I managed to put my underwear on inside out.... geeeshh!~

Other than that, I am just plain goofy I guess. Yesterday, I decided since I was feeling good, I would mow the front yard. Our neighbor since moving here, told us he would take care of it, since there are maybe 10 swipes with the mower total between the two yards and they butt up to each other. Well...he went 2 1/2 weeks without mowing, and it needed it. I thought his mower was broken, so last week, Allen mowed the front for me. Well, last night, I decided since I was going to mow the back, I would go ahead and mow the front too. I managed to get two swipes in, and out he flew of his house like it was on fire. I guess there is nothing more embarrassing than a big pregnant woman mowing your yard out front when you are a guy. We talked for a few, and I explained I was just fine, that I really do enjoy mowing, and it was no big deal. After convincing him I was fine, I finished mowing the front, then came in the house to check on Hayleigh. She was just fine. Then, I sat and thought how in the heck was I going to get my push mower to the back yard??? We have 2 gates to the back, but we have hornets building nests there no matter how much we have sprayed them, and there is pea like gravel for a good stretch inside the gate to the river rock. It is almost impossible to push the mower through that, and I knew that would be too much strain for me to do now by myself. So... I improvised. I made sure the mower was pretty much cleaned off, and wheeled it through the door to the house from the garage, and out the back patio door, across the family room. It is all hard wood floor, so it wasn't that big of a deal, and it worked great! Well, 5 minutes later after finishing the back yard, I swept my mower off, and proceeded to wheel it back through the house. For the concerned people out there, my mower is a John Deere zero turn self propelled mower. It has caster wheels, making it zero turn, so I don't have to really push it or pick it up to turn it. I just walk behind it, and it promotes a little good exercise. Anyway, the mower didn't hardly leave any grass on the floor. I needed to vacuum the floor anyway, so it wasn't a big deal. My MIL got the biggest kick out of this, this morning when I told her about it all. Our house is always really clean, and it just gave me another excuse to clean. My mower is actually really clean too- inherited that from my dad. I love that mower, and I guess since I love it so much, it didn't matter to me.

So, now at this moment, my back does not hurt, our yard is mowed and looking great, and we are enjoying a nice cool Sunday morning before we have to go grocery shopping.

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