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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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Friday, August 10, 2012

Reid's High Risk Ultrasound - 25wks 2 days

Early this morning, we ventured to St. Mary's Hospital for the first ultrasound of the morning. We were referred by my midwife to check Reid's heart for kicking out an extra heart beat, and had been considered High Risk until after the appointment results conclusion. Well, first I will start out by saying,

Reid is A-Okay!

 He does skip or produce an extra beat every now and then, but Dr. Gray felt confident saying that he was a healthy little boy! He explained that as long as the beat is not a regular thing- has a rhythm, or beats the same pattern, he was fine- every one's heart does this I guess, especially a developing baby's heart. We spent 1 whole hour having an ultrasound done, by this really nice technician lady. She was really sharp, and knew exactly what she was looking at, when I couldn't even see what she was- my ovaries. I wouldn't have been able to pick them out, but she spotted them and measured them right away. I'll have the video uploaded later to show you what I mean- they gave us a DVD to take home too! Reid was in the breach position, and looked rather relaxed, like he was hanging out in a hammock. He kept 1 leg up against my belly- his sac, and would kick anything the technician would come close to his foot. We did get another look at his stuff- I wanted to double check to make for sure we were getting a boy! And, from the looks of it, Reid is a BIG boy! He is measuring at 27 wks 2 days today, and I am 25wks 2 days. He has long legs, his daddy, and sister's nose, and no hair that we could see. Another bald and beautiful baby!

After that, we went to IHOP, and ate breakfast since we had a whole hour and a half to kill before the second appointment. At the appointment, I weighed in, only gaining 1lb again. Still 3lbs under what I started with this time. I was given my wonderful flat orange drink for my next appointment's glucose screening, and instructions to drink it 1/2 an hour before coming in. That appointment will be fun, since I'm going solo with Hayleigh... YAY! Anyway, on the outside, I'm measuring 26 1/2 weeks along. When I told Anita what Reid was measuring by ultrasound, she said it definitely looks like he will be like his big sister, and be a big baby. I got information about Strep B. Turns out since I had a bladder infection, I automatically have to get treated with antibiotics when I go in to have him, and as long as I can get 2 bags of it down, I can leave 1 day after he is born- granted he is healthy. BOOOOO! So much for that wish huh?! Other than that, we got our next appointment set up, from now on, it's every 2 weeks! Yikes!! We are already there!!! Only a few more appointments to go, and Reid will be here! I got the information on coming up with my birth plan- turns out that at this hospital, they have cordless IV, and everything!! Yay! I can walk and get into the birthing tub! We got the information to schedule our tour, and to get pre-registered. I have to get that done in the next few weeks.

Anyway, everyone is healthy and okay for now~ and we couldn't be any happier!~

Our only 3D Picture- side profile of his face-
see Allen & Hayleigh's nose??
He is looking at the placenta. 

Side profile of Reid with his leg up pushing.
 You can see the side profile of his face as well 

Profile from the top of Reid's head- you can see his brain,
and his two hands up by his head fisted up.

another profile from the top of his head, you can see his
one hand in front of his nose on the right balled up in a fist. 

Reid's foot, with his little toe bones

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