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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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Friday, August 24, 2012

Wish list revisited before Reid, and options for after Reid

I know I've already blogged about this within the last few months, but I thought I would go through my wish list on things to do/get done before Reid again. I've gotten some things accomplished, but still dragging my feet on a few others.

1. Scan all of Hayleigh's pictures and save online- for just in case. I need to get this done before Reid gets here because I know we will have twice the pictures after he gets here, and it will be almost impossible to get done.

2. I've already went through Hayleigh's old clothes once- yesterday in fact. I need to go through them again when I have the cedar chest cleared out, and store the outfits I really loved of hers, or are very sentimental to us. After getting this done, I need to get them stored away, and possibly sent back to my mom for future us- if my sister has kids someday.

3. clean out the closets one last time

4. get Hayleigh's playroom in the garage set up

5. get going on my Christmas Shopping

6. Go through my Christmas Decor, and dig out Hayleigh and Reid's stockings, and get them monogrammed with their names

7. Get the last of the baby supplies we need

8. Get PREREGISTERED!!!! And, schedule an appointment to tour the hospital- in fact I'm scheduling the appointment this afternoon for October while I'm thinking about it.

9. Get Hayleigh to give up the pacifiers- almost there!!!

10. Get me a pedicure

I had to have 10 items- don't ask me why. I have to have the list even and nice. Anyway, I have to be careful with how much I do anymore. I have found the more I do- and not rest, the more likely it is to aggravate my sciatic nerve problem. So, baby steps... things will get done slowly but surely.

I've also been researching birth control options for after Reid gets here. I don't want to be like Tori Spelling, and my body decide to be fertile, and I get pregnant before Reid is only 2 months old. So, I think after researching all available options, I think I'm going to start out on just plain old fashioned birth control pills, and then within a year, go and get my tubes tied. I'm currently talking to a friend about her experience with the procedure, just to make sure it is what I want to do. The reason I'm planning on just me getting fixed instead of Allen is that if there are any complications, I am here next to our hospital. If something were to go wrong with Allen later- he would most likely be in North Dakota, and would have to take off of work. Plus he is a big baby too- don't tell him I said that, even though he knows it's true. From what I've researched with the IUD birth control options, and the permanent birth control- inserts put in your tubes- there is a lot that can go wrong with all of those, and they have not been around for very long. I'm not wanting to get any surgery done, BUT, if the side effects afterward are like they say, I would rather chance the surgery than the out patient procedures that a lot of women have had problems with. If anyone has any input on any of this, please email me!!! It will be a while before we do anything, but we are sure that our family will be complete after Reid. I'm at least going to give it some time, and wait at least 6 months before we do anything permanent- just to be sure. I think stopping at 1 boy and 1 girl is a good mix for our family.

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