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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, September 5, 2012

29wks Dreams, Plans, and Packing the Hospital Bag List

29 wks today, and I am 29 years old... kind of funny. I haven't been feeling too well in the mornings for the past week or so. When Allen was home, he helped me keep my mind off of not feeling so great or worn down. I guess I just get naturally excited to see him, and forget about the icky feelings. I guess to give you an idea of how I feel, I feel like I did in the first trimester- nauseous, headaches, and tired. At least I don't have a sinus infection. But, my nose has been getting more snotty lately too- YAY!! Other than that, once afternoon hits, I usually feel much better.

So far now, the only time I have to prop Mt. Reid is when I lay on the couch- for extra support. When I sleep in bed, I have been comfortable, and don't need the pillows yet. The weird dreams are in full swing once again. I just dreamed Allen came home from work, and just showed up here. Hayleigh had a nasty dirty diaper, and he was getting ready to go hunting, and was getting supplies rounded up for snacks and what not. He packed a box of Gain dryer sheets, and I realized while he did this, our washing machine was leaking, and not draining during spin cycle. Come to find out there was a filter on the side of the washing machine, kind of like a de-humidifier, I had to drain, and I could put good smelling scents in. I have no idea where that one came from- our washer is working just fine- for now. It's still brand new anyway. I dream of Reid every now and then, about him and Hayleigh meeting for the first time- makes me cry happy tears. I dream of him being born early still- THANK GOD the Via Cord kit will be here tomorrow, so I won't have dreams of leaving it behind!!

 Next week, I'm going to pick up some new luggage for our trip back to Illinois, and our trip we are anxiously awaiting to the balloon festival at Snowmass- over by Vail. We will be staying the night there, with my Aunt and Uncle, and cousin, so we will have a good time visiting!

Anyway, just as soon as we get back from Illinois, I will be packing my hospital bag. With Hayleigh, I didn't pack it, until my last morning at work. I didn't feel good at all- had a doctor's appointment anyway. Allen told me to pack a bag, just in case. I kept saying, we will be coming right back home- so I half attempted packing the bag... we were admitted that morning to the hospital to have Hayleigh of course for early pre-eclampsia. I realize IF I pack this bag early, Reid probably will not make his debut until later on- I'll have to be induced. I don't really want to be induced, but I'm hoping I have to at 39 weeks, when Allen is home for 2wks off. We will see! Anyway, after my half attempted packing job last time, I want to have this bag packed well. I know I'm going to cry packing it. Putting the outfit he will come home from the hospital in the bag, along with the other things I'm packing.

Here is the list-
*breast pump
*going home outfits
*present for Hayleigh from Reid- planning on this Baby Boy Baby Doll or this Baby Boy Doll- I want her to get her own baby from the hospital too- she is such a little mommy, and these dolls are anatomically correct- so maybe she won't be poking her baby brother, and help change her baby boy, while I change Reid. Also getting her a balloon and something as a keepsake too.
*phone charger for cell phone, and computer
*granny panties and extra sports bras- they have a birthing tub to labor in
*a focal point- probably one of Hayleigh's pictures
*pillows & blanket
*boppy pillow
*lots of comfy clothes and socks for hospital
*copy of birth plan and insurance papers
*Reid's baby book- for foot prints
*make up and hair products, tooth brush and tooth paste
*cameras with chargers
*a book to try to read
*maybe a movie to play on my computer
*some extra outfits to take pictures of Reid in with his new big sister- I'll have Hayleigh's special outfits laid out when we leave
*a list of people to call/text/email
*car seat installed in the truck or which ever vehicle we are driving home
*Thank you cards- to make out while doing nothing in the hospital for flowers, and gifts
*a list of pictures I want to get while in the hospital
*numbers of take out places we like to eat at- hospital food usually is not too yummy!

I think that is it- I probably forgot something, and I'll have to add to the list later. Also some of the things on the list, I can't pack ahead of time- a month ahead anyway, and will have to be packed on a daily basis.

1 comment:

  1. What the heck--you sound like you are gonna be there a week---what happened to 36 hours and you are out of there?

    Hope to see you guys while you're home