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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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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ALMOST Wordless Wednesday-31wks and Taggie Crinkle Blankies

This morning I woke up, celebrating 31wks with Reid today. I had a bad dream that I lost him again last night. Just keep waiting for the "catch" of all of this still I guess. Reid has been in full swing- bouncing, prodding, flipping, kicking, and pushing. Last night he gave us a show, moving around like a shark surfacing across my belly- you could see a bump moving across it. I kept thinking in my mind the theme from Jaws.

Allen went hunting this morning- woke up at 3am- needless to say, I stayed right in bed since we did not go to bed until midnight last night. Hayleigh and I woke up to Allen back home, telling us all about his trip. He saw mule deer once again, and prong horn sheep this time- FINALLY! But, sadly no elk.

He is now napping on the couch, Hayleigh has been running around all day watching Jack and the Neverland Pirates- Today's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

So, in my time to myself, I decided to tackle another project from my pinterest boards. I've been trying to make as many things off of it as possible, instead of making it all a real wish list of stuff I wish I could make, or have time to make. Today, I tackled the taggie blanket with crinkle inside.  The blog post I had pinned with the tutorial called for a 14x14, but I found it easier to do a 12x12. Here is the end result of my first attempt. Not bad huh? My sewing skills are improving on the sewing machine- I even put an added crinkle inside of the blankie- 1/4 of one of my Motherhood Maternity sacks. I plan to make a few more of these blankies as gifts and what not, they are fun to make, and pretty easy too.

Now for Reid- 31wks.....I'm lucky I can still sleep just fine, and haven't had leg cramps just yet. I had to sleep with pillows at this point with Hayleigh, and had horrible leg cramps, making it to where if I even thought about trying to stretch, I had to stand up, and try to stretch. This usually resulted in me still getting leg cramps. Nothing helped. The only thing besides sciatic nerve I've experienced this time has been dizzy spells. I've only had 2- the last one scared me. I was at the balloon festival this past weekend, and started to get hot fast, dizzy, and wobbled from side to side, almost falling over if I hadn't had a hold on Hayleigh's stroller. I managed to sit down, and get some water and a snack. Turns out if I get too hungry, this happens. Lesson learned- eat like a pig constantly now- snacking lots. 

How your baby's growing:

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.
See what your baby looks like this week.
Note: Every baby develops a little differently — even in the womb. Our information is designed to give you a general idea of your baby's development.

How your life's changing:

Have you noticed the muscles in your uterus tightening now and then? Many women feel these random contractions — called Braxton Hicks contractions — in the second half of pregnancy. Often lasting about 30 seconds, they're irregular, and at this point, they should be infrequent and painless. Frequent contractions, on the other hand — even those that don't hurt — may be a sign of preterm labor. Call your practitioner immediately if you have more than four contractions in an hour or any other signs of preterm labor: an increase in vaginal discharge or a change in the type of discharge (if it becomes watery, mucus-like, or bloody — even if it's pink or just tinged with blood); abdominal pain or menstrual-like cramping; an increase in pressure in the pelvic area; or low back pain, especially if you didn't have it before.

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