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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, October 17, 2012

35 weeks - keep cookin Reid

Today, is 35 wks with Reid. Kind of makes me a little nervous the closer we get. I'm just hoping that he can stay put until 38 1/2 wks. I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions like crazy- that makes me kind of worry some days too. I've almost started timing them a few times- shhh! Don't tell Allen that!

I managed to snap a few pics tonight in the bathroom, while Hayleigh was occupied with bringing more toys out into the living room, while I was taking a break from cleaning. Kind of a one step forward, two steps backwards. Bare with me! I realize my makeup is gone, and I look less than enthused, but I really am, just tired of cleaning tonight. I realize I am huge! I should measure at 37 1/2 wks on Friday when I go in. I feel huge- but at least besides the thighs, I am all baby belly for this big guy. My beloved Target Liz Lang shirts are just about to not cut it anymore. My belly is wide open under the part that just sticks out, and doesn't stick to me anymore- that feeling I HATE.

Reid is still very active, which is a good sign he is not done baking yet. When he starts slowing down, then I worry- because then it won't be long! We have our 35 wk check up this Friday afternoon, and Anita is supposed to check me, to see if I'm dilated or not. I'm hoping not for now.

At this point with Hayleigh, I was already dilated to 2 cm, and things were in full swing. I was preparing, toughing up my nipples- like my mom told me to do. This time- no touchy until we get closer! Anita told me I can start using my breast pump for 5 minutes on each side, once we hit 35 wks, BUT... I'm waiting until my mom gets here, and I'll be 38 wks on that day. I don't want to get everything rolling too soon!

My teeth have been driving me crazy- just like they did with Hayleigh. My right top side wisdom tooth is working again- same one that worked just before I delivered Hayleigh, and right after. Nice!

We now have Hayleigh's toddler bed on the way, and I just ordered Reid's new mattress online. Did I ever mention just how much I love shopping online?! His mattress is coming straight to our front door, sometime next week. Only cost me $2.00 shipping- totally worth it to me not having to load, unload, tie down in the back of the truck, etc.

I did manage to rearrange Reid's closet again for probably the 10th time yesterday. I have everything ready to go as soon as Allen gets here to move furniture for me. Reid's diaper caddy came yesterday- another Sarabear, just like Hayleigh's except it has a white waffle liner- her's has a floral pattern on it, and she will soon be getting it to use for her dress up stuff. I plan on changing both kids on Hayleigh's dresser that will be in Reid's room- just stashing her diapers inside the one side with the door. No point in changing and buying another changing pad, table, etc when Hayleigh will soon- HOPEFULLY, be out of diapers.

 One thing I do find funny, that I have no other idea on how to get around it without buying a completely new diaper bag is my diaper bag situation. I do not want to buy another diaper bag- maybe I'm being cheap, or I would like to look at it all like I'm being sentimental. I will be using my original diaper bag that Allen got me for my birthday when I was pregnant with Hayleigh. It is a brown microfiber Vera Bradley diaper bag. I have been carrying a floral tote bag by Vera Bradley now for Hayleigh, and I guess, that Reid will have his own diaper bag, and so will Hayleigh. I'm thinking for my sanity of organization, it will be easier carrying two different bags. I do not carry a purse- my wallet currently matches the tote bag, so it acts as our anything we need bag. If I tried to put everything for both kids into one bag right now, my tote bag would be too big and heavy, not to mention heaping over, with stuff too. Hayleigh's stuff goes in the tote bag- snacks, diapers, wipes, toys, crayons, sippy cups, extra clothes, etc. Reid will have his own stuff that is completely different than what Hayleigh's needs are too. So, I will be the crazy lady with two diaper bags. Good thing for us that by the time we will be going out on a regular basis, Reid and Hayleigh will be a lot closer to sharing a bag together. Hopefully Hayleigh will be potty trained by that time, making this a realistic thing.  We will see in a few months if I still think this is a good idea.

For the most part, everything is coming together quite well. Mom will be here in 3 wks from today. I'm getting excited but anxious for her to get here. The closer we get to Mom getting here, the closer we get to Reid getting here too.

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