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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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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Recap of 36wks and planning the week to come

36wks 1 day- before Dr Appointment
So, this has been the week that will not end. At least tomorrow is in sight, and Allen will be home. This past week has just dragged on and on. I think part of it is having everything ready to set up in Reid's room, but not being able to do any of it. This week, with Allen home, we are setting up the whole nursery, and getting a mountain of to dos done before my mom makes it here in a week and a half. Just the whole waiting game is making it seem like we have the blahs here- I'm ready in some ways for labor to be done and over with, while hoping that Reid gets here in time to get to come home and take pictures with my mom before she has to leave back out on the 18th. It kind of makes me nervous if I don't get induced to have Reid until the 14th- have him the 15th, and have to stay for 2 days after he is born. I hope this is not the case!

This past week, I got my exercise ball from Amazon- to help get Reid to drop down. I plan on doing lots of walking and everything else possible to get him to come out by the 12th. I did have my 36wk appointment on Thursday, and ended up not happy about it. Reid measured 38 1/2 wks, 150 bpm, and I gained 1lb. They did find protein in my urine, so I got the joy of going down to the lab and sitting for an hour with a 2 year old who needed a nap. Other than that, everything that my midwife had previously told me, she managed to back track on at that appointment. Next appointment is on Halloween, and I get to see the OB I had seen the time before last, Dr. Whittman. Hopefully, I'll be dilated some, and starting to progress a little bit. We also have Hayleigh's wellness check up on Friday as well too.

There has not been a whole lot going on. I had to order a new breast pump- the one I had bought on ebay, come to find out is faulty. So, I got a refund for it, and ordered a newer one- it should be here tomorrow. We got the rest of Reid's nursery stuff in this week. I'm only waiting on the canopy cover for his car seat that I had ordered off of etsy.com,  here it is.. it should be here by the end of this week. I also ordered a JJ Cole breast feeding cover off of amazon too- love it! It folds into it's own pocket too! here it is.. got it last Thursday with the exercise ball. The last thing we have had to prepare for was for when my mom gets here. We ended up ordering her an air up mattress in a twin size off of amazon. After price and comparison shopping between 5 different sites, amazon seemed to be the cheapest, with best reviews on their mattresses- and they come with the built in pump- which most of the others did not for the same price. The mattress should be here on Tuesday- so Allen and I can get it set up in Hayleigh's room for Mom to room in with Hayleigh. We ended up opting for a twin size for Mom so that it would fit in Hayleigh's room and leave room for them to move around, plus in the next few years when Hayleigh has someone over, there is a small bed for sleep overs too. Luckily, I have saved all of my twin bedding from way back, so all we will have to go out and get now is a few extra pillows. Allen's mom is shipping her air mattress to us, and will be rooming in Reid's room. So, as far as having help here, as long as Reid isn't too early, we have it all covered.

So now, we just wait..wait for Allen to get here, wait to set everything up, wait for Mom & Allen's mom to get here, and wait for Reid to decide to get here. Then, I am sure it will be total chaos. I'm trying to enjoy our quiet time now, but we are just flat out bored, and just excited in some ways to get everything going at the same time too. Up for this week: Trick or Treating, 2 doctors appointments, setting up the nursery & Hayleigh's room, getting the to do list done, and trying to relax and enjoy our time left as a family of three.

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