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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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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Broken Record

I know I talk about this entirely way too much, but maybe it's just that I'm extremely grateful for what I have in my life now. Little things set me off on this- this time of year, a music video, looking at Hayleigh's baby pictures, being this pregnant, feeling Reid's kicking and moving, or just a smile from Hayleigh seem to get me going.

3 years ago, we started going back into Dr. Gentry's office for our second round of IUI. In fact, on the 26th of this month, Hayleigh was conceived in a doctor's office room. I never did think that round would work. In fact, I've found when I've had the most doubts things seem to have worked out after all.

This time around, we didn't have to go through all of the shots, pills, ultrasounds, and doctor visits. Makes everything just so much different. I wonder how labor will go, when exactly it will be that I will be in labor. Since nothing goes according to plan, it kind of makes me worry just little bit. I worried a lot about Allen making it to Hayleigh's birth last time around. This time, I'm not so worried- should I be? I guess I just know things will be okay and work out somehow.

I look around at Hayleigh's toys everywhere, and now going through all of Reid's things, getting all of it ready for his arrival, and I sit there dumbfounded on just how we got here. I know it's a broken record I keep singing, but I guess I'm very proud of where we are today, and beyond thankful for what we have now. We never knew just how empty our lives were before kids- like we could help it. But, things have worked out as they should, and I am still looking out for those who are fighting to get to where we are. I don't think I'll ever forget what we went through to get here, and I'm thankful once again to have made it through everything with my sanity.

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