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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 7, 2012

Traveling to O-town Day #1

So, our trip to Olney started on Sunday, the 23rd. I made sure I got in to see my midwife, Anita on Friday before the trip, just to make sure everything was good to go. Allen ended up leaving the house at 2 am Sunday morning, and I had a friend here take Hayleigh and I up to our local airport around noon. Before that, I got the house cleaned, Missy dog taken care of, our neighbors the key, and the backyard mowed. That was probably the last time this year I will be mowing the yard.

We got to the airport, and through security with no problems, picked up a few drinks at the gift shop, and finally sit down and got a sub from the Subway and some cookies since I was getting light headed, and we were both starving. After that, we made our restroom trips, and headed up to our gate to wait the 40 min until our flight was ready to take off. We got to watch a little of the air show that was going on outside on the runway next to the airport, then Hayleigh had meltdown number one. She screamed, bawled, kicked a circle on the floor, and yelled at me until I could get her to sit still and get the computer on with Toy Story playing on it. That had to be the worst fit I have ever seen come from Hayleigh EVER. We got loaded onto our flight, after I made the few phone calls around to let people know what we were doing.  We went to taxi onto the runway, and Hayleigh was zonked out for the duration of the 30 minute flight. The flight went well, made small talk with the guy sitting next to us, and there was hardly any turbulence at all. I do know one thing the smaller planes do exert more force on you while taking off and landing, and I really could notice a big difference this time flying while pregnant from all of that fluid I'm packing.

We made it to Denver, the plane got hot, and we had to wait to get off. I could have smacked a girl who sat with her mom across from us with her feet hanging over the side of the seat, almost in our faces. We got off of the plane, found our next gate to board on, and grabbed some Starbucks and a brownie to munch on while watching the rest of Toy Story to keep Hayleigh happy. We finally got to board our plane that ran 40 min late, and got seated in our economy plus seats, I had upgraded us to for the extra room. The guy who was sitting next to us was too nice. He gave up his seat next to us for Hayleigh and took another seat somewhere else on the plane. We managed to land in St. Louis around 9:30, and made our way out to get to the luggage claim- CONFUSING while the place was under construction. I then found I was really grateful to that guy who gave his seat up for Hayleigh when we made it to the restroom- she had soaked through her diaper.

We managed to find my sister, and make it out to her car, get the car seat in, with the bags and headed back to Olney. We made it to my mom's house just after midnight, and it was very weird. Nothing had changed while we had been gone- just the season. Hayleigh was scared at first, but after 10 minutes, she had forgot all about being scared, and was Granmaw Sue's shadow for the rest of the time. Magen and I ended up staying up until 2:30, winding down, and my mom and Hayleigh were up until 3:30, before my mom brought Hayleigh to bed to sleep with me.

The whole trip back in the dark was very odd. I thought for sure I would have a surroundings shock, since we were now used to the Colorado scenery, but it was just like I woke up from a dream 4 months later, quite a bit bigger, yet the same. I thought we would be really home sick for Colorado too, but the longer we were in Olney, I was proved wrong.

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