Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Inquiring About IVF

I’ve gotten a few emails of ladies who are inquiring about IVF. Was it hard? At times yes. Was it painful? The shots could be at times, ICE the area before hand. Is it worth it? Most certainly, we wouldn’t have our sweet miracle without it. Would I do it again? No. But let me explain…. It took us 7 years to be blessed with our Miles. We did several rounds of naturally, several rounds with assisted meds, 3 IUI’s, 2 IVF’s and 1 FET. That’s a lot of needles and a lot of money…we are so blessed and happy where we are in life with our sweet boy. I do not wish to try again. HOWEVER, I am not saying I do not want to be pregnant again. I’d love it if it were to happen on it’s own—and who knows years down the road we may decide to try again if nothing has happened…we may even decide to adopt. But right now we are enjoying this beautiful life of parenthood. Infertility wasn’t easy….but a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. My advice for those wanting to know if they should move forward. Go for it if you can. My husband and I have grew closer than ever during those years. Infertility made us the couple we are today. There is something about trusting in your husband to give you a shot that just makes life interesting…yes I said it…we had fun throughout all the pain. We had many laughs during the journey. YES there were many tears, but those tears made us stronger. The heartache brings you closer. FOCUS on the JOURNEY, not the destination. I know it’s hard, trust me I KNOW. I thought about the outcome many of days throughout the years…but at times you just have to let all that fear go for a moment and enjoy the bonding that infertility brings within a couple.

Friday, July 26, 2013

No training manual...

There is no training manual when you become a mommy, yes there is plenty of 'what to expect' books-but let's face it...they leave a lot of the nitty gritty details out. Soo I though I would share some things I've learned since being a mommy in this short 3 months :)

* You CAN function on little to NO sleep--how? I don't know, but you can!!

* You CAN get ready in 5 minutes or less-this includes a full shower (with shaving)....I think this is part of some super powers that come along with mommy hood...the ability to multitask (and multitask with ONE hand--because your baby is in the other---AMAZING!!)

*Any type of memory you had...IS GONE! You may have some super strength mommy powers, but memory goes KA-POOF!  ((You may possibly find your cell phone in the fridge, or keys in the bottle cabinet....just saying))

*A brown & green eyed couple CAN have a blue eyed baby (I find this fascinating!)

*The pain of your labor, if you had a difficult pregnancy, & even the difficulties with conceiving IS easily forgotten about once you lay your eyes on your child!

*Kiss heavy sleeping goodbye and say hello to waking up at every noise you hear! However this is only for mummy's...daddy's somehow have the ability to sleep through a screaming child??

*You will learn a new language 'baby talk'...you will probably catch yourself even talking to your husband in baby talk...and referring to yourself as 'mommy' is quite normal :)

*An ounce of juice (pear or apple) mixed with an ounce of water is the MAGIC potion to a gassy/constipated baby. We tried everything and this is the only thing that worked....it's pure awesomeness!

*Antibiotics will make an explosion down under-if you get my drift!!

* It's ok to have days where you stay in your PJ's ALL day :)

* Cooking becomes a challenge; I've learned to prep it all during his afternoon nap and put it in the fridge & then when it's time to start dinner I'm already ahead of myself.

* Our highchair has been a lifesaver. Miles loves it!

* Not all babies like bouncers & swings!!!

* Baby's can lose there hair ALL over there head-I misunderstood this one, I thought they would only lose it on the back of there head where they lay often...NOPE! EVERYWHERE!! My sweet pea could be in the process of balding, he sheds more than my puppy dogs right now ;)

* I know there's is much more I've learned, but remember where I said your memory goes KA-POOF....that's about where I am right now. :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

3 months old

Where have the months gone? How is it possible you are already 3 months old?
Every day your eyes are getting lighter; I know it's still too early tell but it does look like you will be a blue eyed baby. If so you will have gotten your great-grandparents eyes as no one else in our families have blue eyes :)
 You have officially found your hands...every day you explore them more and more. You love to put them in your mouth! 
You are a chunky monkey!! I had to take you to the Dr. because you got your first cold (handled it like a champ by the way)...you weighed a whooping 15.5lbs! Mommy's wedding rings almost fit your big toe perfectly.
You are not a fan of tummy time. I think it's because you like to look around and see your surroundings. On your tummy you can't see all you want to...

Really the only thing you cry about is if mommy or daddy don't get your bottle ready fast enough, other than that your a pretty content baby.

When you do get mad you now have real tears, which makes mommys heart break.
 You love to talk, you are a little chatter box. Your coo's & ahh's are getting louder and more fun to listen to, I love it when you talk to me!
 You started daycare on the 8th of this month, mommy cried. It was extremely hard to be honest, harder than I ever imagined it to be. You however love it!
You have developed a love for Lovies :) any type of soft lovie or toy.
 You have found your tongue and it's constantly in and out of your mouth
I adore your facial expressions, your little personality is just blooming.
Your hair is getting lighter by the day, and thinning. I thought we may miss that-but mommys finding hair everywhere, ha!
You are in a few 3 month clothes, but mostly 6-9 months depending on the outfit/brand. You are already in size 2 diapers. You eat 6oz every 3-4 hours (but for the most part you sleep through the night...around 7-8 hours)

You love to smile and your so close to laughing...I can hear bits and pieces of your laugh, but not a full blown laugh.
 And don't worry pumpkin, I feel the same way when I get older ;-)

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