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Saturday, September 10, 2011

19 weeks and counting!

Almost half-baked! ;) Last Wednesday marked the 19th week of my pregnancy. My anatomy scan is scheduled for Thursday, and we will hopefully get to find out the gender of this little one!! I'm so excited to find out! I have thought girl all along but for some reason, M is convinced its a boy! I know neither of us will be disappointed, but I will say that I may be a little nervous if I find out its a boy. Even with 8 nephews, I just don't know what to do with a boy of my own! It's a little scary to think about, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. LOL :) Love this little bug! Can't wait to meet him/her!!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Has it been that long?!

Geez...2 months since my last update? I need to step it up!! Well, as of Wednesday this week, I will be 16 weeks pregnant. I have started to feel a few little kicks here and there. I can't wait until they are stronger and more frequent. It's one of the best memories I have from when I was pregnant with A. And we are only about a month away from finding out the sex (hopefully!) This early stuff is the part I like the least. It's too early to plan anything, and that's what really gets me going. I want to go shopping and buy cloths, and furniture and supplies, but my hands are still tied! I am, however, very grateful to be feeling much better than I was a few weeks ago.

A is getting so big! I love hearing her talk. She is pretty funny, even if she doesn't know why. She has started to "sing" the "alphabet", although she usually starts on E, and mostly mumbles over the LMNO part. It's pretty cute though. And thanks to my 6 yr old neice and 3 yr old nephew, she throws a "TACO!" in there every now and then. It's a fun game they made up a while ago, and it has caught on with her now! Haha...too funny. But my favorite thing to hear her say is still "I wah you!!" I love you, too, baby :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

I guess I will make it official on here...

Your Everyday Mommy is going to be a MommyX2!!! It's been a few weeks since my BFP, I am now almost 7 weeks along (as of tomorrow). I have only told our immediate family, and of course a bunch of strangers on the internet...also known as my message boards. I am waiting to tell other family and the FB world until after my first ultrasound, which is scheduled for June 21! Just over a week away! I'm too excited!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great day! And I'm still here...

Had a great day, not what I expected at all from Judgement Day!! Sorry crazy guy. I think you were wrong. Again. I wonder what your day will be like tomorrow?

Anyway, I went to see my friend and her little boy and we went out to eat and to a pier, and then to a merry-go-round museum! A loved riding the carousel! We just sat on the bench, but she was smiling the whole time!

The day was fun, but I got a little sunburned on my shoulders :( But it was the little guy's birthday and we had a good time. The only other downside was that they were doing free boat rides, with 75 people at a time, and we missed the 2:00 ride, and we got in line for the final ride at 3:00 and we were numbers 76, 77, 78 and 79 :( What luck. The poor guy was heartbroken!

Well...TTC wise, I am 10 dpo today and I broke down and tested this morning. I am all out of ICs, but I bought some tests at DG the other day so I used one of those. I thought I maybe saw a faint line, but I didn't want to make myself crazy over it, since I'm only 10dpo. I think I will test again Monday and hope for a clearer line.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cycle #2 on Clomid

Right now I am **probably** 2dpo for this 2nd cycle. I'm still debating whether or not I want to keep temping throughout the 2ww since I drove myself nuts last month, but I had a bit of a fallback this morning, so I think I will at least for a few more days. I'm cautiously optimistic this cycle. I triggered on day 15, because when I went on on day 14, I had one good follie at about 19mm, but there were 3 others between 13 and 15 that were close, so we decided to wait a day. In essence, that gives me 4 possible eggs! I think that's the most I've ever had at one time, I just hope it pans out for us.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

To go nuts, or not to go nuts. That is the question.

Well...cycle 1 was a bust. CD1 sucked pretty bad, mostly because I drove myself crazy on FF. I actually spent an amount of time I am too embarrassed to admit browsing through other charts that looked similar to mine to see how many of them ended up as pregnancy charts. And I peed on more sticks than I care to admit. But now I'm CD6 of cycle 2 and have already taken 2 doses of 100mg Clomid; 3 more to go. I might just go without temping after I get my CHs, just so I can't drive myself nuts this time. But I also might not be able to resist...

Yesterday I threw a Scentsy party at my house. I had a bunch of yummy snack foods, and a good group of ladies who bought a bunch of stuff! Haha, so that means, I get a lot of free stuff! Awesome! I love this stuff though, it smells so good! But my husband decided that yesterday would be a great day to do yard work, and redo the mulch beds in front and on the side of the house...right by the windows in the living room, where my party was being held. Him and my BIL and step-nephews were working the whole time, making all kinds of noise and trampling dirt and mud in and out of the house when they needed to go to the bathroom or something. Grrrr....I don't think he knows how much time I actually spent cleaning yesterday to make this house presentable. However, the kids that were here all made a pretty good mess too! I just don't mind cleaning up after them as much. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Well I had a crazy few days this past weekend!! It started on Thursday for me. I took my sister to a conference she had in Toledo, and drove her car to Berrien Springs, MI to visit my SIL and BIL and my neice and nephew, all with A in tow, of course. It's only about a 3 hour drive or so, so it wasn't terrible. Friday morning, SIL, A and I drove to Michigan City, IN and caught the train to Chicago! SIL had a doctor's appointment, but we got to walk around Michigan Ave. quite a bit before the weather turned aweful! It was only in the high 30's and rainy and WINDY! Yeah, yeah...I know...Windy City. But that's not why it's called that. It's actually from it's politicians being full of hot air, perhaps like some of our current politicians who hail from the Chicago area...but I digress.

In the meantime, while we were on the train to Chicago, my sister went in to be induced with her 3rd child, and 3rd boy! :) He was born while we were on the train back to Michigan City. I left early in the morning for the drive back to Toledo. I got to meet little Bentley who weighed 6 lbs 2 oz, and was 22 (!!) inches long! He's amazing! I will try to add pics later.

On to IF things: I am currently on cd21, 7dpo, and my temps are staying well above the normal for me! I don't recall having any temps above 98 degrees, and yesterday and today were both 98.04. I don't really think it means anything at this point, since I'm only 7dpo, but it's exciting nonetheless.

Familywise, I spent much of last night cleaning eye goop out of A's eyes, and she woke up this morning with her eyes swollen and crusty :( Not Fun. I am waiting for the doctor's office to open up so I can call and get her in. At least she is still in relatively good spirits. She just looks miserable.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Update: New Cycle

Alright! So it's been a while since the last post...since March 18th! wow...So I did make the call to get me some provera, finally got my period going, and we are on day 3 of clomid! YAY!! Hot flashes and mood swings are abundant, but that's ok. I'm optimistic! We are going to get me KTFU this time! Pardon my abbreviated french.

Friday, March 18, 2011

CD47 and counting

Just like in the song "Unchained Melody", time is going slowly. I am to the point that I just want it to be April so I can:
     A. Get some provera to kickstart my period and then start clomid, or
     B. O or get AF so that something is happening again! I think at this point if AF comes, I will give the doctor a call and see if I can just get going on the meds now instead of waiting another 47+ days.

But for now, I'm at a standstill, and it sucks. But I can hardly complain when the weather has been great these last few days, and A and I have been able to go out and play and go for walks! She is so fun this year, walking around like the big girl she is! She loves to swing and go down the slides! It's amazing just to watch her explore. She is getting to be so independent, which is great on one hand, but on the other, it makes me long for the little baby that used to depend on me, and need me for just about everything. I think that's why it warms my heart so much when she stops and grabs for my hand when she needs to take that big step over the barrier to get into the sand!

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Hair, New Hobby (knitting!), and a FFFC

Got a new haircut today. Don't mind my face. I look horrible, and the one little wave on the left looks funny in this pic, but I actually like the cut!! Kind of lifted my funky mood a bit today.

So yesterday, I decided I was going to teach myself how to knit. I bought some needles and yarn and a book....and got nowhere. So I popped online to YouTube. Tada!! I figured out how to cast on in about 30 seconds. Easy as pie. Next I needed to learn how to actually knit. Again to the book. No luck. Back on YouTube. Tada! I know how to knit!! Not perfectly, but I'm getting the hang of it. So when I wanted to learn the purl stitch, I just went right to YouTube. Figured it out pretty quick!! Now I just need to figure out what to do with these stitches. I start with about 25 cast on stitches, and soon I have 50 or so loops on my needle! I'm afraid if I just keep going it won't fit on my needles anymore! I still have to learn what to do with them.

As for TTC this cycle (ha! I almost put 'this month'. As if...) it's not looking pretty. Here I am on cd 40, with no clear signs of ovulation, and no AF. Boo. I am half hoping I make it to cd60 with no AF so I can just pop some provera and get started on the clomid sooner than later. I guess that's my FFFC today.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Finally ovulating!....maybe??

Yesterday was cd30, and after taking opk's for about 20 days and getting a bunch of negatives, I finally got a positive yesterday. I think. Sometimes they are so hard to read. I should have gone out to get a digital, but I figured that I was charting my temps anyway, so it wasn't a big deal. Then I got curious a few hours later. So I took another test, and it was clearly negative. Grrrr...ok. Fine. So I just figured I would test later today (which I probably still will), but I wake up this morning to a .4+ degree temp spike! So I will have to wait a few days to know for sure, but I think maybe I did still ovulate yesterday and maybe I just caught the end of my surge. Must have been a short one :-/. At least we have awesome timing if I did O yesterday!

If this cycle is a bust, I have one more cycle to get through before I can move on. I made an appointment with my OB for April 18th for a consult. I should be able to start the clomid when the cycle after that gets going. End of April maybe??

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another February Day

It's one of those days where my house is a mess, and I know I have to do some cleaning today, but I'm all whiney and I really really don't want to do it! haha! It's really just the living room and kitchen/dining room, but blah! There are so many toys all over the living room, which is easy enough to clean up, but once Lexi gets back out there, everything will be all over the place again! Maybe it's time to teach her to put her toys away with me. Hmmm...

On another note, I just gave her chocolate milk for the first time. It sounded good to me, so I made some, and when I gave her her milk for breakfast, I put a little in hers too. She LOVES it! But who wouldn't, right?? I don't plan on giving it to her often, because obviously its not as good for her as white milk, and she drinks white milk no problem. But it's a nice treat every now and then! I love the reactions she has to trying new things though! She's pretty open to trying new things. For now anyway.

Oh yeah, and we have yet another winter storm on its way. :( So sick of this! Where are you Spring?!?! My SIL and BIL are supposed to be coming down from MI this weekend to my ILs house, along with one of M's cousins whom I've only met once before, who is coming from PA. I just hope everyone makes it this weekend and its not a total let down. I love these long weekends with the family! Although they are made a little better in warmer weather.

Monday, February 21, 2011

So Tired Of WINTER!

Ugh...sleet and freezing rain last night made for a cold and slippery morning. Not fun. Temperatures were in the 50's last week! WTF? And now we are supposed to get 6 inches of snow tonight? I'm so over this winter and cold! I want it to be sunny and warm so we can go out and play! :) I suppose that time will come soon.

Miss Lexi is sitting in her chair finishing her lunch before nap time...and just threw her last piece of chicken on the floor. What a bug!'s a good thing she's cute! But boy is she growing fast! She will be 15 months old on Saturday. Her next doctor's appointment isn't until mid-March though. I can't wait to see the difference since her 12 month appointment! I think she's grown about 3 inches! Well, maybe not 3, but it sure seems that way!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I went to lunch yesterday with a friend of mine from high school who just had her little boy 2 weeks ago. He slept the entire time we were out, and it just got me thinking how incredible and amazing the journey is a baby goes through. My daughter will be 15 months old on the 26th, and she was sitting at the table with us, eating regular food, talking and squirming as usual. But just 14 months ago, she would have been in her car seat, sleeping the whole time. So many milestones in those few months! Rolling over, babbling, crawling, laughing, standing, talking, walking, jumping and even running now! It seems like everyday brings something new that she didn't do yesterday. Which is probably true. A new word, or a new shape she figured out, a few more steps while running before she falls down. It all happens almost without notice. Children are truly amazing little people!

M and I really want another baby, and I wish I had more frequent updates on our TTC journey. Right now, therer is just reallu nothing to tell. I may be on day 17, but I am still most likely two weeks or so from ovulation. The wait is sometimes almost unbearable. It's worse than the two week wait after ovulation. At least then I can start all over. However, I still want to try to be optimistic, so I am trying to keep myself busy to keep my mind off of the wait. Today, I think, will include a trip to the store, and maybe some more Harry Potter tonight! :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A MUCH Better Mood

Well my anti-February bad attitude has turned to cautious optimism, even excitement that I woke up to 30 degrees this morning! It's supposed to be above freezing, even getting up to 50 by Friday!! Woo hoo!! This is what I have been waiting for! I know that's a lot of exclamation points, but give me a break. I need to get outside. I have absolutely no motivation to do any kind of exercise indoors, and I need it. Badly. I want to go for walks and to the park with Lexi. And I know this quick warm up will make all the snow melt messy, but it's a start!!

I think Alexa will enjoy the park this year SO much more than last year, even though she really enjoyed it then! She is now able to walk on her own, will probably be running by the time we get to go on a regular basis. I'm even hoping she will be able to tell me what she wants to do. She recently just started chatting a lot and when I think about it, she really knows quite a few words for a 14 month old. She knows: hi, bye, hello, momma, dadda, go, dog, circle, and a lot of animal noises like: woof woof, meow, grrrr (for a bear), quack quack, and she says oooh ahhh oooh ahhh for monkey. She also says "I love you"...sometimes haha.

I can't wait for the days when I can have conversations with her, and she tells me what she wants, what she likes or doesn't like, how she feels. On the other hand, I miss the little baby that I brought home from the hospital that needed me for everything. But it's amazing to watch her grow up, learn new things, and become more independent. I just hope I'm doing a good job teaching her.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Can't. Wait. For. Spring.

I woke up this morning and checked my said it was -8 degrees! Now, usually I would frown upon people adding letters to their words for emphasis, but it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO cold!! My house is freezing, I can't go anywhere because I don't want to take Lexi out in this cold of weather. So frustrating.  I cannot wait until the temperature hits 50 or so! I want to be outside! I want to go for a walk, take Lexi to the park, anything to get out of this house! I need me some Spring!

I think I just need February to be over with altogether. It's such a bland month anyways. Nothing good happens in February. It's always just cold and miserable. Boy am I a Debbie Downer today...

Maybe I'll come back later if I have something more positive to say! lol

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pedicures in February

I just got back from a getting a pedicure with my best friend! This salon she knows had a special going on: 2 for $55! And it wasn't just a toes thing, it was a pampering pedi. Awesome!! You know what's not awesome? Walking around in flip flops in February in Ohio. There's like 6 inches of snow on the ground and the air temp is about 27 degrees. But I have pretty toes now :0)

Day after the Superbowl

So, my Steelers lost last night...I'm ok with it though. They didn't start out playing Superbowl quality football. If they hadn't had 3 turnovers (all of which GB scored on) and so many penalties, they would have won the game easy. I was happy to see what I call the "3rd Quarter Steelers" come out to play! They are always so strong in the 3rd...that's where the game really started.

On to other things. I have to share this! When I fed my daughter lunch yesterday, she was eating her chicken nuggets one minute, and the next...well, you'll see!

I got my IC's from Amazon in the mail yesterday, but I won't be starting to test for about 3 weeks. Lame. I hate these long cycles! Not only does it cut my chances of concieving throughout the year by 25%, but I don't think I have a very strong ovulation either. I honestly can't wait to start Clomid again in April (hopefully). I took it for 6 cycles when I was trying to get pregnant the first time. It didn't work, but when I moved on to Femara, I finally got my BFP!  But even with all the hot flashes and other side effects, I have a feeling it will work this time!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bring on the Clomid!

So this is my first attempt at a blog. As I wrote in my "About Me" section, I'm a stay-at-home mom to my 14 1/2 month old daughter, Alexa, and we are currently trying for a sibling. I had a lot of problems getting pregnant the first time: hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, hypothalamic dysfunction...and I went through a lot of fertility treatments to get to where we are today. The way its looking now, I will be headed there again in April. Bring on the Clomid!