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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!