Friday, May 3, 2013


How far along? 23 weeks 3 days

Weight gain/loss:  Creeping up on 18 lbs up. 

Feeling: Still feeling great. I sometimes forget that I can't quite do as much as I want, but that's ok. 

Maternity clothes? Nothing else fits!

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well still with a lot of very strange dreams. One included the baby being in a giant chicken egg. 

Food cravings: Still fruit! This week I also craved a donut from City Market. I indulged. 

Movement? All the time! Every day this baby gets stronger, and people can feel it from the outside now. Sometimes the flips and somersaults make me nauseous!

What I miss? I don't miss anything.

Best moment this week:  That donut I indulged in! Ha. But really having other people feel the baby.

What I'm looking forward to: Our crib gets here today! YAY!

Next Appointment: May 13th. Glucose test and a pre-travel check up.

Milestones: Baby is starting to grow baby fat. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Half Baked!

How far along? 20 weeks 2 days

Weight gain/loss:  I'm probably at 14 lbs now. UGH! It's worth it in the end, and I know how to lose it, but wow the body changes are hard!

Feeling: Feeling awesome! I have energy, a little bit of heartburn, but overall feeling great! 

Maternity clothes? Nothing else fits!

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well most of the time. I'm up about twice a night to pee, but I usually go back to sleep pretty quickly.

Food cravings: Still fruit! And mexican food. 

Movement? Definitely! Adam hasn't felt it from the outside yet, but this baby is definitely getting stronger and I can feel a lot of kicks. 

What I miss? Still nothing. I'm so happy and grateful that this baby is healthy that nothing else matters. 

Best moment this week:  Definitely our anatomy scan. It was so incredible to see the baby yesterday in 3-D!

What I'm looking forward to: Adam being able to feel the baby from the outside. 

Next Appointment: May 13th. Glucose test and a pre-travel check up.

Milestones: Halfway! Next stop 24 weeks when the baby is viable!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Oreos. Dominos. Fruit!

Here is a picture of the progression of my growing belly!

How far along? 17 weeks 3 days

Weight gain/loss: Holy lord, they weren't kidding when they said you pack on the pounds in the second trimester. I think I'm up 9-10 lbs at this point. 

Feeling: Feeling pretty good. Woke up sore this morning, and might be fighting a sinus infection again, but other than that, great! I have an appetite and basically crave food all the time. 

Maternity clothes? Most definitely. I'm loving the things I've purchased and borrowed!

Sleep: Definitely getting more uncomfortable by the day. I wake up with sore hips, but that's all part of it right? Just a reminder that we have a perfect baby growing!

Food cravings: Oreos. Dominos Pizza. And FRUIT! I literally have like 5 servings of fruit every day. 

Movement? I think I'm starting to feel little taps and pressure. I sure hope so! It makes me nervous to feel good, but not feel movement. 

What I miss? Nothing. I'll put up with feeling yucky, weight gain, etc so that I get to take this baby home in August!

Best moment this week:  Starting to feel the movement and my momma putting her hands on my belly to try to feel it.

What I'm looking forward to: Movement! I cannot wait to feel this little one start moving! It will help me be more at ease. 

Next Appointment: April 10th. It will be the big anatomy scan! I can't wait to see our little cupcake again. 

Milestones: Belly has officially popped and baby has fingernails.

Monday, March 11, 2013

I'm back!

I decided that it's time to bring back the good ol' blog. I went MIA for a while because I felt like my journey through infertility was getting depressing. I found other outlets, including writing in a real pen and paper journal. But I'm back!

After three long years, two losses, and a huge amount of help from modern science, I'm pregnant!!! And I figure there are people out there who would like to know how it's going and this is an easy way to keep you all updated (I know, so vain of me). So every week, I will post a little update with how things are going. I will also try to write more often because honestly? I really liked it when I did it. So here you go! 

How far along? 16 weeks tomorrow!

Weight gain/loss: Up about 5-6 lbs. 

Feeling: Feeling pretty awesome actually. First trimester all-around crappiness seems to be gone and I have a lot of my energy back, less the whole losing an hour thing.

Maternity clothes? Oh yes. I don't know why one would put off wearing these as you grow. Granted I don't technically need them for sure. I could probably use the belly band and be miserable in my normal jeans. But maternity jeans are SO comfortable! 

Sleep: Getting uncomfortable, but being surrounded by pillows seems to help. Also, getting up at least once a night to pee. Lovely :)

Food cravings: No real cravings... so far. Except maybe lattes since I found out that my favorite coffee shop has swiss water process decaf. YUM! 

Movement? I don't think I've felt any yet... Sometimes I lay in bed waiting and focusing really hard on feeling it, but I doubt there has anything real yet. 

What I miss? I don't miss anything. I'm so happy and grateful to be here that nothing else matters. 

Best moment this week:  Hearing my dad yell, "HI GRANDBABY!!!" when I told him that the baby could hear now. 

What I'm looking forward to: Movement! I cannot wait to feel this little one start moving! It will help me be more at ease. I also have a doctors appointment tomorrow so I'm looking forward to that!

Next Appointment: Tomorrow! WOOT!

Milestones: Baby can hear! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


So I've been doing some research on acupuncture and fertility/infertility. I've heard from a lot of people that it can do wonders for your hormones and I'm seriously considering giving it a try. We are at 18 months of trying (a few of those months consumed by miscarriage and the aftermath and a few months we didn't try). I think the next thing my doctor is going to suggest is seeing an RE and/or trying Clomid (a drug used to strengthen or make ovulation happen). I am leary of this drug, and the nearest RE is a four hour drive away.

With these things in mind, I'm considering acupuncture. I've been looking at all my options here in the valley. I was surprised to find that there are a lot of options with quite a few acupuncturists specializing in female hormones and infertility. I have heard amazing success stories of women who had gone through multiple failed IVF cycles and then trying acupuncture and getting pregnant.

I know it's sort of hippy-like of me, and totally not a normal thing I would consider, but I really don't want to use drugs. I don't like the idea of forcing my body to do something, even though I may resort to that at some point. I also hear that acupuncture is a great stress relief. Since my last miscarriage last August, my hormones have seemed very out of wack, with bad skin and all. My skin is worse than it was when I was in 8th grade. That'll piss a 25 year old girl off. Acupuncture doesn't sound so bad after all.

What do you think? Have you ever tried it? Do you have any success stories to share?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Royally kicking Crohn's arse.

Well Crohn's has struck again. Adam has been laid up for the last few days with a wonderful complication from Crohn's disease once again. I effing hate this disease. It's tearing him apart and I just want to royally kick it's arse. He spent Thursday night in the hospital in a lot of pain, but went home Friday. He spent the entire weekend on the couch and I'm happy he did.

It just breaks my heart to see him like this. I want back the happy go lucky husband that I married. I want Crohn's disease to let go of him so I can have him back. I want to be able to go somewhere with him and not have him worry about what he's going to eat and what it's going to do to his body. I really want all of this for him, not me. I want him to feel better so badly.

We have a trip to Lake Powell scheduled for this week, and he's just not going to be able to make it. He missed too much work being sick, and will miss more for the upcoming surgery. And he is worried about getting sick out in the middle of nowhere. He has encouraged me to go, and I think I'm going to go without him. It makes me so sad, but I think it's best. My little brother is going, and it's the only time he gets to go this summer. So we are going to go and enjoy it for Adam.

His surgery isn't scheduled yet, but it will be scheduled in the next couple weeks, and hopefully after that, we can have our life back. He can have his appetite back, and gain some weight, and be stress free. Please, if you pray, pray for his health. Pray for healing. Because he really really needs it. And I just love him so so much.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Running bites me in the knee.

Running totally bit me in the ass on Wednesday evening. Well maybe bit me in the knee and arm and hip.

I was out running with my dog at the reservoir near my house. The water is still low at the reservoir so it's a great place to run off of the asphalt. Out in one of the flat areas, there is a bent stake in the ground that is almost perfectly camoflaged, although I've seen it many times. I've even tripped over it a few times. I've always been walking when I've tripped on it before.

This time I was running, and running faster than my normal speed too. I tripped over the stake and fell so hard. I was holding the dog's remote to her collar (we use that instead of a leash) in one hand so I could only catch my fall with the other hand. I fell and rolled on to my left side and skidded across the gravely rocks. I'm so lucky I didn't knock my front teeth out on the rock that was very nearby.

It hurt so bad! I have bruises all over my body and road rash all over my hands. Awesome. Needless to say I still ran back home and cleaned up when I got there. I even still let my dog swim! I'm such a nice mom. :)

I'm off to Lake Powell this weekend. Can't wait to get out of here at 5pm! Have a great weekend everyone!