The trials and tribulations of our journey to make a baby.

I would die for that.

Friday, November 28, 2008

ahhhh I love the holidays!!!!

We decorated for Christmas today.. At least on the inside. We left the lights for another day..
I have to show off my FAVORITE part of the holidays! My Department 56 Christmas Village!!!

Eeekkk I love it. We have the Dicken's village series. I really want to add Scrooge and Marley's Office.. but, we'll see. ($$$)

So without further ado....

This was the first time I tried to have water/ice.

What do you think?
Just for fun. Here is a 13 week, 2 day belly shot.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Can we all breathe a collective sigh of relief????

I am in my second trimester!! That's right people. We made it.

I am so happy, relieved, blessed etc.

I have a lot to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving. As I am feeding my baby* some pumpkin pie, I will be sure to take a minute to breathe it all in.

*I call it feeding my baby whenever I eat. Come on, it sounds much better to say, "feeding my baby" than to say, "stuffin my face" or "piggin out". I will be feeding my baby half of the dessert table on Thursday.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ohhhhh Naaannnccyyy!!

Ummmm...... That was some "pummellin' " that my Jets took today!! Sorry, but, I need to gloat!!!! The Jets rock this year!!!

J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets.

I'm so glad my husband is a traitor to his home city of Nashville and joined Gang Green when we married. It was very fun calling all his family and having my entire family taunt them with the Jets cheer.

Too bad for your perfect season Titans.*

*Has anyone noticed how NY football teams have a way of wrecking perfect seasons for other teams?

P.S. All in good fun, Nancy. Just teasing.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Amazing IF news...

(2 post in one day!! What a treat!)

I work with someone who happened to go to the same RE as me. She has been doing IVF for two years. She has four kids but, remarried, after she had her tubes tied, and wanted a child with new hubby.

I know how hard it has been on her to see my pregnant. She is being a doll about it. But, I know. It stings. She did her 7th cycle this month and had only 1 egg of 20something survive to the 3-day transfer. The outlook was glum. The rating on that one wasn't even too high.

She tested on Wednesday and it was negative. She didn't tell me. But, I knew and then her friend told me. So she has been so so upset. She went in today for the Beta, knowing she wasn't pregnant.

And then .......

the doctor called and she is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cried when she told me. She is in total shock and doesn't believe it. She goes Monday for a repeat Beta. She was in such shock she never asked for the number. But, I have a good feeling about it!!!!!!!!!!! I told her that if it was lower they would have told her it was low and not to get too excited.

Eeeeekkkk.. I am so freaking happy for her. So if anyone can spare some prayers... Please pray for my friend!!

Belly Button Fears.

What is your biggest pregnancy fear? Probably something rationale like, episotomy and birth.
Mine... My belly button turning inside out.
It totally freaks me out.
Last night. Stephen and I were looking at my belly and we noticed that we could see the back of my belly button without stretching my skin out (okay, so I am weird about my belly button and I have stretched it all out to see what the back of it looked like, in the past).
What does this all mean? It means, my belly button is getting more shallow as my stomach stretches. I am sure the gigantic amount of food from "Five Guys" (mmmmmm.... If you have one near you.. please go there and experience their goodness) that I consumed last night has something to do with my belly looking SO HUGE!
So Stephen taunted me all night and was asking if it was going to a "boing" noise when it pops out. Oh MY GOD! I would faint. Thank god our bodies don't make cartoon noises!

But, what does happen? For those BTDT pregnant ladies... Does it pop out suddenly? Is is a little by little thing? Please enlighten me!

OH yeah. I forgot to post my 12 week pics. I "think" the belly is changing from all over bloating fat to more of a centralized bump. It is also SOOO much bigger at night than in the morning. These pics were in the afternoon, before dinner.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

1st place Baby!!!

Whoo hoooo!! J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets!

So excited that we beat those stinking Patriots! Although, honestly guys, you almost blew that. And overtime on a school night... NOT COOL! I could barely focus the next day I was so tired.

But, all in all, it was an amazing game. I nearly had a heart attack and couldn't get to sleep becuase my heart was racing. Amazing game!

Bring on the Titans!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nothing new on the homefront...

Daisy's rear seems to be healing nicely. She is an escape artist and somehow unbuckled her cone head thing. We have a follow up with the vet today so hopefully everything is healing up. I hate having her in a cone.

We painted my parent's bedroom with them all weekend and I am sooooo freaking sore! Every muscle hurts.

Other than that.. all is quiet.. which is a good thing. Tomorrow is Vet's day and I have off!! Yipee.. I might bake some more. I baked so much this weekend, human cookies and doggie cookies (I was feeling guilty about Daisy's Rear End issues).

Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

This is for you, Jendeis

This post is for Jendeis, in hopes that it will bring a small smile to her face, even if for a brief second! XXXXXXXX

"There is a light at the end of the tunnel."

This actually looks just like my Doggie (Daisy Mae) who incidentally just had emergency surgery on Friday night because, she has a hole next to her butt. It's a Gross and Long Story that I won't go into. But now she has a pink cone on her head and is very mopey. (and my wallet is very empty due to the surgery)..... So Jendeis.. She probably could do the very "trick" in the picture since she has a hole on her butt (I mean, in addition to her the normal hole on her butt. Yuck)

Rest up and take care of you. It will get better. I know that it is hard to believe right now. But, it will.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Okay. All that worry over nothing. Check out my baby!! You can see his/her long legs and if you look right by the legs.. that was his* hand waving at me.

He was dancing around and waving and kicking. He even looked like he got the hiccups. I don't know if he can suck his thumb yet.. but, it looked like he did at the end.

Thanks for all the encourgement and prayers. I guess it was just too early to use the doppler.

*I am calling baby "he/him". That is just he feeling I get and I hate calling him "it".

Unable to hear a heartbeat this morning.....

I had my first midwife appointment today and she was unable to hear a heartbeat with Doppler.

I have an appointment for a sonogram at 4 to make sure I am not miscarrying again.

Please pray for us. I can't go through that again. I just can't.

The Verdict....

I am leaning towards.. I don't know what the heck that was on Wednesday.

Although there was no actually puking on Thursday.. I chalk that up to... eating alllll day long. I literally was chewing or sipping something every minute until after lunch. If I stopped for 5 minutes... I got nauseous. I got home and tried to make din-din but, there was no sauce and Dh was working late. So, I dragged myself to the grocery store... Officially an evil place.. Why is there so much food and smells there??? God. I was sweating by the time I got to the checkout. I was just breathing hard to not puke. But, I made it. And with that... DH is on grocery store duty for a while. So maybe Wednesday's puking rally was morning sickness?

I meet with my midwife for the first time today. (well really the second. I met her last year before I miscarried) Dh was supposed to go.. but, he just bailed. This morning. Yeah, not speaking to him so much. He supposedly has too much going on at work to be late.

I should cut him some slack but, between him being a big hot slug in bed next to me and the dog being wide awake all night.. I got about 3 hours of sleep. So I'm pretty freaking cranky.

I swear I will have a non-complainy post this weekend. I just can't muster up enough strength to be chipper today. It's been a rough week. But, I plan to supervise DH while he does some fall yardwork tomorrow. (tee hee) That should be nice.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Just call me.....

Vomit machine.

I went from no morning sickness at all to... puking 4 times in one hour yesterday. I guess I looked pretty bad. Everytime I stood up I had someone standing next to me because, all the color left my face. My assistant prinicpal wanted to drive me home! But, I assured him that I only live a few blocks away and I would be fine. In reality I barely made it home without getting sick in my car.

Now the question is... Was this morning sickness or a stomach virus? One of my students has been puking in school for 2 or 3 days now. (you know, because why would Mom keep him home?) I was REEEEAAALLLY sick yesterday. I had cramping like I was getting the "runs" but, never did. I just kept puking. So does that sound like Morning sickness? If it does... I am so screwed. I literally couldn't function. I still have mild tummy cramps and my tummy feels weak. But, I am planning to go to work and just keep myself full all day. UGH.

And yes, I am complaining... I don't care. I don't deal with puking well and I am considering grounding my unborn child.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Yuppers... I am 29 today. The last birthday in my 20's.. fainting right now....

Dh is throwing me a great surprise party that I know about. I was being a little evil and snooped and found out. But, thank God! He was going to serve one pot of chilli to about 17 people. And he didn't think it was necessary to fix the bathroom ceiling that was torn out from our roof leak. So now I have him all on track and we are set to enjoy my birthday!!

Dh got me some nice maternity cords and a really pretty dress that is way too big right now but will be so pretty to wear later.. like maybe Christmas or something. So far, it is shaping up to be a super sweet day!

UPDATE: Birthday is almost over. I am vegging on the internet now. The party was fabulous. We had such a good time. My friends and I broke out old high school pics and had a good laugh. My mom and my aunt got me some beautiful maternity clothes. I have to return one jacket that is size too big. My arms are swimming in it. But, everything was so nice! What a nice relaxing day!