I'm terrible. I get so frustrated with people that do not update their blogs after having baby, now I know why! Life is hectic, it's busy. Life for me, has been amazing with Jaxon...a love I never even knew existed, trite to say, but so true!! I'm so in love. Life in other areas has been hard, really really hard...I can't go into detail now or here, maybe one day I will. I don't even have time for a birth story, other than to say it was HARD stuff! He was born at 8:05pm on July 21st after days of labor and 2 1/2 hours of pushing...ROUGH! I can't even put into words the pure JOY this little boy has brought into my life...he is my everything. So, here are a bunch of pics...I'm gonna try and post them in age order. Ok, well I was trying to go in age order, but I did it backwards and out of order and I really don't want to re-do it :) So here's a few pics! Hope all my sweet followers and friends are doing awesome!! XOXO
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Of course I'm doing terrible at any type of update....shocking, I know! I do hate when people don't follow up, especially after an infertility journey and they become pregnant. So far my pregnancy has been going FANTASTIC...it's been a dream :) Full of lots of kicks, hiccups and twirls letting me know he's definitely going to be a busy body! We canNOT wait to meet this little guy! I constantly pray for his health, well being, safety and a swift and easy labor for both of us. I'm still the little worrier, not sure that will ever change. I try not to get consumed with thoughts of labor and all the "what if's"....I'm replacing any of those worrisome thoughts with thoughts of an easy and quick labor and delivery!! Positive affirmations, positive thoughts and lots of prayer :) This is going to sound crazy, but if anyone watches the Kardashians...I remember seeing Kourtney birth both of her babies so easily and quickly and with so much joy....that's what I am envisioning!! I'm trying to get those horrid thoughts of screaming, devilish mothers out of my mind LOL. Anyhow, here are some bump pics! I've been terrible at taking them, crazy for someone that dreamed of this for so long.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
We found out a little early what we're having (17 weeks)! We didn't try for over 3 years to wait another 3 weeks to find out, so we paid a little extra at a place that does early ultrasounds :) We are having a BOY!! And, BOY, are we happy and IN LOVE! Our u/s tech took some extra time with us and we got to watch this boy move all over the place (probably the loaded sugary lemonade that I drank helped with that), and yes I can feel him now, been able to for a week and it's the BEST feeling EVER!!. He was flipping around like crazy and giving us money shots that were awesome, no doubt he's a boy! I got several pics, but only have one on my computer...
Posted by amy at 9:31 AM
Friday, January 11, 2013
Finally making it out of my first trimester...that's BIG stuff :) Although, I know 14 weeks is technically the end...I'm sticking with 12, just because I can! I'm feeling more relief now, however, I'd still like to hear the heartbeat again...like yesterday!! Sometimes I still wonder if everything is going ok in there, but I'm just trusting in the Lord that it is!
Posted by amy at 8:32 AM
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Yay for a second ultrasound! I feel privileged to have been able to see our baby two times already, that's what doing IVF will do for you :) The week leading up to the second u/s was a little stressful because my expectations of pregnancy weren't fulfilled (ha). Like right after the first u/s I was feeling a little queasy, extra tired and some other little symptoms. However, a few days later (like a week before the second u/s) they stopped completely. I got energy back, no more nausea, nothing! I was worried all week. I talked to moms about it and was reassured that everyone is different and that I was just fine. I just hated having no symptoms. YES, I actually want to be nauseous and tired...it helps me :) Sooo, I got my wish! The day before my second u/s I woke up with the worst nausea...and it stayed all day and all night and has pretty much been like that since...YAY! The only problem now is I like to eat when I'm nauseous, wierd, I know....and I'm def eating and eating and eating some more. I know most people, when nauseous, can't even look at food, yea I don't have that problem. I have zero food aversions, my only problem is after I eat, sometimes I get even more nauseous...and if I get nauseous after I eat, I can't stand to look at that particular food again. I don't really have any crazy cravings, just digging any type of salad and any and all chips...can't get enough chips and dip (not so healthy)! Everything else has been going great. Just trying to enjoy this pregnancy and push any apprehension and fears away, I'm such a worrier!
The ultrasound went really great! Our little guy/gal more than doubled in size it seemed! You could see little arms starting to form and it's sweet little head and body...we are in LOVE! Heart rate was really up there at 184 bpm. Of course I was questioning why so high. I learned that between 8-10 weeks the babies HB is at it's highest, and then evens out around week 12. Here's a pic of our sweet little babe :)
We were released from our RE's office and have an appointment next week with our OB, yay!! Maybe he will do ANOTHER u/s, oh I hope! It's starting to feel a bit more real now, still kinda surreal though. Thank you for all of the beautiful comments/texts/messages...they warm my heart and soul, truly. Here is a pic the secretary took of us to put on their website.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
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Monday, November 26, 2012
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