Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I still cannot believe that we are pregnant! I am in awe every day and thank God for the wonderful blessing over and over again. Overall this experience has been awesome. We are 17 weeks pregnant and although I am still dealing with nausea and tiredness life is perfect.

We found out last week that we are having a BOY! We are beyond excited and cannot wait! So much is going on right now! Tina is starting a new job in one month! We just closed on a new house last Monday! I start my Doctorate next Monday! And we are really not motivated at all to move because we have not sold our other house so we are taking our sweet time! And when I say that I mean we have not even packed one box! Crazy huh?

Good thing is, is that I am sitting in the new house right now while they install cable, phone, and internet. That means all the TVs are at the new place, maybe with no TVs to watch we will get motivated to pack. I doubt it, but you never know what can happen.
Now back to having a baby! I have a few questions. How long did everyone stay nauseous for? How long did your headaches last? And did you all have heartburn throughout the whole pregnancy or did it get better the further along you went?

I also have a few confessions. When we found out we were pregnant I told Tina that I wanted to paint the bedroom a neutral color, like a green or maybe a yellow. The second we found out that it was a boy I told her that the room would be painted blue! Thank goodness she agreed. Next I told my family and friends that we were decorating the nursery In a sports monkey theme, again not neutral at all. The day we found out it was a boy we bought about 10 little outfits that have monkeys on them. Now my family is going crazy buying monkey outfits! I am afraid that he will only have monkey clothing! My family is very excited! I have 5 amazing sisters. I am number 3, but this is my Mom's first grandchild! Also since my mother and father had all girls this is the first boy! They are all freaking out! And so am I!

When my youngest sister was born I was 10 years old. My parent did not find out what the sex was they said they knew it was a boy. They only had a boy name picked out. Caleb Michael. I was a big Tom boy and really wanted a brother so I too was very sure that it was a boy. My sister was born at home using a midwife and when my Dad told me it was a girl, I got mad and cried. Her name is Kayla Michelle and I am now very thankful that she was a girl because I cannot imagine life without her! My father passed away about 6 years ago so he will not be able to experience his grandson. But I know he is in heaven now with his grandchild, the baby Tina and I lost last year and he will be watching over this one. I often wonder what he was thinking the day I got bad and cried about it being a girl. He is probably looking down now and saying "it took 20 years, but here's your boy!"

One last question, during your pregnancy were you emotional the whole time or where there times that were worse than others? For some reason I thought the first trimester would be the worst. But this second trimester has me emotional about everything!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Big News

We are pregnant!
Today we are 12 weeks and 2 days! I think we are still in shock about the whole thing. After we had the miscarriage we kept trying at home with no luck. I finally asked my doctor for a referral to a reproductive endocrinologist, she put one in for me and after meeting with the RE twice and completing a water ultrasound she suggested an IUI with 50mg of Clomid. Tina and I agreed. We went in for the IUI on Father’s Day (June 17), when she did the ultrasound she only saw one follicle and asked if we wanted to continue with the procedure. Tina and I both said yes, we were excited and this was a lot less stressful then doing the procedure at home. 2 weeks later while I was out of town I called Tina early in the morning and told her that I really wanted to test, there was no way that I could wait until I got home. So I tested and when the test read “Pregnant” I laughed and cried at the same time. We were both amazed.
It took us longer than planned to get where we are at today, but we would not change a thing. We are beyond happy and cannot wait for March10th!
In other news we are selling our current house and moving into a new house in September. We will both be closer to work. Currently I drive 45 mins to work, at the new house I will be about 15 mins away. We close on the new house at the end of September; we hope our current house sells soon!
Also, I start my Doctorate in October! All this awesome stuff is happening! Life is great!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Why oh Why?

This sucks! I ordered the sperm last Thursday and scheduled for it to be shipped out today so that it will arrive Tuesday morning. Well, I surged last night (Sunday) and was already stressing a little about timing. We decided that when we received the sperm on Tuesday it would be 36 hours since I detected the surge and that everything would be perfect. I must say that I really thought that I was going to be surging on Wednesday and ovulating on Thursday so I was really surprised when I saw that smiley face last night! But, I said to myself, Self everything is working out perfectly. Now we don’t have to worry about doing this while we are out of town and we can relax over Thanksgiving. Well, I noticed that I had not received the shipment conformation so I decided to call them. I messed up… BAD! I scheduled the sperm to be shipped out next Monday! It was too late in the day to change it and Wednesday morning will be way too late. I am having a real hard time with this. I really wanted to be pregnant by our original due date. I know that it will not make all the pain go away. But, I sure do think it will help. Now we know that I will not be pregnant by our original due date (December 19th). I am honestly a mess, it just sucks. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Not Yet

Well, I got my period yesterday. We will try again next month. We know it will happen soon. We are trying to be patient! But it’s hard! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Testing Early

Is a bad idea! Let me tell you about our morning. We talked about testing this morning. I wanted to but was afraid at the same time. I think Tina felt the same way. Well I tested and that stupid little stick read “Not Pregnant”. I was not too mad at first. I know its a few days early. I still had hope. Then I decided to take the dogs out. When I let them out of their cages Mitzy ran into the bedroom, she likes to say hi to Tina so I was not that concerned about it. She was in there longer than normal so I went to check on her. She had pooped! I was a little upset about that, but I cleaned it up real quick and headed to the front door to take them out. Once I got there I noticed that she was pooping again! That was the kicker. I lost it! I love Mitzy, but I am tired of cleaning up after her! We might have to send her to obedience/potty training!
                After dealing with my emotional outburst I had to go to work. We had planned on running 4 miles this morning. We started running and I was so mad that I was running much faster then I usually do. I started getting tired around the 2 mile mark so I slowed down to my normal pace. Running has been a great stress reliever for me. I enjoy it, I look forward to it, and it has allowed me to lose weight. My only issue with it is that my legs are constantly hurting! I was hoping that the pain would get better with time, but I have been running for a few months now and it is pretty much constant. I hope it gets better soon.
                I will post on Friday to let everyone know what the little stick says! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Coming out

                Yesterday was a crazy day!  I will start by reminding everyone that for the first 2 and a half years of our relationship Tina and I had to keep our relationship a secret at work. She was my boss for some of that time so it was hard, but we did it. After the Don’t ask, Don’t tell policy was lifted I have wanted to tell people at work and have been stressed about it. I just didn’t know how to do it. Well Tina and I talked about it this past week and she gave me some ideas and talked me though what exactly I was scared about. I felt better about telling people after that. Then, yesterday at work I wore my wedding band all day. One of my friends asked me if I got married during my vacation. I decided to just tell him and his wife the whole story. I did and they were excited for us and were more than accepting. It felt great and that helped me face the rest of the group.
                Everyone was very accepting and happy. Tina and I went to a hockey game with some people from work last night and we had a blast! I am so happy that I was able to tell everyone. Life is GREAT and I hope it will continue to get greater!