Saturday, July 23, 2011


Alright for those expecting, have you registered yet?

Wow, so overwhelming with all the stuff out there and having to make so many choices. If its your first child you are kinda blind in knowing what is really needed and what is fluff. I think if I was having one it wouldnt be as hard but having two and two different genders, it has been difficult. I dont want to have neutral everything because I want my girl to be a girly and my son to be a boy so of course I registered for allot of the same thing just one blue and one pink. Our place is going to look so cliche...

For those breastfeeding, I have had a hard time deciding on which pump to invest in...I did find this website and it helped me make a decission so thought I would share. Looks like I am going to go with Ameda over Medela due to the sanitary reasons. Reviews look to be the same for both. If you have advise, feel free to leave it.

I know some may be wondering why I registered so early but due to traveling restrictions soon, my family lives in IL and wanted to have a baby shower for me. So I am having a baby shower on Aug 13th and will only be 21 weeks...oh well. I am excited to start getting things done and ready, maybe I wont feel so overwhelmed.

Other things I have done to prepare....
*cleaning the husband office/University of Illinois room out which will be the nursery. We dont have much storage being in a condo so it has not been fun plus having to get rid of allot.
*started this week we have ripped up all carpet in the house and going back with hard wood. Really excited about this because I know how nasty carpet can get and just makes me feel better knowing we will be breathing cleaner air and of course easier to clean stains up is a plus.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

17 weeks

How Far Along: 17 weeks and 2 days

Size of Baby: websites say about the size of a onion....ultrasound they both were at 7 ounces.

Picture: my baby girl all comfy....

Jackson's profile and she is snuggled right behind him....this was the best profile we could get to him because she was always in the shot. Love it though!

Weight Gain: 1 pound up this week but still 7 pounds under start weight

Belly: SORE!

Sleep: some nights can sleep well but for most part having trouble getting comfortable.

Milestones: high risk ultrasound was done and heart, brian, bones, kidney and etc are all developing right...makes you feel good

Movement: still no definite but lots of flutters

Symptoms: short of breath and dizzy

Food Cravings: nothing this week

Gender: BOY AND GIRL found out July 18, 2011

What I'm Looking Forward to: knowing the unknown like what bedrest is going to look like

Monday, July 18, 2011

We are having......

yes, its a boy and a girl. If I get a chance I will upload a copy of the photos but there is no doubt. Both of them legs open and clearly one was a female and the other a male. We are so excited, its perfect.

Ultrasound went well, it was a long appointment with our high risk Dr. He counted the toes, fingers, checked brain, spinal, arms, legs and so forth. Heart was looked at and both looked perfect. As of right now we have nothing to be concerned about. They both weigh about 7 ounces and measuring about 7 weeks and 3 days which si about 2 days ahead of schedule.

Is today the day?

Today we have our appointment with high risk Dr at 12:45 eastern time. We were told they should be able to tell us the genders today. We are so excited but I am nervous too because of so many that have had the hopes and then the babies dont coroperate. I hope we dont have that problem. I will let yo know.....only about 3 hours to go.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TTC Journey added.....

Hello to my followers. Just wanted to make my new followers or old that are unware of our infertility journey that I finally sat down and created a TTC timeline page on blog. YOu should see towards the top a new tab. Please feel free to ask any questions, I did keep it general not listing any specific meds but you get the idea of the long road we have taken to finally be expecting our two bundles of joy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I am still having so much trouble leaving comments on same peoples blogs. I have noticed that if it has the pop up comment box, it tends to automatically choose my blog. If you go to settings and comments and choose to have pop up box for comments, this may help. I did change the setting on my blog so if anyone had problems, hopefully that helped. Let me know if it doesnt or makes it harder.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

16 Weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks today...going into my 5th month...crazy!

Size of Baby: both babies are the size of an avocado ...4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces

Picture: I know yall have been asking for belly shot, my husband is out of town so sorry for the poor cell phone quality!

Weight Gain: still down from starter weight, currently I have lost 7 pounds.

Belly: belly is taking form, still just feel fat some days

Stretch Marks: no new ones

Sleep: SUCKS! I can not get comfortable and I wake up with my belly so sore in the morning

Milestones: both babies passed their nuchal test and they passed the down syndrome test...yeah!

Movement: feeling flutters

Symptoms: nausea has gotten better, just kinda comes and goes now. I am getting more tired and out of breath

Food Cravings: peach milkshake from Chickfila

Gender: 7 more days....cant wait!

What I'm Looking Forward to: feeling the movement and knowing sex

Doctor APT: I had been having slight discharge and same cramping, I was scared because I had just taken the long trip to and from Illinois. She did u/s and both babies hearts were 145 BPM which is normal and they were growing fine. She did culture to find out I have bacterial vaginosis which I guess is common in pregnant women due to hormones but you have to catch it or can cause preterm labor. I am on medicine for a week and then its suppose to be gone but may come back. yeah for me.....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Do you believe.....

Not going to do my normal weekly post. I missed the 14th week because on Monday, June 27th my husband received the most unexpected call. His brother advised that their sweet sister, Jennifer, had passed away. She had been struggling for some time and her "big" heart just couldnt take it anymore. Of course, the Dr would not allow me to fly so we packed up the clothes and hit the road on a 16 hr car trip to Illinois. It was a long and difficult trip. My sister-in-law was the sweetest, kindest, and most innocent person I had ever met. She was so excited that she was going to have two nieces or nephews and we were so excited that they were going to have her as an aunt. It was a very hard week. We got through it but the pain is still not gone. There is now a void in our life without hearing her laugh or seeing her sweet smile. Not to mention her bigger then life hugs she would give you like she hasnt seen you in years. Jenny was always the first one at the hospital anytime someone she loved had a baby and she had to have a picture taken holding the new bundle of joy. We will never have that picture and it hurts. We know though she is now our children's guardian angel and we couldnt have asked for a better one. We know she was greated into heaven by our angel baby. Jenny, you will be missed and we love you very much.

To the title of my post, do you believe that when one person leaves another enters? My father-in-law was diagnosed with Esophagus cancer in December and he is not doing very well. My husband is convinced he is having twins because he is going to loose his dad and sister in the same year. At first, I didnt understand what he meant by this. I had always heard the saying but I never thought about it. After Jenny passed, I really thought about why after 5 years, we did get pregnant this year and why with twins. Why in one year is my husband and I are going to loose two very important people to us. I know God has sympathy and this may be his way of helping Jason and his family cope with the loss.

I pray and ask for prayers that my father-in-law will make it to hold his grandchildren. I know its not our decision but I want my husband to experience watching his proud Dad holding his children. Please keep our family in your prayers!