So now that I have my third child under my belt…that sounded wrong, but you know what I mean, I feel as though I should share with some of you first time moms/dads some things that I wish I would have known the first time around. Now when I say first time around I do mean when I was 18, so not only was that a LONG time ago, but I was also at the very most naive and unknowing place in my life so in other words…there were a lot of things that surprised me.
Because there is too much to say in one post, I thought I would just pick out some of the things that I wasn’t expecting 7 years ago after the birth of my first daughter (so weird to think I actually have two girls now!). Continue reading →
There must be something in the air, or the water, because I have been getting loads upon loads of emails all asking the same thing.
What are some tips on getting pregnant?!
It used to be that people just had sex and that was that, but now a days there are ovulation kits, early response pregnancy tests, and all sorts of information on the web to make you freaked out that you yourself could be infertile if you don’t get pregnant within a certain window of time, or before your overly fertile sister-in-law.
Because I have gotten such an overwhelming amount of emails asking this same question I decided to just post a blog about it as well. Now I first have to say a few things before I come off as knowing everything in the whole wide world. I have never had an issue with getting pregnant. Yeah I went three months trying before taking a break and calling it quits for a while, but I would in no means compare my three months to someone else’s year, or 8 years of trying to conceive. I also want to say that I am not a healthcare professional, or licensed in any type of medical field. Instead I am just an experienced mother of three who has suffered from one miscarriage. So now that we are straight on all of that, lets talk about sex (great now the Salt n’ Pepa song is stuck in my head…). Continue reading →
My daughter loves fairies. I growing up loved them too…a little bit of me still does For her birthday she got a fairy garden from my mom. If you have never heard of them, look them up. They are adorable. This one was bought as a kit, but two years ago my mother put one together with her garden club out of a decorative clay pot (shallower kind) different miniature plants (which can be found at your local greenhouse), and miniature objects and tools. The idea is it give fairies a place to go at night I love the idea, here is her’s below.
I think I might make my own this year, it’s Ava’s favorite thing to play with at my mom’s and it isn’t difficult to take care of at all. It also is obviously adorable. Anyways. I posted something on my Facebook about how I hope the fairies in my daughter’s garden bring some sticky dust. Ava had no clue what I was talking about, so I told her about the TTC community and about the little things that can be said as well wishes. I explained sticky dust and baby dust to her and she thought that it was the most magical thing in the world.
I’ll probably send her to my mom (the nurse practitioner OBGYN) when it comes time to explain where babies really come from, but for now fairies is a nice change from the ugly stork. Anyways. After I explained this to her she said that she will ring her bell tonight (that is to signal to the fairies of course) and ask them to bring extra baby dust for all the TTC friends of mine. I told her this would be a great idea.
It’s late. I mean really late, especially for someone who is already worn down throughout the day and who needs to be up bright and early to take her daughter to school, then wrangle a toddler for the rest of the day. I can’t sleep. Insomnia was a little symptom that I forgot about….so that’s why Kelli’s been posting so much…Yes. that is one of the reasons. Anyways. I’m actually quite tired right now, but before I go to bed, I wanted to post this video. Continue reading →
So these were the three First Response tests that I took last week. One on Friday the 16 at around 12:30 pm, another because of my excitement at 11:00 pm that night, and then…well I wanted to be SURE so another first thing the next morning when I woke up. You can tell that they gradually get darker in order of when I took them. That according to my mother is because my HCG levels are getting higher, thus causing the lines to get darker.
Before Wy was born I suffered from a blighted ovum. It was horrible. J and I were actively trying for our first child. We were so excited to find out that in only a month of trying we were pregnant! Because we were trying, I paid close attention to my body…maybe too close. I tested, again way too early, and again got a faint positive, the next day, the same thing. We were so happy. At 5-6 weeks we went for my first OBGYN appointment. My blood tests tested positive, but a heartbeat couldn’t be detected. An ultra sound was then performed. There was the sac, clear as day, but nothing else. Because I was so early, there still was time for things to develop. For the next month I had blood drawn every few days to see if my levels were progressing. Continue reading →