Friday, December 28, 2012

16 week update

I hope everyone who celebrates it had a great Christmas! I know ours was wonderful and jam packed! It's crazy to think next year we'll have a 6 month old....can't really wrap my head around that LOL

How far along: 16 weeks 1 day!

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of an avocado...my what to expect app says a turnip

Total weight gain: Still nothing, but I can officially no longer button my jeans

Sleep: Still crappy, the last couple nights have been especially awful b/c I can't get comfy, I have a cold so my nose is plugged up and my stomach is usually upset.

Maternity Clothes: last week I thought it'd be a awhile until I needed them, but as of today I can barley zip my pants enough to use the Bella band so I think shopping is on the to do list this weekend

Food cravings : Nada

Food Aversions: Pretty much everything, except oranges and cauliflower w/ ranch

Challenges: Coming to terms with the fact that the all day morning sickness isn't going anywhere and there's a decent chance I'll be dealing with it until June

Movement: I don't think so, I thought I may have felt the munchkin a couple days ago, but I'm not sure

Boy or Girl?: Hopefully we should be able to find out in a few weeks

What I’m looking forward to: finding out if munchkin is a boy or a girl!

What I miss: not feeling nauseous (this is going to be an ongoing one)

Next appt: Jan 7th (hopefully our ultrasound won't be too long after that)

I have bump pics I really need to upload...maybe this weekend....maybe

Friday, December 21, 2012

15 weeks 1 day

How far along: 15 weeks 1 day!

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of an orange...my what to expect app says an avocado

Total weight gain: Still nothing, but I did gain back the 4lbs I lost

Sleep: For every 1 great nights sleep I get about 5 crappy nights, not exactly a fair trade if you ask me, especially during the work week

Maternity Clothes: nope. I thought I would need them in a couple weeks, but I think I may be able to just wear my jeans lower and under my belly.

Food cravings : I realized that when everything has made my stomach turn, pizza has always sounded good. I don't really crave it, but it's the one food that I feel like I could always eat.

Food Aversions: When I'm hungry nothing ever sounds good (except the aforementioned pizza) so it's really tough to decide what to eat and the longer it takes to decide the more nauseous and "gaggy" I get....talk about vicious cycle

Challenges: Sleeping, and the return of morning sickness earlier this week :-/

Movement: no, but that doesn't mean I don't poke my belly to try and get the baby to move so I can feel it LOL

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until next month! I keep having dreams it's a girl, the hubs doesn't like to hear that...I think he's scared to have a girl ;) (same as last week)

What I’m looking forward to: energy and not feeling nauseous (same as last week)

What I miss: foods sounding good, not being nauseous, enjoying sleep like I used to

Next appt: Jan 7th (hopefully our ultrasound won't be too long after that)


Thursday, December 13, 2012

14 weeks and some pics :)

How far along: 14 weeks....hello 2nd tri!

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a lemon....my what to expect app says an orange

Total weight gain: Nada...my waist seems to be getting thicker, but I haven't started adding pounds yet.

Sleep: Last night I slept like a log...but I took a benadyl which my OB suggested since I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping.

Maternity Clothes: not yet, I'm thinking in the next week or two I'll have to cave and get some jeans

Food cravings : none...am I the only PG lady who doesn't crave anything?

Food Aversions: In the mornings, everything

Challenges: I've had such a hard time getting into Christmas this year! Usually I'm busting out the decorations immediately after Thanksgiving, but I had to force myself to get them up this week b/c I've still been sooooo tired.

Movement: I know it's super early, but when I'm laying in bed I keep trying to feel something LOL

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until next month! I keep having dreams it's a girl, the hubs doesn't like to hear that...I think he's scared to have a girl ;)

What I’m looking forward to: energy and not feeling nauseous

What I miss: this is the same as last week: good sleep & not feeling nauseous. I honestly can't remember what it's like to not feel like crap for at least part of the day

Next appt: Jan 7th 

Here are some blump (bloat/bump) pics from week 10-13 :) (I haven't edited these yet so they're kinda dark) I thought I was going to do something cute with the pics, like have the fruit the size of the baby or have a little chalkboard w/ the week and baby's size, but along with a lot of other stuff exhaustion got in the way.....

(I don't know how to fix the format so sorry if it's confusing what pic is what)

                                                                           10 weeks

                                                                          11 weeks
                        (why yes, those are Jack Daniel's PJ pants. I stole them from the hubs LOL)

                                                                           12 weeks

                                     Bo Bo wouldn't leave me alone so he got his picture taken too

                                                                           13 weeks

Thursday, December 6, 2012

13 weeks

We spent this last weekend at the beach and I was fantastic, a much needed getaway for just the two of us. We also made our Facebook announcement. I know a lot of people think they're silly, but we have a lot of family that we don't have numbers for and end up communicating through FB so we wanted to do it. We took some pictures at the beach and used one of them to announce. We'll use a different one we took for our Christmas cards (which I need to order ASAP).

Last night I was able to cook dinner for the first time in months, normally I can barely stand to be in the kitchen much less cook a meal. Even more impressive was that after dinner I had energy to clean up a little bit of the house which I also haven't done in months. I need to start getting it ready for Christmas and normally I would have been all over it fit after Thanksgiving, but this year it's more of a process b/c I'm so drained all the time. I'm working on it though!



How far along: 13 weeks....3 more days until 2nd tri!

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a peach....my what to expect app says a lemon

Total weight gain: Haven't checked lately. When I went in for my appt last week I had dropped a couple lbs since I was in before

Sleep: Still not great. Tuesday night I caved and took a Benadryl since my dr okay'd it and I slept amazing! I don't want to have to take one every night, but falling asleep at 10 and waking up at 3 then not ever getting back into deep sleep is taking its toll.

Maternity Clothes: nope, jeans are definitely tighter, but since I wear scrubs at work I don't need to buy any clothes yet.

Food cravings : not really...there will be times when something will sound amazing out of the blue, but nothing consistent

Food Aversions: Most food most of the time

Challenges: trying to get the house cleaned up when I can barley get off the couch

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January...I'm 99% sure we're going to find out, at least this time, the second time around maybe not

What I’m looking forward to: feeling human

What I miss: good sleep & not feeling nauseous. I honestly can't remember what it's like to not feel like crap for at least part of the day

Next appt: Jan 7th

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Officially....

12 weeks today. I had a doctor's appt this afternoon and she gave me the official estimated due date of June 13th. So I have to "redo" 3 days of my first trimester, yuck! But, we did hear a strong heartbeat that was 158-160 bpm! What a sweet sweet sound!

From last Friday to Tuesday I felt awful all day long. Yesterday was the first day it I have no idea how long that I was able to eat something besides cold cereal before work. Although now it seems that I'm have more "afternoon sickness" then morning sickness and I feel crappy from lunch until bedtime. Hopefully it'll go away soon, second trimester in a week and a half!

We're headed to the beach for the weekend for a much needed getaway. While we're there I have an ideas for a picture to take to help announce we're expecting. It's not an original idea, but oh well. It'll go on our Christmas cards and will be our big "Facebook" announcement (oh how times have changed....).

This weekend might even include a post with pictures....but don't hold your breath, I might just catch up on sleep instead ;-)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Round about 12 weeks

Ya know....I would really love to remember to do these on the day they're supposed to be done LOL I even have belly pics to start putting up (granted it's more fat then baby, but whatever) if I ever felt like uploading them to the computer. I feel like there's going to be a post in the future w/ like 20 belly pics or something. Anyways since I missed week 11 I'll skip ahead to 12 weeks even though it's not until tomorrow.

How far along: 11 weeks 6 days...a week and 4 days until 2nd tri woot woot!

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a lime....my what to expect app says a large prune.

Total weight gain: It fluctuates everyday, but I might be up a pound.

Sleep: Hit and miss...since we've been home for the holiday weekend I haven't been able to get my usual afternoon naps in, so I'm usually pretty tired at night. That doesn't necessarily equal good sleep though. I'm really looking forward to a few months of not having to get up every night to pee.

Maternity Clothes: nope, I think it'll be awhile. I have noticed my stomach getting harder though.

Food cravings : not really, microwave popcorn last night.

Food Aversions: It's different all the time, nothing I can put my finger on at the moment

Challenges: Finding something that sounds good to eat. Dealing with the nausea the last couple days.

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January...I'm leaning toward finding out

What I’m looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat on Thursday

What I miss: good sleep and being able to be a little hungry w/o gagging

Next appt:  Nov. 29th 12 week appt

We told the hubs' extended family last night. It went good and it was caught on camera so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's expressions. As expected they're all looking forward to having more babies in the family :-)


Thursday, November 15, 2012

10 weeks 3 days...or 10 weeks, who knows?

How far along: 10 weeks 3 days....we're going to go with that b/c I don't want to have to redo 3 days when I'm counting down to the end of first tri LOL

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a prune....my what to expect app says a lime.

Total weight gain: Maybe up a pound total. I made up for the weight I lost when I was sick last week.

Sleep: I spoke too soon last week. Sleep has sucked this week. I can't fall asleep until late even though I'm exhausted by 8pm and after I wake up to pee I can't fall back asleep for an hour or longer :(

Maternity Clothes: not yet, but I'm anxious for an actual baby bump and not just a fatter stomach.

Food cravings : cliche as it is I had to have pickles today LOL

Food Aversions: soup and crackers which I used to love

Challenges: Trying not to worry that something might go wrong. The last few days I've felt a lot better, I don't have to force myself to eat food. I'm still gagging a lot which is awesome at work in the middle of a treatment. I'm also having to learn to let things that people say to me about my body and my baby roll off my back. I knew it would happen, but it's still obnoxious.

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January...if we decide to find out

What I’m looking forward to: Telling the hubs' extended family the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They're having family pics taken and the photographer is a good friend of ours that already knows so she's going to help us tell everyone and then get their reactions on camera :) Thanks Kati!! https://www.facebook.com/CreativeJuicesPhotographyByKatiBodle

What I miss: good sleep and not feeling like so much of a fat ass

Next appt:  Nov. 29th 12 week appt

Thursday, November 8, 2012

9 weeks...again?

 We have a baby!


 We had our ultrasound appt this afternoon. I was so anxious! They tell you to drink x amount of water so you'll have a full bladder...then they made pregnant lady sit in the waiting room for 45 min :-/ By the time we got called back I couldn't concentrate on anything beside trying not to pee so I didn't enjoy see baby as much as I could have. But, either way we saw that there really is a baby in there and it has a heartbeat, 174bpm :) The tech took some measurements then took the average to determine due date. She said it's June 13th and I'm 9 weeks today, I don't know if I'm on board with that. I was charting pretty thoroughly and I still think I'm a few days ahead of that. Not that it really matters because baby will show up when he/she wants. I'll wait until I see my Dr on the 29th and see what she says as far as due date.

 
How far along: 9 weeks?

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a green olive....my what to expect app says a prune

Total weight gain: -4lbs....I was really sick on Monday and couldn't keep anything down all day. I'm thinking it may have been the flu bug that's been going around, but it may have been morning sickness. Either way I haven't eaten all that much this week.

Sleep: much better then it has been, I think because it's getting colder at night here and I sleep better when it's cold in the bedroom.

Maternity Clothes: not yet. I only need the be band with one pair of jeans at this point

Food cravings : nothing sounds good, ever...it's awesome

Food Aversions: pretty much everything it sucks. I'll be so hungry and absolutely nothing sounds good (same as last week)

Challenges: Trying not to worry that something is going to go wrong. Hearing the HB and seeing the baby went a long way in helping with that though. Also trying to get through the work day while feeling soooo crappy

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January...if we decide to find out

What I’m looking forward to: feeling better & starting to take weekly belly pics

What I miss: not feeling nauseous and not being ready for bed at 8pm

Next appt:  Nov. 29th 12 week appt



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

8 weeks 1 day

Jeez! I'm bad at this updating thing!

How far along: 8 weeks 1 day

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size of a raspberry....my what to expect app says a green olive

Total weight gain: A pound or two I think

Sleep: crappy...I can't fall asleep even if I'm exhausted and every time I roll over my boobs wake me up

Maternity Clothes: no, but I did pick up a be band that I wear with my jeans

Food cravings : almost nothing, occasionally weird stuff that I see on TV commercials

Food Aversions: pretty much everything it sucks. I'll be so hungry and absolutely nothing sounds good

Challenges: still morning sickness. I went to pick up a refill of my zofran Rx but my insurance is being douchy and I don't know when or if I'll be able to get more. I have no idea how I'm going to manage work without that. The morning sickness has been getting worse despite the meds so having none is going to be awful

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January (I might take this out for awhile)

What I’m looking forward to: Ultrasound on Nov. 8th. I went in to my appt with the nurse today and it was basically a lot of questions and to get a lab order for blood work. She said that typically the Dr checks for a heartbeat at 12 weeks with a doppler, but doesn't do any ultrasound until 19 weeks. I managed to convince her though that because my cycles were irregular (so not sure how far along I actually am), I was taking Clomid (increase chance of multiples), and I have a blocked tube (increase chance of M/C) that I should really have an ultrasound sooner. After I listed all that she was all for having an earlier ultrasound, which I am so relieved about.

What I miss: sleep and not feeling nauseous

Next appt: Nov. 8th ultrasound and Nov. 29th 12 week appt w/ dr

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

6 weeks 1 day

I already forgot to do this yesterday...oops!

How far along: 6 weeks 1 day

How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size on a sweet pea....my what to expect app says a blueberry

Total weight gain: I think like a pound...I forget to weigh myself on the same day and same time every week
Sleep: better lately, except the getting up to pee. I'm still trying to get a nap in, if I don't my morning sickness stays awful all day.

Maternity Clothes: no, but I'm thinking of picking up a be band from target soon so I don't have to try to button my jeans :-)

Food cravings : still salty stuff....yesterday I had to get onion rings from red robin. They were amazing! Today I had all the stuff out to make pasta then I changed my mind and got stuff for burgers because I had to have a burger

Food Aversions: different things at different times. Nothing ever sounds good for breakfast which is terrible because not eating makes me feel crappier

Challenges: all day morning sickness...it's so hard to be at work. I'm wishing I had a corporate job where I could shut myself up in my office and feel crappy w/o worrying about throwing up mid treatment

Movement: Not for awhile

Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January (I might take this out for awhile)

What I’m looking forward to: First Dr. Appt (same as last week)

What I miss: Bleu cheese (also the same as last week)

Next appt: October 30th, it's just with the nurse though. I don't know when my first appt with the dr will be

Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly Check-in


I'm going to try and be good about remembering to do these weekly :-)

How far along: 5 weeks (only 35 to go LOL)
How big is baby: According to the Bump, (who likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) he/she is the size on an apple seed, up from a poppy seed last week :-)
Total weight gain: I haven't been on the scale since a few days after I found out I'm PG so I have to idea. With all the crap that I've been consuming (I can't help it junk food sounds so yummy!) I'm sure it's not pretty
Sleep: Usually great even after a daily afternoon nap of varying lengths. Last night sucked though, I met having dreams that someone was trying to break into our house and kill us....which lead to a lot of laying awake listening to every little noise
Maternity Clothes: no, but pants are a little snugger than normal thanks to the bloat
Food cravings : Anything containing salt and ice water
Food Aversions: none so far
Challenges: none really, except getting through the work day without falling asleep
Movement: Not for awhile
Boy or Girl?: Won't know until January
What I’m looking forward to: First Dr. Appt
What I miss: Bleu cheese
Next appt: October 30th, it's just with the nurse though. I don't know when my first appt with the dr will be


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

No sympathy here

(Let the over sharing with the Internet commence!)

My boobs hurt today...as in when I switched from one butt cheek to the other in the recliner (which is where I spent the majority of my evening....scratch that, my entire evening) I winced, when I took off my bra I winced....you get the picture. I told my loving husband over dinner that my boobs felt pregnant today. He proceeded to suggest that it was all in my head. Um....no dear I'm not hallucinating sore boobies, I'm growing your child....boys!

Not that I expected to be having symptoms so early, but it is reassuring to actually feel pregnant on occasion. I could do without the cramping though, that particular symptom just worries me. Everything I've read says it's totally normal, but all the same it can take a hike.

Exhaustion is rough, and it's not near what it's going to be....yikes!

I'm also eating like it's my last day on earth. I'm hungry all.the.time! When I don't want to get up I just ask AJ to get it for the baby, not for me....I don't think he knows what to do with that yet so I'll keep using it LOL!

For the record I'm not complaining about actually having symptoms. We've hoped and prayed for this little one for a loooong time. I love the symptoms (except the aforementioned cramps). They remind me that the munchkin is in there and hopefully growing as he/she should be. But, I'll be the first to tell you that when the nausea hits in full force, I'm going to bitch about it. I'm a baby when it comes to that and while I'll be glad that the munchkin is letting be know they're there it will still suck. So please don't think I'm ungrateful in any way. I'm not, I'm thanking God everyday for this miracle and I will continue to do so. I just wanted to clear that up :)

4 weeks and 1 day :-)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Now I really need to be better at this....


So it finally happened....after 11 months of trying we finally got a BFP (big fat positive)!

We went on vacation last Wednesday and got back last night. I didn't bring any tests or my thermometer with me so I would stress out or test early....talk about backfire! I stressed the entire time and convinced myself that AF was just around the corner. I didn't want to get my hopes up just to see another BFN. I tested as soon as we got home last night and when I saw what I thought might be a line on the pink dye test I started freaking out and immediately grabbed the digital I had been saving for just this type of occasion LOL! Then followed what seemed like hours of watching the little hour glass and then up popped "Pregnant" I almost lost it. I was stunned...still kinda am!

I got out a onesie I bought a long time ago when we first started this journey on the front it says "I love daddy" I put it on the bed with the digital test on it and waited...I had to wait until the hubs got out of the shower. When he finally came in and saw it, his first words were "well, we'll see" WTF? what does that mean? He asked if the tests could give false reading...um not two of them :) then he was speechless...took him awhile to get past the shock, but he's coming around LOL

So here we are...let the real worrying begin! First appointment is Oct. 30th, I'm crossing my fingers and toes that this is a sticky baby and come next June we'll be welcoming a healthy happy baby. EDD should be around June 10th. Not really any symptoms yet, I've had some cramping and on and off nauseousness, today I can't seem to eat enough!

We've told a handful of people, the ones that knew we were trying and having issues. I think we'll wait to tell our parents until after my first appointment and then we'll tell the extended family at Thanksgiving and finally facebook announcement in December. I'm trying to think of a good way to tell our parents and the rest of our families. I've got time to think though :)

Now I really need to get back on the blogging train so I can look back on it down the road. Happy October!! Here's to a new chapter in our lives :-)

 -Natalie








Monday, September 3, 2012

Try, try again

No BFP this time :-(  we'll give it a shot again this month....keep your fingers crossed for us!

Friday, August 24, 2012

I can't think of a title

I started a post awhile ago about our struggles to get pregnant. I had just had an HSG done to make sure my tubes are clear, and found out that the left one is completely blocked and has been that way for awhile. I never got to finish that post because the iPad or blogger freaked out and deleted it all. I didn't feel like rewriting the entire thing so I just went on to do something else. At the time I was....stressed, that's really too light of a word, think one or two steps above stressed. On the verge maybe LOL

Since then (It was early August, the 6th I think) good things have happened. I spoke to my dr about the test results. There no way to unblock the tube so the options are leave it or remove it. Right now I'm leaving it. It can cause some pain, which I had noticed before, but never knew what it was from and if I do get pregnant it can slightly increase the chance of a miscarriage. But, now it really not a good time to be having surgery b/c I start a new job next month! More on that later, I'll finish the TTC stuff first. Good news is you only need one tube and the clear right tube can pick up an egg from either side so while it would make it easier, I don't really need it. My OB and I decided that we would try a higher dose of clomid this cycle since I didn't respond to the 50mg. I took 100mg CDs 5-9 and then waited...on August 15th I did something I haven't done since November, I ovulated!! Woot woot!

Now I'm in the 2WW (2 week wait). I broke down and tested this morning at 9DPO (9 days past ovulation) and it was negative, but it's really too early to be testing. I'll keep checking my temp every morning and if it's up I'll test. If it drops I'll assume AF is one her way.

On to new job! I've been wanting to find another job since I started working at the office I'm currently at. Not because of the people (although my boss can be a real prick) but because it's ridiculously stressful and the hours can suck since we never know when we'll get to go home we can never make after work plans or have a life during the week. I've interviewed at a handful of places in the last year, but I've been picky about what I want b/c I don't want to leave this job to go to a place I also can't stand.

After a bad day at work I, on a whim, applied for a job that was posted on Craigslist. That night I got an email asking of I could come in of an interview. It turned out that the new dentist is good friends with the dentist I used to work for before we moved to central Oregon. He seems way more easy going then my current boss and I'll be back in general dentistry which is wheren I'd rather be. I start either the first week in September. I really hope this works out. I'm nervous though, that I'll find out I'm PG and have to tell him that even though he just hired me I'll need 8-12 weeks off next year....yikes! But, we'll cross that bridge if/when we get there. Oh, and the job pays more and I work 4 days a week instead of 5...much better :-)

So there's the lengthy update. Some day I'll get around to posting pics of our house and more Alaska pics, but for today I'm done!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Still alive

I haven't forgotten I have a blog....I've just forgotten what free time is :-)

Quick update:

Alaska was amazing! I'm ready to go back, like yesterday

We moved into our new house and love it. It's got some stuff that needs to be fixed, but it's definitely livable....not to mention 10 min from work!

Still no baby...I go to the doctor on the 30th to try and figure out what the next step is. I'm planning on pushing for some more testing instead of just popping clomid that might not even be addressing the issue. I'm pretty bummed b/c I was really hoping for a made in Alaska baby

A couple (probably more lol) pics to finish it off:

Friday, June 8, 2012

1 week from tomorrow we will be on a plane headed north! I'm so freaking excited LOL! We should also have the keys to our house by Wednesday, nothing like cutting it close :-) Work has been so awful lately that I need this vacation somethin' fierce...two weeks of exploring and relaxing? Yes please!

I think I'm most excited for the hubs to see Alaska. I'll admit that we don't necessarily travel well together lol, at least I'm honest, right? But, we know this and we also know that once the travel part of the vacation is over (the flight and getting to the hostel) we'll be just fine and can start enjoying each others company. I attribute it to the fact that he hadn't really traveled all that much when he was younger while my family was all over the place, especially since I was the youngest by 5 years and got to go on a lot of trips once my siblings were out of the house. It's also because my favorite aunt and mom are what we call "the park ladies" meaning they can throw together a trip with their eyes closed and I've been in training since I was 10 LOL....anyways I digress, long and short is that we may try to kill each other getting there, but once we're in the "Last Frontier" we'll enjoy each others company (and hopefully make a baby!)

Once we officially own our new house I'll post some pics, but not before, I'm not about to jinx it!

Relay for Life tomorrow! It's the first one AJ and I have ever done, but I know we'll have a good time. Hopefully I'll remember to take pics and I will try and remember to post them amid the craziness that will be next week (I don't even want to think about what my stress level will be starting Monday!)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On hiatus

I took a break....we've got a full plate! We're in the process of buying a house and we leave in month for our vacation. We're supposed to close on the house a day before we leave...seemed like a good idea at the time LOL When we get back from vacation we'll be working during the day and working on the house at night, not to mention somewhere in there we have to pack and move. Let's also add that one of my co-workers is moving and my employer doesn't think we need to hire anyone right away to replace her b/c I can just do her job on top of my job...um excuse me? I don't remember agreeing to that, I better be getting a raise!

Baby making is not going well. My body doesn't know what the hell it's supposed to do and I don't have the time or energy to argue. That will just have to wait until we're settled into our house. I might start clomid if AF decides to show up on her own, but that's all I feel like doing about it right now.

So that's where we're at. I think I'm 2 1/2 months behind on blog reading...don't think I'll be catching up anytime soon.

Here's a pic of the house we're in escrow (is that the right word? I'm so lost with this stuff, I just sign the papers our realtor and mortgage guy send us lol) with right no. The house definitely needs updates, but I already have big plans for it and it's totally livable while we work on it. I have to admit as much as I like the idea of having a house of our own to do what we want with, I'm feeling just a smidge overwhelmed with all the decorating possibilities! 









Monday, April 16, 2012

It would be great....

if I had something exciting to blog about...but alas, I do not :(

Life lately is really just work, work , and more work...last week was a week from hell and although it's only Monday this week is shaping up to be ridiculous also. I'm already ready for the weekend :/

Over the weekend I did get some stuff lined up for our big vaca in June. I wish we had more time in Alaska...two weeks will barely give us enough time to scratch the surface...I guess that just means we have to go back LOL

As far as TTC...we're taking this month off b/c I don't want to risk having morning sickness on vacation. We should be good to go next month with the way my cycles line up I could end up testing in Alaska. I know it's cheesy, but I would love to get a BFP while we're there.

All right, that's all I got...exciting stuff, huh?

Have a great week (or month since I only seem to post once a month lol)!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Quick Update

Almost two months? Really? I'm going to stop saying that I'm going to blog more, because obviously that's not happening and I don't want to be a liar every time I'm on here LOL

So here's where we're at....AF disappeared for 3 months and I had to go to an OB-GYN to get progesterone to jump start my cycle again. I also had some blood work done and because of the levels of a couple hormones she may think I will need help ovulating. She's not 100% convinced since I haven't been off BC that long and that could be screwing up the levels. The plan is for us to try by ourselves this cycle, then we're taking April and May off because we have our Alaska trip in June and I don't want to be newly PG and not feeling good on our vacation. We'll start up again in June (I should ovulate when we're in Alaska) and I'll probably start Clomid at that time. I don't want to waste time trying w/o help if the blood work says I have an issue, it would just seem like wasted time. So...that's where we're at with that :)

Speaking of Alaska...I'm sooooo excited! I haven't been in 9 years and I've missed it. If you've never been, you need to add it to your bucket list. It truly is the last frontier and the scenery is mind blowing. I'm really looking forward to taking pictures.

I wish I had time to take a photography class before then, but I don't know if that's going to happen. Even if not I think I'll still come home with some fantastic pics. My mom and I are thinking about selling some of our pictures (they have the same camera and she's gotten into landscape photography as well) in her shop. She sells veggies and flowers out of a shop at their house and we're thinking of printing some of our pics and putting them in mattes and seeing if anyone is interested. They won't be anything fantastic as we're both very amateur and neither of us has real editing software, but it might be worth a shot. Sometimes I'll get a picture and think....damn that's cool. Of course it's not all the time, but it seems to happen more and more as AJ and I develop our eye for a good shot. What's nice is we have different ideas on what would make a cool picture so we get ones that we wouldn't always get if we were on our own. Plus it's something we can do outdoors together. We're not into portrait photography, we're more drawn to landscape/nature photos. I don't think I could ever have a portrait/wedding/event photography business, too much pressure. With landscape pics I can take pictures of what I want and nobody else has to like them, they're strictly for me. The main problem is finding a place to put the ones I like LOL

Ok, so that wasn't all that quick of an update, I ended up rambling instead :) I'll leave you with a few pictures of Alaska. It's an amazing place and I know I'll be visiting it for many years to come. You could spend your whole life exploring it and still not see all it has to offer...one can always try though ;)





Happy Monday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finally!!!

We finally got some snow! It's been driving me nuts that all our fam and friends in the valley were getting snow and we weren't. I got off work early so I took the pups to the park to play in the snow. It was great until the wind kicked up, then it was time to head home :)
Looking at the pictures I took makes me want some editing software LOL


















Thursday, January 12, 2012

Still here...still trying

I wish I could figure out some time to set aside at least one day a week to blog. If I don't schedule time look what happens.....nothing! As evidenced by no posts in almost a month.

Quick updates...still trying to add to our little family. On CD 35 and no detected ovulation and no AF in sight. BFN on the test I took today (I knew if there was any house I wouldn't be able to resist testing LOL). I guess it's just wait an see. General rule is something if you reach CD 60 w/ no AF and no positive test then see your doc. Unfortunately I'm not patient by nature...guess I'll have to learn!

We had a great time over the holidays. Saw lots of family and friends...it made me miss living closer to everyone. I'm feeling pretty bummed that our kids won't have family close by and now our friends are having kids and I would love to be able to do this parenting thing with them and have out kids grow up together. I'm excited to see what 2012 has in store for us though.

That's all I got..I'll leave you some pics b/c a post is always better with pictures :)


Where we went hunting in October


Imnaha River

I was so tan! That was taken a year ago 1/11/11 in
Maui...wish we were back there now. It was 15 here
this morning. Wouldn't be so bad if there was snow
involved...maybe next week :)