"Before you were conceived we wanted you, Before you were born we loved you, Before you were here an hour we would give our life for you. This is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins"





Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Weigh Day!

Today is start of week three and Weigh day for end of week two. I am down 3.8 for the week and 14lbs so far overall.  I hope this keeps up and I can stick with this.  I just know it is going to help our TTC efforts in the long run.

Happy Friday to all my Bloggies!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

If you do nothing else today, watch this video!!!

I came across this video that Kate over at Busted Plumbing Here posted today and like she said, it shook me to the core. We too have been struggling with infertility for five years and know how incredibly hard it is to explain to anyone how it feels if they haven't gone through it themselves.


You may have heard about Project IF, if not check it out at The Stirrup Queen's Project IF Here. This is Keiko's submission for Project IF, and it is amazing. Her video does an exceptional job of turning our words into live action and the impact is HUGE.  Thank you Keiko for bringing our words to life.


http://vimeo.com/11214833


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Diet

I have offically started by Baby Diet journey.  It began on April 19th and so far I am down 13.2 lbs.  Let's hope this keeps up and I am to a healthy pre-baby weight in no time :) 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Love Land

I just heard this for the first time today.  So great!!!




Monday, April 19, 2010

A Giveaway...

I have been following Ashley of For the love of shoes...and a baby too! for a while now and am so inspired by her story.  Hop on over and check out Ashley's giveaway and follow her on her amazing journey Here!!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Shower's bring May Flowers!!

Had a very LONG but great day yesterday. Left with my MIL and FIL @ 10:25 a.m. and headed up to my SIL's baby shower 3 hrs away. Spent all day with some AMAZING women, we ate, we drank, we watched her open presents, and it was a blast. Since I only get to see my SIL and that side of our family a couple times a year it was great to get to visit with her and her family. Shout out to her sister Here who hosted the shower and made some of the most delicious food. You Rock!!!

I was a little worried I wouldn't be able to contain myself while at the shower but did a great job and am proud to report that there were no outbursts of random crying or scene making. In fact I truly enjoyed myself. Even when people insisted on repeatedly asked my MIL if this was her first. Of course it's not her first. Her first is resting peacefully in heaven, but I know that that is not socially appropriate nor the answer they were asking for. Unfortunately, holding it all in for 10+ hrs resulted in me bawling my head off from the second I hit my car's driver’s seat till I drove in my driveway a half hour later. Not because I am sad my SIL is having a baby, I cannot express enough how excited and happy I am for my SIL and BIL and their little miracle. I cannot wait to meet the little one and spoil him rotten, but because I am sad that I was not a fit enough mother to keep mine alive. Needless to say I had the worst headache of my life by the time I got home and had to take some Tylenol P.M to get through the night.



On a lighter note, here are some photos of my gorgeous SIL from the shower:


Opening my gift, I can't resist a cute baby outfit!!!

The adorable letters to go over Parkers Crib

JEEP stroller, tested and approved by daddy in Babies R' Us :)

Adorable little Monkey footsies

My gorgeous SIL(on the left) and I (on the right)


 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Really Safeway? Really?


So it's been a while since this has happened, thankfully, but I come home tonight to a lovely piece of mail from Safeway. Bless their hearts! As if I would have somehow forgotten had they not reminded me that, yes, it would in fact be our little peanuts one year birthday next month had they not sent me THIS in the mail!!!!!




So thank you Safeway. Had it not been for you I may have forgotten the day all together (insert sarcasm)!!!

Ok, enough ranting.  On a good note. My DH found out today that he has the weekend off so we are going to go away for a mini vacation.  :)  Yay, so excited when we actually get to spend time together.   Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thank you to all my new friends...and an interesting finding!

I would just like to start off this post by saying a big THANK YOU to all my new friends (followers) it means so much to me that you want to listen to my ramblings about life, love and infertility.

I had an interesting night last night, I am staying the weekend with my parents in my home town while the hubby is gone working graveyards.  It's nice to be able to get a couple nights sleep without my mind racing and wondering what every little sound is.  Well, my parents were gone for the evening so I decided to head over and visit one of my cousins who I don't get to see very often and catch up on how things have been going in her world.  Well, as things usually go with us we were up until 1 a.m. chatting away while her DH snored away on the couch :)

What was my interesting find you might ask?  My cousin and I some how got on the conversation of thyroid medications and it made me remember that I had not taken mine yet so I opened my purse pulled out my medication and popped one of those itty bitty little blue pills (no not those blue pills) LOL.  My cousin see's me do this and askes if I always take my pills at night and I reply yes.  Ever since I was diagnosed about 9 years ago.  Why I ask?  Well, apparently, you are supposed to take the pills first thing in the morning and at least an hour before any meal.  I was shocked why had no one ever told me this.  So I look on the side of the bottle and it says.  "Take one pill daily, a hour before Breakfast"  Oh my lord, how have I not seen that for 9 years :) Come to find out not taking your thyroid medication at the right time can have effects on your fertility.  I know this will not be the end all,cure all for our TTC struggles but I'm hoping it is at least one of the little pieces of the big picture. 

Happy Egg hunting!!
 

Friday, April 2, 2010