Expecting after Infertility

Our Journey To conception

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My husband is home! Yay! Tomorrow we are just going to spend together since the rest of the weekend got cut short.

Still waiting on this little guy to kick me!

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It’s been a long day. There are only two of us in town for work this weekend and I volunteered to go do the call that came in. The entire internet/network for one of the restaurants we manage went down last night. They couldn’t access their menus to edit and print them for dinner today. Thankfully it was an easy fix but it ate up about 5 hours of my day between travel and fixing it. It’s funny how one cord plugged in incorrectly can take town an entire network.

I lost my day I was going to spend shopping, but I made time and a half, got breakfast on my company and lunch on theirs so I consider it a win.

Indulging in my late night craving of fried rice before bed. My husband will be home tomorrow night and I can’t wait to see him. His grandmother passed last night. They had a celebration of life today and everyone is coming back tomorrow. I sure have missed him!

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We had to book an emergency ticket for my husband to go see his grandmother who is expected to pass any moment. So, our plans for the holiday weekend have been shelved for a later date since I’m now alone for it. I know it’s important for him to go but I couldn’t go, I’ve been really emotional lately and now I just feel pretty blah. I’m having problems with my blood pressure out of nowhere and it’s really stressing me out.

5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 weeks it was all perfect, very close or at 120/80. Yesterday it was 144/90. So I’ve been monitoring it at home and the systolic number (top) has continued to remain in the 135-145 range but the bottom number is 75-80. I’m not even half way through the pregnancy and I feel like I am already failing our child. My mom (a retired nurse) said they probably wouldn’t medicate me with a low bottom number. I just feel like such a failure already. It’s going to put me at a much higher risk for pre-eclampsia. My doctors have been amazingly supportive and assure me everything will be fine, they will keep a close eye on me, and we can medicate if necessary but that’s just not something I was wanting to do. :(

Filed under if it's not one thing it's another happy 16 weeks

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How Far Along: 15/16 week update since I’m 15+6 today. 

Weight Gain: Gained 1 lb since last month, so net -2 still. Awesome! 

Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet. I’ve managed to pop the button off my jeans twice.

Sleep: Thankfully sleeping pretty well lately

Pregnancy Perk: I’m pregnant!

Embarrassing Pregnant Moment: We’re having issues in the bedroom related to not finding comfortable positions :( 

Baby Purchases this week: Diapers, Gap clothes (baby gap is killing my credit card)

Best moment regarding baby this week: Hearing that sweet heartbeat!

Gender: Boy

Movement: I feel like I may have occasionally felt some movements but I can’t guarantee they are from him yet

Food Cravings: Steak, smoothies, carbs. And as long as I’m not gaining I will keep eating steak, smoothies, and carbs. 

Food Aversions: Chicken. 

How’s Mama? Tired, but starting to feel better. 

What I am looking forward to: Getting a bump/feeling baby

Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: 

15 weeks: apple, 4 inches

16 weeks: avocado, 4.6 inches

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16w appt tomorrow. Nervous because I haven’t met this dr before and she didn’t exactly make me feel warm fuzzies when I talked to her on the phone about the cfDNA test.

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So you ladies confirmed what I thought. Definitely heard baby kicking the doppler this morning. Now only if I could feel him!

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I don’t even know if cloth diapering is going to work out for us, but I need to stop ordering them! 

I am not going to put pressure on myself to make them work and decided to just give them a reasonable try and if it didn’t work for us then cool— we could buy disposables. I have texture and smell issues with disposables so I’m hoping cloth will work for us. My husband is on board with trying them so long as I do the laundry (which I do all the laundry now anyways, no big deal there). 

Well.. I think I’ve cleared 40 diapers (once they all arrive) and I’m not even 16 weeks pregnant. Someone delete my paypal account please. I still wanted to get covers and GMD prefolds but I need to BACK AWAY. 

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mamamadeleine:

I respect alternative medicine if you wish to subject yourself to it, but get your goddamn children to a real doctor, especially in emergencies. 

So much this.

No, adult cousin, your essential oil bullshit will NOT cure the bacterial pneumonia I had and was hospitalized for a few months ago.

I deleted her on Facebook after that suggestion.

Good riddance!

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