This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have a little boy who is getting ready to be a BIG brother! Our second IVF worked and we are expecting in April 2015 ♥

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Having a Blast at our County Fair

This weekend was our county fair, and every year it is the ONLY fair we go to! It is the highlight of September and this year we took my brother and his 3 kids with us. Now that Brad is bigger he had a blast riding more rides and sitting with his cousins!

The weather was absolutely perfect! It was overcast and had rained the whole day until around 3pm. We went in the evening after 6pm and enjoyed the cool breeze and fair food. Brad got to ride his first roller coaster and he had a blast!! He is turning out to be a thrill seeker just like I was at his age. I only rode the Ferris Wheel and managed to get a little queasy on it......

Everyone had fun and we were worn out by the end of the evening. We can't wait for next year!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Our Last RE Visit

Today was our very last visit to our infertility clinic! I made a huge batch of brownies and took them up there for the office to enjoy. It has been 2 weeks since our last US and it is so amazing to see how much little bit is growing! You can see the arms/legs, and the heartbeat was super strong and going at 172. There wasn't much movement that we caught but I swear I saw a leg twitch.


It is very reassuring to know that he is growing according to schedule and the heartbeat is strong. A little over 3 more weeks and I'll already be in the 2nd trimester!
I have scheduled my first prenatal appt with my OB for Sept 16 so I am assuming I will get another US then. We are all very excited to see what changes will come over the next several months!
In other news....Nick and I have booked our babymoon! Next month we are flying (adults only) to Cancun!! Neither of us have been to Mexico but we LOVE the Caribbean so I know it will be amazing. I've heard so many good things about Cancun. We are staying at an all-inclusive resort so we won't have to worry about one little thing. It will be our last big trip for awhile!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Going to the Dentist!

A certain little 5 year old FINALLY got to go to the dentist for the first time today! (Don't judge me). He got the works--xrays, cleaning, and exam. He did soooo good and sat very still for everything. They said his teeth look great and he got a goodie bag of things to take home.

After that he went back to school for the rest of the day. When he got home I had him take this pic :)

Everyone have a great Labor Day weekend!!


Friday, August 22, 2014

We've Gone Public!

It's official! There's a baby in there! Only one stuck so *hopefully* this will be a normal uneventful pregnancy like last time! Today was our first ultrasound and I was SOOO anxious waiting for it to come around. I feel a lot better knowing that everything looks okay and is growing nicely!
I am 6wk3d along today and we were able to see the heartbeat! It was 122 and will get faster as it grows.
We go back in 2 weeks for our LAST visit with my specialist. After that I am released to my OB for regular prenatal care. I still have to continue the blasted Progesterone IM shots every single day until I am 10wk along. My poor little dorsogluteal muscles are very upset with me.
I didn't want to just post an US pic as our announcement so this is the pic I made:

I have one more pic in mind that involves Bradley, but that will have to wait until tomorrow because he is in bed! He's been a little pushy with his classmates this week so he has been put in time out every day at school so far....I'm hoping this "acting out" passes quickly and he goes back to his friendly self!
Thank you everyone so much who has been following our recent IVF journey. The support means more than you know to me. I am so very happy and blessed that it worked and I pray that this pregnancy will go well!


Thursday, August 21, 2014


I just wanted to post some pics of my little boy's first day of Kindergarten from yesterday! He goes from 7:50am until 2:50pm (and those who know me know that I despise getting up early). We get up around 7am and head out the door around 7:30 to walk to school.

He has his own locker for his backpack, and they all put their lunchboxes in a corner.

I believe there are about 3 or 4 kids that were also in his PreK last year. He of course plays with everyone but has been getting a little rough with some kids and getting put in time out the last 2 days.....we will have to work on that! He doesn't have much practice playing in large groups of kids so it's just something he will need to learn. It's been very different having a quiet house for 7 hours a day!


Monday, August 18, 2014

A Concert and an Almost-Kindergartener

Last night my brother went with me to a Christian concert. It was a tour with several artists that is sponsored by the radio station Air1 that I listen to (and donate to). Each artist played about 5 songs and everyone did a great job. They include but are not limited to:


Rapture Ruckus

Royal Tailor

 Jonathan Thulin

Jamie Grace

Today I had to work but was able to get home just in the nick of time to take my little one to school for his meet-the-teacher night! He is starting all-day Kindergarten on Wednesday and is super excited about it.

His new classroom and just a couple doors down from his PreK room from last year and his teacher is Ms. Carruth. She seems pretty nice and gave us a packet of info for his first day. I know Brad will do great and learn so much. Nick and I think he could probably skip Kindergarten and go right to 1st grade!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Big Brother Got Married!

Yesterday my brother Eric and his girlfriend Amy got married! It was a small intimate wedding at the courthouse with the reception at my mom's house. My wedding present to them was photography with a photo album to follow! Here are the highlights:

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