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 8 and 2 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

That is my little giraffe! On Sunday evening we took him to Edmond for the Storybook Forest. We got there just as the sun was setting and he enjoyed seeing all of the storybook characters and getting candy! At the end there is a hayride and games. He had a great time!

I have to work tomorrow and I'm *hoping* to get off in time to go with them trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. This weekend I will have to squeeze in time to take down the Halloween decorations and put up the turkey stuff!

In other news---we find out in 2 weeks if we are having a boy or girl!!!! I put a poll on the side ------> so that you can vote on what you think it is!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Home From the Beach

I would like to start off this post by pointing out that it is my 500th post for this blog!! Thank you for reading.

Late Sunday night we returned from our short getaway to Cancun, Mexico! We left early Thursday morning and arrived that afternoon for 4 days and 3 nights of relaxation and beach time. This was our first time there and we didn't really know what to expect, but it was AMAZING and we both had a fabulous time. Out of all of the beaches we have been to, this is definitely at the top and the best part is there were NO JELLYFISH spotted anywhere on the trip. Here are the highlights:

Sunrise on the plane

 Arrival at the Cancun airport

Our all-inclusive resort on the coast


View from our balcony

The water was unbelievably clear and blue

The mandatory "sandy feet" picture

We walked up and down the beach one evening and watched the moon rise for a couple of hours.


On Saturday we headed up the coast to the harbor to take an all-day boat ride to the island of Isla Mujeres. We snorkeled, swam, shopped, then had lunch on the beach!

That's me! I call this a "kite swing"

The views on the boat were just amazing. So beautiful!

Pulling into the harbor on the island

On our way back to Cancun from the island, the crew on the boat turned up the music and had some fun with costumes and drinks

Coming back to Cancun

It was a great little getaway for us, and Brad of course had a fun time with his grandparents :) When he is older he will get the privilege of going on big trips with us. I know we will be returning to Cancun in the future. We were really impressed with the kindness and helpfulness of the locals down there.

I took an underwater camera and used it up while I was snorkeling. I will get those developed soon and hopefully they turned out well! Once I get everybody unpacked and the house back in order, I will make time to get my brand new embroidery machine out of the box!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

3 Month Update

I am already 12 weeks along in this pregnancy! Things have been going swimmingly. No morning sickness whatsoever, and I do believe the fatigue is getting better. I still have mucho issues sleeping thru the night....oh well! I definitely have a belly and I have been thrifting maternity clothes when I can.

Yesterday was my ultrasound to test nuchal translucency and growth. Crown-rump length was 6cm and baby is measuring a couple of days ahead of schedule. We finally saw some arm/leg movement, and it was amazing how you could even see the umbilical cord pulsing on the US. The HR was 154.

 One week from today we will be enjoying the beaches of Cancun! I am so ready for a beach vacation. Our last one was as a family in the panhandle of Florida in 2012. It was amazing there, and now I can't wait to return to the Caribbean!
My next prenatal checkup is in 2 weeks so my doc will probably go over the results of today's ultrasound with me then. I am maintaining a weight gain of +4lb over my pre-IVF weight which I think is pretty good for the 1st trimester--which BTW ends next week!!!!

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