Friday, April 20, 2012

We did it again! :)

So excited to announce that we are expecting Baby Colombo#3 this December. Avery is thrilled that she is going to be a big sister again! I started feeling a bit apprehensive at first....HOW am I going to manage 3 kids under 5 and graduate school? Simply put, we will find a way. As much as I worry, this is likely my last pregnancy, so I am going to relax and enjoy it! We get to see our bean on Tuesday...can't wait to see that beautiful heartbeat!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You really would think I would be used to this by now.....

If there is one thing that being a parent and struggling with infertility would teach me is patience. You wait for everything in both categories. With children, you wait for them to eat, wait for them to poop, wait for them to finish putting their shoes on so we can go outside, wait for their temper tantrums to subside, wait for their tears to stop as you comfort whatever ails them; the list goes on. With infertility, you wait for appointments, doctors, test results, medications; you name it, you wait for it. So you would think with all this waiting that I would be a super-patient person, right? With my girls, I find that patience is an ever-renewable source. Even in the worst of moods, one of them with say or do something that will crack me up and certainly require a kiss or hug at the very least. My patience with this whole infertility thing, however...well, let's just say that we really are not on good terms. I got what I thought was a positive OPK two days ago. I bought the more expensive, digital, reputable brand only to find out that several tests in the box were duds. This led me straight to the doctor's office where I now have to go in EVERY SINGLE DAY for bloodwork to see where my LH levels were at. Yesterday they were 11.6, progesterone was less than 1 (which is good, it means I haven't ovulated yet). Today progesterone was 8. I know that LH fluctuates, but my CD 12 ultrasound showed four promising follicles, 2 which were likely to actually become a "good" follicle. So this means that I have not yet reached my LH surge, so ovulation is still in the future by a few days.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Here we go again... :)

I can't believe how long it has been since I've been away from this blog. I guess chasing after two children will do that to you! A lot has changed since then and for the better. After experiencing a "missed miscarriage" a week ago, I have since started my cycle. Hubby and I had a long, long talk and have decided that we are once again going to go the fertility route. I feel guilty sometimes (again) wanting another child, and I think sometimes people think we are crazy. I honestly feel in my heart that I was meant to have a big family. My love for children has doubled since welcoming Sophia into the world. I met with our fertility doctor yesterday. Since I was on cycle day 2, we are able to get the ball rolling immediately. I have been prescribed the same medication as I had when we got pregnant with Sophia, because we know it works. Also found out that I have lost over 25lbs since I saw them 2 years ago. We are starting this process again, but much less stressed because we know what the problem is and how to combat it. Two interesting coincidences: 1) If we get pregnant this cycle, the baby would be due on our anniversary and also make the birthdays in my family go in a row. Me-Jan, Hub-Feb, Avery-March, Sophia-April, new baby-May 2) As I was sitting in the office yesterday, the nurse told me that it wasn't coincidence that I was here on this day. I asked her why and she replied, "Well, dearie. Two years ago today you called us with the results of your positive pregnancy test." Coincidence? I think not :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

27 weeks pregnant

I can't believe we are going to meet your sweet face in just 13 weeks, give or take. I have started getting stacks of clothes together for you. As I was folding some of your sister's baby clothes that you will be wearing, your Daddy and I reminisced about how tiny she used to be. I can't wait until you are in my arms.
Your cousin was born almost two weeks ago. You and Adam will be a short 3 months and a few days apart. You are going to have so much fun.
Keep baking in there, my sweet Sophia. We will see you soon.


Monday, November 23, 2009

19 weeks pregnant

Wow, Peanut, you are really having a party in there tonight! We found out today that you are a perfect little girl. We are so excited to introduce you to the family. Your big sister carried around the outfit we bought you today. She is so excited that she is going to have a sister. I know you two are going to have tons of fun.
The best news yet came at 4:30 when we got the results of the full integrated screen. 100% normal with no chromosomal defects. I can't wait to kiss your perfect little face and count all ten toes and fingers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

13 weeks 4 days pregnant

I am finally feeling pregnant. My belly is slightly rounder, and I have begen to feel the first flutters of life. I thought it was too early for this, but my doc said that if it feels like the baby, it is the baby. Apparantly, my uterus remember how to be pregnant.
We find out in 3 1/2 weeks what we are having! I am so excited, and feeling just a little bit guilty. By the time I was 8 weeks pregnant with Avery, she already had outfits, stuffed animals, toys and book. To date, Peanut has, nothing. I don't know if I haven't bought anything because I'm afraid that if I do, something will happen, and then I will have to look at that item and remember. This may be an irrational fear to some, but to those of us who have struggled with infertility know not to take one single day, minute, or second for granted.
After Matt left for work this morning around 6, I flipped over to my left side to get more comfortable, and there it was. The little-goldfish-swimming-around-in-my-tummy feeling. Eyes closed, I smiled and savored the moment.