The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

33 Weeks!... and other updates

It's crazy how connected you start to feel to people through this crazy world of IF, even when you've never met them. Jes, one of my favorite blog buddies, found out this week that her FET of two embryos resulted in 'pregnant', but later later found out that that it was an empty sac. My heart seriously broke for her. Even Mr. D, who asks about some of the people who follow my blog, was sad for Jes and her DH. It's just not fair. I wish I knew her in real life so I could give her a big hug. Please stop over to her blog and offer her some love.

Also, another blog buddy, Rebecca, delivered Ian James this week. He was born early and is in the NICU. Stop by her blog to show them some love and support! Little Ian was due a week after me, so to see him born puts things personally into perspective for me... our little guy could be here at anytime, too. It's all in God's master plan :) I am so happy to see that little Ian is healthy... he is so precious!

And, stop by Alison's blog to offer congrats... she passed week 12 and heard the little bean's heartbeat at the Dr. office! Yay!

Let's see, what else? Busy week at work, which is nothing new. I can feel myself starting to slow down a bit... with everything. My brain is a little slower, I move a little slower, and I am more tired at night. All good signs, I guess, but mind-boggling that the reason is because we are getting closer and closer to this little guy joining our family.

Here's the weekly update:

Best Moment of the Week: Mr. D and I went to breastfeeding class, which was SUPER informative. If any of you ladies are expecting and even just want to learn more about nursing, I HIGHLY recommend taking a class. Ours was $25 and offered through our hospital - 2 hours that was totally worth it. I had a breast reduction in 2001, so I am not sure if breastfeeding will even physically work for me (my doctors have no idea either), but I am going to try and if it doesn't work, formula will be great, too. Either way, I am glad we learned about the breastfeeding process and what to expect. We also learned how to give a baby a bath in our 5th of 6 regular baby classes on Wednesday night - also very interesting. These simple tasks seem like no brainers, but the more I learn, the more I realize that taking care of him will be like nothing I've experienced before.

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: When I began sharing with people that we are expecting, I would share my due date and would get comments like, "Oh, you have lots of time!" or "August is a long time away... you have a ton of time to get ready." Slowly but surely, those comments have changed into, "WOW - that's coming up! You have less than 2 months!" or "I hope you're ready... not much time left!" It's giving me a little bit of anxiety... not in a bad, nervous sense, but more from a perspective of 'holy-crap-you're-right-am-I-totally-ready?' He could literally be here anytime.

Obsessions: Getting the hospital bag ready and everything situated for what we need right away when we bring him home. The more I think about this, the more things get added to my Target list of stuff to buy.

What I am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Baby Class #6 - our final one. We get to meet with a pediatrician this week, and I have a few questions - looking forward to "graduating" from class :)

My sister is also throwing me my first baby shower tomorrow - yay! Several family members were invited - many of which I haven't seen in at least a year. I am looking forward to it :)

What I Miss the Most: Nothing really.

Symptoms: Not being able to get fully comfortable while sleeping (although, I've learned that if I take a walk or wear myself out before bed, I hit the sheets exhausted and don't really realize that I'm not comfortable). My lower back sometimes aches at night, depending on how much sitting/standing I've done throughout the day. All in all, no symptoms to really complain about.


  1. Wow, I am going to sound like every one else, but 32 weeks!
    I am so glad things are going well!

  2. thanks so much for the blog love!! and please thank mr. d for thinking of me too! i was so worried about you finding out the craptastic news and wishing i coukd give you a hug as well.... thanks so much for being so supportive and caring... it means ao much to me.

    i am hoping your shower is AMAZING!! and getting really excited for you guys to meet your little man. thinking of you guys a lot!!