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23 Weeks. & 1 day.

4 Aug

I’m sure I’ve said this before BUUUUT. We CANNOT wait to meet our son.
16 weeks & 6 days to go… Considering he comes on his due date. 🙂
Which I hope he does because I really want to have thanksgiving dinner AND still be able to go shopping on Black Friday. Lol.
That’s probably not gonna happen, but I can dream!

We FINALLY finished putting our room together Friday.
Including the most amazing curtains ever which totally block out the sun.
This is extremely helpful being that we sleep during the day since Domonique is on graveyards.
I think we both had the BEST sleep ever since we’ve moved here.
We ordered a new bedroom furniture set when we moved a few months ago.
Since our last bed was low profile we didn’t have a boxspring.
So we finally got that as well.
& I just loveeee how cute our room looks. 😍

Another order of our cloth diapers came Friday as well.
Much smaller than the first, still Bumgenius but it’s a new color so I had to order it separate from the first set.
ANNNND my wife surprised me & ordered EVERY one of the diapers we wanted from this other company.
They only had 5 of each diaper in stock so i wasn’t sure if we would get them in time.
& yes. I know it’s silly, but it’s pretty serious. Lol. -_-
These diapers are a bit more expensive than the Bumgenius 4.0 that we are mostly using (17.95 compared to 26.00)
But they’re the cutest things in the world.
We also ordered a pack of cloth wipes from Etsy to use for pee pee only!
I will FOR SURE be using regular disposable wipes for poop.
Sorry this totally isn’t becoming a cloth diaper blog.
But with how obsessed we are with them I will probably talk about them often. 🙂

We went to a baby shower Saturday. 🙂
It was my first baby shower I attended as an adult. Lol.
So being the nerd I am about this stuff I was excited.

Tuesday Domonique was off & we got the BEST treat ever.
Her grandmother is from Louisiana
& she’s for sure one of the best cooks I know. 🙂
Well her grandmother’s brother was in town (also from Louisiana)
& they made gumbo. 😍
Oh man.
Super delicious. 🙂

I give myself a manicure & pedicure every Friday.
& the bigger my tummy gets, the harder the pedicure gets. Lol.
So I may have to retire and start going to the nail shop soon.

My indigestion is just getting worse.
Or maybe it’s heartburn.
I don’t even know the difference.
Or if there is a difference.
😦
Anyways.
If anybody knows of anything that will help other than medication cuz I just refuse to take ANYTHING while I’m pregnant.
Please let me know!

Domonique was able to feel our little man move last night for about five minutes straight!
He was going crazy in my tummy like he usually does at night. 🙂
I’m not sure who was more excited that she was able to feel him, her or I. Lol.
I could tell by her reaction she’s absolutely in love with him.
After she felt him she started worrying even more about him.
Asking if I was hungry and telling me to lay down & rest.
Today while we were driving she seen him kicking as well. 🙂

Our next appointment will be Friday, we can’t wait to hear our baby’s heartbeat again. 😝
I wish we could have an ultrasound too. 😦
But I won’t be a brat about it!

I CANNOT wait to receive these diapers she surprised me with. 🙂 Are they not the best looking things ever. 💚

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Bumgenius 4.0 in Armadillo.

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Our cloth wipes. 🙂

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Tomorrow.

14 Jun

It hurts.
I try not to think about it.
But it’s the only thing I can think about.
My wife is trying to be strong for me.
But I can see in her eyes that she’s hurting just as much.
I love her. ❤

We knew this was a possibility.
But that doesn’t make it any easier.
I don’t know what to think of this.
Like I suppose it’s considered a miscarriage.
& maybe I’m just weird but I don’t like to think of it in that way.
Regardless of what it is.
It sucks. </3

We appreciate all of the support we are getting from everybody.
It gives us hope.
& having so many to relate with reminds us that tomorrow will be a better day.
It reminds us that there IS a tomorrow.
That it’s not the end, just another obstacle to overcome.
Together

We have already started to think about & somewhat plan for the next cycle.
It kind of irritated me how vague the clinic was with the results & the next step.
Also the fact that I had to call them because they hadn’t called isn’t too pleasing either.

❤ My strength.

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The End.

13 Jun

HCG is down to 5.
No more medicine.
No more babies.
For now at least.

PositiveISH HPT.

12 Jun

So I had one last home pregnancy test left.
& my wife and I decided I wasn’t going to use it.
That we would just wait for tomorrow & see what the second BETA results are.
Weeeell, we changed our minds!
& I’m happy we did.
It wasn’t first morning but it was close.
So I took the test.
NOTHING.
Waaah!
But then my wife looks at it.
& sure enough she sees a faint line.
I couldn’t see it at first but then I did!
Yaaaay!
It’s definitely there.
I mean of course we would have liked a bit of a darker line, but any line at all is progress.
This means my HCG level must have increased because it wouldn’t have detected a 10!
This is good.
Our qui qui’s are growing.
HOLLER.
Look CLOSELY. ; )

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& the results are in.

11 Jun

Can you say ANXIETY?!
It’s safe to say my wife & I were freaking out waaaaiting for the clinic to call.
& after her emailing them asking if they had the results.
They called.
It’s not EXACTLY what we wanted to hear.
But it gives us a lot more hope than we had before!
I am pregnant, buuut my HCG level is 10.
Which is pretty low.
Hence why all of my home pregnancy test came out negative.
I have another blood test on Thursday to see if my levels increase!
: )
I was instructed to continue on my medication & stay hydrated!
CHEERS! *with a cup of water* ; )

Noon.

11 Jun

In about 4 hours we will know if we have liddo babies growing inside of me.
Or if we will have to somehow undergo another round of IVF.
Part of me isn’t ready to take the test.
If it is negative all hope will be gone.
At least now, even with so many negative test I can hang on to the possibility that there’s something going on in there.
The end of this two week wait may mean the end of this cycle.
Or the begging of a NINE month wait. : )

One day.

10 Jun

Tomorrow is the day.
I took a home pregnancy test this morning, negative.
We’re really not too optimistic about tomorrow, well i’m not at least but I guess you never know.
: /
I mean it would be nice to be wrong.
Ugh. I wish I never took any home test.
I mean the good thing is we have frozen embryos.
But at this very moment we don’t have the 4,000 dollars for a frozen cycle.
**attempting to remain hopeful**