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Welcome to the world.πŸ’™

9 Nov

Kaimani La’bree Robinson
November 9,2014
12:46pm
6.75 pounds
19&1/2 inches

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He is the definition of PERFECTION.

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Nursery. 😝 32 weeks & 4 days.

9 Oct

So we had an appointment with our midwife on the 3rd.
Everything went well.
& he’s head down as he should be!
We had our final ultrasound. ☺️
Which was super quick. πŸ˜”
Unfortunately for us our baby boy stuck to his usual routine and hid from the “camera”.
We couldn’t make out anything in the ultrasound really.
Except for there was something… he didn’t mind confirming the fact that he’s definitely a boy. lol.
With his little legs sticking up in the air.
We didn’t even get one picture from it Cuz everything was sort of a blurr.

After telling the midwife how HORRIBLE I have been feeling lately she diagnosed me with carpal tunnel, which I guess is common in pregnancy
She also had blood work done to make sure I don’t have preeclampsia, because I’ve had nearly all of the symptoms of it.
Luckily for baby & me the results were negative.
I’m also being sent to the neurologist towards the end of the month for my constant migraines.
HOPEFULLY they will help me find some type of relief.

Th midwife said by looking at my belly the baby is about 4.5 pounds.
& because of the size of my belly she would be surprised if he were (at the most) 7 pounds at birth.
As long as our baby boy is healthy that’s all that matters!
My weight gain has been fluctuating between a 17/20 pound weight gain for a bit now.
Which is fineee with me!

We have gotten A LOT done in the past few weeks.
I spent two ENTIRE nights (from 11-8am) washing & folding absolutely everything of his.
Except his cloth diapers which will take awhile as well being that before they are used they must be “prepped” & that requires 6 wash cycles.

We also spent a weekend completing his nursery!
Saturday we separated all the clothes by size & type.
Figured out what we wanted hung & what could be folded.
(Nearly everything had to be folded as we ran out of closet space!)
& got it all put away.
Which was QUITE the task.
I’m not sure what a “normal” amount of baby clothes & blankets to have is.
But I’m almost positive he has an excessive amount!
We also took mostly everything out of its box and totally organized his room.
We finished the night off with pizza & Hocus Pocus. πŸ’œ
Domonique’s sister came over the next day & helped Domonique put up the decorations.
I must say I am IN LOVE with how amazing the nursery came out. It’s absolutely PERFECT.
The only thing left in there is we need to buy a base for his lamp shade.
Other than that it is complete!

I have to say thank you to Domonique’s sister for painting his name signs & helping put the room together.
& thank you to my mother for the roman shades & lamp shade! πŸ™‚
It all really helped to complete the look!
Also, I really can’t take credit for his room since my amaaaazing wife picked out and placed pretty much everything in there. 😍
I’m a lucky girl.

We still need to install his car seat. Assemble his stroller & swing.
& put up the baby gate in the hall way.
Then after that it’s little things like packing our hospital bags! 😝
We’re soooo close to meeting this little guy.

So originally we were going to wait to share his name on any social media sites until his arrival.
BUUUUT, we changed our mind. ☺️
Our liddo man is going to be named,

Kaimani La’bree Robinson. πŸ’™

Even before starting IVF we picked boy & girl names.
Domonique picked the girl name.
& I picked Kai for a boy.
Then she suggested Kaimani.
& so we went with that!
Also, La’bree is Domonique’s Paternal grandmothers maiden name.
We are obsessed with his full nameeee!! 😍

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Btw, his furniture kinda looks black, it’s not… It’s “cappuccino” πŸ™‚ lol.
& the little monster that’s currently in his crib is going to be brought with us & given to him at the hospital. πŸ’™
My Dommie picked it. ☺️

Projects.Beaches. & raccoons.

30 Jul

I didn’t intend to write a long post…But I did. Sorry!

So recently I’ve only been posting when we have appointments.
Because there’s really just not much to update on.
However, being that I (& my wife too even though she probably won’t admit it) are totally into this whole cloth diaper thing. I decided it’s worth an update.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been buying lots of goodies for our little man. πŸ™‚
We may have even gone a bit overboard but that’s besides the point.
We’ve received our first cloth diaper order and the second and third are already on the way!
We seriously couldn’t be happier with our decision to use cloth.
My wife also found a website with super trendy cloth diaper prints.
& we signed up for a club they offer in which we pay 23.00 a month.
& they send out one diaper and all types of other related things. 😍
I would have never thought we’d care too much about what type of print was on our baby’s bottom.
Apparently, we do! Lol.

So I’ve also been setting up weekend projects for my wife & I to complete for the nursery among other things in our house. πŸ™‚
Here is one of them.

I googled cloth diaper storage & this happened to be one of the systems I liked the most.
I found the toy bin on craigslist for 15.00 (compared to 80 for a new one)
& we spent about 30.00 on staining and spray paint.
THIS is what we ended up with. πŸ™‚
Which is pretty perfect for neither of us being the crafty type!

Alsoooo, we house sat for Domonique’s aunt for a couple days.
3 blocks away from the ocean beach (the first house we lived in together)
& it was a nice little get away!
We did miss the comfort of our own home.
& I missed not having to worry about raccoons coming in the house.
(Long story short there’s an abandoned lot next to their house. & their windows are flush with the ground. So when the windows are opened at night CITY raccoons. Not to be confused with a normal sized raccoons. -_- like to come in and chill and eat their cat’s food.)
Luckily for crybaby me my wife takes care of everything and makes sure the house is totally locked up so I don’t have to worry about that.
But they did make it in two of the nights we stayed there & had left the window open for her aunt’s cat. Of course we had the room with the open window locked so they couldn’t get to our dogs or us.
But even the idea of them being any where near me FREAKS me out.
I’m not just lightly scared of these things.
I am TERRIFIED. O_o
On top of the man eating raccoons I had to worry about.
The cable & internet was out.
So as if I hadn’t watched Selena a million times already.
(The only movie here)
I have now seen it TWO million times. Literally on repeat. Lol.
The local redbox decided to have no movies that were even remotely interesting! -_-
ANYWAYS. I am complaining/totally not complaining.
Because overall we did enjoy ourselves. πŸ™‚
I didn’t mind being ten minutes away from Domonique’s job, so she didn’t have to commute & came to visit me on her lunches and even brought me food. πŸ™‚
It was LOVELY avoiding the 100 degree weather at home for a couple of days!
& I for sure didn’t mind not having to worry about chores around the house. πŸ™‚
My wife got me MY Thai food that I have been wanting since I started having cravings.
The other Thai food spots she’s got for us were good.
But the place out here is absolutely amazing! πŸ™‚
We also took Remi to the beach for the first time.
He LOVED it.
Paige has been there before. But she wasn’t too happy about it this time around!

So we went to Target to look for the True Blood box set. No luck. 😦
Buuut, while we were in the baby aisle we got lucky. πŸ™‚
My wife pointed out the Burt’s bees baby products because originally we had decided we would use them instead of J&J.
And I said oh yeah I wanted to use Burt’s bees but they’re just way too expensive so I switched to J&J.
Then a woman came up to me and was like excuse me did I hear you say you switched from Burt’s bees?
Then I explained to her my reasoning.
Apparently she worked for Burt’s bees and wanted to buy us some product so we could try it out. πŸ™‚
Holler, that works for me!
So we’re now on the fence about which brand to use.
(What a dilemma right? -_-)
Lol. Usually it wouldn’t be, but for my real life OCD self. It is.

We’re nearing our 6 month mark. πŸ™‚
Everything has been going extremely well!
I’ve gained back all of the weight I had lost plus 4 pounds.
Which would put me at a 4 pound weight gain from pre-pregnancy. πŸ™‚
I LOOK like a real life pregnant lady, which I loveee.

I have been feeling K______ Since I was about 12 weeks.
But nowadays he is kicking like crazy!
At 21 weeks I even felt him from the outside.
And since 22 I am able to see him moving.
Every time I try to get Domonique to feel he decides to stop.
But we’ll get there. πŸ™‚
However I was able to get videos of him moving & sent them to her.
He seems to be up during her work hours.
So this weekend we are gonna stay up late to catch him in the act!

I am still getting HORRIBLE heartburn & indigestion. 😦
& it’s almost impossible to not breath like I weigh 500 pounds.
Or at least that’s how I feel!
Even with all of this I still feel WAY
better than I did in the first trimester.
& I have a healthy baby boy growing perfectly inside of me.
So I don’t mind all these feelings.
With that said I will keep my mouth shut. 😢

Before & after picture of the diaper bin.
(Well kinda before we had started to stain it a tiny then remembered to take a picture.)

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Our first order of diapers in our fancy new bin.

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& my EXTREMELY cute wife with Paige and Remi at the beach. πŸ˜‰

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My belly as of today. πŸ™‚ 22 weeks. 4 days. Awkward picture. 😦 it’s hard to get any picture that you can really tell. I totally took my wife’s shirt. πŸ™‚ mine are just not working for me these days. : /

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FIVE WEEKS.6 days… I think. O_o

4 Apr

Only THREE days until our first ultrasound.
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I feel like I’ve been pregnant for sooo long already. Lol.
I mean I love it don’t get me wrong.
It’s just weird that I haven’t even seen my babies/baby yet & it feels like forever ago that I had my BETA.
I am praying so hard for at least one healthy baby.
But I REALLY would love healthy twins.
Everyday my symptoms feel like they get 10x worse.
I pee too often to even have any idea of how often it is… If that makes sense. o_O
& I am nauseous 24/7.
Not just a little either.
Like so nauseous that all I want to do is sit down.
I am NOT complaining.
Don’t get me wrong.
I LOVE every symptom as it reminds me of my beautiful babies/baby growing inside me.
I just am stating facts is all!!
I have no idea how much I weigh but if I had to guess I would think I’m losing weight.
I’m usually a prettyyyy heavy eater.
& lately nothing sounds even close to good.

We moved last weekend & I sat my little a** down the entire time.
I felt super bad for my wife but luckily she’s a hard worker & was able to flawlessly get the job done. πŸ˜‰
I adore our new place.
& love the fact that we actually have a room to be “the baby’s room”, waiting to be all dolled up!! ❀

HCG x2

24 Aug

So my HCG today is 53.
2 days ago it was 36.
Not quite doubled, but it’s rising.
Which is good, I think! : )
I really wish it had doubled but all I can do is wait & hope it goes up significantly for my next test on Monday. : )
I’ve read where women have had slow rising HCG levels in the beginning & were perfectly fine.
& others that weren’t. : /
Of course everybody is different.
& all I can do it hope for the best! : )

Baby FEVER.

5 Jun

So pretty much I’m going to need to borrow a time machine!
Kay, thanks. : )
SIX days left.
Oh heeey.
It’s sounds a lot shorter than it feels.
-_-

We’ve really been very optimistic about this entire situation.
And these past few days REALLY are making me feel like we have a great reason to be. : )
I mean I would say I’m trying not to get my hopes up buuuut too late for that!
They’re UP there for sure.
& I don’t mind it.
I’ve always said during the two week wait I am going to tell myself I am pregnant.
I KNOW that we won’t know for sure until the 11th.
But I want to enjoy these two weeks, regardless of the outcome.

Unless I’ve completely lost my mind, which isn’t impossible.
My body feels EXTREMELY different.
There has to be something going on in this body of mine.
I’m peeing so often that I literally am tired of getting up to use the bathroom.
I feel pooped, like my body feels exhausted in every way.
My stomach feels gassy, but it’s not gas.
Almost all day I can feel something in my tummy whether it’s cramps, pains, or just kinda a weird feeling.

I have a strong feeling that these babies of ours are here to stay.
Of course I can’t say for sure.
But either I’m a pregnant laaady, or my body is playing tricks on me.
Lets hope it’s the first one.

Here’s a baby picture of my wife Domonique.
Isn’t she the cutest thing. : )

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ANNOYED.

22 May

Today seems to be the most annoying day ever.
It could be all this estrogen or it could just be that today is an annoying day.
Who knows.
I’m overwhelmed to say the least.

We are moving this weekend & really nothing is ready.
No boxes. No plans. No NOTHING.

I’ve been very positive about this entire situation but after a LOT of research it seems like EVERYBODY who goes through IVF has to do multiple cycles before it works.
I mean I get that it’s not a FOR SURE thing. & it’s a possibility that it won’t work on the first try but of course we are really hoping that it will for us.
Is that unrealistic. : /

I haven’t had any negative thoughts until now. & it’s giving me anxiety. Blah!
I need to go back to thinking positively!
& not think about other people’s experiences with IVF.
Focus on ours only.

These next few weeks are SUPER important.
There’s no room for stress.
In less than 10 days I’ll have liddo embryos in me.
STRANGE. πŸ™‚
LUCKILY my wife gets off work soon
& she always is able to take my mind off of things! Yay. ❀