Saturday, October 26, 2013

How Time Flies!

Wow how time flies!!! I know we all say it and go through it and we never have a minute to realize it until it's gone. We are enjoying every moment with Logan and I can't believe he is almost 15months...SERIOUSLY time flies!!!

Sorry, this is not a post where I am going to tell you surprise we are pregnant, I wish!!! That will never happen for us. We have genetic issues here. I know it has happened to so many bloggers out there. I am so happy for all of you. That is just amazing news!!

Now on to the updates, the last time I posted I was talking about how we were ready for another FET...
Well, when I wrote that Logan was not a busy toddler and I was not in my super busy season at work.

So...we are waiting to do another FET until late February or early March. We only have 1 more shot at this and I am totally fine waiting a little bit longer. Who knows?? We could have another baby by next Christmas!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

This & That

So I have not begun any of our testing yet. I so need to get my pap done first. I am actually behind on that. Nobody at my work knows about us having IVF so I hate requesting off time for doctor appointments. We decided to try for #2 in August, after Logan's 1st birthday.  Now that it is almost May, I can't imagine doing a FET right now. I enjoyed being pregnant but now that I am not pregnant I so enjoy having my body back. I still have 5lbs to lose then I will be back at pre-baby weight.  I really have 10lbs to lose, then I will be back to pre-IVF weight. 

Here are some of our reasons for starting baby #2...

I turned 37 in February, so if we needed to do another egg retrieval...

We only have 1 embryo remaining! It's a great quality embryo but...

We DON'T want to live in AZ forever, in fact we were going to move to CO before we started to have kids but I knew I had paid maternity leave and wanted to enjoy that benifit. Little did we know...

Logan is AMAZING, we can't wait to have another baby...

Here's our little guy getting himself into a little trouble. 
We baby proofed the house after this little incident! 

Logan is 8 months now but here is a silly 6 month photo our friends took.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

FET Phone Consult...DONE!

We had our FET phone consult with Dr. G today. 

He just has a way to make me feel so calm about the whole process. We haven't decided when we are going to do our next transfer, my husband and I have different time frames in mind. I want to do late May, early June, he wants to wait until late August, early September. So we need to figure that out first, along with our work schedules. With the next FET comes updated testing, this is what I need: an updated pap smear, ultrasound of my uterus, mammogram, HSG and blood work done before we start. All that testing will surely take me a couple months to complete. The conversation was pretty short, he asked about the pregnancy and delivery and if I had any complications. He went on to explain that we have remaining 1-CCS normal embryo, excellent quality, 5AB. He said he felt very confident in the next FET and he didn't have any concerns. I must admit I sure did love hear all the praise about our embryo, it just makes me feel so very hopeful. It was so weird thinking about doing this all over again. I had one last question I started to ask,  the what  IF...then Dr. G cut me off and said we will cross that bridge IF we get there. 

And so it begins...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

We Have A Biter

I know I wanted to be done with breastfeeding in February but I never thought it would end this way. Two nights ago I was feeding Logan at 4am and he bit me, HARD! I yelled and he smiled at me. I was in shock. When I got home from work the next day I fed him and he did it again! That time he cried because I had to unlatch him with my finger. That night, I fed him again, at 4am (the kid is clockwork) and this time I got a nipple shield and ALL he did was bite. So with that, he is no longer getting the boob. I have read lots of stuff on what to do for a biter but honestly, I can't do it. I can't feed him again with the boob, the bites hurt BAD! He has 2 teeth and they are sharp. From what I read they say any baby under 9 months will not wean themselves off but I think he did. He loves the bottle because he is getting more food. Last night I woke up to feed him and pumped, he ate 7oz. When I was feeding him I would only feed him with one boob and I can't get 7oz from just one, so I really think he figured it out. With a bottle he gets what he needs. I am only sad because our last time together was not a pleasant one. I am still pumping but only for one more week. Pumping sucks, I hate pumping at work, at home and especially in the middle of the night. I never thought I would breastfeed this long any ways, it's been so easy until now.

I wish I got a pic of those teeth but here is one of him trying to feed himself already. I read so much about all the different approaches for feeding but basically it comes down to our lifestyle and who is feeding him. I stressed out too much about it. 
We started feeding him "solids" two weeks ago and he loved it. He was so ready. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

5 Months

Boy how time flies! Logan is 5 months already. We so enjoying watching him grow, develop, learn and get frustrated, sometimes all at the same time. Here is a pic of us from January 5th, when he turned 5 months. It's been a fun month, my favorite so far...except for the teething. I wish that could have held off for a couple more months.

Exercise: Well I really indulged this holiday season and it shows! I still have 15lbs to drop and will be working on that starting NOW!!!

 I want to be better at posting here. I finally started my new family blog. It's getting there, I deleted one I started and decided to do word press. I so hope to get it going this weekend.

This post will be quick as I plan to post in more detail on my family blog.

The holidays were amazing, except traveling. Our flight was the one of many that got cancelled and we were stuck in Denver for 2 days. We couldn't even rent a car to drive home because they were all gone.  Logan did amazing though! He loves looking at people and being part of the action.

Breastfeeding: I am still breastfeeding but that will be coming to an end soon, probably February. It's been pretty easy for us so no complaints but we want to try for baby #2 in May... so it's time to start preparing already.  I think Logan is so ready for "real" food. He got mad at me last night for not feeding me when I was eating and he has been taking down 8oz bottles. I can't keep up with that. So we are going to supplement with formula. We are going to probably try this weekend. I have been so torn on what to feed him, I just need to figure it out along with finding out what formula to start using. If any of you have any suggestions, please share!!!

Teething: Our little guys has his 2 bottom teeth already, he got them last week. He has been a little more fussy before he goes to bed. I did have to give him Tylenol twice because he was in a lot of pain. I felt so bad for him.

Sleep: Well...he would probably be sleeping through the night every night but the teething has him waking up randomly at either 5 or 6 but then he goes back to sleep until 7:30am. He's a very good sleeper and he is still taking 2-2 1/2 hour naps, twice a day. Also, I am pretty sure he is going through a growth spurt, all of a sudden his 9month jammies are too small and he woke of 3 times last night to eat.