Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Weekend and detergent

1. The weekend -
it was wonderful!! My family threw the nicest shower for us! We got tons of great stuff! It was so nice to see everyone and such a blessing that they love us and our little one so much :) I am very thankful for all that was done! We got some of our big items... play yard, highchair, cloth diapers, disposable diapers, and of course we got clothes, books, toys...
It was just perfect!

2 Detergent
so... I know a lot of people use Dreft for their newborns. I think I am going to go with Tide Free (no dyes, smells, etc.) The main reason is because the Mr. has really sensitive skin. Our neighbor gave us some off brand detergent and the Mr. broke out in blotches and I had to rush him to the hospital because of a severe allergic reaction! So... I am NEVER changing from Tide for his clothes again! Lesson learned!
Does anyone have any suggestions or anything about detergent? From what I can find it looks like there isn't much of a difference.


Thursday, July 22, 2010


We are going back "home" (where I'm from, still home to me!) this weekend! I am soooooo excited!! My family is throwing a baby shower for us! So... I discovered that if I get on my registry I can see what people have bought! I know, some of you probably discovered this from your wedding shower registry... I may be a little slow. But YAY! I am so excited about some of the things that have been bought! ;)

I haven't seen most of my family since January - at my brothers wedding. We were pregnant then, but only like 5 weeks... and we weren't about to take the spotlight at the wedding. So my family didn't find out weeks later when we were already gone. So, none of them have really seen me pregnant! They've seen pictures, but not the belly in person. Oh are they in for a treat! Our baby boy is definitely making himself known!

I really really REALLY miss being close to my family! We are about 8 hours away. Hopefully by the first of the year, the Mr. can get a transfer closer... at least to where we would be 4 hours or less away.

So... am I the only one that peeked at their registry???

Thursday, July 15, 2010


My mother-in-law emailed me about an article she had read in Glamour magazine. It was about how pcos and endometriosis can go undetected for such a long period of time. Here is the article about PCOS and Endometriosis, it is so true!

In my case... I started having HORRIBLE period cramps when I was about 14 or so. I am talking doubled over, crying on the floor pain. My mom said my face would turn white as a ghost. I also wasn't having regular periods. When I was in the 8th grade I was on the track team. I went about 6 months without a period. Everyone (doctor, mom and I) figured it was because of all the activity I was putting my body through. When I finally did get a period, it was hell. Finally my mom took me to a GYN, I was 16. The doctor figured it was endometriosis. She said the only way to get rid of it was surgery, and since I was so young she didn't want me to go through that. So... she prescribed me birth control pills and that was that.

I stayed on the pills alll the way up until the Mr. and I decided to try for a baby. I was 26. For 10 years I was on those pills - and they worked. I was having "normal" monthly periods. They were still painful, but I could deal with it.

It was such a big deal for me to stop taking those pills! I mean for 10 years that is what I used! Once I stopped the pills... no period. 3 months later... still no period. Once I finally got to a RE doctor and they did an ultrasound, it was VERY obvious that I had PCOS. I am not a "normal" case for it: I am not overweight, do not have excess hair, my hair isn't falling out... none of the classic signs.

But still - it is a shame that it takes so long to figure out what is going on with someone! Now that I know more about symptoms I make sure to encourage other women to look into it if they are having them. Both of these can become really bad if they go untreated.

I'll stop my background now =) Just wanted to get the article out there.

My friend.

I have a friend who told me she was pregnant a couple weeks ago... she went in yesterday for her 8 week appointment and they couldn't find the heart beat. She miscarried. I am sooo sad for her and her husband. And, coincidentally it is almost a year to the day of when the Mr. and I had our miscarriage.

Both her and her husband are so strong in their faith, I know they will get through this - but having been there... it is so hard. I am just so sad for them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Baby Shower!

We had a surprise baby shower! It was so sweet! Where the Mr. works, he has a lot of volunteers - and they all got together and threw us a shower! They told him that it was a picnic and that I have to come with him because it was a "family thing". So off we went. When we arrived there was the sweetest cake (complete with the baby's name, a bottle, a onesie, baby booties, and a rattle! can you say talented?!) and a diaper cake! (we haven't mentioned to everyone we are cloth diapering since I was still trying to figure out which diaper to use.) We got tons of diapers - which I'm sure we will end up using! It was so much fun!

Oh and the cutest part?
We got a pack of 5 onesies...
The Mr. said "oh good we really need onesies!" (he's heard me say this I'm sure)
One of the guys there said, "Mr. what age does the baby have to be to wear a onesie?" (testing him)
The Mr. "two years old"
People laughed, I looked at the Mr. and giggled and kind of shoved him. What a nut.

Well later that night when we got home, the Mr. asked me the same question. He really thought they had to be two years old! How cute is he?!
Turns out our onesies fit sizes 0-3 months. :)

It was such a sweet gesture that they even thought to give us anything, much less throw us a complete baby shower!! I was blown away. What a blessing to have such wonderful people around us!

Now I need to get some cute thank you cards!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A year ago...

A year ago yesterday the Mr and I found out we were pregnant... just over a week later we learned that we were going to miscarry. Just thinking about that time brings back such emotions! It was such a roller coaster... actually it was more of a HUGE high and then an even bigger plummit.

I can remember just being completely broken and I cried so hard to God. I just kept telling him "I don't understand". Slowly He brought me back. The Mr. was more than wonderful - even though he was going through it too, I felt like he was holding me up. We prayed and really just gave it to God.

It amazes me now to have such a miracle growing in me exactly one year later. To be entering my third trimester with this child that I prayed so hard for. To look back and see how God took such a horrible event to make me turn that much more to Him.

I remember all of this simply because I don't want to ever forget it. The whole time I was praying for a child I kept saying, I will never take it for granted. I prayed that I will never forget how hard it was to get a baby, so that I never lose sight of how wonderful it is. I told God that I would always pray as hard as I did when I was going through infertility and loss.

One of my favorite verses:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:6-7