Sunday, April 27, 2008


I had a negative test this morning, so moving on to cycle #3.

In other news, Nathan and I are sick! BOOOOO.... We both have stuffy noses. I thought that mine was related to allergies because I have had symptoms for the past week. But now it has moved into a cold or something. I can't hardly breathe! Poor Nathan hasn't been sleeping well the past two nights because of it. We had to cancel our photo session today for his 1 year pictures. We moved it to next weekend. Hopefully we feel better by then!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Busy, busy

I have been so busy the past couple of weeks. Brandon was out of town this week so Nathan and I went to my mom's to visit. It was such a nice time and Nathan loved seeing Grandma!

Other than that, we have been outside a lot! The weather is so nice here and we are out walking every day. I really enjoy it, although my allergies have been acting up. BOOOO!!

We are busy planning Nathan's birthday party!! I can't believe that it is almost here! We are having a BBQ on the 17th of May. I am really looking forward to it, but kinda sad at the same time.

As far as the house goes, we are waiting (always waiting) for the owner to approve our purchase agreement, then we can move forward with the loan stuff. I will be glad when this is over!

On the TTC side of things, I am on CD 27 and 11 DPO. I will be testing on Sunday. But I am not expecting anything from this month. We just didn't give it our best effort (if you know what I mean). :) I am just really not into the whole TTC thing yet. Can't seem to put my heart into it because I have a feeling IVF #2 is around the corner. We shall see!

Monday, April 14, 2008

House and TTC updates

The offer on our house was accepted!! It has been a long time coming. We felt like we were going to never reach an agreement! But we did! So now our plan is to get everything worked out with the contracts, paperwork, and loan stuff. Who knows how long that will take, but as of right now the house is ours!! I am trying to not get too excited until we actually sign the paperwork though. ;)

As far as TTC feels like that has kinda taken a backseat to all the house stuff. We have been so busy with all of that, that TTC'ing has been kinda tough. Brandon and I actually talked about it last night and agreed to take this month as it comes. We agreed to try not to stress out about this. At least I know that we will have IVF to fall back on. So we shall see what happens!

CD: 16 (Fertile phase)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Letter to my eleven month old boy...

Dear Nathan,

April has arrived and with it comes warmer weather and lots of rain. You are 11 months old today and growing and changing every day.

You are getting to be so big! You still weigh around 25 lbs. But you are so much more active now. You crawl all over the house and pull up on furniture. You walk all around the couches and chairs. You even stand up on your own now and wobble back and forth before falling down. You babble all the time. You love having conversations with yourself. It is so cute! You have shown a preference for "Elmo's World". You love this part of Seseme Street! No matter where you are in the house, you will race back into the living room when you hear the theme song. You are nursing all the time now. At least once an hour you are crawling up into my lap. I think that it is your way of spending time with me and getting that closeness you need. You are going through a stage right now of needing mama all the time. You cry whenever I'm not around and when you can't see me. We are hoping that this stage passes soon so that Daddy can do things for you. I said in my last letter that you were sleeping better, well that stage has passed!! You wake up a lot at night now for some reason. Hopefully we can go back to sleeping good again soon. Since the weather has been nice, we have been going on walks everynight. Mama puts you in the carrier on her back and you love it! You even fall asleep back there sometimes! It is nice to get out of the house with you.

So sweet boy, 11 months have passed. Only one month left until your first birthday. Mama is busy planning your party and getting ready for this big event. I am looking forward to it, but it will be a bittersweet time. Bitter because I can't believe that a year will have passed in the blink of an eye. And sweet because you have graced our lives with joy and light and I am looking forward to all the years to come. I love you so much Nathan Cole!



Friday, April 4, 2008

This time last year...

I was around 34 weeks pregnant with my sweet baby boy! These are the pictures that we had taken during this time. I just love looking at these. I really miss my big belly and having Nathan so close. It is amazing that he is now almost 11 months and crawling all over the house. Just seems so hard to believe that only a year ago I was trying to imgaine what he would look like and what kind of mother I would be.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

More pictures from Easter!

Mama's cutie pie!

My nephew Zach. Trying to figure out how to open the egg!
My sweet little peanut neice, Rylee.