Sunday, February 22, 2009

SWIMMING


Relaxing after lessons.


Baylor getting his bar.


Baylor swimming.


Averie doing the backstroke.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

DATE NIGHT FAMILY UPDATE

Fun outside last week.

Climbing on the snow drifts.


Date Night


Sorry the picture is a tad blurry. The kids have taken a liking to my camera and there must have been a finger print on the lens. Silly kids! So, Daddy and I had a date on Saturday evening. We ended up at Max and Erma's. Not our first choice, but there were a ton of people out and about Saturday (it was like 45 degrees outside). We realized that we haven't been out on a weekend in a while and week nights are much easier to get out and not have to wait! But, it was a great time. We got to talk and just connect in a way we don't when the kids are our first priority. Before we left, Baylor was crying and so upset. I felt bad leaving, but he was tired and had a cough for a week or so, and as soon as we were gone, he was done crying.

As for the kids, they are so active and busy. They were almost crying because they wanted to go outside so bad! I took them out and it was so nice. It was still only 35 degrees, but it felt nice and crisp. The kids walked on the tall snow drifts we still have left, we threw the ball to the dogs and they ran around, rode bikes and pushed the mowers around. We were probably outside for 40 minutes! I took a couple of pics (see above). We have been going to swimming lessons again. We have lessons (refreshers) this week and last week too. Averie loves them, but Baylor is anxious. He was so small when he was in them before and didn't really "get" the whole swim, float, swim concept. Today was the first day of the second week and he went and didn't cry! He was in his float and could flip to swim and get Miss Cindy's hand! And then float again. All without tears! YAY!! His confidence must have gotten a boost last week. They are both doing so well. Averie is learning the backstroke. She already swims to the bar and to Miss Cindy and back...she is a fish!

So, today I started exercising again! And we bought a treadmill! It has been a few weeks since I've done any exercising since I (we) went through a pretty emotional week the end of January. We also had a Dr. appt with a fertility specialist last week too. The process of expanding our family has not been as easy as it was when Averie and Baylor came along. And I never dreamed it would take as long as it has. After we had a break cycle over the holidays, we decided to make an appt. with a fertility specialist and proceed with a "newer" drug called femara (tried clomid for several cycles over the summer/fall). The femara basically tricks your brain in a different way then clomid. And it worked, 1st cycle. I ended up pregnant, but had a very early miscarriage a week after I found out. We had already made the appointment with the fertility office, so we went and met with the Dr. and discovered that we do have a mild form of secondary infertility (or I do more specifically). My eggs are not growing fast enough, meaning they are not "great" for fertilization when I do ovulate. So, we will be trying femara again, since it made my eggs grow faster, like they should. After this appointment, I was also diagnosed with MTHFR by some blood work my ob's office did after the miscarriage. I am on medication (basically extra vitamins) now, and that should be what my body needs to reduce my risk of having another miscarriage. I hope it works...I can honestly say bringing my babies into this world were best days of my life. Losing one, well, was the worst.

Sorry for the super in depth post. I've been really wanting to post all of that. Not only for my own vent, but for the kids. Someday they will want to know (maybe) what we go through for our family. I love my children so much and would do anything for them. Averie and Baylor are true blessings and I would never want anything different than them. Yet, at the risk of sounding selfish, I just know deep down in my heart that we aren't done expanding our family. I truly believe we will be blessed again, all in good time. I hold on to that hope everyday.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

WE "LOVE" YOU







We will have a family update soon. We've had a lot going on January and February. Stay tuned and enjoy your Valentine's Day! xoxo

Monday, February 02, 2009

FUN PLAY PLACE & BRONSEN

We visited a neat play place and boutique.

Averie, Bronsen and Baylor climbing the hill!


Cute gear!


Look out fire! Here come the firefighters!


Both kids in the fire engine.


Here is Averie pushing the "car" around on the "road." She is standing in front of the market. And beside the baby area (all enclosed for non-walkers).


Here is Baylor in the "home."

Urban Toddler was very neat! They have you take off shoes (but you must have socks) and it is so clean. They have little sections - the cafe (where you can eat real food), market (kid food), home (kid kitchen, babies etc.), library (books and puzzles), a theater (music, puppets, blocks, a stage), a room with a huge chalk board wall, like a craft room and a half wall oval in the center of the main room for infants to play. I really liked how the workers would come and put away toys as kids finished up and were done playing. It was nice to know that there was a place for everything too. We will be going back again soon! Oh, and the boutique was unbelievable. Tons of wonderfully amazing things, babylegs, squeaky shoes, beautiful maternity clothes, baby clothes...ooooo if I had an endless supply of money. The kids each picked out a book, because we can never have enough books to read! We do love to read.
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Here are the kids at Bronsen's Birthday Party.


Big boy! Bronsen turned ONE!

SINGING TIME

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Served Averie fresh milk for 1 year, 2 months and 5 days! Served Baylor fresh milk for 1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 5 days! Served Colbie fresh milk for 1 year, 3 months exactly!