Welcome to your lodge!
Welcome to your lodge!
Woo Hoo! Welcome!!
Yay! Welcome! Can't wait to read your story!
welcome to your lodge! :-)
Thanks for the welcome! I know I haven't been a very active board member, but I should be able to contribute more now that we are on a better schedual at home (for now) I have been reading daily, just not posting very much. I'll work on my story and post later today or tomorrow. :)
Yay another lodge- welcome! Can't wait to read your story!
DH (Ty) and I met online in late 2004. He added me to MSN, and left it at that. Early January 2005, Ty sent me an IM telling me about the bunny his boss brought into work that day (I had a picture of my bunny as my MSN picture). We didn't stop talking after that. We finally decided to meet in person January 22, 2005. Instant connection.
This was us summer 2006
Unfortunately we split up between September-December 2006. We got back together just before Christmas. We both really wanted kids, and started trying pretty much right away. We got pregnant March 2007. My mom was less than thrilled (I was 21 at the time) and didn't acknowledge the pregnancy until I was in the 2nd trimester. But when she came with us for an ultrasound, he became her world.
DH and I went on a babymoon in June on a cruise to Alaska. It was heaven. We weren't a fan of the dinner menu, but went every night anyways. After dinner, we went back to our room, napped, and then we ordered room service at midnight. I always had a fruit platter and hot chocolate. Yum! This was us in Alaska at the Hubbard glacier.
I gave birth to our son Jaidyn November 16, 2007 at 2:22am. He was 11 days early. I was 5 cm before I even went into labor with him. My doctor stripped my membranes about lunch time on November 15, and he was born that night/next morning depending how you look at it.
When I went to the hospital in labor, they didn't believe I was in true labor. So they let me get in the bathtub to see if things slowed down. I had planned on an epidural. I didn't know what to expect. I hadn't done a lot of research. I did have a student doula, but before she came to talk to our birth class, I had no idea what a doula was. Anyways, when I got out of the bath, I was 7cm. The nurses told me that it was too late for an epidural and offered me a shot of fentynol. I took them up on that. After an hour when it started to wear off, my doctor came in and broke my water. I was still at a 7 at that point. I was given another shot of fentynol, but it was useless at that point. I was in transition, and the contractions were on top of each other. 45 minutes after my doctor broke my water, I was at a 10.
The nurse that I had for my labor until that point left, and in came the woman who called herself the mean pushing nurse. She had me in every position possible trying to push. In the end she left me alone to do my own thing. The contractions were so close together I couldn't figure out the timing of when to push, or how to push properly. I spent the first hour figuring that out. The second hour I finally got the hang of it. All of a sudden, I felt the ring of fire and I was screaming for my doctor. Out came my beautiful baby boy, 7lbs 2oz, 20 inches long.
to be continued...
September 2008, my cousin was getting married in England. My dad used his airmiles and flew the whole family over to England for the wedding. DH (boyfriend at the time), asked my parents at the wedding for their blessing to propose to me. I didn't know what he was doing at the time, but my parents were crying. This was us at my cousins wedding.
We flew to Spain after my cousins wedding to the island of Mallorca. As soon as we got to our hotel, DH was dying to go down to the beach. I couldn't figure out why he was so desperate to get to the beach. The beach was gorgeous. I was looking out over the water. DH says "Laura, Jaidyn and I have something to ask you." I turned around, and DH is on one knee, with Jaidyn sitting on his knee and a ring in the other hand. He asked me to marry him and I threw my arms around both my boys and said yes. This was the beach where DH proposed, and of course DS at 10 months old.
We got married April 25, 2010. It was a perfect day. I don't know what else to say about it. DS was a star, and threw a tantrum while the ceremony took place. He wasn't crying. But he was lying face down behind us as we got married. We had a Sunday lunch time wedding. The day flew by.
We started TTC #2 on our wedding night. We took off on our honeymoon later that week to Mexico. We had an amazing time. DS stayed with grandparents for the week, so we had a wonderful child free vacation.
We ended up conceiving not long after we got home from our honeymoon. My cycle was so screwed up though that I has no idea I was pregnant. I was taking OPKs and getting positive ones every night. Which I thought was strange. I took a HPT, an internet cheapie, the morning I was leaving for my friends stagette and up popped 2 lines. I used a first response test, and 2 lines popped up. Brought out the digital test and "pregnant" appeared. I was in shock.
This pregnancy has been difficult to say the least. I've been in and out of hospital for various issues. Starting with blood pressure issues (normal now), then to chest pain (turned out to be bad reflux), on to a kidney infection, undiagnosed back pain (had 2 cortisone type shots in my upper back close to my spine). There's other issues, I just can't remember them all. The only good part is that as of today I have only gained 11 lbs this pregnancy.
Anyways, is my latest belly picture at 36 weeks. Plus a 3D ultrasound picture of this little guy at 27 weeks.
So, that pretty much sums up my story. :) Sorry about the novel.
OMG, that is SO sweet how your DH proposed, with your DS on his knee! Hopefully the remainder of your pregnancy will be uneventful!
Welcome to your lodge! I enjoyed reading your intro! It is so exciting to finally see February mama's getting lodges!