I met my soul mate in college in 1995, we were friends. We started dating in 1997 and eventually married in 2004.
We wanted to have a baby and we started trying in 2006, we lost our first one and found out thru a U/S scan. It was a missed miscarriage and I was so devastated that we took a little break on trying so hard and we just had fun.
During a Halloween party I felt so tired and pooped. This was me during a Halloween party, I was soo tired and attributed it to allergies:
Little did I know I was pregnant!
Son was born on July 3rd via a scheduled c-section. He shares the same birthday as his Dad. It was the best present I could ever give my DH.
Then he turned 1...
He wanted out from my grasp... lol.
Dh and B, enjoying their time together.
This is Brandon on a typical weekend day, just running around in his jammies
DH showing B what's over the horizon.
Like Father, like son... lol
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-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.
I'm just gonna slap a bunch of stuff on here and organize it later!
Let's see, DH and I had been dating for about 7 1/2 years before we were married, Oct 28, 2006. Apparently Kenton was conceived that night. Dunno how that happened - lol!
Pregnant belly shots!
And then Kenton arrived July 20, 2007!
Here's the birth story:
My "in labour" post:
Well, I've been up off and on since 11:30 last night with contractions that keep waking me up. I don't know if this is normal, but every odd one has a small BM with it that is wreaking havoc on my hemorrhoids. Finally at about 4:30, I decided to hop in the tub and at least try to calm them down with a sitz bath. So I got up and went to the bathroom and had some bloody show. The bath hasn't sped anything up, but they sure haven't stopped, either.
So, hopefully this is it! I decided after the bath to just stay up for a bit, I can't sleep anyways and the contractions are harder to deal with laying down. I'm making some eggs and toast, mostly cause I'm hungry but also cause I want to make sure I have something in me if this really is it!
And the "It's a Boy!" post:
Kenton Alexander Martin arrived at 2:39pm, Friday, July 20th, 2007. He weighed 7lbs 6oz, and was 54cm long (I have no idea how many inches that is, sorry).
Woke up at 11:30pm on July 19th with cramping, very uncomfortable, nothing painful, but enough to wake me up. This kept up till morning basically, then we went to our doctor's appt at 10am. The doc checked me out and I was at 5cm, so she sent us home to get our stuff and then we were to go to the hospital right away.
When we got to the hospital, about 45 min later, the doc checked me again, and I was 6cm, fully effaced, -2 station. She broke my water at about 12:15 and the Doula arrived about 15 min later.
They had hooked me up to the monitoring machines and were waiting for some sign from baby about how he was doing with the contractions before they took me off the monitors and I could walk around. Things progressed so fast that that never happened. Suddenly the contractions were one on top of the other and next thing I knew I had to push. Even I was surprised (yet relieved) at how soon I got to that stage. They checked me again and I was fully dilated, after being in the hospital for maybe an hour!
So I started pushing and after about another hour, Kenton was born. To everyone's amazement he was sunny-side up! I had no major back pain and the whole thing was drug free even! They were going to give me gas (at my request), but couldn't because I had to have oxygen. I didn't even get an IV or catheter or nothing, so proud of myself! I did end up with a third degree tear, and major hemorrhoids. The bonus though, is that Kenton arrived just in time to get us a private room!
So, we're home, about 24 hours after Kenton was born. Morris is quite interested in the new addition, but doesn't know what to think yet. Everyone was quite amazed at how fast things happened, especially for a first baby coming out upside down! I was told to head straight to the hospital at the first contraction for the next one, lol!!
My plans now include going to sleep as long as possible. Didn't get much last night. I will update with a full story in the birth story section probably tomorrow, and get caught up on all the births I missed!
Congrats to all the other new mommas out there, too!!
Our one year anniversary:
DITL, One year ago:
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Ericka~Mommy to David, Paul and Adam
Our space under construction
Our Wedding December 23, 2004
Our two year infertility journey finally ended with this:
39 weeks on the way to the hospital~
Elliott Paxton Horn born via c-section July 16 @ 12:29 pm. Weighing in at 8 pounds and 8 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long.
Our first pic~
Elliott's first bday
Pics to come
Our Family now
Pics to come
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I like #27
DH and I met our junior year in high school in 2003 and have been together ever since. Right after high school we moved out of our parents houses and in together. After a year, we got married (basically eloped) at 19.
1) In high school. 2) At our prom.
Our wedding portrait. We sent this picture out with hand made announcement cards to tell everyone we had gotten married.
Then about a year after that we got a surprise BFP! (sorry it's blurry!)
The day before my due date, surprise! My water broke. It took a while for my labor to really get started but eventually it did on its own and Kostas was born on his due date!! 07/10/07
Also, here's my weightloss ticker. I am not having an easy trip to pre-preg weight, so it is taking me a while but I am determined to get to my pre-preg weight and lower!!
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Mama to Kostas with the Mostest, born 07/10/07
and Marek "Cricket" Joshua, born 12/07/12
Hi there Im Penny but please call me Pen! This is me ...
And this is Ash my DH
So a bit about my family. Im 34 and DH is 36. DH and I have been together for 15 years and married for 10 years! We have 3 kids, Brooke Marie who's 9 (almost 10), Jade Paris who's 7 1/2 and the youngest family member Alexander Harrison John who's just turned 2!
We also have 2 angel babies.
I lost a baby at 6 weeks on 27th October 1994
and we lost our darling baby Taylor at 12 weeks pregnant who's due date was 16th November 2004
( a poem i wrote when i lost Taylor)
2 hands 2 feet
a face, ears, eyes and nose
heart beating fast
kicking away in my tummy
my baby Taylor
and I was your mummy
The time wasnt right
so we had to part
you had to go away
but my baby Taylor
you will forever be in my heart
I was your mummy
you were my child
in gods arms now
play happy my baby Taylor
so gentle and mild
The girls, Jade Paris whos 7 1/2 and Brooke Marie whos 9 (almost 10)
when they were younger
Pics from when i was pregnant with alex!
Its a boy!!! OMG (thank goodness i was laying down when the sonographer told me!)
I then spent the whole scan crying and thanking the sonographer for having completed my life hahaha
I went into premature labour at 29 weeks and very very nearly gave birth!
I was put in an ambulance and blue lighted to a different hospital miles away
as my local hospital didnt have a NICU bed for Alex.
DH was still at home trying to get someone to look after the girls and was then making the 2 1/2 hour journey to me whilst i was all alone, in labour (with a lovely midwife though).
I had the baby warmer wheeled in and the NICU baby docs standing by the door!!
But finally things stopped. A Picture of my contractions
Alex didnt have a very good start to life! bronchiolitis 3 times, chicken pox and then he got shingles aged 17 weeks! Here he is with Shingles.
Alex aged exactly 16 months!
DD2 Jade in hospital very very poorly with infected chicken pox. She got this the day i came home from hospital after having given birth to Alex! Spent the first week of Alex's life separated as i had to stay in hospital with Jade
My poor baby
Well Alex turned 2 years old!!! OMG since when did my baby get to be 2 years old??? He has discovered terrible two's ughhhh. What Alex wants Alex get's and if he doesnt then oh boooy does he let you know!!!! He loves playing with toy cars, planes, watchig Peppa Pig and In the Night Garden on tv. Hes still not got all of his teeth through.
Hes currently cutting 3 teeth all at the same time so this may be partly to blame for why hes such a grumpy bum at the moment? !
Well after all this time of worrying about his speech .. or rather lack of it! We got referred to see a consultant. Not only for his speech but also because of his recurrent bouts of Tonsilitis, the fact he has abnormally large tonsils and gets so poorly. Anyway we have discovered that he has hearing problems due to fluid behind his ear drum. Hes going for a hearing test on 30th July to find out how bad his hearing is. ALso the consultant has said he wants his tonsils out ASAP as they are so huge hes worried about his breathing being compromised if he gets another bout of tonislitis. It was a shock to say the least and im very worried but tbh i just want to get it out the way now. Hes also having grommits put in both his ears. So just waiting for the op date to come through now.
Oh and my knee ...... I redislocated my knee cap for the first time in 15 years a couple of months ago. I have been in plaster for almost 6 weeks now and was splinted for 2 weeks too. I had an MRI scan on my knee on thursday and have to go back on this thursday to see the consultant to see if he has managed to plan an operation to be able to fix my knee. Also i think the plaster cast is coming off. Im very nervous! Im managing to keep working for now, which isnt ideal but i have been told that when/if they operate i will need to be off for 3-4months so its important that i work as much as possible now! Will update when i know more
Oh and get this, DD2 is also waiting to see if she needs grommits put back in her ears! AND have her addanoids out too!! Dear god thats 3 possible ops within the next few months!!!!!!!!!!!
for up to date news then check out my online diary/blog .... Ramblings of a Mad English Woman! (link below)
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and my Angel babies
Angel baby lost 27th October 1994
Angel baby Taylor due date 16th November 2004