One loss & than Miracle baby!

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One loss & than Miracle baby!

April 17th 2007
4 - 5 weeks pregnant...

I had my first ultrasound yesterday!! I didn't think it was possible to see anything as early as 4 or 5 weeks, but we definately saw our little bean on the sonogram.

I haven't been keeping track of my fretility and I have no idea when my last period was so my due date and how far along I am is still very up in the air. My doctor seems to think I'm 4 or 5 weeks along based on the little bean we saw on the sonogram. I guess that will put me at around Dec 22nd or so... give or take a few days.

We are extremely happy about this pregnancy... we've been trying for over a year now. I have to admit we haven't been trying hard but we have been trying. I'm proud to be a plus sized mommy to be. This will be our first child.

My journal will probably have alot of updates on my progress, maybe even belly pictures if I can work up enough courage to post them. My journal will also have nursery ideas and pictures, and just mostly someplace to store my ideas, pictures, and pregnancy updates.

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Just found a really upscale baby website... It has alot of very beautiful and expensive baby products and furniture. It's called Posh Tots, I'm sure lots of you already know of this site, but I'm going to save the link here in my journal...

http://www.poshtots.com/

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Here's an idea for a boy's room that I like... a jungle theme!

A baby room jungle theme is great for the baby nursery. There is a lot that you can do to decorate your baby’s room with a jungle theme. Start by finding a jungle nursery bedding set . Once you've settled on a bedding set, you should be able to find coordinating items such as a crib mobile, diaper stacker, and window valances to match the bedding you choose.

Next you will want to decide what to do with the walls in your jungle theme baby room. You could simply paint them white or a jungle color such as a jungle green. You could also use jungle wallpaper and borderon the walls. Another idea for you jungle room is to create a jungle mural on one or more of the walls with jungle trees and jungle animals. This will really give the room an authentic jungle feel.

Other decorating ideas for you for your jungle theme baby room can include putting an artificial tree in one corner and hanging stuffed monkeys from it. You may also want to put some jungle wall hangings or jungle art work on the walls.

For lighting, try to find a jungle themed lamp for the dresser. If you have a ceiling fixture in your nursery, a jungle ceiling fan would also be very cute. If you have wood floors or the carpet in your nursery is worn out or the wrong color, a jungle themed rug would dress up the floor really nice.

If you want to dress up your nursery’s furniture to match the jungle theme, consider replacing the knobs or drawer pulls on your dresser with a jungle themed ones. You could also add jungle themed furniture pieces such as a jungle toy chest , jungle table and chair set , or a jungle child rocking chair.

You should have no trouble finding jungle animal items for your baby room jungle theme. You may also want to add a few non-jungle related touches to the room as well such as hanging letters to spell out your baby's name on the wall and maybe making a belly cast to hang in the nursery. If you do create a belly cast, you could also decorate it with a jungle theme to go with the rest of the room if you want to.

A baby room jungle theme is a great choice for a nursery theme because it will also work well when you convert the room to a toddler room for your child in a couple of years. This could saving you a lot of money if you don't have to completely redo the room.

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I like this bedding from Wal-Mart for a girl... its $50. Here's a link to the site... http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4179958

I also like this boy bedding at walmart for $179... its kind of expensive but I might be able to salvage pieces of it and not the whole set...
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5774719&povid=cat524144-env3767-module80348-lLink1

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Ok to explain better to all of you... I'm a nut when it comes to decorating and designs. It's my passion in life and its definately what I should be doing for a living, but that's something that isn't popular around my home town so I just do what I can. Weddings are my #1 love for decorating and hopefully someday I can open my own business... but anyways that's why your seeing alot of decor pictures and ideas in my journal. I hope my pictures and ideas will help some of you too who are checking out my journal. *muah* to you all!!! Dirol

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Here are some very cute things to hang in the baby room...

http://www.butterflycraze.com/Products/SequinedButterflies.html

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Decorating Ideas from www.distinctivenurseries.com... everything is way too expensive... i like how they decorate their rooms

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Here is a boy's bedding at walmart that i like for $50
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4179956

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I like these sheets from walmart, they're only about $10

I also like this crib sheet from Target http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=/qid=/ref=br_1_30/602-5370705-5509444?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000OV8W9G

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April 23, 2007
5 weeks pregnant

Well I have an update about my pregnancy and not ideas on the baby room. Smile

This past weekend, I've been having some vaginal bleeding... it started on Saturday and I'm scared to death. My husband and I treated it like a miscarriage and we broke down. After we pulled ourselves together, we decided that we may still be okay and that we need to just verify with the doctor before we assume anything. I've been having horrible cramps and lots of spotting with an occational bleeding. I've had a few clots and a little bit of mucus so I'm not sure what all this means. I have an appointment today at 1pm cst to see the doctor. I'll update this journal as soon as I can.

Please if your reading this... send my baby some prayers or happy thoughts our way.

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I'm sorry I've neglected my journal... I thought I had updated it but I guess not. Well my visit to the doctor was not good news like we had hoped. We did suffer a miscarriage. The doctor did an internal ultrasound and found the sac but it was long and stretched out instead of round like it should be. There obviously was no heartbeat and I was in the process of having a miscarriage. I believe I passed the sac a few days ago and I've also been having blood taken for the past few days to check my levels. And they have been going down ever since my first visit... so sad to say that we lost our little bean.

I'll update this journal again once we decide to start TTC again. We're still not sure yet.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

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Pregnant again!!

June 29 2007

We tested yesterday and it said positive... So we are pregnant again! We didn't make it through the 2nd cycle after our miscarriage so I hope everything will still be okay. It's hard for us to get excited again until that blessed 12 weeks come and we know we're in the clear of another miscarriage (for the highest risk) I'm estimating we'll be due on March 6th, so that puts me at about 4 wks 3days pregnant! We're keeping this good news hush hush until the 12 week appointment!

Please pray for this bean to stick!!! Smile

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Well we did have another bleeding scare about 3 weeks ago... We headed to the Dr. just sure I was having another miscarriage. But the Dr. put me on thyroid medicine and progesterone and it's been helping. We are now almost 9 weeks along and hopeful that things will still be okay. We heard the heartbeat about a week ago and it was just breath taking.

We actually had a chance at having twins (naturally) because I have two sacs, but my Dr. doesn't seem to think there was ever a baby in the second sac, but still ... it could have been possible. That sac is still there and causing a bit of nervousness in my Dr. We are hoping that my uterus will absorb this sac and not try to pass it because it may be a threat to my current baby. We'll see in time...

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Here is the ultrasound of our little bean at 7wks4days

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Here are my crib options...

This one is from walmart and its about $100
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4359232

And this one is from Target for about $125, and both of these are convertible cribs...
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_4/602-5370705-5509444?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B0001GSKV4

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10wks

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Here is our 13 week ultrasound... I'm just so happy our little one is doing great! It truely is a miracle being as we almost lost this one too early on.

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I went to Hobby Lobby today and bought some stuff to start a pregnancy scrapbook for my Angel in heaven and my little bundle of joy inside. I have so many ultrasound pictures that I'm going to start a scrapbook mainly for the pregnancy and than I'll do another one for the baby.