Wow have not checked in here in quite some time. Love seeing all these beautiful babies being born. My 1st IVF baby is almost 4.5 yrs old, can you believe it??? She is finishing up preschool next month which she loves. She can write her name and pretty much anything you ask her to. She enjoys her friends very much but is so very close to her cousin (who is exactly 1 year younger then her). She will be entering Pre-K in September. Then there is Leah, my 2nd IVF miracle. She will be 2 in 3 weeks. I can't get over how fast it has gone. I have been home with her since she was born. Will be going back to work again in a few months. She is so very active, loves to run everywhere, talks up a storm and is a clown. She really enjoys making everyone laugh. I'll post some recent pics. Hope everyone is great!
Jenn, this is the first time I have seen your ticker and it made me weepy!!!
I really don't wanna go back to work but its something I need to do. DH got laid off back in October and has been doing side work recently. We are hoping he starts his new job next month. I so wish I could stay home till Leah goes into Kindergarten but thats not gonna happen. I will miss my girls so much but I will also hug them tighter when I get home..lol
Congrats on your new LO on the way!!!
Cheryl - Its so hard to work and be away from your kids. Deacon goes to daycare in my same building but I still hate being away from him all day, even though I can go visit any time. I'm sorry you have to go back.
I was hoping to be a SAHM with this LO but since our little surprise came a year earlier than we planned to do a FET - we can't afford it yet. Maybe by the time he/she is 1 I can stay home with both kids.
Cheryl nice to hear from you! I can't believe how big your girls are now! They are beautiful.
I haven't posted new pics here in a long time. Sean and Emma are 4 1/2 now and are also almost done with their first year of pre-school. They love it! They will have to go another year because they miss the cutoff for kindergarten.
Sean and Emma 10/24/06
OMG I can't believe how big & beautiful Sean & Emma are. Can you believe our babies are 4.5? 4 felt like such a big girl number for me. Gianna is so self sufficient now. I love her independence but also miss a little bit. Gianna also has to go to Pre-K for next year. Around here you have to be 5 to enter kindergarten so 4 months after she starts, she'll be 6. Different from when I was a kid, I was 4 and 2 months later turned 5.
Yeah being a SAHM is so awesome. I always thought it would be boring but no way. With two kids there is always something to do. Plus I watch my 5 month old nephew every day too.
Haven't been on the boards in quite awhile!! Having and raising a baby is by far the hardest, and simultaneously the most rewarding thing I've ever done. But it has been a huge time suck and it's only recently that I've been able to even turn on my computer, much less post.
Riley is doing great and growing like a weed! It's so cliche, but I can't even believe how fast the time has gone. I've posted a few pics below. They're "old" from when he was 3 months old. For my virtual friends, PM me and I'll give you my FB account. I'm much better at updating that account with recent pics with my phone than actually sitting down at a computer anymore.
It seems that the IVF board has slowed down quite a bit since I was ttc, but I hope it never goes away. This board saved my sanity - on more than one occasion. Good to see all the updates and pics of the LO's. Makes my heart happy.
Christi...Riley is so precious. Thanks for the update. Love the pics!!
IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
IVF #3-BFN (5/10)