Thursday, June 11, 2015

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Baby Dixon Gender Reveal! (Video)

The day we've been waiting for!! Baby Dixon is a.... (view video below)

Let me know what you think! Were you expecting a BOY or a GIRL??

Also here are some pictures from our Gender Reveal shoot with City Girl Photography! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crying over eaten ice cream!

Well this is a new one for me. I started craving Chocolate ice cream and bananas the other day and went to the store and got the ingredients along with an extra ice cream carton for the hubby. I got him chocolate chip cookie dough and the chocolate was mine. Well tonight after dinner he went looking for something sweet to eat and I'm in the living room still eating and tell him there is chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in the freezer for you. Well he laughs and comes around the corner eating MY chocolate ice cream! I went into a panic and said no! He looked at me confused as my eyes started tearing up! I told him the other ice cream was for him and the chocolate was for me and the baby! His response "I can't have any of it?" I said "No because you'll eat it all and I don't eat sweets as fast!" Needless to say he put it back and got the chocolate chip cookie dough and I sat there continuing to blubber a bit and talk about the ice cream. I'm gonna throw this off as one of those crazy pregnant lady breakdowns! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Pregnancy Old Wives Tales & My Predictions!

Old Wives Tale #1:  Heartburn
If a pregnant woman experiences heartburn throughout the 9 months of pregnancy, she’ll have a baby born with a full head of hair.  I've had a ton of heartburn so far.
Old Wives Tale #2:  Heart Rate
If the baby’s heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl.  If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy. Our baby's heart rate has consistently been above 140. I have a home fetal doppler I've been using daily and it's always over 140. So Girl!
Old Wives Tale #3:  Shape of Belly
If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl.  If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it’s a boy.  I'm not big enough to predict this one yet.
Old Wives Tale #4:  Ring Test
Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly.  You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth  and it’s a boy if it swings in a circle.   Mine swings back and forth. Girl!
Old Wives Tale #5:  Shape of Mom’s Face
When your face gets fuller and rounder when pregnant, it means you’re going to have a girl.  If your face is long and narrow, it’s a boy.  I actually haven't gained any weight yet so I can't predict this one either!
Old Wives Tale #6:  Key Test
This test involves a key.  If you pick up a key at the top (the roundest part), you are going to have a boy.  If you pick up the key at the bottom (smallest part), you are going to have a girl.  If you happen to grab the key in the middle, congrats, it’s twins!  I've always picked the key up from the small side. Girl!
Old Wives Tale #7:  Mayan Tale
The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception.  If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl.  If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way!  According to this, we are having a boy.
Old Wives Tale #8:  Drano Test
The drano test combines a tablespoon of Drano and urine together.  If the mixture turns green, it’s a girl.  If it turns blue, it’s a boy.  Pregnant women are advised to stay away from this chemical during pregnancy so I have chosen to avoid this product.
Old Wives Tale #9:  Acne
If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl.  It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.  My face has broken out like a teenager! Girl!
Old Wives Tale #10:  Cravings
People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy.  If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl.  I actually have been craving sweets and orange juice and avoid things like chips. Girl!
Old Wives Tale #11:  History of Parent’s Kids
You can find out the sex by going off of your parent’s kids and the order.  If you are the first born, you will have what your mother had but starting with her second child.  If you are the middle child, you will have what she said, but starting with the third child.  If you are the last child, you will have what your mother had in the exact order.  I think this tale only works when the parent’s had three kids.  Well this one is tricky my mom had boy, boy, girl. My husband's mom had girl, boy, boy. 
Old Wives Tale #12:  Legs
If your legs get really big, you’re having a boy.  If your legs stay in shape and lean, it’s a girl. It may be too early to tell this one because my legs are still the same.
Old Wives Tale #13:  Moodiness and a Little Pecker
If you are really moody, you are having a girl since you have another extra girl hormones in you.  Your pregnancy will make you smile and be more happy if you are having a boy because there’s a little penis inside you.  This one is funny. I do have to say I've been pretty moody though. Girl!
Old Wives Tale #14:  Bread
If you eat the ends of bread, it’s a boy.  If you eat the middle of the load, it’s a girl.  I'm not a huge fan of the ends or edges of bread. So Girl!
Old Wives Tale #15:  Chinese Gender Chart
The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%.  It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. Mine predicts girl!
Old Wives Tale #16:  Mom’s Beauty
Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy.  It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty.  If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, you might just be having a little boy.  Well with the increased acne and this odd redness and dryness under my mouth I'm gonna say this baby is stealing my beauty! Girl!
Old Wives Tale #17:  Dream of Sex of Baby
If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl.  If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy.  Dreams show the opposite of what you are having.  I actually just had my first baby dream last night where I kept forgetting to feed the baby! And the baby was a boy! So this one predicts girl!
Old Wives Tale #18:  Clumsy vs. Graceful
If the pregnant woman is graceful throughout her pregnancy, she’s having a girl.  If she becomes clumsy, she’s having a boy.  I haven't noticed any clumsiness or gracefullness so this one is kinda a draw for me!
Old Wives Tale #19:  Side You Most Rest On
If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy.  If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl.   I tend to turn during the night but I start off on my left side. Boy!
Old Wives Tale #20:  Hands
When the pregnant woman is asked to show her hands, it’s a boy if she keeps her palms down and a girl if she shows her palms up.  I show mine hands up. Girl!
Old Wives Tale #21:  What Do You Think?
71% of the time, the mom-to-be knows what she is having.  Might just be all the old wives tales but I'd love a little girl and both my husband and I do feel this baby is a girl.
Old Wives Tale #22:  Morning Sickness
If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy.  If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl.  I've only thrown up a few times but have been nauseated my entire pregnancy. Girl!
Old Wives Tale #23:  Protein
When a pregnant woman craves meat and cheese, count on a boy.  I don't crave meat and cheese. Girl
Old Wives Tale #24:  Feet
Are your feet colder now that you are pregnant?  If so, you just might be having a boy.  If your feet have stayed the same before pregnancy and during, you’re having a little girl.  Mine haven't changed. Girl
Old Wives Tale #25:  Hair on Legs
If the hair on your legs has been growing at record speeds, you might be having a boy.  Growth is the same as always. Girl
Old Wives Tale #26:  Hands are Dry
If your hands are constantly dry, it’s a boy.  Girl
Old Wives Tale #27:  Urine
What color is your pee?  If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy.  If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl.  Girl
Old Wives Tale #28:  Headaches
If you are having headaches, you might be carrying a boy. I've had terrible headaches and one that lasted 5 days! Boy!
Old Wives Tale #29:  Drinking Water
Drinking water is really important when pregnant.  An old wives tale was that if the mom-to-be wasn’t drinking enough water daily, the amniotic fluid would be really dirty for the baby.  Drinking tons of water will help you stay hydrated, but has no correlation with how clean or dirty the amniotic sac is.  
Old Wives Tale #30:  Baby Names
It is said that when you can only think of specific names for a boy or a girl, you will have that particularly baby.  We had a boy name but now that's back up in the air. But the girl's name is set in stone. Girl!

19 points for GIRL
3 points for BOY

We should find out baby's sex in about 6 weeks! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Yes the title is correct! After 7 years of trying to begin our family we are finally expecting our precious child. I am currently 13 weeks and 1 day along and baby Dixon is due February 16, 2015!

It's really amazing! I actually was ready to give up when it finally happened for us. I had been taking 50mg of Clomid on and off for 5 years and if you've read my blog you'd know we succeeded twice in conceiving but we miscarried the first earlier on and our second pregnancy ended up being an ectopic pregnancy that had to be medically ended because of life threatening risks.  So after 3 years of no pregnancies I was starting to give up hope that it would happen and it just was not fun anymore.  So just when I was throwing in the towel I remembered that we had discussed asking my Dr about increasing my Clomid dose to 100mg. I decided that I'd try that for a few months and if nothing happened then we'd take a break from it all and let nature work. Well in May I began the 100mg of Clomid and ended up tracking ovulation which I've always had a difficult time tracking. We ovulated on May 28th and got a BFP on June 8th. I wasn't expecting to be pregnant but I knew I needed to start testing on June 9th so went to the dollar tree and just bought a few cheap tests because I didn't want to spend money on something I didn't think would even show positive. Well I decided to take one of those tests a day early anyways and at first when the fluid went across the test I saw the control line come up but nothing else so I thought of course its negative. Well I waited the 3 minutes and looked at it again and saw a very faint second line. I was in shock! I went to show my husband who was in the living room on the phone and I put the test up by some light and said "Am I crazy or are there 2 lines??" He said nothing since he was still on the phone but took the test and set it on the table and just stared at it watching the line get darker. He was excited to see the second line but as scared as I was just because of our history of happiness being ripped away from us. We took two more test the next day and they were both faint positives as well.  Then I had a dr's appointment that same day that confirmed a pregnancy by blood test! We were officially PREGNANT!

So to make a long story short I was placed on progesterone before we even found out I was pregnant (just in case) and I stayed on it the entire first trimester and am now starting to wean myself off it. My ARNP who helped us the last 5 years to try and get this far was beyond excited for us. She told me I could come in every week for ultrasounds if it would help keep my stress level down. So that's what I've been doing. We've got to see our sweet baby grow every week. From a tiny embryonic sac to a baby kicking, squirming, and flipping on an ultrasound. She's beautiful. I say she because both my husband and I feel this baby is a girl. If we are wrong we are wrong but calling the baby she instead of it or they sounds like a better option. I've also gotten a home fetal doppler so I can hear the babies heartbeat whenever I want. It gives me a lot of relief to hear her heart beating and hearing her kick and move around. I can't wait until I start feeling her move. 

Its been a long road to get here and if you are struggling with PCOS or infertility don't give up! It's a lot of hard work to get here but you can do it!

I've included two ultrasound pictures, babies heartbeat video and a short clip of her moving around on the ultrasound.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baby Dixon STILL under construction.

I can't believe it has been nearly 3 years since our last pregnancy ended shortly. We took time away from medical help because it was too stressful and just too hard after losing 2 babies in the 2 pregnancies we've had. However, now we are back at it and I just swallowed my pill for this latest round of Clomid. 

My husband and I will celebrate 7 years of marriage in July. Its hard to see that I'm only 25 years old, I've been married for 7 years and we've yet to have children in our arms. I get tired of hearing people ask me when we are going to have a baby. Those that know our struggle try and jump in if they are around and say something nice and sweet hoping that their comment doesn't sting me. But how do you tell a stranger or someone that doesn't know in a short simple way that some how ends that part of the conversation so you don't need to go into detail? Things just haven't been lucky for us in that area of life I suppose.

Lately it seems like my stress & anxiety levels have skyrocketed. I stress over everything and get anxious in any confrontational situation very easily. I stress over my weight, what I eat (because of my weight), money, my jobs, infertility, PCOS, and so much more. I wish I could just snap myself out of it but its just not easy. And I'm not the type of person to ask my doctor for medication with this issue. I just feel I should be able to work it out myself and not mask it with pharmaceutical drugs. Oh well I guess this is a part of life too.

Why does life have to be so unfair at times? I'm a good person. I try to do things right. I just wish it was easier. I want the life I pictured: at least 2 kids a boy and a girl, a nice home on my own land, my husband by my side, and we'd be providing the best life possible for our family.

Okay enough ranting..

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Back to blogging

Back to blogging... So I haven't been on here since April of 2012.  Its been a hard year and no active TTC. We were pretty devastated after losing 2 babies so we didn't try fertility medicine at all this year.

 I was reading my blog today to find out how many cycles of Clomid we've done and how successful its been for us. Our first Clomid cycle was November 2010 and we got pregnant but it ended in miscarriage. We had a 2nd cycle in December 2010. We had our 3rd cycle in March 2011 and got pregnant. We originally though we miscarried but in fact it was an ectopic pregnancy that had to be medically ended. Our 4th cycle of Clomid was in November 2011. So 2 out of 4 cycles have resulted in pregnancy. 

We are about to start our 5th cycle of Clomid and I am extremely hopeful that the outcome will be pregnancy. We have a plan in place with our dr to sustain a pregnancy with extra progesterone for the first trimester. I will also be treated high risk which just assures me and more checking up on baby. I've lost about 30lbs so hopefully that will help me out to sustain a pregnancy. We really won't tell anyone about a pregnancy until after the first trimester. We don't want to get hopes up and disappoint or have to break tragic news again. We've been married 5 1/2 years now and we have our lives traveling in the right direction. I hope the Lord will bless us with the child we dream of everyday.  

I am just going to be patient and if its God Willing we'll have our precious baby!