A Single Woman's Journey To Motherhood


Location: Washington, United States

I began my TTC journey in January 2005. It finally worked with the 5th IUI and along came Eliana! I started trying for a second (T42) a little over a year later, and was thrilled to get pregnant on the second try this time. Jacob soon joined our family! Not sure if I am done at two, but come along for my journey in motherhood. If you stop by, please leave me a short note! I like to know when I have visitors. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bowling boy

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Bowling shoes girl

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Birthday girl bowling!

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Soccer player in the making!

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Where have my babies gone?

Can you believe that Eliana is F-O-U-R years old?? And Jacob is POTTY training??

Seriously, where has the time gone and where are my babies??

I don't have time for a decent update right now. We are in the middle of HSPE week and I am exhausted (state testing).

My little family is all well and healthy. Jacob is just about exited from speech and early intervention. The speech therapist has dropped regular appointments and we are allowed to go back if/when there is a concern rather than at any set time now. :) Early Intervention has been slower to drop him. Yesterday, it sounded like she might drop him in April, but I said well since we are going that long (I thought in February he should have been dropped), let's do the re-evaluation that they had planned at age 2. I think he will be caught up...he is speaking more and more these days and getting much clearer.

Eliana is healthy, though I really worry about her weight. I feel so bad for her that she has inherited these bad genes so early...We are headed to a dietician next week and hopeful they can give us some good advice/tips. I am trying to nurture any interest of hers in being active. I signed her up for dance/gym class again for the summer, plan on signing her up for swimming again too, and even considering soccer. I just don't want to be that busy in the summer is all! To give you an idea of my concern, she gained 9.5 pounds in the year from her 3 year old checkup to her 4 year old checkup...yikes! She also failed her hearing test at the ped's office, so we go for an official hearing test with the audiologist during spring break. (she failed it at 3 too but they said maybe she just didn't understand the directions).

The rest of my family has not been so healthy. My grandma was in and out of the hospital in January and into February, but seems to be doing better. My dad has now been in the hospital for just about three weeks where they amputated all of the toes on his right foot due to infection/diabetes. This has really scared me. I tend to be in good control of my diabetes, but I haven't been testing much lately and need to get back into it. I have noticed that I can not handle somethings anymore (like pancakes). I can see why my dad always disregarded these things...it's hard to give up things you so enjoy...

As for me, I am chugging along. Busy as always, exhausted like always. Not much new on my end. I will post a few pictures here in a bit (either tonight or the next few days...I need to clean for the housekeepers and get to bed).