Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Final Cycle: Calendar Review

It's hard for me to imagine that our final cycle is approaching....it seemed so far away in December! We've been taking our new supplements and going with the flow not really paying attention to the time passing. Last week I got a call from my coordinator at SIRM and we set a date for my calendar review....which was yesterday. It was all kind of anti-climactic.....the same old, same old at the appointment. No new meds, or at least none that I've never used before. Nothing really different except that I'm on more Follistim than I've ever been on....oh and I'm back on Luveris instead of Menopur this time-but I asked for that change:) I made my appointments for the cycle and then left....I walked out to the car and sent Tony a text telling him that I got my "final calendar." I wasn't really sure what else to say.....I can't believe that this will be our last shot at giving Owen a sibling. While I am ok with where we are as a family....I do really want to experience being pregnant again.....it was the ONLY thing I was good at in this whole process! Anyways, only time will tell I guess....shots start on April 6th:)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Updates: Toddler Bed and Gramma

Well, I thought I should get on a do a few updates about some of my last topics.....

First, the Toddler Bed: Owen did really well with the toddler bed until about week 2. We really weren't having to put him back in bed at all, then all of a sudden...Boom....he was out several times, both at nap and nighttime! One day I found him sitting in bed with everything removed from the bottom part of his changing table all around him....while squeezing a prescription tube of butt cream out and rubbing it on his hands, face, clothes and bed rails! Thankfully he had emptied the rest of a package of "Boogie Wipes" so the clean up was fairly easy and fast...sans changing his clothes. This seemed to happen at my mom's house as well....did really good for a week or two and then started getting into everything. Guess he just needed to try out his new freedom a little:) Luckily it seems he is back on his good bed behavior....so lets hope that I didn't just jinx it!

Second...Gramma: After some time she finally decided to go to a chiropractor and have her back checked out. She had been avoiding this option because she had fallen and broken several of her ribs...like 7!....and they had taken a really long time to heal, so she was worried that while being adjusted she would hurt them again. Thankfully the chiropractor and a little physical therapy has helped immensely! Owen was able to go back to her house this last week. I wouldn't say that she was at 100% on Monday, but definitely tons better than she had been. By the end of the week after a few more appts, so was feeling pretty good. I hope we are able to keep the good progress:) Owen was definitely happy to go back...he asked every morning if he was "going to gramma's house?" I was very happy to tell him yes:)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Please, I Can't Even Think About That!

So as most of you know, my mom watches Owen for us while we are at work. She told me that she wanted to retire early and watch him for us when I was about 8 weeks pregnant...so I have never had to think about anyone else watching him.....well that could be changing:( My mom has had back issues every now and then, but after a couple of days she has always been better. She hurt her back a couple of weeks ago and is still struggling to get better...in fact it has only gotten worse. On Friday of last week my dad called and told me that she couldn't watch him. Luckily we were able to find someone last minute for that day. I talked with my mom on Sunday and she said that she was doing better, so I didn't think anything different until I walked into her house on Monday morning and my dad was there....in jeans...which meant that he wasn't planning on going into work. My mom was laying on the couch in pretty obvious pain and when we started talking she asked if we had a "plan b" in case she couldn't watch him anymore. "uhhh, no" I wasn't sure what to say about it, but needless to say I left her house a little stunned. On Tuesday my dad took a 1/2 day and then after Owen went down for his nap he went to work. My mom only had Owen for a short while before I was able to come and get him. We got the rest of this week covered....but I can't even think about where we go from here!

I've never realized until the moment she asked if we had a "plan b" how spoiled we have been to have her watching him. She keeps him late, when he's sick, takes him to the doctor, to the library, to music class, to playgroup, comes to my house when I have an early meeting in the morning and don't want to have to wake him up and many, many other things. But most of all she loves him....and I can't imagine anyone else keeping him for that main reason. I know it is killing her inside to even think of us having a "plan b" let alone us actually having to use it. I get weepy every time I think about having a conversation with her about if we really need to find someone else....in fact Tony is worried that he is going to have to do it! I just keep thinking that after a few doctor appointments she will feel better....because Please, I seriously can't even think about that!

So if you would, please keep my mom (and me!!) in your thoughts and prayers.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Toddler Bed!!

We have been talking for a while about making Owen's crib into a toddler bed....but daddy has been dragging his feet! He thinks it means that he is growing up too fast:) While I agree that he is growing up too fast, it was time for us to covert his crib. Plus, he has been sleeping in one since January at Gramma and Grampa's house. (she thought it was cruel to make him sleep in the pack-n-play everyday when he was just about too tall to lay long ways in it!) So, I finally convinced Tony to do it last weekend:) At first he "couldn't" find the hardware for the conversion, but low and behold it was located...so no more excuses:)

Daddy figuring out where to start.

Oh wait Daddy....do you need some help?

I am the best helper! He actually did do some of the screws,
Daddy just needed to tighten them:)

Laying in my "big boy bed!!"
He has actually done pretty well...the first day I only had to put him back in 3 times for his nap. He woke up a little early during the first couple of days....hearing "My waked up in my bed mom" at 4:45 in the morning is still cute, but not as much as it would have been at 6:45:) He was also very sick this week with an upper respiratory and sinus infection, so I think not being able to breathe was attributing to the early wake-ups because nap lengths were also affected. He would go back to bed if we told him to, but he didn't seem to stay there long:) Tony and I talked about putting a gate up in his doorway, but I decided that I would "talk" with him about when it was a good time to get up. I told him that he could only get up if mommy and daddy were awake or if the sun was up or we would have to put a gate up. He got upset when I said a gate would be put up and I think he thought it meant we would convert his bed back to his crib.....Tony thought I was crazy but it worked! The next morning he didn't get up until her heard Tony in the kitchen making breakfast before work. This morning he woke up about 6:30...which is about the time the sun is up...Tony tried to tell him to go back to bed, but I caught him peeking around the corner of our door a few minutes later:) Overall he is doing well.....although the gate is still not out of the question if needed!:)