Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I ordered our Christmas cards tonight. SO happy to be on top of it!
Monday, October 29, 2012
WE ARE HOME!
..and we are wiped.
10 day vacation + living at Disneyworld for 7 days + hot weather + 2 young children=exhaustion!
It was, without a doubt, one of the best weeks of our lives!
Many, many Disney posts coming. I dont want to forget a detail..Here is a jist of what our days were like..
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We had our Christmas photos taken today. FINALLY! This was the third attempt. Two weeks ago, it was less than 50 degrees and I couldnt chance getting the kids sick. Last weekend, it rained. We had a chance to meet for an hour this afternoon and the weather was perfect. Gavin was pretty serious and obsessed with eating leaves. Trevor did well, after being bribed with a McFlurry. :) I hope we got some good pics..I cant wait to see!
As soon as I see our photos, I will choose 1-2 for our Christmas Cards. I have used Shutterfly for the past 5 years and I always love the results. I get compliments on our cards each and every year. I hope to get them mailed by December 1st. That way, people get to display them for as long as possible.
Its safe to say I am in love with Shutterfly. I pay for the annual print plan and print hundreds of photos every few months. I love making the hard cover photo books after vacations. My Moms favorite gift is her yearly calendar we hang at the cottage. I could go on and on..
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Monday, October 15, 2012
I had my appointment today. I had my blood drawn for a thyroid check. It came back normal. Then, I had my hsg done. It took way longer than expected. She had to start over and re-position the catheter three times. Finally, it was in the right spot and my uterus looked good. :) She was looking at my ovaries and commented on how young they looked. They both had a ton of follicles. Still holding out hope we could get a vacation surprise..
The nurse is going to submit approval to our insurance company. We have consent forms in our email inboxes. A representative from the drug company will contact me with medication delivery info.
So, I wait for my next period and then decide if we will be cycling that month. It will really depend on when my period comes. I had long cycles after I had Trevor, so if it takes forever to come, I imagine we will move forward.
I cant believe we are here. I really cant.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
ONE week until we leave for Florida. We have been planning this trip all year and talking about it for months. Somehow, were almost there! We fly into Tampa with just our little family of 4 and will be staying overnight on St. Pete Beach. We have big plans of vising the condo where Toms grandparents used to live, meeting up with friends and their baby and putting our boys toes in the sand. Itll be a nice, relaxing way to start the trip. On Friday, we will go back to the airport to pick up my parents, since we are sharing a rental car. My sisters family is flying down with them and we will drive our two vans to Disneyworld!! My brothers will both be arriving on Saturday.
We have so much fun planned! We have reservations at Chef Mickeys for breakfast. Trevor will be turned into a pirate at Pirates League. We will attend Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween party. Gavin will get his first set of ears. We will start the boys vinylmation and pin collections.
I have lists all over the place. Places we must eat(thanks, Katie!!), souvenirs to purchase, photos to take, hours and parade times. We don't want to miss a thing.
ONE month until Trevor turns 3. I wanted to have a lot of his birthday plans taken care of before our trip and did a pretty good job! His gifts from us are purchased and wrapped. His invitations to his party will be mailed today. He is having a pirate party the day before his real birthday. Its at 11am on a Saturday, so I am hoping we will be cleaned up and packed up by late afternoon. We will head to the cottage overnight and go to Wisconsin Dells first thing in the morning on his birthday. We will spend Sunday and Monday at a waterpark hotel, celebrating the boy who made us parents. And trying to deal with the reality that we have a 3 year old..sigh..
Monday, October 8, 2012
A while later, we bundled up again and went right in front of the building to the 12ish mile marker. We brought Tom a banana and bar. His knees were already giving him trouble, so he let me know he would be slowing down soon.
At this point, I was wiped. Gavin fell asleep in the Ergo and Trevor fell asleep in the stroller. I sat in the 40 degree weather for about 2 hours, waiting for Tom to finish. It was brutal. My phone was losing battery quickly since I was getting so many texts and I had the camera open most of the day. It ended up dying before Tom finished and I had to borrow a strangers phone to call and find him. We walked back to the car and were so happy to be on the way home.
He finished at 5:31. He was just glad to finish. He is hanging up his marathon hat for a while. He says he is like the Bulls..a 3-peat will take a few years off. :) His knees just cant handle it.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
...I have it. And its about 103.
Ive gone from being okay waiting until Gavin was about a year to start the FET process again..to wanting to start ASAP! It could be that Gavin is growing up so quickly..crawling, feeding himself, etc. It may be the happiness Ive felt as two girlfriends recently got pregnant with assistance. One via FET and one through a surrogate(which is so cool to be a "part" of the process!). It may be the little ache in my heart in wishing that we could get pregnant on our own. Because I assure you, after 16 days together while Tom is off work, there would be a bun in the oven.
Ive made a plan. Kinda, sorta, maybe Ill go through with it..
Gavin barely nurses and that is all thats holding me back. I am thinking I will continue feeding him through October and use all of November to pump and build more of a frozen stash. I am considering that on Dec 2nd, I will nurse him for the last time. He will be 9 months old. Then, I can use my frozen stash to get him to a year. I may need to supplement with one bottle of formula/day. I'm trying to convince myself that would be okay.
I'm sad because I said that I would nurse Gavin as long as he wanted to, even if that was past a year. He doesn't like to drink and I cant help that. At least with bottles all day, I will be able to monitor his intake better. If he gets breastmilk until age 1, thats all that should matter. I'm still struggling with the decision.
I would love to do the FET in December or January. Im curious to see how this all works out..