Sunday, June 16, 2013

my baby daddy

my husband. my baby daddy. he is just the best thing there is. i never knew i could feel so at peace, so much joy when seeing him with our sweet girl. he is:

funny. so very funny
a hunk (this should be at the top of the list...)
a friend
a brother
a son
a daddy
a husband
a lover of golf
a lover of fishing

i could keep listing and listing all of the things that made me fall in love with him over and over again but it would probably make you gag. i say this all the time, in every card i write him, but i am truly so so so lucky to have him as ours. he is the best father. i thought i could imagine it, seeing him with her, but i couldn't even get close. when i hear the giggles and laughs, my heart melts to mush. he wears so many hats every single day and does an excellent job at all of them. he is our boss.

so heres to you baby daddy, happy fathers day!!!! i love you. we love you. all 3 of us ;)

18 months!

M is 18 months old. how on earth did this happen? they say the older you get, the faster time flies. and this is true. but what no one told me was once you have a baby, then time REALLY flies. like in the blink of an eye a week has gone by. or a month. i really cannot believe she is 18 sweet baby.

at 18 months old, M:

  • can hop on two feet. i've counted up to 11 times in a row
  • loves to be a big helper. unloading one grocery item at a time, one dish out of the clean dishwasher at a time, one piece of clothing out of the dryer....anything she can help with, you bet she will be right there to do it
  • she has so many words! she just started saying mama about a month ago and i LOVE it. pretty, milk, walk, out, shoe, hi dada, hi roo, hi mama, hi gigi, hi pop and 100 other words and phrases that all sounds like japanese/spanish/german. her vocabulary is growing everyday
  • wants to have her boo-boo's kissed all better. 17 times
  • gets grumpy as soon as she hears dinner begin to cook. she will continue to be a grumpers until she is in her highchair with food in her mouth. every night without fail. 
  • could eat all. day. long. seriously
  • loves to help wash herself in the bath. and loves the bath
  • loves her friends we have made at mommy and me. i like the mommy friends i have made too :)
  • waves hello to anyone and everyone in every store
  • absolutely loves being dirty. she could spend all day outside digging in the dirt and playing in roo's water bowl
this list could go on and on. we love you sweet Mila, you are the light of our life, our dream come true!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

and now we wait: part 2

embryo transfer was a success! i have two embryos in my belly, floating around looking for a comfy spot. hopefully they've found exactly the best spot because it's going to be a long 9 months!

and now we wait until next wednesday for the pregnancy test. this is going to be the longest wait of my life. i am not a waiter. i take a pregnancy test every day for two weeks. that is just me. good thing i married a patient man who waits.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

and now we wait: part 1

yesterday could have been the longest day of my life. a 12 hour trip. left at 8 am, got home at 8 pm. and all of it but about 3 hours was driving. ew. how do you live in LA? that is the question. 45 minutes to go through 3 green lights. really. awful. boss man handled it wonderfully while i was yelling at him, ok, not yelling, but loudly suggesting, he move over, then move back, drive slower, no drive faster, stoppppp!!!!!! that is how most of the drive to Beverly Hills went. home was much better.

we arrived at the ART center to have my eggs retrieved and i immediately was in tears. what if i ovulated early? what if i don't wake up? these feelings are probably normal but i am a worrier. boss calls me wcs-worst case scenario. and thats all i did the entire way there. from the moment i woke up. wcs. sorry lover :( well i woke up and the procedure went great. i even got some lovely pain meds that knocked me right out for a quick nap!

7 eggs were retrieved and doc called me this morning to inform me that 6 were healthy and 4, maybe 5, were healthy growing embryos!!! i have 6 children. ha. that is so wild. i have one amazing little girl at home (napping thank god) and 5 little embryo babies growing in Beverly Hills. ahhh life is good. let's just hope they don't get used to that lifestyle while they enjoy their 5 night stay in the posh ART center....

we head back down next Wednesday for the embryo transfer. he will pick the healthiest two embryos to transfer and then we get to come home! a week and half after that we will take a pregnancy test and pray to the gods, old and new (do you watch game of thrones?), that i am pregnant (with twins!) ssshhhh, don't tell boss that i am hoping for two :) he may faint. 

part 2 after Wednesday !