Friday, September 25, 2009

Ella wants to be in a Baby Gap ad!!

Can you please help her out?!? You just need to hit vote (on all the pictures) and register. It seriously takes about 60 seconds to register. Adam, Ella, and I would appreciate the votes and if you can forward the link off to everyone you know that would be great! Thanks!

https://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/christakim32/432979764/


https://family.go.com/gapcastingcall/entries/christakim32/392979942/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AND the pain is ON!! And other happenings..

This morning was the first real day of pain, CD13 and I feel like my stomach is going to explode from all the bloat. I'm breaking out pretty badly, I woke up with a huge cyst under my arm that is fairly painful, not sure if that's from the Clomid too, but it's never happened before.
To add insult to injury, I have to sit at training for 6.5 hours and it's till 11pm, so I'm almost falling asleep in my chair because Ella gets up at 6am, so by the time I get home, I'm really only getting about 6 hours of broken sleep. This week could not end fast enough. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I have to work 5-midnight. I'm going to be no good throughout the day. Ella is such a good toddler, I couldn't ask for better, but I'm sure she could ask for a more awake, playful mommy. Can you tell I'm STRESSED!?! I'm probably crazy to want to add another baby to the mix.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ella's One Year Stats

We went to the pedi for Ella's one year well appointment today. She got three shots, none of which were the flu shot because they don't have those in yet. She got her MMR, chickenpox, and Hep B. She was NOT a happy camper. I felt awful as the tears rolled down her face.
In more happy news, Ella is doing great, she is 29.5 inches tall and 20lbs 2oz. She is in the 50th percentile for height and 25th for weight. Our new pedi is wonderful and had no concerns about her weight.
Her eyes were checked again and she saw no cross eyedness whatsoever and told me to just keep an "eye" on it. The doctor said to give her some milk of magnesia to help with her bowel issues that I haven't addressed in this blog, but she has a hard time getting her poops out. It involves a lot of screaming and pain for Ella. I feel so helpless when it happens because there is nothing I can do besides give her a suppository which isn't comfortable for her either.
Adam and I are very thankful and grateful that we have a happy, healthy one year old:)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

On Clomid And Fearing The Pain

Adam and I decided to try a couple of rounds of Clomid before we try more drastic measures in an effort to try for number 2. Haven't really noticed the side effects yet, but I'm also only on day 4 of taking it. Tomorrow is the last day and really, I'm not sure when I'm going to ovulate this cycle because Clomid can make those who ovulate on time (but weak) ovulate later like on CD 17 or 18.
A warning to everyone I know, stay away from me from day 14-18 because the pain is going to be bad, or at least it was last time. ............
I will keep updating with symptoms as they persist!

A Blogger Got Me Thinking

So one of my blogging friends has gotten pregnant (yay!!!! I'm so excited for her) and she has decided to keep her blog the way it is, about endo and her struggles with it. She is going to make another blog about pregnancy as not to offend or hurt anyone who is having a difficult time getting pregnant. I had put a lot of thought about whether or not I should do that with this blog, not just for that reason, but also because it tends to get confusing about what I'm blogging about. Trying to conceive number 2, endo, and lots about Ella. But what about those people who come to read about endo or just come to read about Ella?? I'm taking a vote and would really like to hear your honest opinion. I'm re-evaluating this situation as we try to conceive number 2 and really really don't want to hurt anyone's feelings especially those having problems with number 1. I would like some honest input!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birthday To You!!

Here are some pictures of Ella's first birthday!! We all had a great time:)

Ella's Got Some New PJ's