Exciting Family News

YES!!! It’s FINALLY happened and the news is out.... 

After a year of trying with months full of fertility drugs and two failed IUI's...the 3rd IUI worked! (3rd times a charm I guess)

We are beyond excited!
NOW you all know why I have been MIA for the past 3 months.

I have been SUPER sick with bouts of nausea; I can’t keep anything down, no matter what I eat.  With NO ENERGY...like seriously NONE...I have found myself sleeping most of the days, while I watch my house fall apart little by little! UGH...on top of all that I had bronchitis and went through 2 rounds of antibodies. As you can imagine it’s been a hard 3 months.  My only salvation is the time Brett can help me with the house and watching the kids while also working.  
Brett has been a big help through it all.

My symptoms did let up a bit around week 9 but came back with a vengeance around week 10 1/2. 

You can imagine WHY my blog has suffered! 
I'M NO SUPER Woman ...well then again, I am making a baby from scratch so maybe I Am (wink, wink)

I’m 12 weeks along working on 13.  
Because of how long it took to even become pregnant, when I first found out, I was in a bit of denial. It didn't feel “REAL” at that point. But the longer I've been pregnant the more secure I feel.

We go in for an Ultrasound in 5 weeks I am crossing my fingers that we can take a peek at the gender. Eek!!!

Here are some FUN facts I will keep you all updated on throughout my pregnancy! And as soon as I find out the gender, I'll post about my nursery ideas that have been spinning in my head :)

How far along? 12 weeks!

Total weight gain: 5 pounds

Maternity clothes? None to show yet, but my jeans are getting a bit tight in the behind area. So I think I’ll be making a shopping trip to buy a size up. Most of my shirts still fit except for the really small ones that are tight across the chest!

Stretch marks? none to report! Though I haven't gotten any with my last 3 babies. I think the whole stretch mark thing is genetic? My mom had 6 babies without one. BUT just in case (knock on wood) I am using Palmer's Cocoa Butter! 

Sleep: I have been going to bed around 9 every night, if I could ... I would go to bed at 8. This is HUGE for me as I am a BIG TIME night owl and my average bed time was midnight. I am grateful that I am sleeping through the night and not getting up to pee. But when 5 AM comes around watch out! :)

Best moment this week: First off...I am starting to feel better! YAY! Brett also found a masters program he’s considering starting that works PERFECTLY with his work schedule and our family!! 

Miss anything? I heard that you should avoid different cheeses when you’re prego. So I have laid off of feta, but I crave it every day, WEIRD! 
ALSO...before the baby I would go and get an occasional spray tan to help with the winter blues. I haven't gone since Dec. and I feel like a chubby SNOW BALL!!!

Movement: No, I'm not far enough to know for SURE! But I SWEAR I felt something the other day???

Food cravings: sandwiches, limeade, cottage cheese, French bread, ALL FRUIT and ANYTHING SWEET! Donuts, cookies, cake etc. I also have a thing for hard candy these days like Sprees and Sweet Tarts.

Anything making you queasy or sick: MEAT!!! and sometimes just the very thought of food! I am hoping this consistent lump in my throat goes away soon.

Gender: NOT YET...Its DRIVING ME CRAZY! Though I have taken ALL of the wives tale tests. I will have to post about the results of each one! :)

Labor signs: No.

Symptoms: Hormonal acne -- face is breaking out around cheeks & jaw especially. My chest has grown a FULL cup size and they HURT!!! Some lower back pain mostly at night. 

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Happy or moody most of the time: Moody this week! And for the past 12 weeksJ

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender and feeling like myself again! 


  1. Congratulations! Wondered where you went... Looking forward to following your progress!

  2. Congrats! I have a 6 week old baby girl (my 3rd) and reading your post makes me remember all my delightful (said sarcastically) pregnancy symptoms. I sure don't miss the nausea (vomited until 22 wks) and exhaustion! It's all worth while, though right? Take care of yourself =)

  3. Congratulations! As a mama who was sick for MONTHS with all my pregnancies, I totally feel for you! Hang in there...such a wonderful reason to feel yucky.

  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Sorry you've been so sick. I hate the 1st trimester because you feel like crap and you are trying to keep it a secret, I hate faking happy when I all I want is to puke. I hope you start to have better days ahead!

  5. Congratulations to you! Rachael xo

  6. Congratulations! So exciting!

  7. Congrats! New babies are always exciting :)

  8. Wonderful news! You look fabulous! Hopefully you start feeling better soon. I love your fun facts!

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know how much you have been wanting this. Just remember, all the weird symptoms will pass and then you will have that cute little baby to hold and love!

  10. Congrats! That is wonderful! I always here that the sickness and tiredness are good signs that the pregnancy is going well. :0)

  11. Congratulations! So far your pregnancy sounds exactly like mine when I was pregnant with my daughter, Caroline. So I def think you are having a girl!

  12. Congratulations to you and your family! How exciting for all of you!
    I'm glad you are feeling better, and thanks for sharing the news. :)

  13. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You should drop by sister-in-law and I's blog www.naptimetales.com We are doing a series on pregnancy right now=) Best wishes!

  14. Heidi - I'm so happy for you guys! Can't wait to find out if we get another girl cousin or boy cousin!

  15. o i am so excited for you. you deserve the best! now i just want to know the drugs you used so hopefully maybe i wont have to do ivf again!

  16. CONGRATULATIONS to you and yours!! What a beautiful blessing. Thank you for sharing!!

  17. Congratulations!! Hopefully we will get the same news soon!! My son is still praying for a baby sister!! :)

  18. Congratulations!! Hopefully we will be getting the same news soon! My 4 year old son is still praying (and my hubby and I are too!) for a baby sister! :)

  19. Congratulations! :) Feta is A-OK as long as it's made with pasteurized milk (which it has to be in order to be sold in the US). I know this because I am a cheese-head!! I checked with my OB cause there was no way I could give up brie for 9 whole months!

  20. Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! Ok, my guess is a girl. Everything you described sounds like how I felt with both of my girs. I can't wait to hear!

  21. How Exciting!! What a wonderful blessing and joy for you your family. Congratulations!

  22. How exciting and I am glad you are feeling better. I have followed your blog for a while but just joined because I have a blog now too. I hope you will join me to read about my life as a farm girl.