Friday, August 13, 2010

TTC prep

Posted by Andria at 7:02 PM 2 comments
Ever since we decided as a family that we were ready for baby #2, I've taken some steps to making my body as "baby ready" as I can. Some of it has NOT been easy, but if I can do it for my baby then I will. I'm glad to have this chance because with Aizlynn, I had no real time to prepare for anything since she was our surprise baby. I did what most women do and started to take prenatal vitamins once I found out which, hey, better than nothing right? This time round I can do a bit more and a bit earlier.
This time I started taking supplements over a month ago and even had a good cleanse before that. The hardest thing for me was...... GIVING UP COFFEE (duhn duhn duuuuuuhhhn)! Anyone who knows me personally would be shocked at this little fact. I was severely and majorly addicted to coffee. It got so bad that I was up to between 4 and 6 cups a day! Its been a blessing in disguise because I was getting heart palpitations every so often, so I really needed to stop. I decided to go cold turkey (since I'm hardcore like that) and suffered some crazy withdrawal! Shakes, migraines, anxiety, fatigue ,it was horrible but I'm glad I did it now rather than get pregnant and THEN have to go through that. Needless to say, I've found a new best friend in my herbal teas so life is good once again :)
Physically, Ive been very active. I do exercises regularly either way so its not a big difference. I just increased it a little. Gotta prepare my body for the marathon ya know. Plus I read that regular exercise can help with fertility so why not!
My ovulation phase has come and gone for the month. DH and I tried to use our time as "wisely" as possible! Now its just a waiting game. Every day I feel a tiny cramp here and there and I'll convince myself that its due to implantation when it could be any number of things!LOL Today Ive been bloated all day and DH caught me lifting up my shirt and looking in the mirror. He just giggled ;) In fact, recently when we were saying grace at the table (something we're trying to make a habit out of) DH prayed that God would bless us and help our family to grow. It made me so emotional! I should be able to take a test in the next 10 days, so I'll keep you all posted. Fingers crossed! Please pray for us and send baby dust my way :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Six Years of Joy

Posted by Andria at 5:15 PM 1 comments

I just had to write a post about my sweet little gift from God, Aizlynn. Six years ago today, after two days of long labor, at 7:56pm, Aizlynn Marie came into our lives and has changed us for the better. From the moment I held her in my arms up to the present day she has continued to awe and inspire me. She makes me want to be better. She gives me the strength to carry on when and I want to give up. She doesn't even know it ;) This child is incredibly bright and I would dare say she's wise at times. She's extremely passionate and hates injustice (like her mama:) I love how she is not tainted, she doesn't discriminate, she's always hopeful, she's full of love, she sees the rainbow hiding in the clouds when all I can see sometimes is rain. Her smile makes me smile, her laugh is contagious and her presence is blissful. We're just so in love with her. Aizlynn is one of the few good things left in this world and I am privileged to be her mother. Happy birthday my sweet, precious girl....We love you