Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Davis at 15 months

I took Davis to the pediatrician today.  We did not have shots, because he has a cold and an ear infection.  However, it was still very traumatic.  Being naked and having a big guy poking you all over is no fun!  Thankfully, we had Grandma to help out with the wrestling match.  But, here are the stats:
Weight--24 pounds 7 ounces--73%
Height--31 1/2 inches--60%
Head circumference--20 inches--99%

So, yes, this child still has an enormous head!  To be expected from the genes he has on both sides.

Davis is a lot of fun right now.  Here are some funny things about him.
  • He has certain "tasks" that need to be done every day.  One is emptying out his toy basket.  And another is emptying out the tupperware cupboard that I have open for him.  He knows right where it is, and is intimately aware of everything it contains.  Hence, it is organized differently every single night.
  • He has an obsession with how things sound if you drop them in certain places.  It is the funniest thing to see him take a toy to the tile to see how it will sound when he drops it there.  This gives him great joy.
  • He loves anything electronic.  iPads, computers, surge protectors, anything.  In fact, he really loves to play with the surge protector in our room, even if it is covered by blankets (which it usually is when he gets to it).
  • He is walking, almost full time.  The word that I would use to describe the walk is definitely "toddling."  So, yes, he is surely a toddler.
  • Words that he knows: more, mama, dada, grandpa, yeah
  • We are working on the concept that when you drop things, you don't get to play with them or feed yourself any more.  This is especially difficult since he loves to hear how things sound when you drop them.
  • He is learning how to play with others.  We have been playing with other kids, such as his friend Alvin, and he is getting away from the "parallel play" idea:
We sure do love this little boy!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My project

This was a project that was supposed to be done in January.  But, alas, we are almost done with February and it just got finished.  For my birthday, I got stuff from my parents to make drapes for the living room.  With a LOT of help from my mom, this is the final product:

I learned a lot while doing this project.  Namely:
  • Like I said, my mom is amazing.  Could not have done it without her.
  • I have never been, and never will be, a perfectionist.  I try.  Hard.  But it's just not in me!
  • Handling this much fabric is easier when there are two people involved.  Thanks, Chris, for your help!
  • Even through the blood, sweat, and tears (there honestly were all three!), I feel very accomplished.
  • I honestly do not know how people could do this without pleater tape.  Seriously.  I could barely do it with pleater tape!
  • I CAN do something I put my mind to.
  • I am not sewing again for a long, long, long time.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Faith and Prayers needed

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to be a mom.  When I was really little, that was all I wanted.

I didn't get married until I was 27 years old.  So I decided on . . . other things . . . that I wanted too.  But most of all, I still wanted to be a mom.

Soon after we were married, we decided to stop using birth control.  I thought that this would immediately result in having a baby.

A little over two years later, and with the help of a doctor and in vitro fertilization, we finally had Davis.

After he was born, we did not go on any sort of birth control.  The hope was that we would be able to have a baby without help.

We were wrong.

I had an appointment with the fertility doctor on Wednesday.  Because he was sick, he was not able to make the trip from Sandy.  I honestly went through times where I wondered if it was even worth it, because our plan was to do IVF in April or May, because ALL of our birthdays are in November or December, and we didn't want another one.  The doctor called us on Wednesday morning and told us about all the tests that we had just done.  I told him our plan to do in vitro later, and he said that he would not recommend it.

My FSH level was too high.  He said that the chances that I will get pregnant are small, and the chances that I would be able to carry without a miscarriage are even smaller.

He did say, however, that he would do in vitro if we wanted to pay for it.  He said that ultimately, it is not his decision whether we have a baby or not.  He realizes that there is a power greater than him that will make it happen if it needs to happen.

So, we went to my parents' house.  We told my mom what he said.  She called my dad, and we decided to go with the in vitro, even though the doctor doesn't think it will work.

A week from tomorrow, I will start the in vitro.  The medicine is ordered from England.  The paperwork is signed.  The whole thing is paid for (by my wonderful parents).  So, here we go!

A miracle happened almost exactly 10 years ago.  I am alive.  We need your faith and prayers to help bring another miracle to happen too.  Thank you.