Saturday, January 21, 2012

THE APPOINTMENT-midwife/birthing center

Yesterday, Ben and I had our pre-conception appointment with the midwife at the birthing center. All of this is a bit overwhelming, but we are ready for it. We talked about our family medical histories and what steps/tests we should take, etc. We learned a lot. It was a lot to take in.

Some of the suggestions that the midwife suggested to me, to prepare my body for pregnancy are:

`quit smoking. (well obviously)
`eat more protein and fiber, and less carbs.
`walk 1 hour per day.
`take the pre-natal vitamins as directed.
`take the vitamin D supplements as directed.
`drink 3 liters of water per day (this is going to be a huge one for me, as I like my Dr Pepper)
`sleep well (anyone who knows me, knows I don't sleep)
`research/read about some of the genetic testing that has been recommended due to our family medical histories.
`last but not least, get to baby making.

So obviously, I have a few major changes ahead of me. Mentally, I am trying to process all of this and make it work for me physically.

I could use some support and any helpful information, recipes, etc. from our family and friends.

We could both also use the prayers right now. For guidance, patience, strength, and love.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday (1)

Today I am teaming up with Curious Georgi
(don't forget to go link up if you join us)

and Home is Where the Heart is

for Thankful Thursday. You should join us!

Today I am thankful for....

1. my lab work coming back with everything normal except my Vitamin D levels.

2. my amazing husband who took off work to go to my appt with me next week so we can experience this as a couple.

3. for my amazing family (and by family, I also mean some friends that I consider family). even though they irritate the hell out of me sometimes, I still can't live with out them.

4. to have a job with co-workers that I have become really good friends with.

5. that Ben and I agreed to take a "marriage" class at Church. I am excited to learn the correct biblical way for marriage, and to meet couples to continue our journey with.

What are you thankful for?

Friday, January 6, 2012

And it begins……TTC post

Ben and I decided before we got married that we wanted to TTC (try to conceive) right away. TMI? Probably, but I want to document our adventure here so that we can look back on it someday. Like a diary, if you will. :)

Anyway, back in July and August, I did some routine blood work at my primary care doctor. This lead us to find an abnormal parathyroid, several vitamin deficiencies, and sky rocketed triglycerides. My doctor recommended that I see an endocrinologist to find out why/what was going on. Since Ben and I were marrying in a few months, my doctor and I agreed that we should wait to see specialists until I was able to be added on Ben’s insurance with better coverage. So we waited.

Yesterday, I went in to get the process rolling again. Today, I got blood drawn for all of the lab work that is being re-run to make sure I have correct numbers should I need to see a specialist. Fun times. (not!). Blood work results should be back next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me, k?

Back to the TTC topic…..I have always wanted to do an all natural child birth with a midwife, and Ben is supporting this 100%. We have a pre-conception appointment coming up in the next few weeks. To say I am a little overwhelmed, nervous, and scared would be an exaggeration. I am also EXTREMELY excited to begin this process. It’s a very personal choice, I realize that, and it’s not for everyone, but I think I can do it.

So, my questions are, has anyone done the midwife/birthing center route? Do you recommend it? or no? Any stories you would like to share? I need details people!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

These are my confessions!

Today I am linking up with E at

you should join us!

I confess that I am proud of myself for making some good goals for 2012 and already making the steps to achieve them.

I confess that I am incredibly happy that it is Wednesday and not Tuesday. I love short work weeks.

I confess that Ben and I celebrated our 1 month wedding anniversary yesterday with a date night at the movies to see War Horse.

I confess that something inside me has changed since I said those vows. Not sure I am ready to discuss it completely, but there is definitely a change.

I confess I am excited to see what 2012 brings us.

what about you? what do you confess?

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year Resolutions

I have been thinking about New Year resolutions for a few weeks now and trying to decide if/what I want to do.

Well this year, I have decided to just make some changes/adjustments/upgrades in my life.

~make my marriage and my husband come before all others in my life. He and our marriage is my number one priority.
~get back into Church. I have let myself fall out of touch with God lately, and that has to change.
~blog more often. I really slacked on blogging this year.
~party/drink less.
~be healthy enough to have a baby.
~save money.
~read more.
~do more craft projects as gifts and home decor

What are you doing for resolutions?