I miss you guys!

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I miss you guys!
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Thu, 04-21-2011 - 2:29am

Hello Ladies!

I just wanted to pop in and say "hi"-- see how you all are doing and send out some baby dust. April 20th is the day I found out I was pregnant, and I'm feeling a little nostalgic.

Matthew and Hailey are doing amazing...this really is the greatest adventure I could have ever experienced. They are 4 and a half months old now, and the best things that have ever happened to me. Matthew is 14 lbs 2 oz and Hailey is 12 lbs 2 oz. They are turning into little people, and have started actually noticing one another. Hailey's newest thing that she loves is to "screech"-- it's not really a yell, not really a scream, but it's a happy sound and she does it when she gets really excited. Matthew is a quiet soul, very observant-- the silent type. He only cries if he is really serious about it, but he is generally easily amused and will smille through tears often. We are very blessed-- they have regulated themselves to a pretty decent sleep schedule and generally sleep through the night. They go down about 7pm and stay asleep til about 5am. The big move happens this week, into their own room and separate cribs, so we'll see how this affects the current pattern....

Hailey has blazed her way into "food"-- so far, her faves are peas and sweet potatoes. Matthew shows no interest, although I offer every few days. I know he'll start when he's ready. For now, he just sits and watches sister when she eats. There is a running joke in the house that he's afraid that the boob will go away if he jumps on board, and he's definitely a boob baby. :)

As for me, I am still trying to adjust to the stay at home mom thing. It is the most incredible blessing I could have hoped for, but it is a challenge for me, as this is the first time in my adult life that I have not held a full time job. Having 2 babies and keeping them happy is definitely not hard, it's just a lot of work...I'm alone with them about 50 hours a week. To try and keep my sanity, I've decided to start training for a half marathon. I'm excited, and it's nice to have something thats just for me.

I hope you ladies are doing AMAZING.....keep your heads up on your journeys, the payoff is remarkable, and it really is worth every single second of agony and tears. I still pray for all of you and you come to my mind often. Every time I have a moment of frustration or fear or second guessing, I remind myself that there are women in this world that would give anything to have those frustrations, fears or moments of self doubt-- and I take a moment and pray that you all will "graduate" soon.

I've attached a couple of recent pictures for your viewing pleasure.

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Registered: 06-15-2010
Tue, 04-26-2011 - 10:40am

Rachael - It's wonderful to hear from you!

Robin

Mom to 2-year old twin boys, Dawson & Devin

TTC #3

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Fri, 04-22-2011 - 4:30pm
Rachael, so glad to hear that you and the babies are doing so well. You worked incredibly hard to bring them safely in to the world and I am thrilled that they are such good little ones for you. April is nostalgic for me as well, next week marks the one year anniversary of the ET that brought us Mr Sebastian. I am impressed you have started solids, I am dreading that chat at the 4 month ped appointment because that is going to come up. For now, we just stick with the boob and bottles at daycare only. Lots of luck with the room move. We're not letting the peanut out of our room for a while...we like having him nearby!

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 12:27pm

They are adorable!!!

Thanks for posting. It's always so good to here from graduates. It keeps us all going and reminds us why we keep running this roller coaster race!!

-Jamie

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Registered: 01-03-2010
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 11:34am

Hi Rachael,

So great to hear from you!

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Registered: 04-12-2010
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 8:11pm

Oh they are SO adorable!!!!! I love hearing from the graduates. It certainly sounds like you have a fun and full life. I am glad you are able to stop by.

Dixie

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

TTC since April 2009

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Thu, 04-21-2011 - 9:00am

oh my goodness rachael they are so cute ! and little chubby babys too so awesome. i remember waiting and waiting every week to hear if they were okay im so glad to see theyre thriving. my little miracle isnt quite 6 months old now and i couldnt agree with what you said more it was def all worth it. So glad to hear from you and as always i 2nd the baby dust to everyone !

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Registered: 07-24-2008
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 2:33am

One of the pictures didn't post-- trying again!

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