Monday, January 4, 2010

What a difference a year makes 2009....2010

A year in review.... well the whole year can be summed up in a name.... Holden Liam. The year was spent creating him, our precious son.


January: We rang in the New Year in Winter Park with family & friends. I drank lots of champagne knowing fully well that I was not pregnant despite our efforts over the past long months.

February: Valentines Day.... then Hubby's birthday.... and yet another BFN, #8, (for all of you non-bumpies out there that means Big Fat Negative, as in pregnancy test) At this point I went in for fertility counseling. The plan was to attempt another cycle, get some further testing, and I was given a prescription for Clomid to try on my second upcoming cycle. At least we had some hope for the baby making process in the future.

March: My favorite holiday- St. Patricks Day! I put no real effort into this cycle assuming that we wouldn't end up pregnant until we tried the Clomid the following month. I only took one ovulation test (as opposed to one a day for the past 8 months!) I was relaxed and hopeful that we'd finally get our BFP soon...


April: little did we know that we'd be throwing that prescription for Clomid in the trash... finally after 9 months of trying those 2 pink lines appeared! BFP!! It was the best birthday present I could've asked for. I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to tell hubby. I planned a special way to tell him of the arrival of our first child and his eyes filled with tears as he scooped me up proclaiming "NO way!!!" Our year had really just begun... we told the family with special Easter baskets filled with grandma & grandpa goodies and the like. We took our annual 4 wheeling trip to Moab, a little rough with the morning sickness ha! April was all about Zofran and exhaustion.

May: I couldn't wait for the first trimester to end so that I could find relief from the morning sickness. I was already down 12 lbs despite medication... ugh these were rough weeks. To add to the sickness and misery we made a trip to watch my sisters-in-law graduate from college in South Dakota. I was 10 weeks pregnant, whoa looking back now I don't know how I survived the plane ride!

June: We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary. Hubby surprised me by taking me back to our wedding site at the exact moment that we were married one year ago... we made a time capsule and buried it under a giant pine tree at our ceremony site. Next up we got the ultrasound results of boy or girl but kept them concealed in an envelope. We planned to find out together with our entire family on the 4th of July. It was everything we had not to rip that envelope open!


July: Took a drive to Wyoming to buy fireworks, red for girl, blue for boy. A close friend would open the envelope and light the appropriate firework for us. With our entire family present we stood on the porch and watched the fireworks fill the sky with blue proclaiming that it was indeed a BOY!! It was amazing... so special... our son was on the way....

August: About half way done with the pregnancy and feeling the aches and pains, I was still waiting for the stork to bring that "second wind" of the 2nd trimester... it would never show up... I was tired, achy, and sore almost the entire duration of the pregnancy. Nursery planning and decorating was my daily life, I was constantly searching for the perfect items for him, the perfect bedding, the perfect clothes. Baby bliss...

September: My business started ramping up and with this so did the exhaustion. I was busy, really busy, and trying to get things prepared for the baby after hearing the words 30 weeks pregnant. It seemed like we were SO close... little did I know how close!


October: October was the changing point in the pregnancy. This month began with pre-term labor, I should've seen it coming, I was constantly running around like a freight train. I landed myself in labor & delivery at 32 weeks pregnant, luckily was able to stop my labor and was sent home on bedrest and medication. The next couple of weeks on bedrest sucked but I diligently rested in efforts to keep the babe baking as long as possible. When the labor scares finally passed I continued to go in for my growth ultrasounds and we were given some unexpected news. Baby H was not growing as he should be all of a sudden, he was diagnosed with IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Restriction) and our induction date was set!! Induction??!! Yea, hadn't planned on that one. We held out as long as possible, making it to 36 weeks with NST's twice a week to check in on the little guy, and the plug was pulled. Induction date was set for November 4th.


November: This is a month that will forever change our lives. Holden Liam was brought into this world on November 5th at 8:32 pm.... With that last push I was finally able to meet my baby that I'd grown inside of me for 9 months. It was the most intense, overwhelming, out of control labor and delivery that I could've imagined but worth every second. We settled in to being parents and were loving every minute of watching our son grow when I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression. Thanks to my breastfeeding medication I was thrown into PPD pretty quickly... and luckily was able to get a hold of it quickly as well.


December: We celebrated our first Christmas as a family of 3.... the happiest we've ever been despite our colicky child! The holidays went seamlessly and the newest family addition was a hit and an extra reason to celebrate for everyone. New Years rang in once again... this time I was asleep in bed and was woken up to a kiss from hubby. And I drifted off to sleep amazed at what the year had brought. Our lives have changed forever and 2010 is just the start... what a difference a year makes....

4 comments:

metta1313 said...

Just started reading your blog and I love it! I'm thinking of doing a similar post on my blog...if that's ok with you. I will totally make sure to give you props for it.

Momma Maven said...

oh thanks! Have at it, it's always nice to look back and reminisce!

metta1313 said...

Here's my version...thought you might be interested :).

http://365daysofbeing30andamommy.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Love the firework idea! I live in Wyoming!

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