Saturday, July 31, 2010

Closing in on Carter

After finding out Carter was a boy, and admitting to my Dr. and Whitney (the ultrasound girl who had been through the long journey of infertility with us), I had to start shopping obviously because I had no boy items. It's ironic though because 3 1/2 years ago I went to a consignment with my mother-in-law to shop for my nephew who was not born yet. I picked up a white bubble that looked to be handmade and put it in my closet and held onto it thinking one day I might just have a boy. It's a good thing I kept it!

My blood pressure was high my entire pregnancy so I had to be put on medicine for it. At 30 weeks the dr. took me off work and told me it was I was on limited bedrest. I didn't really ask what that was but I asked the girls at the checkout what that means. They of course asked him and it just so happened to be the week of Thanksgiving. The response they came back with was "NO shopping". I never get to shop Black Friday because of working always and I couldn't even do it now. All of you know I cheated. Amber picked me up about 10 in the Tahoe on Black Friday and we hit up Kirklands!

I did take it easy for those next few weeks and did obey every order that the dr. gave me. I was off work for the first holiday season in a long time! I missed work because Holiday Season is my favorite time of the year at work. So much to execute, time crunch, and it only lasts like 5 weeks.

The next 9 weeks seemed to fly by. I'll continue later at 35 weeks.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thinking Carter was a girl

I thought I was having a girl only because I kept finding all these great buys on little girl things. I am in a different Belk store every day and I would find little play clothes for $1 and just couldn't pass it up. I think that was the thing that convinced me it was a girl.

The first time we saw Carter and heard his heartbeat was at 6 weeks. I remember telling the nurse Christine to convince Corey it was a girl. I guess I just wanted a girl. Little bows and dresses and sandals just seemed so fun at the time.

Needless to say, Carter was a boy. I cheated and had Alisha do my ultrasound early so that I would know before the Girlfriend's beach trip. The first little boy thing I bought was at the Wharf in Orange Beach. He just wore it last week and I could barely fit it over his head. Poor thing.

I told Corey on the way home from the hospital that I wanted all boys. Forget the girls!

My next post will be longer I promise. And this is all I can remember about thinking it was a girl.. :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The journey to Carter

Since Carter is almost 6 months and I am new to blogging I guess I will go back and write about "before" Carter.

It wasn't that I didn't want children but I always knew that I could be happy without them. We could always pick up and go on a weekend trip, come home late, just do whatever we pleased. Corey wanted a baby from DAY 1, so I knew I was not going to get out of this very easy:) After being married about 2 1/2 years we decided it was probably the time to start a family. I knew I was going to have a hard time getting pregnant anyway and really thought I might never be able to.

My doctor started my fertility treatment in July 2008. After 4 months of clomid, 2 months of clomid w/Menopur injections, 3 months Menopur injections alone, and 1 month of Femara w/Menopur inejctions WE WERE PREGNANT!!! Thanks to a fantastic OBGYN and Huntsville Reproductive Medicine!! It was a long journey but I think Corey and I appreciate doctors and their expertise more everyday because of it.

I remember the day we found out we were pregnant. It was a Sunday afternoon the first weekend in May (I think). We had been watching the Duggar family (which Corey despises) and had watched their oldest son and his wife talk about how they found out they were pregnant. Well we needed to go to Sams for paper towels and for anyone that knows me I hate to be out of PAPER TOWELS!! Corey jumped in the shower and I just decided it would be funny to take a preg test and set it on the sink (like the Duggars) . I told Corey to just tell me what it said. About 10 minutes later he came into the living room and said "I think you need to take another one" I kept asking why and he just said come look. The funniest part is he didn't have his contacts in and said he had to look at the stick like 5 times to make sure he was reading it right!! haha We were pregnant. WOW!

So we didn't want to tell our families just yet. But I was DYING to tell somebody. I decided to tell my friend Brandi (since she gave me those Menopur injections EVERY night and Kaylee and Laynee begged her to let them give them to me. NO THANK YOU girls! ) and made Corey tell her husband Jeremy. The rule was we were only allowed to tell 1 person each. Well the next weekend we were out of town for my friend Amybeth's birthday in Nashville. Gabe, AmyB, Corey and I had dinner and we gave Amybeth a card and told her she was going to be an AUNT!! She cried and we had a great weekend. Remember-families still don't know yet!

One more week and we told our parents and grandparents with receiving blankets that were embroidered with "Grandbaby Richardson and Great-Grandbaby Richardson". Carter sleeps with one every night.

The secret was out finally, everybody was ecstatic, and I just knew it was a GIRL.. TO BE CONTINUED

Friday, July 16, 2010

First Blog

So I am totally new to this Blogging thing but thought it might help me even though I try to keep a journal of everything going on because as people say "TIME FLIES WHEN YOU HAVE CHILDREN".

I am a little sad that I have not started this sooner but we will see how it goes. Carter's Grandaddy bought him a toy today and it was his first Elmo. My friend Melia said "don't ever get them started on Elmo or you will never get rid of Elmo". I hope this is not the beginning to something that will not end until he is 5. He does love it however and pulls it over his face and giggles.

Over the past few weeks Carter has decided that when he wakes up in the mornings or from a nap that he plays and talks to himself for a little while before actually crying for Corey or I to come get him. I walked in there yesterday morning and he had both feet in the air playing. I love it. I will post a pic later.

It's hard to believe 2 years ago we thought we may never have babies and now we are blessed with the most precious little boy. What was life like without this little angel?

I hope this blog helps me remember the little things I may forget in the future.