anna and i got very, very lucky. it was my birthday weekend. we had a nifty cryo tank in our living room and my body was saying "go!". march 7th we did our thing -wink wink- and one year later we have a squealing, wiggling 3 month old.
we weren't expecting to get pregnant on our first try. we were keeping our hopes low/realistic. most couples need to try a few times. march was intended to be our practice month. see how things work. but when i felt little cramps following our first IVI, i felt hopeful. when i got nauseous driving behind a diesel truck 7 days later, i was optimistic. when my acupuncturist said my pulse was slippery (a pregnancy indicator), i got excited. i was trying to be level-headed, but man... waiting to test was torture.
that was the best birthday weekend of my adult life (slumber parties with pizza and scary movies win out for childhood). not to say that my birthday dinner last night wasn't awesome :)
this post has taken me 4 days to write. i've forgotten most of what i was going to say. damn. need to work on that memory. i'll do some quick bullets and try to remember as i go.
-arden is spinning around in her pack n play on her back. it's funny. we put her down length-wise, then we go back and she's rotated 90 or 180 degrees.
-she i also rolling side to side. i think if she didn't have a big cloth diapered butt she might roll all the way over.
-we are trying to remember to do tummy-time everyday. usually i do it on the changing table before i put on her diaper. she's usually happiest then. plus it's so cute to see her wrinkly butt :)
-she is talking up a storm. my mom loves to hear her in the background when we're on the phone. but if i put the phone in front of arden, she stops. she gets interested in grabbing the phone and playing with it. she actually hung up on my sister yesterday. so funny.
-arden does the same thing with the camera. i think we have a techie on our hands.
-she has definitely figured out how to bring things to her mouth. she loves to gnaw on everything.
-we are still struggling a bit with naps. well, really we're struggling with getting her to sleep in her crib for naps. she often snaps awake when we set her down. you should see me. i get her to sleep in my arms, then i ssllooowllly lower her into the crib. i am so careful. no jostling. i am half in the crib so i try to gradually pull myself away from her without her noticing. sigh, we'll get it sometime. right? :)
-she did sleep for 2 1/2 hours yesterday... in my arms. oh well i got to read a lot. i was being lazy yesterday since it was my b-day anyways. :)
that's about all i can think of for now. we had family style love over for dinner this past sunday. it was a lot of fun. i think stella and arden will be best friends. i'll post proof of this as soon as i download from my camera.
hope everyone is doing peachy out there. i love hearing from all my readers -hint hint, nudge nudge- :)
oh and she loves sitting with her buddy, olive!