Friday, August 31, 2012

The difference 1 hour can make...

Yesterday when my husband came home for lunch this is what I looked like...
I know, aren't they great photos... totally flattering (or not!)
One hour later when I returned home so my dear husband could get back to work. Something was different...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

We've been keeping busy...

So besides staring at a cute baby (photos at the end...), and trying to spend some time with my other son, what has been keeping me away from blogging? Well, I'll tell you. Let's start with the fact that the first 4 weeks of our little one's life have been eventful! We've been to the doctor every week since he's been born!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PCOS and Pregnancy

That joyous moment has arrived - the pregnancy test is positive (whether it is the first test you've taken, or the tenth...) If this is your first pregnancy, you likely buy a book about pregnancy that details everything that happens, scour the internet for information or sign up for a weekly email to find out what is happening inside you. Perhaps you do all 3! If you have PCOS, you may also research how PCOS affects pregnancy, or you may have already done that while trying to conceive... 

What you find out is not encouraging... 

Friday, August 17, 2012

PCOS and Infertility

So you've reached that point in your life when you decided to have a baby. You and your significant other try and try and try to have a baby, but to no avail. Month after month the pregnancy test comes back negative... you may or may not have a visit from 'Aunt Flo', because some of you have never had a regular menstrual cycle in your whole life (at least not for more than a few months at a time!) Finally, you decide to go see a doctor. During that first visit or maybe a few visits down the road, you are given a diagnosis of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Honestly, you probably have not even heard of PCOS, or you may know a friend of a friend who has been diagnosed with it, but haven't really given it a second thought.

You get home from your doctor visit and scour the internet for information about what this thing you have really is... The more you learn the more you realize that all these seemingly unrelated symptoms actually relate! You also may learn that you may be able to have a baby after all. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Shredded Pork Enchiladas

When our first son was born, I had made some pre-made freezer meals - you know, just pull out and bake. Mainly because I'd heard it was a good idea... also because hubby and I don't particularly like the pre-made store bought frozen meals (except the really expensive ones that were out of the budget as he was still in grad school!). So I knew I needed to stock up our freezer this time as well... and may have gone a bit overboard, but I am enjoying spending time with my two sons instead of cooking every day! ;).

We left the hospital Sunday afternoon and were home by mid-afternoon. We pulled this out of our deep freeze so it could thaw a bit (and not have to cook as long). I was so glad to have home-made food instead of the hospital food that they gave us! Let's just say, I'm not a fan of hospital food... although with our first son, the hospital food was better (and they had a menu in the room so I got to order what I wanted... not so much this time - of course the whole in-patient part of our hospital here would fit in the Family Birth Center in the first hospital!) These enchiladas tastes absolutely divine after 2 days in the hospital!

(And just in case you're wondering, we're all doing well. A little sleep deprived, but that's to be expected!  Most of this post was finished before our son was born... with the exception of the baked product photos and the previous two paragraphs.)
Shredded Pork Enchiladas 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Labor Take 2-Part 2

After our last experience in going to the hospital, I'd had a few more times where I was almost ready to go... actually Tuesday (24th) I stayed up until 1:30ish (okay so that was the 25th - technically) and decided that it was actually labor and got pretty much everything ready to go and that's when the contractions started to die down, just a bit. However I decided that if I laid down they'd either go away or get stronger again. 2 hours later I woke up and decided that they were dying down. We had an OB appointment that day and I had actually dilated another centimeter, so perhaps those contractions the night before were the reason. Our doctor said that they'd have kept me if I would have went in the night before... However I'm glad that I got some sleep that night!

Again if you're not into birth stories, seriously skip this post!