He is here! After 44 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing, and some complications…we had a 7 pound 10 oz little boy! AND we are all HOME! To top it all off, Michael William has a very special birthday–September 21, 2018 (I’ll explain later!). Stay tuned for some ADORABLE (if I do say so […]
Hello Wednesday! Don’t worry, it’s still Alaina!
Today’s post is all about the facelift you are currently looking at (and maybe just realizing)!
The changes may be small, but the new facelift is my personal refresh button and I’m VERY excited! Head over to the post and let me know what you think!
Hello, bonus post!
I’m in full nesting mode and was really struggling with how to keep the house relatively clean and tidy so that we can all function better within it’s walls. I personally have a love/hate relationship with cleaning for one entire day every week. I get very overwhelmed, I lose the entire day, and I don’t think it’ll work once the baby is here.
So I prioritized, tracked, and planned out a daily/weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly routine. HOPEFULLY, we will be able to enjoy ourselves and our house more with this routine. Here goes: Operation Clean!
Also, with this bonus post comes some bonus material! I made our routines into downloadable, printable PDF files.
By now you know, we are pregnant! And if you didn’t, well…SURPRISE! Now that we are through the first trimester, here’s a recap of the beginning of our wild ride!
Another long break means a lot of information and/or events that kept me too busy to write. But here I am; ready to talk about it…The good, the bad, the incredibly frustrating!
Today was Cycle Day 3 which means testing, testing, and more testing. As excited as we were to start this process, I was grossly unprepared for the effects. Fingers crossed that we won’t have to repeat this day for quite a while!
The day before Thanksgiving, we had our first second-opinion doctor’s appointment. We decided to go with this doctor and say NO to IVF … December is shaping up to be an incredibly busy month with loads of testing scheduled around the holidays!
Our first doctor appointment was pretty positive and pretty overwhelming. We received more information that we could’ve imagined and knew what to do with and were given a map of what will happen next. (Finally a real, check-the-boxes plan!) Now, we just need to decide what that next step will actually be: IVF or a different doctor.
After 3 miscarriages, you would think that I’d have experienced a complication or two, but I haven’t (luckily)…until now. Thank you miscarriage #4, I so appreciate that (hint of sarcasm)! Luckily, there were some answers and a little silver lining.
I’m finally getting around to writing out how the September Shelf Shopping Challenge ended. Spoiler Alert: We hit our goal! Leave with only snacks on our trip!