Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time Management.

I suck!

I'm such a laid back person who moves with the wind that this whole time management thing that I'm now having to force myself into, well, I suck at it! When baby's awake I want to play with her and cuddle and stare at her every little bit of her. When she's asleep, I want to hold her and snuggle as she is growing up way too quickly! I don't want to put her down or step away from her to clean or cook or pay attention to the dogs... That's horrible, I know. Waiting for so long for these moments that I don't want to lose a second! Can't I just hire a maid??? No, no I can't.

So a quick update-

We're no longer moving to Florida. Instead, we have purchased a house here in Missouri and I'm breaking myself away to pack as we close December 13!!!! We're super excited to be settled. To unpack these boxes we have saved to use over our last several moves and finally throw these suckers away!!! I'm super excited to decorate, especially HER room! I'm excited that this house is plenty big enough for us to grow into, God willing. I'm excited to finally have an address and be at it longer than a year. I'm excited that this will finally be OUR house. Excited to have that tax write off back too! :-) So it's been and will continue to be busy for us until after the holidays I'm sure. Heck, isn't it that way for everyone?!

Baby girl is now a month old! Where has time gone!?!? We love her more and more each and every day! Our house is so full of love, if you're needing some come on over and you'll get your fill! :-) We took her on her one month birthday and she had gained 4 ounces and grew 1 3/4 inches in two weeks. She's down to 11th percentile for weight and up to 78th percentile for height. Nice. Tall and skinny like her uncles is the prediction. Dr is happy with her progress and says to keep doing what we're doing...

So in the hopes that I get this mommy/wife thing down soon, anyone have any tips to share??? :-) My hat goes off to all single parents... I do not know how you do it! Charles and I make a great team, not sure how we would do if just one or the other full time though! Thankfully it's been Thanksgiving time and we've had three Thanksgiving meals for us so leftovers have been amazing. Sadly, those are coming to an end so I must start cooking again and not sure when/how I'll fit that in!

And lastly but not least important! Cookbooks are for sale at http://www.loststorkfoundation.org/ for $10 + shipping! They would make a great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer if you're looking. :-)

Baby girl waking up so must go feed her. See. All I did was write a blog post. Didn't do laundry, shower, clean kitchen, vacuum, let out dogs, or anything else on my to-do list like I should have! Ah!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Slapped in the face!

Not literally. Just frustrating that infertility seems to creep up and try to steal all joy.

I sit here with my two week old daughter whom we could not imagine our life without. Thousands of dollars wasted on all those negative home pregnancy tests, ovulation predictor kits, Doctor appointments, ultrasounds, blood work, herbs, vitamins, pills, and shots all worth it for her. Yet infertility has a way of creeping in and bringing back all the flood of emotions with a simple check of the mailbox.

A letter from our insurance company. The same insurance company we switched to at the beginning of the year although more expensive, just for the fantastic infertility coverage it offered. Inside this envelope, typed in black and white, were the words I did not want to read the most...

Infertility related medications {pills and injectibles}, monitoring for infertility related treatments, or any infertility related treatments themselves were no longer being covered.

:-( My heart sank. Yes we love our Madelyn and at this exact moment are not moving forward with treatments but hope to start trying to conceive a sibling for Maddie once my period arrives {exclusively breastfeeding on demand until six ish months} but won't start treatments until she weans. That's not the point though. It's the knowledge that insurance is no longer our "back up". We will have to save and fork over the big bucks for a single try.

ARGH! Infertility sucks!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cookbooks via web!

I am excitedly announcing the new website for Lost Stork Foundation is now LIVE!!! :-) Check it out and let me know what you think! And while you're there, you can purchase a cookbook too!

www.loststorkfoundation.org