Friday, April 27, 2012

Doctor Doctor...

Uggh!! Why oh why is my body so jacked up? I think somewhere deep inside, I thought that if I had a "normal" pregnancy that somehow my body would just snap into where it should be. HA! Not this ole body.
I have done everything I know to change my day in and day out to help with my PCOS. I have lowered my sugar intake, my carbs..ect. I've been on weight watchers since September, and lost 51 pounds. I am officially three pounds lighter than I was on my wedding day, and with just seven pounds to go... I will weigh what I did when I was 17 years old.
Unfortunately, I don't think any of that has helped my symptoms. But that's okay... I feel so much healthier, and just better in general.
One thing I've been told a million times about PCOS is that symptoms can improve by losing just 10% of your body weight. They also say by losing that ten percent, you could become fertile >.< ha! ;)
Speaking of which...I had an extremely vivid dream a few weeks back that I was pregnant. Not only did I have the dream and wake up in a panic...when I fell back asleep, I had the same exact dream again. This dream was SO convincing that I went out and bought pregnancy tests. Whew! This was one time that I wasn't so disappointed to see that lonely one line on the result screen.
I had to call Dr.Garcia's office (let me just say...when you have a doctor that is a private practice... they are not easy to get in touch with!) last week with some (what I thought) major issues with my birth control. By the time I convinced myself to call the office, I had also convinced myself that I may possibly have something more than PCOS.
To my surprise (and delight) it was Dr.Garcia that returned my call. Is it weird that I was excited to talk to him? He didn't express too much concern, at least not enough to where he thought that I should come in. I initially thought that I should go in for an ultrasound to check out my ovaries...since nothing has really been looked at since having the babies. Makes me kind of nervous. He said that it could be a number of things, one being that my uterus lining is thicker than usual. He also said that it could be something as simple as my body has not yet adapted to Sprintec, seeings as I have only been on it for two months (three months?). He hesitated... but then told me that though it was unlikely, he wanted to know if I had accidentally missed any pills...because what I described COULD be the signs of early miscarriage.
I'll be honest... this crossed my mind more than once. But the fact that I've had the same issues two-three months in a row... I was pretty sure that was ruled out. So I had to break down and tell Dr.Garcia about my crazy realistic dream, and that it was so real I took a pregnancy test. He was so relieved when I told him that it was negative, and he said that he felt a lot better about my issues.
So...I guess I just deal with them. Dr.G said that if they continue, or if I am uncomfortable that he may reconsider seeing me. Bleh. I think it's just a case of Desiree's body is screwed up. :)
And that concludes my little rant about my body and PCOS. Thank you :)

NINE months!

On April 18th, Clif and I took the babies for their nine month check up with Dr.Craft. That in itself was eventful.

Let me just say that we do not plan on going to the doctors office 3 babies vs. 2 parents again for a long while. We are already making plans to have a third set of hands for their one year check up. :)

All three babies are completely healthy. Dr.Craft says that he could not be more pleased. And the kids could not possibly look any better. **enter sigh of relief here** They were nine weeks early, born at 31 weeks. At nine months old, Dr.Craft says that size wise, and developmentally... they are that of a full term eight month old. Only a month behind? Not too shabby.

Eli weighed in at a whopping 19lbs6oz...and 27 inches tall! Such a BIG boy, and full of energy. Though Eliw as born first, Easton has normally been the leader in "new" things. But not lately! It seems just like yesterday that Eli started sitting up on his own by accident...and then sitting up on cue...then pulling up. NOW...if you saw him, you might just call CPS on us. This poor Chunky Monkey has so many bruises on his poor little noggin. :) He is on the move ALL THE TIME. No lie...crawling, pulling up... I honestly believe that he will be walking by one year if not before. Eli has EIGHT teeth...and LOVES to bite Mommy, Brother, & Sister.

Easton isn't too far behind Eli! Easton weighs 18lbs6oz, and is 27 1/4 inches tall. This little boy will steal your heart with one glance. Something about those crystal blue eyes and powder blonde hair. Easton is also on the move! It's so hard to keep up these days. He is a dare devil, and his new found favorite thing is finger foods and Elmo. :) Easton has *almost* five teeth...and has been relieving some of his pain on daddy's overgrown hair.

Elliana is still petite but is gaining on the boys. Miss Prissy Butt weighed in at 15lb11oz, and 25 1/4 inches tall. What a little princess! Her hair is thickening...and her poor little bald spot on the back of her head is almost completely covered in hair :) Elliana is ALSO on the move...going anywhere her little heart desires. She LOVES to explore everything within reach by scratching it. Elliana has *almost* four teeth...and is slowly but surely realizing that she can finally bite her big brother Eli back! Elliana also recently started saying "Mama"... actually, she has been saying it for almost a week now (she said it for the first time last Sunday morning)! Also in her vocab, "Baba"...we aren't a hundred percent sure if she is saying bottle, or "bye bye". Either way it's adorable. :) She also loves to clap her hands.

All three babies are beautiful gifts from God and we seriously could not feel more blessed to have them in our lives. :)

breathe in...breathe out...repeat

:) I think life is about 95% back to full swing.

Crazy. Gotta love it.

Though I hate being away from my family, I have to admit that I have enjoyed being back at work. Being part of the real grown up world again. Definitely tough, but something that I knew I would have to do eventually.

Clif continues his position as "stay at home dad" for the time being. Please be in prayer with us as we are waiting to hear back about a job that he applied for. It's been a long process... and we both fully believe that God will provide. I honestly think that Clif will be offered this job, it just takes forever for everything to go through. It was around a three month hiring process for his former job. :) We are almost at three months since he sent in his application. They just finished up another portion of the hiring process, and we are awaiting a phone call from the person with the final say. Please pray with us that if this be His will, that Clif might even get a phone call on Monday saying that he has the job!

Clif left his former place of employment for the better of our family. We both were completely at peace with the decision. Fully trusting that God would provide. And He has in so many ways, and I know that He won't stop here! :) It was easy at first, but it's slowly getting a bit stressful. We do have three children to provide for...:) And HE knows that. All will be well. I have no doubt.

The babies are doing wonderful! :) We took them for their nine month check up on the 18th of April (post to come).

Clif and I have big plans for our five year anniversary...which is coming up FAST (not to mention our precious little ones turning ONE)!! My parents have agreed to keep the babies for the entire day. We'll be getting up early, heading out for a nice breakfast...and then a road trip out of town! We're heading to give our gifts to one another. New INK!

I am beyond excited. FINALLY...after all these years of saying that a certain person would tattoo me (because I know him)...he's finally going to do it! Appointment is set, and tattoo idea is in my head. YAY! I would share more... but I don't want to spoil it.

Well, basically... I just wanted to let you guys know that I'm still alive. I have so much to say... but never enough time to say it. :) Don't give up on me!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Twenty-Nine Months in Heaven

Friday the 13th.


Every.single.time. the 13th ends up on a stings a little bit more than it did the time before.

Twenty nine months since we said hello...

Twenty nine months since we said goodbye...

...nothing changes it. And nothing makes it better.

Happy 29 months in Heaven, Lilly Bean. Mommy & Daddy love you.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

I feel like I am completely out of touch with everyone and everything. And while I hate it, it's what I've gotten used to. I've finally come to the conclusion that life is not going to get any less hectic anytime soon. So I might as well embrace the craziness and move on :)
Today is Easter, least for the next couple of days. We had a busy day, and are just settling in at home. Babies bathed, fed them dinner, played, bottles...and now all three are sleeping soundly in their cribs.Thank goodness!
This Easter was most definitely different than any in our past. :) A good different. I so enjoyed having three very special little ones with us today!
On a day like today (Easter) I cannot help but think of our Sweet Lilly Bean. Not because she isn't with us today... but, because He is risen...we will see our little girl again someday. 

It's been a while since I've been here...and I feel like there are a million things that I want to catch up on. :) But never seem to have the time...

Poor babies have been sick for a week and a half now :( They had a nasty cold (Dr.C said that it could be a slight case of RSV). Easton & Elliana had ear infections...and Eli had to get a nebulizer. Yuck! Needless to say it's been a long stressful for Mommy & Daddy this week. Whew...
My parents came over Friday night and baby sat so that I could take Clif out for his birthday! I took him out for Japanese and then to see "The Hunger Games". Great night! Plus...Mom and Dad spent the night, so we were able to get seven hours of consecutive sleep for the first time in almost two weeks!! Soooo thankful for parents that are willing to help out!

Being back to work has been good for me, I think... but stressful on all of us. Clif is still without a job, so he's been playing Mr.Mom for a month now. >.< Please pray with us concerning this as he is waiting to hear back about a job. We are praying praying praying because he would be able to stay in the same line of work, BUT, it would be a Monday through Friday,8-5 schedule. :) Not to mention all federal holidays!! It would be SUCH a blessing, but most definitely leaving it in God's hands.

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