Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Welcome ICLW and Other Stuff!!

Hello IComLeavWe'ers and anyone else that has came across my blog!! Welcome... My name is Catrisha and I've been blogging (not just here at this blog, but here as well) for 6yrs. I'm married to my loving DH, and we have one child. A three year old blonde haired blue-eyed ball of energy. He's referred to around these parts as *B* or The Monster. We just recently found out that we're pregnant for #2. This was a complete surprise to us, as we weren't trying and we were focusing on our marriage as it had developed some bumps and bruises these past few months. (All of these things you can find in five or so entries prior to this one.) If you're looking for more history on our infertility struggle, look no farther b/c it can be found here.

Any way, in other news I am 5-7wks pregnant. It was originally thought based on my LMP that I was 8 or so weeks along. After my Dr.'s appt this past Friday that was found to be otherwise. I'm nervous of course, b/c this is when I've always m/c-ed. So, due to that fact I'm on bed rest, and I'm on PIO shots once weekly, and progesterone suppositories daily. It's a nasty way to ensure pregnancy, but one I would do a million times over so that I can have the chance to make it to term with a healthy baby. I get another shot on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and then I have another u/s the first week of the New Year.

In other news... *B* and I have strep throat. YUCK! I know. A really crappy time to get it being so close to Christmas and all. I'm hoping we're on the mend before Christmas Eve, b/c we are hosting the holiday here at our house for the first time ever. I'm really excited to do this even with all the other circumstances going on. I know that it's going to be alot of work for DH, but he'll manage. Is that mean of me? I hope not. LOL!

Speaking of Christmas, I'm so excited for it this year.*B* is all into Christmas, and Santa, and the reindeer, and even giving and receiving presents this year. I know that that isn't what this holiday is all about, but for a three year old... my three year old that's what it's all about for him when he doesn't know what Jesus and God is all about. Before I get criticism on this, save your time b/c I don't care. He's very smart yes, and I'm sure if I were to explain it to him he would understand but I haven't and I don't plan on it. I believe in God to an extent. I pray as well. But the truth of it all is I don't have a good relationship with Him. Infertility has robbed that from me, along with robbing me of many other things. Maybe one day I'll get on that level again, and I hope to but that day is not today. I'll tell my child about Him as well, but again that time is not now. So instead, I'm excited for Christmas b/c my child is excited for Santa and everything that goes with it. And, for me that is the hugest thrill in the world... so we're counting down the days.

Lastly, thank you for stopping by. Sorry if I seem hormonal, b/c let's face it I am. Sorry if I've come off as controversial for you, b/c let's face it I am that too. But, if you've made it this far I encourage you to please stick around b/c I'm not always this way. Become a follower of my blog, and I'll do the same to your blog... just let me know in your comment that you're now following and leave me the link to your blog. Otherwise hope you enjoyed reading my ramblings and Have a Happy Holiday!! :)


  1. Congratulations! Hope the hormones level out. I can't imagine what you are going through but it seems like you will have a very merry Christmas.

    Hope you get over the strep soon. I had it once and wanted to die. One of the worst ways to have a sore throat.

  2. Happy ICLW and congrats on this surprise blessing! '
    What a tough time to have strep. I hope it passes in time for you and B to have a wonderful Christmas morning!

  3. Congratulations on your pregnancy! Wishing you the very best.

    Happy ICLW!

  4. Congratulations on your surprise pregnancy. I love hearing stories like this from infertility survivors. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    ICLW #29

  5. Happy ICLW, and congratulations on the pregnancy! Will they take you off bedrest when you're past the danger zone of previous m/c's?

    Your approach to Christmas sounds very reasonable to me. When he's older, teach him what it's about. For now, if he's interested in giving as well as receiving, you're doing great.

  6. Deborah- Yes my OB-GYN plans to take me off bedrest as soon as I'm out of the first trimester. And thank you for your reassurance on the Christmas topic. :)

  7. I totally get your worries and emotions when it comes to pregnancy. Today I've hit 8 weeks and I'm nervous as hell. I've had two pregnancies I've miscarried at 6 weeks and my latest was at 8w3d. It's hard to remain positive, but at least your doctor has been proactive with progesterone (I'm on it as well, but just the oral type). I hope your Christmas is great!

    Krystal (already a follower for a while)
    ICLW #111 - Buzz off infertility

  8. I wish you the best with this pregnancy! I'm a recurrent miscarrier too, unfortunately. Merry Christmas to you! -ICLW #66

  9. Best gift EVER!

    ~Jem (ICLW#5)

  10. Hi, stopping by for ICLW. Congrats on baby #2!!! Great news!! Hoping that everything goes smoothly for you. Hope B had a great Christmas (you and DH as well. LOL.) My littel one adores Santa, even more after getting an amazing kitchen from him today!
    ICLW #69

  11. Congrats on your very special surprise! Hope that you and your sweet boy are feeling 110% better by now and that you had a great Christmas! ICLW #110 wishing you lots of love and hope in 2011!

  12. Congratulations!! That is so exciting!!

    I hope B and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

    I hope your 2011 is filled with Joy and Happiness!
    Happy ICLW


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