Sunday, June 1, 2014

Selling the House, Boobin, & FET#2

I had meant to sit down and write before now but we've been busy!

We had Ellie's birthday party last weekend and it was perfect!  It's still hard for me to believe that she's ONE! Every day is getting a little bit easier. I did manage to lose my wallet last week but those kind of things happen! I was more proud of  myself for not having a complete freak out!

We plan to put our house on the market June 13. Brandon had wanted to list our house last summer but it would have been way too much stress for this new Momma. We have been painting inside and outside to make the house look as good as possible! I've packed away some of Ellie's toys that we don't play with often, and have de-cluttered many closets. We won't move anywhere far from where we are now, but Ellie makes it super difficult for Brandon to work from home! She's always knocking  on the door and we are loud! :)

On Ellie's birthday we also celebrated the one year breastfeeding milestone! I've been very proud of myself for this accomplishment. We still nurse twice a day right now, and Ellie has whole milk in her sippy cup throughout the day. I will miss nursing her. Believe me, it was difficult in the beginning, but SO WORTH it! I would love to continue nursing much longer, but Brandon and I want to attempt another FET by the end of the summer. I wouldn't be comfortable feeding Ellie while taking the medicine, and I'm also not stopping cold turkey either. Ellie still tries to nurse some during the day and I've been good to keep her distracted. I broke down the other day, but she was having so teething drama and I was tired of hearing her cry!

Right now our plan is to go back to ART in July after our beach trip and begin the necessary bloodwork and other procedures to get the process started. Dr Allemand has waived me having another HSG - thank you Jesus! I mean, a girl shouldn't have to endure more than 3 of those nasty tests! It should just be a few appointments and then we wait for AF and start Estrace. I'm very hopeful that this is our plan. Neither of us want to wait too long to have another baby. I will be sad if our second FET isn't successful, but I don't see IVF in our future unless it's an egg donor cycle.

I will make sure to update as FET #2 gets underway. Right now it's time to start taking all of my vitamins again and begin eliminating caffeine!


  1. Congrats on selling your house and planning a successful b-day party for Ellie! Looking forward to following your next step into FET-land. Wishing you luck.

  2. Congrats on selling your house AND attempting another FET! I know that must be a difficult feat and I'm praying for y'all as you begin this new journey.

  3. I'm not sure I've commented here before. I stumbled upon your blog sometime early last year, while we were both pregnant. (My son is about a month older than Ellie.) I've checked in on you periodically, and I'm glad to see you posting again! Good luck with the FET and house!

  4. I can't believe how big our babies are getting! I'm looking forward to following along on your journey to baby #2.

  5. The thought of baby #2 is so exciting! And awesome job on the BF!! I really hope that I can make it work with the boys.

  6. Good to hear an update!!!! Fun to think of baby #2!

  7. Has it been sold already? I saw in your succeeding post that there’s still a lot to do with the house. I hope things went smoothly for those, and that you got yourself a good deal in the transaction. It's amazing that you were able to stay calm and balanced, despite having a lot on your plate. Good luck on your impending move and your future adventures there!

    Marjorie Brown @ Jamie Hooper


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