Hurry up and wait…..

FET #4 Update

There must be something with infertility that always has us waiting.  I have weaned Coen well over a month ago now and still no period.  I have taken a week of Provera and waited two weeks after….nothing.  Now I am on Estrace for 10 days and then Provera and will wait some more.  Once it starts I can get all the tests done so we can submit to insurance and then start a FET cycle.   I forgot how much I hate waiting.  Luckily, I have a great little distraction that keeps me going every day.

I have been quite frustrated the way the scale has been going up since weaning.  My body is doing what it wants despite me watching what I eat, exercising and taking into account that I don’t need the extra calories.  Now to add in the hormones I am bloated, uncomfortable, pants are getting tighter and I am starting to not sleep well.  Oh the joys of estrogen…..

On a positive note, I did find a picture of one year ago after having Coen and compared it to a picture from this weekend.  I have made a lot of progress over the year.  I also have started to realize that despite weaning my body is not mine again.  It will all be worth it though.


Life Lately

Life is busy as expected with a 13 month old.  Some things have gotten easier and some have gotten more difficult.  I think the biggest improvement is his bedtime routine has gotten better and he is sleeping all the way through the night.  We give a sippy cup of milk and a little snack at 7 pm, read at 7:20 and he goes down without a peep.  There are also no 5 am wake ups every morning.  He sleeps most days until 6:30am.  Pretty sure he was playing me and if I just did a little sleep training I could have gotten this months ago.


The little guy has been sick the past few weeks with a cold and fever.  I took off last Monday when he was feeling the worst and his fever was 101.  Luckily I think he is finally getting better but he just has that lingering cough.  Poor guy.  He got sick last year but it was nothing like this.  There was nothing I could do to help and all he wanted was to cry and give hugs.

I am looking forward to a 5 day weekend and some yummy food for Thanksgiving!  We will be hosting Thanksgiving but it will be small.  Just the hubby, Coen, my sister, father and me which means lots of turkey leftovers!  We are doing family pictures on Friday and I am excited to see how they come out.  If they are good we will be using one of them for Christmas Cards.  We already got pics with Santa this weekend.  They didn’t come out so great because Coen was just about to break out crying.  I think the stranger fear is in full effect.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Coen: 13 Month Update

DSC_0136Coen’s 13 month Update

Although Coen is already 13.5 months, I figured I would finally post this…..I was debating whether to do a 13 month or wait until 18 month but I want to remember every month for two reasons: To compare if we have another baby and so I can look back on it as my memories fade.  This little guy has had quite a busy month.  He has gotten 3 new teeth and is working on walking.  He will walk on his own a good 4-5 feet before plopping down.  I think this next month he will start walking more and more. Pics are lacking this month! I really need to step it up and take some more.

Height:  30 inches

Weight:  25ish lbs



Likes: Cruising, crawling, babbling, food, walking with his truck, making fart noises, throwing food on the floor, giving hugs, imitating what we do.

Dislikes: Car rides, diaper/outfit changes, peas.

Sleep:  Since we dropped the morning nursing he had some rough patches of waking at 5-5:30 and not falling back to sleep.  He still has two naps at about 9am and 2pm and sleeps from 7:30 to until 6:30 for the first time ever.  We actually now have to wake him up!!!

Eating:  The day he turned a year we dropped the morning feed and at 12.5 months we dropped the last nursing session.  He has 3 meals a day and 2-3 snacks now.  We are offering milk (breast milk mostly) in the morning, at meals and a half hour before bed with a little snack.


Diapers:  We are on to size 4s.  I have no clue how many we have gone through!

Clothes:  He is in 18 Month clothing!