This is a blog about me, Ally, 44 now...trying to conceive baby #3. After 5 years, several miscarriages and heartaches we finally did it. Ava Lynn was born on January 30th 2009. Now I have two teenagers and a baby! Ally wants three is now complete. It's all gravy from here on in...

Monday, February 01, 2010

1st year doctor checkup

Here are her stats:

Height: 32 inches

Wt: 22 lbs 15 oz.

Head: 15 3/4

4 shots and an hour later we were out of there. Dr. says she's thriving. She's off formula and onto whole milk. She's off bottles and onto sippy cups. Yes, we're right on track.

Next phase: walking (took a step here and there but not full fledge walking yet)

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moose A. Moose N Zee Cake.

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Ava's Amazing Birthday!! January 30, 2010

She had an amazing time...thanks to all that came. 1st year goes fast!
Monday is her 1 year doctor visit so I'll post stats tomorrow.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

What a year it's been...

The whole purpose of this blog was to chronicle my hardships of infertility. It has obviously taken another course over the last year and that is why I changed the heading.

It's been quite an amazing year. Ava is a sheer delight in our lives and it certainly has changed us. We have such amazing children and I take great pride in them. Having two teenagers and a baby is a challenge in itself but I don't mind...I think it's keeping me young.

Ava will be 1 year old this Saturday and we are throwing her a nice party. We have a custom cake coming which will be fabulous and with her fave characters on it from Noggin aka Nick Jr.
Lots of people will be at our house so it should be very fun. I hope Ava enjoys it even if she won't remember it. We will have tons of pics and videos to show her.

For all that still show up here...thanks. I do appreciate it.

Pictures will be posted next week. :)

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Sunday, December 13, 2009



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Checking in...

It's been awhile since I posted. Been super busy with the family. Ava is growning like a weed and such a joy in our lives. Kelly is 15 and growing into an amazing young woman. She will be driving soon and hopefully the Camaro we are restoring will be ready for when she needs it. Mike is getting to be a man *sniff*. He's still my little boy but now he's 4 inches taller than me. LOL.

Things I did this year: Had a baby, lost 35 lbs, lost ALOT of sleep and most of all been super happy. What a blessed family I have.

Christmas is almost upon us and as far as new year resolutions...Hmmmm, make more time for myself?? NAH....not me. Eat healthy? I already do...maybe get my family to follow suit.

Anyway, Dave and Kelly are almost home from hunting. She got her first buck and we're getting it mounted. Dave is so proud of his little girl.

And how was your year???

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Saturday, July 18, 2009


I have had alot on my mind and I need to get it out. And while I write this, I know that only a few will read and I guess that's the issue. I have no real friends. I have people that I meet here and there, people who I've met through jobs, online, etc but no real friends. I don't know why that is. I've moved alot in my life so I guess that is part of the problem. The other problem is none of my "so-called" friends are in any way reciprocal in the friendship. If it involves work like a weekly call, email or a simple text...well. that's too much work.

I know more than anyone that life is hard. It has it's challenges. Jobs, children, stresses of life but isn't that when you need your friends the most? I thought that I'd have certain friends for life but that doesn't seem to be the case. They don't call, don't want to go out of their way and I really think "true friendship" is a lost art.

My husband is my best friend. I know he truly cares about me and would do anything for me. I also know I'm his. Besides a true love in each other we have true respect and friendship. Sometimes, we'd like to see that in our "friends". We have yet to see that in anyone. We often talk about moving to a little town when we are in retirement age, a town like the movie "New in Town". People who care and are always there for you. Does such a place exist? We sure hope so.

For anyone who still reads this, and or cares, I have closed my facebook account. To me, facebook is a "faux" place where people can say they are your "friends" but not really. They think it's a "good enough" place to be your friend. No work, just a simple retort to a status message or a comment on your wall is good enough. It isn't.

So, in short...if anyone gives a rat's ass...maybe this is food for thought. And no, I don't not want the obligatory text of "hi, how are you"...or a "sorry I've been busy". This post was for me...and not for you. I will simply fall by the waist side and you will move on...and that's how is goes... yet again.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Almost 5 months

Time is passing by so fast. Ava is thriving needless to say. She can rollover from her back to stomach (4 1/2 months) and just started to crawling should be in her near future. She has really strong legs, can stand with support for minutes at a time and kick like nobody's business.

Solid food has been a challenge and she is already telling me what she likes and dislikes. Bananas yes, green beans, no. LOL

I took her to the dr. yesterday for a rash on her cheeks. Dr said it could be from the heat or from drooling. She told me to cream it and it looks better already. She was weighed and she's 17 lbs. What a bruiser she is!

Here is some recent pics:

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ava's 4 month checkup & our vacation

More shots today...not surprising. She did pretty well and only cried for a minute or so.

She is 15 lbs 7 ozs. She gained 3 lbs since her 2 month visit. The doctor said she is in the 90th percentile for height and weight so that is good.

Today we officially started on solid food. She wants us to try one fruit and one veggie for at least 3 days to make sure she doesn't have an allergic reaction. I will admit that we've tried rice and oatmeal cereal prior to today but she really didn't like it. I also tried in in her bottle to see if she would sleep any longer and it really didn't do much.

She is still on a 7 hour sleep and still wakes up 1X a night to eat. I guess it's not too bad but I'll be happy shen she sleeps straight through and I don't have to wake up at 3AM. I'm just happy she goes right back to sleep with no fuss.

On other news, next Saturday we leave in our RV vacation to Florida. We will make stops in Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale then it's off to Ft. Myers to drop off Kelly and Mike with their dad for 2 weeks. I am really excited about traveling in a RV. It sleeps five and have slide outs so it will be pretty spacious for all of us. I just hope Dave lets me drive some. LOL

The kids are out of school this Friday and then it's off we go. We will also be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary on this trip so it'll be extra special.

I hope everyone is doing well and girls, let's chat soon. I know I've been MIA as of late but ya know how it is with a lil' one.

Love ya all!!

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Portraits of Ava

Today I went to take portraits of Ava. She was so good! I was relieved. If anyone wants a copy, kindly let me know :)

Today is my hubby's 39th birthday! Happy Birthday Dave! I love you!!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Almost 3 months

For you Jenn!!

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

New pics...2 months

Very cute she is!

Ava aka Missdeery

Ms. Deer butt!

Dave and Ava with their Astro attire

Astro Ava

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Monday, March 30, 2009

2 month check-up

Today was Ava's 2 month check-up and all went well. She had 4 shots today (ugh) but she did really well. Cried for a second and then went to sleep. She is a whopping 12 lbs 2 ozs and 22 3/4 inches long. Dr says she looks great and to come back in 2 months.

I love a non-eventful dr. visit.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Easter - love Avabunny

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

6 week post-partum checkup

Yesterday was my follow-up appt with my gyno. They do a quick exam to make sure the uterus is back to normal and ask aboout birth control. I chose the IUD (Mirena). It seemed like the easiest and she can insert it right there and then which she did. She said I'd have mild discomfort along with some spotting for awhile as my uterus gets used to it.

Today, however, I can feel the plastic string and it doesn't feel good to say the least. It feels like it's scraping against my insides. I called the doctor and she wanted me to do an exam to see if the IUD was coming out or if it was indeed the was the string. If this feeling doesn't go away by next week, I am
having it removed. No birth control should be painful.

Anyway, still have a pretty bad cold and I'm sure I'll give it to the baby as I'm with her all the time. I just hope she doesn't have it as bad as me and my son do.

Here are some of the latest pics of Ava, Mike and Kelly ... Enjoy.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Photos - 5 weeks

Smiling pretty
"Mom, stop it!"
Just hangin' out

What's new??... I joined a gym with Dave and the kids to get back in shape. I have about 20 lbs to get back to my pre pregnancy weight. I am already back to my "No-white" diet so the lbs have been coming off. My 6 week post partum appt is next Friday and hopefully my uterus has gone back to normal. My OB suggested I should get on birth control so I'm considering the Nuva-Ring. We'll see when I get there.

Ava had her newborn screenings at the pediatrician and one of the tests came back slightly elevated. They reran it and it was fine...a false positive. It's always nice to worry a parent for no reason. Sheesh.

Anyway, I hope you like the pics. Ava is changing (Dave doesn't think so) and I think she is looking like him. So far her eyes are still blue grey. It'll be a couple of months until we know if they will be greenish blue like Dave's or brown like mine.

That's it. I'm going to take a nap (Ava is asleep) because I need to catch up. She is waking up every 3 hours and it's wearing me out. LOL

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