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, 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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