Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It's A...

Last Friday was an exciting day at our house! We got the results of a chromosome test we elected to have due to my age and history of birth defects. Everything looked great and they were able to tell us the gender of Baby Ledford! Nicholas was been adamant since the beginning that he was having a "sister baby", so I was a little worried how he would take the news if it was not a girl! Haha! Here is how we told him if he is getting a "brother baby" or a "sister baby" and his reaction...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Play Ball!

We had our first night of baseball last night and I am beyond proud of Nicholas!  Last year he was the little guy who ran around and didn't want to do anything but play in the dirt, but last night he did great!!! He caught the ball like he was supposed to, threw the ball well and even hit the ball perfectly!  A year can make a HUGE difference! 
He was so excited to be there! He wanted to wear his baseball pants and his hat from last year! 
Michael is helping this year and Nicholas is happy he is out there with him!  I love watching them spend time together doing something they both enjoy. I think this is going to be a fun season! 

Our first game is a couple of weeks away and we are excited to get the season underway! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A BIG Surprise!!!

We had made the decision about a year ago that our family was complete.  We were happy with our little family and honestly felt complete.  The road to have Nicholas was a two year journey filled with loss, unknowns, anxiety, lots of tears, and a lot of stress. Neither of us wanted to go through that or the pain of infertility again. We began planning for a 10th anniversary trip for ourselves, another Disney trip and began getting excited for all of the big boy things happening with Nicholas like starting kindergarten!  I was enjoying my new role at work and we were looking forward to not having to pay daycare much longer! Haha! As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, life has been hectic and we lost two of our grandparents over the last two months and well, in the middle of it all, God laughed at our plans yet again and gave us a HUGE SURPRISE!!!!....

That's right, Nicholas is going to be a BIG BROTHER in late September!  Around the end of January I had been busy with my Nana being sick and passing away and the day I went back to work and got back into a routine I started to notice that I just wasn't feeling right.  I had thought for the week before that it was just from all the emotional stress of losing my Nana, but after going back to work I realized it probably wasn't.  I came home that night and took a test and surprise!  It was positive immediately!  I saw a test line before the control line even popped up!  In all the times I have had a positive pregnancy test (remember I've had several losses) I've NEVER had one that clearly positive!  It took us a few weeks to get used to the idea ourselves.  We didn't tell anyone for about a month, but once we had two great dr appointments, we announced to our families.

We are thrilled and excited!  After being told that we could not get pregnant without the aid of medication or fertility treatments, I'm sure you can imagine our surprise! Even our OB was surprised to see us back! Haha! We are currently 12 weeks pregnant and I'm happy to say that everything looks good so far!  I have been back on the progesterone, aspirin, and 4mg of folic acid a day plan that I did with Nicholas, but able to come off of the progesterone on Friday!  I have been sick 24/7 and exhausted isn't even the word for it, but we are excited and very thankful for our little surprise! Nicholas is thrilled and can't wait!  He is excited about "our new baby" and is really hoping for a "sister baby"!