So last weekend we went to visit family in virginia and on our way back home we I wanted to stop by buy buy baby in Delaware since there is no sales tax…in nyc the tax is 8.625%…plus we had 20% coupons…we decided to make the major purchases ourselves since I dont want people to spend that much money on us…we bought the infant car seat, pack & play and car seat base…we decided against the travel system since its actually quite heavy and I could barely lift it and I have heard no so great reviews on the travel systems…I would highly recommend anyone buying anything baby related to check out the book Baby Bargains…it really gave some insight on what and what not to purchase…so in the end we saved about $140 which is great!!!
I want to say hello and welcome to anyone stopping by from ICLW!!!
This blog is about our infertility journey and how blessed we were to have conceived and even though we are pregnant I still consider myself an infertile… A brief history of our infertility journey… We’ve been TTC actively for 12 months, but we have not been actively preventing for years!!! I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 12 and my husband has rock star sperm.. We first started having treatments with my OB/GYN with timed intercourse & clomid, then we went to an RE and did 6 IUI’s which all failed. We moved onto IVF in June and that failed and now I am 22 weeks pregnant with a little girl from our first FET cycle!!!
I cannot believe that I have not bought a single item for the baby and I am 21 weeks!!!! Maybe I didnt want to jinx anything and that was the reason but I decided I wanted to take the plunge and buy something cute that I know even my hubby would like…I ended up buying a Philadelphia Eagles onsie…they are sooo adorable and I cannot wait for my little girl to wear them…hubby said they dont look girl enough but why does a girl have to wear pink, right? I love them and she doesnt know it yet but she will be an Eagles fan just like her mommy and daddy, lol
Aren’t they cute???
Ok so the big debate as of late in our house is what to name our daughter…I never realized how picky my hubby is but now I realize…he has several “rules” that I was made aware of:
- No close friends, family co-workers with the name or their children
- No ‘A’ names so they wont be called first in class
- Nothing that could be shortened up to a name he didnt like
- He prefers one syllable names so they cant be shortened but he is open to others if they are nice
- No stripper names – well thats my rule too
- Nothing too ethinic
- Nothing too long
- Doesnt like names that end in y and yes my name is Cindy
- Does not like gender neutral names
- Nothing too popular
So I have been asking him for weeks now to come up with a list of names that he likes and it was like pulling teeth I almost said to him I will just pick the name and thats it…no I wouldnt do it but it finally got him moving…he finally relented and said by yesterday he would come up with his list..the 2 hrs he was researching it guess how many names he found…a whopping 2!!! I was amazed at how selective he was but come on 2 names and one of them was the name I have been telling him I liked so it was really one other name…now that we have our “huge” list we have to try it out and see which we like sounds nice but who would have known that a name would be that difficult but I guess it will be her name for her life…
So I had my anatomy scan yesterday and that is usually when you find out the gender but since we did the 3D scan we already knew we were having a girl which was confirmed so def no penis…so the scan started with an internal which I was shocked by…she needed to measure the cervix to make sure everything was ok…I had to pee like a race horse and the sono tech preferred a full bladder so I obliged…the cervix looked good…next was the rest of the sono to take measurements of all the parts…they measured the spine, head, abdomen, legs, arms and a bunch of other stuff…she was spine up so she could not get a good picture of all the parts of the heart and my little princess was not cooperating and refused to move…they got to see that there were 4 chambers but not the valves, aorta and the inflow/outflow of the heart so we have to go back in 2 weeks and hopefully she is in the mood to have her heart seen…the dr. said if they could not get a good picture we would need to have a fetal EKG but I shouldnt worry since everything seemed to be fine but they need the picture to confirm it…I dont know why but I am not worried…I usually worry about these things but seeing her move around and knowing that her heart is pumping away and has 4 chambers makes me feel at ease plus I know that she can be stubborn based on my 3D scan…her weight right now is 11 oz. which is right on track and we are so happy to finally hit that halfway mark and in 20 weeks or less we will meet her!!! Now we def have to get on the whole nursery and making sure everything is prepared…I a way too much of a planner to let things wait.