I cannot believe it's the end of July already.....time is moving so quickly! Only 14 more weeks until we meet our little boy, and we cannot wait. The thought of physically being able to count his 10 fingers, 10 toes, touch his little nose, admire his perfect lips, gaze into his beautiful colored eyes, and snuggle him constantly gives me butterflies! October cannot come soon enough.
We're excited to be heading back home to California in a couple weeks to celebrate our baby boy with showers for a couple days! Things are beginning to really unfold, and we're another step closer to celebrating his arrival. It's so intense to see actual shower invites with our names on them, celebrating our little miracle! Things are becoming so real.....soon we will be a family of three.
I've been physically feeling great, however insomnia has me worn out! Most nights I get on average 4-5 hours of sleep, which is not nearly enough. If anyone has any remedies at all, please feel free to share them with me....I'm up to trying anything at this point. I read that 8 out of 10 pregnant women experience insomnia, that seems to be excessive! Someone has to have a remedy!
I've also been able to be emotional support for some dear friends who have begun their own fertility journey. I've learned quickly through their journey, that I'm very emotionally attached to what's going on with them. With every IUI and negative test they've received, it's brought me back to my own journey and how painful those memories were. The pain they're feeling is so raw and real, and I feel it for her with each devastating negative. I've cried for them, as I have been there before and know how extremely tough the process is. After 3 unsuccessful IUI's, their next move is IVF which they're already in full swing of. I couldn't be more happier for them, and truly hope that this will bring a tiny miracle for them in the end. Please if you have any prayers, keep them in yours. The journey is not easy, and has already emotionally and physically worn on them. They can use a thought and/or prayer to keep their heads up as they embark on the biggest step they'll take in the infertility world thus far.
It's times such as these that I'm so glad that I can be there for someone......to be emotional support however which way I possibly can. After all, these are the reasons that I started this blog to begin with.
Me In A Nutshell
My name is Kristina and I'm 37. Originally I'm a Southern CA girl, and I'm now living in the "burbs" of Chicago. I love my son, my husband, my family, my fur babies, and my wonderful friends. I love wine, love to relax, love to have a good time, I'm a little adventurous, love to people watch, and I'm always down for a last minute road trip to virtually anywhere. I'm obsessed with the smell of racing fuel...weird I know - and fresh cut grass! I love to be home, but hate to sit at the house. If I'm excited I get pretty random - sometimes I talk about multiple subjects at once - I'll admit it's probably hard to keep up. My husband and I battled infertility for 5 years before having a successful pregnancy - our son Colton Charles was born September 30th, 2016, Although we have had success with the birth of Colton, our battle still continues with infertility. I've learned it's a wonderful & beautiful thing to share with others the journey that we've walked in the world of infertility. Welcome to our story.