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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

#2

Soo I know its's been awhile and I have written this post in my head a TON I just haven't sat down long enough to write it all out. We have entered in the stage of ... "soo when is baby #2 coming?".... blah, blah, blah. You know the usual- which is totally fine for most people to be asked that. BUT when you have been through infertility and get your miracle baby, that does not mean it just goes away. I know people think sometimes it does, and for some it may be easier the next time around but for most it doesn't just disappear. The 2nd time around is different. For there is less pressure, but lets be honest, if you are wanting and praying for a baby that you are unsure can ever happen again b/c it took years and lots drugs, it can be tough to swallow to want to put yourself through that again.
We have 1 last shot for baby #2. We have 1 frozen baby left. We will not do ivf again- 1, its too expensive. 2- we don't feel like we should. 3- 1 & 2 should be good enough :)
 Anyways... I DO really want a sibling for Maren however; I do NOT want to enter in the "dark times" again. They were really tough, I was not in a good, healthy or happy place. We have been so incredibly thankful for our sweet gift and we begged God for her and for that we are forever grateful to God for her life. I always said I would be okay with one child and I will! I know God will get me there if that is His will. I just haven't been ready to face this fortunate "fear" so I've been putting it off to stay in my happy place.

So that is my update for now! I will definitely start updating more as we start thinking about baby #2 and our 2nd journey!






Wednesday, June 25, 2014

20 months


Well Maren is 20 months old. We celebrated Fathers Day, have enjoyed going to the pool, enjoyed Meg-Meg coming for a few visits. (She graduated from u of a and is now in PT school in KC. We are learning to do life w/o her here in Fay). 
Maren also decided to climb/bail out of her crib several time. So now her crib has been converted to the toddler bed. She did awesome w/ the transition and is doing great! We have been so proud of her

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My new adventure

Hellooo friends! I know it has been awhile but a big reason I have slowed down on blogging is because I started this new "thing" called Plexus. I saw a friend post about it a little while back on facebook. I was so desperately trying to lose weight from the awful fertility drugs and then the pregnancy weight. I had tried some products called advocare for a couple of months and lost around 6lbs but then it came right back. The more I saw this friend post, the more I was intrigued. So I decided to try it for a month. After that I was hooked! I lost 8lbs in 6 weeks and then just kept losing from then on out. I'm now currently down 25lbs and have seriously never felt better. It has been life changing. I'll save all of that for another post, but my husband is taking it too and is down 14lbs and has been able to go gluten free and now has no more headaches. He used to have them daily and now doesn't!! AHHMAZING. It has been a game changer for us for lots of health reasons but also for financial reasons. I was worried I needed to go back to work b/c we were draining our savings each month so I was determined to make something work. I felt like this was doable for me since I was having so much success with the products and truly believed in them. So all of that to say it is now my job and I'm loving it! It has been a blast and super easy. I also love that I am able to contribute financially again for our fam. It came at such a great time for me and could not be more thankful for it. I also can't believe I'm just now blogging about it b/c I could literally talk about it for dayzzz!

Anyways if anyone is interested in sheddin some lbs or making some $$! Check out my website: www.plexusslim.com/mlyount or  Email me at mlyountspinkdrink@gmail{dot}com it could be the best decision ever you ever make {at least i'm not dramatic}!

I could go on and on bit will save it for another day! Hope you all are doing awesome.



this pic absolutely makes me want to cringe! Like want to crawl in a BIG hole!!!







Friday, May 23, 2014

18 and 19 months

Welp. It has been awhile once again....

We have had a busy 2 months. We went to the beach. My sis graduated. Went to a wedding in Dallas. Maren is growing like a weed. She finished a full year at mothers day out, which she looved. 
Maren loves her colors, shapes, singing, elmo, noodles, being outside, starting to string 3-4 words together. She is very chatty and I love it!

She is also tons of fun and a ball of energy. Marc and I often like to reflect on the greatness of God and allowing us the privilege of being her parents when we didn't even know if we would ever have a child. My heart is always hurting for those that are still waiting. I think that is one of the main reasons I haven't kept this blog going. I just felt like it would be pics of my kid all the time (which is what it is) and I just remember that bothering me soo bad when I struggled to get pregnant so I felt like a hypocrite or something. Once you go through infertility you never forget even if you have a child. It really never stops b/c then you are wondering if you can have another and so on... so know I'm still that girl that struggled to get pregnant and also know I hurt with you. I also feel that Maren is a perfect picture of Hope and that miracles can happen. So don't ever give up hope or on God!

Sorry- that has just been weighing on me recently especially as we are re-entering this world while wanting, waiting and praying for #2!






Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Weekend!
Much love to all those who have served our country and made sacrifices.