Sunday, June 20, 2010

1st Fathers Day:)

Just a quick post. Things are going good. It seems we are super busy always right now, so I can't seem to find the time to post very often. Today was a Great day! So thankful to God for my Husband! He is Wonderful to me, and an Exceptional Daddy Also. What more could I ask for? I know I am Abundantly Blessed:)

Today I also miss my own Daddy. Who passed away in a off shore Drill-ship accident on oct. 5th 2008 off the coast of Nigeria. This Part is Bitter-Sweet. I know he would have Loved to be here to see his 1st grand baby. But also know that he would be Truly Happy to know that Our Family is thriving, doing great, and living our lives. I know this is what He would have wanted. One of the things that always mattered most to him was that his Family was/is Happy!

Here are A few pics of Dassah on Fathers Day. She is already 1week & 4 days old "tear". The time is just flying by so fast already!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sweet Baby Girl is Here:)

Birthday- June 9, 2010

Time- 4:51pm

Birth Weight- 6 lbs 9 0z (We are all still in shock! No one has 6 lbs babies on either side of my So tiny.. & sweet!)

Length- 19 in.

Her Name is- Dassah Love Myhre
(Pronounce the First name like- (Das sounds like Lass).. & (sah sounds like suh). 2 syllables. Sounds like Dass/suh.) Hope that helps a little I know it is very different. Middle name "Love" sounds like it is. And Our Last Name "Myhre" is pronounced like Myer.
Where did this name come from? We Liked the Name "Hadassah" which is the Hebrew Name for "Esther" which is Persian/Biblical. Anyway one day my mama said Oh! we can put "Dassah" as a Nickname on her softball And After that we all decided we like that even better. This Happened about 2 yrs ago. So we've been saving this name for quite a while! SO Excited that we are able to use it every day now:)

Sorry i haven't posted an update.. I've been super busy & tired with my sweet girl!

By the way, my epidural did not work right. My legs were numb, but I was feeling every contraction in my lower pelvis. All things considered.. everything went really good though. I was given allot of pain meds & this took the edge off.. & they upped the dosage in my epidural a few times too. It also helped that even though I was in Bad pain every time they checked me I was progressing and dilating even more. By the time It was time to push I wasn't in too much pain & could feel more when I was pushing.. Which helped I think. I didn't have to push too long either. And she was born:) Also good News- I didn't need a episiotomy! Couldn't believe it! But I was happy none the

We are so Happy of course, and are filled with Joy every time we look at Her. A yr ago I couldn't have imagined having her here if I wanted too. It just seem so far away and unknown. We are so Thankful for this Gift from God! And I'm so Blessed to Have a wonderful husband that is so good to me and our daughter. I don't know what I'd do without him, I love him even more!

I'll try to post again sometime in the future.. hopefully more sooner than later this time. Here are few pics of Miss. Dassah Love Myhre:)

just born

getting ready for hospital pics.

finally going home
sweet girl!

In car seat going home.. having sweet dreams:)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Just Thinking...

Hello all:) Yes I should be in the bed right now, but I can't seem to fall asleep just Tomorrow is the *Big Day* and we will finally get to see, and meet our baby for the 1st time. I'm feeling anxiously excited about it of course, and hoping my epidural takes!lol

Today I've also taken the time to look back. And I almost can't believe where we are right now, and how far we've come in just 1 yrs time! It amazes me still that we are going to have a baby. I really haven't forgotten all we went through to get to this point. It was all worth it of course!! But I will not Lie.. up until I actually got pregnant I really didn't know for sure if & when it would ever happen. It was and is something I will never forget. But at the same time I want to continue to take what good came out of it and learn from it.

After battling infertility for over 2 1/2 yrs, going through 2 canceled IVF/ICSI cycles, and so much emotional pain & heartache that I just can not begin to describe. We Came out stronger as a couple... drew closer together... And learned not to give up when something matters that much to you.. And of course something I already knew.. never to lose Faith:)

I do talk about Infertility more openly now at times if the opportunity presents itself, because its easier now of course, and I've come across Many people in every day life who are going through IF or know someone who is. And I've got to tell our story, and hopefully someone else feels like their not alone, and that there is hope. If it only serves to encourage just a little... that is wonderful to me. I'm passionate about Infertility. I still feel that most people can't ever come close to understanding what that word even means, and what people go through. They can't really help it of course, but I do see allot of ignorance out This is old news though.

I'm so thankful to have this baby! She means so much to me and I haven't even met her yet. I wouldn't trade her even if I could go back in time and have one or more. She came along right when she was suppose to. I am still Amazed!! I can't help it, it just hasn't wore off, and I hope it never does:) I never want to take for granted this miracle we've been given.

Also Those of you out there that are still ttc for your 1st, 2nd, ex. and are battling Infertility... know that I think of you often, and that I care very much about what your going through. I pray that your journey's to your babies is not far away, and for you not to lose hope.

Sorry I seem to be going on and on.. I think I'm tired Better go get a few hours sleep before I need to get ready. Goodnight to you all! Hope you have a great week.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Almost There...

39 weeks pregnant today!!!

Ok Now since I haven't posted in a while "Again" I have a little catching up to

I last Posted At.. 36 & 3 days Pregnant, and things were going pretty good with the Exception of the terrible heartburn, and major swollen The *Day After That* My Feet Started Itching Like Crazy Bad!!! And then SO did My Hands!!! I didn't pay this enough attention that day, but when it didn't go away by the next day, and I had a *weird rash* on my hands & feet I knew something was up.

My sister was in town that day, and She knew what it was... She said- Hey That Must Be that Weird "Pregnancy Rash" that a few people get. Then I remembered about it too.. as I had seen this on a medical channel on TV before.

I felt Major Dread at that moment... As I remembered that There Was *NO CURE* for it, But to deliver the Baby! So At that Point the Rash was also getting Worse..IT was looking like I had a rash on a rash!!! It was also the Weekend, so the Drs. Office wasn't open... And I was in a state Of Misery!!! The Closest thing I can think of to describe it is- It feels Like a Very Bad Allergic Reaction!!! Like your itching & burning So Bad you just don't know what to do with yourself!!!

Anyway I called the office # and after going through many Operators.. Someone finally talked to the DR. on call... And He Confirmed- that it did indeed sound like I had that Pregnancy Rash.. other Short Names For It is.. PUPPS or PEPS. I think. She then tells me the Dr. says there's not much I can do about it!!! And that it won't go away until I deliver!!! Great!!! She then tells me The Dr. said to take- Benadryl & Pepcid.. "together".. And use Cortizone Itching cream. That this was what I should Do to help relieve the symptoms.

I was so Frustrated too... as I had already tried All the Above the day before, and it wasn't working!!! I jus know to do those things if you ever come down with a rash.. Its kinda common sense.. Plus I grew up with a Mama that was a RN. lol

I then had a really Bad weekend of Suffering with this Awful Rash. Also *Noting* that I was almost 3 weeks away from my "Induction Date". Ya.. I was horrified at times!lol That Next Monday Morning I called the Drs. Office Again to Notify My Dr. & See If there was ANYTHING ELSE I could Try?! He said he Agreed with what the other Dr. said, And he called me in some ATARAX.. (this is kinda like a stronger Benadryl).. And to Also keep using the Benadryl & Pepcid.. together.. and using the Itch cream.

Long Sorry Short.. I suffered For several more days... But Later on all I was doing seemed to be helping, and keeping the rash at bay, and even making the Appearance of it go away most of the time:) Although I stay Very Drowsy from the Meds.. And the Rash does seem to want to Flair up at some point in the day to some degree.. It has Been Manageable!!! It could Be SO MUCH WORSE!!! Trust ME!!! Look it up if U want?!!! (Although in my times of suffering through the Night.. I have said crazy stuff.. Like yelling to my husband- UGH!!! U won't help me & Those Dumb Drs. won't help me Either!!)LOL HAHAHA Hey.. I was in shear misery I tell you!!!

So here I am today.. 39 weeks with only 2days to go before we Induce!!! THANK GOD!!! My last Dr. apt was on Friday- All is looking Good!! And *Surprise* I made a little Progress I was Dilated 1cm. Which is good it'll hopefullly help things progress a little better when we induce. I came in there that day with Only 1 Question? What do WE NEED to DO.. to Set Up with the Hospital to Induce on Wednesday? I didn't get the Chance to Ask the Qu. however.. He was Prepared!!! YAY!!

He Had My Registration orders for the hospital Ready & Told us to Check In Through in between 5:30 & 6:00am... @ the Emergency Room. Since no other Registration places are open in the hospital That Early. Point is- He Had All My stuff together And MADE IT EASY FOR ME:) Right Now Orange is My Favorite Color!LOL That Envelope Makes Me Happy!!! It just reminds me that Soon I will be going to the hospital and coming back home with My little Miracle baby:) She's Worth it All!!! all the morning sickness I've had (and I've had allot).. Heartburn.. swollen feet & hands.. And Horrible Awful Rash!! lol
It won't be long Now... Only good thing about this weird rash I developed is.. IT Can't actually Harm Me or Baby:) But I tell YOU all This... U DON'T WANT NONE!!!
Next Time I Post.. I'll Probably be telling you all that Our Little Girl has Arrived:) Take Care You all! I'm trying to take it Easy For Now... Cause I'm in pain from her head sitting so low in my pelvis.. And I really don't want to go into Labor at home.. WHY? Well I like to feel in control to some extent!lol And I Have A PLAN!!! haha Guess we'll all see how that Goes!
Until then.. take care.. And Say A Prayer for a Smooth Delivery! Thanks:)