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I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

AF on Mother's Day

I was so hoping for a mother's day miracle. I get home from church, take a test, wipe, and there are the beginnings of AF. On to cycle #3.

I can't wait to be a mother. I am hoping it doesn't take a year or more, but if it does, we will keep trying. One day at a time.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

High Stress

I heard on tv the other day that buying a home is one of the most stressful things you will ever do in your entire life. I can only say that this HAS to be true.

H and I are in the middle of buying our first house, and I am so stressed out. We looked at several houses, but ended up falling in love with the first one we saw. We put an offer on it a week later, and after three rounds of countering, they accepted. We then had to go through the stress of the inspection, and since this was a bank-owned, As-is property, we were VERY nervous... well, it turned out fine-- minor problems, nothing we can't fix inexpensively.

Now we are in the middle of getting full and final approval on our loan. We are doing an FHA loan, and we have a nice rate at 6%. The problem is this: H's pay (which is much more than mine) is partly based on sales. Not really commission, because it's not based on what he sells in particular, it is based on how much money part of the company makes. It's weird, and unfortunately, the bank thinks it is weird too. I know we can afford this house, and probably a house that is even more expensive if we wanted, but being that H has only been in his position at that job (he recently got a substantial raise), the bank is having a tough time seeing the money being there always. I'm so stressed.

I will cry so hard if this doesn't work out. I do not want to go back to renting, and I most certainly don't want to go back to apartment living. On top of all of this, there is always the TTC journey. We are nearing the end of cycle #2 (woah! I know...not really), but it has already been a tough time. We got a bfp our first cycle and miscarried at 4w 5d. I was so sad. I'm 10dpo today, and I am probably not going to test.