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17 months!

Our family has made it 17 months with our little Jax! Life is EXTREMELY busy with this guy on the go! It’s going by way to fast. Our Jade is almost threw the second grade. She has made us so proud with another school year with 4.0 for the whole year! She will be 8 in two weeks! Jade is into make-up, full house, and dance. She has her first crush… And we are not ready! Lol Jax is 17 months and weighs 27 pounds. We just recently finished our nursing journey. He loves the new lion guard show, cars and trucks, and wheels. M and I are doing awesome. Our marriage is in the next place it has ever been. We are about to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary and our 6th year of dating anniversary. It seems as though we have been together way longer. Well until next time!!!

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7 months already!

We have made it 7 months!  Jaxson now weighs in at 17.7 pounds. Jax has one tooth with another about to pop out. He is sitting up great now! But refuses to roll over. Lol Jade is now heading to second grade. Second grade… wow where has the time gone!? Time is just passing by way to fast!  Our family is going wonderful!

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He’s here!!!

Excited to introduce…
Mr. Jaxson Avery LeMaire!

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Our handsome little man came into the world on September 26th, 2014 at 7:28 AM. At birth he weighed… get ready for this… 10 pounds 11 ounces, and 21 inches long. Just 4 ounces shy of 11 pounds!  I didn’t have gestational diabetes. Just all the males in my family for at least the last 8 generation (the ones we know of) are all big boys, super tall and super built. Delivery was by section so that went as good as it could go. I’m healing up well and I’m back on my feet and ready to take in the world! He’s now 6 weeks old today! Time has flown by! Jaxson is a super happy baby. Very easy going as long as he’s not hungry lol. Loves cuddles and kisses. Born with a head full of hair and hasn’t lost one strand yet. Still waking every two hours during the day and 3-4 hours at night to nurse. Sometimes he’ll go up to 6 hours at night!

The mommy’s…
We are doing great! We have adjust amazingly well to life with a newborn and a 6 year old. It’s just starting not to feel like mass chaos. I feel like we are a great team when it comes to handling both the kids. I love to watch my wife with our son. It’s like falling in love all over again.

Big sister…
She loves having a baby brother. She’s constantly trying to tend to him. Is always helping with his bath and changes. She reads to him and sings him to sleep. It’s the most adorable thing ive ever seen!

Well until next time 💋

We come with great news!!!

What a long year it has been! My last post that we had posted said that we had tried an insemination with a new donor. Unfortunately we only tried once. Our donor had a new job back in his home town 5 and a half hours away. We were upset that we had just started to try again and our donor was again having to leave. Not to worry though, two months later, in march 2013, M had met a guy at M.E.P.S. (Military Entry Point Station). She had gone to re-enlist and add more time to her service. 5 years down, 5 years to go…. for now. It just so happened that this guy only lived 30-40 minutes away from us. M had hung around him a few times and they got to know each other well. M talked to me about this guy and showed me his FB pictures and after she had asked him to donate, I agreed to meet him. He would turn out to be our new donor. He is everything we hoped for in a donor. Hispanic, athletic, non- smoker, smart, and military. So we started to track my cycles and waited for august to get here. Before we knew it August was here and our first inseminations. We inseminated 3 of my most fertile days and began the TWW. At the end AF came and we were saddened. But we were determined and we tried again in September doing my 3 most fertile days. Again we waited and again came AF. October was a no go due to the donor being away for work. In the meantime, M had found a youtube channel with lesbian partners doing the same at home inseminations as we did. M found her on FB and they began to talk back and forth. They told us of some of the tricks that they were doing. They had skipped a month of inseminations and tried a cycle of birth control recommended by the doctor. So we thought why not try it since our donor was at work. November came around and our donor was back home for another round of inseminations. We did the same process as before. And once again AF came. December arrived with all the delights of the Christmas spirit. I wasn’t feeling very joyful because the donor was once again away at work which means another missed month. A few days after the new year I was ovulating again and the donor was ready to donate! We repeated the entire process over again. This was going to be the last try until may due to work schedules and army training for M. We couldn’t stand the waiting so we tested 3 days early… BFN. We tested the next day which was 2 days early… BFN. Not 10 minutes after our second BFN M’s mother calls to tell us that M’s little sister is pregnant. We were infuriated! How could this be?! She was 17 and still in high school. With a very promising future to a full paid scholarship for the following year to her choice college. My heart hurt. Not only because we have been trying so hard for years for a baby of our own but she had an amazing future ahead of her and her reality was so quickly changed by the jealously that she possess (her boyfriends ex is possibly pregnant for his first child). For three days my heart hurt for her and for us. On the morning AF was to join me I pack some tampons into my bag and headed to work. That day went by rather fast and I was to tired to really care that aunt flow hadn’t shown up yet. I went to bed that night sure that when I woke AF would have came during the night. I woke the next morning with an incredible urge to pee. I went to the bathroom where M was already waiting for me as she had just gotten in from work. To our amazement AF still was not here. M insisted that I test again. So I did. And all the while thinking that I must have miscalculated my ovulation and period this month and was off by a few days. I was just about to tell M my suspicions when I looked down at the test and BFP! I just couldn’t believe it! I immediately called my doctor and had an appointment that day. They did another test and checked my cervix to confirm. We were indeed pregnant!  We haven’t posted because we were wayyyyyy wayyyyyy to scared of what happened before but we are ecstatic to announce that today we are 24 weeks pregnant with a very heathly and active little boy named Jaxson Avery! Due September 30th, 2014!!!!

This is a hard time for me. One month away from the one year mark of losing our baby boy. It still seems like yesterday. Although I’ve never held him or saw his face, I miss him. Elijah Gabriel LeMaire<3 forever in my heart.
This is also an exciting time…. We just finished our first insemination since the loss of our son. The two week wait begins. I had forgotten how much it consumes your mind. I'm trying to act like nothing has happened out of the ordinary for fear that it won't work. I'm so ready to give M a baby. She's more than ready to finally be a mother. Nothing more to do than to wait and see.

It’s been 9 and a half months since we lost our baby boy, and we are potentially 3 days away from our first insemination. All of the same feelings come rushing back. The nervousness, first try, the first negative, the BFP, the joy, happiness, the heartbreak and the loss. I’m terrified. Completely terrified. But sooo ready to be a mommy again. And more than that so ready to give Meighan a baby and for her to be a true first time mommy. Wish us luck!

Our first donor has agreed to donate again! 😃 But….. We have to wait till he gets back from his deployment to Afghanistan. That won’t be till December/January. 😞 I was hoping to be pregnant by December. On the bright side is that he’s willing to donate again. Until then it’s just wait, wait, wait!

It’s been only 2 and a half months since we lost a precious baby boy… But I’m so ready to try again! After seeing how well some of you are doing I just can’t help but think about it. Meighan is beyond ready. And up till right now I wasn’t but now… All of a sudden… I can’t wait any longer! My heart just aches for a baby! Now the quest for a donor is on!

Hey guys. It has been quite sometime since I last posted. We have been though so much since our last post. No good way to say it so I guess I’ll just say it.

On february 13 I started to spot after having a routine pelvic exam. The next day I called the doctor and they said it was normal for some spotting and that it should only last a day or two. On the 20th I was still spotting and it was slightly more. I called the doctor they told me to go in the next morning. They did another exam and said they didn’t see any blood then and that if I started bleeding again to call then right away. Late that night I started bleeding again. It was a Friday night so I said if it got worse we would go to the emergency room. On saturday afternoon it did and so we went to the ER. They did blood work and an ultrasound. Blood work said that my hormone levels were about 6 weeks and the U/S showed that the baby had stopped growing and that my body had started the process of absorbing him. I was to follow up with my doctor on monday morning to confirm my biggest fear. I went in on Monday and the doctor took more blood and said to wait for those results. I started cramping that night. Early wednesday about 3 am the cramps turned into shear pain. I called the doctor as soon as they opened and they said to go in. As we are sitting in the waiting room I started seeing spots, my breathing became rapid and shallow, and i began to sweat. My wife went to get the nurse. They helped me to the back and laid me down for a while. Then the doctor came in examined me and then sent me to get another ultrasound. The tech did a vaginal ultrasound. That was the worse pain I have ever experienced. Laying there I could feel the blood pouring out of me soaking all the way up my back. After what seemed like eternity she finished. I stood to clean up and get dressed, blood running everywhere, a ball of blood and tissue fell from my body. I couldn’t bare to look. My wife helped me to finish cleaning up and dressing. Then she cleaned the floor. The doctor looked at the mess that had came out of me and walk out. He came back moments later with paperwork to go straight to the hospital. I was to have emergency surgery to clean my body out. Moments later hospital staff was swarming around poking me and asking questions. It was all a blur. I hadn’t cried until I had to authorize them “to remove and discard any fetal matter that was left.” Soon after they scooped me up and I was on my way to the operating room. I woke up to minimal pain and bleeding. The days following the pain and bleeding subsided and now a month later I’m back to my normal routine. Emotionally I’m getting better. Physically I’m doing great. I’m exercising and have lost 13 pounds already. One day we will try again, perhaps my wife will.

It’s been awhile but here we are 13 weeks pregnant. Since my last update things have been better. The nausea has slowly disappeared. It seems it has been traded for the hiccups!! They stay around all day! My belly is growing and its totally obvious that i’m pregnant now and not just to eating to much! On valentines day I felt the first flutter. It was the most amazing feeling! I go for my first ultrasound on March 12th, Which ill be 16 weeks that day so were hoping to find out the gender! Then on March 17th we will be in D.C. to legally marry!

Meighan, as of right now, doesn’t have to deploy. So she will most likely be here when the baby is born. Our donor has already deployed, so he will meet the baby after he gets back around Christmas time. The baby will be around 4 months when they meet.

 

Your Baby in Week 13 of Pregnancy

What’s up with your baby? Well, besides being as large as a peach now, that big old noggin of hers is now about half the size of her crown-to-rump length (that’s one reason why your little peach looks more like an alien from outer space at this point). By the time you give birth, her body will catch up, measuring three-quarters of her total size. What else is going on in there? Tiny bones are beginning to form in her arms and legs, the intestines are beginning to move from the umbilical cord to the abdomen, and the vocal cords are well under construction (the first step toward saying, “I love you, Mommy!”). And because she can move her arms and legs in a jerky fashion, she may be able to get her thumb into her mouth (a habit that may come in handy for self-soothing when she’s a newborn).

 

Your Body in Week 13 of Pregnancy

When it comes to sex during pregnancy, anything goes. You may feel hotter than ever while your husband is feeling anything but. Or, he may be entranced by your ripening breasts and belly, but his eager eyes (and hands) are just about the last things you want to feel on your body right now. This is all normal and it’s likely to change (and maybe change again) as you get closer to delivery. Whether you’re getting any action down there — and even if you’re not — there’s still certainly lots going on in your nether regions. You may start to notice leukorrhea, a thin, mild-smelling milky vaginal discharge that protects the birth canal from infection and keeps the bacteria in your vagina in a healthy balance. (Okay, now do you feel sexy?) This harmless discharge is likely to increase in the coming weeks, so keep plenty of panty liners in stock.