heart in the clouds

December 20, 2011

Happy 23'rd Week Birthday Mini Mitch!!

So now that we officially know it's a BOY, I've been able to start getting some things together for this little man's room! Here is a picture of the nursery bedding...I think we're going to go with an alphabet theme :) Still haven't decided on paint colors (waiting for the bedding to actually come in) but I think it will be awesome!


I love the lighter blue mixed with all of the different colors! I'm hoping to put one of these awesome trees on the wall too!

So while that has been in the works, I've just been waiting...sitting...to start feeling the little guy! The doctor said its possible I haven't felt him yet because the placenta is right in front shielding me from his karate moves :). Well last night, we had quite a few firsts... went to the hospital and did our tour. Its all still been somewhat surreal until we walked in the labor/delivery area at Sky Ridge and saw the little babies...I couldn't help but picture us when we will be there... and as a typical pregnant woman I was emotional haha. Dustin doesn't understand why I get so emotional, but I just tell him its part of the "process" HAHA!

So when we came  home to relax last night, all the sudden mini was doing FLIPS in there! People tell me its like butterflies, but I wouldn't necessarily agree. At first its like your tummy gurgling like if you're hungry... I have to make sure I distinguish the two or else I'll really be in trouble :) Then as I was sitting in the chair, I saw my tummy jolt. It was truly one of the most amazing feelings I have ever felt. To KNOW....to FEEL that little guy inside of me was just a miracle! Just in time for Christmas and Mini's 23'rd week birthday, we both got to feel something special :)

Merry Christmass to all of you from the Mitchell's... I love this card for the saying on it "Believe in Love, in Faith, in Miracles"...that is EXACTLY what life is all about my friends!

December 7, 2011

HOT DOG...It's a BOY!

After so much waiting (sorry Lynn & Daddy Dave!) we found out we are having a BOY! Below are some of the most recent pictures from the ultrasound. He looks super healthy, weighs in at just over a 1lb already! Hard to believe you have this little person living right inside of you!

There it is as the u/s tech said "it's butt and all its glory" HA!


Profile picture... he's already so handsome!

Below is the video from the ultrasound...it was a super long ultrasound, but here is the gender part. Notice the giggle the tech made when she first saw it :)

December 5, 2011

Its about Time!!

At first I was all super excited to get started on a blog, that I had intended on creating on a more regular basis then say...ummm 8 months or so?? But... as with other people, we've been busy! So to get back on track, I'll catch you up with short (well kinda) timeline. Hoping to use this to keep everyone in the loop with our next moves!

This year has been full of hope, doubts, frustration, excitement, and most importantly life. Follow through our journey...

November 2010 - March 2011: We took the first step in deciding to expand the Mitchell family... to our suprise, it wasn't as easy as we had all once thought it would be. I was diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) in January.  Basically, this means that I ovulate infrequently, it is typically a challenge to get pregnant and so we had to start thinking of the next steps.

March - May: We tried desperately to try and try and try with the help of clomid...timing...all those old tricks, but nothing seemed to work. The first part of the year, could very well be why I didn't blog as much. I was becoming depressed, concerned we would NEVER have children, and overall just disappointed. Dustin was such a good supporter and continued to tell me in his normal Dustin (Foghorn) fashion "everything will be alright!! I promise!" and I just continued to believe him.

July 1 - We had our first meeting with a doctor at Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM). They were incredibly helpful, and although I could tell Dustin dreaded it, they put us through a whole slew of tests to make sure we're identifying the right problem! Dustin was proud to report that he was NOT the issue HAHA! Which just made me even more disappointed, but happy it wasn't both of us! The next step was to do an Intra Uterine Insemination (they harvest the sperm from you know who, then implant it into my uterus at the exact time of ovulation). This can get tricky with schedules, and especially since I didn't ovulate regularly. So our plan was to wait and wait and wait till my next cycle....

Mid August  - We continued waiting, I was getting impatient...calling my doctor asking if we can just bring this thing ON! To my avail... no one was interested in speeding things along...so we were back to waiting. Later on the week of the 20th or so, I wasn't feeling so hot "down there" so I went to the doctor. They KNEW we were trying so hard to get pregnant, so before giving out any sort of anti-biotics... they insisted on a pregnancy test. In my mind I'm thinking NO way, but secretly I'm thinking...what if!?

Sure enough, the test came back positive...I had ran to the doctor on my lunch hour, Dustin wasn't even with me! I was so excited that I immediately started crying, my doctor and the nurse we're SO happy for us! They initially thought I was 10 weeks along, so they gave me my first ultrasound and immediately I saw for my very own eyes Mini Mitch :)

Sorry for the long post... the rest won't be nearly as exhausting to read :)

Currently I am 21 weeks pregnant, healthy and well tomorrow is the BIG day we find out the gender...what do you think it will be???

This was mini around 12 weeks...sorry for the old pictures, I will put up the new ultrasounds tomorrow! You can see it's spine and its head is facing downward...check out those alien eyes in the bottom pic!

Not a very big bump yet...this was around 17 weeks. Definitely feel like I'm getting bigger by the day. 

Stay Tuned!