All the Sun For You

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Another Day…


Matthew tried knocking his teeth out again today.  It was worse than yesterday.

We went to the YM.CA to meet a friend to go swimming and that went great until it was time to go.  We swam, and played, and dunked ourselves for an hour and laughed the entire time.  It was wonderful!  We got out of the pool to get dressed to go, and I was very careful with Matthew the entire time because of the slippery floor.  I got him dressed first and then anchored him between my knees as I got dressed.  I even put on his shoes because I thought they’d be “grippier” than his feet on the tile floor.  I wiped up the floor to dry it off as best I could before setting him down for a second so I could load up our bag.  And that’s when it happened.

I heard the splat, then the thunk… and then the wail.

His mouth was bleeding again – and worse than yesterday.

I freaked out.  It took everything in me (and a whole lot of swearing) to not start sobbing.  The bleeding was terrible and his poor top teeth were covered in blood.  A nice couple checked him out for me and said his teeth seemed fine, but to take him to the dentist if it would make me feel better.

It would.

So I did.

But first… I had an appointment I had to keep.  We had our first ultrasound today.  I felt like I was choosing between my kids for the first time ever.  Take Matthew to the dentist right now and skip the ultrasound, or take him to the dentist after the ultrasound?  I called the dentist to see when they could get him in and they said to come between 2:00 and 3:00 – so that was perfect.  Our ultrasound appointment was at 1:30 so I could do both.

Thank God!

I drove around for 45 minutes as Matthew napped in the car before dropping him off at my friend’s house so I could go to my ultrasound.  I was on pins and needles.  To be perfectly honest, I’ve not had a good feeling about this pregnancy for the last 3 days.  I started feeling sick just yesterday but today, I’ve felt fine, so I figured that yesterday may have been a stomach bug.  Prior to not feeling sick, I just did not feel like things were going well in there.  But it turns out – they are.

We have one perfectly growing baby!  I am so thankful that it’s just one – that when the ultrasound tech said, “wait a minute” just before finishing up, I got really nervous.  She thought she may have seen another sac behind the one baby – but she did not.  Big sigh of relief!  The baby is measuring 1-2 days ahead of schedule (6w4d today but measuring 6w6d) and the heart beat was a solid 126.  We are thrilled, relieved, and happy!

When I took Matthew to the dentist, he was very happy to play with the Le.go table again:

It turned out that his teeth are just fine (again) but that his lower lip got the major injury this time.  He has two punctures in his lower lip but was eating fine today.  The dentist said that the damage from yesterday is already healing.  She also said that he is a kid who needs to be wrapped up in bubble wrap.

B agrees  😉

The rest of the day was a blur.  We had to get Lily Cat to the vet for her weekend at the spa (we board her so she can get her insulin twice daily) and stop at the store to get stuff for dinner and the trip to Chicago.

Busy day!

Matthew is asleep, we are now waiting for Steph, JJ, and Chloe to arrive, I have a Jackson Cat in my lap, and I have a growing baby in my tummy.  My hard day ended pretty well!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

18 thoughts on “Another Day…

  1. Congrats on the healthy heartbeat and I’m glad Matthew’s teeth are okay. I hope tomorrow is much less eventful. (In a good way.)

  2. Two days in a row??? (Sorry, just catching up and didn’t see the other post yet!) Man, poor Matthew and poor Mom. Glad he seems to be in good spirits and eating well! I’m a wimp; even a canker sore makes me cranky.

    Yay for one healthy baby! When you said “they are” I thought you meant TWO babies at first!

    • Yes. He is getting a little more careless and daring with each passing day.

      No – just one baby. Two would have been great for a first pregnancy, but I was hoping for “just one” for #2!

      Happy birthday to your girls (tear).

  3. Oh my goodness, poor Matthew! Sounds like he is quite the trooper at least.

    Yay for one healthy, growing baby in the UTE!

  4. Matthew! You’re killing me, dude! I’ll probably squish you so hard this afternoon that all your teeth will fall out though, so problem solved!

    I’m so happy about your little heart, Courtney. Oh! Tears! Of course M would need you right at that moment…motherhood just got bigger!

    I’m so excited!

  5. Poor Matthew and poor mama! I would have been a wreck if that had been Aiden. I’m glad your appointments worked out so you could go to both. Enjoy your weekend with your friends and I am SO happy to hear baby #2 is growing and healthy!

  6. That’s wonderful! I’m so glad you got to hear a heartbeat and see a perfectly growing baby. Poor Mathew, though!

  7. Oh no, poor Matthew and his little teeth and lips!!! 😦 So glad is okay and hoping he goes injury free for at least the next few days! 😉 Yay for one healthy heartbeat. So happy for you and your little one to be! Also so jealous of your meet up with the other ladies this weekend. Have such a great time!!!

  8. What a crazy day! So glad to hear that Matthew is ok!!! Wrap that kid in bubble wrap – ASAP!

    One beautiful heartbeat!!! Woohoo!!!!!! So happy for you!

  9. congrats on a perfect ultrasound! thrilled for you and your family 🙂

    So glad that Matthew’s teeth are just fine! so scary

    • Hey thanks! I’m still a little tentative about it, and I don’t know why.

      Sure was fun to meet you guys in person this past weekend! I wish we’d had more time to really talk. You and I were so busy at dinner with tired boys!

  10. Oh my goodness- what a few days you had! Glad his teeth are ok- yikes, I’m sure that was so scary. And hooray for a healthy baby! Same thing happened to me with G’s first ultrasound- she thought she saw another sac behind him. After a lot of waiting she brought in another doctor to look, and it was just one. I was disappointed at the time, but now…WHEW!

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