Friday, October 18, 2013

A Moment of Reflection

Today marks baby's 4th month of life. I'm still in awwe and shock that I am, now, a mum of a beautiful baby boy. I still can't believe it sometimes. I find myself looking at him a lot and just holding him. Whispering in his little ear saying I love you baby and I'm so glad your here. He has no idea how much life and joy he brings me. I'm sure my hubby feels the same. I'm always playing with him to try to put a smile on his face. His smile and coo's are EVERYTHING to me. If your like me, and have gone through infertility, you know the struggle. It's not an easy thing to overcome. I remember back in May 2012 going to this RE thinking it'll never happen. I won't ever be a mom and just have to face the fact that we'll have to adopt. Needless to say, my RE rocks!! We got our BFP and it was awesome. I called my RE right upon the test results, yes at 5am LOL! I just, I just can't believe I'm a mom FINALLY. After so many failed cycles, struggling with PCOS, and also not knowing I needed surgery because my tubes were blocked. Wanna see my Introduction or some of my most F.A.Q's about my Infertility Journey so far? Click the links!

So tell me....... What's your infertility story? Any updates on your journey so far?

See ya next time! -NaNa

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

All About OPSEC

What's OPSEC? It is keeping the our enemy countries from obtaining critical DoD information. It protects U.S. operations planned, in progress, or completed. Keep you and your SO information OFF any and all social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. I know it's easy to just blurt out how many days or months until your SO returns home but you do not, by any means, want to do that. You don't want to risk the chance of orders being rewritten all because you opened your big mouth and said something you shouldn't have. I can't even count on my hands how many times I've seen milso's writting out their plans for when they come home as well as the exact time, date, and location of where they are or will be for the homecoming. That in itself is a BIG no no! I do not post anything about my husbands whereabouts while he's deployed. I just say the country tops. If it's getting closer to him coming home I don't say I have this many days, etc. I say something like "it's getting closer to hubby coming home and I have to start shopping." That does not disclose when he's coming home or anything like that. It's a very vague response that he's coming home. With that being said, I hope this blog helps you understand OPSEC just a little bit more because it's one of the failed things I see A LOT in the Military AND MilSO communities. It goes unnoticed and in reality the enemy is always watching!

So tell me....... Have you witnessed someone breaking the OPSEC rules? If so, what did you do to fix this situation?

See ya next time! -NaNa

Monday, October 14, 2013

Daddy's Reaction to Baby Gender

I didn't get to Vlog much of my OB visits due to their rules so I would pop on my YouTube channel and let you know how things went. The one I really wanted to record was Hubby's reaction to the gender reveal, which happened to be priceless might I add. So it was on a Monday morning and I had to pee soooooooo bad. As we all know, with the gender reveal they want you to have a full bladder so there's a better chance of baby cooperating and showing the "goods" LOL. So they call me back and we are like in a line.. Me, Hubby, and Brother in law w/ my mom on the phone :) Once we're in the room and settled they slobber my belly with jelly to see our little bean. She goes through the scan of measuring the baby's head, legs, etc. Then she looks at baby's organs to make sure everything is functioning properly and baby looks healthy. Now, on to the goods. She can't get a good view of it so she had me turn to my left side. Baby finally separates legs and POW it's a boy. I instantly say Holy Mother of........ and the Tech was like "don't you say it" and I said I wasn't going to curse LOL! I started laughing and was like Oh my wow OH MY WOW and my brother in law was sitting there smiling as well. He knew. At this point my poor husband was clueless. He was like "I don't understand what I'm looking at here". So the Tech wrote on the screen " IT'S A........ BOY" and my husband started screaming I knew itttttttt!! We all busted out laughing. That was a good day. It was hilarious hahahaaa. She printed out a butt load of pictures for us and I heard mommy screaming on the phone "What are we going to do with a boy?" I said, I guess we'll find out then won't we hahahaa. It was a priceless moment and a moment I'll never forget. Just like when I found out we were pregnant, the bloodwork to confirm it, the first time seeing the baby at the RE's office, see his growth at each scan, and of course the birth :)

So tell me...... What was your husbands reaction to the baby's Gender? Was he surprised like mine? Was he excited of the outcome?

See ya next time! -NaNa
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