Rough Day

Today was a rough one.  Thomas had his second blood draw to check his AFP level.  Our first one he was a rock star at, he didn’t even cry.  Today, that was a different story.  Not only were there mega amounts of tears, he was poked three times.  Once in the heel, one in the…

Monday Mom Moments

I am going to start a new series on Monday’s called, Monday Mom Moments.  Little moments about being a Mom that I want to remember and capture. Today, it made me a little sad when Thomas smiled so big when he looked at me.  One day just hearing my voice or hearing his name won’t…

Scanxiety

I have never heard the word scanxiety before until I started looking up hashtags on Instagram.  My last post was on the day of Thomas’s follow up scan.  We were called by our pediatrician the following day to give us the results.  They were not what we had been hoping for.  The original cyst grew,…

Scan Day

  It was scan day here in the Kramlik house.  Every three months  Thomas has to go and have an ultrasound of his abdomen done along with blood work to check his AFP level.  They do this because children with Beckwith Wiedemann are at risk for developing childhood cancer. We went in April to have…

Thomas Month 3

Dear Thomas, How are you three months old already?  I am going to blink and you will be going to school, moving out, and getting married.  That is it, you can’t leave me….EVER!  Ok just kidding, I know you will leave me one day, but it is sooooo far in the future I won’t worry…

Thomas Month 2

Dear Thomas, It is true what they say about time.  It is moving to fast, please slow down.  This month I feel has flown by.  We did so much though.  We visited Grandma and Grandpa at their jobs.  They had so much fun showing you off.  I drove you in the car all by myself…

Thomas Month 1

Dear Thomas, You have only been here for a month, but it seems like you have always been here.  One of your Apa’s friends told him that it was so neat to think how when you were born you were the newest thing in the whole world.  I never really thought about it like that. …

Welcome

Welcome back to Way We Go.  I am doing some spring cleaning around here and dusting off the cobwebs of my site.  I am really ready to dive in and make this a fun space on my corner of the internet.  I’m hoping to make this a place where I talk about my love of…

Thomas’s Birth Story

On January 6th I was admitted to the hospital with some shortness of breath and high blood pressure.  The plan was to stay in the hospital until I reached 36 weeks or my blood pressure couldn’t be managed.  Well I made it all of a day and half.  (I had a previous hospital visit already…

Advice from a Friend

The other day a fellow IVF sister reached out and asked me how I got through getting a negative beta result. This is what I told her, I thought it might help someone else too. If I am being completely honest, I cried a lot. I cried for what I lost, I cried for my…