S: Pregnancy Journal - Micah Alexandre Tkachenko
BC: Baby TK
FC: A baby is something you carry inside | you for nine months, in your arms | for three years and in your heart till | the day you die." ~ Mary Mason
1: About Our Family | We met the end of May 2008, while I was working at Rick Hendrick Toyota. We knew from the start we were meant to be together, so we were engaged two weeks later. We eloped on July 3rd, 2008, but then had a formal wedding on October 26th, 2008. We miscarried in March 2009 and have been trying to make our family bigger ever since. In August 2010 we found out that you were going to join our family. We've never been happier and anxiously await your arrival!
2: How We Found Out | Took 2 pregnancy tests because of missing cycle. Wanting for cycle to start so that we could begin our first round of a fertility treatment, and then no cycle. The DR called me in on August 4th, 2010, for a blood test to check and before she could call me back I knew because I had taken the 2 tests! You were already with us and we did not even have a clue!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | Mike could not stand the excitement of the news that you were coming. He immediately began calling everyone and posting photos on facebook. I was so excited and scared at the same time that I just let him run with the news, because I thought talking too soon would jinx us, considering what happened the last time and especially considering how long it took us to get pregnant again!
4: 6 Weeks 1 Day
5: The first ultrasound was a total shock to us. The doctor had called me in to run some tests just to make sure that everything was as it should be for a normal pregnancy. She told me she was going to do an ultrasound to see if there was more than one baby, because my hormone levels were really high. There was only you, and I cried the first time I saw you. Mike missed this appointment because we did not know there was going to be an ultrasound. | First Ultrasound August 5th, 2010
6: October 2010 | Doctor visit - Find out gender
9: 18 weeks 3 Days Anatomy Ultrasound
10: 19 Weeks | 15 Weeks 2 Days | 3 Weeks 1 Day
11: 24 Weeks 1 Day | 27 Weeks 3 days | 30 Weeks 3 Days
12: 35 Weeks 4 Days | 34 Weeks 1 Day | 32 Weeks 1 Day
13: 36 Weeks 4 Days | 37 Weeks 3 Days | 38 Weeks 5 Days
14: Progress | Went in for 30 week appointment and was measuring 32 weeks. Got an ultrasound to find out that you were weighing in at 4 lbs 9 oz. The DR said you were going to be huge! | 30 Weeks 3 Days
15: 33 Weeks 1 Day | 3D/4D Ultrasound at Little Miracles in Fayetteville, NC
16: Progress | Induction of Labor | After meeting with the doctor and discussing that Mike would be leaving for JRTC in Fort Polk, LA, we decided to set an induction date so that the unit would have a set date that he would have to be back. They were OK with this an agreed to send him back, until they changed their minds and were not going to send him back until the day of the induction, which would mean Mike would miss everything. Didn't know what to do! Last ultrasound: February 22, 2011 35 weeks 4 days
17: C-Section Scheduled | On March 14th, 2011 I went in for my last appointment with this pregnancy! The doctor asked how I was doing and if I was ready to be induced on Monday, March 21st, 2011. I then explained to her that they were playing around about sending Mike back and that the only guaranteed chance we had was a c-section. She agreed and the c-section was set for Monday, March 21st at 5 PM. Mike got home on March 19th, 2011, just in time! | Last belly shot: March 21st, 2011 39 weeks 3 days
18: March 21st, 2011 | 6:32 PM | 20.3 inches | 7 lbs. 5 oz.
19: The Story of your...
20: So in love with our son Micah Alexandre Tkachenko
22: Our first moments with you!
23: The flowers we got while in the hospital.
24: Bringing Home Baby | First Car Ride March 23, 2011
25: Getting ready to go home! | Car ride home from the hospital! | Getting ready to leave the hospital!
26: First Day Home
27: M I C A H
29: Enjoying our new bigger family. Couldn't be happier now that we have Micah in our lives.
31: 4 weeks and 6 days old. | Micah's 1st Easter | 2011
32: Parent Baby Dedication Ahslehhornlf | Parent/Baby Dedication May 1st, 2011 Ashley Heights Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Huff