Sunday, February 2, 2014

15 Months

In hopes to remember all the little things, I will attempt a monthly post of the baby haps' So Here we go! Age: 15 months Clothes: 18-24 month. 18 month clothes have been lasting a lot longer than I thought they were. Hopefully she will fit into some 24 month long sleeves this winter since we have a decent stash handed down and bought over Christmas. Even if she doesn't I’m sure they will fit for fall. Unless she has some crazy growth spurt! Shoes are size 5 for now. She likes to “put them away”. In Mommy’s closet with Mommy’s shoes <3 E has a slight sock obsession. And knows that they belong on her “toochies” (tootsies). She will try to put them on but has not been successful yet. Pro at taking them off though  especially in the car. Loves to wear her winter hats! Favorite Foods: Mac and Cheese, pomagrantes, grapes, little pizzas, peas, cheese, fishies, animal crackers Favorite Words: Mommy, Daddy, kitty, doggy, woof woof, Caliou?, ‘what’s this?’, bobby (happy) Favorite Activities: going down the slide grandma and grandpa got her for Christmas, climbing stairs, climbing sofas, climbing chairs… you get the idea. She also LOVES brushing her teeth. All I have to say is “let’s go brush your teeth” and she will run to the bathroom. Hide and seek with Daddy Favorite Things: her blankees, and a penguin (she likes to push his nose in and have mommy or daddy pop it out) Signature Moves: spinning in a circle, peek a boo (slaps her face with both hands over her eyes and holds them there for an extended period of time before we "find" her ) Proudest Moments: Fell off the chair onto her face, ouch! Till next month !

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Where have you been?!!?'s been awhile. But I'm back for a little update :-) We've been a little busy the past year with this little cutie.
Here is the story of her coming into this crazy world.
Our daughter Emily finally arrived on September 28th at 3:07 AM 3 days late.  Here's the story...(if you aren't wanting labor details look away)
September 27th Josh and I were up early since who can sleep when you know you are going to be parents at any second???!!!!  We decided Cracker Barrel would be a great way to start the day, so we set off to breakfast.  As we sat there we noticed right next to us was a Pharmacist from Giant who was good friends with Josh. Such a nice guy, I remember him from when I was a kid.  We had a great time, they left and as we got our check found out they paid for our meal! How sweet.  We then carried on with our day with a stop at Marshalls.  Got home and did some laundry, and cleaning then settled down for a nap.  Josh fell asleep, I just rested my eyes. And around 3pm I began to feel contractions.
They progressed from "was that one?" to "okay here we go again, ack!".  Around 4pm I called the Dr.'s office to give them a heads up.  They told me to head to the hospital, since the Dr. was already there doing a surgery.  I got a shower and had a bowl of ramen (since I've heard so many horror stories of woman not being able to eat for hours and hours).  I figured ramen wouldn't be too rough on my already upset belly.  Then we were on our way to the hospital!
Last prego pic! 2 days late.

On our way to have a baby!

We checked in around 6 I think?  I was in "early labor" and only dilated about 2cm.  So they said they would check me in an hour and in the mean time to walk around.  So we did, walk..stop have a contraction, walk, have a contraction, this went on and on and then I had about enough and laid down in bed.  Finally about 2 hours later they checked me again.  I think I was about 4 cm and apparently progressed enough to get me into a labor and delivery room.  You know the room with all the fancy stuff.

We got to the labor room and filled out papers in between contractions.  At this point I was still OK, they were becoming painful and more frequent.  My Dr. came in maybe around midnight to see where we were at.  I was about 8cm.  The nurse couldn't believe it. She thought for sure I was at 4cm still the way I was dealing with the pain. **Or maybe she said this to make me feel good?**  So they ordered the epidural.  It is such a weird sensation, you can actually feel the medicine (which feels cold?) go down your spine.  Weird. I also got a pump to give myself additional epidural but was told later I wasn't pumping it enough.  So... Dr. came in again checked me and I was almost there, she said I had a half a cm to go till pushing.  At this point she left and told me when I feel downward pressure to call them and that meant it was time to push. It wasn't long before I got that feeling and called them in.
This was the last picture Josh took before Emily was born?

I pushed for about 45 minutes, which seemed like eternity , and those you have pushed for longer my hats go off to you, mama!  I'll spare you the horror I went through after. Lets just say I was in more pain than labor when they had to fix me up.
Where was Josh this whole time? Right beside me :-) He held my right leg up as I pushed, wiped my forehead with a cold cloth, helped me breath and coached me on.  I remember him telling me that there was no way he was going to do this, but when the time came he stepped up the the plate.
So out popped this screaming cutie, with a full head of dark brown hair!
Her very first picture by her daddy
Emily had some visitors in the waiting room.

Our first family picture

The next day we had some more visitors! Or actually it was the same day...mama needs a nap!

Pretty soon it was time to venture home!

The rest is history! I promise I will try try try to post a little more often :-) And update soon with some recent pictures!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

39 Weeks!

How many weeks: 39 Weeks! 
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes
Best moment this week: Finishing the baby room!! YAY!
Miss Anything? sleep
Movement: she's slowed down a bit, maybe running out of room or resting up for her big exit.
Food cravings: Starving
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: pressure, cramping, contractions, stabbing pains
Symptoms: carpal tunnel, back ache, fatigue, slowness, swollen feet and hands and everything in general really
Belly Button in or out? OUT!
Wedding rings on or off? off :-(
Happy or Moody most of the time: mostly happy just tired which probably results in some pissy moods
Looking forward to:  Baby G! Any day now!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

38 weeks!

Well this week we had a tiny scare. Spent a few hours in labor and delivery with some blood pressure issues. Just needed some rest and it came down.  This week things have changed a lot. I thought it was hard to move before, well it's almost impossible now.  I have definitely been spending more time on the couch and listening to my body to slow down.  I keep thinking she's coming early but we all know she's the boss.

How many weeks: 38 Weeks! 
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes, more showing up in random places.
Sleep: Do I dare say I'm sleeping a little better? Still getting up a million times but having an easier time going back to sleep, watch now I won't sleep.
Best moment this week: listening to my baby girls heart beat for 4 hours while in the hospital.
Miss Anything? wine, being able to get up from the couch with out grunting and using all my strength.
Movement: she's slowed down a bit, maybe running out of room or resting up for her big exit.
Food cravings: eating anything and everything insight and still havent' gained anything in 4 weeks!
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: braxton hicks, lots of pressure and cramping
Symptoms: carpal tunnel, back ache, fatigue, slowness
Belly Button in or out? OUT! It finally happened!
Wedding rings on or off? wedding band only is on.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy most of the time.
Looking forward to:  Finishing the nursery.  We got the glider last night so we just need to put that together and get the extra junk out of the room and we are all ready for Baby G!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

37 Weeks!

This past week, things have changed.  Baby G has dropped and I think dropped a little more. I've experienced what I think to be more painful braxton hicks.  I think preparations are being made for her exit.  This week we hit the full term mark, and it scares and excites me.  I can't wait to  meet this little girl.  But I am scared out of my mind about labor, I'm sure as it gets closer I'll settle down and just want her out!

How many weeks: 37 Weeks!  Full Term!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep:Sometimes it happens sometimes it doesn't, whatever.
Best moment this week: Having a 3 day weekend! At this stage of the game it's almost necessary.
Miss Anything? being able to move.
Movement: lots of pointy elbows and knee jabs
Food cravings: super hungry this week! baby g must be growing!
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: braxton hicks
Symptoms: slow, slow slow, feeling like I have to carry my belly at times, carpal tunnel that radiates to my shoulders at night, oh and the feeling that something is trying to get out of me.
Belly Button in or out? it's half out
Wedding rings on or off? still able to put my wedding band on!
Happy or Moody most of the time:Happy with a dash of get this thing out of me.
Looking forward to:  not going to lie, the weekend, work is getting rough eventhough I sit at a desk most of the day.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

36 Weeks!

Oh boy I've missed a few weeks, sorry! I've just been feeling tired, and trying to get all the baby stuff ready.  Only 4 weeks to go!  I also wanted to do a post on my wonderful shower but haven't gotten the pics from it yet.  So once I have those I will update :-)  We should have the baby room done soon too, so lots of pics to come!

How many weeks: 36 Weeks!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes
Sleep: my random sleep patterns and positions annoy me and Josh.  Although do I dare say I'm having an easier time falling back to sleep after waking up to pee?
Best moment this week: Worked feverishly this weekend on getting more of the baby room done with the help of mumsy :-)
Miss Anything? sleep, being able to move, and not being stared at like a freak show
Movement: she's in my ribs, and on my bladder yay!
Food cravings: wine.........nicely chilled white por favor
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: braxton hicks, oh and this just in! baby g dropped. I don't know if she dropped completely put she did a little. After eating some fabulous tacos from Cali Burrito.
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel is getting worse, heartburn,  back pain, swollen feet and hands
Belly Button in or out? it's slowly popping out
Wedding rings on or off? just my wedding band.
Happy or Moody most of the time: tired, I dont think I've been very moody, ask the hubs though.
Looking forward to:  Being another week closer to seeing this baby girl. We keep wondering if she will have red hair and what she will look like.  Starting to get anxious for the labor and delivery.  She's going to have to come out? of where? 10 centimeters? Do you know how big that is? And she's about 6lbs now? ACK ! Panic!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

33 Weeks

Big week!  We got the crib and changing table at Ikea over the weekend. 

 Not without a stop to the California Pizza Kitchen, I think  Josh was in heaven.
Here's my belly pic for the week

How many weeks: 33 Weeks!
Touch your toes?no
Stretch marks? yes, lots on my belly
Sleep: my random sleep patterns and positions annoy me and Josh.  Although do I dare say I'm having an easier time falling back to sleep after waking up to pee?
Best moment this week: Buying the crib and changing table and setting it all up!
Miss Anything? sleep
Movement: a lot of big movements now
Food cravings: nothing in particular
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Gender:  It's a GIRL!
Labor Signs: occasional sharp pains, dr. said it's normal
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel, heartburn,  back pain, super slow and tired all the time.
Belly Button in or out?  the little bugger is hanging tough, still in
Wedding rings on or off?  I have resorted to only wearing my wedding band, chubby fingers.
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy and tired
Looking forward to:  I have a feeling it will be a special weekend :-)  Saturday we will have our 8 hour child birth class. Can't wait till that's behind us so we can move on!