Wednesday, August 13, 2014

oh HEYYYY August

Well friends its August.. can you believe it. It still amazes me how time flies so quickly. Sorry for the quietness on the blog lately. We've finally found a routine for baby M and I couldn't be more happier.

We've also had a very sick puppy. :( So we've been trying to get him better. 

So I thought I'd share some pictures from the last few months!

Father's Day - This was the husbbsters first fathers day and he loved every minute of it!!

Baby M also celebrated being 1 month old by screaming through most of his pictures. cool. Least hes cute!

4th of July - Baby M's first holiday/vacation/cabin trip

And now we are well into August and preparing for our BIG move soon!! I shared on THIS post about building a new home and its almost ready! I'll be sharing more about it soon, but here is the pretty outside and don't be frightened the garage still needs to be painted!!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Infuenster Box #3 - Herbal Essence

Well friends I just received another Influenster Box. This one had three Herbal Essence products in it. They are the new naked products: Shampoo, Conditioner, & Dry Shampoo. I jumped on trying these out right away because I LOVE me some dry shampoo! If you've never tried dry shampoo, go out now and buy some! 

Anyway, I really loved that these products didn't have some of the crazy chemicals other products have. That is definitely a plus to these products. I went ahead and tried the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo first and I LOVED it!!! It worked really well and kept my hair feeling fresh for another day. I would definitely recommend this product. So the next day I decided to go ahead and try the Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo and Conditioner. I wasn't a huge fan of the smell, but went ahead and tried it anyway. I had to wash my hair twice with the shampoo and it still didn't feel clean to me. I ended up using my normal shampoo and skipped the conditioner since I wasn't too happy with the shampoo. Now I have pretty difficult bleached hair so I'm not sure if it was my hair or the product, so feel free to go out and try it yourself.  

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Baby M's Birthing Story

I'm a little late in sharing this with you, but I'm going with it anyway. Well let me start by saying this is not a pretty or sweet birthing story, in fact its quite the opposite. Its actually funny when you realize this little guy made quite the entrance into this world.

The hubs and I decided long before the birth that we would attempt to deliver baby M without pain meds, so we took a 12 week Bradly Method birthing class. And in that class they taught us everything we needed to prepare ourselves for a birth without pain meds, HOWEVER they did not prepare me for what happens when complications arise, but in their defense how could they.

On Wednesday, May 7th (3 days past my due date), I finally started having contractions. And they were decent at first. I was like oh I can totally handle this. Then around midnight we headed to the hospital, and the contractions were more intense. I'm not sure if you are aware but when you go into a hospital in labor, they make you go through the ER and then after you make sure to preregister they still make you re-register while you're having contractions. In fact I was in the middle of a contraction while the lady was trying to confirm my address. I mean really... don't they think that can wait? I'm not going anywhere until the baby comes out for goodness sake. There is PLENTY of time to confirm my address. I was not willing to have that baby in the ER. :)

Well we were well into 12 hours at the hospital when they told me I either needed to get pitocin to speed up the process or I needed to go home. 12 hours down, there was NO way this pregnant women was going to go through ALL of that AGAIN much less waddle herself home. So I folded and took the Pitocin and with the Pitocin came the FIRST epidural. Pitocin intensives your contractions, so there was no way this little lady was going without it, especially after feeling the first contractions with the Pitocin.

Baby M decided he didn't really like the Pitocin and every time they tried to increase it, he would pinch his cord and then his heart rate would drop. Already a stubborn child. ;) Since they couldn't increase my Pitocin, my contractions could not get closer together, so when it was finally time for me to push, my contractions were still 5-6 mins apart. Needless to say the pushing did not push baby M forward enough. I also started having back labor and intense contractions again. They gave me a SECOND epidural because my first one had worn off.

They then discovered that baby M was stuck under my pelvis bone and he was facing the wrong way (which explains the back labor) and his head had started to swell. After 24 hours in ACTIVE labor and 2 and half hours of pushing, I was exhausted and in more pain then I could have ever imagined. They weren't sure how much longer it would be or if I could get baby M out by natural delivery since he was stuck. So we opted for a C-Section for everyone's safety and sanity.

The C-Section lasted for what felt like 5 mins, but I was unable to hold baby M right away, and I didn't realize it at the moment, but baby was not crying. He had miconium stuck in his throat and they had to get it out. It took them almost 10 full mins to get it unstuck and before he started breathing on his own. It was a scary few minutes but glad he was okay.

FINALLY, after 3 years of trying to have a baby, 24 hours in labor, 2 and half days in the hospital, and major surgery, Baby M was placed in my arms and my whole world changed.

He was perfect and beautiful in every way.

So please meet our precious miracle baby

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lets Catch Up

I cant even remember the last time I sat down to write a blog post. And as I sit here writing this, I'm saddened that its taken me months to write a post.  These last few months have gone so quickly and been filled with SO much crazy! Baby has officially come and I'm hoping now I'll have more time to blog.
So let me share a little of our crazy journey over the past few months. Back in January we decided it was the right time to sell our house.  Read about our first home HERE.
What kind of crazy couple sells their house while they are getting ready to have their FIRST baby. Not to mention, closing weeks before my due date. Being pregnant and selling your first home was probably the craziest thing I've done in a long time. There was a lot of emotions, lots of tears, confusion, happiness, excitement, and a long list of other emotions. This was the first time we've ever sold and the experience was definitely not what I had imagined. I wont go into too much detail but the buyers and their agent were not only rude and inconsiderate, but very unprofessional and definitely not they type of people you want buying your beautiful home. But in the end it was the best decision for our family. We officially sold our home and now In the process of building our second home. Needless to say, I was not able to finish the nursery which was a bummer but will post pictures once its completed in the new house.

Lots of dirt right now, but it should become a house in a few months ;)

So we packed up everything and moved in with my in-laws until the house is finished. 

I said my goodbyes and cried A LOT. :( but we are moving on and I'm excited to share my birth story and for you to meet my little. 

Hope you've all been doing well!
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Nursery To Do List

Every week we get closer and closer to meeting Baby M, and every week I'm still completely unprepared! Well a few weekends ago we were able to get his nursery cleared out and somewhat painted. We originally had it as a guest room, so we had some serious cleaning to do. So I thought I'd share my inspiration for his nursery and TO DO list with you, then track our progress through the blog.

Here is my Pinterest inspiration for the nursery:

To Do List:
  • Clean out room
  • Paint nursery
  • Purchase a Crib
  • Purchase a glider / redo rocking chair (need pillows)
  • Purchase a dresser
  • Hang shelves for reading area - something similar to this:
  • Organize closet
  • Make a sign with his name on it for above the crib - something similar to this:

  • Buy curtains
  • Buy storage
  • Paint babies bathroom
  • Organize & purchase bathroom storage
  • Hang decor 
  • DIY Growth Board - something similar to this:

I feel a little exhausted just typing out that list... and the sad part is I think I'm forgetting a number of things.

Okay Moms out there, do you ever feel completely prepared before the arrival of the your baby? Or that you have enough time to get everything done?

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