Because Life Gets Blurry

and I dont want to forget a thing.

Making the switch March 26, 2011

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To CLOTH DIAPERS

I think im a little to excited about this ūüôā

I ordered a Softbums¬†diaper the other day, so that I’d¬†have something to show Mr. Blur when I talk to him about switching to cloth diapers (hey the worst he can say is no, but I don’t¬†think he will once he sees how they work, and even if he does, at least I’ll¬†have a diaper I can use if we ran out of disposable)

I also decided to switch to cloth wipes¬†the wipes we’ve tried leave little Rjs bum all red and I was told by a few nurses that cloth is better, and if im already going to be washing this diaper it wont be any harder to do cloth.

But anyways¬†this diaper comes with 3 inserts and one “cover” which fits and looks just like a regular diaper. So with each change (unless it’s a¬†epic blowout) you just change the insert, so you could use the same insert all day as long as it stays clean, and just use inserts which are 3-5 dollars a piece. I figured if¬†Mr. Blur¬†okays it I’ll¬†order one more pack($35) and a few extra inserts so that will get us through 1 maybe even 2 days and then I can wash them every other¬†day. The detergent to use is about $13 dollars(depending on which¬†kind you get)¬†and lasts a long time I’ve read because you use such a tiny amount.

I already have a sprayer on the tub which reaches to the toilet to use as a “diaper sprayer” you just spray BM into the toilet and then put into a small plastic trashcan until your ready to wash. Then just wash the can out.

Theyre good for the economy, good for the baby, good for the pocketbook, and super cute..I bought the “ocean blue” color ūüôā

I havent told anybody yet, I’d¬†rather put it into action first then hear everyone’s¬†criticism¬†about it because honestly I’ve¬†done a lot of research on it and it does not look hard AT all. If I was working a full-time¬†job it may be a little more difficult but I’m¬†part-time so I have time to wash them at home.

We’re going to build up our stash slowly, probably just use cloth part-time¬†until I get enough diapers for using it full-time- I’m¬†thinking I’ll¬†need at least 4 diapers to do it full time and lots of inserts. Luckily Rj¬†doesnt poop a lot, just about once a day..and he isn’t¬†a heavy wetter, we usually only change him at feedings so that’s about 5 times a day..

So yea, I’m¬†pretty excited…about diapers LOL I can’t wait for them to show up ūüôā I’ll let you all know how it goes!

Ps: this one diaper should last until he’s potty trained!¬† It fits 6-35lbs+

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The induction/Birth story February 1, 2011

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I couldn’t¬†keep you waiting until tomorrow so here’s the next part:

The doctors nurse called me on the monday before and said to be at L&D on the night of the 8th to start cervidil to do that over night to get my cervix effaced and opening. So we go in at 5:30 ont he 8th and get all settled in our room and we were just so excited to be meeting our baby with in the next two days.

So when the doctor comes in to insert the¬†cervidill¬†she tells me im already 3cms¬†dilated and that the cervadil¬†isn’t¬†needed. I was happy to hear that but then she said I could go home! I was like hell no, I came here to have a baby I don’t¬†wanna go home. But they talked me into it saying I needed to get a full nights sleep (and I wouldn’t¬†get that there) so they gave me a ambien¬†and we went home. I took that ambien¬†and sat on the couch for a while then about 20 mins later I needed I was so sleepy I needed help walking to our bedroom. LOL

So we go in the next morning, the 9th, at 7:30 and get settled in AGAIN. The doctor came in a 8:30 and broke my water. Then at 9am we started pitocin. I was fine for about 2 hours, playing around on facebook. Even ordered some more checks online. Then around 11 the contractions got VERY painful. I pushed the lap top away and couldn’t¬†really focus on anything. I didn’t want my husband touching me either.

They offered pain medication and said I could get the epidural at anytime. I wanted to hold off as long as I could. But I said ok to the IV pain meds.  Then the nurse said she was going to call the anesthesiologist to come in because he usually took some time getting there.

The IV meds werent helping all that much either. Then all of a sudden a contraction hit and I felt this weird off sensation and then I felt really loopy and the intensity of the contraction let up a little bit.

Just then at noon the Epidural guy showed up. So I sat on the edge of the bed with Mr. Blur and the nurse holding me, He took a long time¬†to get the epidural in. But once in it was amazing! I don’t¬†know how people do it without if you have then you deserve an award! I was around 5 cm dilated when I got that.

After that things went smoothly, family arrived and we chatted, they came in and out. Then around 5 they checked me again and I was at 10cms! But the doctor said no pushing until I felt the urge to push.

Another hour later at 6 I started feeling a slight urge to push so we started.

This is when hubby got SUPER amazing, (he was amazing the whole time) but we really worked as a team for pushing, the nurse didn’t¬†really do much except watch. She kept saying “oh you guys got this” and telling other nurses how great of a team we were.

Because of the epidural¬†my right leg was completely numb, my left one wasnt as bad. So the hubby every push would lift my right leg up and hold it for me and count for me. It was 3 pushes of 10 counts. I tried doing more sometimes. For the first 2 I’d¬†do more because every time¬†on the last one I was get really nausea and not be able to finish it. I threw up on every third push(which actually helped him come down the birth canal) but it was really hard on me, I was getting so tired.

I ended up pushing for 3 hours! Way more than¬†I thought i’d¬†have to. I finally said “we ARE getting him out, I am tired of pushing!!” and then everyone came in (doctor and more nurses) and I pushed him out at 9:02 pm, 12 hours since starting pitocin and 3 hours of pushing..

R J was here

December 9th, 2010

6lbs 15oz

19 inches long

Happy and Healthy With a head FULL of dark hair, with long fingers and toes.

 

Leading up to Birth Story

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Wow where do I even begin?

Its been so long since I’ve¬†sat down to write in this blog-¬†I wonder if any ones even reading..but it doesn’t really matter because I want to write this stuff for my own documentation. SO here goes…The birth story. Kinda. more like leading up to the birth story lol

At my 36 week(wed dec 2nd) appointment (with a doctor that was not my usual) we were to go to my appointment then hang around until our first birth class that night. We went into my appointment and they took my blood pressure and it was up a little again (it always was when I first got into my appointments) so they had me lay on my left side then they took it again after a few mins. It was still elevated and there was a trace of protein in my urine so they sent me on over to labor and delivery. They also checked me for the first time and I was at 2cm dilated and 50% effaced!!Surprised me!

They wheeled me over to L&D and they told me my doctor was the one on call which was great. They hooked me up to monitor and everything looked fine. They did blood work and it was fine. I had a slight headache so they gave me some Tylenol and we just waited around. My blood pressure was back to normal when I got to L&D.

My doctor came in and said they were going to have me do a 24 hour urine test and if that came back over 300 that they were going to induce me Wednesday when I reached full term at 37 weeks(dec. 8th).

I left that night with a big pee holder thing and a note to get out of work because¬†the pee had to be kept refrigerated. I had to collect ALL urine for 24 hours.¬† We then went to our birth class which was incidentally in the same building. It went great, got some useful information, lots I already knew but hubby didn’t so that was good.

Then we went home and I followed the rules knowing that everything was fine and that the urine test would come back normal.¬†¬†Friday the 4th I¬†took it in and dropped it at the lab and saw my doctor for a follow-up. She then told me she thought I was working too much and that it would take some time to get the labs back from the urine but she thought I needed to be taken off of work. This bummed me out because I only got 6 weeks of Mat. leave and didn’t¬†want to use it up before the baby arrived. My plan/goal was to work until he arrived so I’d have the full 6 weeks with him.

So I went on home and took it easy and got some more stuff done around the house. Then I got a call around one from my doctor saying the levels of protein came back at like 341. I was mildly pre ecclamptic. So she was putting me on bed rest until Wednesday and then I would be induced. I was shocked!! So I called the hubby and everyone else and let them know our little man would be here sooner than later. Everyone was so excited.

So I tried being on bedrest¬†as much as possible but man that¬†is hard to do when you have so much you want to make sure is done and in place before little man arrives. I also hadn’t¬†done mat pictures yet and really didn’t¬†want to miss out on documenting my belly. So I snuck out for a few (seriously like 5 pictures) with a photographer friend on that sunday and I’m¬†sooo glad I did. I cherish those pictures so much.

This is getting long so I’ll¬†write-up the induction in the next post…

 

30 Weeks Tomorrow! October 19, 2010

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Well tomorrow our countdown will be down to just 10 weeks otherwise known as 7o DAYS!!!

I remember looking at the wedding count down when it was at 70 days…now we just passed the 3 months of marriage mark…and still going strong ūüėÄ

Things have been good. Finally getting things done around the house, its starting to hit me that we don’t¬†have much time left and the nesting is finally beginning.

I figured out what the pain is ive been having, I do have round ligament pain but also pain from my pelvis splitting, apparently its suppose to stretch and mine hurts a lot when it’s doing¬†that. Some days are worse than others but the last couple days have been ok. It just makes it difficult to walk comfortably.

Also when I sit down and try to bend over to pick anything up I get a weird cramp like thing and I know its his body getting in the way. I’ve been feeling him up top more and more and I know with in the next couple weeks is when they are supposed to¬†turn head down for delivery. Mr. Blur felt an actual body part last night rather than just kicks and movements, he said “that was creepy” lol I think it is too ūüôā

Well thats¬†about it for new things…I have my next appt¬†November 1st when im 32 weeks and then its every two weeks for appts! That will make time go quick too. Then we have 2 birth classes the first two Wednesdays in december. Time should continue to move pretty quickly.

*******Also almost forgot but Mr Blur got a new job today!! He starts monday and we are very excited for this opportunity¬†he’s never done full-time¬†before and with the money he’ll be bringing in we wont have to scrape by nearly as bad as we are this month (he had disability income but since we got married and my income was “too much” they cut it at the beginning¬†of this month (with no warning I might add, they told us originally that my 2 part time jobs wouldnt effect his disability income “much” psf!!)and we used that money solely for rent and utilities so it really was hurting us right now not having it) but now the stress can melt away :D…at least I hope lol

 

25 weeks 2 days September 17, 2010

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Its been a couple of weeks¬†since my last update. Things are going well. I feel this little boy all the time, mostly down low but every once in a while I’ll get kicks up at the top of my belly, which are most fun because those are the¬†kicks that¬†other people can feel and ¬†that make my belly jump and I often get distracted just watching my belly move.

I’m¬†still sick every once in a while, Tuesday¬†was an especially¬†bad day for me. I was puking¬†all day! I’ve felt better since then though. I had my 6th month check up on monday and everything looked great, all they did was measure my belly (for the first time, said it measured right on target) and listened to the baby’s¬†heart beat (150/160s). The worst part about the appt¬†was the wait, my appt¬†was at 2:30 and I didn’t¬†see the doctor until 4!! For a 2 min appt! Never again will I have a monday appt, apparently Mondays¬†are usually pretty crazy around there.

Next appt¬†is in October, the 11th I think. It’s the¬†one where I have to do the glucose diabetes test…oh joy. lol By that appt I will be in my 28th week and officially in the 3rd trimester! How in the world did that happen?!? ūüėÄ

We’ve gotten a few clothes and things as gifts and then I’ve also been garage saleing¬†and found lots of cute clothes, and everyday im getting less sacred¬†and more excited to have him here. I can’t¬†wait for baby snuggles…and this time from a baby that’s mine-how crazy is that!!

We also got an infant¬†carrier/stroller/2 car seat bases¬†for 60 bucks. The¬†infant seat¬†will expire Dec 2011 so we will get one years use out of it, although I’ve¬†been told they don’t use the same car seat for THAT long…but I really don’t¬†know anything about car seats so I need to do some reasearch on how long he’ll be using this one. We’ve also received some bottles and a few toys and such. Other then the baby nessceties¬†like diapers and wipes and the million other things babies need lol¬†we just need a crib to be able to bring this baby home. There is a crib that I want to buy that’s¬†about 170 dollars and its a “mini” crib¬†the same size as a pack and play and I think it will be just perfect for his half of his room. Since we don’t¬†have a second bedroom yet he’ll be bunking up with us (which I hate but we don’t¬†have any other options right now, I’ve put my foot down on starting a huge renovation project until spring, when we could then possibly move in with relatives till it gets done, our house is just too small and old to have a baby in it while doing major remodeling)

Well that’s¬†about everything that’s¬†going on these days. Little by little we’re getting things in the house cleared out so there is some room for this baby and eventually it will all come together. We’ve only got 14ish weeks left!!(CRAZY!)

PS We have a name officially picked out- just cant share it yet cause its a secret ūüėÄ Unless Mr. Blur spills first then I can ūüėÄ

 

21 weeks 5 days Its a…. August 23, 2010

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Surprise surprise…

its a…

BOY

 

 

I seem to be the only one surprised by this though ūüôā I thought for sure it was a girl. But it is¬†definetly NOT¬†lol¬†¬†We found out a week ago today and its finally setting in for me. We are both over the moon.

I know these next 4 months are going to fly by and we have soo much to do to get ready for this new little boy.

 

19 Weeks and mini wedding recap August 4, 2010

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One more week until the halfway point! Although I hope that I’ve already reached mine and I go into labor the week of my due date as I really don’t¬†want to be pregnant in january LoL Since my heart procedures I’ve already met my deductible for this year so as long as I have this baby in DECEMBER I wont have to pay another huge hospital bill ūüėÄ

Anyways…the wedding

…..was WONDERFUL.

Better than¬†I could ever have imagined. We are pretty lucky people to have all the help that we did from our family and friends. Even friends OF family that we didn’t¬†know at all helped out TREMEDOUSLY. All those big and little things that could go wrong _DIDNT!_ so I’d classify it as a success. ūüėÄ

It was a beautiful ceremony outside in front of a creek and big willow trees. We had awesome music that fit together better than I could have imagined. (yes I know I picked it all out but I had no clue how they would all sound together lol)

Mr. Blur cried, and I cried during the remembrances, I wasnt sure if I was gonna be able to pull myself back together but I managed.

Mr. Blur surprised me during the ceremony with a song he picked out and had the DJ sing, it was beautiful. We did the sand ceremony and there were bubbles as we danced back down the aisle. It was a great day.

It was also very hot, but believe me for our weather here it could have been much worse the humidity wasnt as bad as it could have been.

The reception was great, the food was wonderful. We had a blast dancing with all our friends. I couldn’t¬†wait to get done with the “mandatory” dances so I could change into cooler clothes (this is when I wish I would have just spent the money on a pretty summer dress for the reception but what evs) by the time I did get changed I only last about another hour when it was a lil¬†after 11 and I was begging Mr. Blur to leave so we could go check out the Bed and breakfast. I was SO tired. And I did remind him that all that dancing and stuff I had done, I had done while carrying his child!! LOL It’d been a long day and I knew we had to get up for gifts in the morning¬†and since this pregnancy when I hit a wall of tiredness there’s nothing I can do but sleep or I get VERY CRANKY and irritable.

But all in all it was a success and we are married!! Its going fine so far lol not much of any changes. It’s nice to¬†be classified as a “family” by society’s standards, especially since we always did want to be married first before we got pregnant, god just had other plans.

We go for our anatomy scan on the 16th…im getting very antsy about it, I really want to know that everything is okay with the baby and that there arent¬†any major health problems. I also really want to know what the gender is…Mr blur is convinced it’s a¬†boy and I think it’s a girl. We have names picked for either although we wont be sharing them with anyone. I thought we were going to be in trouble with a boy name because nothing we talked about could we agree on. He hated everything I loved and vice versa. But we did manage to find one that made us both happy.

I’m still sick, every morning¬†I dry heave and every night I get sick. I think a lot¬†of the morning stuff is the sinus drainage making me queasy and the night stuff is because I havent been coming to work these 7 hour shifts with enough food to feed me every 4 hours. I usually only come with dinner but im realizing now that I need to bring a¬† snack AND dinner. So im trying to be better. Eating is soo¬†hard, its so¬†hard to decide what I want and then to still want that by the time I have it actually¬†in front of me. I did have my first craving though…and if you knew me you’d know for sure that’s¬†what it is. Its gum, like the bubbalicious¬†gum. And I HATE gum in normal life lol I’ve¬†never liked gum and then all of a sudden one day I had to have it, so I went to the gas station and used my LAST check to buy TWO dollars worth of gum, lol it was ridiculous.

My work schedule has been crazy these last 2 weeks and the next 2 weeks. Out of the next 15 days I only have ONE day off from my hospital job that I usually only do tues/thurs/ & every other¬†fri/sat. And I work at my mon-fri morning job every morning. So its been busy. I’ll try to keep updated more.