Sunday, July 25, 2010

Colin's Birth Story

Thursday morning I went in to the hospital around 9:30 am. At 10am I received some cervidil and the doctors told me to come back at 7:30 pm and I was going to receive pitocin. So I went and got a couple magazines and walked around Boston for a little while because it was so nice out and then I just relaxed outside on a bench and read some magazines. At about 4pm me and Tony went out to grab some dinner and all through out dinner I was having the worst pains and I figured that the cervidil was starting to work and that I would get my pitocin soon. The pain started to become to painful and was becoming more frequently. So me and Tony headed over to the hospital and it was about a 5 minute walk and it felt like I had to stop every thirty seconds it hurt so bad.

We headed into labor and delivery floor and my doctor came in to do an exam and see if she was going to start the pitocin sooner than later. When she did the exam it turned out I was 4 cm's dilated and my contractions were two minutes apart. She asked if I wanted an epidural because the pain was getting pretty bad. I told her no that I wanted to wait it out. Well about an hour later I was begging for the epidural. Once I got the eipidural I felt great. By 11pm I was 10 cm's dialated and around 12 I felt like it was time to push. Each time I pushed I would hear the machines start beeping because Colin's heart rate was dropping to low. My doctor had me stop pushing and relax for a couple minutes, and then Colin's heart beat went back up. So we tried again and I pushed a little more and Colin's heart rate plummeted and even with me not pushing it was so low and then it was gone. The doctor put an internal heart rate monitor in me and we found his heart beat again but it was low. It turned out that the cord was around his neck loosely but when I pushed it tightened. So my doctor told me that they had to get him out soon and that I would need a C Section. I started crying because I was so nervous and this wasn't how I pictured things happening.

At 2am I got ready to head into the operating room. But at the last minute a girl was rushed in by ambulance and needed a c section asap. So my Doctor went and delivered her baby first. Around 4am it was my turn. They brought me into the operating room and started the c section. At first they told me that it would be pretty quick that they would have the baby out in no time. Well 30 minutes later they were still working on me. They had to put the table vertical for what felt like 10 minutes and I started getting sick. I heard Tony say that the baby was out and it felt like the longest time to hear him cry. Finally I heard a cry and the doctors saying that he needed to go to NICU. So I told Tony to follow the baby and not to leave his side.

About 2 hours later I was all stitched up and back in my recovery room, I was there for about 3 hours and then they brought Colin back to me. He ended up with fluid in his lungs but was doing good! Colin was born at 5:11am and weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was the cutest thing I ever saw. Things went well for the next few days and I went home on Monday. On Wednesday I noticed that my incision was looking really swollen and big and it was bleeding a little. I made an appointment for Thursday and went into the Doctors. My Doctor told me I needed surgery immediately. I ended up with a hematoma and some internal bleeding. I stayed in the hospital for about 5 days. I was sent home with a drip line in to let the blood out of my incision and a picc line in my arm so I can give myself some medicine called Humate P which is a type of human plasma. I have been giving myself this medicine twice a day for about a week now. My incision is still really swollen and hurts and I am going back Wednesday to see what the Doctors think. I am praying I don't need surgery again and that the pain and swelling will go away soon!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


As of now, I am going in Thursday morning to start cervidil and then at 7:30pm I will start the Pitocin. Yay its almost time to meet my little guy, I am so excited. I am going to do some last minute stuff today but other than that every thing is done. Yay

Friday, June 25, 2010

One week left

Monday I will find out if I am being induced Thursday or Friday. I am so excited I can't wait to meet my lil guy!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

More room pictures

The room is no where near finished. I still have a whole wall that has nothing and a book shelf I need to fill! Here are some starter pictures. I also have to back the shades. But it is a start!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


I am trying to decide what I want to do for bedding. I made a dust ruffle from left over fabric that I used for the curtains. I have a couple different sheet colors and I can reverse the bumper. I made the dust ruffle in 3 separate pieces of fabric and then used Velcro to attach it to the crib.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Starting the Baby's room

I have started putting the baby's room together, I finally finished the rocker yesterday. Here is a picture I promise to update it with better pictures once I find my camera charger! I am looking for fabric for the dust ruffle and blanket and also art work for the walls.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Udder Covers is having a promotion right now for nursing covers. They have a promotion up to $32 off. I bought a nursing cover and only had to pay shipping and handling. The promotion code is Family2010 and I am not sure how long it is running for. The picture below is a picture of the nursing cover that I bought.

Happy Mothers Day

To all the mothers and mothers to be!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

3D ultrasound

Saturday we had our 3D ultrasound appointment. Everything looked great. The lady said that my baby was on the bigger side. She said he was around 3.5 pounds already. Yikes haha. It was awesome we got to a bunch of pictures and a DVD. There were some really great shots on the DVD with his eyes open. I think its a great experience to do, and I was so happy to see my little man!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Baby Bump

How far along are you? I thought I was 28 weeks 3 days. My doctor told me this week I am measuring at 28 weeks 5 days.

How big is baby? the nest says 15 inches.
Maternity clothes? yes, I still have some stuff I can get away with.
Weight – Loss or Gain? gain- about 25-30 pounds.

Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Not good.

Best moment this week: Feeling so much more movement all the time.

Any Movement?: yes alot.

Food Cravings?: I am not sure this week it hasn't been bad.

Food Aversions?: Spaghetti sauce

Belly Button in or out? In

What do you miss: Sleeping on my stomach

What are you looking forward to: My 3d ultrasound 5/1

What was the BEST part of this week?

What was the WORST part of this week? Really bad pain in my groin area.

Weekly Wisdom: Get your sleep!
Milestones: 3rd Trimester!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

The baby will be getting this for next easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Double digits

Only 99 days till my due date. Time has FLOWN by for sure. I can't believe that in only one more week until we begin the third trimester! It's weird because I feel like July is so far away but when I remember that I only have 99 days I know it is not that far away. YAY double digits! Tomorrow I will be 26 weeks, Yikes.

Check out the Design Dazzle blog

They are having a Pom Pom Tissue Flower Giveaway check them out these would be cute in a nursery or at a baby shower!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Attic Update

Here are some more pictures. The rugs will be installed April 11th and then we will be done and all I have to do is decorate! The yellow room is the smaller room and we are going to make that into an office. The larger room we have only painted, we painted it a tan color and right now it is storage but once the rugs get put it we are going to make it a spare room.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

25 weeks. Where has the time gone

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 21 lbs Once it starts getting nicer I am going to start walking more with Murphy.
Size of baby: 2 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: Jeans. I got a couple tanks but I am mostly wearing larger sized shirts.
Stretch Marks: None but I have been keeping an eye out for them.
Sleep:Horrible: Still not sleeping great. My fingers get really swollen when I sleep and I wake up a lot to pee still.
Movement: The baby is moving so much now. He loves to kick while I am laying down trying to fall asleep.
Food Cravings: Watermelon Sherbet, seafood
Aversions: Spaghetti sauce.
Gender: Little boy
Belly Button In or Out: Belly button is still in.
What I Miss: Doing things without getting tired, and I miss sleeping on my stomach!What I am Looking Forward To: Reaching the 3rd tri.
Best Moment This Week: Getting the paint all picked out.

Tonight we are planning on getting some of the painting done. I ended up picking Annapolis Green by Benjamin Moore. I love it. I have slowly been pulling things together. I ordered paint from Serena and Lily for my accent colors. I haven't decided how I am going to use them yet but I love the color combination. We also bought a closet organizer that I am dying to put together so I can start hanging up clothes and putting toys away.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Paint for the nursery

I am stuck on colors. The picture on the left/top is Behr Country Mist. The picture on the bottom is Benjamin moore Annapolis Green. The paint on the left is still wet so I think that is why it looks so light, but it is a ice blue color. Also I am painting over blue paint anyways so it is not over a primer. Which blue do you like better?

The attic is getting there

We painted the stair way, primed the smaller room and put up doors on the small room and the larger room. The paint we used in the stair way is Behr Cottage White. For the small room we are using Behr Moon Dance, since it is a smaller room I wanted it to be bright, the color on the website makes it look more golden than the swatch does. We have still have to put rugs down hopefully that will be done this week.

RIP Papi Boy

On Friday my baby boy papi died. He was my first pet and was only 3 years old and he was definately a mamas boy. He died in an accident. Murph and I are devastated. Papi was not like any Chihuahua he was crazy, he liked to go on 2 mile runs with Murph and me. Loved people and other animals, hardly ever barked and just loved to kiss everyone. He loved playing fetch with sticks and socks. He was so good around children. It is going to take some time for me to get used to him not being here and I still cry alot when I look at pictures of him.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I love this blog!

Mary Ellens blog is one of my favorite food blogs. I love that she makes food that I always serve at my house. I love to cook steaks, pork and risotto and she has so many recipes for these items. I have been making some of her recipes for a while but I keep failing to take pictures and blog them. Try out some of her husbands marinades they are to die for.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Doing the Attic Over

We have a walk up attic that is pretty big. It is already split into two rooms. One room we are going to make an office and the other side will be an extra bedroom if we have alot of guest.

Here are some pictures of one side. We are doing one side at a time because we have some much stuff up there for storage. We have put up the walls and primed it. We are going to paint the stair way Cottage White. We have not decided on a color for this side yet. We are waiting to paint because we have to put the doors on and the rugs. We are going to put rugs down on the stairs and in each room.

Aww I love my brother

He made these for me today while he had down time. Jay is teaching a graphic design class all week. I gave him a bunch of ideas and he is going to make more tomorrow!

Jay also got me this for my birthday for the nursery. It goes great with the colors we are using.

Friday, March 12, 2010

23 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I finally got on the scale I am up 20 lbs yikes. I hope my Dr. doesn't yell at me.
Size of baby: I had an ultra sound on Tuesday and the baby weighs 1 pound 4 ounces.
Maternity Clothes: Still 2 pairs of jeans. I got a couple tanks but I am mostly wearing larger sized shirts.
Stretch Marks: None thank god
Sleep:Horrible: I can't get comfy. My hips hurt so bad, and I have been getting stuffed up so I am snoring and it is driving Murphy crazy!
Movement: The baby goes crazy with any pressure on him. He kicks if the dogs lay on him.
Food Cravings: Watermelon Sherbet, seafood
Aversions: Spaghetti sauce.
Gender: Little boy
Belly Button In or Out: Belly button is still in.
What I Miss: Bending over is getting tough, and I miss sleepin on my stomach!
What I am Looking Forward To: Reaching the 3rd tri.
Best Moment This Week: Seeing Murphys face when he felt the baby move! Such a good feeling.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I love this blog post

This post from Baby Rabies makes me so excited!

So you’re going to be a Boy Mom…
December 31, 2009 Jill
I know that feeling, that excited but scared shitless feeling when the ultrasound tech tells you they see that extra bit of anatomy. “It’s a boy!” Your heart stops for a moment.

“But what will I do with a BOY?” you think to yourself, never daring to utter the thought out loud because, well, you *are* ultimately happy that it’s healthy… but… but… you don’t know how to raise a BOY.

You’re going to be a Boy Mom, and you’re going to be okay. In fact, you’re going to be great. You’ll love it so much that you’ll never be able to imagine NOT being a Boy Mom. It doesn’t matter that you LOVE being a girl, that you embrace every opportunity you get to dress up, do your makeup, get your nails done. It doesn’t matter that you much prefer shopping for shoes to browsing the sports store. Your love for all things zebra print, pink and soft does not mean you can’t and wont develop a love for “little man” clothes, toy trucks and OshKosh overalls paired with a toothy grin and muddy knees.

Being a Boy Mom means slobbery kisses and hugs that start with a running leap.

Being a Boy Mom means saving hundreds on clothes, even if only to spend that amount or more later in life on ER visits.

Being a Boy Mom means developing a keen eye for bugs and coming to terms with the fact that sometimes they can just be considered an extra helping of protein.

Being a Boy Mom doesn’t mean you won’t continue to be squeemish about things like spiders, it just means your squeels will be entertaining to the boy who taunts you by trying to eat one.

Being a Boy Mom means being the builder of block towers so big they lean and topple, leaving you both in stitches.

Being a Boy Mom means developing a very watchful eye while changing diapers, always on the lookout for that surprise pee stream attack.

Being a Boy Mom means having the pleasure of watching your son learn from his father, and then reminding his father that at a certain age they will start to repeat the F word, even if that F word is shouted at a TV during a sporting event.

Being a Boy Mom means you’ve been given the tremendous opportunity and challenge to raise someone who will grow up to be a respectful, loving and kind man. He may break hearts, but hopefully, with your guidance, he will do so gently, and ultimately he will make some lucky partner very, very happy.

Being a Boy Mom may mean giving up the fantasy of getting your nails done together after a frilly tea party, but it’s replaced by so many fun future memories that you can’t even begin to think up because right now you just don’t know what to do with a boy.

Don’t worry… it will come to you.
This was inspired by my reaction to learning that one of my best friends is having a baby boy. Immediately after she told me the news I teared up and replied, “You are going to LOVE IT! Boys love their mommas SO much!!” I was truly so happy for her, and I had to smile when her response was, “Really??” I so remember that feeling. For some of us girls it’s a little scary venturing into the world of boys, but we just haven’t experienced just how wonderful it can be yet. I know she’s going to be an excellent Boy Mom, and I can’t wait to meet the little guy.
I’ve been a Boy Mom to Kendall for nearly 20 months
And I’d love to hear what being a Boy Mom or a Girl Mom means for you

Monday, March 1, 2010

Shout out!

I wanna post a link to my friends Ria's new photography blog. She has posted some pictures of our friends babies and I can't get enough of them.

Here is her actual website. She has great prices!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Some cute summer tanks

Here are some cute casual tanks from Old Navy. They are very cheap around $7. They are having a sale on maternity clothes so if you are looking for some casual tanks or layering tanks check them out they are all on sale!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A life saver

I have been trying everything for my horrible pregnancy skin. I tried neutrogena but that did nothing, I tried pro active face wash and that made my skin worse. Then I tried Dermalogica Ultra Calming cleanser it has worked miracles. Just two days after using my skin started to clear up! I always had great skin so I was getting discouraged when it was breaking out so much. I recommend this to anyone who is having breakouts it is great!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I picked out paint. YAY

I have been painting little squares all around the nursery this week. I have finally decided on a paint color. Benjamin Moore Annapolis Green. It is a blue color and I am going to have it lightened alittle. I have decided that the accent colors are going to be a green and a navy blue. I think it will look very nice with white furniture. I can't wait to start painting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Starting on the furniture.

Babies R Us was having their "Trade-in Event" where you could bring in an old stroller, car seat, crib, etc. and trade it in for a 25% off coupon that could be used towards a brand new stroller, car seat, crib, etc. So we figured we would stalk craigs list for free items to bring into BRU for the trade in event. We found a used car seat for free on craigs list and used it towards our changing table. We ordered the Delta Soho Changing table in white.

My mom has been very generous and told me she would pay for our crib. We picked out the crib from the same collection.

I feel very relieved that I have this picked out so far! Now it is paint time.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Half way - 20 weeks

How far along? 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 11 pounds.
How Big is Baby?: Average size: about the size of a Cantaloupe
Maternity clothes? 2 pairs of jeans and 1 pair of khakis. Still don't shirts yet/
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up alot almost every hour to pee or change positions.
Movement: Stills little movements
Food cravings: Lemonade and now sherbet.
Food aversions: Spaghetti Sauce
Symptoms: headaches, and my morning sickness is bad still.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I am looking forward to: My 3d ultrasound.
Weekly Wisdom: Fluids, Fluids, Fluids
Weekly Joy: Ordered our Crib and dresser.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Almost half way!

I am 19 weeks today. YAY

How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I have not gotten on the scale in a while I am thinking probably 9-10 pounds.
How Big is Baby?: Average size: 6.5 in, 10.5 oz, the bump says about the size of a mango.
Maternity clothes? 2 pairs of jeans and my mom bought me some shirts but I haven't worn them yet.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up alot almost every hour to pee or change positions.
Movement: Just flutters.
Food cravings: Lemonade and mushrooms and now sherbet.
Food aversions: Not really
Symptoms: headaches, and my morning sickness is bad still.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I am looking forward to: My 3d ultrasound.
Weekly Wisdom: Fluids, Fluids, Fluids
Weekly Joy: Being so close to 20 weeks, and getting our stroller.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My mom is a very bad influence

My mom said she fell in love with a stroller and I just had to have it. She called me to tell me she was picking it up and that since she is buying the baby furniture she would pay half of the stroller as a birthday present to me. I can not turn down a chance to split something so of course I said ok. Well she bought it and send me the link.. umm hello I love this stroller and I am so happy she picked it out! I can't wait to get it.

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