Thursday, December 30, 2010
Good news--my dear friend, Amy, is being induced tonight!!! She is due January 4th, but had high levels of protein.. so early baby it is! I'm so excited for her and can't wait for her to experience having a bitty baby of her own. Mason is also excited for his future best friend to be born.
Today I started researching silent reflux and am now convinced Mason has it. The supporting evidence in form of symptoms:
-sour breath (smells like rotten milk)
-wet burps (always sounds like something is going to come up)
-coughs/chokes while eating
-cries during/after feedings, sometimes can't finish
-doesn't sleep well
-arches back after eating
Silent reflux is just like regular reflux, but instead of spitting up, that junk is swallowed. So it burns on the way up and the way down. Poor baby. (assuming he has it)
I called the doctor and left a message and am awaiting a call back now. I'm hoping she'll give us a prescription, but won't hold my breath. The time for his 2 month checkup is coming up (even though I haven't made the appointment yet) so maybe she'll want to wait until then.
He's been sleeping almost all day. I thought we did pretty good last night, maybe I was wrong? Hope this hibernating business has no effect on tonight!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
12/22 - Mason and I travel down to Grandma Kim and Grandpa Tim's house.
12/23 - Tyler has school and a far away game.
12/24 - Tyler comes down to join Mason and I, bringing the dogs to drop off at Gary's. We have church (probably at 4?) and celebrate Christmas at Great Grandma Bev and Great Grandpa Rick's house.
12/25 - Since Aunt Lindy has to work, we won't be having our regular Christmas morning. We'll be going up to Great Grandma Jackie and Great Grandpa Roger's house in the evening.
12/26 - We will be waking up early to have "Christmas Morning" before leaving for central Iowa. Noon is at Grandpa Mike and Grandma Barb's.
12/27 - Christmas at Nanna Deb's. Leaving in the afternoon to go back to SW Iowa.
12/28 - Tyler returns to snowy Minnesota with the dogs. Basketball tounament.
12/29 - Basketball tournament continues.
12/30 - Basketball game in South Dakota.
12/31 - Mason and I go home.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
You love your girly swing. Granny Deb bought if for you before she knew you were going to be a boy. She was just so excited she couldn't wait and went with pink. You don't mind though. This is the only way I could get things done during the day is by putting you in the swing. You very much prefer to be held and will wake up almost instantly when set down, so we spent a lot of time watching tv (more so me than you).Your first few baths at home were sponge baths until your owies healed. You didn't mind them too much, but of course didn't like being cold. Sometimes after baths we'd let you air dry and give your butt some breathing time out of diapers before dressing you. Once while in your towel you peed on me and once on Grandma Kim. The first person you peed on while getting your diaper changed was your dad.. he wasn't the last, however. Your first Thanksgiving was pretty low-key. We weren't ready to journey to family yet, you were only 2 1/2 weeks old. So, we stayed home and your Aunt Lindy came over to join us. We had hot dogs, mac and cheese, carrot sticks, apple sauce, and crescent rolls.. well, you had milk.
You loved your first (and second, but not your third) real bath. We call it a whale bath, since your tub is a big, blue whale. We set a portable heater on the table to keep it warm.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
At my appointment, all the regular things went on. Got weighed: 155. Blood pressure taken: 98/53 or something very close to that. She listened to his heart beat: 145. Measured my belly: 38-39cm. And, she also checked my cervix, which hasn't occured since week 35 if I remember correctly, at which time I was long and closed. Today, she really got up in there (not the most comfortable thing in the world, that's for sure). Found out I am between 1 and 2 centimeters dilated and 50% effaced. Of course any predictions of when labor is going to happen are still just guesses, but I am happy to know that I will not be in the situation of being one week overdue and made no progress whatsoever.
My parents were up here over the weekend and helped tie up some loose ends (cleaning up mouse poop.. another story; organizing closets and rooms; installing carseat bases; finally dumping and winterizing the camper; other important stuff). Not sure we would have got around to all that stuff on our own, so thanks to them I now feel ready to bring a baby to our house.
Baby's bag is packed and ready to go to the hospital, however, mom and dad's is not. That will be something I will get to this week. (If I write it down, it is more likely to happen at least)
I am now off to read my book about breastfeeding and cringe every few seconds when the baby moves his head on my cervix creating a sharp, uncomfortable pain. Soften that cervix, baby!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I'm not so sure my morning sickness isn't coming back either. I have this very reminiscent feeling and it is not a comforting familiarity. Since I leave the house seldomly (on occasion to sub or get groceries) I avoid brushing my teeth some days. I am not a fan of the feeling of unbrushed pearlies, but I just know I'm going to throw up if I stick those bristles in my mouth.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We've done some shopping in the past few weeks. We bought two sets of shelves and cloth baskets to put on them to house the cloth diapers. Here's one all put together.
You can also see in the photo our recent upgrade to the house.. carpet! My parents came up and installed it for us in the living room and parlor. We love it. Makes the house so much easier to clean. We also got a dishwasher via my parents that same weekend. We love when they come to visit because they always leave our house a little nice than it was when they arrived.
Still have the majority of our diapers to buy. I think we've decided to add some fitteds to the mix since they are cheaper than pockets and we have some one size covers that will need to be used for something. Our diaper registry is filled with many different things, just because I'm not sure what we are going to like and what were aren't. Our diaper registry is on http://www.momsmilkboutique.com/.
Our first shower is this weekend and we are excited for it! We will get to visit friends and family we don't see often enough!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I've been slacking on the updates lately. I will have you know that my second trimester is going fancifully. The worst part is how often I have to pee. No more throwing up and no more necessary naps during the day. I started feeling the baby move between 17-18 weeks. It is pretty cool, but still doesn't happen often. We go in for our ultrasound appointment on Monday, woo! We've decided to find out the sex, if baby so chooses to cooperate. If not, guess it will have to be a surprise!
I do a lot of baby related "research" in my free time (now that it is summer and I don't have to go to work). Some things I've(we've) decided are:
1. Yes to breastfeeding. Not only does it help you lose weight after baby is born, but it cheaper and a lot healthier for the little one.
2. All for cloth diapers. Again, cheaper is a perk for this category. I did lots of digging on this subject and am much more educated about sposies vs. cloth. We are planning to do pocket diapers which are a little more expensive than your basic prefolds, but easier for everyone to use.
3. Not to have an epidural. This is definately subject to change, but planning to go the painful route. I'm not fond of the whole needle in the spine, catheter, not being able to move around aspect. Besides, I'd probably end up being allergic to the medication in the epidural. Also hoping to avoid pitocin.