Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer....

This will be Reagan's 2nd Birthday Party Theme...
I'm so excited!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

12 Weeks... Hello 2nd Trimester!

As you move into the second trimester, Peanut shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of Peanut's systems are fully formed.

How far along: 12 Weeks

Total weight gain: -12lbs

Size of the baby: A Plum.. 2.1 inches & .49 ounces

Sex: Were not finding out!

Maternity clothes: Bought a pair of Bramuda Maternity Shorts yesterday =)

Sleep: waking up 2-3 times a night

Movement: too soon, but peanut is in there bouncing around!

Food cravings: Sweets & Sours, Sour Punch Straws, Fruit, Cheerios

Food aversions: everything else....

Morning sickness: just getting waves of nausea now, thank god the all day nausea is over with!

Symptoms: tired, hungry, irritable

Labor signs: Too soon.

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss: My energy I had, but hopefully now that Im in my 2nd trimester my energy will come back!

What I'm looking forward to: My 2nd Appt!!

Milestones: Seeing Peanut, 1st appt, Making it to the 2nd Trimester!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Fun!!!

Yesterday the kids and I went to a friends dads house and they went swimming! Reagan wanted to just stay on the first step and DJ wanted to go to the deep end and grab all of the toys. lol When I finally got them into the pool they had a blast! They love going swimming now! I have to get them used to the water if I want to get them into swimming lessons this year.

Then we bbq'd and the kids, well Reagan ate DJ just wanted to play. He was in a new environment so he wanted to run up and down the stairs and play with all the toys. Then Reagan wanted to get in on the action and go up and down the stairs, which she did really good and was flying up those stairs.. lol

Today we are going to Daves brothers house to watch the Soccer game and have a bbq. DJ loves going over there to see his "Auntie Amber," and he is starting to warm up to "Uncle Drew" =) Amber says DJ likes her more because she reads to DJ.. lol

I will bring my camera this time, so pics will be up this evening!!!

Oh and I will be 12 weeks tomorrow!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tear Jerker Movies..

The first movie I watched was:
My Sister's Keeper....
Second movie was:
The Lovely Bones...

Monday, June 21, 2010

11 Weeks

Peanut currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

How far along: 11 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -12lbs
Size of the baby: A Lime 1.6 in & .25 oz
Sex: Were not finding out!
Maternity clothes: I am wearing maternity tops and going to go shopping for mat. pants/capris today!
Sleep: ha! I toss and turn all night & getting up every few hours to go potty.
Movement: Little Flutters, but its still a little soon.
Food cravings: Sweets & Sours, Sour Punch Straws
Food aversions: Still a lot of food..
Morning sickness: Its getting better but some foods still trigger the m/s.
Symptoms: tired, constant nausea and getting up all night to go potty.
Labor signs: Way Too soon.
Belly button in or out: In
What I miss: My energy and my sleep
What I'm looking forward to: My 2nd Appt and being out of the 1st trimester!
Milestones: Seeing Peanut & Its Heartbeat!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What did I do today?

What did I do today?

Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers sat a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before,
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall,
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those window panes,
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I rocked a baby till she slept,
I held a toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows,
I guess that' s true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone,
With bright green eyes and soft blonde hair,
If that is true...
I've done my share.

-----Author Unknown

Party Pics!!! *Complete Overload*

I didnt get a lot of pics because I was getting things ready, But all the kids played in the water on the slip n slide and in the little pool! Then we ate, Pinata, Presents and Cake!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday DJ!!!

Wow, I can't believe that you are 3 years old already! Three years ago you leaped into our family and things have never been the same.

Your hysterical laugh and beautiful smile has captured the hearts of everyone you meet. I love you so very much! I am so grateful I am able to be called your mommy and you my son!

Happy Birthday DJ!!!

I ♥ you always,
Mommy, Daddy, Sissy & Peanut

*Pics from his party will be up Saturday evening =)

DJ's Birth Story...

It was Fathers day weekend and I was already 7 days overdue. Dave went to church with his dad and brother, I wasn't feeling well so i had Dave drop me off at my dads house so if anything happened my dad could take me to the hospital if Dave couldn't make it in time and he would just meet us at the hospital.

I call him around 11:30-12noon and ask him to come and get me because i wasn't feeling well. He was getting ready to go to lunch with his family so he told them he was going home. He picks me up and we head home. when we get home i decide to take a back because I'm having some pretty mild contractions. After i take my bath, i feel as though my water broke. I tell Dave and we decide to call the hospital and let them know that we are coming in.

We get to the hospital around 1pm and we get registered and they take me into one of the rooms. The give me the ugly gown and tell me to pee in that tiny little cup. I swear, being 10 months pregnant and trying to reach my hand around my belly was almost impossible. I finally get into the bed and they get the monitors on my belly and the nurse decides to check me. I was 3 cm and she said that she felt hair... i was thinking THANK GOD!!! Were finally staying after countless "L&D Walk Of Shame's". The tests confirmed that my water did break. I tell her that i want to try and walk around so i can get things started. She said no problem, I just had to put the net panties and a pad on that way I'm not leaking everywhere.

Were walking the halls and they are getting closer together but not stronger. While we were walking one of the nurses ran up to me and said that he was looking for me, I guess i needed my info bracelet on. ooops! So we go back to the room and it is about 2:30pm I call my dad and tell him that we are doing good and that he can come up whenever he wants. Dave calls his parents and let them know that nothing is really happening and that they can come later on in the evening. The nurse came in and hooked me up with an IV and Dave had to leave the room because he doesn't like needles and blood.. lmao!

Around 3pm my dad shows up and Dave leaves to go to the house and get our bags. My dad and I were chatting and all of a sudden I got the worst contraction.. it was horrible! Dave gets back around 4pm and I tell him to get a nurse because I want some pain meds. I didn't want an Epi yet. They come in about 20 minutes later and give me a shot of Stadol.. man i love that shit! You get tunnel vision and get all loopy! It hits you hard, it doesn't creep up. I was talking with my dad and then all of a sudden i was stuck on stupid.. hahaha.

I decided that this was going to take me a while because i was slowly progressing. I decide to take a nap. The shift change was at 7pm and my new nurse came in and introduced herself to me and chatted with me for a minute and i was back to sleeping. At 7:15 the mood changes when i am woken up to 5 nurses and my Dr waking me up and telling me to move from side to side because DJ's heart rate kept dropping. They finally put an internal monitor on his head and now I'm up. there was no way i could/was going back to sleep.

They check me about 7:45pm and I'm at 4cm. I'm thinking to myself.. OMG this is taking forever! So people start showing up around 8pm. Dave's parents show up and bring Dave food.. WTF!!! I tell Dave that he better get that food out of my room or I'm going to get up and spit in it! i was starving, i hadn't eaten in 2 days because i was feeling horrible. My sister shows up along with her best friend B Dunk :)

8:30p I get my Epi after waiting 1 hour because the anesthesiologist was in c/s after c/s the whole night. My best friend Shannon stayed in the room with me because Dave again couldn't handle needles and blood. After 2 tries they finally get it in and working. I was crying so hard because it hurt and i was scared. The nurse was awesome and kept comforting me. Shannon was also trying to comfort me. Apparently my spine had shifted because all of the baby weight i had on my short body. They also had to put a catheter in because of the Epi. When i was laying back down on the bed i felt like i was peeing... i was laughing and saying "I cant hold it in.. I'm sorry.. LMAO" My nurse told me that it was just my water and when i laid down she told me that there was meconium in there so they were going to have a NICU team waiting in the room when i delivered him. OMG I went right into panic mode!

When everyone was allowed back into the room my sister saw my "Piss Bag" as she put it and was laughing hysterically. Dave's parents were a little embarrassed. oh well that's my sister for ya! Next to arrive were Dave's brother and his girlfriend. Around 9:30-10 they check me and I'm barely at a 5 and now they begin to threaten me with a c/s. I was pleading with the nurse to please just give me a c/s because i could not do this for much longer.

Around 11pm people start to leave and it was just Dave, Shannon, my sister, & B Dunk. At around 1am they check me and I'm finally at 6cm. They said that if i don't reach 7cm by 1:30am then they are going to prep me for a c/s. I'm stressing and my Epi starts to wear off.. OMG that is the worst thing because it took a good 30 minutes for the anesthesiologist to get out of yet again another c/s. There were at least 10 c/s that night.

I finally start feeling better and the pain is going away. 1:30 rolls around and what do you know... I'm at 7cm. I kinda wished that i was still at 6 so i could go in and have DJ already. But nope my body wants me to suffer! All night long my nurse kept coming in and made me switch from side to side because they kept losing dj's heart rate. By this point I'm so tired and physically, emotionally, and mentally drained. I just wanted my baby here already.

3am rolls around and my nurse, who is such a sweetheart brings me some ice chips and tells me that she will check me in about 15 minutes. She comes back and checks me and tells me that I'm at 8cm. finally almost there!!! By this time i am balling my eyes out because I'm just so tired.

4:45am she comes in and says that i am 9.5 cm and 100% effaced. WHOO HOO!!!! She tells me to give a test push, so i bared down and pushed. Right as i did that dj's heart rate plummeted. So my nurse and a few other nurses got the room ready. I'm totally freaking because i don't want my baby to die or anything like that. Plus with DJ having meconium in there it wasn't safe. they need to get him out ASAP.

We call my dad, my friend Shannon and my sister and let them know that we are having him soon. So they all come to the hospital. They get there and Dave tells them that DJ isnt doing good because of the meconium and the heart rate drops. So my dad calls into work and tells them that he is not coming in until he knows that his grandson is born and okay. awe such a sweet daddy!

5:20am I start pushing and..... NOTHING. They needed to get him out because every time i had a contraction or pushed his heart rate would drop dangerously low. So i was pushing again and again and Dave was getting on my nerves so bad, he was in my face saying "Push baby push, your doing good, push" I wanted to slap him and tell him to shut up... lol About 10 minutes go by and they decide to bring in the vacuum and try and get him out that way. Vacuum = No Success... So my Dr tells me its either Forceps or C/S... I told him to just use the forceps since we are already here and my business is out in the open. So he starts with the forceps and he is really tugging and pulling, he had to cut me so he could fit through. When his head is out they tell me that the cour was wrapped around his neck 2x and really tight. Finally at 5:40am DJ is here. Dr. pulls him out and takes him directly to the NICU Team because he wasn't breathing and was very blue.

I was so scared and just wanted to hear my baby cry. Finally after a few minutes of oxygen and clearing out his airways he lets out a big scream! OMG i lost it, just crying and knowing that he was going to be okay. His apgars were 5 & 9 and he weighed in at 8lbs 1oz and 21.5 inches long with a BIG NOGGIN! no wonder the kid couldn't get out. his head was too big. He didn't have to stay in the NICU at all and stayed in my room with me :)

Apparently nobody told our visitors that i had had the baby till my sister heard a baby crying from my room... lol They come in and hold DJ and my dad held him and then kissed him on the forehead and came over and kissed me on the forehead and left for work.

About 6am one of the nurses from the nursery comes in and takes the baby to the nursery and Dave follows her. He comes back after about 10 minutes and we try and get some sleep. The nurse brings DJ back in around 7am. I was told that after i walk to the bathroom we can switch rooms and i can go into the recovery room. So i hurry and make an attempt to walk and i take one step and fall, my legs are still a little limp from the epi.

About 8am they are ready for me to try and walk again and i finally make it over to the toilet and try and pee. OMG it hurt so bad. But i got some pain meds.. so after they kicked in it was all good. We are moving me to a new room and we walk into this tiny rinky dink room and the nurse decided to call up to the 5th floor to see if they have any private rooms available.... SCORE!!! there was a room up there so thank god i didnt have to share a room with someone!

We get up there and relax and around noon all the visitors start to show up and bring lots of gifts :) We were in the hospital till Tuesday afternoon and then got to go home....

Monday, June 14, 2010

10 Weeks

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, Peanut is making major progress. Peanut's length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

How far along: 10 Weeks
Total weight gain: -10lbs
Size of the baby: A small Strawberry or Prune 1.2 in, .14 oz
Sex: Were not finding out!
Maternity clothes: Not yet.. Maybe in another few weeks if this bloat doesnt stop..
Sleep: ha! I toss and turn all night & getting up every few hours to go potty.
Movement: too soon
Food cravings: Sweets & Sours, Sour Punch Straws
Food aversions: All other food
Morning sickness: all day every day still
Symptoms: tired, constant nausea and getting up all night to go potty
Labor signs: Too soon.
Belly button in or out: In
What I miss: My energy and my sleep
What I'm looking forward to: My 2nd Appt!!
Milestones: Seeing Peanut & Its Heartbeat!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I HATE Philips with a Passion!!!

Yes, I hate Philips...

Ever since we bought our Philips TV we have had trouble with it.

It all started about 4 months after we bought it. There were blue specks starting to form on the left hand side and bottom of the screen. So we called Philips and they had someone come out and get it. Well they had the TV for about a week and when they brought it back it looked fixed. Not even a week later, the blue came back really really bad and pictures started burning in almost instantly. We couldn't even watch a baseball game for like 20 seconds because the score and everything would be burned into the TV. So we called again and they came out and got it.

After about 3 weeks, we got our TV back. Everything was going great for about 4 months, then everything started happening again. I talked wit Philips and asked them if they can just give us a new TV and they said no, they will just fix it.. Ugh... This went on for about 6 more months.

Everything was good for about a year and just last week it started up again. The top half of the screen started getting red/pixely and then on Thursday the TV totally took a shit and the picture went out. The sound was there but the picture was gone. I called Philips and they said that we need to update our software. Why do we need to do that?? Ive never heard of updating software on a TV before. Anyways we tried it and nothing worked, just like i knew it wouldn't.

I talked with a customer service rep and they said that since our warranty had expired then there is nothing they could do. I told them that this has been an existing problem and they should fix it. After going round and round with the person, I asked to speak with a manager/supervisor and told them that their TVs are a Piece of Sh*t and that all of the reviews on that TV were all BAD. They said sorry and then hung up on me! I couldn't believe that, so I called back and bitched them out some more.

Come to find out that our TV has been discontinued.. Go figure...

If your thinking of buying a Philips T.V. PLEASE DON'T!!!! They are very poorly made and will crash on you within 3 years.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kids say the darndest things...

DJ has come up with some hilarious comebacks and quotes.. He is such a goofball!
  • "No Mommy I dont have boogies, I have Man Boogers" - when I asked him if he had any boogies in his nose.
  • "Mommy I want some Peanut Sauce on toast" - Peanut Butter
  • "But I HAVE to go to preschool" - Had his backpack on and standing at the door.
  • "No, sissy hit herself" - When I asked him if he hit his sister because she was crying.
  • "Mommy, I NEED to go ride in papa's truck" - he loves papa and his truck!

Those are just a few but as you can tell, he is such a silly little guy..

Monday, June 7, 2010


♥ Our Peanut Blob ♥

9 Weeks

Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!

How far along: 9 Weeks
Total weight gain: -8lbs
Size of the baby: A Green Olive .9in .07oz
Sex: Were not finding out!
Maternity clothes: Not yet.. Maybe in another few weeks if this bloat doesnt stop..
Sleep: ha! I toss and turn all night
Movement: too soon
Food cravings: Sweets & Sours, Sour Punch Straws
Food aversions: All other food
Morning sickness: all day every day. Wishing it will end soon! But Ginger Ale is helping.
Symptoms: tired, sick, non stop peeing
Labor signs: Too soon.
Belly button in or out: In
What I miss: My energy and being able to eat what I want without heaving.. =(
What I'm looking forward to: My 2nd Appt!!
Milestones: Seeing my Peanut again today!!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

DJ's IEP Meeting...

Yesterday we had DJ's IEP meeting for his Speech Therapy. The meeting went great and he was approved for more speech therapy when he gets into preschool in august.

They will pull him out of his classroom for 30min once a week for one on one ST. I met the Speech Teacher yesterday at the meeting and she seems really nice. I cant believe my little boy will be in preschool in a few months, and i definitely cant believe that he will be 3 in less than 2 weeks...

He keeps asking to go to preschool and just now he told me "Mommy, I HAVE to go to Preschool" =)

For DJ's birthday we are doing a Toy Story theme party! I cant wait!!! He is going to have so much fun with all of his friends!

I think for Reagan's 2nd birthday we are going to do a Dora theme! She is loving Dora!!