Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Favorite Thing About Breastfeeding

I have mentioned several times that Baby B is a very needy baby. He is definitely a Mommy's boy. Poor little guy has the worst case of colic out of all four of my kids. He is now two months old and we are still nursing. I love it! I am so excited that we are making it work this time. I say that because with my other kids I had a supply problem that in the end caused us to go to formula. 

This is a very real idea of what B looks like most of the time. Colic Is no fun!

Now I will admit that I love pictures of the little ones when they are crying. But, I can not stand to hear him cry. It literally hurts my heart. He will not take a pacifier and nothing else seems to calm him as much as nursing. I love our time together when he is nursing. I love that it is the one thing that will calm him down when nothing else will. Plus it is pretty cool knowing that your body can produce the milk that baby needs to grow and really that is just pretty awesome. 

There is nothing better than a full and content baby boy. Nothing more precious than that time you spend together. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Welcome Baby B!

I am happy to announce our newest addition Baby B! He was born 2/29/12 at 1:20 p.m. Our little Leap Year Bundle of joy. He was my first born via c-section. It is safe to say I was more than a little emotional when I found out I would have miss having him vaginally. I was so excited to experience my last delivery. Well, Little B had other plans. He is here and is happy and healthy so I can not complain :) This is from Easter. Isn't he adorable??? :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

It is official

My best friend is moving here!!!!!!!! Her hubby comes in two weeks and she will follow two weeks later. He will be staying with us first to get a place and such before she arrives. I am so excited for them too. It is a huge jump but a great opportunity for them.

Funny how ten years ago my hubby and I moved here from southern il and she helped us pack up and now they are headed here. Kind of neat I think.

Kids go to school next week so hopefully I can sit and post a little then. Last week was really hard. U had the scariest ultrasound I have had to date and got stuck at dr office alone with kids getting the NST done. That was hard too because they kept losing baby's hb. Will post more on it later. Need a nap now while everyone is out.

A pic from the holidays :

Friday, December 23, 2011

28 weeks!

I really should get a belly shot. A friend of mine has offered to do some for me. I just need to take her up on it. I know this is my last pregnancy and I have no real belly shots from the other 3. But, I feel like a swollen mass of blubber.

I swear even my doctor was a butt about it the other day. This man has known me for gosh almost 7 years now and this is my 3rd child he has delivered. It blows my mind that he who was during the whole time I have known him until recently a good 300 lbs had made a comment to me...  When I first started going there I was probably 110 lbs. Now a lot more but my health has been a disaster. Anyway... I was put on this stupid gestational diabetes diet and have lost a few lbs. He first griped at me about that. Then said But well lets face it you are no Kate Middleton anyway.. WTF?? REALLY jerko???  I was with my kids so I kept quiet. But I am a little peeved. That and the other perinatologist and his comments last appointment. I want new doctors.. too bad I am too "high risk" and no one wants me. lol

So at 28 weeks I am ready for this to be over. I know don't wish it away but I am miserable. I can barely walk let alone get anything accomplished. The barely walking is because of pain and lack of pain meds. I have been trying not to take them and I am miserable. The cold weather and rain has definitely made it worse. I am unable to sleep, sit,stand comfortably. It is so weird I feel like the baby is literally going to drop out any minute. I know I felt this way with the others but not this early. Makes me wonder how far this pregnancy will make it.. I also am having issues stabilizing my blood sugar. I fear the insulin is going to happen. :( :(

I am going to look into some good pregnancy support pillows. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I need something. I have tried many of the pillows I have at home for help and no luck. I have real feather pillows, imitation allergen free feather pillows, soft, fluffy,foam. hard etc.  I use the original boppy for sitting up to help with pain. I actually use a couple of them. I love the support from them. Just they are not comfy to sleep with.

Done with my complaints! :)

Baby is moving lots and that is fun. No idea what his name will be yet. We are leaning towards Timothy Andrew or Timothy Richard. But, It is very possible that will change. :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Childhood BFF

                                          Above is Brian, Me,  & Tierra holding my little Hannah Bug.

I can't even tell you all of the memories that we have together. We spent so much time together that it would take days to even touch some of it. :) In short she was the sister I never had.. 

I will never forget how awful I felt when her mother passed away. Someone that I loved was hurting and I was unable to go because I was pregnant with Mason and it was a bad bad bad pregnancy. I was on bed rest and in and out of the hospital.   She is sort of in my position now of no family as it is her in IL now. She has two brothers but one she is not close with and the other is far away and stays busy with his work.  She is married to an AWESOME guy named Patrick.  

In short I have missed her sooo much. My kids love them and have enjoyed the visits we have had this year with them. But we definitely are excited that they are likely moving here. My hubby has a job open and they are pretty sure it is Patrick's. I am so excited. It would be in the same building as my husband so it is close to our house. This means that if it all works out my best friend will be moving here in my town and I will get to see her again. My kids can have an aunt and uncle here instead of always asking why they don't have one. 

I cant even explain how excited I am.  My kids  are too. I think Tierra and Patrick are thrilled too. I honestly never thought I would get them here. But I am so thankful that it is all coming together. I am praying that it continues to work out and they get to come and we can have a sort of family here. I know that may sound silly. But I miss her! We used to do all of our holidays together when we were young. So this will just be amazing. 

So if you pray please please keep my friends in your prayers that the move happens the job comes through and everyone is happy and that it just all works out and they are able to make it here to Georgia. 

Funny that it is turning out this way.. Or not. I had been praying for god to bring me a friend old or new that would understand where I have been where I am going and not judge me. that would love me regardless and would be a friend regardless of my physical condition. Then when this job came open.. I almost did not even call them. But something told me to. Well, I did and now it just feels like God definitely has a hand in it ;) 

                          This is us at my wedding. :)

Falling behind

I am so behind and hopefully after the holidays it will slow down and I can get a better blogging schedule going. I have been so busy and feeling miserable to top it off. I hate to rush Christmas but I am so glad that it is almost here and over and past. It is sad to say that but I just don't feel like it this year. I have not wrapped but a few more presents since last post. I just can't last long. My back won't let me. Hubby is not around  and I have no one else to ask. So I am struggling right now. His busiest time is Christmas (he works for the largest shipping co as a manager). He is even working on Christmas Eve to help with packages which is not his normal job. He is an IT manager so it is definitely out of his normal duties. But, as a manager you do what you have to do to get things done and keep the company running smoothly.

Funny how all of the people at the church and other areas of life that say if you need help to call or if we can ever help you let us know just ignore when you need them or stop asking for fear of being asked to commit and help. So, I give! I don't know that I have it in me to care to befriend anyone anymore.  

Labor is weeks away and I have no one to help with my kids. I fear I will be in labor alone again... :( Well I have one possibility maybe two but I am praying that happens so that I will know my kids are safe and with someone I trust. The one is my Best friend from Childhood that is hopefully moving here soon (will post on that next) and another is a girl here I know that has two kids too. But her schedule is so busy and with two of her own it is hard to expect she will be able to help without much notice.  

I am trying to remember that God is not going to give me more than I can handle.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It is almost Christmas time

The kids helped me wrap a few small things and after fourty minutes I was in so much pain.

Little nervous as hubby is going out of town so I will be on my own with the kids preparing for the holiday. I'm behind on ordering things. Not going to stress it. The wrapping is the hardest part.

We had fun tonight. The kids are so excited about Christmas

Before I forget my hubby brought me the prettiest flowers tonight 

 And gave me my iPhone early . It was my Christmas present but he wanted me to have it now.:)

Good Night!