Sunday, July 17, 2011


WOW... Uncomfortable is one of the words that was used when they were explaining to us the procedure. When we went in, the nurse was very forward in telling me over and over... it is going to be PAINFUL.  Not what you want to hear at 6:30 in the morning.  I knew we were willing to try anything to have this baby girl naturally.  Well, after a HORRIBLE start with getting the IV in.  The first TWO tries in my left wrist-like area were unsuccessful, I cried a lot.  Another nurse came in and got the IV in my right hand.  Then I was given a shot in my arm of some medicine that was to relax my uterus, to try and make things easier to get baby girl to flip in the head down position.
The doctor and my midwife tried to move her two times in each direction, and then one to grow on in another.  She was very stubborn, and would start to move but as soon as they would let go... she would go right back to her favorite "head up" position.  They kept a close eye on her heart rate to make sure she didn't have any sort of distress.  The whole procedure I don't think lasted more than 5-10 minutes, but it sure felt like hours.  After they finished, they had me stay in the hospital being monitored for about 2 hours to make sure she didn't have any bad reactions.  All was well, and we were discharged and sent home.  :)  My midwife said she would let us know when a c-section would be scheduled.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Where does stress come from?  I keep asking myself that.  Three weeks ago, we went to one of those 3D/4D mall places to see the baby.  It was pretty awesome... Except for that here lay on your back for 20 minutes. Talk about painful.  Anywho, they were the first to tell us that our girl is still in the breech position.  At the time of the ultrasound she was horizontal with her head to my left.  The lady doing the ultrasound quickly pointed out that on second pregnancies, the baby sometimes doesn't "flip" until the 38th week.  At the time of the ultrasound we were 34 weeks.  Oh, the stress didn't start at that point... I was good.  :D
Lets move ahead to week 36 (last Tues).  I had my normal appointment... everything was good... but the doc did a little ultrasound just to look around.  She said our girl is definitely breech.  Her head is right up front and center.  She said we should go home and twice a day try to make her "uncomfortable".  I am to prop up my hips, drink cold ice water thru a straw, AND put frozen veggies on her head.  Hopefully that would make her uncomfortable enough to flip on her own.  Or next option would be to schedule a time to go to the hospital, for the doctor and her (midwife) to try and manually move her.  All the while they would be monitoring her to make sure there was no distress.  If the veggies don't work, and she doesn't move manually... that we would have to schedule a c-section for week 39.
I remember hearing about this when we took our birthing classes with C.  They said it was really painful etc... I asked and she said that it is uncomfortable and that I can stop them at anytime.  She said there are some things that could happen, but that is why it is done in a hospital and not in her office.
Well, we have been doing the frozen veggie thing, but I think our girl is MUCH smarter than we gave her credit for.  As soon as I get in position and get the veggies on her head, she moves her head away... not down... not to flip.. just like back and away from the veggies.  As soon as my 5 minutes are up.. she pops out her head, and ta da... she is in the same location.  Uggg... Kinda funny... but she needs to get to moving.
Tomorrow we are going back for our weekly appointment, and to check on the ultrasound again.  I am nervous etc... I know she hasn't moved with her twice a day veggies.  We will definitely know more tomorrow... but wow the stress is getting to me.  ;(
I did a stupid thing... I looked up c-sections on the internet and it said that babies are "less likely" to breastfeed after a c-section.  That part I am not ready for.  I so want to breastfeed, and have that closeness with my daughter.  I was able to breastfeed C for just shy of a year and a half...
My Hunny is telling me not to think about those things until we know for sure what is going to happen.  Lets hope I can get my mind onto a different subject.  Crossing my fingers...

Monday, March 21, 2011


Maybe it is just me, but I am not really getting it.  Maybe I don't have the patience to watch videos?  I have never been much of a video watcher.  I don't YouTube, and when I do see a video or something in my Twitter stream; I don't watch.  I will look at picture, but never watch the videos.
I'm not sure if I am lazy, or just don't get it.  I thought about doing it once... but being a SAHM, I don't always "look" my best.  :D

I am not trying to knock those who vlog, but I just don't get it.  :(

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My little getter into everything. :D

C has been getting into everything lately.  The refrigerator and freezer, the pantry... drawers... anything and everything.  :D

The other night he was trying to get the mini marshmallows that I had moved to a higher shelf.  He couldn't reach them, so he used the dustpan to reach.  When he did that, he knocked some cans down and one of them cut his nose.  I'm very thankful that it wasn't a big can, or that it hit him in his mouth.  :(  He was very lucky.  I was so upset though... I felt so bad... like it was my fault he cut his nose.  I know that he is a boy, and this isn't going to be the first time that he will get hurt nor the last... but I still feel horrible when he gets hurt.  :(

On another note of getting into things... tonight he brought out the seaweed wrapper things that were in the pantry.  Then emptied them all over the living room floor.  Lovely...

Oh goodness... now he is running back and forth in the living room... maybe he will go to bed at a decent time tonight... Here's hoping.  :D

 This was AFTER I published this post.  He poured out a whole bottle of Italian seasoning, and soy sauce into a couple pans that I had stored in the pantry.  Lovely!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving.

There are so many things to be thankful for this year.  We are healthy for the most part.  C is growing like a weed and talking so much.  He sure does keep me on my toes.  I am thankful for my Hunny who works so hard to allow me to stay home with C everyday.  I'm thankful for the Jones Institute for working their magic, allowing for new growth.

Wow... things have been busy this week.  I started by making some Thanksgiving supper items earlier in the week.  I knew I was going to have to be on my feet a ton... and I wasn't looking forward to it.

I even challenged myself to make collard greens for Hunny.  I had to improvise a little on some of the recipe, but Hunny said they were good.  I also tried to make homemade rolls from a recipe I had gotten from my godmother.  Both times I tried, I couldn't get the dough to rise.  I'm not sure what I am doing wrong... ugg.  I had to send my nephew out to buy some rolls.  Next time maybe.  :D

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving... We had tons of family come up from NC, although we did miss my brother-in-law who was in the hospital.  I hope he gets released soon, and can come up for a visit soon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Right Brain / Left Brain

I noticed the other day that 90% of my gray hair is on the right side of my head.  Does that make me Right brained, or left brained?  If I remember correctly from school it is the opposite side.  This leads me to believe the left side of me is more stressed than the right side.  :D 

Could it be that C is left handed... so he is causing all my gray hair to be on the right side of my head?   I think I'm going to go with that.  :D 

On a different kind of note... Why do gray hairs have a mind of their own?  Mine stick up in all their glory.  Not straight ones... they are nice and wavy and straight up.  I would pull them but that only means that more will return.  Now that I think of it... I think the reason I have so many isn't because of C, it is because M pulled one of the obnoxious ones out one time.  That has to be it.  It is all because of M.... although it still doesn't explain why they are primarily on the right side of my head.... Ideas??

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Little Helper

I have a little helper in the house.  C has been helping me all around the kitchen lately.  Anytime I go in to cook, he wants the little step stool so he can be at the counter with me.  I think it has to do with the time I let him up there to help me make pie crusts... or a cake... I can't remember.  I was baking something. 
I can go in just to put some dishes in the dishwasher, and he has the pantry open for me to get the step stool out for him.  I let him play in the sink with some bubble water the other day.... Oh my did he have a great time.  I had water everywhere on the counters, on the floor and even in a cookie sheet that was on the counter.  I loved seeing his little mind work to pour from this container to that.  I just wish it was a little less messy for me to clean up.  :D

He also loves to help me empty the dishwasher.  He will take out one thing at a time, tell me what it is and hand it to me.  I think his favorite part is the silverware.  :D

Yesterday, I attempted a trial run of making homemade yeast rolls from a recipes I had gotten from my Aunt.  I want to make them for Thanksgiving dinner.  Anywho, as soon as C saw the flour come out... Oh my it was on!!  He opened the pantry for me to get the step stool and he was ready to bake.  I gave him some flour, tablespoons, sifter, cookie cutters, and measuring cups, he was in Heaven.  There was flour EVERYWHERE.... I don't think I got it all, but with the baking that I am going to be doing in the next few weeks... what's a little more.  :D

I did order for him a Little Partners Learning Tower today.  It will be so much safer than the step-stool in the kitchen.  I can't wait for it to get here.  I have my fingers crossed that it will be here like sometime this coming week.  :D