Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Things no one tells you; post baby.

You always hear about how sleep deprived a new mom is or how she has no time for anything else, but there's much, much more than just those two things.

No one tells you that....

  • you will wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. Literally. Your hormones are trying to get back to normal and every morning I'm waking up covered in sweat. It's pretty gross and I've washed my sheets everyday. 
  • your boobs will leak. Not everyones though. Mine didn't leak with Rylee, but this time around? They're a faucet. Again, I woke up one morning and thought Chloe had peed the bed- until I looked at my shirt and it was soaked in one spot. 
  • your vagina will look like a swollen mess post delivery. If you're like me and tend to get really swollen- you will also have a urination problem. Luckily, it subsides after 2 days, but those two days are painful
  •  you will get MORE sleep with a newborn than pregnant. Unless you're some freak of nature and sleep awesome during pregnancy, but I didn't. I couldn't sleep and even though I'm waking up every 2-3 hours- the time I am sleeping is a solid, deep sleep. Thank you Jesus.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Premama giveaway

I was selected to review a prenatal drink mix. I was pretty excited because who likes taking those huge horse pills? I know I don't.

Premama is a prenatal vitamin drink complete with key nutrients including DHA, Folic Acid, and Iron. Packed with Ginger, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium to help moms with nausea and digestive relief.

 I was a little hesitant to try it because I thought maybe it would change the flavor of the drink, but it didn't!  I was very pleased!

Now you can get your own 30 day supply of premama!
Giveaway runs from Today, November 20th through Tuesday November 27th.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

She's here!

Little miss Chloe is 8 days old today! 
I figured I better get to writing this before I forget all of the little details that you tend to do.

I didn't tell anyone, except a few friends & my mom, that I was getting induced. Mainly because I didn't want to hear people talking about my decision, my body, my life. Actually, Jeremy is the one that had to talk me into it. I went in for my normal 39 week check up & asked the doctor how long he would let me go past my due date and he offered induction- I couldn't say no. I picked the day I wanted to go in & that was that. We decided to keep it between us & I have to say it was kind of fun.

I went in on Wednesday November 7th (also Jeremy and I's 3rd anniversary.) I definitely thought I was going to lose it when I had to leave Rylee, but she didn't fuss at all so it made me feel a lot better. Jeremy stayed home that night with her. I really wanted to try and not screw up her schedule anymore than I already had to.

I went in at 7:30pm and they started cervidil at 8:50pm. Before they started they checked me and I was 2-3cm. The nurse said "you may go into labor tonight" (the nurse with Rylee also said those exact words.) I guess they both said that because I was already regularly contracting & dilated.
As soon as the cervidil started contractions were a little more intense, but not unbearable. I couldn't sleep so they gave me 2 sleeping pills and I passed out around 1am. I woke up at 5:35am and was up for good. I called the nurse & she took the cervidil out (I was 3-4cm now) and she let me shower. (I remember these exact times because I wrote them down. ;) )

Once I got out of the shower they started pitocin at 6:30am. Contractions started getting really intense now.

I text Jeremy when I woke up & I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I thought if I was awake so should he, lol. He came up around 7:30am on Thursday while my mom stayed with Rylee.

So, it's now 8am Thursday and the doc came in to break my water ( 4cm and 80%). After he did that he asked Jeremy if he was the one to deliver if Jeremy would want to help- he said no. I don't know if it was during those words or after, but I started crying. I have NO idea why. Everyone kept asking me what was wrong and I couldn't even give them an answer. The doctor thought it was him, Jeremy thought it was him and I just sat there crying. 

I couldn't handle the pain after my water broke. It was seriously unbearable. I don't know why- they do say every pregnancy/labor is different and this one surely was. The nurses and Jeremy kept telling me that if I wanted the epidural I needed to get it now because it would be too late later on. 

I broke down and get the epidural around 9am. (6cm now) They had to pump fluids in me before I could actually get it so I don't think the lady came in until around 9:15ish. It's definitely a weird feeling. It didn't hurt, but I was having contractions throughout the entire process so sitting up and still while a needle is being shoved in your back- not pleasant.

 These were both at 9:35am- after the epidural.

Can you see I had no relief from it? I still felt every single contraction and every bit of pressure. 

Literally, 5 minutes after she left I had Jeremy get the nurse because I felt a ton of pressure. She checked me and I was 7cm. Another 5 minutes passed and I told Jeremy to get the nurse again because I really had to push. She checked me again and I was 10cm. This was at 9:45am. 

The nurse made me wait until the doctor got there to push and she told me "5 minutes"- it was the longest 5 minutes of my life. Come to find out it was only 3 minutes. 

I pushed through 3 contractions and out she came. It was a bit scary because her shoulder got stuck and the doctor had to get the vacuum and the nurse was on top of me pushing on my stomach. It was so, so scary and I'm so grateful that everything turned out to be okay.

Out she came at 10:06am!  
8 lbs 3oz and 20.5" 
The fastest labor, ever.

I ended up tearing and having stitches, but I figured that would happen. 

My sweet girls meeting for the first time. 

We left after 24 hours in the hospital. She weighed 8.1 lbs when we left and since we've been home she's back up to 8.4 lbs. Things are incredibly crazy busy here, but I love it & wouldn't trade anything for this hectic schedule now.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

39 weeks

39 weeks- phew. This is definitely the most pregnant I've ever been and felt. I'm pretty sure she's trying to break out of my stomach- the wrong way.

I'm still the same weight I was 3 weeks ago- wooo! Hopefully that doesn't change.
Heartburn is still here, everyday, all day long.
Sleep is non existent- still. Hopefully it'll get better once I'm not pregnant!
I'm starting to crave broccoli..mmm..I could eat a whole bowl of it right now!

As I'm typing this, my eyes are getting really heavy so I think it's time to relax & go to bed.


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