Wednesday, October 27, 2010


First wow two days in a row!!!

Time seems to be a good topic here of late, like why can baby bug fall asleep at a reasonable time? Or, Why am I sitting her blogging when I have to get the meat loaf in the oven on time.

A good friend was talking about an article he read, that talked about the downsides to some super powers, and he highlighted immortality. Stating that from a child's prospective 30 seems like ages away but to an adult childhood seems like yesterday. (note that statement was paraphrased from his paraphrase.)

What can you remember that seemed like it took forever and what about something that seemed to go by really fast?

It took forever to get to my wedding date, and now it seems like the first year has flown by, I mean it will have been one year since we got married on January 23. Where did it go, well we where anticipating the birth of our baby girl and a move. Now I cant believe that it has been 3 months since she was born, gah and I worry about her sleeping. -sigh-

Meat Loaf is calling.

Check it out, he is a good read and makes you think.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Writing a Letter

How long has it been since you wrote a letter? Seems like ages huh, what with email and cell phones no one has the energy to sit down a write a letter anymore. Well I am writing a letter, the recipient? my Grandmom. She seemed like the best option, since she takes the time to send us cards with her own hand writing in them. The most recent being her card to us for the birth of our baby girl Rikku and some cute clothes that I am hoping that she will get to wear!

I may write another letter to a special little brother, filled with encouraging words and helpful tips.

So how about it when was the last time you wrote a letter? Why not surprise someone special in your life with a letter.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The new eco friendly and fashionable trend in cloth diapers

Check out this video from Doopsy Diapers! It proves that anyone can get the new age cloth diapers at a good cost! I can't wait to try them, and I love the colors they have!

The new eco friendly and fashionable trend in cloth diapers

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fire Emblem and Homeschooling

So first the little bun and I beat Fire Emblem, Radiant Dawn for the Wii (for about the 10th time) the other day, and guess what? Haar was NOT my number one "guy", to make it better he was not even in my top 5! This has been a goal of mine since about the 4th time through the game, but I alwayss get sucked into using him A LOT during Part 2: Of Countries And Kings. Ahh that was a great day and to have Rikku by my side as a co-pilot made it even better.

Since Little bun is only 2 months old I have a lot of time before school is a big thought, but lets face it, I cannot even remember where the last 2 months went so I am starting early. I have been looking into homeschooling, mostly because the time from Preschool to 5th grade kids are a big sponge, and frankly they don't get taught effectively.

I worked with my littlest sister before she started preschool, in reading using Phonics. Yeah remember that teaching tool, I do! She (little sister) is a great reader now, (currently 4th grade, I think) and her preschool teachers where impressed with her ability.

Friday, August 27, 2010

My accidental Natural Birth

Now that my little one is asleep, I will talk about her birth and how it was an accidental natural birth.

The weekend of August 1st I had been having some back pain and a few contractions, but nothing regular or that screamed to me "get to the hospital". So I took a bath on the 2nd and went to bed. Waking up on Tuesday the 3rd I felt great, better than I had in a long while, I was not having any contractions (that I could feel), and my back didn't hurt at all. My husband left for work at 7:15am and laid back down with the dog for a few hours of rest, I may have felt good but I was tired. I woke up around 10:30am with really bad back pain, I couldn't feel any contractions and I was not leaking any fluids. I ran a bath and climbed in around 10:45am as soon as I got in I started to feel the contractions, they where strong and felt very close together (I never kept track of them). I put the call in to my husband, (had to call him 3 times before he answered), and got dressed. During the 15 minutes it took for my husband to get home, I got the dog ready to go to my in-laws, finished getting my bag ready, and tried to breathe, all while in lots of pain and the dog jumping on me because he was worried.

My husband got home and we left home at about 11:30am, we had to drive cross town to get to my in-laws and the hospital and the whole time I was in pain and crying. We get to the hospital around 11:50am, I don't even have time to get fully checked in and I got to labor in my own clothes, which after it was all over I realized that it made it better because they smelled like my dog and he calms me a lot when I am in pain or upset. I was checked upon arrival and was at 8.5cm, so no pain meds for me (hence the accidental because my husband and I had decided that I was going to get the epi because I don't do pain well).

They called my doctor, who I love and was so glad it was her that delivered my little girl. They pulled my doctor out of a meeting (she said thanks :) ) and she barely had time to change before I was at 10cm and ready to get the baby out of me. NOTE: The pain I was feeling to my surprise was no worse than stubbing your toe, it hurt for a bit and then turned into a dull manageable pain. Then came the pushing, I think it took maybe 5 or 6 rounds of pushing to get her out, and the pain was intense but nothing that even I couldn't do, it did burn though. My little girl was born on August 3rd, 2010 at 12:58pm (almost an hour after I got to the hospital) she weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. If she was any bigger it would have been worse I fear, I only had a 1st degree tear and I did get a dose of IV pain meds after that made all the pain go away (also let my doctor sew me up without me getting hysterical because I have a fear of needles).

My advice is labor at home as long as you can, but try to get there sooner than I did even if you are not getting pain meds, it makes the nurses happier because they don't have to rush.
Also, have a good support person that understands if you snap at them that you are in lots of pain and you don't mean what you say.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sleepless nights

So, how many of you are not getting any sleep? I know I get very little if any, and I wouldn't change it for the world. It seems as if as soon as I fall asleep, my little one is waking up to eat, (kinda like waiting for Christmas morn). My body knows that is has been anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours but my mind cannot comprehend that I have indeed gotten sleep.

My advice to those that think they are not getting enough sleep:
* Above all else Sleep when your little one sleeps!
* If you have a willing husband, let them help!
* Don't be afraid to ask for help or ashamed if it is offered (and you take it)