Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I got a new toy

I got a new toy on Friday.  I'm so excited!  I've been wanting one for a long time.  I really didn't mean to buy it this time, but apparently my 1-click shopping is set up on my Amazon app.  I clicked expecting it to be added to my cart and it was purchased.  I guess it was fate!  What is it you ask?


A pretty new lens!  It's a Nikon 50mm 1.8.  I decided to opt for the 1.8 instead of the 1.4 for a couple of reasons.  One, the price.  The 1.8 is quite a bit cheaper.  Two, I'm new to photography and still trying to figure stuff out.  I decided if I eventually need the functionality of the 1.4, I can trade up.  I'm hoping I'll get to share some of my pictures with my new lens on the blog in the future.

Made by Me Monday - On Tuesday

I'm trying a new thing on my blog.  Maybe it will make me post more.  Probably not, but I can try anyway right!

On Mondays, I'm going to feature something that I made.  Hopefully I can make something every week so I can keep this going.  I guess it could end up being a recipe since I would make food.  Ha, we will see.

Today I'm featuring this Christmas headband that I made for Miss Priss.


It was so easy to make and I think it turned out great.  There is one problem, though.  I didn't measure her head when I cut the elastic so it is too big.  I'm really upset because I really like it.  I guess she will have to grow into it or I might just wear it!  It does fit me.

I used the tutorial from this blog.  It was so easy to follow and she shows lots of pictures so that you make sure to get it right.  This was the first rolled flower that I made.


I made the red flower on the Christmas headband second.  I really like how the first one turned out a lot better than the red and green one on the headband.  Turns out I forgot to fold my fabric in half before I started rolling.  This means that a lot of the back side of the fabric shows instead of just the front side.  Oh well, you live and learn.  I guess I'll just make Miss Priss a new one since this one doesn't fit anyway.  I really enjoyed making this headband and I hope to make some more.  I have some fabric scraps that I need to use up!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a Difference 3 Years Can Make

Girl C was born on Friday, August 19th.  That is 3 years and 2 months after I had Boy C.  The labor and delivery process was so different between the 2 of them.

I was induced with Boy C at 39 weeks because I had high blood pressure and was starting to show other signs of pre-eclampsia.  I went in to be induced Saturday morning at 6:30 and was in labor for 12 hours before I ended up having to have an emergency C-Section.  His heart rate was dropping and we couldn't get it to stabilize.  I went back to have surgery and it seemed to go pretty fast.  I was pretty out of it since I had been in labor all day and had a lot of drugs in my system.  After surgery I didn't feel good at all and was shaking like crazy.  I was quite a while before I was able to hold him.  He was born at 6:22 pm.

Fast forward 3 years and 2 months.  I had a scheduled C-Section with Girl C at 39 weeks.  My blood pressure was great and I didn't have any other signs of pre-eclampsia.  We went in Friday morning at 9:30, surgery was scheduled for 11:30 and she was born at 11:55 am.  The surgery seemed to last a lot longer and they had to do a lot of pushing on my stomach to get her to come out.  I felt great after the surgery and was actually able to hold her on our way back to recovery.

With Boy C, we were in the hospital for 5 days.  My blood pressure was still up and I wasn't feeling good at all.  With Girl C, we came home the second day.  It is just crazy to be sitting here typing this with a 5 day old, sitting at my house and being able to get up and do pretty much what I need to do.  I still get a little tired and hurt every once in a while, but I feel amazing compared to Boy C's recovery.  I'm starting to get used to her and it's all coming back on what to do.  Our little family is complete and we are so excited.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2 Days before little girl arrives......

I'm a ball of difference emotions.  I'm so ready to not be pregnant.  I'm ready to have my body back and to feel like myself again.  I'm ready to meet our little girl and start learning her personality.  However, I'm super nervous about having a girl.  I have always wanted to have a girl, but now that I will have one in 2 days I just don't know how to feel.  I felt the same way when I found out I was having a boy.  I hadn't been around a lot of baby boys, so I didn't know what it would be like.  After having him, I found out it was great.  He is so much fun and I am so used to him now.  I know that a girl is going to be different.  I am more used to being around girls, but I know that one day she will grow up and before a teenager.  I remember how I was as a teenager.  I wasn't a bad teenager, but I know that I was hard to deal with sometimes.  I am sure she will be too.

I'm also having a hard time knowing that Boy C is going to have to deal with having another child around. I think that he is going to be a great big brother.  He seems so excited when we talk about his little sister.  I think he will be such a big 'helper' and want to do everything for her.  I also think we are going to have to make sure that he isn't too rough with her.  Other people think that this is going to be a really tough time for him.  I really hope it isn't.  I hope we have done enough to prepare him for what is ahead.  I know he doesn't completely understand, but hopefully everything will go smoothly.

Surgery is scheduled for Friday.  I think we are all ready, but are not quite sure what to expect just yet.  I know we will all figure it out and our little family will be complete.  I'm so ready to see what the future holds for us!

Here's to a smooth surgery and recovery......

Monday, July 25, 2011

Getting a 3 year old to sleep

Boy C has been having a hard time going to sleep lately.  I can't figure out what the problem is.  J thinks that he gets too tired and then it makes it hard to go to sleep.  A lot of time, that is the problem.  He stays up too late on the weekends and doesn't take the best naps.  Naps may be about to go out the window.  I'm not ready for that at all.  Another part of me thinks that he is starting to realize the Girl C is going to be here very soon.  3 weeks and 4 days until the scheduled c-section.  In a lot of ways, I am ready for her to be here.  I am so tired of being pregnant.  I don't enjoy it at all.  I'm ready to get back to my normal self.  But I also know that when she gets here, things are going to be so different.  I've heard that going from 1 to 2 kids is the hardest.  I guess we are about to find out.  Lots of people do it and we will be fine.  Bring it on.  We are ready!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Week of May 16th

C is gone for the week and it is so different when he is not around.  I found myself feeling like it was when J and I got married and it was just the 2 of use.  But then I am always thinking about what C is doing or if he is ok, so it really isn't like it was with just J and I.  I know he is having a great time so it is ok!

Friday we went to the Rangers game.  We had a great time.  C started the night a little iffy but he got a lot better and made it through the entire game and fireworks.  Here are a few pictures it took with my phone.

C also got hit in the face at daycare last week.  A friend was swinging a bat and C just happened to walk behind them at the wrong time.  It didn't seem to phase him much, but it did make for a good picture.

Saturday we had 2 birthday parties to go to.  One was a 1st birthday party and the other was a 100 year old party.  The circle of life.  It was great to be able to go to both celebrations.  C had a great time playing and dancing at the 100 year old party.

Not much going on this week since C is gone.  J and I are just taking it easy and trying to do some cleaning around the house.  I'm trying to get rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated over the last 5 years that we don't use or need.  It feels good to clean stuff out.  I just wish I had more time to do it.

We do have C's 3 year old pictures and family pictures this weekend.  I am looking forward to that since I love pictures so much.  There will be a new person doing them this time.  It is a girl that I have known for most of my life but haven't seen it 10 years, so this ought to be interesting.  I'm sure they will be great!

Until next week.......

Monday, May 09, 2011

Trying for weekly..........

I’m really going to try and start blogging again. My goal for now will be a weekly update. Hopefully I will be able to get in the groove of updating weekly and that will make it easier to start blogging more regularly.

This last week was a good one. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and everything still looks great. I’m still gaining weight and the doctor wants me to slow down on gaining so much. I’ve already put on 21 pounds which is quite a bit. I try to make myself feel better about it since I have been feeling so good lately, but I am going to try to eat better and go on more walks. Hopefully I won’t gain as much in the second half. I am 24 w 3 d today.

Mother’s Day was Sunday and when I got home from work on Friday, C had a present for me. It was a plastic cup that had paper on the inside of it. It said ‘MOM’ in glitter and he had colored on it. He was so excited for me to open it. J also got me a gift which really surprised me. It was a boy and girl charm from James Avery. For some reason he thought I wouldn’t like it, but I thought it would super sweet and thoughtful. We stayed home Friday night and my parents came over on Saturday. My dad and J went to play golf and me, my mom, and C met them at the golf course after they were finished so C could get in some practice on the putting green. He wouldn’t use is putter (only his iron) but he had a great time. We went home for a nap after golf and had supper at Logan’s Roadhouse. I usually really like Logan’s, but our service was horrible. I’m kind of turned off on them right now. My parents left Saturday after supper.

We made a trip to Stephenville on Sunday for lunch with J’s mom and grandmother. Lunch was a little tense because that is right at C’s nap time. He didn’t want to eat or sit in his chair, but we made it through. We went back to J’s grandmother’s house to watch the Mavericks beat the Lakers while C took a nap. After C woke up, we went to eat supper and then C decided he should get to go to the lake for the week. J’s mom will be at the lake so C is going to stay with her. I am glad that he gets to change up his normal routine for the week, but it makes me sad that he isn’t at home with us. I miss him like crazy. It is so weird to be at home when he is not there. J even said he had dreams about C last night and that it is even harder now for him to be away from home.

We have some big plans for this coming week. Depending on when C comes back home, J and I might try to make it to the 8.0 music series this Wednesday. I don’t know if it will happen or not, but we can hope! We will also be going to the Rangers game on Friday with one of J’s cousins. I’m really excited about it. They moved to Illinois so we haven’t seen them in a while. On Saturday, we have a 100 year old birthday party to go to. J’s grandfather’s uncle will be 100 and we will all be there to celebrate!

That’s enough for now. We have a lot going on but we tend to stay busy. Until next week………..

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm blogging AGAIN......

Time to get back in the groove of things.  Yesterday was Valentine's Day.  We have never been very big on celebrating Valentine's Day.  I bought C a Valentine's M&M and he loved it.  His prize for going potty is M&Ms so he is pretty big on them these days.  By the way, he is going potty.  It is amazing.  I honestly wasn't sure this day would ever come.  He hasn't had too many accidents in the last couple of weeks.  He has been going pretty consistently for the last 3 maybe 4 weeks.  I am so proud!  Maybe full time big boy underwear are in our near future.  Anyway, back to Valentine's Day.  I didn't buy J anything because, as mentioned before, we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day.  I got home and he told me he bought me a present.  I was a little upset because I hadn't got him anything, but that's ok.  He wasn't sad!  He got me some earrings and he was very excited about them.  I am wearing a pair of them today.  We went to Taco Bueno to eat.  We did this last year so I guess it is now a tradition of our family.  J joked that he rented the place out for us because we were the only people there.  We had a great night and a great Valentine's Day.  Here's to many more!