Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Baby Laines #3- 20 weeks!

How far along: 20 weeks

Baby's size: baby is the size of a mango!

Miss Anything:  blahhhhh how about feeling good?  Cause this baby is making me feel nauseous almost 24 hours a day!  :(

Best moment this week:  this week...hmmmm how about when I was looking through Reagan's little baby clothes that no longer fit her and getting so excited that Kennedy will get to wear them too!!!  :)

Movement:  yes!  Finally!!!  Maybe not super often but I can definitely feel you moving in there!

Food cravings: I seriously don't crave anything, everything makes me feel nauseous and I wish there was something that always sounded good!  :(((

Anything making you queasy or sick: ummmm how about everything?  Smells...food...drinks...snacks...it sucks'. 


Maternity Clothes:  I realized today that my shirts are getting short already ohhhhh godddd what will I wear the rest of this pregnancy?!

Stretch marks:  no I don't think so...I mean not more than what I had from the other two!  Haha

Symptoms I HAVE:  sicknessssss alwayssssssss 

Doctor’s Appointment:  we finally had an appt and an ultrasound and both went AWESOME!  Our next one is August something 4th?  Somewhere around there haha

What I'm looking forward to:  meeting little miss.  I can't wait to see who she looks like and rather her brother and sister will like her baba I mean they really have no choice but I can't wait to see!

Gender: GIRL and I was/am so excited!!!


Belly Button in or out: in but it's totally gonna pop out this time I can tell!


Wedding rings on or off: on pretty loose still.


Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody still, it sucks but I mean I only have four more months right?  Hahaha


Sleep: okay...there was a week or so I couldn't sleep at all BUT I'm back to being okay at sleeping!

Showing:  YES!  I feel like I'm slowly looking less just fat and more actual pregnant!  Hahaha  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Baby Laines #3-18 weeks!

Hellooooo 1 year + 1 month later!  :-O 

Andddd hellooooo SURPRISE baby #3!!!

I was looking at all of these entries from Mr Carter's pregnancy and I really wanna try my hardest to post for Mr or Mrs #3 so no promises #3 BUT I'll try!  Haha

Baby Laines #3-18 Weeks

How far along: 18 weeks

Baby's size: baby is the size of pickle! 

Miss Anything:  I definitely miss an ice cold beer on a hot summer day.  And I miss being able to buckle my jeans because right now it's a no go already!

Best moment this week: FINALLY making an appt for an ultrasound & a midwife that I HOPE & pray is going to be an amazing fit and go with my birth plan!

Movement:   I was getting nervous that I was never gonna feel this baby!  Especially because people keep asking me, but I think I finally realized that I've been feeling the little monkey moving around in there but it's no definite kicks or punches so it's hard to decipher between movement & just my stomach being weird!  Haha but tonight while laying in bed I realized something is definitely going on in there :)

Food cravings: ummmm really nothing.  This pregnancy is soooooo different then the other two!  With both C & R I wanted hamburgers like every single day. Now I really only ever crave water anddddd maybe some fruit but totally depends on the day!

Anything making you queasy or sick: I hate to say it but pretty much all meat makes me so sick.  Or actually most food in general!  But specifically any & all meat :,(

Maternity Clothes:  yes please!  Haha I mean I already had them so might as well use them!

Stretch marks:  not that I've noticed but I mean it's not like I didn't have them before!

Symptoms I HAVE:   besides still being sick every single day & growing a belly at an alarming rate, nothing haha

Doctor’s Appointment:  finallyyyyyy going on Thursday!  Fingers crossed everything is amazing with #3 & this midwife is amazing!

What I'm looking forward to:  this weekend!!!  Besides the fact that we're going to see the dr this week, I made an appt to get a gender ultrasound done on Saturday so for our last and final baby were having a little gender reveal party!  I'm so excited to find out if #3 is a he or a she!  Plus to be surprised with the whole family just is so exciting!!!

Gender: Don't know yet!  Will know in a couple of days!!!  :) 

Belly Button in or out: in still 

Wedding rings on or off: on hopefully for my whole pregnancy again :)

Happy or Moody most of the time: I would say I'm a lot more moody this time around but I honestly don't know if it's just because I have so much going on.  It's hard to not get frustrated!

Sleep: finally starting to feel like regular amount of sleep is good!  I swear I was sleeping 10 hours and still feeling horrible!

Showing: yes!  OMG so much more then before!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A second birth story continued!

Soooooo we get to the hospital and they explain that they need to do a test on me to make sure it was actually my water that broke and not just that I peed myself!  I could tell the nurse thought I had totally peed myself!  Haha

They put me in a little tiny room with another lady & omg it was so scary!   She was bleeding EVERYWHERE!!!  My mom & I were talking about how that could not be good and I was so glad that wasn't me!  They took her away shortly and someone came in to clean up the blood that was everywhere!

Because of that it took forever for them to do the test on me!  They finally came back & said yep!  It's positive & they said I would be admitted!  I hadn't felt any contractions really yet so I knew it would be a while.  But then the nurse said oh actually your dr is here I'm gonna send him in!  He came in & was laughing that was the second time I'd saw him!  He said since my water had broken he was going to strip my membranes in hopes it would jumpstart my labor.  Oh-ma-gawd nothing hurt as bad as that!  It was HORRIBLE!!!!  Then the nurse came in and said  as soon as I got to my room I would start pitocin.  I mean I never intended on having a drug free birth. I mean I was the #1 advocate of an epidural with carter and loved my birthing experience it was amazing!  But I had heard and read and watched so much stuff about pitocin that I didn't want theta to be the first resort!  I told the nurse I didn't want to start pitocin right away, and she said "well we do whatever the dr says!  So If you don't want pitocin you need to tell him!  And he's not going to like it!" 

I couldn't believe how they were acting, when I had explained that to my nurse when I was delivering carter the midwife came in and explained to me why I needed it and told me she would start me on a very low dose to see if my body reacted and we would go from there!  I was so glad and it made me relieved!  And here they were telling me that I had to have it, because the dr wasn't going to agree in not having it!  What?!

The dr came in a little later and said "what's this I hear you don't want pitocin?!" He looked totally annoyed and He totally didn't look like the warm friendly dr I had for my pregnancy anymore....he then asked me "don't you want to hurry up and meet your baby already?!  I mean I could not give you pitocin but that's just going to prolong everything and you're gonna be waiting for nothing!" I was alone in the hospital room because we had decided since I wasn't even getting contractions the husband should finish working and come after since it was already 5 o'clock before I even got tested!  I didn't know what to say and said okay.  Totally felt 100% pressured and almost like I was being dumb for not wanting pitocin!

they immediately brought in the medicine and said they would start the epidural already too!

Finally while I was waiting the husband showed up and was super mad I let them start me on pitocin but I seriously felt like I had no choice.  The nurse came in shortly after to explain to me that something had happened emergency c-sections or something & the epidural would be coming later then expected! 

I immediately got worried because every single person that has had a hard labor always had the most pain once pitocin was started j didn't want to feel that pain!

My contractions started coming fast & hard and finally the epidural came.  The anesthesiologist was super weird and was kinda jerk actually he was a huge jerk, I was breathing hard because my contractions hurt so bad and he said "DO NOT MOVE or you can paralyze yourself!!!!" :O I mean I knew the risks of an epidural but honestly I felt like no one should be given pitocin and be in that much pain before an epidural the contractions are just horrible!  And with carter what I felt at 6 didn't hurt anything compared to what I was feeling at 3 with Reagan & pitocin!  

He finished and I immediately felt hot!  He told me to turn on my side and asked me if they went away.  I told him no, and he said to turn to my other side.  He then left.  All of a sudden I started feeling really really weird.  The nurse was looking at me and I told her I didn't feel good and asked for some water, she said since I just had an epidural j couldn't or I would throw up.  I said okay.  And then realized I wasn't feeling better and asked her if I could just have a little ice then I really felt super thirsty and didn't feel good!  She said okay and I drank a little and laid down trying to feel better.  I then told her again I didn't feel good and was closing my eyes because I felt them so heavy and she started to sound worried.  She asked me some questions and then immediately called the dr to come back!

He came back and immediately started talking dr talk about medication and shots and idk what I felt so out of it!  He said my blood pressure was super high so he was going to give me something to bring it down.  It immediately went down but went too down and i kept hearing them in a panic.  

That was literally one of the scariest moments of my life.  

They put oxygen on me and a couple of other things and I finally started feeling better.  It was all just such a surreal experience!

I finally felt a lot better and was able to open my eyes again and he explained to me what happened and said l would be okay now.  And he left.  I could tell in the husbands face he was worried because the whole time he didn't say anything and when I was finally able to look at him I could tell he was in shock at all he just witnessed.

I felt much better and didn't feel the horrible contractions.  For like 30 minutes & then they were back & just as horrible as they were in the beginning this continued for the rest of my labor except it was only on one side it was so weird!

I decided again then that the contractions again were because of the amount of pitocin they put me on, it felt like they had cranked that IV all the way up!  I literally finished a bag ridiculously fast!  It was horrible!

Welllll that went on for hours and finally at 12:50 something I was finally able to push!!!  Hooray!!!  I couldn't be more excited after literally 3 or 4 pushes Miss Reagan Emmie was born into this world on April 4, 2014 @ 1:01 am!  And we couldn't have been more excited!

As soon as she was born though they explained to us that she wasn't breathing right and rushed her to the nursery!  :( 

They left her in there with the husband to cry for an hour!  They said that that was the only way to get all of the fluid out of her lungs because I had pushed her out so fast they said that she wasn't in the canal long enough to make sure her lungs wee squeezed of all the fluid or something along those lines!

I was super sad in my room all alone when my mom finally came in to see me! She was telling me how everyone was in the waiting room and they all saw Miss Reagan and that she was going to take my dad home now since he had work that day and it was already passed 2.

We were finally sent to the other room after FOREVER!  It was as if they forgot I was supposed to go to the other room!  The husband was texting me asking me what was going on and that they had asked to get me sent to my room hours ago and the nurse hadn't done it!

I had to call the nurse twice to get them to send me to my room after the first time they said they were waiting for the nursery to call.  I had spoke to lots of people about hospitals and every single person I talked to explained how awesome the hospital i picked was and i had a horrible experience!  I can't say there was anything about that experience that I liked.  The one thing that was good was when we wee finally in our room the nurses there were much better!  BUT poor Reagan Emmie her experience want the best AND thanks to all that screaming she came home with a SET of lungs on her!  And if she was crying she let us know!  HAHA 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sun.

As in the sun that shines on us.

I'm so excited for summer, and not because I love the sun because I really don't like being hot, and I don't like getting sunburned.  I don't like that it beats down on me, and I hate sunscreen -.- plus I hate it on my hands and now that I have a mobile kid, I just get said sunblock on my hands to apply it to his pale face :(  I literally HATE sunblock!  Yuck!

But!  The sun reminds me of summer, and I looooove summer!!!  It's always the best season!  I mean kids aren't in schoool, so it usually means vacation!  It means cool summer nights & I LOVE that the sun stays out til literally 8 pm!!

PLUS my birthday is in summer!  It's just so much fun, anyone who hates summer is WEIRD!  Haha no really.

Soo in honor of the HOT sun that's been beating down on us, I'm going to share with you some of our summer TO DO list!

•go to the beach!  (Most likely will be with the WHOLE family on a Friday in July!  Can't wait!!)

•go to Vegas for my cousins Wedding!  Vegas with two kids in tow, not the kinda Vegas I'm used to!!

•take carter to do things we normally don't, maybe some museums, story time at the library, idk something to get us out of the house!

•spend time at my gmas eating watermelon in the front yard!  That was my FAVORITE thing to do when I was little I want carter to experience the same thing!!

•let carter eat an ice cream cone alone!

•have some BBQs

•baptize Reagan (already scheduled for July 26th!)

•go swimming LOTS & LOTS rather it be in the little baby pool in my gmas back yard OR at my cousins pool!

•have fun!!!

Happy Summer Friends, don't let the sun burn you!  :)

Love.

***i wrote a wholeeeee GREAT blog post about everything I LOVE & somehow blogger deleted it, and only left this :(**



Sooo I suck at this & started writing this hours ago, and didn't click save, so it all went away :(

BUT here I am typing this with one hand, nursing & yelling at carter to go to sleep!  (Yes!  It is MIDNIGHT!) did I mention we have to be up EXTRA early tomorrow for Reagan's drs appt?  No?  Okay cause we do!  :(( 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sunday

I was trying to think of the easiest way to come up with prompts that would make it easy for everyone to write & not be super specific!  I wanted everyone to have fun, and really just to make it a point to write.

So Sunday, on this Sunday I decided to tell you about something that happened YESTERDAY!  And guess what I did???

I went from a head full of looooong flowy down to my waist hair.

To....

Hair I can't even put in a pony tail without little hairs coming down in the back!  0.0 can you believe it?  And guess what?  I don't miss it.

I know.  When I told several people that I wanted to cut my hair off, everyone repeatedly said "DON'T DO IT!!!  YOU'LL REGRET IT!!!" But really, all through high school & college I had short hair!  I liked it!  It was such low maintenance and really I think short hair looks cute!  So, guess what?  Even though it's short and so different then what it has been in the last couple of years, I LOVE IT!!  Literally LOVE it!  It's so light and refreshing!

I get soooo tired of having the same hairdo over and over again, I get tired of looking at myself, and really, I was thinking about adding some bright colored streaks like pink or purple but decided that maybeeee as a mother of two I probably shouldn't dye my hair a color a high school student might love.  Would I really want to be one of "those" moms that tries too hard to be hip & cool and ends up looking like a hot mess?  You know the ones right?  

Sooo a new short do is what could be done & thankfully on this Sunday I don't regret it and am loooovin' it!

Happy Sunday!!!


XOXO
Jade :)

P.S. If you're joining in on this 30 day challenge leave a comment below so we could visit your blog!!  :D

June Bloom!

Okayyyyyy soooooo I totally want to get into blogging remember my New Years resolution to blog more?  Well it's only taken me til June to make it an actual priority!

sooooo I decided to do a blog challenge & I've tried the 30 day challenge in blogging before and it was HARD to blog every single day, soooo I decided to do a 30 day challenge of blogging every OTHER day so a total of 15 posts & it totally seems possible for me to do!  (That's what I'm hoping anyway!)

Sooooo without further ado I introduce you to the 30 day challenge of this little blog!  I hope you wanna join too?  I mean why not right?


In case you don't understand every day is a one word prompt soooo today is Sunday.  Write about anything including Sunday!  Heck you could write a whole blog post & just include the word sunday the point is to just blog!  So go for it!

Happy June!  :)

XOXO
Jade :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Second Birth Story

Wow!  I literally feel like I wrote Carter's birth story last week, and this now I have another story to write. 

I don't want Reagan to feel like I don't care to write down her story so to be fair I also need to embarass her and tell the whole blogging world her birth story too!

Soooo it allll started on April 3rd, 2014 you see I was beyond tired of being pregnant & had, had enough.  I had hoped & prayed that Reagan would come out that weekend but totally didn't expect it!  

I woke up that morning and had a dr appt the dr said that I could stay pregnant safely all the way until April 16th if she didn't want to come out so to just walk and maybe he would see me before my next appt the following week. 

I came home & told my Omar (my BIL) & Rosemary (his gf) that I would die if I had to stay pregnant all the way until the 16th & hoped she would come out that weekend!!!  I told them I was ready for her to be out & was going to kohls to walk around to hopefully get her to get out!

rosemary then asked me if I was going to go to my grandmas?  I said no, and she looked at me worried and said "what if you go into labor?  Who's gonna take you to the hospital?" I looked at her and laughed and told her there's nooooo way my labor would go that fast it just doesn't happen like that!  And I was postive I would have enough time to call someone if I somehow went into labor!!

So I packed up carter & we were off to find something for me to wear for Easter at kohls!

We were walking around the whole store and I was taking my time in hopes carter would get tired & we would get home just in time for his nap.  I was looking at something to stuff in his Easter basket when ALL of a sudden I felt like I had peed myself!  Not a lot just a teeny tiny bit and I couldn't believe it!

I literally started laughing to myself and saying "OH MY GOD I CAN NOT BELIEVE I JUST PEED MYSELF clearly I am ready to have this baby if I can't even hold my pee in on a trip to Kohls!" :D

I finished getting whatever I needed and was rushing to leave.  It wasn't a lot of pee so I wasn't in a HUGE hurry.

When I went down to pay I realized that it felt like I was trickling pee, (sorry if that's TMI) so I decided to text Steph to ask her what it felt like when your water broke because I started wondering what if?  She explained it to me and said I bet it did break!!!  Omg I was like no way!!!  She said to go home and sit on the toilet to see if it was clear or yellow if it was yellow obviously it was pee!  Hahaha so finally when I went home I checked and it seemed clear!  I text her and she said omg your water broke!!!!

I didn't really believe it, so I did a few Google searches and all came up more then likely sooooo I called my mom to see if she would come and take me to the hospital.  I figured by time she got to my house someone would be home to take care of carter & if not we would just take him!  She was so excited when I called her and said she would be here soon!

I realized that i was NO where near ready to have a baby that wasn't technically due until Tuesday & it was barely Thursday!!!  I hadn't even washed her clothes yet!  (You know that nesting mode everyone goes into before their baby is born?  That definitely doesn't happen to me!) so I started packing a hospital bag & put all of Reagan's clothes to wash haha!  

I figured the husband could come home and finish grabbing stuff for her before she came home since the hospital was so close!  Soooo unprepared!

In the meantime Victor Sr called to see if I wanted some lunch...and I thought whyyyy sureeee I want some lunch since I probably won't be able to eat until tomorrow!  Hahaha I ordered my fave at the time a cheeseburger & fries!!!

I was still not getting any contractions so I was starting to think shoot I have a loonging time I'm sure of it!

Tavo (my BIL, Carters God father) showed up & I asked him if he would watch carter while I go with my mom to the hospital and he said why?  Are you gonna have the baby?  I said yes!  He said what?!  You are?!  I explained to him about what happened at Kohls and we were laughing our butts off!  

My mom & gram showed up and were ready to leave when I told them I was still packing.  My mom & grandma were freaking out & I just felt so calm!  Haha they were asking me what I needed help with and were just helping get things ready!  

Victor Sr (FIL) & pokey (SIL) showed up shortly after  and handed me my food.  He looked funny at my mom & grandma like what are you guys doing here on a random day at a random time?  Haha 

I started eating & my grandma told victor sr, we're ready to have a baby!   And he said yep!  Only a couple more days as he kept walking!   Haha my mom said NO TODAY!  His eyes got huge!  And said omg today!!???  Hahaha it was the funniest face ever I'll probably never forget it, it was like someone tripped him!

They were all laughing and we were like didn't you hear her?  He said yeah but j thought she was asking me like are we ready?  It was so funny!  Pokey & her then boyfriend were laughing at how calm the house was considering we were gonna have a baby!  I was laughing and my mom & grandma were saying they felt the same!  They didn't even know how I was eating!  When I was explaining to them why, they said you're so right!  Hahaha eat!!!

I finally finished packing said good bye to carter & we were off to the hospital!  Now the time in the hospital is NEXT!

Andddd it's only been a couple of months.

Haha how many blog posts has it been now that begin with, "I should really be blogging more and I want make it a point to now." -.- it's ridiculous how much I want to blog but don't.  

Welllll from now on I'm not gonna write it I'm just gonna start with this...

Ohhhhh heyyyyy little blog of mine, long time no see!  I've missed you dearly old buddy, let's catch up!

You see, in this 20 or so weeks that I have not blogged I have done so much.  We moved.  We had a beautiful baby, and I've been raising a child that although is only slightly over a year & a 1/2 old is definitely starting his terrible twos early!! (Did I jumpstart them by having a baby? I think I might have).

Before we go any further, please let me introduce you 

Reagan Emmie Laines

This is her today, and she will be a whole two months next week!  Where has the time gone??  

She had a TOTALLY different birth story then Carter, and can I just say that I thought everyone said the second labor is easier?  Idk who made up that lie because my second delivery was definitely NOT easier!  :l

Can I please just tell you now, that being a mom to a girl is so much fun!  I mean carter was so much fun when he was a baby too, but a baby with a huge bow on her head and a cute romper on is to die for.  I'm officially more obsessed with baby clothes >.<


And dresses?  Omg it's totally okay to start dreaming of her first bday dress right?  Because I am!  :)

Carter is adjusting well, kinda sorta.  He goes through stages where he loves his sister & then he doesn't love his sister that much!  Haha

It's nice to write down my random thoughts.  Let's see if I remember to do this more often :)

P.S. Here's our first family picture :D




Thursday, January 16, 2014

Baby Laines #2-29 Weeks

How far along: 29 weeks

Baby's size: butternut squash, about 17" & 3.1 lbs :)

Miss Anything:  I know it's pretty early to be missing being comfortable BUT I still do.  I miss laying on my back, my back not hurting & not being tired. -.-

Best moment this week:  finding out that I don't have gestational diabetes & that baby is doing GREAT at my doctors appt this week :D

Movement:  She moves about the same amount as her brother which isn't too much BUT she does get wayyyyy closer to my ribs then he ever did :(  andddddd she kicks my bladder a lot more!  Does that mean she's gonna be super tall?!  

Food cravings: Besides a beer with lemon & salt not too much.  I miss beer or a margarita sooo bad thoughhhhh

Anything making you queasy or sick: not too much.  Same as with carter I'll randomly feel like throwing up BUT other then that I'm good :)


Maternity Clothes: ummmm mostly my pants ya, I could wear some of my older bigger regular clothes but maternity jeans are just so much more comfortable.  Besides that though I haven't had to buy any maternity shirts or anything (yet).

Stretch marks:  i have noticed more but I think they're just the ones I got with carter stretching out more.  My body is punishing me for being pregantant twice in two years -.-

Symptoms I HAVE:   Besides the ever growingn belly, the back ache, my constant insomnia, and my craxy preggers brain, absolutely none :)

Doctor’s Appointment:  I had one on Monday & from now on they're every two weeks!  I can't believe it!!  And then starts every week & every couple of days :-0  it's going sooooo fast!

What I'm looking forward to:  meeting little miss :)

Gender: GIRL!!!!  

Belly Button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: on pretty loose still.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I'm okay in the moody department, I mean I'm sure everyone gets moody when preggers but I'm not THAT bad...haha

Sleep: ugh when?  Where?  Seems like never...I'm so tired and can never ever sleep.  Literally in bed at 2/3 every night & up at 8/9 :(

Showing:  for sureeeeee