Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Here are his 3 month stats: (which are a little late)
~ 13 lbs 11 ounces! (He is SO big!)
~Loves watching his sis
~Loves bath time
~Like sucking on his hands
~Sleeps really good most nights!
~Loves his swing now
~Hates having a dirty diaper
~Hates riding in the car, especially when its dark
~Sits in the bumbo, but his head is so big he struggles keeping it up after a while! =)
~Wears 6 month size clothes, some 9 month jammies
~Has started to laugh a bit, and is very smiley!
He is such a sweet boy! Wish us luck tomorrow and I will update more about that appointment later!
Monday, December 3, 2012
So I didn't do so awesome at posting every day in November about what I was thankful for. Life has just been super crazy. I did however take the time to realize the little (or big) things that I am grateful for even though I didn't post about it every day. Here are some of the things I thought of.
Awesome friends and family
Lysol wipes (some days I just dont know what I would do without them)
A warm cozy house
My comfy bed
Running hot water
My jacuzzi bath...oh how I love it
No debt other than our house
Our business and all our customers
Date nights with my hubby
Food on our table
So many thoughtful people who help me on a regular basis that dont even know me (like people at the grocery store who return my cart for me because I have 2 young kids. Things like that have happened a lot to me lately!)
We had a good thanksgiving and hope you did too!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Ok it isn't as easy as I thought it would be to find the time to post every day. :-) so I have some catching up to do!
Day 2- I'm grateful for my two adorable kiddos! Sydney makes me laugh and keeps me on my toes! Landen is such a sweet baby and always makes me smile! I can't imagine life without either of them and even tho life is crazy with two little ones, I wouldn't have it any other way!
Day 3- I'm thankful for my parents! They have taught me so much and are always willing to help out when I need them! I love living close to them! They are the best and I love them so much!
Day 4- The gospel. It is such a HUGE blessing in our lives and I can't imagine how life would be without it. I know its true! I love Sundays, its my favorite day of the week!
Day 5- The country we live in and all the freedoms we enjoy! I've seen firsthand how some people in other countries live and we are beyond blessed!
Friday, November 2, 2012
I'm going to attempt to update each day with something I (or we) are thankful for. Today I am thankful for my hubbs of 6 years. He works so hard to provide and take care of his family and I love him like crazy. He is the best husband and Dad! I love watching him play with Sydney or hold and talk to Landen. I look forward to spending eternity with this man!!
A little update on both kiddos. Sydney is 3 and has recently decided that she no longer needs a nap. I still put her down most every day, but instead of sleeping most days she just talks and sings. I'm so not ready to give up nap time! That girl is so full of energy and life and I just love her, but I sure love nap time too and I'm sad to see it on its way out!
Landen is 2 and a half months old and is growing like a weed! He is the size Sydney was at 6 months old! We've had a rough couple of weeks and after lots of pain and problems I was forced to quit nursing. I never have loved the nursing stage, but I am so sad to be forced to stop. :-( luckily Landen does great with a bottle and the transition has been easy on him. I'm just so bummed! I wish he would have been a bit older.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
~Loves to eat
~Starting to smile and coo at us
~Sleeps great most nights!
~Loves to be swaddled and cuddled
~Spits up. A lot.
~Went to his first hockey game and slept through most of it
~Loves bath time
Meanwhile I am adjusting to the craziness of having two young kids, which most of the time feels sort of like a circus act! =)
Saturday, September 1, 2012
2. What is your favorite toy? My play food
3. What is your favorite fruit? strawberries
4. What is your favorite tv show? Little Ensteins
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? pizza
6. What is your favorite outfit? Brown one piece romper
7. What is your favorite game? Hungry hippos
8. What is your favorite snack? Fruit leather and brownie bites
9. What is your favorite animal? moose
10. What is your favorite song? Twinkle twinkle little star
11. What is your favorite book? Farm animals
12. Who is your best friend? Mom and Dad, Livi, Layken, Marcella
13. What is your favorite cereal? Special K with chocolate pieces, granola
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Blow bubbles
15. What is your favorite drink? Pink lemonade
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Cow blanket
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Special K
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I don't want to be anything. Just Sydney.
Sydney is such a blessing! She is my buddy, my helper, she is sweet, smart, and sassy! We love her so much and are so blessed to have her as part of our little family!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Later that evening I started having more contractions than usual, but they were never consistent. I headed to the grocery store after that night and thats when the contractions really started picking up. I could tell then that they were more serious ones and that it was definitely possible that I was headed into labor. However I didn't really want to be because I had been having insomnia and I was so dang tired. I wasn't feeling awesome so we picked up some KFC for dinner, and I spent the rest of the evening having semi uncomfortable contractions, but they still weren't consistently closer together.
We put Sydney to bed and I decided to try to rest a bit just in case I was in labor. I wasn't able to sleep at all because the contractions were getting more and more painful, and I finally agreed that I was probably in labor whether I was ready or not! I woke Marshall up around 10:45 and told him to pack things up so we could head to the hospital. I figured I could go in and get my epidural and then try to get some rest before it was pushing time. My Mom and Dad were kind enough to come hang out at our house so we could leave Sydney sleeping at home.
We pulled into the hospital at 11:50 Thursday evening. We were taken to labor and delivery where we were put in a triage room. And then we waited. We waited for them to come in and give me a gown to change into. We waited for the admission people. We waited and waited some more for them to finally hook me up to the monitor to watch my contractions. I stayed on the monitor for a LONG time, they finally came in and checked me, I was at a 5 and they finally declared I was in fact in labor and that I could be taken to my own room. But first we had to wait for them to give me an IV and draw blood. And then we waited some more for who knows what. All this time I was having super painful contractions.
I was finally taken to my own room and hooked up to IV fluids, and I learned that I couldn't have the epidural until they gave me so much fluids through the IV and until they heard back about my blood work. Talk about the worst news ever. By this point I was shaking all over from the pain and because I was progressing so fast. They gave me some meds in my IV that helped a little bit to take the edge off the pain. Finally the time came and I was able to get the epidural. Hallelujah. I love those epidurals. Amazing I tell ya. Right after I received the epidural, Dr. Salisbury (who was on call, and who also delivered Sydney) came in and checked me again, I was at a 7, and then broke my water. Just a short time later they checked again and I was a 9. And then just minutes later I was a 10 and it was time to push! I pushed for 13 minutes and just 4 hours after walking into the hospital Landen Marshall DeCoria arrived at 3:53 am on Friday the 17th! Everything went SO fast and I hardly had time to process that I was in labor before he arrived!
He is now a week old and we just love him! We are adjusting to once again having a newborn, and changing lots of diapers and not getting lots of sleep. We feel so blessed to have Landen in our family!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Holidays sure are more fun when you have a kid.
Super excited for fireworks tonight. Mainly excited to see how sydney reacts.
I'm 32 weeks prego today. Yay!
32 weeks? Do I really still have two months of this left?!?
Painting toenails at this stage of pregnancy is kind of challenging.
I'm hungry. Always.
My hubby is awesome but I wish he could take the day off.
I hate that my feet are beginning to swell.
I want a pool.
And a new puppy.
I am super grateful to live in this country!
That is all. Happy fourth!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Well at my 28 week check up I got to do the 1 hour glucose test, I was called back a couple days later and was told I failed, miserably. So then I got to do the super fun 3 hour glucose test. I thought for sure I would pass it, but again a couple days later I got the call that I failed again. I wasn't even close to passing. So I am now considered gestational diabetic.
At first I was pretty bummed, but I had a couple of weeks to get used to the idea before meeting with the diabetic and nutritional counselor. After my first appointment I actually left feeling way optomistic about everything. It has almost been a week of counting carbs, writing down everything I eat, and taking my blood sugar. And I gotta say. It kind of sucks.
This has become my new buddy (see pic below)
I wake up, I take my blood. I eat a small breakfast, 2 hours later I take my blood sugar. I eat lunch, 2 hours later I take my blood. I eat dinner, 2 hours later I do it again. My numbers have been good so far, so I can't complain too much. But it's crazy how many carbs things have in them! I have to count the carbs I eat, and that also means that I have to eat smaller portions of things. And this prego girl is kind of hungry. All. The. Time.
Also, among other things gestational diabetes can cause the baby to be big. I have this weird irrational fear of giving birth to a large baby. So this freaks me out a little. Maybe it's because Sydney was small at only 6 lbs 11 ounces but she did some pretty decent damage? I don't know what it is but I'm hoping this little guy doesn't grow too big before he decides to make his appearance!
I'm sure I will get used to all of it, and by the time I do I will be popping this kid out and I won't have to worry about this as much anymore. I'm hoping these last 8 weeks fly by!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Well here I am just 9 weeks from my due date! I''m not going to lie, that still seems like forever away but I know its going to fly by. A few updates about this pregnancy:
~I failed my glucose test, like bad. Then went on to fail my 3 hour glucose test also. Therefore I am considered gestational diabetic. More about that another time.
~This boy still doesn't have a name picked out. But I'm not really stressed about it. I want one name, husband wants another. We will see...
~I can still fit into a pair of pre prego jeans, I can button them and everything. I kinda like this. Just sayin.
~Pretty sure this kid will come out doing somersaults. Because thats what it feels like he is constantly doing. It has me slightly worried that he will be a hyperactive one ;-)
~The heartburn this time around has been horrendous. Not joking. I think we finally found a combo of meds that helps tho. Wahoo!
~I not so secretly am hoping this kid comes early, like a couple weeks early. But I'm fairly certain that every pregnant woman feels this way.
~I never want to go camping again while prego. Ever.
~I am so excited to see what this little guy looks like and to snuggle him!
Monday, May 14, 2012
So I realized today that I haven't really recorded anything about this pregnancy...and here I am almost 25 weeks so I thought I should write a few things for the sake of remembering!
How far along? 24....almost 25 weeks
Maternity clothes? Not so much...I can't seem to find where I stored my maternity clothes, so I am just using what fits from my regular wardrobe, which is very quickly diminishing!
Stretch marks? Nope! Yay!
Best moment this week: Just love feeling this little guy move, move, move!
Miss Anything? Being able to fit in clothes, sleeping comfortably.
Movement: Oh yes lots of movements!
Food Cravings: Coconut anything currently, used to be black beans.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, haven't felt sick in a long time!
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Oh boy where to start....the biggest one is HEARTBURN. All. The. Time. Also itchy skin on my legs and belly. Some days I feel like I may itch my skin right off, and this baby will be able to just climb right out =) Braxton hicks on a regular basis as well.
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, altho patience runs thin towards bed time...
Looking forward to: Getting some relief from this heartburn....Sydney is starting to walk around the house saying oh man I have heartburn...I'm pretty sure she hears that a lot from me =)
We have a few options for names, but haven't narrowed it down yet. Sydney is very excited to be a big sister, and constantly talks about being a helper when he comes =) I think this 3 year age gap is going to be pretty nice!
***Sorry for the lack of pictures, I am still trying to figure out why blogger won't let me upload them!****
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
-You wake up at 8, take a 2 hour afternoon nap, and still go to bed before 10 pm.
-You get heartburn after just THINKING about eating or drinking anything.
-You become exhausted by considering doing some house work.
-You can smell your child's poopy diaper from a mile away (hence the potty training)
-You have to go to the bathroom 35 times a day.
-You gag every time you brush your teeth.
-You have a mad craving for sushi and would eat it for every meal if you could.
Ahhh the joys! =) I'm almost 16 weeks now, I am starting to feel little flutters, and I am just trying to enjoy this pregnancy and relax with the one kid we have and the hubby before life gets even more crazy and hectic!