Thursday, June 21, 2007

Adriana One week old...

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I just love these cute little baby legs lol, she is still in preemie size clothes and look at her socks lol still big and remind me of UGG boots, or smurf boots lol

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okay I have a sleeping baby on my chest so I better get her in her bed, I will post two week old pictures soon.

Nikki

She is here....

Sorry I did not post sooner but what with having a new baby and the boys home for summer (no school) it gets a bit tough to post, I have a little more time now that things are starting to feel normal again. I did post this on a couple message boards after having Adriana so I thought I would post it here to as an update for family and friends. We are all doing good, she is just the best baby ever! We all love her so much :) I took her one week pictures last Friday which I will either upload tonight or tomorrow (if it is tomorrow then I will upload her two week old pictures I will be taking tomorrow. I can't believe she is already almost two weeks, we actually went to her two week check up a day early (today) and she is doing great, at her one week check up she weighed 5lbs 8-9 oz, and todays check up she weighed 6lbs 3 oz so she is now gaining :). She is doing so good with the breastfeeding to. Just a sweet little baby :) Okay here is the Birth post and birth pictures...


We went in on Friday (6-8-07) to have Adriana (the original due date lol), when I got there I was dilated 4 1/2 cm (I was in labor at home for HOURS!). they hooked me up to the IV right away to start me on the meds for the GBS. They said that they would not break my water until I had two rounds of the meds. we got there around 2:40pm and they said we probably would not start trying for baby until 7:30pm so it was a waiting game. The contractions were not to bad but I decided to get an epi anyways because I knew it would be a long wait and that I should try and rest a little. I got the epi around 4pm. They could not track the contractions well on the machine, I only felt them in my lower back and lower ab's. Around 6:50pm I started feeling a bit of pressure in my behind area LOL, and from my first two PG's I knew this to be a sign of me being 10 cm dilated. I sat there a while waiting for the nurse to return, around 7:20 I felt a trickle of water and called out to the nurse again (they were busy ) I told her either my water just broke (which I never had happen before on it's own, or the catheter came out. So she decided to check me and sure enough I was 10 cm. She called in my Dr (who was on the floor) to come in that it was time to have the baby. They set things up and at about 7:35-7:40pm I started to push. I did not push very long, Adriana was born at 7:50pm. I could not believe how fast it was! With my two other births I remember the "feeling" of the crowning, the pressure. With Adriana I could hardly feel a thing and the epi was pretty much worn off, I understood after I saw her why I hardly felt her lol, she is sooooooo TINY!

She weighed 5lbs 13oz (I am use to big babies lol Austin was 7.5 and Aidan was 8lbs). She was born purple because the UC was wrapped around her neck 4 times, but bounced back right away. Dustin said when her head was out all he saw was hair lol, she was turned around so her face was facing down. I can not tell you all how excited, happy and thrilled we all are over this little girl We had to stay at the hospital until late last night, Saturday night Adriana went in to the nursery for the regular newborn tests and they found that she was at a high risk jaundice level for newborns. So all day Sunday she spent most of the time under the bili rays and on top of a bili blanket. I was so sad because I did not get to see her very much, they would bring her into our room for 30 minute feedings every 3 hours. We were so happy to bring her home late last night. We took her in to her PED today for another blood test, we are waiting to hear the results

Here are the pictures...

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Her ear was bent in in this picture because of the way she was resting on them in my tummy, they are now bent right and normal looking lol...

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Her under the bilie rays treating the jaundice...

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With her brothers...

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Here she is a couple days old...

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This is how she is most of the day LOL, such a good girl but she sleeps alot lol, I find myself missing her when she sleeps and the boys love it when she is awake, they are so helpful with her.

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Okay I will try to upload and resize the one week old pictures tonight but if not i will upload them tomorrow with the two week old pictures I will be taking.

TTYS

Nikki

Monday, June 4, 2007

Oh yeah! So ready!

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I am soooooooo ready :) well ready in the sense that I would love to hold our baby and of course have my body back lol. I am getting way to excited and time is coming to an end for this wonderful journey. I however AM NOT ready in the sense that I still have not packed our hospital bags and today well I took most of it off to be a bit lazy, the boys managed to get the house that I spent this weekend cleaning a bit...well.....messy lol. Thoughts now go through my head as I type this blog post about waking up in the middle of the night (which is so bound to happen since I wake up ever half hour these nights) in labor (a THIS IS IT!!! If you will) and the house be the way it is (not that it is so bad lol) and no bags packed. We will have company all week after she is born and if I am woken up in the middle of the night in labor with nothing done then the company that will be here, will wonder what the heck I was doing all weekend LOL. I am totally serious!

Have you ever started something and had good intentions on finishing it but got into other things and just sort of left it there half done? Well, if you were to walk through our front door and walk in to our sitting room, there would be no where to sit. WHY? Well yesterday I deep cleaned my office/scraproom and moved out all the sorted boys baby/toddler clothes I had set aside to take pictures of for the LM clothes trading group and for eBay. Well I sort of just piled them all on to the couches in the sitting room, with perfect intentions on cleaning them up yesterday. Then of course I got to tired, and well today was said lazy day so, it did not happen. Clothes are still all over the sitting room for all to see. I have a good mind to just gather them all up and shove them in my office closet until after the baby is born and I have a little more enegy and time to deal with it (I will probably end up doing this LOL, eyeroll). I really wanted to get this done, but I just have no time and if I were to go into labor right now, it would be horrible to have all that out there for the company to see, let alone them not have a place to sit (besides the living room) lol.

For some strange reason, you can call it nesting if you like :) I HAVE to have this house clean before she gets here! When she comes and we go home from the hospital I want to walk into a clean house, where I don't have to worry or do anything, I can just relax and adjust to our new life.

With all this being said, even though my body and my mind say go to bed, I can't I must clean up this mess, you never know when labor will start ;)

Tomorrows post (If I am around) is going to be about what an amazing son I have in school! He brought home his yearly journal today and it just made me cry, so I wanted to share some of the pages :) He is just so darn smart!

TTYS

Nikki

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Onsies, So tired, So ready

I admit it, I have a bit of a problem here lol, My Daughter is going to be set with onsies, I just love them lol, so cute, so easy and perfect for summer weather. We have the purple and pink collections from Carters (I still need to get the unisex one, with the oranges and greens and whites). She also has a few patterned ones and plain colored ones. FUN FUN FUN :)

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Cute right? lol I also got the boys these really cute shorts and sprocket (LOVE this brand for the boys) shirts from Mervyns, they love them :) Perfect for summer, I plan to go back soon and get a few more for them. I will upload pictures of them in them tomorrow :)

Well I survived the carpet cleaning this weekend, for a while there I thought I would never get the 8 carpeted areas clean, or I would either go into labor trying or die LOL, it was hard work! I am so looking forward to tomorrow and kinda relaxing. I get to scrapbook YAY lol, I have a few more things to finish up for LRS and my DT stuff, fun stuff.

Okay well I better get into bed, It's late and I have to get up early to run a few errands. I will post more tomorrow :)

I leave you with more Baby girl goodness :)

Saw this at BRU when we picked up the car seat and just had to have it for her, cute little summer outfit. Dustin picked out a bathing suit but I am not sure about it LOL :)

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And these little goodies were given to her by her aunt Marilynn, Her first purse LOL, how cute is that lol and I love the little headbands...

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Okay nightie night :)

Nikki

Saturday, June 2, 2007

ToDo lists....

Before baby comes. I thought I would make a few lists of things I need to get done before the baby gets here and I can mark them off (make them BLACK and BOLD) as I go ...

First TODO List...

BABY NEEDS

  • Socks
  • Baby Powder with cornstarch
  • ointment for diaper rash
  • sterile cotton balls
  • Baby Brush
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Baby infant Tylenol
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • A digital Thermomenter
  • Pacifiers (Pink of course lol)
  • Baby bathing Tub
  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Diaper Bag
  • Rocking glider
  • Breastfeeding Pillow
  • Crib (white)
  • Baby lotion (JJ brand)
  • Baby bath wash (JJ brand)
  • Nursing Bra
  • Nursing Pads
  • New tubes for breastpump
  • New bottles for breastpump

Things to Pack for Hospital

  • Change of clothes for me
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • A book to read
  • My notebook/journal for Adriana
  • My camera (of course lol)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Socks
  • underwear
  • Hairbrush
  • a snack
  • Phonebook and cell phone
  • Adriana's going home outfit
  • blanket for Adriana
  • Car seat

Things I need to finish around the house

  • Carpet cleaning
  • washing Adriana's onsies
  • Washing Adriana's blankets for Bassinet
  • Washing our bedding
  • washing the boys bedding
  • washing the last of the laundry
  • folding the pile of socks
  • getting things ready for our company we will be having
  • clean out the Fridge (again, eyeroll lol)
  • prep some dinners for the freezer
  • call Doctors to make appointments for everyone
  • Call the dentist to make appointments for the boys
  • recharge camera battery
  • get memory cards for cameras but on CD's at costco and clear them
  • Finish DT work and projects
  • Mail package to Jennifer (LRS)
  • Mail package of layouts to Jen (Pokeygirl)

I will add more to the lists as I go...

Her Nursery, Pictures, Babies R us Registry

Well I finally uploaded some of the pictures of what we did with her nursery. It is so far from being done, we still have more shelves to buy, the crib, changing table and the glider, this will be a few more weeks so she will be here before this is finished lol.

With the colors I chose ones I just loved from the Bazzill PINK mono pack lol, talking about being a scrapbooker LOL. The colors of her room are Beige, sweetheart, Petunia and white. D had such a great time working on the painting of the room, he did it in two days. He is so excited about having a daughter and this just made him so happy to do.

Now this room is called a retreat room which means another room that opens up off of a master bedroom (it also means there is a big arch way for a door (so no door, which is great, so when she wakes at night we can hear her.) This is the room that use to be my office/scraproom (and will be again someday lol, we plan to give her the bigger room (with door lol) that my office is in now when she is old enough to be away from her parents lol, so about 1 1/2 or 2, or when the time comes to get the BIG GIRL BED.)

Okay here are the pictures lol...

Like I said we did a lot of planning when it came to the paint and what we wanted for her room. Dustin took two sheets of the bazzill cardstock colors we liked down to Home Depot and had them custom make the paint for her room...

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Here is a picture of the room before it was painted, sorry it's so yellow, it was taken at night so there was no natural light coming in from any of the windows.

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D spent the first night just setting up the plastic on the floor, all the blue tape for masking off and getting things ready for the painting in the morning, here he is putting on the light pink color...


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Here he is painting away....

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We even had helpers LOL, Austin helped his dad put the tape on the night before and Aidan helped with the painting the next day, they were both so excited to help get their sisters room ready...

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Here D is removing the tape from the walls and window...

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Here is the room just about finished, all that was left was cutting the moulding and adding it to the wall (where the white line is in the middle of the two pink colors....

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Here is a picture of the wall with the moulding and her bassinet (sorry again for the picture this one was also taking at night).

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Here is a closer look at the moulding...

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When I get the room totally done i will post all the pictures :) but this is what we have done so far.


So my mom Told me that some of the family member who read my blog :) wanted to know what to get us for the baby, she said she told them just get clothes but it's not what they want to get, they want to get what we need, so a couple months ago I put together a Registry at BabiesRUS.com and have been adding things we could use. There are a few clothing items but it's mostly things we could use besides clothes. I thought I would post it here for you all to see (who asked for it), so here you go... (if you can get to it from the link then if you click on "Baby Registry" on the first page (Homepage) then you just have to fill in the info which is the Registry number 41179137

Here is the link I think LOL....

Adriana's Registry


Okay well I better get back to my cleaning :)

TTYS

Nikki