Saturday, March 20, 2010

Owl Nursery Completion

I am so pleased with the turnout of our owl nursery for Miss Lainey!!! It is so bright and happy and hope she just loves it too (once she can see all her colors heh heh).

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday already?

Ok before Lainey I could not wait until with her here they are coming WAY too quickly :( Each Friday means the end of another week home with my family and another week closer to returning to work full really stinks to say the least!

I start school on April 5th and will go 3 nights a week; Mondays-Wednesdays. I am thankful as it will help ease me into the new routine instead of starting back to work and school at the same time!

I just pray that this next schooling journey will actually bring me into a career where I can grow and make better money to support my family, I don't need to be rich but of course who doesn't want to be better off?

I seriously wish I could function on 2 or 3 hours of sleep a night as there are days where life seems too short to get all I want to get done accomplished! I know many of the things I want to do aren't important in the grand scheme of things and I need to remind myself of that fact often!

We are hoping to go see some butterflies tomorrow to surprise Muffin...she has been so awesome at becoming a big sister and I just want to treat her to something special. I just don't think a toy would express enough so I think a little family trip would be much better and more special :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yup another list

Since Miss Lainey sleeps LOADS it is actually giving me time to get things done and since I am actually in the mood to get things done I need to take advantage haha! So here is what is left from last list..
log into college stuff online find out when to buy books(DONE)
open breastpump and start washing supplies
finish painting picture frames (almost done!)(DONE)
organize linen closet (DONE)
organize kitchen cupboard for bottles(DONE)

and some new things
work on Lainey's baby book
work on Gabby's school scrapbook
work on Project life scrapbook
get windshield on car replaced
get more thank you cards sent out

And since these posts are pretty boring yet help keep me sane I will finish with a pic of my newest cutey!

Her first doctor appointment is today and then we are going to make first outing to the grocery store as a family of 4 :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

To do's on my Mind

call docs to make our follow up appointments (DONE)
call vets to get Bruno's ears checked and his booster shot (DONE)
log into college stuff online find out when to buy books
open breastpump and start washing supplies
finish painting picture frames
organize linen closet
organize kitchen cupboard for bottles

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birth Story of Lainey Raine

Today was the big day! I was so excited and nervous too! Nervous because since we didn't have the amnio done there was still a chance for her lungs to not be ready! I put bad thoughts out of my mind though and was surprisingly calm! We sat and watched some tv and of course all of a sudden we hear on Good Morning America "Coming up next the risks of c-sections"....uhhhh yeah needless to say we changed the channel ASAP and laughed it off!

We got to the birthing center all ready and started getting all the wrist bands and getting officially checked in (took a bit longer than I thought and yes we had pre-registered!). I couldn't help but stare at what looked to be a maybe (MAYBE) 15 year old hispanic girl in labor who was with her mother and most likely a sibling who was a toddler....I honestly think the girl could have been as young as 12...she looked so young and I felt so sad for her....

Finally we got checked in and given our room (a MUCH tinier room then the ones we saw on our tour....come to find out c-section people get tiny rooms which makes no sense to I am going to have less visitors or something?! Also helloooo c-section people are there longer so this just wasn't fair! But whatever I didn't care I was having my little girl!).

They got me hooked up to the monitor to make sure Lainey and myself were a-ok for surgery...a woman came in and did my IV which went much better than I anticipated and another lady came in to do pre-bloodwork. Paperwork was gone over with us and we signed several releases. I was still calm as could be even when the lady from the lab came in and had to do another tube of blood since she had forgotten to label the last one!

We were admitted a little after 10 am and section was not scheduled until noon. BUT turned out they wanted to bump the schedule up so they started really prepping me to get me in earlier! :) A couple bags of iv fluids were given and various meds. I had to drink some nasty alka seltzer type stuff that tasted like the worst salt water ever!

Still very calm! They said they were ready for me and had me walk down to the OR where they would do my spinal block. Daddy was all in scrubs suit and would be waiting right outside the door until they led him in.

I went in super calm which was shocking...all in the OR were great and funny etc...almost felt like I was on the set of Scrubs or something haha! I had a great supportive nurse who was in front of me holding me and rubbing back etc...all were chatting and joking and going on and on about my tattoos...well lady did the numbing bit and then kept going in with the actual spinal needle but could not get it in right spot! OMFG! I started moaning and was trying so hard to stay humorous about it all etc...I said "yuck" at one point cause it was best description as just kept feeling needle rubbing against bone.they laughed nervously and said they had never heard someone say "yuck" before in response to a spinal...well then it felt worse and ughhhhh a couple times even felt one leg go weird and I told them "I don't think this is right!"

Well finally after what seemed forever and the whole room had gone eerily quiet another guy took again the numbing was done and whole thing repeated but thankfully quicker and not as many attempts this time....

After that it went pretty quickly...Daddy was led in and I was so thankful to have him by my side and holding onto me. He looked concerned and said he had heard me moaning. I briefly told him they had a really hard time with the block. We sat in silence for most part and the good vibe came back to the room as they worked on me. They let us know they were removing scar tissue from previous csection.

Then all of a sudden Daddy was being asked how to spell his name from a nurse behind us...then docs on other side of the curtain let us know they were breaking my water..within seconds they said "ok Dad get camera ready to start taking pics!" he scrambled and they lowered the curtain and propped me up a bit so I could see them pull our daughter from out of me! It was amazing...I mean AMAZING...and luckily my husband captured it on camera..

And here were our first family pics missing the Muffin of course!

We feel so blessed and are just in awe of our raven haired beauty!!

Lainey Raine
Born at 12:29 pm on 3/10/10
Weighing 7 lbs 10 oz
Length 19.5"

Monday, March 8, 2010

She's Having a Baby!

Well thank goodness no amnio for me today!!! Went in soooo nervous sweating buckets and almost passed out when they were just doing ultrasound LOL...turned out my tummy/uterus is filled to the brim with baby and placenta haha! So it would have been a bit risky to do amnio since they would have had to go through the placenta (ughhh).

But doc is confident Lainey will be just fine coming out on the 10th so we are ON! I have to be to the hospital at 10 am on 3/10/10 to hopefully deliver this little girl by a little after 12 at the latest (hoping and praying they aren't running behind since I cannot eat nor drink that day!).

So stinking excited to meet this little girl that has made me soooo miserable past 37 weeks LMAO!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


With the cuteness!!! OMG I NEED a boston terrier...Bruno would be so happy to have one of these beauties as a little girlfriend...and seeing this boston in these hats has me passing out over the adorableness!!!!

8 Days (or less HOPEFULLY!)

Ughh so here I sit (very uncomfortably, shifting every second it feels like)at work just praying my water breaks! Went into labor and delivery on Saturday and sure enough was having contractions every minute...but only dilated to 1cm (umm yeah figured as much since I never got past 3cm with Muffin and that was after pitocin!). So got sent home with instructions to come back if contractions got really painful or if water breaks....sigh....

I did not really have to deal with this contraction business the first time around since my water broke and that was that! This time of course has been LOADS more uncomfy for me....

I just keep praying my water breaks this week. My worst fear is I will not only end up for sure having to have the amnio on Monday but also that Lainey's lungs won't be ready for them to deliver her on the 10th as planned! If that is the case I will have one whole wasted week of maternity leave which would leave me maybe only 5 weeks home with her before having to return to work! CRAP I tell ya!

So yes please everyone out there send me some lungs are ready and water breaking vibes so we can get Miss Lainey here!