Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We are all potty trained now!

(Accidentally) I have been asking June every once in awhile to see if she needed to pee in the potty then yesterday realized it had been two days with out an accident. thumb up So we went to the store and bought big girl underwear ( she choose Dora ones) This also meant me had to buy new pants, lol. So she went from a size 3T to 18/24mth, Of course thankfully we can wear shorts right now cause pants would be extreme high waters as it is she is wearing daisy dukes! laugh

Just thought I would share!

Monday, April 27, 2009

So Our Adoption Worker Called

And we are going to be starting our home study next week! I am overly excited about this process to be almost over. As soon as our home study is completed we can start putting in for children and getting bulletins! I am so excited! I can't wait to start.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

We Finally Got Assigned An Adoption Worker!

I am so excited about it! That means we are about to start our home study. I am so glad we seem to be moving forward with this adoption process! I am super excited! I can't wait till we get to bring our other kids home who ever they are!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

What a Success Today Was!

Today was the March of Dimes and it was great, all 6.2 miles of it! Our team Casey Hope got chosen as a family team ambassador and it was so nice of them! I felt so honored! What a difference Casey has made with her three days of life! What a great experience!

Thanks for everyone that donated and/or walked because of you the day was amazing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So I have just discovered that I can update you all from my phone! Woot for more posts!

Vaccines? Good article to make you consider what you are doing to kids.

I am in no way saying people who vaccinate your children or bad. I just think you should be educated about what you are doing and once you are if that is what you want, awesome, I give you the educated parent award. Which no mater what you choose is the most important thing to be; educated.


The above link is an article by actor Jim Carey and his opinion on what has taken place in the recent ruling of 3 autism cases in vaccine court.

As some of you may know we have not vaccinated Juniper at all and don't plan to. It started out as Jon's gastroenterologist suggested very blatantly that we research and hold off vaccinating until June was at least two years old so her intestines would have a chance to fully developed. Well with Junes milk protein allergy and her reaction to it; stomach upset and really bad green and mucus diarrhea. So I feel her intestines aren't quite up to par.

I guess this post is mainly just to have you think about what you are doing and be okay about it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Casey's Birth Story

My contractions finally started being productive and sticking close together around 4am Nov. 19th. they were around 10 minutes apart but this time it was different. They were consistent and stayed the same regardless of what position I was in and/or increased in pain. Around 10am I decided to make chili in the crock pot to have for the labor. I finally called Colleen, my Midwife, around 10:30 and she said to call her if they got around 3-4 minutes apart or else she would see me around 5 pm.

So we went through our day and Novena, Jon's mom, got June around 3pm. We walked over to the mall and we were ready and saying we were ready to have you come when you are.

So around 5pm Colleen came over my contractions were about 5 minutes apart at this point and I could talk in between contractions but had to actually focus during the contractions.

Colleen hung around and set some stuff up and around 7 my body decided to kick into gear and I could hardly talk to anyone in between contractions and I don't even recall people talking during my contractions. I just remember moaning and focusing on my own voice.

Around this time Colleen called Bonnie her birthing assistant to come over. It was around 9ish. Bonnie got there quite quickly though my concept of time were in like minute spurts of real world talking of which I could not participate in as I was focusing on deep breathing between contractions. It was about 10:15-10:30pm and Colleen wanted to check me to see how I was progressing. I was in a lot of pain but I had I been 5 or more I would have stayed home. I was 4cm. I wanted relief, it had been over 18 hours my body was tired.

Colleen stated that if we went to the hospital they would push a cesearen section and drugs to which I bellowed back, "MY BODY MY CHOICE!" We then went to the hospital after calling the on call OB.

For most of my intense laboring time I had been on my hands and knees moaning. Starting with the car ride to the hospital I was sitting straight up. When we got on the hospital table that is where I stayed. I thrived on anyone who was willing to put pressure on my lower back during a contractions. There were a lot curse words thrown out by me to make people give me pressure.

The delivery RN gave me an IV and I immediately asked for drugs but she said she wasn't the OB, so I then started to ask for the OB who said I had to the anesthesiologist. So apparently it is a lot harder to get an epi or any kind of drugs then you think. Cause I was begging and cussing and wanted anything they would hand out. Which turns out is just saline.

Finally after about two hours of being there I felt slightly pushy and got checked and was 10cm 100effaced according to the RN and 9cm and 90% effaced according to the OB. about 5 minutes of them arguing (could be shorter could have been longer) Her rate dropped down to 50 and then only came up to 60. I was finally given drugs though just to make me not nauseous from the cesarean they were about to preform.

This was a true emergency surgery, my catheter was inserted as we were going down the hallway to the OR.

I was taken out of the birthing room @ 1:15am and Casey was born @ 1:24am November 20. She was 22 inches long, 9lbs 11oz and all girl. She was precious.

Thank you all for being patient with me in writing this. It actually makes me feel better a bit by sharing the birth part of the story instead of the after part. Because even though it ended tragically, I would do everything same again. In about five or so years when we begin actively TTC after we adopt I will attempt to have a home birth again and will gladly go to 43 weeks in a heart beat and honestly I would go to 44 if allowed.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sorry I have been a bum lately.....

Apparently my little informative blog gets 3000 hits a month!? So I am sorry I am not updating regularly very much anymore. I will try to be better at updating and posting pictures.

So yes I will write a big fat update here shortly.

Thanks and hello!