Baby Porter....Birth Story

We were schedule to be induced on March 21st. So on March 20th my mom and step dad drove in so they would be here if we got a call in the middle of the night. We had a call time from 4am- 8am to come in. We did not get a call until 11:00 am to come in to start the process. I was 39 weeks and my doctor was on call so I was excited because I really love my Dr. He is in a big practice so the chances of getting your dr is slim. So we went in at 11:00 and started all the paperwork and getting the process started.

They started me with Pitocin and bag od fluids. My doctor’s order was to up the Pitocin every 30 minutes. I was not really feeing any contractions so I got up and was walking the hall. I walked the hall for about 30 minutes and then they upped the Pitocin. Then my contractions were coming ever minute but still were not strong enough that my Dr. wanted. I then rested and at about 3:00pm my Dr. wanted to brake my water. So he wanted to know if I wanted the epidural before or after. I wanted to go ahead and see how the contractions would be before I got the epidural. So at 3:30pm they broke my water. My contractions started coming on pretty good and was every 1-2 minutes. I then got my epidural and went from 4cm to 6cm. I then stayed at 6cm for several of hours. At 5:30 my Dr. wanted to talk about a c section, but I still wanted to try to have the baby vaginal since I had my first one vaginal. My Dr. suggested to get the peanut ball and lay on my side and switch sides every 30 minutes.

At 6:00 I started the peanut ball and switched sides every 30 minutes until about 8:00. I started to feel a lot of pressure and my nurse came in to check me and I was at 10 cm and was ready to start pushing.  So around 8:30 I started pushing every contraction. The baby was coming and they could see the babies hair, but every time I would push the baby would come then would slip back up and was not making progress down. I pushed for about an hour and half and was starting to get so tired and so much back labor pain that I was in such pain. My Dr. came in and put an internal monitor on me and the baby to make sure we were all ok. Baby Porter’s heart rate was dropping every time I was pushing and my oxygen level was getting low. So my dr. came in and told me I have 2 options that I can rest for an hour and we would push again or I can have a c section. He told me that he was unsure that after we got the head out that he could get the shoulders and arms out. He told me the risk that they might have to brake the arm, paralyze the arm or even the shoulder could break if they could not get him out.  I started to freak out and was already in so much pain with back labor and neck pain from pushing so much. So I called the dr back in and told him let’s go ahead and do the c section. So they rushed in and prepared me so fast I don’t even remember everything that was happening. Later to find out the babies’ heart rate was dropping and my dr was already preparing for a section.

I signed all the paper worked and they got me prepared and ready for c section. They told my husband and family that after surgery Porter and daddy would go back to post op for 45 minutes and then I would have to go to recovery for an hour and then they would move us to a room and they could see the baby. We went in for c section at 11:45pm. When we got back in the room all I remember was how white/cold the room was. They got everything ready and they were doing test cuts to see if I could feel anything, I was able to feel everything so they told me there was no more medicine that they could give me they were going to have to put me out. I was so scared because if they put me out Jeff could not come back. So they tired one last thing and was able to get it under controlled. They told me that I would feel a lot of pressure and man where they right… I felt like someone was ripping me apart and pulling my stomach apart. They told me that my c section was a little different because I had already pushed and the baby was in the birth canal and they had to push him back into my stomach to get him out. The rest was a blur and Porter was born March 22 at 12:10 am weighing 7lbs 10 oz and 19 inches long.


Welcome Back....BABY Porter

Wow I have been away from my blog for almost a month.. So much has gone on and our family is now a family of 4!! I can't wait to share with you everything that is going on... especially Porter's birth story...for now. I want to introduce Porter... born March 22 at 12:10 am 7 lbs 10 oz 20 inches


38 Weeks

Love seeing his sweet little nose and lips.. Already looking like his daddy!!!!!

Wow we made it 38 weeks. It's so funny to think I am still here and pregnant. With Lily Jane she came 36 weeks so I don't know what it is like to be 38 weeks. I am loving being pregnant but at the same time I am ready to hold my sweet baby boy. I am scared, nervous and excited all at once.

How far along? 38 weeks
Gender: Boy baby
Weight Gain? 35ish pounds
Maternity Clothes?   Yes I have 5 dresses I been wearing to work and going through them. I am so close to the end, that I don't want to buy anything new..
Stretch Marks? They are starting to creep out
Belly button in or out?  OUT :( Lily Jane keeps poking it and asking is that were baby is. It's so cute
Sleep:  No sleep these days. toss and turn which seems like a huge task. Going to the bathroom 2-3 times a night
Best moment this week:  We had our last Dr. appt. and got to see our sweet baby he was guessing 7lbs so far
Symptoms:  Just feeling huge and so tired. I am excited for this sweet boy but also scared about having 2.
Miss Anything?  My shoes fitting. My feet are already swelling and my fingers
Movement?  LOTS...he is a kicker but running out of room.
Cravings?  Not really craving anything but feel hungry all the time
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to? On Tuesday we go in to be induce. I am so excited but very scared.

Any moms out there had to be induced?? Would love to hear your experience...


Weekend Wrap

Weekends are getting shorter how is that possible... These last weekends before baby comes have been so busy that I have not been able to rest for baby. I really hope he comes soon... My body is ready....

**ANY TRICKS TO INDUCE LABOR ?????????????*********

Friday we hung out and took Lily Jane to the park after school to let her run some energy out. I swear she has so much energy I don't know where she gets it from.

Saturday we tried to run last minute errands before 2 birthday parties. We had two birthday parties within 2 hours of each other. So we went to the first party and then had to leave to go to the next party. Then we just went out to eat because this momma was tired. My feet have started to swell and I am not sure what's going on. With my first my feet never swelled.. I think this baby is ready.

Sunday, Lily Jane slept until 8:30 (really 7:30) but hey I will take it. She has been not wanting to take naps on the weekends which makes it very difficult. Any of your little ones stop taking naps on the weekends? How old were they? She takes naps at school but not on weekends not sure how that happened. Then my girlfriend wanted to do a photo shoot for this company that rents animals, so she needed little girls so we took Lily Jane out to the farm to see animals. She was unsure of the animals at first but then had a blast ;)


Weeekend Wrap

Wow I so needed this weekend to jut rest.. I have been going 100 miles a minute and it was nice to have no plans and just rest and run errands. I am so glad my hubby is back and now sweet baby can come at any time :) How many of you have been induced at 39 weeks? If baby is not here I am signing up....

Friday, I left an hour early from work to go home and lay down and rest before I had to go get little miss before hubby came home. He has been gone for 3 days for training. I am so glad to have him back because I can stop stressing.. Then we needed to have dinner and now I am starting my dairy free it has been difficult finding dinners and food items to eat.. It takes us a good 30 minutes to figure out what we are going to eat....  We finally decided on good old chicken :)

Saturday, we took little Miss to Home Depot to get last minute things we needed at the house and they were having a kids building workshop.. She loved it.. She was so proud to build her rain gauge... Then, we had to go home so she could paint it... She told hubby she needed tools now to help fix things around the house (scary)

Then we just hung out and out of the blue my mom called and said she was coming into town.. Little Miss was so excited and did not want to do or go anywhere until my mom got in town.. It is so sweet to see the  bond between them... Then we all ate dinner and hung out..

Sunday, we all went to church, which was so nice to be able to do that. Then we took Lily Jane to the FSU baseball game and she loved it. I think she is going to be like her mommy, she just peopled watched and was asking so many questions did not really care about the baseball being played  :)

LOL.. That is so my child!!!! I love her and now we wait for baby number 2!!!!


Sneak Peak.....Nursery

Good morning MARCH :) It is Porter's birth Month... I can't wait to meet and snuggle with that sweet boy... Jeff had to leave this morning for a business trip, but he will be back Friday so sweet baby needs to wait until after Friday!!!!

Here is a Sneak Peak of his nursery... can't wait to share it all!!!
This was his inspiration board :)

His nursery so far :)


35 weeks

On the left was me at 36 weeks right before I had Lily Jane. On the right me with baby Boy, he sure is bigger

How far along? 35 weeks
Gender: Boy baby
Weight Gain? 30ish pounds
Maternity Clothes?   At this point anything that really fits... I have like 5 outfits that I keep repeating :) I am so close and can't wait to pull out all my Spring/Summer bright color clothes!!!
Stretch Marks? They are starting to creep out
Belly button in or out?  OUT :( with my first one my belly button never popped out so weird
Sleep:  Oh man this past week sleep has been about 2-3 hours a night. My back pain and leg pain have been so bad. I usually get up in the middle of the night and walk around and lay on the couch. I have been taking medicine to help get some sleep. I only take it about 2 times a week
Best moment this week:  Finished the NURSERY....Pictures will be coming soon!!!!
Symptoms:  Feeling huge and uncomfortable.....Every time I look at a picture is see how much water weight I have gained in my face and just feel ready.. I am also so nervous that the baby will come any day. Hubby has to go out of town 2 days next week for work so I am worried.
Miss Anything?  Just seeing my feet and sitting normal
Movement?  LOTS...he is a kicker but running out of room.
Cravings?  Starting to want sweets...This whole pregnancy I have not wanted really sweets and now I want them :)
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to? Each Tuesday for my DR.appt.. I went this week and was 2cm already. The Dr is thinking 2 weeks.. I will keep you posted.


Happy Friday....Mom Questions


1. On Tuesday I met with my Dr at 34 weeks and he told me he wanted to start once a week because he had a feeling this baby is coming early...I am super excited to meet sweet baby Porter but also, want him to be in as long as possible... So this weekend we are finishing up his nursery and packing a bag to have incase he comes within the next weeks :) How many of you went early with your second? Lily Jane came at 36 weeks.....only 2 weeks away

2. Mommy Hospital bag.. what was your number 1 thing you brought to the hospital that you could not live without there??? I need some ideas

3. Dairy Free coffee creamer?? Thinking of buying all my diary free stuff and starting next week so I am prepared when my little man comes.. Has anyone tired these Dairy Free creamers?


Bath time fun...Nuby Fun

What kid does not love bath time?Lily Jane loves bath time.. She will stay in there for as long as we would let her... It's so much fun to see her interacting with her dolls and having imaginary play, because so many times kids have a hard time with that and always want Mommy or Daddy playing with them.
We had a chance to receive the Nuby Roll-Up Bath Time Crayons. Lily Jane was so excited when she say this and said, " I can really color on the bath tub?" I responded to her with "Yes" She was like, mommy are you sure. She wanted to open them immediate but we told her she had to wait for bath time.  These Bath Time Crayons were amazing.... These crayons are perfect for any little one older than 2 1/2... My 3 year old loves them and she has so much fun drawing all over the tub :)
This pack of 5 bright color crayons easily wash off smooth surfaces. A plastic holder around each makes it easy for your child to hold and use. You can buy them Here- Bed Bath and Beyond or Here- BuyBuy Baby

To learn more about Nuby and see all the awesome kiddo products they offer, visit their social media below!
I received these products for review, but all opinions and recommendations are my own!


Happy Friday....Sweet baby Boy

Another Friday down....5 Friday's left maybe until we get to meet sweet baby boy :) We can't wait

1.This week we got to see baby Porter.. He is getting so big and they could see he already has hair :) He was moving all around. They say normally at 33 weeks you don't get to see good pictures of the baby, but we got some sweet feet pictures and his profile. I loved getting to see him, and can't wait to snuggle with him..

2.This week I made it a point to take Lily Jane to get ice cream.. Trying to get in last minute dates with my little girl before baby comes along. I know it will be so important to make special dates with her....

3. I got some new make up and I am loving it.. It is Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 1, and it goes on so smooth!!!!

4. Who is ready for the weekend?? I am so ready to put my feet up and rest.. We have 2 birthday parties to go to on Saturday....This momma is going to be tired..


33 Weeks

The clam before the storm

How far along? 33 weeks
Gender: Boy baby
Weight Gain? 26ish pounds
Maternity Clothes?   Maternity clothes- Heck yes. I am loving them at this stage, because I feel like overnight I get bigger and bigger.
Stretch Marks? Some.. More on my thighs then my stomach
Belly button in or out?  OUT :( the ejection button is getting bigger and bigger
Sleep:  Sleep what is sleep?? These past 2 nights, I have had terrible leg cramps and my right side has been crazy. I think little boy is sitting on my nerve causing a lot of pain. I get up in the middle of the night walk around stretch but nothing seems to help...
Best moment this week:  My hubby and I went on an overnight little trip and was able to spend time together and just talk.. It was so nice
Symptoms:  Feeling emotional.....Over the last 3 weeks I lost 2 people that meant a lot to me. So mentally and physically I am worn out along with being pregnant.
Miss Anything?  Just being able to breath and sit without having pain
Movement?  Lots of movement still. He is a kicker :)
Cravings?  Not really craving anything right now, think it is because I am also getting sick with a little cold...
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to? My work is throwing me a little baby shower tomorrow, so I am excited to celebrate with my work family and cherish these last few weeks before sweet baby comes :)