Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Baby Boy!

    Well, May 21, 2013 at 1256, Jamie and I welcomed a 6 lb 2 oz bundle of joy! Our son is precious! I know you've heard it before, but I didn't know it was possible to love someone or something so much! He is a doll! AND a good baby that hardly even cries! Today is his due date, but today he is 3 weeks old! 
     This may be a little  too detailed for a blog but i dont want to forget any of our story. So, here we go... My pregnancy was awesome. I only threw up twice and was not sick but for a stomach virus until 34 weeks and 4 days. It was a Friday and after work I had a really bad headache. I didn't think anything of it until I checked my blood pressure when I got home. It was pretty high and my ankles were pretty swollen. The next Monday, I called the doctor, had an appointment, blood pressure was pretty high, had to stay the night at the hospital and was put on bed rest! I had preeclampsia. :( Never thought I would ever have this since usually my BP is low. I did okay on bedrest except on night my BP got really high again and I spent another night in the hospital. Dr. decided I should deliver at 37 weeks, so on May 20 at 9 pm, I went to the hospital to be induced! That night it stormed and the biggest tornado recorded hit Moore, OK. Yay, I love storms, NOT!! I am terrified and here I am on floor 3 L & D! Any who, storms moved out and around midnight I started Cytotec. Horrible stuff! Then around 3am or so, my nurse came in and said I had to start Mag. Another worst nightmare! I also This made me feel horrible not to mention Pit. was started around 6 am. So, by this point I am dying and the nurse gives me Nubain! I have never had pain medicine and this made me loopy! Soon after I got an epidural! The epidural only numbed one side of my body so a couple hours later, I  couldn't take it any more and had to get another epidural! That one worked AWESOME and not much longer and I was complete and started pushing! I think we only had to push 4 times and baby boy was here!!! The Magnesium Sulfate I had for my high blood pressure made babies mag. level high. He satyed in the NICU, had an IV of 10% dextrose and was NPO. The next day his Na+ was low, so they added sodium to IV fluids and now bilirubin was high and had to start phototherapy. After 5 days in the NICU, our sweet boy was discharged home! Here is our first family picture!
I am learning a lot about being a mommy! We sleep all day, stay awake all night, eat and change diapers non stop, but I'm lovin' it! So baby boy is 3 weeks old and we have went through 5 packs of 36 count diapers, not to mention all the diapers in the NICU. In all, I'm loving every minute of my new life! Of course, if time allows, I will be adding a bazillion more pics! :) G'night!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Livin and Lovin Life

   So, this post will be random., this post will be long, this post will not have picture, and this post will be all Tara! :) I have not posted since Oct 4, 2012 which, weirdly, was the day before the hubs and I found out we were expecting! Yay! Yes, that's right, I, Tara am going to be a mommy. Pretty excited about this btw. Since the last post, the hubs and I also bought a new and our first real house along with acquiring chickens. I tell you what, this past few months there have been a lot of changes in our household! Not to mention I am still working at a pediatric clinic and going to school full time (which I will be finished this Dec.). Of course my life is overwhelming and exhausting but I love everything about it. I am a firm believer that God will see me through and He only wants good for me and my family!
   The future of my blog posts will probably, starting in June :), consist of baby, baby, and more baby instead of me taking pictures all the time! But I am sure there will be a plethora of baby pics for your viewing pleasure :-)!!! I have also been thinking that I could post about baby products, the nursing/ pediatric aspects of baby (since this is my occupation), and maybe a little amateur baby photography.
   I love our new home and am excited to continue to make it our own! I am also pretty excited to decorate the nursery for baby boy! I think I am going to redo a dresser as a changing table. Maybe if I find enough spare time, I will post before and after pics. From being a working wife and student, to turning into a mommy with 12 weeks off, I, for some reason, seem to think I am going to have so much spare time. LOL I KNOW! Probably won't happen, but if for some reason I do inherit a lot of time, I'm going to be one of these blog everyday kind of girls! :) I know, you're so excited you can hardly wait, haha!
   Next, chickens, yes chickens! Mom and dad surprised Jamie with a chicken coop and chickens from Chicken Mafia for Christmas! He loves them, especially the female chic Pancake! :) It's kind of funny to think that as a young girl in high school, I said I would never marry someone or help with a garden, live in a trailer house, or can food. Haha, I have now done all three! I know irony right?! I do enjoy the canning stuff and think my Mama woulda been proud!
    My career is going good I suppose! I am a pediatric nurse at a clinic and love what I do. There is just not a bad patient. Yes, they may cry, a lot, but they are babies! Cute babies, so I love my job! And I feel like it is preparing me to be a mom! But this is not the end goal. In my mind, I feel the need to complete my current degree program (ADN to BSN) and continue on with my MSN. Yes, I am not a fan of school but I am STILL in school! Though I feel the need to continue my education, I am not one who thinks that earthly success means much! I don't want to build up treasure here on earth but build treasure in Heaven. The college I attend right now is Christian based and each week there is a refection and devotion that challenges me to think outside the box. For example, last week the discussion was over idols, greed, and contentment. I want to be content with my life, not wanting what the other folks down the road have. If you think about it, being content with the blessings God gives us is way better than envy! Of course I am human and sin but I must always remember this is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! Not envious!
   Aww...this is what blogging is for! To let all 9 of your followers in to your small, happy, crazy life. Sorry for the boredom/ randomness! Love, Tara!