Friday, October 24, 2014

Sleepy Boy!

This little man likes to sleep except between 2am-4am. Then he likes to party it up watching tv, snacking, talking, anything except sleeping. We have been trying to wake him up at night. It is almost impossible to wake him up at night. He gets fussy, cries and screams in our faces when we try to wake him up. Most of the time he just sleeps. I will sit him up, rub his feet, take his clothes off, change his diaper....nothing works. 

He LOVES to sleep beside me. I swore I would not let him sleep with me. Well when you are barely getting any sleep there comes a time you just want to sleep and will let your baby sleep wherever they want too. I know he is sound asleep when his little tongue is sticking out of his mouth like the picture above. He loves to have a blanket next to his face. Sometimes he moves the blanket over his face.

We were trying to wake him up above. He was yawning away. Cutest little baby yawn ever!

Laying in Nonna's bed trying to take a cat nap. He was asleep until I pulled out the camera then his eyes popped open. He likes his paci in his mouth until he falls asleep. Once he fall asleep he wants his paci touching his lips, but not in his mouth. 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Some days I get dressed up and other days I am in a tshirt, jeans and pony tail. It all depends how much sleep I get the night before. Thank goodness for my mom! She usually takes over around 5am. I don't know how I would have made it without her. Seriously she has saved my sanity. I feel much better about myself and the day if I get myself ready. I need to leave the house once a day too. 

Blazer: Target
Tee: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Bass

Everything: Old Navy

Skinny jeans: Gap
Shirt: Babies R Us
Shoes: Vans
Bow Tie: Childrens Place

My outfit: Old Navy

Outfit: Old Navy

Thank goodness for Old Navy! I buy way too much stuff from that store!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Favorite 1 Month Items

I can't believe little George is a month old already! There are a few things that became my favorite baby items. I couldn't have made it the past month without these items. 

1. Colic Calm - go buy this stuff before your baby is born! Around 2 weeks George started getting colicky. I would give him drops in the evening and it saved our sanity. From 4-6 weeks the colic got REALLY bad. The drops didn't help much. We took him to the chiropractor where he put his back in place. What a HUGE difference the adjustment made. I was really worried about getting him adjusted, but seeing the change made all the difference. 

 2. I tried to use "natural" products to get poop out of clothes. Folks! It doesn't work at all. Our clothes were stained. Oxi Clean Max is the way to go! It gets puke, poop and formula out of clothes. 

3. Bath Turtle Temperature - I love this little thing. I put it in the water to test out of the temperature of the water. If it is green it is safe. When the water is too hot it turns red on the top. Water I think is cool enough is not for a baby. 

4. Bamboobies - best nursing pads! I used disposable ones a couple times, but I didn't like the feel of them. Bamboobies don't leak at all, they are soft and washable! 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014


Entire outfit is from Old Navy
I recently bought the jacket and shoes. I love the shoes. They are super comfy and easy to slip on. The earrings I found online for $3. They are knock offs, but for $3 they are fabulous!

Leopard Skirt is from 2 Sunday's ago. Our first time back at church. 
You can tell how much Bing Bong has grown from 2 weeks to 3 weeks.
Luckily my weight has bounced right back to below I started. I am down 8 pounds from when I first got pregnant. I am able to wear my pants and some of my skirts. My body changed being pregnant. I knew it was going to change, so I wasn't surprised. I can't wear my tops. I guess with nursing my top is just going to be larger. Eventually it will go back to normal. I hope so, because I have a ton of tops. 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birth Story

Pregnancy was nothing like I expected and neither was my delivery. I am slowly learning I need to stop setting expectations. 

The doctor had decided it was best for me to be induced at 38 weeks. My placenta wasn't delivering nutrients like it should to the baby. The baby was head down and we were scheduled for an induction on September 3. The doctor warned me it could take 3 days. I laughed because I thought he was kidding. He was NOT kidding as I was about to learn. 

We had to call labor & delivery at 4pm on the 3rd. I couldn't wait until 4pm, so I called at 3:15pm. One nurse said she couldn't find me on the list. I about lost it! She transferred me to the head nurse at that time. She found me on the list and asked us to come in at 7:30pm. We dropped Sammy off at the inlaws. We told him we would see him in a couple days. We had dinner, put our stuff in the car and headed to the hospital. For the first time in over a week I was no longer nervous. 

We arrived at the hospital where we were put in a triage room. There weren't any rooms clean at the moment. The doctor came in to talk to us on the plan for the evening. As long as the baby heart rate stayed up they would keep the pitocin on until the baby came, but if his heart rate dropped we needed to talk about a c section. The doctor checked me and I was a finger tip dilated. At 10pm they set us up in a room and started pitocin. Around 11pm the contractions mildly started. I could feel them sporadic. Art went to sleep and I watched the clock. I was way too excited to get to sleep. I think I slept 2-3 hours all night. It didn't help the nurses kept coming into the room too. 

The next morning (Sept 4) it was crazy town in L&D. So many babies being born. We were put on the back burner since the active labor took priority. The nerve. lol  I was able to shower, walk around and then hooked back up on pitocin. They decided to try a balloon catheter to try to get me to dilate more. I was only a 1 at this point. Oh the pressure I felt when it was put in. Holy bazooka! I kept breathing because I knew giving birth was going to be a lot worse. My doctor was on call, so we were REALLY hoping the baby would come when he was on call. He told the other doctor on call if I went into labor to call him, so he could come deliver the baby. 

The next morning (Sept 5) around 5am the doctor came to check me after they removed the balloon catheter and I was a whooping 2. The doctor stripped my membranes at this point to help get things moving. That was ROUGH! Contractions starting coming a little closer together. I finally lost my mucus plug after the membranes were stripped. Early afternoon the doctor on call came in & broke my water. She said I should start to feel contractions in about an hour. HA! I started to feel them right away. It got painful REALLY fast. I asked the nurse what type of pain meds I could have. I could have one that was put in my IV that would make me feel like I was drunk or an epidural. I asked for the drunk drug after 41 hours of labor. I needed something to take the edge off the pain. 

I got one taste of pain free and knew I wasn't going to make it without an epidural. Art had been pushing for me to get an epidural because he couldn't handle seeing me in pain. I asked the nurse when I could get an epidural? She said right now if you want it. I said get there here before these drugs wear off. 

I had been throwing up throughout the day. I had to asked the anesthesiologist to wait while I threw up. It took about 15-20 minutes to get the epidural put in. I felt relief almost immediately when it was started. I could see on the monitor the contractions were coming harder and faster. I couldn't feel a thing. Why I had this crazy idea not to get an epidural I have NO idea! Bring on the drugs!!! No reason to be a hero when it comes to pain. 

At 10pm I was at a 3. We decided it was time to get some sleep because it could be awhile still. I had decided at that point the baby would come on Sunday. I was so hungry and thirsty. I asked my nurse if I could have a popsicle. She brought me a grape one. I HATE grape, but I wasn't going to complain at this point. It was the best grape popsicle I have ever tasted in my life. One of my internal monitors fell off around midnight, so the doctor checked me I was a 4. Finally moving along. At 1:45am the doctor came to check me because I was starting to get a fever and I was a 5. A fever never developed! My temp had started to go up, but went right back to normal. 

At around 2am I woke up to a lot of pressure. I really felt I had to go to the bathroom. Part of me was embarrassed because how was I going to do that? Finally I called the nurse at 3am. I told her I am having A LOT of pressure. The nurse said that is a good thing because your body is progressing. She went to get the doctor to check me. The doctor said not much will probably have changed in the past hour. I remember looking at the clock and it was 3:15am. The doctor checked me and I was a NINE!!!!! WHAT!!!! She said I probably had another hour before I was a 10 and a couple hours of pushing. My body was telling me this was going to be a lot faster than an hour to get to a 10. I called my BFF to come to the hospital. She arrived at 3:45am right when I started to push. 

At first the nurse was counting. She was annoying to me how she would get to 9 and hold it for way tooooo long. Finally Art took over counting. It was calming to me to hear him count. I had been pushing for about 40 minutes when I thought this is never ending the doctor said push one more time he is almost out. Then I hear he is here. I thought I would push the head out and have to push the rest of his body out. Once the babies head came out the rest of his body just came out. They laid him on a blanket on my chest while they cleaned him off. I started rubbing his little feet then he started crying. I started crying because he was finally here. My little miracle!!!! At that moment the 51 hours of labor was worth it! I would have done it all over again. 

Arthur George was born at 4:28am 5 pounds 8 ounces 20 inches long. 

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Unravel Pediatric Cancer!

Please take a moment to visit my fundraising page:

It was only 11 months ago when we found out little Jennifer had an inoperable and incurable brain tumor.  I prayed there would be a miracle and the doctors would be wrong.  Jennifer's mom Libby had become a very special person to me over the past couple years.  I will never forget the first time she called me encouraging me not to give up on my dream of becoming a mother.

I wanted to help raise money for pediatric cancer, so no other family has to ever lose a child to this ugly disease called cancer. I am just about to become a mother myself in the next couple days. We need to Unravel Pediatric Cancer, so no other family has to go through the pain of losing a child.

It will be difficult for me to spread the dragonflies all over with a newborn, but that doesn't mean I can't help raise money.

These dragonflies are spreading the word that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Along with spreading awareness, they are busy raising funds on behalf of Unravel Pediatric Cancer a 501(c)(3) pending charitable organization.

Did you know?

  • Seven American children die from pediatric cancer every single day
  • More American children die of cancer than of AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and congenital abnormalities combined.
  • The NCI (National Cancer Institute), the federal department that allocates all of the federal cancer funding, spends less than 4% of its annual budget on pediatrics. 

Funds raised in this campaign will go to researchers at Stanford Hospital, specifically Dr. Michelle Monje, Dr. Jim Olsen, the creator of Tumor Paint, at Project Violet and towards raising awareness via Unravel Pediatric Cancer. Please visit for more information and to read one family’s story.

How it works: For a suggested donation of $25, you can choose where these dragonflies land next! 

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Winter 1990
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I recently bought 2 OPI nail polishes at Marshalls. I have been wanting some glitter to use on an accent nail. I bought 2 polishes at Marshall's for the price of one at Ultra.

Pink: Chic from Ears to Tail
Glitter: Which is Witch?
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Where have I been?

It has been almost about 2 months since I blogged. I just haven't been feeling the blog lately. We have been busy doing stuff around the house, baby showers for 3 weekends in a row and lovin life. I have some great things to blog about. I had 2 huge surprises at my baby showers. The nursery is completed, clothes washed, I am on maternity leave and we are ready for the baby to come. Here is a little of what has been happening. 

The grandson is getting so big! Talking more and making us laugh. 

The baby is growing away! 

Kaleb enjoying lemons!

Off to the park - 3 generations

I will update the blog over the next week on what has all been happening!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

25 Weeks

How far along: 25 weeks (as of 6-3-14)

Maternity clothes: Yes! 
Sleep: Sleep was very good. 
Best moment of this week:  Feeling him move around. He moves throughout the day. I love feeling the kicks. 
Miss anything: I don't really miss anything. 
Movement: Yes, he is kicking away!
Food cravings: Veggies!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Certain smells get to me. 
Have you started to show yet: I don't have a stomach. I just look like I have gained weight. 
Gender: Boy!
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: on 
Happy or moody most of the time: Emotional this week
Looking forward to: Going to see a bunch of my friends in So Cal!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Expectations Ruin Everything!

Expectations usually end up disappointing someone. I had expectations of what I thought pregnancy would be like. It has been NOTHING like I expected. I expected to love every minute of being pregnant, love being able to gain weight, enjoy pregnancy once I passed week 12, because this was the moment I had waited for my entire life! I remember being a little girl dreaming of the day I would be a mom. Unfortunately all those expectations were a big disappointment. 

I recently told my mom I don't think I will ever be one of those women who says they miss being pregnant. Some people have told me they loved feeling the baby move inside of them. I do not love having him sit so low while using my bladder as a trampoline. I do love feeling him kicking higher up! I won't miss it though only because I would much rather have him here, so I can look at him to make sure he is safe. 

This is pregnancy number 10 for me. I thought once I hit week 12 I would calm down and enjoy being pregnant. I have had different worries or concerns the entire pregnancy. There are soooo many tests you go through and each time you worry will they find something. Even though I have made it to 28 weeks I still worry what if something goes wrong. I think that is a normal thing for someone who has had 1 or 9 losses. It is hard! That scared feeling in the back of your mind creeps in. Add in hormones and it can be a little worse. 

Would I do this again? Without a second thought! Every time we went through a loss I would think can I do this again? In a few months my heart would start to heal enough that I felt I could go through it again. I always prepared myself that the next pregnancy could result in a loss and I needed to be strong enough. I knew eventually though we would have a successful pregnancy. My heart always knew I would be a mom. I couldn't give up. I had some terrible things said to me by people who thought they were being caring. They would ask why I kept trying, maybe I needed to calm down and stop worry, maybe God didn't want us to have a child, there were lots of children that needed to be adopted and the nonsense continued for 5 years. It came to the point where I stopped telling people about a loss because if I had to hear one more crude comment I might end up in prison. 

Pregnancy is hard no matter how prepared you are, but there are some good parts to it. The second trimester has been one of the best. I FINALLY feel back to normal physically. This is the first time I have physically felt good since surgery in January 2013. If I could live in second trimester I would stay here forever. Someone needs to learn how to bottle this and sell it! I would buy it for a lot of money. lol 

My hair has been amazing. It is full, doesn't get greasy, I don't shed and it's shiny. I would lose handfuls of hair in the shower each time I washed it over the past year. It was awful! I was on a every 3 to 4 day hair washing schedule. Now I wash it every 7-8 days. This is one of the things I will miss terribly bad. I hate hate hate washing my hair. It is such a chore. 

I only have to shave once every other week. How fabulous is that! It's just as fabulous as not having a period for 9 months. Who cares if you bleed like a mother after birth. You had 9 months of heaven. lol

There are good things and bad things. You can't go into pregnancy with expectations or saying you will do certain things. I had plans to work out and eat healthy. lol What a joke! The first trimester I choked down what I could just to survive. The second trimester round ligament pain killed me when I tried to exercise. I had to walk like a granny if I just wanted to get a 1/2 mile. 

I have read so many blog posts about how wonderful pregnancy can be. I thought there needs to be a reality to what it is like. Heartburn, round ligament pain, gestational diabetes, peeing every 15 minutes, stretch marks, bladder used a trampoline, breasts the size of cantaloupes, worrying, looking fat instead of pregnant, sleepless nights, moodiness, crying one minute laughing the next, acne, fabulous hair, and the list goes on & on & one.  I have around 80ish days until my due date, but who is counting. Honestly I am enjoying every minute of this because I know this could be the first and last. 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

27 Weeks

How far along: 27 weeks (as of 6-23-14)

Maternity clothes: Yes! 
Sleep: Sleep was very good. Sunday I actually slept through the night for 6 hours straight. That is almost unheard of for me without 1-2 bathroom breaks. 
Best moment of this week: Hearing his heartbeat and recording it. I love that I can listen to it anytime. 
Miss anything: not this week. 
Movement: Oh yes, every single day. He is quiet from the time I get ready to work until around 10am. Then I feel him until I go to bed throughout the day. Evening time he is very active. 
Food cravings: Taco Salad! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular. I have been feeling queasy after I eat sometimes. It is strange. 
Have you started to show yet: Finally getting a rounder belly. Art cheered the other night he was so happy I am starting to look pregnant. 
Gender: Boy!
Belly button in or out: in. It is starting to get shallow. I never thought I would say that. 
Wedding rings on or off: I can't wear them at night, but I can wear them during the day. I really thought they were on their last leg. So far so good. 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: My due date!  lol I just can't wait for this little guy to get here!

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Friday, June 20, 2014

24 Weeks

How far along: 24 weeks (as of 5-27-14)

Maternity clothes: Yes! I found some maternity jeans & capris at Babies R Us for $5 each. I wish I had bought another pair of the capris. They are super comfy and what a fabulous deal!
Sleep: Sleep was very good. 
Best moment of this week: Ultrasound of the little guy. He is growing just perfectly.  
Miss anything: Just vacation lol
Movement: Yes, it's almost daily
Food cravings: Orange Juice
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week
Have you started to show yet: Starting to show some
Gender: Boy!
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: on 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: working on the nursery
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

23 Weeks

How far along: 23 weeks (as of 5-20-14)

Maternity clothes: Yes! I have one pair of black Rockstar Old Navy jeans that still fit. I am so glad I bought these!
Sleep: Sleep was very good. 
Best moment of this week: Enjoying vacation, relaxing on the beach and with family & friends
Miss anything: not this was vacation time!
Movement: Yes, he was very active after I ate steak. I think he likes beef!
Food cravings: Fish! Good thing because I ate a lot of it. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week
Have you started to show yet: Starting to show some
Gender: Boy!
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: on 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: Next ultrasound next week!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

26 Weeks

How far along: 26 weeks (as of 6-0-14)

Maternity clothes: Yes! In the beginning of my pregnancy I bought a pair of black Rockstar Old Navy jeans. I figured I could wear them for a few weeks and then afterwards. Well I am still wearing them. They were one of my best purchases. 
Sleep: Sleep was very good. 
Best moment of this week: Having a soccer game inside me. lol He is kicking like CRAZY! The little guy LOVES beef. When I eat steak he goes bonkers.  
Miss anything: just my bed. I love sleeping in my bed. 
Movement: Yes! Saturday night he went bonkers! It scared me at first because I felt thud thud thud. lol
Food cravings: Steak!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of cleaning supplies! 
Have you started to show yet: Starting to show some
Gender: Boy!
Belly button in or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: They are on their last leg. My fingers are starting to swell. There are times I can't wear them. 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: Doctor appointment next week. I am sure we will get to hear his heartbeat. Also entering the 3rd trimester! I can't believe we are almost at that point! 

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

The older I get the more I realized what a great childhood I had. My parents were very protective of us kids. They sheltered us from a lot which kept us innocent. I never had a fear of my parents abusing us in any way. As I have gotten older the relationship with my dad has become great. We have always got a long. I remember when things kind of changed I was in my early 20's. We started to develop more of a friendship and closeness that when I was younger. 

The majority of our phone calls are us laughing. We like a lot of the same tv shows, have crazy little sayings that probably no one else understands and like to be goofy. We also have really good talks about life. I know I can call him for advice, to vent, or just for a laugh. My dad doesn't understand he doesn't have to answer his cell phone all the time. There are times he will answer to say I have to call you back. Lacey and I ask him why do you answer if you can't talk? lol

Last night we were on the phone as we were watching Family Feud. We were commenting on these women dresses that were a terrible choice. He says look at her dress it's so tight it looks like she has a hernia. I was laughing so hard I was crying! 

My parents balanced each other out while raising us. When one was hard on us the other would usually talk some sense into them. lol I remember my mom got mad when I came home 15 minutes late one time and ground me for I think a month. It was the first time I had ever come home late. I know she was trying to teach me a lesson. I remember hearing my dad say a month? Don't you think that is a bit rough? I think it was reduced to 1 or 2 weeks. It was not reduced that night, but a few days later. Now there are times my dad was hard on me and my mom had to talk to him. 

Hanging out reading a horse magazine

Hey, look at all my Christmas gifts!!

How about the mix of plaid???  We do need to work on my dads wardrobe. lol 

I look around this insane world we live in and realize just how lucky I am to have a fabulous Fausha!!

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