Pregnancy Scare and Mastitis

I was looking at the calendar thinking, where is my period?  I was a day or two late and that is not common.  I talked to Mr. Blue Eyes and he looked at me like I had morphed into an ugly alien creature.
“There’s no way.”

“I’m late and I’m never late.”

He hesitated and looked annoyed.  See, I’m not on the pill or anything but we use the latex protection, every time.  *How is this even possible?*  I decided I was being paranoid and ignored it for another day or two.  *Where is it?!*  I checked the calendar again and rolled my eyes.

This was not happening.

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As a first time mom, I had no idea what I was in for when it came to diapers.  It never bothers me when it comes to changing her though.  I’ve seen some atrocious things, downright strange colors, and things I can’t forget.  But it still doesn’t bother me, the hubby, however, can be heard screaming down the hall.  I laugh.  We share responsibility since we both work.  Honestly, I’d still make him do it if I was a full-time house wife haha.

At our baby shower we got three or four different kinds of diapers.  We used the newborn huggies but they weren’t good for our baby.  Every time she peed or pooped it would go through/around the diaper.  It was super messy and ended up in a complete outfit change every time. Continue reading “Diapers”

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Flipping a Breech Baby

At 32 weeks pregnant my OB told me my little muffin was in position. I could not be more happy. Mr. Blue Eyes and I had gone to birthing classes and I was the one who was like, “I want an all natural birth, no drugs, just raw maternal pain with a beautiful outcome”. Many of the other couples in the class with us thought I was nuts. “No epidural?!” I wanted to be able to be active during labor and the hospital I was going to did not have the ‘walking epidural’ available.

At 35 weeks pregnant I found out my baby was breech. I flipped out, I cried in the office when I found out. I called Mr. Blue Eyes and said something along the lines of “my life is over”, “I can’t believe this”, “they said she was in position just a couple weeks ago”, etc. etc. I was a basket case. That’s actually an understatement. Continue reading “Flipping a Breech Baby”

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Daydreams about Getting Good Sleep

I covered some of the issues with sleep in my previous post about bladder control.  In my case, that was the second most difficult part about sleeping; the ridiculous heart burn was worse.  Other hardships arise while sleeping pregnant too, like positions that are good for you and your baby, crazy dreams, and getting out of bed. Continue reading “Daydreams about Getting Good Sleep”

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First Day Home

Let’s start at the beginning.  You’re bringing your baby home from the hospital.  He/she is strapped safely in the car seat and either dozing off immediately or crying from confusion.  It’s ok, he/she will be just fine.  Drive safe and stop by a coffee shop or something, you deserve it.  Ok, so you either do that or not and you get home.

Do you have pets?  Have they been around you the entire time you were pregnant?   Continue reading “First Day Home”

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Lots of Trips to the Lady’s Room

The bladder control horror stories you hear are real.  When your baby starts gaining lots of weigh in the womb, there is limited space for your bladder and he/she will be constantly pushing on it.  You can count on peeing 15 to 30 or more times a day.  It’s one of the most annoying symptoms of having a growing human being inside you.  Continue reading “Lots of Trips to the Lady’s Room”

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Confidence and Appearances with New Baby

Some people, like me, have/had trouble adjusting with a new baby.  Having my little muffin was the best thing that’s ever happened to me, but dealing with social appearances and hormones sent my confidence downhill.  I’ve written up some confidence boosting advice I wish I had had.

First off,

People that don’t understand why you’re late, or why you’re not wearing makeup with a ironed outfit do not need your time.  Continue reading “Confidence and Appearances with New Baby”

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Making a Birth Plan

I suggest every mother to be to make a birth plan.

Sit down with your partner and talk over these key things:

-Who’s your pediatritician?

Visit local pediatricians and ask them tons of questions, if they get annoyed or roll their eyes, on to the next one.  Once you find a decent human being to be your pediatrician, you’ll feel a lot less stressed about the times ahead.  If they can’t make it to the hospital when you have your baby, the baby will be seen by the pediatrician on call at the hospital.  All records will be forwarded to your office when you go for your first visit (1 or 2 weeks after birth, typically). Continue reading “Making a Birth Plan”

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Bathing the Baby!

The first bath I gave muffin at home was awful.  If you had heard her cry you would have thought I was torturing her.  I set muffin down gently in the newborn swing in the tub my aunt got me.

I used Aveeno Fragrance free soap, I put a dime size amount on a washcloth, added lots of water to build a good sud, and cleaned her up.  I rinsed her off in the sink with luke warm water.  She was so incredibly upset.  But just know that I was quick, thorough, and talked her through everything I was doing.  I tried to talk to her with an extremely soothing tone but that didn’t work.  I continued anyway.  I had Mr. Blue Eyes help me with the towel once I picked her up out of the bath.  And that’s the end.  It was simple, it was stressful, but muffin was clean. Horray. Continue reading “Bathing the Baby!”

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