Moving Right Along

It’s almost here; the much talked about 6 weeks post-partum, the magical mark where everything is supposed to suddenly change (for the better, or so I’ve heard). Nearly every one that I’ve talked to that has children has consistently said “If you make it through the first 6 weeks, you can make it through the…

Attempted amputation

A couple of pictures of my injury. I actually have less of my finger than it appears here. The white, blood soaked cloth is something called surgicel, which they had to use to clot the wound, since it wouldn’t stop bleeding on it’s own. The surgicel is acting as a scab, so that it can…

Unexpected Job Perks…..

Is it bad that I like my husband a LOT more now that he’s going to the office to work? I mean, I know that they say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but man, I really see it now!Last week, on Monday, actually, he became officially licensed as a Realtor in the state of…

Counting Calories

Eh. Really, who likes doing that?  I can’t think of anyone!  But for me, it’s a neccessary evil, at least until I get myself to a place where I can self discipline without needing to look at labels. Right now, I should be eating 2000 calories a day, to support the fact that I’m breastfeeding. …

The Most Natural Thing You Can Do

Breastfeeding has been a struggle for me, since the beginning. Several unsuccessful attempts at a proper latch left me cracked, broken, blistered, and sore. When my milk came in (with a seeming vengeance), I found myself with a plugged duct, and mastitis. I had severe chills, swollen breasts, and a fever of 104.4. And now?…

THE GYM!!

 Im so ready to get there….. A few words to accompany a wordless wednesday. This is 2 weeks post partum, compared against a picture from 38 weeks(the last weekly picture i took, but it’s the biggest that I got anyway) I put on the same shirt and shorts for fair comparison.  *sigh* the things I…

2 weeks

First off, YYAAAYYY, this is my 100th blog post 🙂 how cool!  It took me a whole year to get to 100.  I should do better.  Much, much better. More importantly though, on tomorrow, Dec 30, Izzy will be 2 weeks old! How exciting is that?  Izzy had a weight check today at her pediatricians…

Izzy’s Birth Story

On Monday, Dec 14th, at 4 am, I woke up with a question on my mind….”What the heck was THAT!?!!”  The THAT in question would later reveal itself to be my first labor contraction.  For the rest of the day on Wednesday, I experienced these contractions about 10-15 minutes apart.  Tuesday morning they began to…

She’s Here!

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that Izzy was born last night, December 16th, at 9:22 pm. She weighed exactly 7 pounds, and she is 19 inches long.  She has her daddy’s nose and ears, and her mommys lips and eyes!  I will tell her birth story probably in my next post, but…