Phillips Avent Comfort Breast Shell Set REVIEW

Breastfeeding is so natural but for some reason it requires so many different things especially if you pump.  Breast pump, pumping supplies, cleaning and sanitizing those supplies, breast pumping bras, pouches to store milk in, breast pads, and nipple cream.  Now, I don’t know if this is normal but for some reason I let down…

Birth Story of Theodore Jackson

This is going to be a long, detailed birth story. I feel like sharing what it is really like to give birth under difficult circumstances needs to be talked about where maybe someone else won’t get scared when it happens to them. On March 26th we had our baby shower and that evening Jay realized…

Maternity Photos

I’ve been meaning to post these but kept getting sidetracked. I’m in love with them!                                                      

Theodore JacksonĀ 

I’ve been meaning to post Theodore’s newborn photos (7 days old). We got them done at Target Portrait Studios and they turned out so much better than I ever expected!                                

Birth Photos

I made the decision a long time ago that I wanted a birth photographer. When I made this decision I assumed it would be a natural vaginal birth. Wow, how are plans get thrown out the window. My birth photographer had told me to text her when I was at 4cm. I did and then…

Theodore Jackson is here

He is here!  Born at 37 weeks 2 days on April 8, 2016 at 9:41pm via c-section weighing 8 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long.  I will post a detailed birth story later but I’ll just say it was the toughest 26 hours of my life I’ve ever experienced and I’m so glad that…

37 weeks and having a baby

Let me just start off with saying I’m sorry for not updating in so long. Our life has been absolutely insane. I’ve been feeling terrible and been in and out of L&D with contractions and extreme back pain but nothing progressing cervix wise. I’ve been “diagnosed” with an irritable uterus with a sunny side up…

34 weeks and Bed Rest

*The cardiologist and OB has decided it is best for me to go on “bed rest” for the remainder of the pregnancy. It is a modified bed rest. I can get up and move around but if I start feeling bad then I am to sit/lay until I feel better. They really just want me…

33 weeks and Tachycardia update

I had my echo-cardiogram today and met the cardiologist. Dr. M reviewed the results of the echo and the heart monitor and came to the determination that I have developed “normal” sinus tachycardia and there is no abnormalities in rhythm. She believes that this has developed from the added stress to my heart from pregnancy….

Tachycardia Part II

I went and saw the cardiologist yesterday, Dr. M. She started off by asking me probably 100 questions about how I have been feeling, the types of pain/discomfort, my medical history, my family medical history, etc. At least 20 minutes of me being drilled, nicely, with questions. Answering these questions was difficult because my head…

Tachycardia

Over this last weekend I kept getting headaches on and off. At first I just thought they were normal headaches but then I started getting concerned since I know this can be a symptom of preeclampsia. Sunday night around 11:30pm I woke up with a horrible headache and nauseous. I called L&D and they had…

31 weeks

How far along? 31 weeks 2 days. Baby is 16.2 inches long and weighs 3.3 pounds. He is the size of a broccoli stalk! Total weight gain/loss? +6.8  pounds. Two pounds gained from last week! Maternity clothes? All the time! Sleep? Sleep is still a struggle…my average number of times I wake up to pee is 4 a…