Saturday, August 29, 2015

Miles Birth Story


Here is the story of Miles arrival on August 17, 2015.

At my 36 week appointment, we were told Miles was breech and would need a scheduled c-section.  Not cool.  After two weeks of inversions, we found out that he had turned to a head down position and we wouldn't need a c-section after all.  We we're thrilled!  

Fast forward to Sunday, August 16.  This is the day we were scheduled to start our induction.  We got to the hospital around 6 pm and I was hooked up to monitors,  Much to my surprise, I was having regular contraction!  Cervidil was started, Taco Bueno had been delivered and the waiting game began.  
Around 10 pm, the contractions were coming on strong.  After toughing it out a couple of hours, I gave in and got an epidural which was pure bliss.  I was able to get a few hours of sleep before the doctor started Pitocin at 6 am which caused labor to progress quickly and around 11 am, it was go time.  


Our delivery started off smoothly with no pain or issues, however, things quickly went south.  After pushing a few times, the cord became wrapped tightly around Miles neck two times.  The doctor had to use a vacuum and during contractions, the nurses had jump on the bed and push on my stomach to help him out.  
Once he was born, he was blue, lifeless and not breathing.   Every second that went by without hearing him cry, seemed like an eternity.  After being given oxygen and getting tossed around a little by the nurses, he started to cry!!  I've never felt such a sense of relief!
Finally, after waiting for what felt like forever, the nurse handed me our beautiful baby boy and I instantly fell in love.
We spent the next few hours in recovery enjoying our little boy.



The next few days in the hospital were relaxed, uneventful and honestly a bit of a blur.  Thank you pain pills.  I do of course, remember the countless amount of kisses, snuggles and love.  Which is really all that matters.

 I am forever grateful for our amazing doctor and all of the nurses who helped out.  Even though things didn't quite go as expected, it was the most wonderful experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Nine Months and Counting


Y'all.  This pregnancy has flown by.  One week from today we get to meet our little man.  ONE. WEEK.  How freaking crazy is that?  

When we went in for our 36 week appointment, we found out that little man is breech.  I've tried everything from essential oils to countless inversions with Mila staring at me like I'm bat shit crazy, but nothing seemed to work.  It looks like we have a stubborn baby on our hands.  Go figure.
So a scheduled c-section it is.


A few things about this pregnancy:

I'm currently 38 weeks with our c-section scheduled at 39 weeks.  

I've gained roughly 25 pounds but I'm pretty sure ten of those are from my crazy swelling. 

I'm not sure what I was thinking when we planned a summer pregnancy.  So hot. 

This pregnancy has been insanely easy, but at this point I just want to crawl into a hole and hibernate until he's here.  Unfortunately, I don't think Mila would go for that.

As far as Mila goes, we've been preparing her for her new role as big sister. 
As long as she remembers not to karate chop the baby, she's going to be the best big sister! 


Our world is about to become a whole lot crazier, but I couldn't be more excited!   

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Baby On Board!

Surprise!!
We're having another baby!


And we couldn't be more excited!  We're due in mid-August and it can't get here soon enough.
The babies will be a little over three years apart, which I think is the perfect age difference for our family.  Mila's still not sure about this baby business but I know she's going to be the best big sister...at least that's what I'm hoping for.  

More details about baby #2 coming later this week!  Get excited.  









Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Evening Walks

Happy November!  Temperatures have finally started to drop and we're now able to spend more than five minutes outside without getting attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. Oh, happy day! 
Of course the gorgeous weather won't last long, and it will be negative twelve degrees in no time, so until then we take full advantage with long walks.  Is there anything better than that? I think not.     

 
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

Happy Fall, Y'all!  

Over the past several months, I've really lost my interest in blogging, but like clock work my love re-ignites once the temperatures start to drop.  I think it has something to do with all of the fun things fall has to bring.  Like Halloween.  And let's just say it...when you have a kid as cute as mine, pictures have to be shared.  

This Halloween was so much better than last year.  Not only was I able to get her off the porch, but she rocked her cupcake costume!   
 
 
   

I told you she was cute.  We went to our church's fall festival and we all had such a great time!  Mila got enough candy to last a year, but somehow she managed to eat it on the way home.  Maybe that has something to do with her tummy bug today?  Who knows. 

Anyway, Halloween was a great way to kick off our holiday season and I can't wait to see what the rest of our year has to offer!















Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Viva Las Vegas

 Last week Ryan had a business trip in Las Vegas so naturally I tagged along for a little Sin City fun.  Since it was after all a business trip I took on Vegas solo for the first few days.  I always enjoy taking a mini vacation by myself, I love being able to do the things Ryan wouldn't want to do...you know, like going to the spa!  Which is exactly what I did the first day, and it was uh-mazing.  There's something about spending hours alone in eucalyptus steam rooms, amazing pools and a massage that just makes a girl feel like new.  

no spa day is complete without a cliche spa picture.....judge me hard. 

Once the second day rolled around I decided to explore the strip, enjoy some food and check out the thrill rides on top of the Stratosphere.  And let me just say, I had the best time.  Nothing will wake you up like riding a roller coaster off the edge of the Stratosphere.  


 
 
Once the gentleman was done with his business stuff we explored the strip, saw the show "Rock of Ages" (which is a must see) and checked out Freemont Street. 

watching the water show at the Bellagio. 

 
Gondola rides at the Venetian.  

 
Photo Op on the Strip. 

Rock of Ages. 

 
Dinner at the Heart Attack Grill....That burger was 9,982 calories of pure awesome. 


Robert, Ryan and Jack. The three best friends that anyone could have.  (the best impersonators)

We had the best time in Vegas, and an even better time winning some dolla dolla bills, y'all! 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Iced Coffee + Coke = Best Drink Ever

 Guys, I'm about to rock your world.  

 A few weeks ago I stopped by a local coffee shop for a little pick me up.  I was looking at the menu and decided to try something new, iced coffee and coke.  Ummm...what?  Those are most definitely two of my favorite things and you're telling me I can get them together?  Get in my mouth. Once my drink came, I instantly fell in love and knew I had to make it at home. 

Here's how I do it:


When I first tried making this, I made the mistake of using a snicker-doodle coffee.  Gross.  You definitely want to avoid any flavored coffees and stick with a more traditional medium roast.  I like to keep cold brew coffee on standby at all times so I just brew my favorite blend, pour it in a growler and throw it in the fridge (once it's cooled of course....I'm sure you knew that though). 


Side note:  If you're making iced coffee and not making coffee ice cubes, then you're missing out.  Pour some coffee in an ice tray and you're golden.


Now pop open a can of coke, pour some into a glass of iced coffee and enjoyFor this part I always measure by taste but it's usually something like equal parts coffee and coke....or something like that.  
 
 
Go give this drink a try and tell me it's not your new favorite.  It tastes like coke but has an underlying kick of coffee.  It's refreshing, addicting and totally delicious.  Plus, the extra caffeine gives you a little extra pep in your step.  What's not to love?