Saturday, March 30, 2013

Unanticipated Joy

Of all the things I imagined when having a baby, my kid cracking me up to the point of tears wasn't one of them. Oh, child, you are getting FUNNY.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Before Baby (The Start of our Birth Story)

on the phone with my OB:
     "I'm ready. Let's just get this show on the road."
     "Ok. I'll schedule an induction at 6am Monday. See you at the hospital!"

The worst part of the end of pregnancy, at least for me, was wondering when. By week 39 I wasn't terribly uncomfortable, or too huge. I just wanted to know when I was going to finally meet our baby. It was killing me. Each day I'd wonder to myself if that day was the day. The excitement, the anticipation, finally knowing if we were having a boy or girl...but WHEN?! The pregnancy pendulum swung from exciting to tedious.

I spent the majority of my pregnancy accepting the fact that my baby would most likely be born via a scheduled c-section. With a very low laying placenta, concerns for an abruption, hemorrhaging, or other complications, I was carefully monitored. At 36 weeks it was decided that the placenta's location was fine, so a scheduled C was deemed unnecessary. Then baby showed some signs of distress at our week 38 NST. An induction was discussed. Inductions often lead to a c-section, especially if baby is already struggling during contractions. The major consolation in all this was, at very least, I got to know when. I mentally prepared myself for surgery. Ultimately, I didn't care. I wanted a healthy baby by whatever means were the best and safest. My birth plan was simply to have a baby.

Then, when my doctor threw me a curve ball and suggested I could pass my due date, which previously hadn't been an option, I felt completely overwhelmed. I thought I was guaranteed a baby by October 26. At the end of a pregnancy, days turn into years. They drag and drag and you can't imagine waiting. any. longer.

Did I need to be induced at 39 weeks and 3 days? Not exactly. Did I want to? Heck yes. "Let's just get this show on the road".

And, so, we set our alarm clocks for 4:45am on Monday, October 22 knowing that the day had come. We were going to meet our baby.

the night before

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Today we rally for marriage equality.

Which is good because yesterday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Noro-virus (or whatever that was) please go far, far away. Today: sparkles and rainbows for all.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


I really want to get back in the groove of blogging. I miss it. I miss you. And I have lots to say.

1. I MUST share baby Fix-It's birth story. I read birth stories like a fiend when I was pregnant. It only feels right to pay it back to the blogging world. Plus, what kind of person documents every moment of their pregnancy and then just disappears into baby land? Not this girl.

2. I've started to keep a running log of blog post ideas. I know a lot of people do this. Why? Because they're smart. I have no less than 10 ideas for posts daily...and then I forget. And then there's radio silence. Doh. But now I have a list.

3. Speaking of logging my ideas, one of them is entitled "chocolate". Ok, self. Where were you going with that one?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Currently Loving

1. Red TOMS: Mr. Fix-It totally called me out on the fact that I had a girl-crush on my OB/GYN. Which was true. And when she wore some super cute red TOMS at one of my appointments, I decided I needed a pair too.

2. Sephora Collection Moisture Cream: On a recent Sephora trip, I plopped down in a chair and let a trendy sales girl shop for me. When I requested some "good" moisturizer this is what she brought me. Seeing as I never ever have moisturized my face I'm not comparing this to much (well, anything). But so far, so good! It's thick and creamy and when I put it on at night I feel like I'm doing something good for my skin. And at $30 it's a steal!

3. GlamourMom Nursing Tanks: Confession: I haven't worn a bra since my son was born. I have literally worn a nursing tank every. single. day. Since my tanks are getting some serious use, I'm glad to have quality ones. They're pricey ($49), but worth every penny. They are LONG and supportive and have slots for boobie pads. I LOVE THEM. And I own five.

4. Erin Condren Jumbo Calendar: There's something about using a pen and paper for certain things. (I love my Erin Condren Life Planner!) I'm adding this calendar to the mix so that Mr. Fix-It and I have a visual of upcoming dates and events. All of a sudden our spring and summer are looking very busy! Now to find the perfect spot to hang this thing...

5. Kate Spade "Stud Earrings": Necklaces and babies don't mix particularly well. So, I've decided fun earrings are a great way to dress up my outfits. I alllllways get compliments when I wear these!

6. Sharpie Pens: My favorite pens EVARRRR.

What are you currently loving?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Day in the Life

8:00 Starting

8:30 Coffee

9:00 Napping

9:30 Laundry

10:00 Feeding

10:30 Excavation

11:00 Supervising

11:30 Play

12:00 Errands

12:30 Groceries

1:00 Walking

1:30 (goddamn) Stairs

2:00 Mail

2:30 Tummy

3:00 Cuddles

3:30 Selfie

4:00 Cooking

4:30 Munching

5:00 Waiting

5:30 Reunited

6:00 Billing

6:30 Bath

7:00 Bed