Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First Public Urination!

Yesterday we decided to take my daughter to our local indoor bounce house for their weekly "Glow Night". This is a indoor bounce house were they turn off all the lights give the kids a ton of glow sticks and turn on blacklights and loud music. My daughter LOVED IT!!!!! $8.00 spent wisely!

My husband and I decided to sit out in the waiting room because we had the baby with us. We sat out in the waiting room and talked. Then the baby got hungry so we feed him. I decided I would change him since it had been a little bit since I had changed his diaper. Changed his diaper and handed him to my husband. All the sudden the baby made a loud grunt and then we smelled it. I HAD JUST CHANGED HIM MINUTE AGO!!!!

So my husband said I will do it. So we get out another diaper and wipes and my husband goes in for the kill. He cleans all the poop up and then all the sudden my little peanuts starts peeing everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere.
On me, my husband, himself and even the wall next to him. He is looking up at his dad like "OH yeah that feels nice". Until it gets on his face and then he makes the weird look like "What the hell was that".

My husband and I are cracking up at the big puddle he has created on the floor (which dripped down the wall into a massive puddle)See picture.....

We immediately start to look around at who has seen my son in all his glory and realize no ones know what happened. We start to clean up the evidence but not before my husband whipped out his camera to take a picture of his sons first public urination. I say first because I have a feeling somehow that this will not be his last.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Three Weeks!

OMG! Where did the time go. I can't believe that my little guy is three weeks old today.

I also can not believe how much he has gone through in the short amount of time he has been alive(hospital scare, uv light, losing weight, etc).

He is a fighter just like the rest of my little ones.

I told my husband that our kids all have been early, all had some MINOR difficulties because of being early but were all made with .....

Yes those are my little boys feet at 11 days old with mine and my husbands wedding rings on his big toe. Cute right!

Happy Three Week Birthday Tai!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First day without my other half!

So yesterday was my first day without my other half. My husband has been home with me for almost three weeks. And I have been spoiled for three weeks. But yesterday that all ended for me when the alarm went off at 5:30 in the morning. :(

He was originally supposed to go back to work this Monday but for anyone that reads this blog know that we had a little scare on Friday's 2 weeks check up for my son. This required us to go back in on Monday to see if he had gained weight and also the jaundice had gone away.

This weekend my little guy spent most of his weekend on his uv light...

And I am proud to say that he gained 3 oz's and also has no trace of jaundice. Thank you GOD!

I have to say that my son loved sleeping on his billie blanket (UV LIGHT). And I am sad to see it go as I think it helped him sleep at night. Look how relaxed he is...

So since all is well with my son my husband went back to work.

I immediately missed him after he left for the day and wished he would come back. The day was forever long but he called many times and texted to check on everyone. My son is a very easy going baby and really only cries to eat (if you even call it a cry)so the day was really easy. Although I did notice that I am very tired today for whatever reason.

When he did come home he immediately went for the baby and about 15 minutes later gave me a kiss hello! Go figure!

Today was easy also since my son sleeps and majority of the time and my daughter has been outside playing with our neighbor. Gotta love the neighborhood kids that keep my daughter busy.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Newest Blogger of the Family

For anyone who reads my blog you know that my best friend/husband really is a great father and a amazing husband(and I am not the only one that thinks so).

So for awhile he pushed me to share my crazy life with everyone out in cyber world and start a blog. At the time I thought...NO WAY. That is just one more thing I have to add to my collection of things on my daily to do list. Then I though what the hell....

Life With My Little Peanuts was born!!!!!

I am pleased to say that this morning my husband woke up with a epiphany to join me in the blogging world and start his own blog. I love to see him so passionate, determined, excited about doing something other then making gorgeous babies ;)

So he set off this morning on creating his Rocking Dad Blog

He did decide to squeeze in a little cat nap in between working on it to take a little nap with our newest addition Tai

Don't they look alike?

Join him in his adventures of being a edgy, funny, rocker dad and husband. And get the other side to all of my crazy stories.

Good Luck Honey...and before you hit publish i must approve of everything you write about me! J/K

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Another Crazy Day in My Life!

Yesterday was two weeks since my son was born, so he had his two week check up.

We decided to do a day of doctors. We scheduled a two weeks check up for Tai, physical for my daughter and then the two week check up for me (standard with c-section).

Tai and Emma's appointment was at 9 and 9:30. They have the same pediatrician and we love her. We get to the Dr's about 5 minutes late(typical Lopez Family) and they tell us to get the baby naked and that they will see him first since he will take longer then my daughter.

Now I have been a little concerned about how much he is eating because as you can tell from previous posts that I have been having issues breastfeeding. Not the latching on but that I think I am not producing enough.

So we get the little guy naked and put him on the scale....
Now he weighed 5pds 6 oz at birth. Four days later he weighed 5pds 2oz (which they say is normal that they loss weight after being born) and then at the two week check up they should have gained it all back. Well my son weighed 5pds exactly. So they send us to the room and we wait for the Dr to come in...

Before I knew it the Dr rushed in and sat down and said Mr's Lopez we are going to have to admit Tai to the hospital. Well peeps I have to say I lost it. I remember holding Tai in my arms at the time and immediately starting to hyperventilate. I don't remember anything she said to me after except Hospital, Dehydrated, IV, Jaundice. All at once. This is alot to handle for a mom working on limited sleep already battling the fact that breastfeeding is really not going well.

Both my husband and her say "Calm down, don't drop the baby!" since I had him in my arms. The Dr grabs him and my husband rushes over to calm me down. We start talking about what is happening which the Dr says that because Tai is a Preemie he lacks the ability to suck hard enough to get enough milk. Which is causing him to not get enough fluids and also the Jaundice. She says before she send us to the hospital that she would like us to offer him the dreaded F word.....Formula! And see if he will take to it and also draw blood.

She whips out a bottle of formula and my husband steps in to feed him (as I am still crying and a mess). Tai first makes this ugly stank face when he gets it into his mouth and then immediately starts gulping it down. Within 5 minutes he has finished the bottle which was 2ozs. So the Dr says based on that what she will do is send us home to supplement feed Tai over the weekend and also send us home with a BILLY blanket for the Jaundice (this is a UV light for babies with Jaundice that they sleep on all day long). So with a sigh of relief we agree to do whatever needed to get Tai healthy.

Before we run off to the lad to draw his blood(dad had to take him because I could not see them poke my little guy). My daughter got her chance to get her physical (I think with all the commotion that we almost forgot about her physical) but she made sure to rock the paper gown like no other little girl. I love her and her fashion sense.

So overnight my son has been formula fed and sleeping on a UV light a he seems to be doing much better. Monday we will find out if he needs to be hospitalized. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

My two adorable children!

My daughter Emma has been alot of help for me with the baby. She will throw away a diaper, give him his pacifier, get his bottle, hold him, kiss and cuddle him and even help put him to sleep...

But there is no guarantee that she won't fall asleep herself after a long day of helping her mom.

God I love my kids.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Feeling Spoiled!

So these past 12 days I have felt really lucky and a little spoiled.

Not only did I have my little boy 12 days ago...

But I also got to have my husband home with me for two weeks....
He decided that he was going to stay home for two weeks when the baby was born. Now he is on vacation from work but has taken another job for the two weeks. MR MOM!!!! He not only has been a hands on dad for the new baby and my daughter (who is connected to him by the hip when he is home) but has cooked, cleaned and does the laundry!!! Yes I said does the laundry!

Monday he will head back off to work and I have to say I am not looking forward to it one bit.

The funny thing is that even though we are home together we have not spent any together time (I don't mean sex dirty people. I know we have to wait the six weeks). I mean these past 12 days have been so busy that even a hug and a kiss seems like a lifetime ago.
*Babe if you are reading this then I need some TLC! Also in case I have not told you recently....You are the best husband and father and wife or child could ask for! Thank you for being supportive during these crazy couple days when I have cried and even when I have yelled. SORRY*

Love you

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Issues Breastfeeding

Today is not a good day for me!!!!!

I really am having trouble with breastfeeding. I never breastfed my other two kids but with this baby I promised myself and my husband that I would at least try and breastfeed. I wanted to make sure I at least got him the colostrum (medicine my husband calls it). I feel I accomplished that. And have strictly breastfed for the past 10 days of his life but I am getting the feeling that my little guy is not getting enough.

I realize that he is considered a premie and they take longer to adjust, but I feel that he is not getting enough milk. My breast never feel full like some of the blog and forums say they should. He nurses and then seems hungry again right away. I also have tried to pump and only get 1oz out of both of them. I have read that a newborn his age should be eating 2-3 oz every couple hours. Also he is still pooping green and should be in the yellow stages.

This issue for me has seriously caused me to have panic attacks that my little guy is lacking in a major way the nutrition he needs to function. I want to continue to breastfeed as I know the benefits. But I also do not want to constantly worry that he is not getting enough. This really has a way of making me feel like a failure as a mother and provider. I have never wished to be called or though of as a cow until now!

Why can't we all make it look this cool like Angelina Jolie. With shades in her cabana!

Breastfeeding is not fun!!!!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

One week old newborn and 6 year old bored child!

So we have officially hit the one week mark with our newest little peanut Tai! I have to say that he is a very good baby. He sleeps and eats well. Hardly ever cries except to tell us that he is hungry or wet/dirty diaper. I hope we can continue on this path as I have heard from people they had a great newborn and that all changed after a couple weeks. Crossing my fingers and toes that I don't have this problem.

My six year old is another story.

She is having a hard time adjusting to a new brother in the house and the fact that we try and stay home as much as possible (except to eat and I have gone to Target to get diapers). She wants to go places and do things. Lucky for me my husband has been and is home for another week. I wish it was longer but I will make the most of this next week and the help with both of them.

I have decided to put my daughter three times a week into the boys and girls club because she is just so bored this summer. And we still have about 7 weeks till we are back at school. She is very excited as the days I have picked for her to go are days when they go to Knotts, wild rivers, etc. So she will get her fix of friends and fun things to do in the summer. But OMG is it expensive. I mean for 6 weeks it is going to cost about $500. That is alot of dough! But I think worth it when it comes to her whining that she is bored and wants to do something.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our Newest Little Peanut Has Made His Arrival

Fellow Readers....It has been 6 days since my last confession I mean blog! Alot has happened since last Thursday. The Most Important.....


He made his grand entrance just they way I thought! Early!

I will have to tell everyone the story. Once I get up the energy!

Now I just want to sit back and enjoy the newest member of my family.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another week almost done!

I can not believe is is Thursday. Where did the week go? Where did the month go?

The fact that we are halfway through the year is just crazy. Now the fact that I have been pregnant almost a year is just as crazy.

The weeks are going by fast but I just wonder what other moms do with their children all summer.

My daughter has been out of school for almost two weeks and she is driving me a little crazy. Everyday she says she is bored and has nothing to do. Yet this week I have taken her to the park twice and the pool yesterday for almost 3 1/2 hours. Mind you I am supposed to be on bed rest per the Dr (hope he does not read my blog).

I am trying to spend as much time with her now before the baby comes as I know my time/patience will be thin once he arrives. I also know it will not be easy to just take her anywhere and everywhere she wants to go.

How do other mothers that don't take their children to daycare survive?
Help any ideas on how to make the next 9 weeks of this go any smoother or even faster?

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