Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TNT - 2 Month update

It's been 2 months since this little angel appeared into our lives and every day I thank God for her.  Yesterday we visited the doc and I thought you would just love to know how she is doing!

23 inches / 75th percentile
11 lbs. 14.5 oz / 80th percentile
15 in. (head) / 50th percentile

Poor little TNT had to get her 2 month shots yesterday also, and she took it like a champ (proud parent moment).  But the look on her little face was heartbreaking as she was getting the immunizations.  It took her a second to realize what was happening and then....silent cry, red face!! She recovered well though and was a good baby the rest of the day.  24 hours later, still no fever and she slept decent through the night.

Bandaids on the legs AWWWW!!!!

2 Month photo shoot!  How do people get such great photos?  She does not care about posing...(still cute though).

Baptism Day - Holy TNT!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's not right

Sitting in the Tilted Kilt at Fallen Timbers. Watching men watch the waitstaff. Amusing/disturbing.  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


TNT 7 week update

Hopefully everyone had a great 4th! Here are some TNT updates for you!

Favorite recent pic. That face! This was after bathtime....which she does not exactly love but is clearly happy after. With all that hair, she needs a bath often!

How's she eating you might ask? LIKE A CHAMP. She loves to eat and really gets down on it. She spits up a lot too. Which is fun (aka disgusting) but when you are a new mom, everything your baby does is cute. Even spit up. Dirty diapers are debatable. Feeding/nursing post later. Or maybe not at all. Sigh.

How is she sleeping you are wondering? Pretty well for a 7 week old! She has sleepy times and fussy times like a normal baby (I feel like I have those times as well) and usually now she can sleep from 11p-7a with only waking once at night to feed. She usually goes back to sleep at night. Usually. We are sleeping a bit more too but still not that much. What's that you say? I forgot to add soap to the dishwasher again? Standard.

Is she a good baby? This is a favorite question from the masses. I always say yes, but I have no comparison. But I can tell you I love her so much that I sing silly songs, talk in a weird voice and already have a million nicknames for her. Never thought I would do any of that. But here I am....listening to Baby Einstein pandora and loving it.

See? Don't you just love her?

I still want to tell you more about the birth but I need a laptop. More on that later. Thanks for sticking with me as my posts have been sporadic, but I'm busy with the best job I've ever had.

Just in case you need to hear what our squeaky pig (aka the peepster, peepers, or baby pie) sounds she is;


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

There is so much to write about and so much to tell you all but I have a minute so I'll just be brief.

TNT is 6 weeks today ! How does it go so fast? She is the most amazing thing and I don't think I've ever learned so much so fast (or done so much laundry). Love you baby!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wishing DT a very happy first Father's Day! Xoxox

Happy Father's Day to MY Dad, the one, the only (grandpa) Mustache!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Happy Birthday DT!! To an incredible husband and now, father. We love you- een and Taylor.

TNT will be 3 weeks old on Thursday. She is so adorable and we are getting the hang of it!! Thanks to everyone for your love and support. If I haven't returned your call...I will ...I promise!!!! Until then, we are busy with this little bundle.....

Friday, May 23, 2014

We made it through week one with this precious angel! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

39 week update

Ok - so here we are.  39 weeks and 3 days.  Guess what -  This baby is scheduled to arrive 5/15/14.  That's right.  Officially....

We will meet this baby on Thursday.  Yes.  In JUST TWO DAYS.

What does the doc say?
On Thursday doc said I was still not dilated and only thinning out slightly.  She doesn't think I am going to progress on my own.  Then she sent me to get a growth ultrasound so we could get an idea of what hairy Tank measures.  9.7lbs.  Yes - almost a 10 lb. baby!  The ultrasound tech was so nice - she thought it was cute that the baby had so much hair (hence Hairy) and said the head and belly were really big... obviously.  She remembered me from my 20 week ultrasound - she said because I had memorable hair and personality.  I hope in a good way!  After that, we went back to meet with the doc.  She said because of the baby size, my body not advancing and also just the size/shape of my body, we would schedule a C section.   She did not think inducing labor would benefit me or the baby since pushing would be futile and we would wind up with a C section anyway.

How do you feel about all this?
This is the big question everyone asks me.  The doc asked me too.  To sum up, I feel RELIEVED.  I trust my doctor and she does this every day.  She KNOWS what is best so I am putting my faith in her and God and just know that it will all be ok.  Am I disappointed that I am not going to push or have a vaginal delivery?  Not at this point!  This is precisely why I didn't have a "Birth Plan" because I figured it would all change anyway.  I just want what is best for baby and for me really.  However, there are a lot of other emotions that go along with this.  All at once, I feel relieved, nervous, anxious, happy, excited, terrified, loved and curious.  Yes,  All day. 

Are you going crazy?
It depends on what you mean by crazy.  My doctor cleared me to take my leave starting on Monday which was tremendously helpful.  Originally I thought I was being scheduled on Monday or Tuesday so when I went into work on Friday, I told my boss, got all the HR paperwork done and then the office called and said Thursday.  I just couldn't go back to work after that.  Too much stress and at this point, I am super huge and need to relax.  I love what I do, but it is a fast-paced and often stressful job so doc cleared me a few days early.  I really wanted to work until the day I delivered, but I am not going to beat myself up about that.  I had been having low blood sugar issues all last week and it's hard to recover from that while at work.  3 days to rest and stock up on last minute things?  Totally worth it.

What have you been doing?
Going crazy. LOL.  I cannot believe how tired I have been.  Maybe because I am finally letting myself relax.  Every day since I have been off work, I have taken 3 naps a day.  It's amazing.  I just am able to fall asleep a few times a day for 30 ish minutes and I feel better and rested.  I am sleeping well at night (with the AC CRANKED UP! - sorry honey) and am doing my walking and yoga.   Getting last minute items and getting the house totally spotless.  I cannot thank my friends and family enough who have called and texted to give me great last minute advice on what to expect for C section and delivery.  It's been really helpful and helping me be less anxious.

Are you ready? 
As ready as I will ever be!

Wish us luck - Thursday at 10am.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Newspaper Headline: Shrek avoids hit and run: Great Clips at Kevin Charles

Yesterday was a beautiful day.  85 and sunny in Toledo is perfect weather for most people.  PLUS - we endured a winter vortex so fierce, we are ready to party this summer.

However, I am naturally a hot body.  I hate hot, sunny weather (unless I am at the lake) and it makes me feel weird in the car.  I prefer a nice breezy, overcast 50 if I'm being honest.  Football weather.

Anyway, it was a little hot for my taste yesterday (and please let the record stand I never ONCE complained that I was cold this winter) and I stripped down to a tank top for my haircut despite my better judgement.  I hate tank tops, am super white and also, 9 months pregnant with a 10lb baby.  Being 5 foot tall, people just cannot comprehend this sight and must comment aloud.  TWINS!  They yell.  How can you stand up!?  They marvel?  You couldn't possibly have that baby naturally?!?!  They exclaim.

All good questions.

Well, I guess there was one person yesterday that did not think all of those things.  I was walking down the sidewalk and this enormous SUV - looked like a suburban - almost hit me.  Seriously.  It came screeching to a halt about 1 foot from my face (Home Alone Style).  It scared the crap out of me.  I think I yelled an obscenity (most likely the dreaded F-word) and of course there were about 40 people walking around sunny Sylvania eating ice cream cones and walking their dogs and pushing their strollers in step-ford wife outfits.  Whereas I was sweating profusely in a tank top a la Shrek.  OGRE!

Anyway, the gentleman driver yelled to me - OMG, are you ok!?  IM SORRY!  SO SORRY!!!    I just said, yes, I'm fine, don't worry and went on my way. 

I walked into Kevin Charles and the marvel of my bigness continued with the ladies at the salon.  Not one minute later, the driver of the suburban showed up in the salon.  He looked like he had seen a ghost - white as a sheet.  He apologized and asked if he could do anything for me.  I assured him I was fine and that it just scared me.  He said he was scared as well and that his wife was totally upset. 

Now, how nice that he came into the salon to check on me.  That's just being a good neighbor.  Thank you sir for being polite!

So I proceeded with my haircut and more baby discussion.  Someone from Sylvania Advantage came in and took a photo while I was in the chair.  Great...wet hair combed to my head, all makeup sweated off, lovely cape covering my especially huge body - all caught on camera.  She even took my name so I can get full credit for being disgusting.  Pregnancy glow?  More like Shrek - look - a - like contest.

So instead of dying by suburban hit and run, I will die of horrible embarrassing photo. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

24: Live Another Day

Jack's BACK!   Just in time for maternity leave, Jack Bauer is BACK to entertain us with running, swearing, shooting, fighting, and general ass-kicking.  It doesn't get much better than this.

If you recall, I will review 24 on a weekly basis in a format such as this

Here we go.

1)  Fighting - check.  Shooting - check.  Swearing - I don't think I heard any...DAMMIT!  ASS-KICKING?  You know it.  Should be a good season.

2)  I like Heller as President, but I think we know this will be short lived. 
3)  Audrey Raines is marred to another guy and doesn't know about JACK! ?  Dislike.
4)  Chloe looks crazy and like a member of the Ramones.
5)   The signal built into Jack's wrist?  HARD CORE!
6)  Did they have to mention Kim?  She messes up EVERYTHING, EVERY TIME!
7)  Benjamin Bratt....not sure I trust him.  But he is the obvious bad guy.  We'll see.
8)  What's going on in Afghanistan?  Drone take over?
9)  Uma Thurman style adrenaline to the heart.  BOOM!
10)  "I don't have any friends."  YOU GOT ME JACK!!!!

I have to watch the next hour tonight.  I just get so EXCITED!!!  Welcome back JACK!