Thursday, August 16, 2007

Are you KIDDING me???

So I am a little ticked.
I was called into my bosses office this morning because there is someone in my office who is "offended" that I pump my breastmilk at work. They also dont like the fact that I store my milk in the office fridge.
Good boss completely backs me up. I am not in trouble or anything like that. He just wanted to let me know that this had happened.
I guess the bad news is that I got my feelings hurt over all this. Who is this person?? What the HECK??
First off, its not like I make a scene about what I am doing. I have a little bag that I put in the fridge & I add bottles to it throughout the day. I go into an office that is not being used, close and lock the door, and then come out about 10-12 minutes later and that is that. It is not a production.
Today I felt like running thru the office sreaming "I am going to milk the udders" I restrained myself....barely.
I of course sent an email to those I knew would understand my plight...and they came thru with all kinds of positive comments. I needed that today. This mystery person (or should I say coward, since they didnt have the balls to face me themself) tried to steal my joy. I think that pisses me off more than anything. They couldnt find fault with my work, so they picked on this thing that is so precious to me.
So that was my day. I am still a little steamed, but this too will pass. It may pass a little more quickly after I make a trip to HR to express my displeasure and rock the boat a little.

My best to you all.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Just out of the hospital...again

So have you missed me??
I have been in the hospital since Friday morning. Who knew that a wierd side effect of the hormonal changes of pregnancy could cause gall stones? I didnt. So those pains in the middle of the night that have been keeping me up and Randy has told me to go to the hospital for...those werent just stomach cramps, or gas pains..they were gall stones. And one of them escaped from my gall bladder and became lodged in my bile duct. So instead of one procedure to just remove the gall bladder, they had to put me to sleep twice. Once for an ERCP (basically they sent a camera and tweezers down my throat, through my stomach to my intestines to remove the pea sized impacted stone that was preventing fluides from gettin to my liver which in turn made me jaundiced (and yes I did turn yellow)). The second time they lazered my gall bladder and removed it from a whole they put in my belly button. There is a really fancy mane for it, but I am too tired to go find it.

So I have not been ignoring you...I have been in a hospital bed on an IV and an all liquid diet being poked and prodded by all kinds of medical staff.
Poor Randy...he had the task of being full time daddy just dropped on him. He just didnt know all the crazy places that I put the stuff for Bailey, and instead of calling to wake me up and ask, he just forged on ahead like a trooper! I think he has met his dirty diaper quota for the month by now. (Especially since we had to take Bailey off breastmilk while I was medicated and the formula poops are HORRIBLE) I go back to nursing tomorrow, I really missed that bonding time with my chunky little man.
We sent poor Jared to visit his grandparents.....I think he might have rather stayed in the hospital with his dad and me :)
I think that is it. Hope everyone else had a more pleasent week. I am back to normal...just a little sore.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

I have an innie!

Today while Mom was changing my diaper, the remains of my umbilical cord fell off. I have an "innie" belly button. Mom says its the best looking belly button she has ever seen.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I'm a Mommy!

I'm a Mommy!
So wednesday morning at 813am we delivered a beautiful baby boy.
Mr Bailey Jackson arrived weighing 8 lbs 8 oz, 20" long and perfectly healthy. I think he has my nose, and his dad's ears. I cant say for sure who he looks like, but he is perfect and beautiful and healthy, which is all that really matters.
The procedure was not bad at all. I had great Dr's and Nurses and hospital staff who made sure that I was comfortable and taken care of. I am still a little sore, but that is to be expected.
Randy was great. I was a bundle of nerves that morning and he kept my spirits up, and helped me focus on other things so I wouldn't stress too much about the surgery.
I am uploading pics so you can see for yourself just how beautiful and precious my little one is. I would write more, but you see, I have been up ALL night with my spoiled little man, and since Dad is watching him, I get to go back to bed for a few hours.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My Arrival

I was delivered this morning at 813 am weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz and measuring 20" long.

I came out fussing, its much colder out here than in mom' s belly. And those nurses wasted no time wiping me down and cleaning me up before handing me off to dad. Mom was still being worked on, so dad and I went to the nursery for my bath.
That last picture is me, mom & dad in the recovery room after I got all cleaned up.
Mom cried and counted my fingers and toes, dad teared up a little then took turns escorting family into the recovery room so they could love on me and pose for pictures. (there was no hospital room available at the time so we just hung out in the recovery room.)

Monday, April 9, 2007

We are Scheduled

We went to the Dr today, I am still being a little stinker and I have not flipped or moved. So I am still breech. The Dr went ahead and scheduled my C Section for Wednesday, April 18th. I should arrive shortly after 7:30am.
Be on the lookout!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Update on my arrival

So Mom is on Bedrest until our next dr appt on monday. They are worried about her increasing blood pressure. Other than that she is A-OK.
I am fine, we did an ultrasound and I am at least 7 lbs, and probably over 18-20". I am also completely breech. So we are very likely looking at a C Section sometime in the next 7-10 days. A little scary, but beats labor :)
Mom is trying not to worry or stress, I just have to get her used to the fact that I am a hard headed child who wants things done HIS way, not the normal way. So we just wait and see and we will know more on monday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Feet was the long awaited 4D know, the way cool one where you can see the actual features of the child...rather than the black & white blur that makes them look like little aliens.
All day I had an active little boy in my belly. He kicked, punched, rolled around. 3pm...after I had a "talk" with him in the car....He decided to take a nap.
Yes...but not just any nap. My child has decided that he is going to show who is in charge while in utero. That little stinker put his face against my spine and refused to show us anything but his rump.
So the pic of the day....his big feet. You know this is my child for sure because my baby has some big ol' feet! LOL
We get a "do-over" to try to see if my wayward child will behave himself and pose for the camera. I will let you know how that goes....
But never let it be said that my child is not a determined, stubborn, little stinker...I guess he takes after his momma.

Just STOP!

OK, so what gives?
I am not sure when it happened, but I have come to the descision that there are some comments that you just shouldnt make to a pregnant person.
Things along the lines of "Wow, you look like you are about to pop!"
What are you thinking??? What if I was just overweight, not pregnant...would that statement be anyway near ok??? HELL NO~!
Or " Wow, you must be ready to go any day now." When I gently comment that no, I have another 6 weeks to go, the apropriate reply is NOT "Wow, that is one BIG baby"
So I am taking a vow. I will NEVER comment on the size of someone's pregnant belly again. I might smile and ask how far along..(yes, that is an OK question) or ask if they are getting excited about the upcoming event, but NEVER EVER EVER will I EVER comment on size. I dont even see how you could say that you were being polite by asking something like that...unless it is a dear friend or family member...its none of your damn business how much weight that person has gained, or how she is carrying, or how far along she is.

Sorry....I know if you have been pregnant or had preggo friends, you have heard these comments before. I just cant believe some of the crap complete strangers have been saying to me!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Shower for Mom and Me

So Aunt Katie, Nana, and mom's friend Wanda threw a shower for me and mom on March 3rd. What a great time! There were lots of people and CAKE!!! (Mom had 2 pieces!) The ladies played some silly games, ate some yummy food and then opened presents. I got all kinds of great stuff! You should see my closet and dresser, they are full!

Look at this great outfit that my Grandma Dale & Papa Bop got me. There is a baseball on the butt!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

4-D Ultrasounds are the Coolest!

So, I am 32 weeks new, and today mom and dad went to the Dr and did a 4D ultrasound to see how good looking I am. Aren't I a cutie!?!? You can see my lips, nose. eyes, chin and even my little fingers. I sure do like sucking on those fingers. The nurse at the Dr's office poked mom's belly to make me move my hands out of my mouth so she could get the good shots of my face. She just doesn't know how good they taste :)

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

What is in a name?

Ok...Update...We have a name.
Bailey Jackson. I want to call him Jack, Randy wants to call him Bailey. Under NO Circumstances is he to be called BJ....
The last name is the next consideration, I am thinking I will just hyphen. That way everybody & nobody is happy. Devine-Cunningham doesn't sound too bad does it? Yes it is a mouthful, but hopefully we will have it "Official" before the little guys starts school.
I have registered at Target, Walmart, and Babies R Us. I think that should cover most of our family and friends who live all over.
I am going to try to breast feed. Its just too good for the baby not to at least give it a shot.
Another thought I have had is that I am going to give cloth diapers, there are lots of benefits, and I think they outweigh the negative aspects. Please note..I said "try" this means that if its more trouble than its worth, Pampers it is! Also I am not sure that his day care will allow the cloth, so he may be part time in disposable anyway.
We did get him enrolled in Day Care this week. Early? YES! I have been told by so many people about waiting lists that I freaked and went ahead and signed him up.
Hmm...Did I answer all the questions I have gotten?
Hope you are well. I will talk to you soon!