Tuesday, September 22, 2009

one day i will blog again....

but not today as I am fighting mastitis and possibly thrush (which I am not convinced yet that I or baby have but lactation seems to think I do). My fever was up to 103.3 earlier today but is coming down and I am feeling better plus I've started some antibiotics. I have never had this like this before and am shocked at how bad I felt and how quickly it all came on. Let me know if you have any great healing tips!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

tiny fluff friday

So there hasn't been a whole lot of blogging going on these last two weeks. What has been going on is a lot of nursing, diaper changing, napping and just trying to get adjusted to having three kids now instead of two!

Our newest little man is two weeks old today! I can't believe two weeks have past already! It makes me want to cry.... which doesn't mean a whole lot these days because everything seems to make me want to cry. Lovely hormones!

We did break out our teeny tiny fluff this week and started giving it a try. Only a few things fit so far but here are a few pics because what could be cuter than a newborn in a cloth diaper!

Teeny Tiny Orange G Diaper (really liking these!)

XS Thirsties Fab Fitted w/ an XS Thirsties Cover

XS Bumgenius AIO (probably my favorite!)

Hopefully next week I will be back into the groove of blogging and give you some more frequent updates... .I do have some fun give aways in store, one to start next week!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

wanna know what I've been up to since my post on friday.....

So my check up on Friday led to a little more than just a check up.....

I got this instead....

Bubbie and Sass are super excited that "little bitty buddy" has joined our family

And when I no longer feel like this all day, I might just start blogging again!

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Friday, September 4, 2009


In case you haven't notice, the past week or so posts around here having gotten a little spotty as to when they show up. I want to be a diligent blogger I really do, but when you feel and look like a hungry hungry hippo and are anxiously waiting around for the arrival of your newest child, blogging sometimes just isn't on the top of the priority list.

Here is what has been on my priority list this week:
  • packed a hospital bag for me and for new baby
  • typed up the kiddos schedule from last Sunday until next Sunday just incase I had to jet off to have a baby real quick
  • bought and sent in snack to sass' class cause wouldn't you know my snack day is the day after I deliver (aren't I on top of things!)
  • purchase and had my mom's birthday present wrapped since her bday is like a week after baby is born
  • washed cloth diapers, stuffed g diapers
  • went on a shopping spree to BRU to get all the last minute essentials for baby (and why in the heck does NO one have 0+ month mam pacis in stock... has there been an influx of newborns needing these, it's the only one my other two would take and I'm on the hunt, specifically for latex ones!)
  • shopped and had lunch with some great friends while our kids were at school, we laughed a lot and it was great!
  • purchased and wrapped "happies" from the baby to the big kids
  • started packing up summer clothes, yes i know it's still 90 degrees here in the hot south but there something wrong about wearing flamingos or sand pails on your dress in September
  • and I actually cooked a huge meal for my family once this week, yup once, that's all. Other than that we have had mac and cheese, grilled cheese or pancakes for dinner. My kids think this has been the best week ever! LOL!
Today I have my final OB visit. Today is also how far I was in my pregnancy when my water broke with Sass. Tomorrow is how far along I was when my water broke with Bubbie. So if I haven't had a baby by Sunday, this will officially be my longest pregnancy ever! At this point I hope I make it until Wednesday, so new baby can have a super fun birthday (and one I won't forget!). Until then I go around town feeling like a walking time bomb and planning my escape route in my mind just in case my water breaks where ever it is I am at the time!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

H1N1 Tips for Staying Healthy

With all the debate of the vaccine and fear of H1N1, I want to post an email I received today with some great tips to staying healthy. I didn't write these, but also didn't have a reference to credit in the email I received.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps - not fully highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced (instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc/bioflavonoids to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

H1N1 vaccine - what are your thoughts

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few weeks, I am sure you have heard all about the H1N1 vaccine. Under normal circumstances this would be a no brainer for me. I'm not for trying out new vaccines on my children and myself without knowing all I can about them. But this fall isn't normal for us. I will have two children in preschool and a newborn at home. Being a new mother puts me in the "high risk" category for the vaccine. I won't tell you my thoughts on it just yet, as I am still reading and researching as much as I can, but I would love for you to share your thoughts.

How do you feel about this vaccine? Will you get it? Will your children? Why or why not?

Let's chat~ leave me a comment and share your thoughts!

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