Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our Little Yankees Fan

We put Davis' Yankees hoodie on him tonight for his walk with daddy. It is a little big, but he didn't care, it kept him warm.

Go Jeter!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Funny Post I Found From January

I was looking back through my blog, reminiscing about my pregnancy and came across this. I made a list of my pregnancy fears, so I copied them and decided to comment on all of them now that I have actually given birth.

Here it is:

1. Contractions, I'm trying to imagine how painful they will be. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain so your pain might not be the same as what I consider pain. Time will tell I guess.

The contractions were super painful, so much for that high pain tolerance I have. In all honesty if I knew I'd only have to deal with that pain for say a few hours I could have done it drug free, but being in that pain for several hours was just crazy.

2. Delivering the placenta

Mine came out on it's own, no pushing, nothing. The doctor pushed lightly on my belly and it came out like a minute after Davis was born. I even asked to look at it because I'm weird like that, it was just a blob, but it was still pretty cool.

3. Blood and god knows what else oozing out of me.

Jeff said there was a lot of blood, but I never saw any of it.

4. The gigantic pads you have to wear after the baby is born, I guess I'll just borrow my g-ma's Depends

The pads were not bad, in fact I kind of liked them, especially the mesh panties. If you have had a child you will know all about the fabulous mesh panties.

5. Episiotomies (not sure how to spell that)

This was one thing I never discussed with my doctor, I was planning on asking her about it at my 38 week appointment, but never made it to that one for obvious reasons. My doctor didn't deliver my baby, her partner did, but neither of them do episiotomies, they don't like them. They believe they cause more problems. I did end up having a 2nd degree tear, but I couldn't tell.

6. Having a catheter

The hospital I deliver at does not put a catheter in you when you get an epidural, they did a straight catheter about 5 minutes before I started pushing which means they put one in, let you pee and take it back out. That was it. Simple. I felt nothing.

7. Strangling my husband for getting me pregnant, I hope hospital security doesn't have to intervene on that one.

My labor and delivery was so easy that I didn't even feel like killing him. I did however want to kill him over his phone ringing non-stop, but I guess that is what he gets for being a boss, right? Work called him about every 10 minutes, no joke. His ringer is the Ohio State Fight Song and I went off the deep end about it an hour after I delivered because I couldn't take hearing that fucking song anymore (pardon my french).

8. Not being able to go #1 or #2 after delivery, I got some advice from a good friend, she told me to ask for an enema when I first arrive at the hospital and I'm taking her advice.

I did not get an enema when I arrived, I kind of forgot about it. Peeing was easy, as soon as the epidural wore off and I could walk I got up and peed. I peed right away and it did not hurt. I also went #2 about 2 days after delivery, it wasn't the most fun experience I've had, but it also was not horrible. Just take colace every single day after delivery and your golden.

9. Having an emergency c-section and while I'm in recovery having everyone in my family and Jeff's family hold my baby before me. If they do that hospital security might have to be called in because I'll have a flip out moment and when Jill has a flip out moment it isn't pretty.

I didn't have a c-section.

10. Having a bitchy nurse.

I loved all of my nurses, but the nurse during my labor was INCREDIBLE!!!! I loved Anita!!!

11. Feeling pushed into taking drugs that I don't want.

I never felt like anything was being pushed onto me.

12. Annoying visitors, I just want to rest people.

Visitors are annoying, but what are you going to do, they want to see the baby. The only day it sucked was Saturday, I was so tired and I was trying to breastfeed but it seemed like I had never ending visitors and ended up giving Baby D formula that day because I never got a private moment.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

And We Have a Roller??!!??

I'm not sure if I am excited about this or nervous. Davis sleeps on his belly (yeah, yeah, I know, I know), but he likes it and cries if he sleeps any other way, so belly it is. I told the pediatrician and all she said was, "Well, it is linked to SIDS, but all my kids slept on their bellies" and she left it at that. Anyways, he was napping earlier on his belly and I went in to check on him and he managed to roll onto his back. The little shit!!! I think 5 weeks seems awfully early to be rolling over, but then again maybe it isn't early, what do I know.

I also have found him in different places in his crib, I found him a foot away from where I put him down last night when he woke up this morning. When he was napping this morning in his pack and play I witnessed him moving around in a circle, it was pretty funny to see how he does it. He gets his little legs going and pushes himself around.

Who Are You and What Did You Do With My Baby??

I'm not sure if this was a random fluke or if Davis is getting himself on a better sleep schedule but he took a 5 oz. bottle last night at 10:45 p.m. and was out of it by 11 p.m. and when I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to pee I ran to his room thinking something happened to him because normally he would have been up at 2 a.m. to eat, he ended up sleeping until 5 a.m.!!!! I am still in shock and really hope he isn't teasing me by sleeping a full 6 hours without waking up. Come on Davis, let's have another night of this :o)

Did I mention that this is the first time I've had an awesome night of sleep since before I had Davis? (well, except for last Saturday when he stayed at my mom's, but that doesn't count)

On another note I finally met the neighbors new baby, she was due the same exact day as me (we even have the same doctor, weird). He was born on March 28, so our babies are one week and one day apart. He was a little peanut and super cute! I just couldn't get over how tiny he was, he was very long and skinny. She said she thought he weighed about 8 lbs. now, but he still looked so small compared to my chunky monkey.

I think Davis is weighing in at close to 10 lbs. now, he is a lot heavier than he was a week ago. Davis is also outgrowing his 3 mos. size clothing, most of which he will never get to wear. I plan on going to Once Upon a Child to buy some 6 mos. sized sleepers for him because there is no sense in me paying full price for something he will probably outgrow in another month. Some of his 3 mos. sized sleepers I just purchased 2 weeks ago and they are already tight on him.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm Not Convinced!!!!

I am not convinced that my baby is colic. I will say he was terrible Sunday night, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. He was excellent last night and has been excellent all day. I'm not going to say on here what I think was wrong with him, so if you want to know email me!

I guess time will tell about the colic, I did read that colic babies can have good days too, but I have my own theories.

The pediatrician said he was colic, but of course she was going off of what I told her and his one month appointment just happened to be when he was having this terrible time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


We finally figured out the cause of Davis' extreme fussiness, he is Colic. It is the worst thing I've ever experienced, I cannot even begin to explain what it is like to have a colic baby. My sister was colic and I never really fully understood what it was like for my mother and now I do. It is horrible, no wonder she pulled all her eyelashes out. Imagine having your newborn cry for hours on end for no reason, he isn't wet, he isn't hungry, everything is fine except for the fact that nothing you do makes your baby happy or stop crying.

It started out as just fussiness here and there, no big deal, but as he has gotten older the fussiness has lasted longer and longer and longer. Today he started at 7 a.m. and didn't settle down until 4:30 p.m. He fussed and cried that entire time. Sometimes he looks up at me with his eyes all red from crying and he just looks so exhausted, but he just keeps crying. It breaks my heart because he can't tell me what is wrong I just have to try different things that get him to calm down for brief periods of time. Sometimes he will finally fall asleep and I can put him to bed only to have him up 10 minutes later screaming and crying.

The pediatrician said most colic babies are fine by the age of 3 months. She recommended I purchase some probiotic drops for children manufactured by a company called BioGaia. I called every pharmacy in Toledo looking for these and nobody sold them, I ended up ordering them online from the manufacturer to the tune of $50 for a 30 day supply. I don't care how much they cost, if it helps him even a tiny bit I will be happy.

Colic is kind of an unexplained thing, nobody really knows the true cause of it, therefore there really is no true remedy. I have blamed myself, was it the 2 cups of coffee I drank every day, was it the million popsicles I ate towards the end of the pregnancy, was it all the oranges I ate. I need to stop beating myself up because I know it is not something I did, but it is hard not to blame yourself.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A New Look and a New Blog Title

Since I'm no longer pregnant, in fact I'm almost 31 now and the baby is here, so it was only fitting that I change the title from "30 and Pregnant" to something new. I also gave the blog a little facelift with a new look.

I plan on starting a seperate blog just for Davis so I can keep everyone updated on his life as well. More information on that to follow soon!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sleep? Whats Sleep???

I remember telling my husband, oh I can't wait to have this baby so I'm comfortable and can get a good night of sleep again. DUMBEST.COMMENT.EVER What the hell was I thinking when I said that? Oh yeah, that is right I was a first time mom to be and figured my baby would sleep all night from the start. Last night Jeff and I were basically up with Davis trying to soothe him and get him to sleep from midnight until about 5:30 a.m. when he finally slept. It was the worst night ever. He has been pretty restless for a good 3 days now at night, but last night was the icing on the cake. Nothing and I mean nothing made this kid happy until around 5 a.m. I decided to walk around and gently bounce him while making a stupid ssssshhhhh sound, he was out in 10 mintues. We are so tired that I'm going to be a bad mommy and take my mom up on her offer to keep him for the night so I can get some rest. I know lots of people couldn't leave a baby this young overnight, but I'm desperate and if I don't get a good sleep you might read about me in the paper. I think one night without Davis to get a good night sleep is worth it right now, otherwise I will go crazy from sleep deprevation. I also trust my mom more than anyone, she comes over almost every day and helps me with Davis so he knows her and she knows his routine. And if you know my mom I think you'd probably trust her with your baby too, she is awesome.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My New Addiction (Thanks Gene Simmons)

Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry, yumm-o!!

And if you haven't seen the commercial yet, Gene Simmons is the spokesperson for the new Dr. Pepper Cherry.

I'm not even a pop drinker, but damn this stuff is good!

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Most Useless and Useful Baby Stuff

I am going to list the baby stuff I have found totally useless and the stuff I've found most useful. I'm sure my opinion differs from others, but here it goes:

The Most USELESS Baby Stuff

1. Baby Monitor - unless you live in the White House, this gadget is dumb, do not, I repeat do not drop a ton of money on a fancy one. I used it for the first 2 weeks and drove myself insane with it. You will never get any sleep having this thing on during the night, you will hear every single whimper and sigh and stay awake waiting to hear if the baby cries. Oh and when the baby does his or her "I'm Hungry" or I'm Wet" cry trust me you will hear it, no baby monitor needed for that. Get some sleep and buy a cheapie to use when the baby in inside the house sleeping and your outside.

2. Baby Wipes - another waste of money, I returned all the baby wipes I bought. We used washcloths in the hospital and continued using them at home, they just work so much better. We did use baby wipes for one day and we went through an entire container in just one day. So save yourself some money and go to the dollar store and buy some cheap ass washcloths to use. I will use baby wipes when I go out with the baby, but that will be the only time.

3. Halo Swaddle Me Sleepsacks - yet another gimmicky waste of money, I returned both of the sleepsacks I purchased. Lots of people do swear by these, but save yourself some money and steal the receiving blankets they have at the hospital and swaddle your little one in those.

4. Pack and Play Sheets - you guessed it, another waste of money, we used our sheet once, it is a pain in the ass to put on and it is just easier to throw a receiving blanket in there instead.

Must Have Baby Stuff

1. Original Boppy and Boppy Lounger - We use both of these items daily, the lounger is great when you want to have the baby sitting next to you on the couch, just plop him or her on the lounger and your good to go. The Original Boppy is great if your breastfeeding to lay the baby on so you don't have to hold him or her and it is still awesome if your bottle feeding too, just lay the baby on it and it gives your arms a break. You can also prop the baby up int the Original Boppy so he or she can look around.

2. Dr. Brown's Bottles - LOVE THEM!!!! I just love these bottles, yes there are about 3 parts to each bottle, but it isn't annoying and they are not hard to clean at all. They do such a great job reducing air that it is worth the extra minute it takes you to clean them.

3. Playtex Ortho-Pro Pacifiers - I said I would never give my kid a pacifier, but I ended up giving him one and now we own 4 of this type of pacifier. He loves them. We were given a Soothie brand pacifier in the hospital and he hates that one.

4. Playtex Fridge To Go Bottle Cooler - This thing is sweet!!! It keeps the bottles super cold when you are out and about.

5. Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing - It doesn't matter what kind of swing you get, just get one!! We have put Davis in his swing from day one and he loves being in it.

6. Grandma El's Diaper Rash Ointment - Ditch the Desitin, A-D Ointment and Aveeno, go online and buy a tub or a tube of Grandma El's, it is the best. I will never use anything but Grandma El's.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Mommy Gift

My awesome sister brought me a "New Mommy Gift" last night, it contained a bottle of wine, some awesome bath products from Bath and Body Works and a few celebrity gossip magazines!!

Thanks Jodi!!!

Family Party and the 4 Hour Stretch

Mommy took Baby D to meet all of her aunts, uncles and a few cousins last night. My mom's sister had everyone over for a nice dinner so I packed up Baby D when he got home from Grandma Sue's and we were off. He was so good, he slept the entire time and let everyone hold him.

His sleeping skills are also getting better, he slept from 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. last night, woke up and ate, was back to bed by 3:30 a.m but of course woke up crying at 4 a.m. because he pooped and needed to be changed. Then after I changed him he spit up all over himself so that required an outfit change. We all got back to bed at 4:30 a.m. and he got up again at 8 a.m. I think that was a pretty darn good night!! (except for the outfit change). Daddy brought him into the bedroom at 8 a.m. and we cuddled with him for a bit until he really started crying for his bottle, but before I took him out to the family room I layed him down on our king sized bed alone and he looked like a little peanut. I'll have to do that again later and take a picture.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Baby Davis' First Outing with Daddy

Jeff took Davis to his mom's house today while he set up her new computer. I was a little nervous about it at first, but decided to let him go. It has been nice to get things done around the house without getting interuppted and given me an opportunity to have some alone time with Maizy.