Monday, September 1, 2014

Getting Into the Routine

Just been busy with life. Three kids can drain you out of your time and energy. If I'm not feeding one I'm either changing a diaper or chasing one around the house. 
Things are slowly falling back into place with a routine.
My c-section healed well, at least from the outside. I heard it takes several months for one to heal completely from the inside. I want to say maybe two weeks after surgery is when I was able to do more things around the house.
Our baby girl is growing bigger by the day. Born at 8 pounds and some ounces, she was definitely not little!
My oldest daughter is starting school this year. Yup, major changes this year indeed! It's kind of hard to wrap my head around all the changes and how fast my kids are growing.
I sort of wish I could just stop time for a bit just to catch up on my thoughts and feelings about everything.
But I know its not possible and continue to try to make a routine for all of us.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

Judgmental People? Having 3 Kids?!

What is it with people being so judgmental with a mom who has more than 2 kids. And no this isn't all in my head, I've actually overheard people making comments while they're passing by us.
With our first daughter people (strangers) seemed joyous for us and would ask what it was and how along was I. And mention as if it was our first (which she was at the time).
With our second not as many strangers would approach us but occasionally I'd get the how far along are you question. Nothing too unusual.
With this pregnancy I'm a little annoyed with how people perceive us. And I wasn't even as big as I am now.
Some woman in their 20's were next to us as we waited to board the tram back to our car when all of a sudden one of them mentions that her cousin already has 3 kids at her age and could her friend believe that?
It's no shocker that she was more then likely mentioning her cousin because she noticed I'm pregnant and we (hubby and I) were each holding one of our kids.
Last time I checked no one else is taking care of our kids financially, what's it to them. I have no problem managing our two kids now, why would a third one be any harder or different. I enjoy my kids, without ever having a babysitter or hardly extra help.
Oh, and recently some distant relative made a snarky comment about "how many kids were you planning 13 or something?"
That took the cake. I never knew people could be such judgemental jerks.
Maybe people are choosing to have less children in todays times?
I don't know but that's still no reason to comment about something that's not in their control about other people's choice of having more than one or 2 kids.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Updated: Needed Items to Stock Up On

For any first time moms out there who might not know what to stock up on before the baby's arrival heres a short list of some stuff to put on your buy list.
1) Diapers!!! If you didn't get any at your baby shower or you didn't have one, buy them and stock up. Even if it's a pack a week till your due. After the baby arrives you'll thank me not having to step outside to get them.
2) Baby wipes. The economy size packs. You can never have enough of them.
3) Large economy size hand sanitizer. People will want to come see the new addition but always have them sanitize their hands when they come in to see the baby.
4) Jumbo night time feminine pads. If you don't know why you'll need these the hospital will explain it to you. Buy a couple months supplies.
4) Nursing (breastfeeding) Pads. You might need them before you have the baby and their handy to have in advance because you will leak whether you breastfeed or not.
6) If you bottle feed buy a couple brands to try out incase your baby doesn't like one of them. Happened to us with both children. Trial and error. Sometimes they latch better on some bottle types over others.

If you need help on knowing what to pack for your hospital bag here's the link to my past post with my prior hospital bag for my last daughter's delivery.
http://mybellybumpandme.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-hospital-bag-list.html

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Third Trimester / Getting Things Ready For Baby!

It's getting close to that time when we need to have things ready for the baby :)
We do have the main essentials for the baby already, that were handed down from my other two like the baby tub, clothes, blankets, etc. Were just missing the baby crib, diapers, pacifiers, bottles.
It's not easy with a one year old, being pregnant and having to chase after her. Needless to say I have not gone to stores to go shopping lately.
As a matter of fact I'm starting to shop online this time around. Believe me, it makes things so much easier. If you're preggers the internet is heaven sent when it comes to having to shop and not wanting to step outside of your home. And when you have 30 pounds in front of you, when you walk, it makes all the difference!
So for now I have bottles marked off my list!
Unfortunately, my one year old decided to lose all her bottles in the last month. And only to find them days later under the couch with mold. ARGHHH!!!!
I was planning on reusing those with the new baby before my daughter decided to play hide and seek with them. See, this is what I have to deal with being a mom with two kids so close in age. 
Now I have to read reviews and find replacement bottles because the brand I used have been discontinued and are no longer available. 
Next thing will be the crib. I'm looking into a mini one this time around. Will update when I actually buy it.



Monday, May 26, 2014

Third Trimester / Fatigue, Tired, Done

I've reached that point in the third trimester where I don't feel like doing much. Even going for a walk outside sounds like a hassle to me. All this belly weight on me takes my breathe away when I barely even walk far. My balance is starting to be off as well.
I have little energy sometimes to even be able to play with my other 2 kids. And I can't carry my one year old anymore. :(
I can still do small chores around the house but nothing big or for too long of a period of time. In the first trimester you feel similar with the fatigue but atleast your smaller. I can't even get out of the bed quick enough anymore. It takes me a good 3-5 minutes just to roll on my side and slowly sit myself up without pulling a muscle or something.
The only blessing and break I am getting is that both of my kids do sleep the entire night, on an average night. So I am able to get 8-9 hours of consistent sleep, if I do go to bed on time and don't get up to pee every 3-4 hours during the night.
I have changed my eating habits though and have been drinking more water. It has helped a little bit but the big belly in front of me won't let me rest. Each week is passing by though pretty quick. I better enjoy the last of the time I have to myself before I have to care for my beautiful newborn 24/7. I know things will slow down even more but I hope and think I'm ready for it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Third Trimester / Gestational Diabetes Scare

I finally went in for the one hour Glucose Test this past week and just got the call with the results.
The nurse told me over the phone that the levels are a lot higher than a normal result. My obyn wants me to go in and do the 3 hour Glucose test to determine if I have gestational diabetes.
I'm at a lose for words...
And I'm borderline anemic.
I do know that I have not eaten the healthiest throughout this pregnancy, and I did brainwash myself into thinking the baby was getting more nutrients, so it was ok. Boy was I delusional. Now I'm paying for it. I knew better than to go through fast food and just eat junk 2-3 times a week isn't healthy. Not to mention all the carbonated sodas I would drink.
Next week I'll be doing the 3 hour test. I have no clue what I'm suppose to do while I wait around for 3 hours in the hospital. And I'm suppose to fast from food for 12 hours before they start taking my blood. Does not sound fun at all. And then I have to see what my other two kids can do so they won't get bored while moms getting blood drawn. Thank god the hubby will be off work this day.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Final Months / Third Trimester / Appearance

Nothing fits anymore!!!
Aghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
And I don't want to buy clothes I'm only wearing for two more months. Time to bust out the extra large T-shirts the hubby doesn't wear anymore!
This is the biggest I've ever been with all three of my pregnancies. I weigh 164 and am steadily gaining each week. Now this isn't an absurd amount of weight gain but I do tend to be on the shorter side. Yeah, my belly LOOKS HUGE!!!
There's days where I don't even want to step outside because of how I feel I look. And I need to get more walks in for exercise :(