sprinklings: don’t fail me now Pampers!

poopingchampIt all starts with this face, a slight downward curl of the lips and hand clenched up to the left, and then it starts. The grunting. The slow changes in her face, seriously it’s like slow motion moving. Then it comes…the forceful explosions happening down there.  Whoever is in the room, or nearby for that matter, can hear it. 

“Sweet Jesus Run!” Kiddo screams

“Poop, poop, poop.  Poop baby poop” Hubby sings

I can’t help but giggle and think Sneaky B’s first word is going to be “Poop” I just know it.

After the process is over, we wait.  I learned the hard way. No details her, just trust me, I learned the messy way to wait, hands to not stop poop.  Then comes the big change. The oh please Pampers I hope you did your job to contain. Sometimes yes and sometimes no. When it’s a no, poop leaking everywhere, it’s the contortion diaper change. How to get the outfit off the baby without smearing the joy all over her body. It’s amazing how good you get at doing this.

Then come the farts. This baby can clear a room since she was born with her farting power.  I really don’t know if this is normal. Reading all I want to know about baby farts (it’s amazing how your reading list changes when you have babies right?) I am still not sure if it’s normal. I believe it’s just her normal. She’s is just like her daddy… sorry Hubby. I know you are proud of this

I know for some this might not be delightful, but it’s a “sprinkling” of my day.  Please tell me I am not alone? And if you are not a parent yet, sorry for the minimal details, but consider yourself forewarned.signature

sprinklingPost is part of a 31 day series: Sprinklings for my reality, please read them all, I know you want to

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She’s here!

2weeks2.1Sneaky B has arrived!  She arrived on her due date August 11 at 2:37 in the morning.  She is perfect in every way and we are over the moon to have her in our lives. Ahh….

Let me tell you, “fast” pregnancy- means fast deliver, at least once you get into active labor, for me. We, Hubby and I, spent 39 hours waiting for the inducing medications to get me into labor…after the 36th hour had past with barely a contraction, I was mentally over it. Done. Let’s go home.

We decided to wait and see what happened over night, so one more dose at 10:30pm of the medication they were giving me to induce labor (not Pitocin! happy day!).  Before this final dose we were able to go outside and walk around a bit in the birthing garden.  Hubby and I saw a shooting star, and I knew right then and there this was going to work, Sneaky baby will be coming tonight. And Happy day i was right!

I finally started having contractions and by 2am I was in full labor, 2:10 my water broke, 2:20 I was at 6cm and asking for an epidural (didn’t think I would ever ask for one, I hate the thought of needles in spines) there was no time for that anyway, 2:30 I was at 10cm and ready. Sneaky B was born 7 minutes later. Beautiful!

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I remember saying to Hubby, my mid-wife and the nursers five minutes afterwards “Oh my god do I feel better now” and then looking at Hubby and our little Sneaky B “I am NEVER doing that again”

kiddosneakybIt’s been two weeks now, we can’t imagine life without our little Sneaky B. Kiddo is a fantastic big sister, of course she has her moments, but she is awesome. It’s been a crazy “short” pregnancy and we would not change a thing, we are thrilled to be a family of four.signature

almost there!

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Look at this huge belly!

Six days to go…to the due date that is. I can’t even believe it. The last few days have been interesting to say the least. With the ever surging emotions and the thoughts of possibly being induced early, I have been handling it as best that I can.

Why you ask might I be induced early? Well, Sneaky B is giving me high blood pressure, not always, but sometimes and not high enough to be considered preeclampsia but high enough to go have testing twice a week.  It’s all good, I will do what ever is best for me and baby, even if that is collecting urine for 24 hours and peeing into a dixie cup twice a week. By the way, every time I do this I “barf up” as Kiddo says…delightful yes?

Then there is the “comfort” of being almost 10 months pregnant (if you haven’t been pregnant before, it’s not 9 months like everyone says…40 weeks is 10 months friends. 10 months!).  Those of you with kids know what I am talking about I am sure. The “comfort” of sleeping at night.  The moaning when you sit or stand or move or not move.  Leaking of all parts of your body. GROSS…

How about a few tears when Kiddo says “Mommy I don’t want you to stay overnight at the hospital” and realizing that this will be the first time I am not at home with Kiddo all night. Why is that? Wow she’s four and a half and I have never spent a night away from her, is that possible?  It is. I’m not sure this is okay.  Hubby has but only because of work and maybe only twice.  Note to self: When Sneaky B is old enough Hubby and I need a weekend away!

Since we have been hanging low lately, I have been able to nest like no bodies business, and I have also been able to think of a few more hindsights.  You know things that should have maybe been signs that I was pregnant (read this is you don’t know our story)

  • In December we went to a super fun birthday party (Kiddo’s social life) where we rode in a double decker bus and wore super fun fascinators, I felt so car sick on that bus, it took everything I had not to get sick…
  • In January and February Hubby and I were working out every evening together and I could not do one stinking sit up. Not one!  Hindsight…there was a baby growing in that belly!
  • The mysterious flu I had in February, the one where I has throwing up daily, but had no other systems…hello Molly!
  • I can specifically remember my aunt Anita saying to me in early February that my skin was “glowing.” My reaction, “Thanks, ever since we became vegan my skin has been really clear”… LOL

And I am feeling the need to share some of the “delightfulness” of pregnancy, like:

  • When your belly is so big, you feel like a contortionist going to the bathroom
  • You are a pro at peeing in a small dixie cup
  • Having no energy to play with Kiddo in the afternoon so you hang out watching Disney Jr for hours and you realize you actually enjoy this (oye I need to get out!)
  • The above is making you cry while writing this part of post, poor Kiddo is watching way to much tv
  • You don’t mind standing still anywhere holding your belly while having a “false” contraction
  • You can’t keep your hands off your belly, really you can’t
  • You don’t mind getting weighed at the doc anymore, because your belly covers the numbers up 🙂
  • You leak…

I could go on and on, but that will get boring and this is already a bit of a rant.  I must say I am really truly so excited to be having another baby. It’s been a whirlwind for sure, four and a half months of knowing your pregnant and it’s basically time, but we are so happy and can’t wait to meet our little Sneaky B any day now.  Sorry this was a little more TMI than my norm and all about baby business, but it’s our world right now.  Happy day!signature

We are getting so zzzzzzzzzzz

Alright, here we go, take 20 I think, in attempting to blog.  Let me tell you, it’s not that I don’t have a ton to share.  Here’s how it goes: Kiddo goes to bed, “dinner” dishes (my poor June Clever self has almost left the building… dinner as of late has been sad…but no one is starving) are done, pull out the laptop, get relatively comfy on the sofa, log in to wordpress, then I’m woken up by Hubby walking in the front door, home from school already… how on earth can it be 945 at night, I didn’t type one word. I keep falling asleep!  It’s so annoying but I have to accept it I guess, I am just to busy for my own good.  Freelance projects (yay!), summertime fun with Kiddo, normal household chores (most of them), getting ready for Sneaky Baby and being 9+months preggers, it makes sense to be passing out tired around 730. Oye!  It’s still annoying, but I guess it’s my world as of now

Okay to the fun stuff! We are basically ready for Sneaky baby to arrive!  Her nursery is almost done, just need to hang 3 pictures and put the sheets on the crib. Our room got a little make over too, there is nothing like new bedding I tell you! The office/dining room just needs one shelf hung, although I really really want new dining chairs now (future project- YES!) and Kiddo’s room has been completed for a few weeks now.  Drum roll please…Kiddo’s room: (you can see the before here)

kroom1Not a lot of change, but dark pink (the only color in the world) and not so “flowery”

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Gosh she has way to much stuff! And we donated bags of toys too… note to self Kiddo doesn’t need anything else. The princess silhouettes we made a few weeks ago turned out pretty cute I think.

While we have been cleaning out our little home, I do find it crazy annoying for my nesting self, yet funny at how unbelievably messy cleaning out can be.  Case in point…

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Not to mention, the stacks and stacks of crap we had hidden in closets.  Really, this beautiful pile was over two feet high

cleaning5And of course, one of the best yet, “O” magazine about de-cluttering pulled out from under the bed.  Although cleaning out is exhausting, truly it feels like we are moving, it is so nice to know that there isn’t one thing in this little home that we don’t need. Plus the amount of donations we have made is amazing…car loads (at least 5) off to our local SPCA.  Good for the heart I tell ya.

Stay tuned… I will be sharing the other spaces, if I can keep my eyes open, maybe even tomorrow 😉signature