Sunday, November 24, 2013

Its been awhile....4 Months-5 months...

Sorry everyone its been while! Life has been busy :) But good busy!
Tori is Now 5 months old!!
Where the heck did the time go?? Next month shes half a year!! Makes me sad to see her grow up so darn fast!!
well let try to catch everyone up

She got her 4 months shots..and hated them..i mean hated them..the poor girl screamed bloody was so so sad..broke mommy 's heart :(
she is still sleeping in her crib..she only gets up 1 time and thats around 11;30-1, time for a feeding and back to bed..then were usually up around 530 am
she eat around 6 1/2-7 oz of formula ! We have started baby food :) and she loves its and does so well with it (started it at 5 months) she can roll from tummy to back, and ALMOST back to tummy but that darn arm gets stuck under her and she just rolls right back to her back.. she found her voice and she screams, and coos and giggles..also we have found our toes..she loves to eat her toes..pretty funny if you ask me..she loves being up right (enjoys her exerciser, and jumper)  She loves bath time..she could probably stay in her bath all day if i let her :) Shes differently a water baby.She loves the animals she laughs when the come around her its so cute!
Her grandpa Sloan was up for a month and half and she got so many cuddles from him!!
Tori also got baptized and it was such a beautiful day!
We had a few professional pictures taken with My 2 sisters and my 2 nephews and Tori and i..they turned out amazing as always :)
Today we are getting family pictures done at a tree farm!
we are dealing with a flat spot on Tori's head..we are going to try a few things and if nothing works she will be getting a helmet next hopefully this new hat were getting her will help :) We will be going to my moms  for thanksgiving and she will be around so many people that love her..
Tori was a princess for thanksgiving :)

well sorry for such a late update :) and its so short..but going to try to get some sleep :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

3 months old!

Oh my gosh where has time went? Our little girl is 3 months old!!
she is 11lbs 11 oz and 24 inches long! she is such a great baby! She is sleeping in her crib like a champ
sleeps from 10-1030 to 2-4:30am some nights were up 1 time and sometimes were up 2 times..but no more then that we do a diaper change and bottle and then back to sleep she would think mommy would get a good amount of sleep..but it takes me around a 1/2-1 hr to go back to sleep after feedings..but oh worth it! she is cooing so much, i just love talking to her. she smiles all the time! and most of all shes starting to laugh! its so cute! she is growing up.she has such a little personality! we are doing cloth diapers not 100% but most of the time.. we use disposable at night, and if someone is watching her. i love doing cloth diapers it has saved us a bunch of money already. She had her 1st fever it was when we went on a weekend get away :( but tylenol took it away and she is getting better dealing with a little cold . She went swimming for the 1st time with mommy at the swimming pool at our hotel, she loved it.! she is such a happy baby! She enjoyed cuddles and being outside. She loves to go for walks and she also loves when we talk to her! she is learning how to laugh, its so cute she has only done it a few times! Daddy got to hear her last night. its so fun to see her grow up but yet so sad..because it is going fast... but i wouldn't change it for anything!

Monday, August 12, 2013

My baby girl is 2 months old!!!!!

My miracle baby is 2 months old today!!!!! Where does time fly! Being a mommy is wonderful!
There are hard times but you know what we just work threw them hard times or ask for help! 
Shes a good baby..we had a rough week or two but we went to the doctors and got her formula switched and that has mad a big difference!! she slept last night from 9:30pm-430am, then took a bottle then went back to bed till 730! Yep mommy enjoyed some good sleep :) 

Tori is 9lbs 7oz, 22 inches long
-loves her swing
-sleeps 5/6 hours at night (or more)
-she loves music
-she loves when people talks to her
-loves the doodlebops
-gets her 2 month shots on the 19th

Friday, August 9, 2013

Its been awhile since i wrote........some updates on mommy hood/Tori

We have been busy!! Tori will be 2 months old on Monday!! wowsa where does time fly! We had many 1st this month

1) 1st  family weekend vacation and went to a hotel and went to a fair and spent the day at the fair it was fun seeing all the animals and just enjoying my little family! Tori slept most of the time, but when she was awake she loved looking at all the animals! It was so nice to be with my husband and my daughter for the was nice to get out of the house!
2)We also had Tori's 1st family Reunion on the newman side it was a beautiful day the food was good, the company was great the kids were enjoying the weather outside and Tori even was outside and enjoyed it!! 3)We also took Tori to church for the first time and she slept the entire time, she was even snoring!! lol We are hoping to get her baptized in the near future. Her Godparents are (My 2 sisters, Renay, Marie and my best friend Mike and my stepbrother Jacob)
4) Tori had her first slumber party at grandma himles house! She did really good. She loved all the snuggles she got and enjoyed her cousins..Mom/daddy got a good night sleep that night!
5) Tori had her first trip to Illinois with Daddy, Uncle mike and mommy. She slept most of the time in the car..she did really good. She was loved and snuggled on by so many people!
6) Tori had her 1st illinoins family reunion it went good once again..we had TONS of food, and great company!
7) She will be going to her 1st wedding this weekend (zane and sara) and then spending the night at grandma newmans house for the 1st time!!
8) Tori seen her first waterfall at minneopa falls last weekend!! we spent the day outside hiking it was fun!!

wow have we been busy as a family!
I enjoy every moment of being a mommy! some days are harder then others..especially when we had a weeks worth of crying and crying..took her to the doctor and she got on new formula today is day one of no crazy crying..knock on wood that all we needed was a change in formula!

well my little girl will be 2 months old on monday!! I can't believe it!! will update with a new blog then :) Enjoy some pictures!!

1st day of church

Blaze loves Tori aka tattoo 
Mommy, Tori, Grandpa, Great Grandma

1st waterfall Minneopa falls

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1 month old

Wow, where the heck did that time go?!?  its 4:16pm Tori was born 3 min ago this time last month..she was put up on my chest and i was looking into her eyes..just fell into love with this beautiful miracle! she is a blessing from God! Leo and I enjoy being parents..its not always easy but we just take it day buy day... Tori had her 1 month apt today and she is a whopping 8lbs 4 oz, 21 inches long!! my little girl is growing growing growing!!! She is a healthy baby! and we couldn't ask for anything else! It seems like yesterday when i got my positive pregnancy test..and i thought my 1st trimester was never going to end..but looking back my pregnancy really did go fast..and i was healthy besides my horrible 3rd trimester restless legs..but i couldn't ask for a better pregnancy or labor..I couldn't ask for a better support team threw everything!! Not only did Tori bless our lives she blessed her family's lives..She is loved so so so much!
Mommy is happy to say we are starting to grow out of her NB clothes..some still fit but some don't..i swear she was wearing the same thing over and with it being so hot were just chilling in onsies to keep cool!!

Tori likes/dislikes
- likes her bouncy seat
-likes her baths
-likes snuggles from anyone
-likes tummy times
-likes being outside
*dislikes her carseat
*dislikes her swing

**picture time**

Monday, July 8, 2013

3 weeks old

-I like to eat every 3-4 hours
-I drink around 4 oz of formula
-I love taking a bath
-I love being outside
-I don't like my swing
-Im trying to coo

Happy 3 weeks
Our  baby girly will be a moth old next week!!  Where the heck does time go?!? i love being a mommy..shes a great baby..We are dealing with spit up..we will be trying new formula again tomorrow..this is her 3rd hopefully it helps..if not i will be taking her to the doctor and see what she has to say... she is staying awake alot during the day..and she loves her play mat that her grandma got her.  Tori had her 1st holiday **Happy 4th of July** she looked so cute in her outfit that her daddy got her.. We spent the day at grandma/grandpa house..spent the day outside with the family.and she got lots of snuggles, from grandma and great grandma and grandpa.. Blaze loves her and Colton is starting to warm up to her..its so cute watching the boys with her.. i love it..she is loved!!
Tori went to her 1st zoo trip, with mommy, aunti Nay, and cousin colton..and she slept pretty much the whole time.. haha...

1st 4th of July

1st 4th of july

1st zoo trip

1st zoo trip

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mommy Life..

Crazy To think this time last year Leo and i was on our 8 year wedding anniversary trip to Sioux falls,Sd! This year for our anniversary (June 19th) we brought our daughter home. The best anniversary gift ever!! Our Trip last year was alot of hiking, and sight seeing and drinking..i enjoyed it very much one of my favorite trips every and i hope to take Tori there someday..But being a mommy is so much better then any trip! I enjoy changing diapers, and feeding Tori and just looking into her eyes..I love talking to her and singing to her! I love watching Leo with just melts my heart..He adores her and she adores him! It makes me fall more and more in love with him..hes a wonderful father and husband!! I know sometimes i get annoyed with him only human and get frustrated with some of the things he does.. but somehow he just keeps his mouth shut and just puts up with me! and i love him for that!! I do  hope we get blessed and are able to get pregnant again.. i hope we don't have to use medication..because i really don't want to..not only is it harsh on my body..but its so spendy!! Im already working on getting my weight off.. Got my gym membership back and iv been watching what i down 15lbs already...30 more to go before im at my pre pregnacy weight..but i would like to drop 40lbs.. so we shall see how easy or hard it will be!! I am my worst enemy when it comes to my weight and i will get it off..i am determined!! So far being a mommy is amazing..the down fall is the lack of sleep (well im pretty use to it) but sometimes i get so tired i get bad headaches...but Leo's pretty good at letting me sleep in the evenings if i need..but i can also take Tori to her grandmas or great grandmas also..but it is hard for me to leave her..i know shes in good hands when i do leave her.. My mom got to spend the day with her yesterday..leo and i had a day together..attempted to canoe and fish but the water was to high and the current was to we just did some sight seeing and some shopping and had dinner and i enjoyed it..but i really missed Tori! i know it will get easier to leave her..but i don't plan to leave her very often..just to go to the gym or have a date night once in awhile... 
I enjoy waking up to her..she is all bright eyed and i just love her and i talk to her..shes Mommy's little girl!! well i will write another blog tomorrow..she will be 3 weeks tomorrow!!!!!!!! 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

2 weeks old (tomorrow)

Photo: Happy Sunday <3

2 weeks old on July 1st

-I like to eat every 3-4 hours
-i drink around 3 oz of formula
- i love to be in my bouncy seat
-i love to snuggle with mommy-daddy
-i don't like my swing
-my belly button cord fell off last week
-i like to take a bath, but hate my hair washed

When they same time sure does... 2 weeks old tomorrow, my little girl is 2 weeks already!! I love being a mommy it truly is amazing, so worth the wait and never giving up, so worth all the ups and downs and disappointments, so worth all the money in the world. waking up to her every moring all bright eyed and looking at me...her mommy...she needs me every day..and i love that..she loves to look at her mommy and she smiles and shes a happy baby! i couldn't ask for more!! Tori is also madly in love with her daddy, she looks forward to him coming home from work and loving up on her and giving her kisses and snuggles! We actually both look forward to when daddy comes home. We have stayed pretty busy the last couple of days, between going and visiting grandma and her auntis and her cousins and visiting her great grandmas and going shopping and going out and about to fairs.. but also.. she got her newborn pictures done! We can't wait to see them. Kadi our photographer does amazing work.. and we love her! she is so sweet and just is a all around wonderful person!!  The weather has been pretty nice we have tried to get outside when we can..but Tori gets so hot and the bugs are kinda yucky..but she does enjoy being outside! Mommy and Daddy try to take her for awalk but it doesn't always happen.. Mommy gets tired after taking care of her all day and cleaning and just being a momma, but i wouldn't change it for anything.....
Tori Enjoys taking a bath but hates her hair wash. She also enjoys her bouncy seat but not a big fan of her swing. She is still swimming in her Newborn outfits. She is putting on weight her little face is getting rounder and rounder, but so cute!!
Tori loves all the snuggles she gets from her family! I believe shes going to be a grandmas girl! She loves her grandma!! Its so cute blaze calls her cutie or says shes so fun to watch him with her. Colton is warming up to her..each and every time they see each other, the other night he was trying to share cars with her and that a major thing for colton :) 
Her auntis adore her and love hold her and love on her!! 
Great grandma loves to show Tori off to all her friends and loves to kiss her and rock her! She is loved buy so many

We will be going down to Illinois at the end of July and visiting her grandpa sloan and grandma sloan and the rest of the gang.. its going to be a short visit but it will be fun, she also gets to meet her uncle jacob..hes pretty excited for that!!
Tori is loved by so many people its crazy! We are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives!  We couldn't thank each and everyone of you enough!! 
Here are a few pictures of Tori


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Welcome Tori...Our Birth Story...

Ok...where do i start?!? Besides Im a mommy!!!
Tori Michelle was born on June 17th (her actual due date) at 4:13 pm, and was 6lbs 3.5oz and 19 3/4 long

Sunday Leo was busy outside doing some yard work next door (helping out an older couple) and i decided i was going to go outside and clean out my dogs swimming pool and his water buckets so ..i did i tipped over his pool scrubbed it down and filled it up..then took all his water buckets out and cleaned all them..then i realized i was leaking fluid..just thought i have peed myself..nothing major..went in the house cleaned up..and sat inside..still leaking fluid but not much..still thought it just her sitting on my bladder ..welli kept leaking i told Leo..but i still wasn't worried..(or maybe i was just scared ?!?!) ok that was it! I did tell my mom and she told me to call the nurse, i didn't want to..but thank god i did..(you should always listen to your mom ) LOL! The nurse then, had me put a new pad on lay down for 45 min and then call her back and tell her if there was any fluid on the pad..well after 45 min..sure enough there was..So she said i needed to come in to make sure it was my water leaking..Well i call my mom told her we were going her and my grandma got read to head out they were going to meet us at the hospital...I took a shower and Leo made sure everything was in the van..Then off we went.. i was scared, excited, nervous and just wanted to know what was going on... Well Leo and i make it to Labor and Delivery and they check us in..and they have me undress and i put a gown on and then Leo and i are in the room just waiting..waiting and seemed like forever!!!!! Mom and Grandma showed up..and we were still waiting...The doctor finally came in around 11ish..and checked me and then took the test out to see if it my water leaking..well around 1130ish..he comes in and said yep it was i was staying....well i was only dilated to a 3% 75 effaced and still was at a station at a 0 (i think that is were she was station at?!) so...they started me on my antibiotics (i tested positive for group b) and started pitocin and i had a long night we sent Mom and Grandma home (and leo's folks because they came up) and i tried to rest..however..guess what big suprise..My legs started to cramp up, my legs were twitching...i couldn't lay down and relax..i tried i was so so so uncomfortable... so the kind nurse let me walk the room and i walked and walked..well then we could pick up Tori's the nurse and the doc decided to put an internal monitor they did..and that didn't feel very good at all!! it hurt really bad......While i was going threw all this Leo was sleeping!!!!!!! Oh well, he needed so it didn't bother me at all because he was a major help during the parts i needed him! so after that was put in..i walked some more...well then pain started to get worse and worse...yep i was a the pain was going down my legs, and into my hips..and my legs were twitching so bad they were jumping off the bed..and it i decided to get and Epi..and lordy lordy anyone who can do labor with out and epi your truly awesome..because that make a 100% difference..However...........after the Epi was put decided to only work on 1 side of my body!! So i was still in alot of pain on my right side.. and my hip and leg was hurting so bad... between squeezing the red rail and leos hand..i thought my hands were going to break..well they had the anesthesiologist come in..and she had to move my epidural up a little and she gave me 1 very strong dose..and well hello numb body!! it started to work lol!! Well mom and grandma made it up..and so did miss Kadi (our birth photographer) and i slept alot when i could things were still progressing slow.. nothing major..lunch time came and went..still not much progress...well then i started to feel more and more pressure down below..and the nurse checked and i was dilated to a 9 and just had a little cervix next thing i know they are getting everything ready for arrive...calling down for more nurses and then the next thing the doctor came in..checked me and said..well she can start pushing..lord i was so scared thinking i can't do this......well i did..with the wonderful help of my husband and mom pushing my legs, and my grandma fanning me off when i was hot..i was pushing and pushing..but after a few trys i was getting sick..i was very nausea's.. and then i started to get sick..and pushing was hard..i would be able to push twice and i had to give up because i was going to get sick..i was making no progress..and i was ready to cry and give up..but everyone was helping me and cheering me on..and they also gave me some medication that help me with being then all of a sudden i new i could do i pushed and pushed and well..i was making major progress..they tell me to stop pushing (who the heck tells you that) lol!! the doctors came in..took there poky time to get dressed while my daughter was crowing and reading to come out and i wanted to push..then all of a sudden got to push..and i gave it all with the help and support of my family she arrived at 4:13pm!! pushed for 45 min and she was here!! we got to do skin to skin righ away for a very long i cried i was so happy i was so much in love with her..i didn't see anyone elses faces..but i new they were excited and happy and just as much in love with her as i was!!!
After much snuggle time they did her weight she was 6lbs 3.5 oz and was 19 3/4 long she had a head full of hair..shes is a beautiful little girl! Her daddy and I love her so much!! Everything went perfect..i couldn't ask for a better L&D, i couldn' ask for better support for me in my was a great day!!!

Thank you to everyone for all the comments on her pictures and for supporting us and all the kind words!!!
We are home and we love every min of it!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Alot on my mind...........

I have alot on my mind..its going crazy!!! 
1st off i didn't write a blog about this but..Monday the 10th was my angel baby's due date..the would have been one or almost one.. its so sad...i still think about it and how it was such a hard time for me and how it caused me to go into a depression and how i wanted to be a mommy so bad
... and almost to year i conceived them i found out i was pregnant again. They were truly watching over there mommy & daddy..We are not blessed with a baby girl who is due any day..Her due date is actually only 7 days away from there due date.
I am so blessed to be pregnant with a a little girl and i can't wait to hold her and love her and snuggle her. I can't wait to see her daddy's face when he hold her and see everyone else face. she is loved by so many already.. she is something special! 
I am 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant and im un-comfortable and sore and my body is killing me.. Im so ready to meet her. I had a membrane sweep yesterday and  i want nothing more then for it to work. But we shall see..Im try to stay busy (well not at the moment) and keep move to see if that will help, iv had some contractions on and off nothing major..but hopefully thats a start also no appetite..and when i do eat i feel sick or i get sick so im just going to try small meals or just soup..
I also am afraid of im sure im not the only one but..i want to meet her..but i want labor to go good..i just have so many fears but i know everything will be ok.. i will have my wonderful husband, my wonderful mom and grandma in the room there to support me and help me in anyway they can. 
I can't wait to bring Tori home, i hope everything goes well and i hope she loves her home and we all bond as a family..I also have fur babies i love to death to..and i hope they are good with her..and they don't act up and destroy my house or destroy her stuff..because sadly if they are bad we would have to get rid of them and that would make me heartbroken...but my daughter comes 1st...I think my fur babies will do great at least i hope so!! 
Well My bags are packed in the van, and Tori's room is done and all her clothes are washed and blankets are washed...i have been cleaning the house alot..i like my house clean :)

Well im going to go for a walk with the dog :) 
Lets hope Tori' is here by fathers day :) 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

39 weeks and 1 day..doctors apt

Had my weekly check up today..Not a whole lot of change
dilated to a 3, baby is station at a -1 thats the same as a zero she said..almost 100% thinned out..
we did the membrane sweep and hopefuly it will jump start labor, it can take 24/48 hours..iv been walking around and shopping with my mom..had a few contractions nothing major..some pressure nothing we shall see if this works or not..the memebran sweep did hurt..Next appt is June 21st..hopefully we don't have to go to that..thats 10 days away!!!!!!! Yikes lol hb was great, my blood pressure was good so far everything is perfect..just gotta get this labor going so we can meet her :) 

What is a membrane sweep?

During a membrane sweep, your midwife will insert a finger into your vagina and feel for your cervix. Then she'll make sweeping movements just inside the cervix to try to separate your amniotic sac from the cervix itself. This sometimes causes the release of prostaglandins.

What does a membrane sweep feel like?

We'd be lying if we said it was entirely comfortable, but it shouldn't be actually painful. It will feel more like having an internal or a cervical smear. If you were in labour you would probably not notice the discomfort, but because you're not yet having contractions when a sweep is performed you'll definitely feel it.

Does membrane sweeping work?

It doesn't work in all cases, and it's usually suggested when there's a bit of leeway before labour becomes an absolute necessity. This is because it can take up to 48 hours to work.

Pros and cons of membrane sweep

The advantages to having a membrane sweep are:
  • It's a natural method of stimulating labour (even if it doesn't exactly feel ‘natural'!).
  • It may mean you avoid further intervention - and the more intervention you undergo, the greater your chances are of ended up having a Caesarean or episiotomy.
  • You can have it performed at home or in hospital.
The disadvantages are:
  • It's uncomfortable.
  • There is a risk that your waters could be accidentally broken, which in turn increases the risk of infection to your baby. Because of this, if your waters break, you will usually be put under pressure to give birth within 96 hours (NICE guidelines) or less.



Thursday, June 6, 2013

38 weeks and doctors apt

wow today im 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant!! and my little lady is growing growing growing..and so is mommys belly!! Im fully of baby!! lol iv had a bunch of contractions but not consistant..they come and go some alot stronger then others..and i have a ton of pressure in the vjj area :-/ very very uncofortable feeling!

Well had a doctors apt today, just a check up...i have made some progress

Im dilated at a 2
80% thinned out
and baby is at a stage zero
So hopefully i start getting some contactions soon.. 
Other then that nothing new..Im tired and can't sleep..but oh well..i get my best cleaning done at like 2-3am in the morning..haha!! 
Well this is a short blog..nothing to new going on!! 
hopefully i will update soon..and we will have baby :) 

Friday, May 31, 2013

37 Weeks, Doctors appt, and Tori's Room!

Hello 37 week!!!!! I feel pretty good, just tired and tired and more tired..and leg camps and leg spasams..but other then that im good.. haven't been really hungry at all i munch on food hear and there..but its hard to eat alot of food..i just get so full so fast! Leo and i did some major grocery shopping last week and our fridge, freezer and pantry is full of hopefully we won't have to go for awhile! I was so tired after was workout! lol..Leo and i try to go for a walk every night with the dogs i really enjoy it.its one of my favorite part of the days..just talking with my husband and watching the dog run and play and be happy. Life is pretty darn good!

Well lets talk about Tori's Room: ITS DONE!!! Yippe her daddy did such an amazing job on her room, im in love with it! We are so lucky we didn't have to buy any of the bigger items. My crib is my nephews old crib and its still in amazing shape. My nephew decided he didn't like his crib! lol so is pretty much brand new and i Thank my family for letting me have that. The changing table is from a for/sale website  my wonderful mother bought for us! i just couldn't be more thankfull for my family My husband did so much work on her beautiful room! Im just in love with it..its so perfect!! I will post pictures at the end of the post

Doctors appt yesterday: I was 37 weeks and 3 days. Everything was perfect baby hb was perfect my belly is measuring perfect. i am 1 cm dilated and 75% thinned out. Lets hope in the next few weeks she will arrive. Our family is so ready to meet Tori. She is so loved so much already! Her daddy and I can't wait to hold her and kiss her! but other then that the doctors appt when great..i go back next tuesday :)

Changing table with all her goodies :) 
Bookshelf, and her dresser :) 
Cute crib bedding (thanks grandma and grandpa himle)
Diaper bag (thanks grandma himle)
Cute wall decor 
Cute wall decor 

Crib, and bath tub (in crib) her cute wall colors 

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