Saturday, May 2, 2015

Argentina Trip

My trip was amazing!  Look at this happy family!  I am in the process of posting to my family blog about the trip.  I had to split it up into separate days since I took so many pics!   If interested, you can find the posts at   Hope everyone is well.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Upcoming Trip

BIG announcement: This chica is going to Argentina in April to celebrate Jeremias's 1st birthday! You heard that right! The ticket has been purchased! I will be re-familiarizing myself with the Spanish language. I had 2 years of it in HS, then 2 semesters in college, but when it is not used,it is easily forgotten, I am going to be brushing up on some basic skills. Super excited!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Jeremias doing well

Here is a little nugget of cuteness.  He is eating and growing well. I have been in contact with the guys.  One of their mothers is ill and is in the hospital.  They have been balancing caring for both Jeremias and the their mama.   It sounds like they are handling everything with an incredible amount of grace and patience.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Welcome Home, Jeremias!

Jeremias is finally home in Argentina with his daddies.  They all arrived home this weekend.  He will be meeting LOTS of family and friends over the coming days.  Jermeias is busy making sure his dads are REALLY sleep deprived.  I sure do miss these boys!  I hope contact will continue and we will share our lives for years to come.  :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Visiting with Jeremias

All the boys will be leaving the area tomorrow.  We saw them on Sunday at their hotel and they are coming to our home this evening for dinner.  They just sent this captured moment to me from our visit on Sunday.  I love these guys and will miss them.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Birth Story - Jeremias

I was scheduled for a c-section on Friday, APril 11th. On Wednesday, April 9th, I woke up feeling a bit crampy and tired. I have been having Braxton Hicks contractions like crazy, so thought nothing of being crampy.  I rested on the couch mid morning and about 10:50 AM, I used the bathroom.  I had bright red, bloody show.  Whenever I have lost my mucous plug in the past, it was just pink tinged.  I wondered if it may be a hemmorhoidal issue, but after going to the bathroom a couple more times, I determined it was not. I was having crampiness, but no REAL contractions.  I called my OB clinic who said to come on in and get monitored and checked.

I made arrangements for my kids, Brian came home, and went with me.  I started timing my "cramps"  which had seemed to be getting more regular, but still nothing that seemed intense.  On the way up to the clinic, they were spaced 4-7 minutes apart and I started to slightly pause and take notice.
We arrived at the OB clinic.  They hooked me up to the monitor.  
I had felt Jeremias moving earlier in the day, but there was not any action from him at the clinic, so they gave me some grape juice and buzzed (sound and vibration) my belly with some instrument to get him woke up.  He started moving about and contractions started being a bit more intense.  My blood pressure was a little high.  My vaginal discharge was no longer bright red, more brownish.  They decided to send me over to Labor and Delivery to get a bag of fluid, thinking maybe I was a bit dehydrated and not even in active labor.
Soon after arriving in L&D, they got the IV in, I continued to have contractions.     
The nurse checked me - I was dilated to 4.  15 minutes later, the OB checked me - I was dilated to 5.  She determined I would be staying.  The anesthesiologist came in and discussed our options for surgery.  Because I had that grape juice at the clinic, I would need to wait till I could get the spinal for the c-sections surgery.  I could also just be put to sleep.  AN hour later, the doctor checked me again, I was dilated to 8.  I had no choice - I was going to be knocked out to have this baby/ c-section surgery.   They paged the anesthesiologist and started prepping me for surgery. The contractions were VERY uncomfortable.

I remember being bumped into walls being wheeled into the OR room.  The contractions were crazy.  They wanted me to transfer from 1 bed to the operating table - I did quickly between very close contractions.  The contractions kept coming intense with no time between.  They asked me to open and relax my legs to place a catheter.  I was screaming like a primal wild animal at this point.  When they finally forced my legs open to start putting a catheter, the doctor said there would be no time, I was just going to have to push - he was right there.  WHAT?????!!!!!!  I was pushing away from the table with my legs, trying to escape this crazy situation I was in.  There were several people trying to help me, forcing my legs up and my chin to my chest, but I was delirious and did not know what the hell to do.  Finally, I felt his head crowning, I realized what I had to do, and concentrated on proper pushing.  I FELT EVERYTHING!  His head stretching me and coming out, his shoulders and body, then the placenta.  OMG!!  Then I was fine.  :)  I was in disbelief at what happened.  I still kind of am.  :)  I can say that recovery is A LOT different from what I expected to be having, that is for sure!  I am tired, but feel great!  
I told Brian that if I was unable to care for Jeremias until his daddies arrived, he HAD to hold him.  Jeremias was not going to be placed alone in the nursery.  He only had to do this a few minutes while I got monitored and cleaned up.  
Here he is!  
Look at that hair!  

what a sweetie!
The guys rushed to get here.  They had been in NYC doing touristy things with one of their moms.  They got an earlier flight and arrived ASAP, getting to us around 3 AM - 8 hours after Jeremias was born.  I got to act as temporary mommy until the guys arrived.  I enjoyed this time.  
Video of them coming in.  :)  So excited and happy for them.  

handing over the responsibility of this precious life

I LOVE this first pic of the new family.  

this is another one of my favorites!  filled with joy!  

handing over to grandma for the 1st time


this is my schedule all planned out.....notice it is crossed off up to Wednesday.  I was supposed to have a couple more days!  That lil' guy did not follow the plan!  

I pumped while at the hospital and provided the liquid gold that is colostrum.  
Proud, tired daddies

Discharge day

grateful grandmas

We made a great team!  Love these guys!  
I was discharged on Friday.  I went to visit the guys and Jeremias at their hotel on Sunday.  My mom, husband, and kids came along and we said our good-byes (for now).  Another amazing experience!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I  am going to lose 10 more pounds after I start pooping.  I haven't gone since delivery.  That is 13 meals in there people!

If you like pea soup scented perfume, apply peas in their original grocery store bag to engorged, swollen, feverish breasts.  The juice oozes/leaks out of the bag and perfumes the skin perfectly. Otherwise, add another protective layer like a Ziploc bag.  ;)

More hospital pics coming soon.... I promise!