Saturday, August 27, 2011

We Have Another Self Feeder

Today Nyomi fed herself with a spoon! She enjoyed her oatmeal even though she made a mess of things. All is well and I am happy that my children are becoming independent. Now for her to be potty train...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

4 Months Old

Today Caleb turned 4 months. Man time is flying by. Michael is in kindergarten, Elijah is in preschool, Nyomi will be 2 in November and now Caleb is "aging". Before long, he will be celebrating his 1st birthday. Well, it's wonderful watching my children excel.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another One In Preschool

Elijah is now in preschool. He's alright with it except for the pick-up. He has anxiety that he'll be left behind. Sooo, when it's time for dismissal, I must be there early so that he's one of the first ones to leave.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Kindergarten!

It's official. Michael has started kindergarten and he's loving it! He has a great teacher and all is well.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July

This year, my city didn’t have a fireworks display due to budget cuts. My three older children still wanted to see fireworks. Since mothers are depended upon to always come up with solutions (because we are super you know), I did using YouTube. I created a video playlist of fireworks. It feels good to be super!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Christopher you are now a father of 4 children and you share your birthday with Caleb, the latest addition. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY LOVE!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Caleb's Jaundice Issues

Well it's Friday and still at the hospital. Why you ask? The title says it all. As of Monday evening, after Caleb received his circumcision, he looked a bit yellow. He was checked and sure enough his bilirubin levels were elevated. So he had to stay. Now we all are still here and although the levels dropped some, it's not enough. Caleb is still under the lights and hopefully we could go home tomorrow. I am guessing maybe Sunday to be honest.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I arrived at Labor and Delivery on April 24th at 12:00 p.m. After going through all of the administration work and getting settled in, my contractions kicked up a notch. Now the waiting game began. I was contracting wonderfully but wasn't dilating as much as I should or rather how I would have liked to. I was given 1/2 a pill of Cytotec and I began to contract more so, which was every 2 minutes or so. Then I slowed down to contracting every 2-6 minutes. I was then given a whole pill of Cytotec. In about 2-3 hours, things began to not look so good. Caleb's heart rate began to decelerate. This was happening earlier but not often. Now it was frequent and the delivering doctor began talking to me and my husband Christopher about a possible c-section which both Christopher and I didn't want. Also the subject of me receiving an epidural was brought up which was another thing we didn't want. Being that this was my 4th time giving birth, although it was painful, I did want to go through this without any pain medication since I have done this before and knew I could handle. Since Caleb was in distress, for me to be relaxed was very important. Christopher and I agreed to me receiving an epidural which did help immensely. Caleb's heart rate regulated and there were no more decelerations. I received the epidural at 10 p.m.; a catheter was put in place now that I was restricted to the bed. At 11 p.m., my cervix was checked and I was only at 3cm. I was happy that I progressed some but disappointed that it took 11 hours for me to get from 1cm to 3cm. The good news though my contractions were coming regularly every 2-3 minutes. At 3 a.m., I started to feel a lot of pressure. The doctor came and checked me and I was at 8cm! It's amazing that it took 11 hours to get from 1cm to 3cm but only 4 hours to get from 3cm to 8cm. My body is weird I feel. At this time, the doctor broke my waters. Immediately the intense pressure came on. I was told that it would take an hour at most then I could start pushing. I was skeptical because I knew from past experiences that when I reach 6cm, I am pushing within 20-30 minutes. I told Christopher to call my mother and she soon arrived. At about 3:20 a.m., I told the nurse I needed to push. Everything got busy quickly. I pushed 4 times and Caleb was born! Aside from receiving the Cytotec which just softened me and also receiving the epidural, I pretty much had a natural birth. More importantly, I avoided the c-section that I didn't want. Oh, Caleb and Daddy have the same birthdate! Also Caleb smiled within 3 hours of birth and he was born with a tooth already protruding. Luckily it was loose and the pediatrician pulled it out. Of course I saved it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Caleb Anthony Is Here!

I arrived at Labor and Delivery on April 24th at 12:00 p.m. After going through all of the administration work and getting settled in, my contractions kicked up a notch. Now the waiting game began. I was contracting wonderfully but wasn't dilating as much as I should or rather how I would have liked to. I was given ½ a pill of Cytotec and I began to contract more so, which was every 2 minutes or so. Then I slowed down to contracting every 2-6 minutes. I was then given a whole pill of Cytotec. In about 2-3 hours, things began to not look so good. Caleb's heart rate started to decelerate. This was happening earlier but not often. Now it was frequent and the delivering doctor began talking to me and my husband Christopher about a possible c-section which both Christopher and I didn't want. Also the subject of me receiving an epidural was brought up which was another thing we didn't want. Being that this was my 4th time giving birth, although it was painful, I did want to go through this without any pain medication since I have done this before and knew I could handle. Since Caleb seem to be in distress, I being relaxed was very important. Christopher and I agreed to me receiving an epidural which did help immensely. Caleb's heart rate regulated and there were no more decelerations. I received the epidural at 10 p.m.; a catheter was put in place now that I was restricted to the bed. At 11 p.m., my cervix was checked and I was only at 3cm. I was happy that I progressed some but disappointed that it took 11 hours for me to get from 1cm to 3cm. The good news though my contractions were coming regularly every 2-3 minutes. At 3 a.m., I started to feel a lot of pressure. The doctor came and checked me and I was at 8cm! It's amazing that it took 11 hours to get from 1cm to 3cm but only 4 hours to get from 3cm to 8cm. My body is weird I feel. At this time, the doctor broke my waters. Immediately the intense pressure came on. I was told that it would take an hour at most then I could start pushing. I was skeptical because I knew from past experiences that when I reach 6cm, I am pushing within 20-30 minutes. I told Christopher to call my mother and she soon arrived. At about 3:20 a.m., I told the nurse I needed to push. Everything got busy quickly. I pushed 4 times and Caleb was born! Aside from receiving the Cytotec which just softened me and also the epidural, I pretty much had a natural birth. More importantly, I avoided the c-section that I didn't want. Oh, Caleb and Daddy have the same birthdate! Also Caleb smiled within 3 hours of birth and he was born with a tooth already protruding. Luckily it was loose and the pediatrician pulled it out. Of course I saved it.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It Has Been a Loong Time...

Well, I am still pregnant with my baby. I shall be 7 months or rather in my 3rd trimester tomorrow. I am due on May 8th (Happy Mother's Day!) but we shall see. My baby is a boy and he shall be named Caleb, no middle name yet. Everything is going well with my pregnant which I am grateful for.

Michael has turned 5 and shall be starting kindergarten in the Fall. It's just amazing and crazy that my child will be in elementary school.

Elijah is still Elijah LOL. He's in potty training mode but it's not going as smoothly. Actually I have to change him right now.

Nyomi has turned 1 and also she's walking. She reminds me of Frankenstein, my baby girl.