Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My new adventure

TUTU's.... What little girl doesn't love dress up in a beautiful TUTU? I know I did!

Here is a sample of what I can make. This one is newborn size, approx 16in around, with a tie front so you can adjust sizing. I am going to be making elastic waist as well with or without a bow for the front, flowers, whatever you want on them.

Newborn sizes are $10, toddler $15 and child size $20... The best thing is to measure your child's waist, decide if you want tie front or elastic wasit.

I can make them as long or as short as you'd like with a variety of color options. I have magenta, light pink, orange, brown, black, yellow, glittery white, blue, you tell me what you want, I can make it!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2 Weeks Ago.....

I had met my baby girl for the first time. I can't believe two weeks have gone by! She is doing amazingly well, gaining weight and starting to go longer periods of time between feedings. She gets up about 3 times a night to eat, which is much better than every 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours when she was first born.

Carter LOVES his baby sister.... "Sissy" as he calls her. We have a new routine, every morning when he wakes up, Todd bring him up to lay in bed with us before he goes to daycare... Usually Reagan has just eaten or is ready to eat, so she is in my bed too. This morning she was in the pack and play and he was mad! He's doing amazingly well with her and I'm so thankful!

Reagan's a model already!

Reagan had her newborn photo shoot last week, at 7 days old. I give all kudos to Nichol Photography! They were AMAZING with her! We will be going back to them for sure! Thought I would share her slideshow!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Reagan's Birth Story

Well here are a few pictures from Reagan's first few days of life outside my belly. I thought I would share our story of my baby girl's birth.
After a night of not much sleep (4 hours to be exact), my alarm went off at 4:30am. I got a shower and packed up the last few min things that I couldn't pack until then and we had a relaxing morning getting ready. We had to be at the hospital at 6am for an 8am csection.
We arrived to the hospital by 6, got checked in, weighed ( I had already lost 4lbs since the weekend of being sick), and we were off to our room. We were in room 436 and I was told to get my gown on, and got all hooked up to the fetal monitors. We went over some paperwork, had some blood drawn and got my IV hooked up. We had a few doctors come in, anestesia came by t talk to me about what to expect with a spinal and a few nurses came in. By this point it was after 7am, and we were just waiting for Dr. D to come and get me for surgery.

Around 7:50, Dr. D came in and asked me if I was ready, any questions ect. I was wheeled down the hall and got into OR at 8:07am. They put in my spinal, and it was HEAVEN! The numbing cream burned but honestly wasn't too bad. Within a few min I was totally numb from the breasts down. It was better than the epidural was last time. I have never had that feeling before that I had ZERO control of the bottom half of my body.

Within about 10 min, Todd was brought in and sat beside me, holding my hand, and they started. Todd got to watch the entire thing, from first incision to last stitch. He was amazed at how rough they were with me, yet I felt nothing but a tiny bit of pressure.

At 8:30am, we heard a tiny muffled scream. The doctors and nurses were all laughing that she was still in her sack, still in my belly, yet screaming. We could hear her already while she was still inside me! I had tears streaming down my face, and at 8:31am, Reagan Eileen made her appearance. She was still screaming and it was the most amazing sound ever. They held her up for me to see her, and she looked exactly like Carter! Todd was told he could go over to the warmer with her while they finished working on me.

Within about 10-15 min Todd rejoined me with Reagan in his arms. I could not get over how much she looked like her big brother.

By 9am we were in recovery, with baby girl in my arms. We nursed within 10 min of being in recovery and she hasn't stopped nursing since :) We were back in our room by 11:30 and had our first visitors starting at 12!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Introducing, Miss Reagan Eileen

She's here! Reagan graced up with her presence at 8:31am. She weighed in at a tiny 8lbs 1/2oz, 20 in long, and a full head of dark hair. I will post more about her birth later, but for now, she is perfect in every way :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I can't believe we are one day away from Reagan's arrival. This has been the day marked on the calendar for months now. This is the day we have been planning for and looking forward to. And now that it's almost here, I can't believe it.

I laid on the couch this morning feeling her move around and I thought, wow, this time tomorrow she will be in my arms, not in my belly anymore. It's so hard to believe. I am so excited to meet her, and see who she looks like and if she has as much hair as Carter did, and how big she is (she feels like she's 9lbs).

But a part of me is also sad. Sad that I won't have her all to myself anymore, that I have to share her. Sad for Carter that he won't have us all to himself anymore. And sad that this could quite possibly be the last time I am pregnant.

We had a long road getting pregnant this time, and we decided that we want a third, but only if God is willing to give one to us. We won't be going the extra mile with doctors and testing and such this time around. I might never carry a baby inside of me again, and that makes me really sad and wish I had really taken more time to enjoy this pregnancy.

We check in tomorrow morning at 6am, surgery scheduled for 8am. I am ready physically and hopefully by tomorrow, emotionally too