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|Friday, October 31st, 2008|
|Thursday, December 21st, 2006|
Well I just joined this community, it's nice meeting new people with common interests. Plus you can never learn too much when it comes to being a mother. My name is Brianna and I am 21 years old. I have a 6 month old baby girl named Riley and she is my world. I hope to make new LJ friends here.
Bri Current Mood: curious
|Friday, November 10th, 2006|
US look -up ONLY
a national SEX OFFENDER registry is located here: http://www.familywatchdog.us/
check your neighborhood and you can find the child sex offenders. make certain it maps your location properly because it did not properly map my address. :/
x-posting this one all over so if you see it more than once, i apologize...
|Thursday, August 31st, 2006|
|Friday, August 11th, 2006|
I just joined this group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tabitha, and I'm a mommy to Garrett who is almost 10 mos! I've been a member of LJ for awhile but I've only just started figure-ing things out! I just discovered the 'mommy' communities and I'm going group crazy! LoL. Well, I look forward to getting to know you all. =)
|Monday, July 17th, 2006|
I have a problem with the babies carseat and need sosme help.
I have a 97 Honda Civic and I need to find a convertable seat that will fit in the middle back seat. My problem is that my husband puts the seat all the way back. Does any have a Honda Civic ? What kind of carseats are you using and any recommendations ?
|Sunday, June 18th, 2006|
Mamarevolution.com was started in early winter 2004 by four young mamas who needed a place where they belonged. Too young and alternative for babycenter and too old for the teen based online communities, they struck out to make a home for mamas who just didn’t fit in anywhere else. After a few nights of brainstorming and women sharing their talents, Mamarevolution.com was born.
Mamarevolution is a pro-choice, feminist community who seeks to support, encourage and educate young women and mothers from all backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to provide the community and support that is so desperately needed as we fight for our rights as parents and women, and to defeat the social stereotypes that surround young or alternative parents.
While we promote breastfeeding and natural parenting, we recognize that each family is unique and has their own set of needs and customs. We respect and support all families and their allies in their quest to raise strong, positive and socially conscious children.
|Monday, April 10th, 2006|
My husband and I just had a baby almost 3 months ago (woah time flies) so I obviously have been staying home... which means a big budget cut for us; but...Both of these websites are GREAT! I've made over $200 in the past 2months from them (and yes really have been paid)! M
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|Sunday, April 9th, 2006|
I have a problem.
I've been breastfeeding since day one. But about 3 weeks ago I had to start breast AND bottle feeding due to sore nipples and me being sick. I'm better now but my nipples are not. I still try to breastfeed but it hurts so bad and my nipples bleed frequently. So when they're bleeding I can't feed her nor pump my milk so I end up having to give her formula. I hate doing that. I'd rather her have breastmilk but I don't want her to drink my blood at the same time. Can anything be done to help this?
|Monday, March 20th, 2006|
I'm not sure if I am supposed to do this, so if I am stepping on a few toes, please let me know. :)
In the next few days I will be setting up a new community on LJ. Basically it is for moms who have things that they don't need anymore and would like to donate it to moms who do need it. It is similar to freecycle but for moms. If you have some ideas, feel free to share.
|Monday, March 6th, 2006|
I had the baby!!
Well just as I had thought, they kept me in the hospital for my pre-eclampsia. I was in from the 22nd of February until just yesterday. So roughly like 11-12 days. The did various checks for protein in my urine and for the firt 48 hours I was monitored very closely. Then was transferred to the OB side of the ward for normal obeservation. Routine blood pressure checks and such. They decided to induce my labor on March 1st because the levels of protein in my urine got too high. They began the induction around 4 a.m. I was in labor for 15 hours, 5 of which I was stuck at 5 cm dialation. Since the labor wasn't progressing and my cervix was beginning to swell, they decided to do a c-section. I admit I was very very scared. I mean, its major surgery! Plus, Chad hadn't gotten there yet. He just barely made it. Right as they were about to take me back, he came and grabbed his OR clothes and was saying goodbye to me. After the doctors were all prepped, he was allowed to come into the OR. He sat next to me and held my hand.
Sara Angelina Nicole Engel was born March 1st at 8:27 pm. 5 lbs 0 oz, 19 inches long. Very little hair, dark. And right now her eyes are blue but they may change as she grows. Shes very small, being 1 month premature but very healthy. She had no trouble breathing at all, which is what I was worried most about since shes premature. We had to stay in the hospital until yesterday because my blood pressure was still high and she developed jaundice. But she quickly got better and now we are home. Its GREAT to be home. Spending 2 weeks in a hospital really takes a toll on you.
My first night with her at home was a little rough. Chad stayed with us to help out. I couldn't get her to sleep in her crib so I had her sleeping on my chest. She woke up a few times to feed and to be changed but it wasn't so bad. I was just REALLY sore and tired. Whats funny is she fell asleep today in my mom's arms and she put her in her crib and she slept for 3 hours! When I put her in the crib, she slept for 5 minutes and then cried. I am so not a pro at this. I'm thinking I'll have my mom put her down to sleep since shes so great at it.
Well, I have to go tend to my baby. I just wanted to let everyone know how we were doing!
|Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006|
sorry, this is x-posted
I'm not sure if I made an entry about my pre-eclampsia. I was diagnosed with a mild form of it over a week ago. I ended up being in the hospital for 3 days to be monitored and to collect a 24 hour urine sample to check and see how much protein was spilled into my urine. The count was in the 500's so I was diagnosed with a mild form of it. Most of you know about pre-eclampsia and the effects on the body and how it only gets worse before it gets better. The only way to get rid of it is to deliver and me still being only 35 weeks, they'd like to keep me pregnant for at least 2 more weeks to ensure that her lungs are mature.
I went into the doctor today for a blood pressure check and it was high once again and I have a high protein count in my urine. So guess where I get to go. Back to the hospital. Once again I'll do another 24-hour urine test and if the results are higher than before, I may end up in the hospital until the baby is born. My sister says if they present this as an option, that I should take it. Even though I REALLY don't want to.. So this very well may be my last entry for awhile.
Hopefully I won't have to stay in the hospital. It will depend on the results from the test. But I definately will be in for the next 30-something hours. 24 hours for the test and they'll keep me until they get the results back.
I really really hope my pre-eclampsia isn't getting worse. The last thing I want to do is spend the remainder of my pregnancy in the hospital, completely shut off from the world. I'm getting depressed just thinking about it.
Well I suppose I should get back to packing. Hopefully I'll be back. Hopefully.. Current Mood: sad
|Tuesday, February 21st, 2006|
|Tuesday, January 31st, 2006|
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|Thursday, January 26th, 2006|
Here's a fun question...
A really good friend of my husband's is getting married this July. Little J. Henry will be a whopping three months old. Chad and I would really like to go to this wedding, but, get this, it's in Alaska. We found flights that would get us there in under five hours, but here's the big question(s):
Has anyone ever traveled with a 3-month old? Would they recommend against it?
Chad, ever optimistic, feels that it would be a great time to fly in, spend a week, see a few sights and fly home. He argues that when the baby's that small, it's easier than when they're two or three.
I, oddly enough cautious on this one, feel that it would be too difficult to keep a schedule and worry about tiring the little guy out.
I am sooooooooo tired. My newest son and I have been partying every night this week. Well, after a while last night, I woke his daddy up and let the two of them fight out their difference of opinion on when is a good time to go to bed. This was around 4am and I don't think Larz went back to bed until around 5:30 and we usually get up around 6. HA! No one moved until 6:45 and then I was half an hour late for work, because my ass was dragging like it weighed a ton!! I just keep telling myself that it will get better. The other two started out the same way. . . I think. My mind is so sleep deprived it took me 30 minutes to write one contact note! help me . . .
|Tuesday, December 20th, 2005|
Well, ready or not it is almost time for me to go back to work. Weirdly enough, I am actually really ready. I can already anticipate what my desk will look like. I am also very anxious. Everyone is laid off and we are supposed to go back on January 3, but I won't feel secure in all this until we are actually back at work on Tuesday January 3. Part of me is like if I don't go back to work, I can get unemployment and take my time and look for a job. Maybe go ahead and do something like take the SW exam again. Hmmm.
VJ is getting very attached to nursing. Interesting enough, I think that I am a giant (and I am still giant! lol) pacifier. I love breastfeeding him though. I think it has something to do with him being my last baby. Sigh. I don't really want anymore kids, but at the same time not having the option to have anymore is kinda sad. I know my husband could not handle anymore kids. And I know my spoiled kids could not handle anymore. Adjusting to the new baby is already stressing ds5. Back to the breastfeeding thing. I kinda hate to wean him if I am not going back to work. I will still pump though. Ugh. If I don't go back to work, we will be so stressed financially.
My stepdaughter will be visiting after Christmas. I think that we will ask my father-in-law to borrow his tahoe while she is here, because it seats like 8 people and I hate to take 2 cars everywhere we go while she is here. I hate driving! We will see. Larz hates to ask his parents for anything.
I think VJ will be up in a minute. Let me post this right quick!
|Saturday, December 10th, 2005|
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|Monday, November 28th, 2005|
Vernon Jackson Roberts has arrived. You can view him on the hospital website at www.sbrmc.com. He is the most gorgeous child born that entire week . . . or so I am told.
The cesarean part went well. The spinal numbed me up beautifully. It did hurt a little when she was putting it in. I think that she had only done it a couple of times, because they were talking her through it. I was trying to ignore that part, because that is just really unnerving! Larz tells me that I was cracking jokes and things like that during the surgery. I remember talking, but not necessarily cracking jokes. I remember them telling me I could take a nap and I thought, well I will do that. And then they kept disturbing my nap to ask me how I was doing! Funny people. The nurse had Larz cutting the cord before he even knew what he was doing. This is hilarious, because he had no intention whatsoever of cutting anyone's anything. I was glad I was so numb, because I could laugh at this without shaking anything they were working on. The doctor said that he wasn't going to use any staples on me yeah! He just used some expensive glue and those dissolving stitches.
Did have a scary day the next day. My blood sugars started bottoming out that night, but my family had gone home and the nurses didn't know me to know that I was talking strangely. When the doctor came in the next morning he kept asking me how I felt, but I think that I was holding it together enough that he didn't think I was too far gone. I couldn't stay awake long enough to form a word, much less an entire sentence. Larz came in and was actually lightly slapping my face to keep me alert. He actually went out and brought a nurse in by the arm to make her realize that something was wrong with me. The pumped me full of fluid for the entire day. I barely remember anything from Saturday. My blood sugars didn't come over 40 the entire day and my bottom number on my blood pressure wouldn't go below 90. What a terrible day. I think I could have died. Thank God for my wonderful husband. My poor mother and children were so worried. Whew.
Took him to the doctor today and he is doing well. Scared the crap out of me the other day. We had to rush him to the hospital. He threw up and sucked some of it back down and started screaming and shaking and couldn't breathe. I thought he was having a seizure. Larz took us to the hospital doing like 80. I was crying. Not sobbing, but crying. The girls came from behind the counter and put their arms around me and ushered us in to see the nurse. Put us in front of like three other people. The doctor said that the reason he couldn't breathe was a reflex that his body did to keep from aspirating. Just in case he had aspirated some of the fluid, they took chest xrays that day and we had to come back the next day to do another chest xray, because sometimes pneumonia doesn't show up the first day. And he said that this pneumonia would be particularly dangerous, because it would have a chemical element to it. Scary! So after waiting at the hospital for five hours the first night we went home and he was fine. I know it was five hours, because we watched the entire movie South Central (Interesting, I have never seen it) and Comic View and 3 episodes of Girlfriends and 1.5 episodes of Good Times. It was very nice that the hospital had tvs in the er rooms. Then we took him to the pediatrician who put him on zantac. This was another scary episode, because he had done the whole throwing up gagging and shaking thing again! His system has matured a little and he hasn't done it again, but he still pukes (as Zay puts it) sometimes. The doctor says that he should be fine, because his lungs sound clear and he has gained over a pound these last couple of weeks. Now if he would just sleep for about four hours at a time, life would be sweet. It's the little things you know.