Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is my middle child's birthday.  He was born 6 years ago.  I can remember it just like it was yesterday.  On Sunday the 11th, I was 4 days overdue.  I had to go into labor on my own because it was a VBAC.  The midwife couldn't give me anything to start my labor due to the risk of placentica abruption.  My midwife had done everything she could at that point.  I've been taking vitamins that would soften the cervix, midwife stripped my membranes to try to get the contractions started.  Nothing was working.  So I decided to take some Castor Oil.  It was the nastiest thing I've ever taken.  I had mixed it with some juice.  I went to bed that night and woke up in the morning with some mild contractions.  They weren't strong or close together yet.  So Hubby went to work and I stayed home. 
Throughout the day I was having some good contractions so I called my midwife and she told me to go on in to the hospital where she can monitor me.  I got there Monday evening.  She checked me and the baby out and said that the contractions weren't close enough yet.  She had me walk around the maternity ward for an hour to see if I could get them closer together.  When she checked me an hour later, she said that I was having contractions but just wasn't close enough yet and that It would be a while.  She gave me the option of going back home or staying overnight.  I chose to stay overnight.  So we got all checked in and settled in for the night. 
About 3am, Tuesday morning I woke up to my water breaking.  I knew this was the start of it and that he would be coming soon.  I slept on and off since the contractions weren't extremely painful yet. Morning came and spent the day walking around a a little, bouncing on the ball to try to get labor going.  By afternoon the contractions were getting stronger and stronger so I got an epidural.  BEST DRUG EVER!  By this point.  I was only dilated a couple centimeters.  My labor was going to be slow and long!  Evening came along and still no baby.  midnight rolled around and the midwife was getting concerned since it was almost the 24 hour mark of my water breaking.  She was afraid of infection setting in and harming the baby.  I was only like an 7 cm at that point.  The bad part was the epidural wasn't doing its job correctly and I could feel EVERYTHING.  I had begged for more drugs and even threw the button to dispense the medicine across the room and said "This damn thing isn't working"
About 3:30am I told my midwife that I was done.  Just take me back for a c-section.   She decided to check me one last time and surprise surprise, I was complete and ready to push.  By this point, I was in labor for 45 hours!  I would have pushed for a a little over an hour.  But at 5:15am, Caden came screaming in the world.  When he came out, everybody was SHOCKED at how big he was.  Everybody started guessing on his weight before they weighed him.  He was 10 lbs 2oz. It took the nurses like 10 tries to get his whole feet on the pad to do foot prints.

I can't believe he's 6 years old today!  I hope he had a great birthday.  I can't wait to hear about his day when he gets home from school.
Here he is on his 1st day of Kindergarten and today at school during snack time!

Friday, September 9, 2011

My wins

This blog post is just for me to keep track of my winnings.  I tried to write it down but I lost the paper lol!  I "stole" this idea from a friend of mine :)

Instant Win Games
Weekender on Wheels - received
$10 LiveNation GC - received
$10 LiveNation GC - received
$15 Starbucks GC - received
Sour Patch Kids T-shirt - received
Bamboo Coasters - received
coupon for dove ice cream bars - received
coupon for Mars Candy Bar
coupon for Mars Candy Bar

Blog Giveaways Win

September 2011
$200 Publix GC from Iheartpublix- received
Double Take Book from received
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Preteens Book from mommylivingthelifeofriley - Received
2 LadyBug Girl Books from Fabgrandma  - Received
Angelina Ballerina:  The Shining Star DVD by gaynycdad - received
Boon bug pod from twoboysonegirlandacrazymom - Received
40 Love book from kidsumers - received
Chiotka Webb's Memoir, Something Inside of Me book from naptimeismytime- Received  
Young and in Love by Ted Cunningham from myfourmonkeys- received 
time tracker from socialmediajunkie - received
Aurora's softy soaker from mommy im hungry- received 
$25 GC to Positively proud from mommylivingthelifeofriley - received 
K-Y Intense from uhohmom- received 
Pizza Mania Math Game from Energizer Bunny's mommy report - received
Hydrating Mask and eye Cream from Pink Dandy Chatter - Received 
Grace Card DVD from Social Media Junkie- received 
Hamiltion Beach Coffee Maker from newly crunchy momma of 3 - received 
Farm Rich Coupon from Leslie loves veggies- received 
pillsbury sweet moments from my four monkeys- received 
Llama Llama Home with Mama book from my four monkeys- received 

October 2011
Bailey by Harry Bliss Book from fabgrandma - received 
Wonders of the Universe DVD from my four monkeys - received 
Dremel Multi-Max Cordless from Mom and More- received 
Personalized Book from Adventures of 8 - received 
Jessa Anderson CD from my four monkeys- Received 
Mother Goose prize pack from Tetheredmommy - received
Box Top Prize Pack from closer to lucy - received  
Pediacare from Tatum's Family reviews- received 
Bob Evans Dinner Coupon from 2 boys 1 girl 1 crazy mom - received
Exhibit Kids Tee from Social Media Junkie - received
Glow Baby Calender from OurKidsMom - received
Amulet Book from mysillymonkeys- received
4 sampler BBQ set from Susan's Disney Family - received
Crest 3D whitestrips from girlgonemom - received
Bob Evans Dinner Coupon from as mom sees it - received
Big G 6 boxes of cereal from mommy? I'm hungry - received
Pink Together Prize Pack from Thanks, Mail carrier - received
Amulet Book from as mom sees it - received
Totino's Prize Pack from the mom reviews- received
Spooky Buddies DVD from shining2save - received
Citibloc 100 pc from mom and more- received
Funky Monkey Fruit Snacks from as they grow up - received
Freschetta Pizza from Howard House - received
Master Lock from Susan's Disney Family - received
Smelly Towel from Susan's Disney Family - received
November 2011
Skinny Cow products from As they grow up - received
Ocean Motion CD from being MVP- received 
Funky Monkey Snacks from Mommy? I'm Hungry - received
Alexia Bread products coupon from Leslie loves veggies - received
Coupon Binder & $50 Cash from Having Fun Saving - received
chicken soup for the soul: inspiration for the young at heart from little yayas
Renuzit Fresh Accents Coupon from little yayas - received
$25 delmote fresh fruit/veggie coupons from 2boys1girl1crazymom - received
Winnie the Pooh DVD from thenotsoblog - received
3 coupons for tombstone pizzas from our kids mom
fogless shower mirror from onescrappymom - received
Plasma Car from Formality of Frugality - received
Renuzit Fresh Accents Coupon from Pink Dandy Chatter - received
Star Wars DS game from gaynycdad - received
$15 GC to baby threads from new age mama
Greatest Day Ever Game from onescrappymom - received
Vitamin Baby Blanket from beingmvp - received
Bluapple from Dragonfly Sweetnest - received
One Sweet Cookie Cookbook from Mommy? I'm hungry - received
Flip Flops from Being MVP - received
Bummas Washclothes from Dragonfly Sweetnest - received
Ottilie and LuLu products from Dragonfly Sweetnest
Jumpstart membership from Dragonfly Sweetnest - received
Headbanz Game from 2boys1girl1crazymom - received
Monster Burrufu book from mommy? I'm Hungry - received
NCIS Wii game from New Age Mama - received
Lice Free Shampoo from Giveaway Blogdom - received
December 2011
Family Story Book from FabGrandma - received
Ben 10 Xbox Game from Momstart - received
Honest Kids Drinks from Mommy? I'm hungry
Solpals from dragonfly sweetnest - received
Uncommon Stocking Stuffers from Kate n Kaboodle
Starry Night Game from Mom to bed by 8 picture from Brookie's Baby Bargain - received
Violet Love Headbands from Dragonfly sweetnest - received
January 2012
Dali Decals from Being MVP - received
BARBAR hair tools from living the life of riley - recieved

Boon Bug Pod Giveaway

This is one of my favorite products.  I had something similar to this when my daughter was little.  But I got rid of it once my older 2 had outgrown bath toys.  But now I have a 1.5 year old, I desperately need something like this again.  If I don't win this, I'm definitely going to be purchasing this asap!

Some info about the Bug Pod:
  • Makes bath time clean-up fun & easy
  • Stores & organizes bath accessories
  • Built-in shelf
  • Reduces mold & mildew
  • Mounting options included: adhesive strips and hardware
  • BpA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free
  • Recommended ages: All ages
  • Dimensions: 11″ x 17″ x 7.5″
    Where to buy:
    You can purchase the Bug and any other Boon products through The Bug Pod retails for $29.99

    The best part is someone can win your own boon bug pod!  All you have to do is go here and enter to win your own.  Good Luck!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dropper Stopper Giveaway

I know all parents out there are constantly picking up sippies, toys, etc that your toddler has dropped.  I know I've done it a million times with my 3 kids.  That's why there is a great product called Dropper Stopper.  A great product where you can wrap and snap your child's sippy or toy to the highchair, stroller, carseat, etc.  It will not be touching any dirty floors!  yuck!

Naptime is my time is hosting a giveaway where you can win your own Dropper Stopper! Go over there and enter!

Kolcraft Turtle Tot Activity Center Giveaway

My fellow blogger Mom Spotted is doing a giveaway where 1 person can win a Kolcraft Turtle Tot Activity Center!!  This is an AWESOME product for anybody that has little ones.  My 21 month old had a similar product when he was younger.  It was a lifesaver because I was able to put him in there where I know he would be safe and out of harm while I was able to do my household chores.  Go here to enter!!  Kolcraft also has a lot of other amazing products