Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Surviving Labor–Induction Style

Tips and Tricks Tuesday

It’s possible I promise! I really wasn’t too fond of being preggers and I could not wait to meet my baby. I was terrified of labor until I was about 32 weeks pregnant. The closer I got to full term the more I didn’t care what I had to experience to just get the kid out of me! Once my induction was scheduled I was at peace with the fact that my vag may never be the same!

There are a few things you need to know about being induced. It was the best decision for me but that doesn’t mean it will be for everyone else. I was that pregnant girl who called the OB all the time and constantly complained about the pains of pregnancy. I’m pretty sure my doc was over me by the time Turner McCartney arrived.

- Spray tans are crucial. The day before induction everyone should get sprayed. I totally googled it and it’s safe for the baby as long as you aren’t a huffer and you don’t inhale ridiculous amounts of spray tan stuff. You need to look good for all the pics people will be taking.

- You definitely should shower before you go. You may never get to bathe again so take advantage of this time. Also do hair and makeup – I think it was a month before I wore makeup again!

- Be prepared for the water breakage. It was weird and uncomfortable. At this point in the game you should be used to being violated so that part won’t bother you at all.

- Pitocin is contraction magic. I swear I went from feeling nothing to the fetal position in about 5 minutes. It really works!

- Ummm I’m not sure how to tell you this but having a baby hurts. Be prepared. Contractions are insane and I have no clue how women have natural child birth.

- Epidurals are your friend. I was such a wuss and I promise it wasn’t bad at all. Just a little stinging and then it’s all good. I wish I would have gotten it sooner. There’s no need to suffer! Don’t be scared the epidural rocks!

- You need to be prepared for total vag destruction. I didn’t feel anything but pressure after my epidural but once the baby was out and it was time to attempt to repair the taint, it became quite unpleasant. And recovering from vag/taint destruction really sucks. I recommend sitting on a doughnut blow up thing at all times. And lots of hot baths – you know in all your free time.

- Just know your taint will never be the same. But it’s totally worth it!

I had the best labor and delivery experience and I feel truly lucky that everything went so smoothly. Try not to stress and make it a fun experience! Takes lots of pictures and make sure you get everything you want. Labor and delivery is all about mom – it’s totally ok to be a demanding bitch. You just grew a baby and carried it around for 40 weeks. :)

If you want to read the birth story check it out here and here.

Go link up your labor tips!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I love Shutterfly. They always come through when I need them. Like 2 months after my child’s birth when I decide to go ahead and do birth announcements. :) I mean it’s not too late. I’m pretty sure everyone that cares has seen a picture of her. But you know I’m sending them out anyway. It’s not too late. Right?

I have used Shutterfly to make awesome photo books to remember TM’s birth. It’s super easy to do and they are ridiculously cute. These make great gifts for grandparents as well. You can make a photo book of anything and it’s a cute way to keep up with all your pictures.

They have really cute birthday invitations and when the time comes I’ll be ordering TM’s invites from them. Look how cute these invites are. I cannot wait to plan a party but I’m a little bummed that I can’t have pool parties for TM since she was born in March! Sad day.




They also have cute thank you cards! You can include a picture of your super cute babe or yourself. I have no shame and I would totally put a picture of myself on one.

Have a blog? Sign up for a chance at 50 free cards from Shutterfly.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So What Wednesday


So What If….

  • my kid is 2 months old and I still haven’t ordered birth announcements….I can get 50 free if I blog about Shutterfly and I still have no internet from the tornado.
  • I’m still going to send out birth announcements even though TM was born in March
  • I can’t post TM’s 2 month post because I have no internet at home and all the pictures are on my home computer….I hate not having internet!
  • I’m still putting off making a budget. I’m scared to know how broke we are.
  • sometimes I pump at night just so I can have a glass of wine before bed.
  • maybe I occasionally sometimes maybe let TM sleep with us. She sleeps so much better. Don’t judge.
  • I really need to update my blog look but I have no clue how and I have no money to pay someone!

Head over to Shannon’s blog and link up!