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My Labor And Delivery Story

Hi, guys! We are officially home with baby and learning our new “normal.” Our daughter is perfect and beautiful and my heart continues to explode with love for her.

As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect when it came to labor and to be honest, I was scared.

Here is my story….

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7:

I started having contractions throughout the night, but was able to sleep in between them. I knew they weren’t strong enough or close enough together to go in yet, so I just dealt with them at home.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8:

I had an appointment that morning, and the dr. certainly didn’t think I would go into labor that night.

I attempted to go to work, but continued to have contractions so I went home. They started getting stronger, so my mom headed to my house. I called my husband and said he needed to leave work. I showered, packed our bags, and left.

We were in triage for hours, only to be sent home because my contractions were 7 minutes apart and they needed to be 3 or 4.

As soon as we left, my contractions got so bad I truly didn’t think I could handle it any longer. I had terrible back labor. My husband timed my contractions and they c ame every 3 minutes for the next two hours, so we headed back to the hospital.

I was finally admitted around midnight and asked for an epidural immediately. The relief was amazing and necessary for me.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9:

I labored throughout the night and morning, and progressed naturally. They did have to break my water, and once they did that I quickly made it to 10 cm dialated.

I opted to have the mirror lowered so I could watch, and the experience was amazing.

After an hour and 10 minutes of pushing, our daughter was born. She had the cord wrapped around her neck and swallowed some fluid, but the team was quick and baby girl was just fine.

Once the epidural wore off, they moved us to another room.

Our girl had some issues, but we had the best care. I had hemorrhoids and stitches because I had an episiotomy. Needless to say, it was very painful.

That whole day was a whirlwind with nurses, doctors, and visitors (mostly family and my best friend).

I learned that the bathroom is a chore and scary after delivery!

I also learned how to breastfeed, which is hard but wonderful.

We barely slept that night.

COMPLICATIONS:

Baby girl had jaundice so we had to stay at the hospital until Tuesday.

GOING HOME:

When baby was cleared, we FINALLY headed home (Tuesday night).

Now we are enjoying our beautiful, healthy baby girl and loving every minute of it.

Thanks for reading!

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend (Food, Fitness, Friends, And Family)

Hello, everyone! Another Monday closer to meeting our sweet baby girl. I am so excited! I do have a little cold, so I’m hoping to knock that out quickly.

We had a nice weekend, so here is my recap.

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Once my husband got off of work, he was sweet enough to fix my mom’s breaks. He always fixes our cars! We sat at his shop and I was able to help out a bit. I’ve learned a lot about cars since being with him.

When he finished, we picked up Panera and took it home.

After dinner, my husband played video games and my mom and I watched Shark Tank. We love that show!

SATURDAY:

I woke up and taught my online classes before cleaning the house. I like to do a deep clean once a week!

I did a 20 minute pregnancy cardio workout followed by 10 minutes on the elliptical. It felt good to get a workout in.

Afterwards, I took a shower and nap before my in-laws came over.

My MIL and I went to Sam’s Club and the guys did some work in the nursery!

For dinner, we had stuffed salmon, twice baked potatoes, and salad. YUM!

After dinner, we watched some TV before bed!

SUNDAY:

We started the day with coffee and some relaxing. Once my in-laws left, I showered and got ready for the day.

I met up with some girlfriends for shopping and a late lunch at BJs.

Look at the Easter outfit I got for our little ♡♡♡

For lunch/dinner, we split avacado egg rolls and I had a delicious salad!

Once we finished and said goodbye I went to the grocery store before heading home.

I had some snacks and watched the Superbowl with my husband before bed.

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week ahead!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Winter Weather, And Baby Month

Hello there, everyone! It is February, which means it is officially baby month!! What a whirlwind this journey has been. I can’t believe we get to meet our little one SO soon!

Apparently my cat thinks the nursery is just for her hahaha!

We had another dr. appointment today, and I am 1 cm dialated (same as last week), so she still has a little more brewing to do!

CHALLENGES THIS WEEK:

*Cramping

*Pressure….so. much. pressure.

*Nausea

*Trying to stay comfortable

*Thirsty all the time

THIS WEEK IN FOOD:

Our meals have been quite tasty this week!

Turkey burger and a salad kit

Pasta and meat sauce

Yesterday, I had lunch with my mom at Zoup…yum!

Crack chicken in the crockpot! Delicious!!

How cute is my cappuccino from Fox in the Snow Cafe?!

I have had Wednesday through today off of work due to extreme cold and snow. It has been so nice!! Our cars have been a mess from the weather, so I have been stuck inside quite a bit.

Anyone else been hit with this weather? Bring on the warm weather, please!!!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*Bump at the barre

*Elliptical

*Exercise bike

I’m thankful I have these options at home, but I sure do miss the gym. Keeping baby safe is #1 though!

Since my husband needed my car today I am stuck inside again…oh well, at least I have Starbucks and my fireplace!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness And Friends)

Hi, all! Another weekend flew by, which means another weekend closer to meeting our girl! I will be 37 weeks on Thursday and I’m feeling every bit of it.

This weekend was a nice mixture of relaxing and getting things done around the house. Here is my recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Chipotle for us on his way home from work. We ate and wached Netflix, which was so relaxing.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and online teaching! I did a barre workout before starting on my to-do list. I got a lot done!

Later, my husband went out to grab us carry out from Roosters while I stayed home and took a long shower.

We ate and watched Breaking Bad until we went to bed.

SUNDAY:

My husband and I picked up Starbucks first thing and brought it home to enjoy in front of the fireplace.

I did yoga, went to the grocery store, and folded laundry.

My husband set up some things for baby girl! We are so ready for her!!!

We went out to dinner at a place called Local Cantina with some friends. I enjoyed the chicken fajitas!

We had fun catching up spending time with friends!

When we got home we watched a little TV before bed.

Now time to prepare for the freezing cold weather expected this week!

Have a good one!

With love,

Carly