Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Guess who’s one month old!? Our little Sweet Pea!! She has been keeping me very busy! It’s been a wild ride so far! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately. Between the lack of sleep, the other three kiddles, the house, the dog, you know...complete mayhem 🤪...I haven’t had much extra time. But she is doing great! She is 11 pounds already! So, she’s been growing about a pound a week. The good news is, is that she actually eats without me waking her now! I don’t have to keep her up constantly just to feed her for two or three minutes. She eats until she’s full and then goes back to sleep…But only in my arms. You forget how draining a #newborn can be, and I look forward to having more sleep at some point. 😴But I’m trying to live in each moment and cuddle her up! I know all too well how short this phase is! I’m not sure what is going on with me, but I’m wondering if the lack of sleep is flaring up my #fibromyalgia because my body hurts absolutely everywhere. I can’t seem to get a break from the pain. My neck is stiff, my back is achy, as are my arms and legs. I’ve been running a low-grade fever for several days, too. But I have no other symptoms other than a headache. I’ve never had a newborn baby while suffering from fibromyalgia, so I don’t know if it is that, but I never felt like this with the other babies. Who knows!? 🤷🏼‍♀️ For now, I guess it’s a good excuse to just snuggle with my Sweet Pea. 💗💕 #newbornphotography #newbornbaby #baby #imsotired #fibrowithnewborn #babylove #babiesofinstagram #fibro #chronicillness #blogpost

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Good news!! Although Sweet Pea does have a slight murmur, she’s going to be just fine!! Nothing that warrants even a follow-up appointment unless the pediatrician wants her to have one to check on it at 8 months when this type of murmur usually goes away. 😊 I’m feeling very grateful!! Thank you all for the kind words of support!!! #blogpost #newborn #momlife #momof4 #thankful #noheartdisease #sighofrelief #lovemybaby #lovemykids

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For those of you who are not on Facebook with me, a little update is in order. Sunday night, Sweet Pea was exhibiting signs of respiratory distress. So the pediatrician sent us to the ER to have her checked out. All test results came back okay and there was nothing emergent that needed to be addressed immediately, so we were sent back home to be followed by the pediatrician the next day. At the pediatrician’s yesterday, it turns out she has a slight heart murmur. So here I sit at the cardiologist’s waiting to have her tested to see what is going on. The pediatrician doesn’t believe this is going to be any kind of major issue, so I’m hoping for the best, but it’s still pretty worrisome and triggering to me because this is how it all started with Miracle Man originally. He had a slight murmur that ended up needing the heart surgery a couple of weeks later and has several other heart conditions that are being closely followed still. Many people have heart murmurs and do not need interventions. It just scares me because of Miracle Man’s history. But I’m going to stay positive and hope for great results today! This will be four ER/doc visits/appointments for her in four days...feels sooooo much like history repeating itself. #blogpost #congenitalheartdisease #heartmurmur #newborn #notthisagain #respiratorydistress

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

When Little Miss Met Sweet Pea 💗A story of sisters. A story of love. 💕 Since about the year that Little Miss turned two years old, she has begged for a #sister . And for the 3 years leading up to being #pregnant with the boys, that request was made Every.Single.Day. No joke, no exaggeration. She begged every gosh darn day. Through failed attempts at pregnancy, and two painful #miscarriages , we endured the rentless requests of our innocent, unassuming preschooler. She was determined to convince us that she needed a sister. When we were finally pregnant with #twin boys, and we shared the news with her, she cried hysterically for a week because they were both boys. Of course, over the years she has grown to love and adore them, and also to fight with them incessantly as only loving and adoring #siblings should🤪. And I have always told her that she had been given #brothers so that they would have the energy to be able keep up with her. That a sister might not have had that same level of energy that she required in a sibling. (I know it’s a simplified, sexist, and ignorant explanation...but it was made with good intention and it served its purpose). And with her strong personality, I don’t know if she would’ve been as close to a sister nearer her age as she always thought she would be. I’ve always guessed they would have fought like cats and dogs. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Of course, who really knows?! But when you aren’t in charge of making those decisions, you grasp at straws to help your little ones understand why they cannot simply “have a sister”. Of course, we had also told her at times that @Walmart was out of stock on sisters the day we got her her brothers! 🤪 It was a plausible enough explanation!🤷🏼‍♀️ more in comments... #blogpost #baby #family #momlife #babyhasarrived #lovemykids #lovemyfamily #momof4 #momofgirls #momofboys #parenthood

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