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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Luellas room so far

all we need is her crib and a pack n play which both are being taken care of by 2 amazing people =D and then lots of small stuff
like....curtains, rug, cushions for the rocker, laundry detergent, nursing bra and nursing shirt, wet bags (for cloth diapering) and stuff like that, and then we will be completely ready for her! Id like to get some more wall stickers to make her room look cuter but thats not a priority

Got this rocker for $35!!!!

Luella kicking and moving around!! almost 36 weeks

SYRACUSE BABY SHOWER annnd some updates =D

so my baby shower in syrace was may 22nd at green lakes and it was awesome!! the cup cakes looked great all the friends and family were there and i just had such a wonderful time! The games were a whole lot of fun and lots of presents hehe My mom did a diaper raffle since we will be doing cloth diapers, which i thought was an AMAZING idea =D and we got $256 between the raffle and cards so ellie will be all set =D ill post lots of pictures from the party =D

UPDATES: well my last dr apt the dr said shes making her way down my pelvis very nicely and starting to get ready =D hmm there arent many more updates other than i now see the dr every week instead of every other...OH YEAH i have a sono scheduled for june 14 at 1:00 so i cant WAIT to see my baby girl before she arrives =D

Me and my momma

i love my goofy husband hell be a great daddy!!

playing the pregnancy game to show men how hard it is to tie your shoes when youre pregnant haha

the AMAZING cup cakes

my friend kara due about 2 weeks before me

i love this man!!!!!

kara again =)

pass the poopy diaper (like hot potato) its mushed up recess pieces, mustard and some water hehehe

the other wonderful cup cakes


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Birthing Class!

had birthing class today =D josh came and we learned  A LOT some great massage techniques, josh got to wear a 30 lb back pack in front to feel a smidget of how i feel haha and got to wash a baby and get a tour of l&d and just very informative and fun =) I think it just hit me today IM PREGNANT!! im going to have this little tiny baby that i cant give back to the mother cause i AM the mother, i will teach and feed and bath and take care of this baby 24/7! Josh was very cute and very interactive the whole time =D
I deff recommend going to birthing classes =) there was some stuff that i just let go in one ear and out the other but there was also a LOT of informative stuff as well! If you go into labor knowing what to expect and knowing your options and choices then itll be a lot easier and less tense =)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Super natural Pregnancy!

Ok so from the get go I've known this was from God (every birth and pregnancy is from God but ijust KNEW this was something special) if youve read my story about my dream i had you know a little about what im going to say already but a month before I got pregnant I had a dream that I was standing in a hospital and God said "you are going to get pregnant with a baby girl, name her Luella Rose but call her Ellie" then he handed me a baby, i didnt see him but i knew it was God handing me the baby. When I woke up I had forgotten the name, i knew it ended in ella so later that day I fell asleep and took a nap and in my dream heard "dont forget its Luella" so that was confirmation that it wasnt just a dream but a word from God. So I held onto that and believed for it. Later that week i told Joshs dad about the dream and when i finished he said "youre gonna think this is funny cause I know you had no idea what her name was but my mother was called ellie" I had NOOO idea what her name was let alone what her close friends and family called her! so that was ANOTHER confirmation that this was from God and He has a plan for her life, then wouldn't you know a month later i find out I'm pregnant!
  Now every one tells me their horror stories of how bad pregnancy and labor was for them but I knew that wasnt about to be me, i had NO morning sickness! I was occasionally nauseous but it was very minimal, nothing to whine about. I wasn't very tired like every one told me I would be, I wasn't moody or anything like that, i did get sick 2 times 1 time from warm orange juice (which is gross anyways) and another from a sub (which i had been sick allll that day after eating that sub so i think it was a good thing i got sick cause maybe something was bad about it)
I got through my 1st trimester and felt great! now through my whole second trimester i liked taking mid day naps but i wasnt exhausted if i didnt, i continued to go on my daily walks and exorcise routines and then the sono came and sure enough we found out we were going to have our little Luella Rose Bailey! 3rd trimester came and again not tired just occasionly nauseous (no room for my stomach lol) ellie kicks when daddy sings or i listen to worship music or i sing to her so I know she will love worship! We read to her and talk to her all the time! Ive had NOOO complications! i continue to go on my walks and hikes, i take my vitamins, drink my tea and i just feel wonderful! I LOVE being pregnant!!! I still have 7 weeks left so things COULD change but i know they wont this pregnancy has been so easy and just flown by and I know its all thanks to God!

ive been listening and reading the supernatural childbirth cds and book by jackie maize and i suggest anyone who i pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or will be again some day should DEFF listen to the cds at least they are wonderful and I know i will be having a supernatural childbirth one way or another =)

Hubbys idea of how to put me in labor heheh anddd mothers day!!

so ive been drinking red raspberry leaf tea, going on walks, and will be starting to take evening primrose oil (all natural things that help soften and strengthen the cervix) hoping i go ON my due date, and that i have her the minute she is ready and not a minute later =)
well josh gave me a list of things were going to do the day before to make sure i dont go over and i added in a few old wives tales hahah so heres his list
eat lots of spicey food
drink a lot of my raspberry leaf tea
"the deed"
eat pineapple
go for a hike
foot massage/pedicure
tell baby to get ready and tell my body to prepare haha
and a few other randoms
hehe i love how involved he is! what a great husband and amazing daddy =)

oh yes and mothers day!! my first mothers day (im allowed to celebrate, i eat healthy i exorcise,  i take procautions and grow this baby hehe)
well josh wrote me this amazing song and sang it to me while playing guitar after he filled the bath tub for me and sprayed some of his cologne and got me this sweet card and this photo editing tool that ive been wanting =D hes sooo amazing!!!


my first baby shower was saturday and it turned out GREAT! lots of good food, tons of friends and family (a little over 30 not including kids) great games and presents, i had such a wonderful time! here are some pictures =)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea!!!

History of Red Raspberry Leaf:
Red Raspberry Leaf (RRL) is a pale green leaf produced by the Raspberry plant. The use of Red Raspberry Leaves dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans and has a rich history of being used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Some of the illnesses that they used RRL to treat include: the flu, gum disease, rubella, upset stomach, hangover, diarrhea, fevers, vomiting, menstrual problems, inflammation, etc. The most popular use of Red Raspberry leaves is for pregnancy.
Red Raspberry Leaf Use in Pregnancy:
Many of the complications during pregnancy can be traced back to the mother’s diet, which typically lacks in vital nutrients and minerals that she so desperately needs during pregnancy. Women wise to these needs have recommended herbal tonics during the childbearing years for thousands of years to help both mother and baby experience a healthy, normal pregnancy and birth. Herbal tonics are both safe and effective and they help to improve overall health and prevent any major problems from developing. They also boost the supply of vital minerals and vitamins, increase energy and improve uterine tone. It is important that herbal tonics (teas) be used regularly. Like exercise, they provide far less benefit when used sporadically. That is not to say that it won’t provide benefit if taken on occasion but to reap the full benefits herbal tonics should be taken at least 5 days a week.
One of the most important herbal tonics to take during pregnancy is Red Raspberry Leaf. This is not tea made from raspberries. It is an herbal tea made from the leaves of the raspberry plant. Red Raspberry is the best known, most widely used and safest of all uterine and pregnancy herbs. Most of the benefits that are attributed to Red Raspberry Leaf tea are traced to the nourishing source of vitamins and minerals found in the plant and to fragrine (an alkaloid which gives tone to muscles of the pelvic region and the uterus itself).
Beneficial Vitamins and Minerals Found in Red Raspberry Leaf:
-Rich concentrations of vitamin C
-Vitamin E
-Easily assimilated calcium and iron
-Manganese and magnesium
-Vitamin A
-Vitamin B complex
-Many minerals including phosphorous and potassium
How Red Raspberry Leaf Helps the Pregnant Mother & Baby:
The increased vitamin A intake, in the form of carotenoids of RRL can aid the women’s immune system as well as facilitate healthy skin and bone development for the baby. The Vitamin E helps to promote better circulation in the mother whose blood volume dramatically increases during pregnancy. RRL contains an easily assimilated form of calcium. An increased availability of calcium is necessary in controlling nerve response to pain during childbirth and in aiding bone development in the baby. The presence of fragrine allows the uterus to contract more powerfully and effectively during labor. The high vitamin and mineral content helps to replace those that are lost via blood loss in delivery. The alkaloids that are present will also aid in toning the uterus after birth as it returns back to its usual size.
Other Pregnancy Related Benefits of Red Raspberry Leaf Tea:
-It increases fertility in both men and women (drink for a few months while trying to conceive).
-Prevents miscarriage and postpartum hemorrhage by helping to tone the uterus thus creating a relaxed (atonic) uterus.
-Eases morning sickness
-Reduces pain during labor and after birth: By toning the muscles used during labor and delivery RRL eliminates many of the reasons for a painful delivery and prolonged recovery. It does not, however, counter the pain of pelvic dilation.
-Assists in the production of plentiful breast milk
-Can help make labor faster: RRL works to encourage the uterus to let go and function without tension. It doesn’t strengthen contractions but it does allow the uterus to work more efficiently
-Studies show that women taking RRL have a reduced incidence of artificial rupture of membranes, forceps delivery or cesarean
Other Uses for Red Raspberry Leaf:
-Treating the common cold or flu (Treat with a RRL fast. Drink only the tea while your symptoms persist. Once your symptoms are gone return to eating fresh fruits/vegetables.)
-Treating sore throat
-Treating diarrhea (Drink 6 cups a day to treat diarrhea)
-Regulating a menstrual period and decreasing heavy periods (Drink 2-3 cups per day. After 2-3 months you should obtain a regular cycle.)
-Treating Acne: It can act as an astringent on irritated skin by tightening the top layers of skin which effectively reduces secretions, relieves irritation and improves tissue firmness.
-Can be used as a mouth wash to soothe mouth and throat irritations
-Can lower blood sugar in those suffering with diabetes (Those with diabetes must take care not to take RRL in too high of doses or it could actually cause their blood sugar to drop too low).

SunBaby Cloth Diapers Came!!!

the different designs =D

adjustable sizes!

this is the micro fleece inside and i love how stretchy but soft the elastic part is and has elastic in the back for a better fit and to keep the poops in =D

the insert, you can add as many as youd like usually 1 for the day and 2 at night (if youve got a heavy wetter)

this is how the inserts go in =D

june pleeeaaase get here soon!

man I've been feeling more and more uncomfortable lately and more and more grouchy to my porr hubby! he took me out yesterday to the new olice garden that just opened up and more than half of our lovely lunch day was spent with me just sitting there wondering when i can go home and take a bath or a nap! this big ole belly has been pulling on my back for waay to long and its about time June get here! not to mention if i stand up too quick...i pee, if i couch, sneeze, laugh...i pee, or if im just simply sitting down and i feel this quick punch to my bladder...I PEEE!!! Not all that fun when i feel like all i smell like is friggen pee!
Ok so my rant is over, my 1st baby shower is this saturday!! WOOHOO I'm getting so excited!!! Oh and yesterday I recieved my organic unbleached flannel cloth wipes and they feel awesome! cant wait to start wiping poops with these! lol and also got the big wall sticker i ordered for ellies room, since we cant paint im plastering her wall with pretty stickers hehehe a lot like this one 
 theres some other cuter ones im getting with pink and green in them to match her room, but this one was cheapest heheh. My mom is getting her crib and dresser/changing table this week so that makes me ecstatic! I finally am going to have some thing for Luella!! Josh hasnt let me buy ANYTHING for her until AFTER the baby shower....wellll except the cloth diapers and wall sticker and little things hehehe ooh ill have to post what the diapers look like i forgot to mention i got those in the mail the other day too!!!

few maternity pics...more to come!