Thursday, August 26, 2010

My New Little Love!
August 18, 2010, Tristan David is born! It was a long day, starting out with my water breaking at 8 AM when I woke up and ending with an emergency csection around 9:30 PM. Everything that had went so well in my previous 3 births, went the opposite with this one!

I have now learned to expect the unexpected and that sometimes no matter how hard you tell yourself I can overcome this, well it's just not possible.

I told myself that a csection would never happen with me. I do really well during labor and cope with pain enough to get me through. My 1st labor was under 3 hours, my 2nd about the same and my 3rd was an induction, but lasted only 7 hours from start to finish. This one was over 12 and ended the way I never thought it would. Sometimes we can't control things and this was just one of those times. When baby boy's heartbeat fell to around 65 or so, I knew that my baby was the most important thing in this world at the time, and life would go on as long as he was healthy. So at 9:58 Tristan came into this world weighing a whopping 5 lbs. 5 oz. and around 18" long. Healthy and pink, but a little bruised from the trip. I told everyone that he reminded me of Rocky Balboa for the first 24 hours, a little beat up, but a winner!

Tristan had a slight bit of jaundice and spent 24 hours under the lights on his 2nd day, but we were able to come home on Saturday. I now have a new appreciation for any woman that has underwent a csection. I have always taken for granted how easy it was for me to bounce back from natural labor and how quickly my body healed. THIS is a whole different ball game! I am just glad that it happened to me during my last labor because I'm not sure I would have ever gotten pregnant again if it had been my 1st! But now after a week, slowly things are beginning to feel a little better.

I know you are expecting great pictures of Tristan in his mama made, well sorry. All of my babies have weighed over 8 lbs and had a little chunk to them when they were born. I expected nothing less from this little guy. In fact, the doctor had told me just 2 days before birth that I was having a larger baby. Guess Tristan fooled him! My mom came to the rescue and stopped to buy some preemie outfits on the way over to the hospital.

So we will have to grow in to all of our mama made. I do have 1 picture of him in a Jamie Jumper that while too big was cute just the same! I have pages marked in my ottobres as I type, preemie clothes are on the way! Just need to feel a little better first!

Tristan's bed set, well, I finished the bumpers the night before I went into labor. They are so cute! I dare not show them without the other pieces though, so as soon as I get the skirt and blanket finished I promise some pics! And sometime today I have to sew up some breast pads and some flannel wipes. Those are at the top of my list! Must haves!

Now I am off to steal some sweet kisses from my sleeping bundle of love. He is such a good baby and I'm not just saying that because he is mine. He really is! I have gotten lucky for the 4th time in a row and have decided not to push my luck anymore. I am officially happy with 4 of the best kids that a mama could wish for.

Friday, August 6, 2010

1 Month Exactly!

I am still here! I can't believe it has been over 2 weeks since I posted. I have been nesting away, but not sewing as much as planned. I look around and see so many things that I would like to do before baby boy arrives. We have exactly 1 month as of today! That doesn't seem long, but yet, when he is trying to stretch out inside my tummy it seems like a lifetime of waiting!

Top on my priority list, make the crib bedding. I bought Monaluna's beautiful new Monaco collection to make the bedding, have it all washed up, sitting here, but I am afraid to cut into it! Silly I know! I keep tossing ideas around of how I would like it to look and they seem to change frequently! Must come up with a design soon and stick to it. Hubby has had the crib up for a week or two and it looks plain naked!!

Second on the priority list, more diapers, preferably smalls. I think maybe this baby boy will outgrow his newborn sizes lickety split, so I could really use more smalls. I have about 6 fabrics picked out that match onesies the kids and I printed last week. We finally tried our hand at freezer stencils and oh my I think we are addicted. They turned out so cute, but they really need to be hemmed into tees and they need diapers to go with them! Pictures to come very soon I promise!

Third on my list, I need to make up some trifold soakers, wash clothes and wipes. That just seems really boring, so that is perhaps why I haven't gotten around to it yet. However, diapers are no good without soakers, so I really need to push it up on the list!

Can't have a post without pics, so I will show a few of the upcycled tees I put on ebay last night. I usually throw them in my etsy shop, but I figured hey why not give ebay a little of my hard earned money. I haven't listed over there in so long, it took me forever to put up 9 auctions! Trying to trim down my tee shelf in the sewing studio, so I decided to make some money while I did it and turn them into unique tees! I am really quite addicted to sewing these and Noah my 7 yr old just loves to wear them too! I make the tees in boy sizes 2-8, they are all one of a kind and I'm told, fun to wear!