Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Endometriosis *&%$^#&@($^$*#(@

Let me start by saying, If you dont know what endometriosis is....then your lucky. Thats probably because you dont have it.
{Endometriosis is a female health disorder that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can lead to pain, irregular bleeding, and problems getting pregnant}

Right before my 21st birthday I was told that there was a big possibility that I had it but the only way to check was by doing surgery. Two days after my birthday was my first surgery, and what do you know... I did have it. They found some on the bottom of my uterus and scar tissue in other places where it had been before. They removed all they could find, but the problem with endometriosis is, it can be microscopic and they cant get it all. That means it will grow back. Two month after my surgery, I started having the bad pains again. My doctor put me on a medicine ( gave me a shot twice in 6 months) called Lupron Depot. Worst thing I have had to go through so far! It basically put me through a form of menopause! So yes ladies, I know what its like to go through menopause...and I get to do it again when I get older. My husband is an amazing man for going through that with me.
Anyways, that still didnt help. Two years after my first surgery, I went through the surgery again. And I was still having problems. At that point I was ready to give up. They had me on a continuise birth control that made me feel like I wasn't myself and I was going crazy. A month after my second surgery, I made the dicision to go off birth control. I hated the way it made me feel and I was just so sick of it. Plus, having all the treatment and different drugs in my body along with the desise, I did think I could even get pregnant.
And what do you know... 2 months after being off birth control, along came Jax.
Even though people may think it was dumb for me to get prenany after only being married for 7 months (but Mike and I had been together for 6 years) I know it was Gods plan and the right time for us.
I can proudly say Jaxon is my miracle baby because I havent had any symptoms of edomitriosis coming back!
They say that pregnancy can sometimes cure it, and I think im one of the lucky ones.
I just pray that it will not grow back!

And if you know someone who has it, be understanding because it is truely hard to live with.

I thank God every day for you!

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4-5 month must haves

Fisher Price Monkey Bouncer- He loves sitting in this and playing with the toys. It also helps me get stuff done!

Fisher Price SnugaBunny Rock 'N Play- This is the only way he will take naps and sleep long hours at night. Perfect for babies who wont sleep in a crib.

Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes- Jaxon loves any toy that he can press a button and it plays music. 

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper- This has so many cool things for Jax to play with. It makes music,  it has spots for you to attach other toys when he gets bored of the ones that are on there and he can turn himself around to view other things.

Skip Hop Treetop Owl- Another toy he LOVES. I think its all because of the crinkle paper in the wings.

Soft Book- If you can find a book that crinkles, get it. Not sure why, but babies love that sound. And its easy to take places.

Bumbo & Bumbo Play Tray- When Jaxon gets bored of laying in the monkey bouncer I will put him in  his bumbo chair so he can sit up and play with other toys. I also use this as a high chair. 

Sophie teethers- Both work so well when your baby is teething!
Same with
Nuby IcyBite key teethers. I stick both in my diaper bag and take them everywhere with me.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

24 Weeks.

Jaxon said DADA! Of course I understand that he is just making different sounds, but its still exciting. He also does the "b" sound and I thought I heard him do the "m" sound... but im not sure.
The other night I introduced Jax to the spoon. I started him off with just a little cereal in his bottle but last night I mixed it in a bowl and gave it to him. It was so cute to watch him try to eat it.
Jax LOVES my phone and the app called black & white by fisher-price. If he is upset, I turn it on and he calms down instantly.
I dont know if I have mentioned this in a previous post, but Jax throws fits! He screams at me. He isnt even 6 months yet!!! Terrible 2s should be a blast.
But I just adore him. :)
He's lucky he's so cute. haha

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Monday, February 25, 2013

My First Giveaway!

Im giving away a personalized necklace!
To enter, please use the Rafflecopter form below.
Once the winner is picked, I will email you asking what you would like it to say.
Good Luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

This Mom Needs A Hobby

Because I need something to do, I started making Onesies and stamping jewelry. (And other stuff)
Follow my stores Instagram (nothingbutglisten) to see what I have been doing.
I will also do a give away in the near future.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Me, A Blogger?

I started my blog because my husband and I had just moved to Colorado Springs and I got pregnant a month later. All of our family and friends were back in Cali and weren't able to see the progression of my pregnancy. I was given a chalkboard as a gift from my brother-in-law and his wife and thought it would be cute to do updates every two weeks. I got the weekly belly update idea from a good friend of mine. This was the perfect way to make all our loved ones feel like they were apart of my pregnancy. And now it's a great way for me to look back and remember it all since my memory is horrible. (I'm making it into a book). A little bit after, I got my first 2 followers (2 girls who were due around the same time I was.) I never realized how fun it would be to follow along with other pregnant women and their amazing journey of becoming a mom. ( funny thing is, these two girls had their babies the 8th & 9th of September and I have Jax on the 10th!) after that, I started getting more followers, and it's been so much fun connecting with everyone! Even though I don't personally know all of you, I want to thank you for allowing me to be apart of your journey! I feel like I have a great connection with a lot of you and it's so much fun watching your little ones grow and comparing notes for first time (and second time) mommas. And a BIG thanks to all your sweet comments on my post about having endometriosis. You have shown me so much kindness and it really warms my heart.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

23 Weeks.

I just cant get over how Jaxon gets so much better at everything he tries.
He can now sit up on his own for longer periods of time. He still does fall backwards if he gets excited, so I make sure to have a pillow behind him.
He is so good at standing up while only holding on to my fingers.
Jax still HATES tummy time...
I have had him on a schedule for the last couple of weeks which has helped him take longer naps and he only wake up once at night.
He LOVES grabbing our face which can suck when he has very sharp nails. I have some scratches on my cheek from him. 
And... he pulls hair. Not fun.
He now likes to watch us eat and will reach for what we have when we are holding him. Mike found out the hard way when he had Jaxon in the bjorn and was trying to eat frozen yogurt. Next thing he knew, Jaxon's hand was in the frozen yogurt. 
When he is going down for a nap or bed time, he has to have his stuffed animal blanket. He rubs it against his face, chews on it and then falls asleep.
My boy has such a cute personality. 
Im so in love.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Colds, Teething & The Not So Fun Stuff

Sophie Teether- Jaxon LOVES to chew on this teether. Not sure what it is about it but all babies seem to like it.

Momma Goose Amber Necklaces & Bracelets - I had heard about these but wasnt to sure about it. It seems way to good to be true. But then I had a lot of friends tell me they loved it for when their baby was teething, so I thought I would at least give it a try. I got the bracelet and put it on Jaxon's ankle so he couldn't chew on it. So far its worked. He hasn't been as grumpy as before and just seems more content.

Camilia Teething Relief- I was giving this to Jax before I got the Amber Bracelet. It was the only medicine that seems to work.

A & D Ointment- NO DIAPER RASH! Why? Oh, just because I put this on him after every changing. And it makes him smell so good!

Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer- Such an easy thermometer for such a wiggly baby.

Boogie Wipes (Grape)- runny nose... try a boogie wipe! I even love it for myself.

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier- I run this every night. I started it when he was sick and it made him sleep better and longer at night.

Baby Simply Saline- When babies are too tiny for meds, this was the only thing I could give Jax when he got sick. At first he hated it! But now he could care less. I spray it in his nose and then use a boogie sucker to suck it back out.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

22 Weeks. 5 Months Old.

My 5 month old:
Eats 5-6 ounces every 3-4 hours
Sleep-1-2 hour naps during the day( 2 hours if I get lucky) and 4-6 hours at night.
Still in 3 month old clothing, size 1 diapers.
Rolls from front to back but not back to front.
Loves standing up.
Has only laughed 3 times (Real laugh).
Loves to scream for all moods.
Is now showing a lot of interest in his toys.
LOVES his Sophie teethers.
Doesn't really take a pacifier anymore. Only when he is really tired.
Loves to grab his toes, and eat them too. 
Loves taking baths. He now splashes me and himself.
Lost some of his hair on top again... And it's now growing back.
Gets excited when Grandma says "ready...set...go!" And hold him up in the air.
Loves to kick his legs and push off of things.
When he is eating, he kicks things and feels my face.
He is ticklish on his back just like daddy.

 He got me good.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

21 Weeks.

This week I found a little blood on Jaxon's gums after he was chew on the nipple of his bottle.
I think we might have a tooth soon.
Since I went to formula only, he hasn't been pooping everyday like he use to. By the 3rd day of him not pooping, I went and got probiotics to help him along. He pooped 4 hours after! That was not a fun one to clean.
Also since he is only eating formula, he has put some weight on. Look at those chunky legs!

I can now put Jax down for a nap without having to sit next to him and wait for him to fall asleep. All I do is turn his music on, give him his stuffed animal/blanket and he goes to sleep. Praise the Lord! Its about freakin time.
Jax is now learning how to sit up. Ill put him on his butt with his hand on his legs and he will sit there for a little bit and then fall over. At least thats a start.
Oh, and he still hates tummy time but loves to stand. I swear this kid will walk before he can crawl.

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