Saturday, July 31, 2010

EcoMom Winner!!!

Thank you all that entered the EcoMom R&G! I just plugged the #'s into and it gave me the winner, #21 Ruth! I will be contacting you soon and passing your info/email onto EcoMom. Thanks again for entering :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My baby boy is 4!!

Where did the last 4 years go?! It seems like such a blur at points now, and it makes me kind of sad. Seamus is such a silly, goofy, helper(at times lol), wild and crazy boy. I love him so much and want him to stay little forever, makes me sad thinking that he only has 14yrs (which I'm sure will go fast) left at home.

Here's his birth story that I wrote back in 2006

Seamus Patrick Allen was born on Tuesday July 18th @ 10:12pm he weighed 7lbs 9oz!!!!!! so much smaller then they thought! and he was 21inches long!

July 18th, 2006
We went into the hospital on Monday night and they put something called cyododell(sp) on my cervix to help to dilate, they inserted it at around 10pm Monday night. The nurse told me that most people just dilate with the pill in place and nothing else, well I had been having contractions that I couldn't tell and the pill made them worse. I called my mom to come at 3am and the nurse put in the iv and group b strep medication, at 6am she came back and started the piticon at 2ml per hour, then in an hour upped it to 4 and a half an hour later upped it to 6 and about every half hour after that she upped it 2 more ml, at 8am the doc checked me I was 70% effaced adn at a 2 cm and station -3 so he broke my water, at around noon I was at 4 and about 90% dilated (at 9 they put in the epidural and I didn't have any pains from contractions at all! :) ) at around 8:30 pm I was in and out of sleep because of a horrible headache I had and they had giving me something for it, I started saying my bum was going to explode(sorry for the info!) and my mom laughed till I said it a lot and they got the nurse and Ii was 10cm and fully effaced and a +1 so pushing began at about 9pm Tuesday, I was very sick feeling from the headache and though I was going to faint but never did and I swear I was going to rip every muscle down there I felt the stinging and pulling and stretching and pushed for an hour shockingly only screaming a few times and the doc used the vacuum because I was getting weaker and then with 4 pushes and vacuum help he popped out! they placed him on my chest and I just grabbed him and so did df, and I cried and said that df needed to cut the cord, and the doc let him and then delivered the placenta which felt a little strange. they fixed my epsiomity I believe it was a 2 so they have 4 stitches0 on the second layer and 4 on the top. Seamus' apgars were 8 and 9. he layed on my chest for an hour bare on bare skin, and we tried to breast feed but he would take then. the nurse then took him and washed him and gave him his eye drops and vitamin k and hep b shots and did his blood sugars which needed to be above 40 and it was 58 so he was good and they took his picture and gave him to df. i had to wait for the epidural to ware off so they could move me to the post pardum room, but it was too strong at 2:30 the nurse came in and said it was time to move because my left leg was starting to have feeling again but when they stood me up I fell to the floor because my legs were too week, which was shocking considering my right leg never went numb from the epidural but my left leg was dead from it, so df had to lift me to a wheelchair and when we got to the room they took Seamus to the nicu because his breathing wasn't good. df then lifted me to the bed and the nurse sat ice under me, and I said I needed to pee and she said wait an hour or two and i said no I'm going to pee now, and they got a commode and lifted me to it and I filled the bucket with a ton of pee which was good since I didn't fill the cathadar very well that was in place earlier. At around 6am they brought Seamus back and he was good, later that day the pediatrician came in and said that we would have to stay because he was throwing up pretty badly. Then the lactation specialist came in and we found out that Seamus would take my nipples because they weren't big enough for him to take so I got a nipple guard plastic thing that I put over it for him to get milk from. He got severe jaundice(sp) and had to be under lights from Thursday after noon to Friday morning but is ok now!

(This is how I wrote it in 2006(though I did go and correct some spellings), I believe the day after we got out of the hospital so its not very fluid lol)

Friday, July 16, 2010

WooHoo its Friday

Its the weekend and time for hubby to be home so my stress level goes from a 90 to a 50 hehehe...but then again Seamus' birthday is this weekend so stress will probably be higher.

Earlier this week I stumbled upon a blog and they have a Following Friday, I signed up for it and as I was following some of the other blogs I stumbled upon some others. So here is a quick run down of where I've linked up this week :D

Following Friday

badge Follow Me Friday

My Wee View Fun Follow Friday

Smart and Trendy Moms Social Parade-Follow on Fridays

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14th, 2006

On this day(though it was a Friday), July 14th, 20006, I was 39weeks 2days(or 3) pregnant with Seamus. I had one of my weekly u/s's to watch my fluid levels and his size. I was also miserable, nevermind it was mid July and in the 100's, I was still constantly having nasty headaches and seeing stars all the time. I thought this u/s would be no different then my other weekly ones. When I got back to my room one of my OB's came in(at the time I saw 2 different once cause either could end up delivering(now it's 3)) and said that we were going to have a baby! He told me the u/s showed Seamus as being 8lbs 15oz and that he needed to come out asap, and that because my BP and headaches hadn't gotten better it was best to do an induction(but I wouldn't have been allowed to go past 40 weeks anyway cause of the GD). My OB had one of the secretary's call the hospital hoping to get me in soon. The soonest they had was Monday night, July 17th, so it was set. Weird to believe that just 4 days after this appointment my 'TINY' little 7lb 9oz boy was born!

Appx, 15weeks pregnant, while in the ER in Texas

Around 20weeks

(had others but not sure if we have them here or in Nebraska still. I'll have to look)

Monday, July 12, 2010

EcoMom Review and Giveaway CLOSED

I'm always looking to try new things, especially ones that are more Eco-Friendly or "green". One day I saw a post on my Facebook wall from EcoMom(Eco-friendly Baby Products), and emailed them right away to see if I could do a review for them, I was very excited when they agreed. It only took 2 or 3 days from the first email I sent till I got the products to review, I couldn't believe how fast the shipping was! I opened the box right away(while still in the car at the post office lol!) and was surprised to see what was in there. I got a wide variety of foods from; Plum Organics Tots, Plum Organics Tots Fiddlesticks, Revolution Foods Organic Mashups(4 pack for $4.99!), Revolution Foods Grammy Sammy and Jammy Sammy's.

I was a little leery to try the Plum Organics Tots($20.64 for a 16 pack) with Kieran since she had refused pureed foods. I tried the Plum Strawberry Mish Mash with Kieran the day after I got the box, and to my surprise she loved it, and screamed for more when it was gone. I was so excited that she'd actually eaten it, and I also loved how fresh it smelled unlike other pureed foods. Seamus was the next one I tried it out on, he is a super picky eater, we can usually only get him to eat a handful of things(besides fruit and veggies). Seamus saw the box of Apple Carrot Fiddlesticks and asked to eat one. In less then 5minutes he had it gone and was begging for more! For snack I decided to let them try the Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy Organic Strawberry Jam & Peanut Butter Bars, Kieran devoured it and again wanted more, not surpirsingly Seamus wouldn't try it(my child is weird lol) but hubby sure seemed to like it when he ate Seamus' instead :D. I really love sharing these with my kids, and another awesome thing about Plum and Revolution foods is they have products from High Chair feeding all the way to Lunch Box foods!

I also want to share a special program that EcoMom has called EcoPass. EcoPass sounds like an awesome deal, here is what it includes;
$99 annual membership
15% discount off every order
Free shipping on all orders
Early Opportunity to sample and test New Products

This month(July) there is a special for the EcoPass. The membership is for life instead of annually! How cool is that?!

I loved these products, they smelled fresh and not packaged like other similar products do. My children loved them (as well as hubby and Uncle Scott who decided to eat some too hehe), and I was glad to be feeding them foods that were not junk foods.

Now the best part, I get to offer one of my readers a $20 GC for Plum and/or Revolution foods, and a discount code for everyone!!

Discount: Receive 15% off your first order using the code SBBL351 expires August 2010

Mandatory entry, to be done before any other entries:
Tell me what you do to be more green/eco friendly, and what you would get from the Plum/Revolution line if you won.
(both in one comment also be sure to leave an email address so I can contact the winner, in the joebob at gmail dot com format so bots don't pick it up)

Extra Entries:
(Post a new comment for each entry to count)
-Become a fan on EcoMom's facebook, and let them know I sent you, then post here in the comments
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This will end on Monday July 26th July 30th at 11:59pm PST. And the close of this I will use to draw the winner and post on the blog. The winner has 48hrs to respond to my email before a new one will be drawn. Open to US and Canadian's.

I was sent this product review, I did not receive any other compensation. The review is my own and my honest opinion of the product.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The EYE Patch

Seamus now has a Pirate Eye! He wears an eye patch over his right eye for 4hours a day, and we were told to do it the same time every day, I choose 12-4 so that way Kieran is asleep for most of that. He's done pretty well the 2 time's he's had it on(just started Saturday, and Monday he took a nap a long one surprisingly). I'm going to make a blog post with each of his patches in a week, but here is a look at 2 of them so far :)

Day 1

Day 2