Monday, July 5, 2010

And Baby Makes 4!

Little Adalynn Grace came into this world on June 26 2010. She weighed 7lbs and 1 oz, was 19 ½ inches long and as beautiful as an angle. She was born by cesarean section due to being breach; she was butt first with her feet up by her face. Doesn’t sound so comfortable to me, but that was the exact same way Aynsley was as well. I guess that how they like to grow. During the operation the doctor said that my uterus, pelvis and placenta were all perfect. And that he wasn’t sure why the babies decided to sit that way. The odds of that happing twice in a row for no reason are very small. But that was my luck, but I will never complain. I have two wonderfully healthy girls, and the long and short of it is that I was able to have healthy happy children. The operation went well with no major problems. I didn’t respond as well to the spinal this time. I felt extremely nauseous, breathless, and so out of it. All I wanted was to feel normal so I could enjoy my little baby coming into this world. It took about two hours to start feeling more like myself again. I didn’t even want to hold her at first because I was afraid I would drop her. So Jeff held her close to me so I could introduce myself and love on her. And it was love at first sight for all of us! Adalynn did have some problems for the first few days; she had swallowed a lot of my blood before she was born. And it was just sitting in her tummy making her sick and very hard to hold down milk. They had to pump her tummy a few times to get it all out, for about an hour Jeff and I were very worried that our little girl was going to have to spend some time in the NICU. But thankfully they were able to get it all out, and she recovered with flying colors. She sleeps in 5 hours spells, only cries when she is ready to eat or when you’re changing her diaper or her clothes, and smiles all the time. We were finding it hard to get her to burp, but Jeff has figured a system out that makes it so easy! One of the million reasons he is my prince. She has the biggest eyes and loves to look around, and I think she is already a daddy’s girl. Aynsley is so in love with her baby “sissy” she is always wanting to hold her, feed her, give her kisses and hugs, helping with anything she can from getting her diapers ready and wipes pulled to putting on puppet shows and making sure she always has her binky. She LOVES being a big sister and is doing it so well. When ever we are getting ready to go any were she makes sure we don’t forget the baby, as if I would but I find it very cute that she is so worried about her and looking out for her already.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blanda Update

As spring has melted away winter, the Blanda’s have been busy little bees. Most of our Saturdays have been devoted to helping grandma and grandpa Johnson do renovations on their home. My mom only had to wait 13 years to get to do her house her way. And so far the place looks great! It’s been really awesome to get to work with my brothers and parents to fix up their home. They have done so much for us, so it’s nice to be able to give back a little. Other than that we have, put in our family garden, fixed a broken car, put up our swimming pool, had BBQ’s, birthday’s, dinner’s and game nights with friends (I will NEVER play risk with Roxanne again), a baby belly photo shoot, and just getting ready for baby Blanda to make her big entrance. I am 38 weeks now and she seems to really like it in the belly because nothing is really going on. At my last doctor appointment she was in a breech position, making the repeat C-section that much more of a reality. I am trying to not be to bummed out about it, but I did really have my hopes set for an all-natural birth. But there is still time for her to move to a head down position so I will keep my fingers crossed, and do everything I can to help persuade her to move. I have another doctor appointment tomorrow so we will see if all my efforts to get her to move have worked or not.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Major Update.

I know, I am the worst blogger EVER! What can I say I have had a super busy year, and I don’t get more than 10 minutes here and there to sit at the computer. Where to being? Well I guess I should start with the biggest news from the Blanda home. We’re pregnant! We had been trying since November of 2008. I have known from the age of 17 that having children would be no easy task; I don’t ovulate very well on my own. So from November to April we tried without any fertility assistance. Then in April my Dr. started me on progesterone and colimed which was only successful in turning me into a 15 pounds heavier extremely stressed to the max bridge troll. I really thought the medication was going to work for us, after taking hundreds of ovulation tests and only getting negatives it was wearing on my soul. So in July I decided that enough was enough and I was going to try another route. I went to see my brother in law Stan, he is a chiropractor and runs his own health and wellness clinic. He had been telling me about these endocrine system scans he started doing and how they had been able to help lots of women with my problem conceive. So I thought “it could work” and I went in. And sure enough all my hormones that were low had something to with my reproductive ability’s. I started to take the herbal supplements to bring up my levels and within a week got my first positive ovulation test. I was so excited I had to remind myself “Now this isn’t a pregnancy test”. Needless to say I was on cloud 9 about it, the treatment was working, there was light in my tunnel. About two months later on a Thursday morning I tested positive for pregnancy, there was a lot of screaming and jumping up and down in our home that morning. The pregnancy has gone very well, I did have bad morning sickness from about week 6 to about week 18. But once that cleared up all was wonderful. We are having another girl, and from the ultra sound we could tell she is in physical perfection. Aynsley is very excited to be a big sister, and she had said that we were having a girl from the very beginning. Aynsley has been so cute about the whole thing, she will read and talk to her “baby sissy”, give my belly hugs and kisses and even tickle the baby belly. She talks about how she is going to help get the baby dressed, and help feed the baby, make sure she is warm enough ect. Every morning we read out of my pregnancy journal book to find out what the baby is doing that day, and she gets so excited. Lately she has been asking, “Is baby sissy coming today?” I am 33 weeks this Thursday, and am due June 25. I have no preconceived notion about how the birth is going go. I would like to have an all-natural birth, but I guess I will have to wait and see is she will be breach like Aynsley. Which in that case we will have to have a repeat cesarean. In the end my number one concern is happy healthy baby, and happy healthy mama.
As far as the rest of the year goes, I would say it was all par for the course. The holidays were awesome! Birthdays rocked. And Jeff and I just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary, we spent a lazy weekend at home alone, thanks grandma and grandpa Johnson for watching Scooter (Aynsley) for us. The only things we have in our planner now is helping my parents renovate their home, painting the outside of our house, have a baby, and do some camping! I will try really hard to stay up to date on this blogging thing but make no promises.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Time Fly’s…

Well what they say about time flying is totally true. All though it has been a very normal last couple of weeks, we were very busy Blanda’s. Which I find myself saying more and more lately. Our weeks have been of full swimming lessons for Aynsley, hikes as a family, a pool party with the family, a cabin trip with the grandparents, swimming in the back yard, BBQ’S, and Aynsley’s first movie (I took her to see Up. So cute and funny). All in all pretty busy when you throw in the everyday stuff, but as I’ve mentioned this is nothing new. LOL. I am still waiting on a sighting of two pink lines, as of yet I have remained unlucky in this area.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The weekend of the 4th

This Fourth of July was a little lower key for the Blanda’s. This year we went to the block party thrown by Boyd and Carrie (family pretty much). Everyone brought their BBQ’s and meat, and then the rest was potluck. I would guess and say that about 80 people showed up, we took up the whole street. All of the kids were running around, riding their bikes, and playing with sparklers. Everyone brought fireworks so we had TONS!!! We had a 30-minute show with about 5-6 fireworks going off all at once. Aynsley really loved them this year; she sat on the front row with her two best buddies Fisher and Lilly. After the clean up it was time to go home.
On Sunday we had the whole Blanda family over to our house for a BBQ. Everyone got in the pool even grandma and grandpa Blanda. Everyone was having a blast playing water basketball, squirting each other with the water cannons. I think even at one point Jeff tried dunking Diane (grandma), of course he lost when his sisters came to her rescue. For dinner the kids had hot dogs while the adults had cedar plank salmon. Then for dessert we had cake, ice cream and cookies. The kids really got into their ice cream, LOL. It was so nice to have everyone over, and get everyone in the pool. Before everyone had left we were already planning the next one. Well that’s that, spread love.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Brady's Birthday Bash!

Back in February was Brady’s birthday; we had a really nice party for him. But Brady was not feeling so hot, and didn’t really get to enjoy his party. So now that Brady is feeling all better, and lots of family is in town. We are re doing Brady’s Birthday! And it was an over the top birthday Hawaiian luau, we will have balloon animals, fishing holes, water slides, face painting, bean bag toss, snow cones, crazy golf, a sponge bob sqarure pants piñata, and a some cake to top it all off. The party was so great! Hats off to Jill and Diane, you ladies are amazing. The décor had the total ambience of being in Hawaii; everyone at the party had worn their Hawaiian gear. I would guess that there were at least 20 kids all running around having the time of their life’s. I would say the water slide was the big attraction, but all of the other games were played. Brady even got to go down the slide with Grandpa Blanda. I manned the fishing hole, the kids had to fish in the pond to get a package of Swedish fish, a lot harder than you would think. After we let the kids have a sugar rush (quickly followed by a sugar crash) it was time for dinner. Diane made sloppy Joes Yum! Jamie had made potato salad, Perfect! Stan’s mom brought her famous Broccoli slaw, Loved it! I had brought the veggie tray and a chip dip I had wanted to make and try on a crowd. It seemed to be a bit of a success, I had no left over to take home. The party was perfect; it is definitely something I will always remember and think fondly of. We love you Brady boy!