Friday, February 5, 2016

Bye-Bye Wisdom Tooth

So if you recall, Boxing Day evening I discovered (with a lot of pain) that I cracked and broke off a piece of my wisdom tooth.

I promised myself at the beginning of this year that I would goto the dentist and well let's just say that I ended up there on an emergency basis to confirm that yes it is indeed broken, once normal business hours resumed I got the call saying I would need to visit with with dental surgeon about having it removed. 

The pain was coming and going and only getting worse with each flare up. I saw the surgeon and obviously being pregnant complicates things. She reccomended pulling it with just a local anesthetic but only after my OB approved of it all. Clearly I began to dread the procedure but luckily my OB approved the procedure and prescribed some string meds I could use if needed post surgery. 

January was a busy month for us, so trying to schedule in a dental surgery with time for recovery was tricky! We had vacation planned for the first week of February and I did not want to go away with any pain from either my tooth or post-procedure. So we settled on the 21st. 

The nights leading up to the procedure were very painful and ended up turning into migraines. Not fun when sharing a hotel room with a toddler. 

Thursday afternoon M took me to the dreaded appointment. Tears were streaming down my face as they got all set up. The first batch of freezing went down without too much drama. I hate needles, especially ones in my mouth. I sat for about 10 minutes for the freezing to take effect taking deep breaths. The surgeon came back in and said if I feel anything sharp to let her know, because I shouldn't feel anything aside from pressure. 

They put the jaw block in and sure enough she went to pull the tooth and I felt sharp pains around the tooth. So she stopped right away and told me she thought she would need to put in more freezing, so that is just what she went to do. Turns out she put the needle too far back and triggered my gag reflex. You bet I ended up puking, which was no easy task with a needle in my frozen mouth and a jaw block. 

The poor staff... I felt horrible, but I couldn't stop puking - like 10 minutes of puking constantly. I am not a good puker to begin with and pretty much feel like I am dying as it is going down. My mouth was frozen, which complicated things as you can all imagine... It finally stopped. They helped me get cleaned up and the surgeon came back in and said I had 2 options. I could go forward with the procedure, she was pretty sure she could get it or reschedule. 

I decided to go ahead with the procedure, as I was already frozen and I would just tough out the extra pain. The surgeon said she thought I lost about 3 days worth of food and felt bad for me. So we went ahead, knowing my gag reflex was super sensitive now from being triggered, so she put the jaw block in and went to get started and I needed to stop again, which she was okay with taking our time. She decided maybe the jaw block was irritating my gag reflex so we would do without. So we tried again and it turned out it was her retractor that was too far back now, so she gripped on to the tooth and ripped it out. It hurt like hell. The noises were horrible, but she got it all out and no drilling or stitches were needed. I felt so relieved!! 

I had to sit for about another 10 minutes for bleeding to slow down, I ended up getting lightheaded, so M came back to hear the instructions for after care and they got me some cool clothes to help. Luckily M was wearing a sweatshirt on top of his tshirt, so I was able to change before going home. All I could smell was vomit, despite being cleaned up. 

Needless to say it was not a good procedure and I wouldn't reccomend having it done when pregnant.  Because of my pregnancy hormones and location of the wisdom tooth I was at a higher risk to develop a dry socket, so I really had to take it easy for about a week.

I didn't get a great clot over the area, so we were sure I was going to end up with the dry socket, but it all worked out. I didn't end up needing the stronger pain meds and got by with just Tylenol. 

I am now a week and half post procedure and yes, it feels weird with the tooth gone, but the migraines and pain are gone! 

Oh the joys of pregnancy and dental procedures... They do not go hand in hand.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

30 Weeks with Baby V2

How Far Along: 
30 weeks

Size Of Baby?

Maternity Clothes?
Yes. We are back to trying on clothes for vacation next week and well.. That is not fun! 

Stretch Marks?
Nope, trying to remember to put oil on at least once a week! 

We will find out in April!! 

We will share in April, our names are pretty much set, I did add in one more girl name that M is in love with, but I'm on the fence! 

  Hasn't been great and not for one reason or another, just generally not great. Baby is kicking up a storm throughout the night as I am awake. 

Homemade chicken quesadillas win the vote this week!! I really want homemade chocolate chip cookies!! 

Yes, happy to report baby is back to moving and grooving strongly again! 

Weight Gain:
20 pounds.

Large and I know I am only going to get bigger during this trimester. Nose is runny again at night. Lack of motivation as far as work outs go this week, but pushing through towards the end of the week after my OB agreed I could start back up post dental surgery. 

What I Miss?
Bending over without feeling like I'm about to vomit. 

Items Bought for Baby:

Nothing exciting this week! 

What the doctor had to say? 
Blood pressure is borderline, but stable if that makes any sense? Basically it's sitting right below 140/90, if it goes above then we are talking meds, but he's fine with just coasting as long as it stays at this level. My appointments are every 2 weeks now, my c-section will be scheduled for 39 weeks-ish which we will hopefully get a date around the 35 week mark (beginning of March) at which point I will have another ultrasound to check on the baby! 

I just passed my glucose test, which gives me some relief. Baby is measuring 2 weeks ahead, but no weight gain over the last 2 weeks. Position is still head down. 

He cleared me to travel for 1 week! 

Happy to be coasting by with no blood pressure meds and I'm ever hopeful to make it as far as I can without. This feels like such a big deal to me, because I know if I do end up on meds that it also means rest and no work outs like last time. 

Our vacation is booked and aside from packing I'm ready for a getaway - Florida here we come! 

Belly Button?
In, but I will say it is getting shallower!

Bump Pic:

Looking Forward to: 
Florida!!! Our last family vacation as 3!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Weekend Rewind

Hello February!!!

Can we believe we are already into the 2nd month of the new year?? January just flew on by! Crazy to think only 2 more months till this baby is due!! Wow. 

I think this month I will focus on getting ready!! 

Our weekend was fun, but my Friday was not. It did not go as planned whatsoever. I decided that I would take Noah out to run a couple of errands, as cabin fever was setting in. After getting us both ready to go and Noah was actually co-operating, I realized his boots were not his boots! Turns out when Grandma took him to library on Wednesday they ended up with wrong pair when they came home. Not a big deal, however these boots were simply too big for Noah's feet and he kept tripping and they would fall off. So I took a minute to attempt to deal with that. I decided we would still go, so I carried Noah out to the car, got him buckled in his seat, cleaned off my car and sure enough the damn thing wouldn't start! I was less than impressed to say the least - okay that was an understatement. Noah and I were both pissed off. It's not even like I could just him play outside either because of the boots!

Noah was crying, I'm pretty sure I started crying out of frustration, so we made cookies and watched tv and spent the day trying to track down his boots. By 9:30 that night we found our boots and we went to pick them up on Saturday morning. When M got home from work I ran into town to run the errands on my own and I bought myself some roll ice cream for my troubles! 

Saturday morning we ran into town to the bank and Walmart and then tidied up the house a bit, packed a bit and then napped a bit!! 

Best wake up call:

M's parents came over dinner and ice cream, as they were leaving on vacation the next morning and needed to get in Noah time! 

Clearly the ice cream was enjoyed!

Sunday morning M took his parents to the airport and Noah and I hung out! When M got home we decided we better get packing. Noah thought sitting in his suitcase was fun, as well as throwing out all the socks, which was just humerous because if you knew my kid, you would know he hates socks.

I worked on laundry as the boys and Grace went outside to build a snowman. It was a warm day and looking at the forecast for the week, we knew the snow wouldn't be sticking, so just incase we don't get enough for the rest of winter, Noah had to build his first snowman!! 

Needless to say we have no snow today and the snowman is headless and looking pretty sad! 

Otherwise yesterday was pretty low key. 

Today we are tying up the loose packing ends. I had to scramble to get shorts for Noah, as his 18 month ones from last summer were a little too snug! I lucked out and picked up some gently used ones for a good price today. 

Hope everyone has a great week. I have posts scheduled for while I am away. I'm sure we will have pics going up on Instagram while we are away, so you can keep up with us there or wait for the recap! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Things

Today come 6 PM marks family vacation mode over in our household! Not that a thing is packed or ready to go, but we are heading out on vacation next week!! So that means things will be quieter around these parts, but I'm hoping to get up a few scheduled posts about some of the current events that have taken place around these parts.

Where are we going? Florida! My Dad and his girlfriend offered to put us up for a week, so we decided we would take them up on it! Of course M would have preferred the Caribean, but being pregnant in my 3rd trimester, I think this will work out better, not to mention I am at least familiar with Florida and we haven't been for quite a few years. Our last family trip as 3! 

On a heavier note, last Friday was Lily's birthday. I thought that maybe if I didn't acknowledge the fact that it wouldn't make my heartache as much as it does. Clearly I was wrong and it just comes down to the fact that despite 5 months passing, I miss her just as much as I did at that point. The holidays were harder and of course her birthday was harder. 

I'm in the process of making a 365 day photo book for Noah and I tear up when I come across a photo of Noah and Lily. I know he won't remember her and doesn't even seem to remember her now and that is soo hard, good for him to not be grieving like I am still, but you don't get good dogs like her all the time. She really was special. 

Speaking of pets, I was able to visit Felix at his new forever home this past week. I know I haven't mentioned much about this and I promise a post coming - hopefully next week. But needless to say my aunt, uncle and cousins love him and he has settled right in. He didn't shy away from me at all and I was able to get in another snuggle! I'm glad he is with a family I know and trust, otherwise I'm not sure he would have went anywhere. It was a hard choice to make to adopt him out, but probably the best for him and our family. 

All of our grow-up purchases that we have had to make this month are in!! We had to buy a new toaster, as ours is starting to burn stuff on the low setting, we needed a new panini press because ours began to smell like burning appliance when we used it and we decided we would finally get new plates, as these ones are just too heavy and take up too much room:

I struggled finding just what we wanted, but in the end it all paid off and we found just what needed!! Here are our new plates:

Now we just need to get new glasses! Crazy we haven't had to replace any of this stuff for 8.5 years! I managed to sell our old plates and have a lady picking those up today! 

What else do I have to share today? I'm really not to sure! I'm dreading packing and trying on clothes all over again and half happy that Florida weather isn't super hot and I can hopefully get away with the maternity clothes I have with the addition of some maxi dresses or skirts! Let's just say I will be packing lightly and clothes will be reworn on this trip! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

4Fold Threads Review

Today I want to share yet another awesome little Canadian shop with you all!

This shop makes the cutest slouchies and now offers the all for 1 nursing cover/car seat cover/infinity scarf and cart cover.

I saw this hat and just knew the newest little babe coming soon would need this, either boy or girl.

After chatting with the shop owner, Liat was kind enough to send along not just one extra hat to review, but two with my order! I was pleasantly surprised to find the three hats in the mail soo quickly after chatting:
Clearly I have a monochrome theme going on but I love it!! The first two hats are for the baby and the striped hat is for Noah!

Liat and I shared quite a few conversations about our lives, our kids, etc. But I did ask her to write a little biography of herself so you could all get to know her as well!! Here is what Liat had to say:

"I have been a middle school teacher for 8 years in Lethbridge and coaching competitive cheerleading for 9 years (bringing the sport back to our city when it was lost 20 years prior). I brought all my kids to practice each time and then I found out I was pregnant with number 4 and I knew I needed to take a step back. I sadly lost that baby in February and was devastated. So when I found out I was pregnant again I took more me time to make sure all would be ok.

On leave early from the district, I started sewing to make slouchies for the baby coming in December. I had never touched a sewing machine in my life. And this little passion for slouchies for my kiddos turned into what I have now just a short 3 months later. It's been a crazy little whirlwind for this little shop but I love it. With my newest baby, Kai, I baby-wear a lot and sew at the same time. It's pretty great!"

You can find her shop on facebook HERE and Instagram is 4FOLDTHREADS
Now as for our mini photo shoot, we had a bit of a drama king going on and we ended up having to bribe him with smarties. I think he got about 6 for these photos, but we got the job done!

He won on this one with no hat! But can someone please tell me a month from the day this pic was taken he will be 2!!?? 23 months... where the hell did time go?

Trouble... you know that hat is coming off!

So we got him all dressed up and out he went to play!

Be sure to check out 4FOLD Threads. Such a fun, up and coming shop with the latest trends and fabrics. The prices of the products sold are soo reasonable. I was able to ensure that Noah's hat would fit, since he has a big head and although the hat is a bit big on him, it will fit him longer. 

Liat was amazing to work with and the hats were here in no time! I can't wait to see the two hats on the baby when s/he gets here!!

Thanks again Liat, it was amazing working with you and getting to know you!


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