Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I'm back FINALLY!!

Where has the time gone!! I have a 1 year old little boy that's busy as a bee and a 4.5 year old little girl that keeps me on my toes! They are my world and I wouldn't change a thing! Never the less life has had its challenges this past year with the death of my grandmother and my aunt but with that came the birth of this amazing little boy, Lane! He truly is the happiest little thing! I can't believe he is already a year old and walking everywhere and it seems just yesterday I was watching M do all this! Each day is gift and even though I have some hard days, I am glad that at the end of those days I can kiss my babies and remember I am SO BLESSED!! Clint is still working in the oil and gas industry which still keeps him away 2-3 weeks at a time but someone's gotta work, right?!? I miss him dearly when he is gone but its really been a challenge being a "new" stay at home mom and daddy not coming home at the end of the day to relieve "rescue" me. Not looking for pity just looking to vent. I know God has a plan for my family and I just need to trust in that but I still have some "pity party"days! Here are a couple pictures of my sweet family lately!
I am trying to not let so much time pass between post but can't promise anything! ;) We had a great weekend camping in PK and this weekend is my mom's bday so her and I are going to Fredricksberg for some relaxation, I can't wait because the next couple of months are going to be busy!! Going to Mexico at the end of October for a friends wedding, start of December I am going to be doing something just for me (gonna have to wait and see if you can guess) and going to Disney Land after Christmas with my entire family (23 of us, from my grandmother)! I can't wait to see what the new year has in-store for us! Have a good week and weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Lane for the past 6 months... 1/2 way to a year!

6 month stats.... 19.1 pounds, 28.75" and off the charts!! Happy and healthy!!

Emma turned 4!

We had Emma's 4th birthday at the Cowgirl Museum and she had a BLAST! They made stick horses, rode the bronc horse and enjoyed cake and cupcakes that I made! I can't believe she's already 4!!

the last 6 months... Lane's big day!

To rewind back to the week that Lane was born. I went to the doctor on Wednesday, August 22nd and I was 3cm and 90% effaced and having LOTS of contractions in the doctors office. She told me that we would induce on Monday but didn't think I would make it. Also, that evening I was playing and watering plants outside and my neighbor (she's a baby nurse) saw me and could tell that I was having contractions. At that point Clint still wasn't home from work (oilfield in Midland). She told me to have him come home tonight because she didn't think I would make it to tomorrow or Monday. I put Emma to bed and relaxed and the contractions went away. The next day I felt great... not much contractions and was pretty disappointed because I didn't want to be induced Monday but Clint would be home on Friday evening. I woke up on Friday morning at 2am and tried to get the contractions to go away by taking a shower, drinking water and relaxing. Also, since the week before was Clint's birthday we would celebrate when he got home so I baked and iced a cake (crazy, I know!!) Finally about 5:45am I called Clint and told him I was calling my mom to come get me and the neighbor to come stay with Emma because I thought it was TIME. He was working 6am-6pm so I figured he would be up. He was a good 5 hours away so he packed up and headed home. I got to the hospital about 7:04am and checked into Maternal Observations and they checked me and I was already 7cm so they sent me upstairs. In the mean time my mom called Clint and told him so he was FLYING to get here! After getting to the room the contractions kept getting worse and so they called for a epidural and called to the OR where my doctor was doing a C-Section. The nurse told her I was here and ready to have a baby! She told her she would come and break my water when she got done but the nurse stopped her and said NO we are still waiting on her husband to get here. She said OK, so get her a epidural to buy us some time! As she hung up the phone I told her... I think my water just broke! She checked me and said YEP it did!! At the point my mom got Clint on the phone because my contractions had gotten so close together, they were on top of each other. As the nurse called for the epidural again I told her I think I need to push! So she checked me and I was 10cm and I was GO TIME!! YES, that means this mama had no DRUGS and Clint didn't make his birth but he was on the phone for it all. Lane Cash Stuck entered this world on Friday, August 24th at 9:07am, 8lbs 8oz and 21.75" and yes that was less than 2 hours after I got to the hospital. It was a crazy morning but my mom was a AMAZING coach and I couldn't have done it without her.

Long over due.... more to come!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

never a dull moment...

so after traveling back to houston and clint making it home for ONE night... we had a long night... i wasn't feeling good when he got home but we ran to get something to eat, and i couldn't eat anything (which seemed to be very common these days) because i felt so nauseated and contractions. after getting home, bathing, reading and putting emma to bed, i seemed to be feeling worse. finally about 10 i texted my mom to come over while we went to get me checkout out at the ER. we got there and it seemed like forever... hooked me up to monitors, they checked me, took urian sample, called my doctor and gave me some meds for the nausea and also started some fluids. finally about 2:30 AM she rechecked me and i hadn't changed since we got there and nausea seemed to have stopped and so did the contractions. it really seems that i brought all this on myself with traveling to houston, running around and not drinking enough water and the stress of not telling my doctor about leaving town, too. i plan to take it easy and stay out of this heat! i also realized last night... i am ready for him to be here but not sure if i am ready for labor, just yet! :) clint left this afternoon for finally job until little man arrives (he's planning to just drive FAST when it is really time, just praying that baby doesn't come really fast but leaving it in Gods hands and not gonna keep stressing myself about it... prayers for healthy mama and baby!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

37 weeks and what was i thinking!

so... after a handful of stuff on Tuesday (including Emma's dentist, pediatrician, lunch with my running friends and my weekly doctors apt). Emma wasn't too excited about the dentist but we made it through her first cleaning and a quick visit to the pediatrician. Emma stayed with my grandmother while I went to my doctors apt but before I went I already had our bags packet and ready to leave for Houston to see Clint at training. I really wasn't expecting to hear what my doctors said... she checked me and said well your 50% effaced and 1-2 cm dilated. oh wow... didn't expect that! I wasn't sure what I was thinking at this point but that I wanted to see Clint! So I didn't tell my doctor that I was planning to go to Houston either (oops). I left the apt went home and loaded the truck, picked Emma up and got on the road. It was a pretty good drive... Emma sleep the entire way and we got there right in time for dinner with Clint but didn't have much of a appetite.:) If you know anything about me, you would know that I am a "so by the book kind of gal" so for me this was a big deal! so needless to say I didn't sleep good Tuesday night but nice to wake up next to my hubby for once! he had class so emma and i went to visit with my friend maria and her twins (ava and mason). after my adventure in getting lost in houston we finally found their house and it was so worth it to see the kids light up to see each other! we went to a play-date at a place similar to the little gym and they had a blast! after that we went to McDonald's to finish letting the kids play (out of the heat!) after that the kids were hungry so we went to a mexican food restaurant and emma was so hungry she ate almost all of her chicken and some fries (never happens!) she said she was tired on the way to eat so i thought we would head back to the hotel but she really wanted to go back to their house to play. i decided we are not in houston often so we would go play some more. they played inside/outside and maria and I were able to chat and catch up too! finally clint texted and said he was about done with class so we headed to the hotel. we went to dinner but i was so tired from the day i could have just gone to bed. went to dinner and still didn't have much of a appetite and back to hotel for some olympic watching. we all got to sleep but i was up at 4 with some contractions and back pain and really questioning my choice to come to houston and not tell my doctor. so by 6:45 i told clint we were going to drive home because i was stressed and my body wasn't feeling right... the drive wasn't too bad but now working on a nap with Emma (good luck!) still have some contractions but not as frequent. i am just praying he say in till tomorrow night because clint will be home! until next time...