Favorite Baby Products: 1-3 Months

I’m terribly late on getting this list out to ya’ll. I’m finally starting to catch up on things again. Going through the baby things, I’ve come up with a great list to start with. These items are really the only things I used the first few months (aside from clothes, diapers, bath essentials, etc). These are the bigger items that I couldn’t have lived without. I hope they help you as you put your registry together or you’re at home with your newborn and realize you need some things.

If you have any questions, please comment below:)

 

Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Deluxe Newborn Rock N Play Sleeper

I had this by my bed at night and had my son sleep in this some of the time. People will say this is a no-no, but I don’t care. It worked and he was fine. I was right there next to him and woke up every noise he made anyway. I think he loved how cozy it was around his body and the slight vibrations it made.

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard Bassinet Changer with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat

I kept this in the living/dining room and it was a great place to change his diaper, place him for a nap and the best part is, it grows as he gets older. Right now the changing table and bassinet are off, so is the first level crib. He uses the bottom crib since he can stand up. It packs up nicely in a travel case.

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SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 3-PK

Not every baby likes being swaddled but my little boy did. I tried the swaddle blankets and they never held up very long. These gems are adjustable and can make him nice and snug. I’d put my son in this and he was instantly relaxed. For this registry list, I’m only including SM.

These are what I got my son:

Lions | Beep Beep | Grey Chevron and Stars | Little Whalers | Superstar

Some ideas for the girls:

Busy Bees | Girly Bug | Pink Cursive | Who Loves You | Floral Geo

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Puj Tub – The Soft, Foldable Baby Bath Tub (White)

I don’t know about you, but for me, bending over a tub to bathe my baby was not a fun idea. This little tub fits right into your bathroom sink. It’s flexible so it fits most sinks very well. This made it easy to give him a bath every night to help soothe him to sleep. Don’t worry, I didn’t use soap every night. The warm water was enough to relax him. 🙂 Another thing I loved about this tub is it will lay flat for easy storage or you can hang it on the back of the door.

Also comes in Blue | Grey

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FridaBaby Nasal Aspirator with 20 Extra Hygiene Filters

Now this might look weird and seem a bit gross but I PROMISE you, it’s not! I started out with the snot sucking bulb dohicky and it sucked (and not in a good way)! I bought this and OMG, it worked wonders. Now my son got a cold at week 2. At that young age you can’t do anything for him except hold him. I would suck the snot out, run a humidifier, and diffuse essential oils (I’ll blog about that later). Just so you know…when you suck the snot it goes into a plastic tube. The filter is where the tube and the hose meet…SO, the snot never goes into your mouth. I promise that! 🙂

Also comes in with No Filters | 40 Filters

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Fisher Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle and Swing

Lifesaver! My son spent many hours in this. I had it in the living room with me and for naps he would sleep in this. The rocking worked like a charm and he slept really well. Even in a noisy household. As he became more aware of things, he loved looking at himself in the dome mirror. I loved how you could change direction of the sleep basket so it can either go side to side, or if you turned the basket, it would go forward and back.

Also comes in with Snugabear | Snugabear Ballerina | Snugabunny

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Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

Being a new mom I couldn’t imagine not have a video monitor to give me peace of mind when he’s sleeping. I wanted a monitor that didn’t use WiFi since I’ve read terrible things about people hacking into them. This unit only talks to each other. It has pan and tilt and even zoom. The monitor has a long range…I’ve even taken it outside when doing lawn work. It can sit on a shelf or hang on the wall. Highly recommended by me!

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Gerber 5 Count Heavyweight Gauze Prefold, White

I didn’t buy these to use at diapers. My mom said they make great burb cloths so I wanted to see if she was right…guess what, she was right! They absorb great and they are a great size that holds a great deal of spit-up! They do shrink a bit but still work well. In fact, I still use them. Why buy something fancy when these do much better? Exactly.

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Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Bottles – 4 Oz. 6 Count

I didn’t buy these to use at diapers. My mom said they make great burb cloths so I wanted to see if she was right…guess what, she was right! They absorb great and they are a great size that holds a great deal of spit-up! They do shrink a bit but still work well. In fact, I still use them. Why buy something fancy when these do much better? Exactly.

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Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System – Papyrus

I decided on this travel system because of how the stroller folds up. It wasn’t bulky like others I tested in the store. I also loved how easy it was to install the base. It even comes with a leveler to help insure it’s level and correct. The stroller is so smooth and easy to steer, you really can do it with one hand. The storage underneath was another key factor for me and this had plenty.

Also comes in Lilla | Empire | Polaris | Rainfall

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Stork Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set, Espresso/Beige

I shopped forever looking for the perfect glider for the nursery. I wanted something with a high back so the late night feedings, I could lay my head back. It glides so smoothly and is very comfortable to sit in.

Also comes in Cherry

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Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner – Bare Naked

I used this from day one! I didn’t use it for breastfeeding but still used it for bottle feeding. It game him a nice comfy place to lay without putting all the pressure on my arm. Still have it today!

Choose from many different covers for it!

 

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The Sleepeasy Solution: The Exhausted Parent’s Guide to Getting Your Child to Sleep from Birth to Age 5

Around week 6 I transitioned my son from my bed/room to his own room and crib. This book helped me make that transition. It’s good up to the age of 5 so this will be a keeper. My son has been sleeping in his crib since week 6 and I reference this book during each phase he goes through to keep him on track with sleeping.

Also comes in Kindle | MP3 CD

My bulging belly

It’s been almost 7 months since I gave birth to my son. Best days of my life. Everyday is a joy with him. Until I look at my belly in the mirror. I knew it would take time but didn’t think it would take this long. I never had a tight ab before pregnancy but would like my belly to at least go back to what I had.

Not a chance.

I decided to do something about it. I researched postpartum belly exercises and created a workout for myself. The exercises included thing like Plank, Crunches, Bicycle Crunches, Sit-ups, Kettlebell weights, just to name a few. I did them for about 2-3 weeks and I realized that not only was my belly not getting slimmer, but it was getting bigger!

WTH?!

I did more research and determined that I actually have something very common among mother’s.

Diastasis Recti

Seriously??? And come to find out not everyone knows they even have it. Even men can get this if they have a belly on them. If you don’t know what Diastasis Recti is, you can read about it HERE.

I realized I couldn’t do this on my own after all. I found a site that specializes in DR. You pay for an 8-week program, where they provide detailed information about your core muscles and how they work. I also bought a splint, which is just another tool to get my DR healed.

The way this program works is once you sign-up and pay, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to get started. You access the weekly assignments through their website – www.thetummyteam.com. They only give you access one week at a time so you can’t speed through it, or jump around. They provide you with simple tasks and gradually build upon that.

I’m hoping they can help since they are the professionals and I know I can’t do this on my own. We’ll see. I’ll be writing each week about how things are going. I hope to include new measurements and maybe even some pics. I did those for week 1 which will be in the next blog. Stay tuned and follow along and/or ask questions!

 

 

I’m still here…

I’m still here ya’ll, I promise! So much is going on that I can’t seem to keep it all straight and get into a solid routine, but it’s getting better. Some highlights on my life since my last blog.

  1. My little boy is 6m old! OMG, right? He is the most amazing little human being I could have ever wished for, and believe me, I wished HARD for him. It’s been quite a ride and lots of learning, learning about him, about having a baby, and about what I’m capable of handling.
  2. My passion for being healthy. Now I don’t eat the best, not all the time, but I don’t eat a ton of food to begin with. I’m a very picky eater so really far from being a foodie. But just because I’m not overweight (still have some baby weight to get rid of) it doesn’t mean I couldn’t be healthier. So I’ve joined a company called Plexus. It has an amazing opportunity to better my finances and give me time freedom to enjoy my son.
  3. Getting my house organized. Boy this one is a challenge. Trying to find time between a baby and Plexus can be rough but I’m slowing getting through it. My craft room is the worse and I’ll tackle that last. Lots of donating things or throwing things out lately. Plus the baby things take up a lot of space so I’m minimizing my material items.
  4. On the healthy path, I’ll be growing my own vegetables on my deck this year. Yippie! Well we’ll see how that goes. I’m not good with keeping plants alive on my deck because of how hot it gets. But I will give it a try.
  5. My deck project this summer is about to begin. I got three quotes from contractors and they all want roughly around 6-7k. Most of that is the labor. So I did research (because that’s what I do) and watched some videos on how to remove the floor boards myself. My deck’s structure is still good, but the boards are terrible, and with a soon to be crawling/walking baby, I need to make that safe. So my plan is to do it myself. Remove the old boards and put down new ones! I’ll post about it once it’s done.
  6. Writing a book! So many people hear my motherhood journey story and say I should write a book. So I’m going to do just that. If I can inspire and help others, then that’s what I want to do. I’m an open book and don’t mind sharing it with everyone.
  7. Back to reading. I’m reading The Walking Dead comics to catch up and pass what the show is doing. And I’ve bought some books on marketing business on social media and baby led weaning, so I have them on my list as well.
  8. Establishing an exercise routine. I’ve tried the gym and I’ve tried classes, but now with my son, I need something a bit more convenient and close to home. So I’m doing kettlebell routines, Zumba, and other weight training. I want a better body than I had before I got pregnant. Plus, soon I’ll need the body and energy to keep up with this little boy.

Back to Work. Off to Daycare.

January 4th marked the first for a few things.

  1. Back to work from maternity leave.
  2. Z’s first day of daycare.
  3. Started the 21 Day Fix meal planning.

Getting up early was rough. Not gonna lie. Being off for a little over three months, not having to worry what time I woke up in the morning, or having any set routine was really nice. But once that Monday hit and I had to get up early AND had a completely new routine, wow, words can’t explain it. When people say that it’s hard to get a baby out of the house, they aren’t kidding!

But the good news is, I did it and still got to work by 7:30am. Every mother I knew told me that once they leave their baby at daycare (or even with someone they know), they cried all the way to work. Ha! I didn’t! Does that make me a bad mother? God I hope not. I did, however, feel sad and empty all day long. I mean come on, I’ve been with this little guy 24/7 for over three months! I was bound to feel something. Each day that got better.

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Photo: My desk full of pictures of Z to help this new momma make it through the day.

Lets get to the daycare topic. I had picked this place when I was 4m pregnant. Nice mother and daughter home daycare right in my neighborhood. They had another infant there so I thought it would be a great place.

Fast forward several months to Jan 4th 2016…I drop him off, diaper bag packed for the week. They sent me a few pictures of him so I knew he was still alive. That night I go to pick him up and they gave me an update on how he did. The mother, N, told me that he napped either in the pack n play or the car seat. I didn’t process that until I got home and decompressed, and then it donned on me….the car seat!!!!

It was only weeks or a couple of months since I saw something on the news about a baby dying in their car seat while at daycare. So I flipped. the F. OUT! I don’t want my car seat used as a sleeping area. So the next morning, I spoke with N to make sure I heard her right. I didn’t want to accuse or jump down her back if I heard her wrong. So I asked her and she confirmed that’s what happened. I just explained that I wasn’t comfortable with that. He’s only 3m and I’d like him to sleep flat, either in the pack n play, floor, crib, whatever, but flat. She agreed. I felt a bit better.

UNTIL, I realized that I was noticing she didn’t have ANY toys. So I kept watching and checking the room out for toys when I’d drop or pick him up. No toys. One morning I brought that up and she explained that the other infant, who is about 1.5y likes to throw and climb on everything, so she puts them away. AHHHHH….good. She showed me where the toys were and what she uses to play with my son. All is good in the world.

He’s been there for almost two weeks now. When I pick him up and she puts him in the car seat, she’s talking to him, and he’s just smiling away. So he’s happy and that makes me happy. I didn’t want to be that overly protective mom but I will be if needed and at least I had conversations with her before pulling him from there.

When I was thinking about pulling him and even had some other daycare’s lined up to interview, it occurred to me that these other places had lots of kids, all different ages. Would he get the same attention? Would he just be sitting, or crying for a while until they get to him. At least where he’s at, there are ONLY two infants with two providers, so basically one on one attention. Sold.

Now on to the 21 Day Fix meal planning. Yeah, it was a good idea but not on the first day back to work and dealing with daycare. So I will start that back up eventually. I won’t be using it as a diet, because I don’t really need that (although I do still have some baby belly to get rid of), but more importantly it’s learning how to do portion control and eating the right foods.

So that’s that. 🙂

 

OMG!! He’s 3 months old today!

I’ll say it again…Zane is 3m old today! I just can’t believe how time can go by so fast. And I hate the fact that I haven’t been blogging about this little guy a lot more. I mean so much has happened and I feel like I should have been documenting it better.

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Things he likes: smiling, cooing, falling asleep in my arms, falling asleep on my chest, moving his arms and legs constantly, demanding food immediately, being swaddled, holding my hand while eating, diaper changes, baths, sitting up, looking around, watching TV, car rides, stroller rides, chewing on his hands, drooling

Things he dislikes: tummy time (unless on my chest), being cradled in my arms, naps, when I take too long getting his bottle, sometimes the swing

I have ordered so many things from Amazon that I think they’ve assigned me my own driver, or at least I feel they should. I buy and try different things for him and some I’ve returned. I really should blog about the items we both have loved so far, but that would require me to blog more. Ha! I’ll try.

Thanksgiving: Well obviously I have many things to be thankful for this year. Zane, my mom, my friends, and my job. They all mean so much to me. Mom and I made some food and just had a nice chill day. I took my own “first Thanksgiving” pic of Zane. There are going to be so many “firsts”!

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Christmas: It was great. Not going to lie, having him here…finally, is such a blessing that I went overboard on gifts. I mean seriously, he can’t open of gifts yet and doesn’t understand Santa but I had to do it anyway. Next year he’ll probably be more interested but only in the wrapping paper. We did the whole Santa picture thing, but I haven’t scanned it in yet so I can’t post it here. 😦 I also had some professional photos taken with my mom as well. So it was the three of us. Very special and they came out so good!

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Ugh, so as my maternity leave comes to an end, I hate the thought of going back to work and leaving this sweet little boy. I technically started last week but work allowed me to work from home the rest of the year, so I go back into the office on Monday, Jan 4th. AND that means it will be Zane’s first day of daycare.

I know Zane will be fine, I mean, it’s going to be all ME. I’ll eventually be okay but until then I will miss him. I don’t think I’ll be one of those mother’s who cry all the way to work, but you never know. I’ve printed out a bunch of photos so I can plaster them all over my cubicle wall.

The daycare I picked is the lowest price I could find and they are right in my neighborhood. So I’m going with them unless or until I have a problem with them, but I don’t think I will. They have one other infant, H, that is about 10m so Zane will learn a lot from watching this little boy. It will be good for him.

Well I’m off to bed now. I really do and will try to blog more often. Once I go back to work I’ll be able to do some during lunch.

Laters!

 

My Childbirth Story

I look back at my last post and I was 7 weeks away from my due date. Time flies! I delivered early, Sept 29th, 2015, when my due date was Oct 7th, 2015. I was okay with going early, in fact, I prayed for it. The uncomfortableness was getting to be too much and I was SOOO ready to meet this little guy who I could feel move inside me, kick me hard enough to jolt me awake at night, and who I could feel his hiccups from deep inside. I felt I already knew him. So this is my birth story…

****I will be going into graphic details/pictures of my childbirth so if you don’t want to know this much about me, I’d not read any further****

September 28th was a Monday. I’ve been working from home since I was close to my due date. This day, however, felt different. I felt off. I felt blah. And I felt super duper tired. I also noticed I didn’t have many Braxton Hicks contractions. Over the past weekend I was having tons of them. I thought it was weird and thought – great, he’s comfortable in there.

Later in the evening, my mom was home from work and we were enjoying some dinner and TV. I had to lie down as I was having a massive hot flash, like non other before. I went to bed around 10pm and watched some TV, then tried to sleep, tossing and turning. Around midnight, I felt a sharp pain in my groin and felt a pop – like seriously, a pop! I’ve been wearing big pads at night in case this were to happen. I grabbed the pad and felt something leak out. I stand up to head to the bathroom when it was gushing out. My water broke!!!

I sit on the toilet and it’s just gushing and gushing. I call for my mom who lives on the bottom floor. She couldn’t hear me. So I stuck a pad between my legs and waddles out to the stairs and yelled down to her – Mom!!! Something is happening!!! – She comes up stairs and I show her and she said it does look like my water broke.

I called my doula Lauren. She suggested I call the hospital since the OB was closed. I did and had to wait for the on call doctor to call back. Of course I missed the call when I made another trip back to the toilet. Lauren asked if I was having contractions and I told her not yet. She suggested I go and get some sleep until the contractions start, because I’ll need sleep. So I told my mom to get some rest and I did the same.

I crawled in bed and was feeling some Braxton Hicks type of contractions. Maybe had 2-3 of them. Then I felt a real one and oh boy, there as no way I was going to misinterpret a BH and a real contractions. The pain was so intense that while I was trying to time them, I couldn’t seem to add or subtract to figure out how far a part they were, so I got up and got paper and a pen to write down the times. The OB says they use a 5-1-1 rule. 5 – minutes a part, lasting 1 minutes, for 1 hour. So I timed them. They started out 5 minutes a part and quickly got to 2 minutes and 3-4 minutes a part. I let Lauren know and she said to just go to the hospital, she’d meet me there. So I got out of bed, called downstairs to my mom and told her to pack her bag, it’s time! It’s about 1:30am now.

We load up the car and head to the hospital which was downtown so about 20 minutes away. Not too bad but having painful contractions made it seem like hours. I told my mom to go to the parking garage and drop me off at the pedestrian walkway, that there is always a wheelchair there and I’ll sit there and wait. Of course there wasn’t so I continued to walk the long hallway to the info desk. I had to stop in the ladies room to change my pad because the gushing was still happening. I go into the handicap stall and there’s no toilet paper. I called my mom and told her where I was. She came in and I asked for some toilet paper. This was one time I couldn’t drip dry…gross!

We head to the info desk where there were two security men who barely gave us the time of day. He asked for my mom’s ID and then had us wait a few minutes while he helped the other security guard…seriously???? Finally we get to go upstairs to Labor and Delivery. First stop is Registration.

Registration was a little older lady sitting behind a glass panel. My mom stood there for about 2 minutes before the lady looked up. I sat in the little waiting room area across from the window. Mom said the lady was typing with two fingers, and very slow. GREAT. She asked a ton of questions and then two-finger typed them in. I think this took about 10 minutes, all the while I’m sitting there moaning in pain. My favorite part of this portion of the  night was that she asked my mom if I was having contractions. My mom wanted to say – No, we just thought we’d come hang out with you….of course yes!

My pad was soaked AGAIN so I asked the registration lady if there was a ladies room. She said someone would be out to get me shortly. I said that’s fine but I need a bathroom. She said they are on the other side of the elevators….thanks. At that time a nurse came out to get me. I thought she’d bring a wheelchair but NOPE. So I walked and walked and walked to what I think was the last room in that hallway. As I’m passing the nurses station (I think), I had to stop because of another contraction. The nurses asked me what was wrong….what do you think??? Geez! I was holding my short out in the butt area to make a bucket because I was still gushing. It was running down my leg and into my flip flops. I finally made it to the room.

The nurse had me take off all my clothes (except bra) and put the gown on. At this point in life, I didn’t care who saw me or show saw what. I stripped down and got into the gown. Got into the bed and got as comfortable as I could. I think it was around 2am. I wasn’t keeping time very well.

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A doctor came in and checked my cervix to see about dilation and I think he said I was either 2 or 3cm. I had to wait for them to get an IV hooked up to me before I could get the epidural. I’m not sure how long either of these took but I think by 3:30 or 4am I had the epidural. My original plan was to wait as long as possible before getting the epidural but yeah, that didn’t last long.

The epidural guy came into the room. He had me sit on the edge of the bed and lean over on the food tray that had a pillow on top. He found where he needed to stick me and told me everything he was doing and what I’d feel. The stick wasn’t bad but then he said I’d feel some pressure and that was the weirdest sensation I’ve ever felt. It felt like he was feeding a line all the way down my spine. Didn’t hurt, just felt really weird. And because my mind visualize something going down the inside of my spine, I got very light-headed. So he stopped for a few minutes until the dizziness went away. Whew!

It didn’t take long for the epidural to kick in, maybe 10-15 minutes. And I was feeling much better and much more relaxed. At this point I sleep. My doula and mom go to sleep on the couch and we wait.

The doctor came in about 4 hours later to check my cervix. I was 5cm dilated. I think it was around 6am (again didn’t keep very good track of what time it was). Back to sleep.

Another cervical check another 4 hours later (around 10 or 11am) and I was at 8cm. Back to sleep. Another check 4 hours later and unfortunately I was stalled at 8cm. I think it was around 2pm, or thereabouts. So they called the on call doctor to see if I should be given Pitocin. My nurse Susan started to get it all setup. While she was setting it up she had me roll on to my left side since I was on my back for a while.

Once I was on my left side, I felt this intense pressure like I’ve never felt before. Even with an epidural the pain was awful. Susan asked me what was going on and I said that the pressure was awful, that I think he was trying to come through my butt hole.

It gets a bit fuzzy here but I think nurse Susan called the on call doctor to let her know that the baby was coming. Around the same time I remember something happening and later found out that when I changed position, the baby dropped significantly and his heart rate dropped a lot.

The doctor rushes into the room and explains that they have to get the baby out now. She said she didn’t want to do c-section quite yet but would I be okay with suction. I said yes. The room was a whirlwind. The doctor was getting suited up, people were constantly moving around getting things ready. Someone took the bed a part by my legs and put up the stirrups. The doctor explained to me how to push. That I need to push like I’m having a bowel movement. When I feel a contraction, to breathe in, grab behind my knees, bring my legs up to my body, bring my body up to the belly, and push as hard as possible. Like I’m pushing the breath through my vagina.

She asked me if I can feel when contractions are coming. I said yes, pressure. She said great, when I feel one coming on, to do what I told her. So I did. I started pushing with each contractions and the doctor was amazed. She said that I won’t need suction and wished that all her patients could push like that. I think I went through 5-6 contractions and then I heard the best sound.

My boy came out crying! My mom started crying, which made me start to cry. Amazing. They put my baby boy on my chest, although he was backwards, it was still the most amazing and wonderful thing in the world. I’ve waited for so long to meet him.

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Another nurse came over and asked if she could take him to clean him up and get his measurements. I said not yet, as long as he’s right here to distract me from what is going on down in my lady parts. The doctor was sewing me up. I did have 1 tear and remember her saying it was more wide than deep, whatever that means. So when she was done, then the nurse came over and took the baby to get measured and cleaned up.

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They don’t waste time on getting the baby to breastfeed so they bring him over and they help me get him latched on. He had no issues.

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I don’t think anything else happened at this point. The only thing was I had to wait until the epidural wore off and could go to the bathroom (with assistance) before they’d move me to the other room.  This took 2-3 hours to wear off. Then we had to wait to get assigned a Mother Baby room upstairs. I think it was around 9 or 10pm before we were moved but I could be wrong.

Once up in the Mother Baby room, the nurse helped me to the bathroom and showed me how I had to keep my lady parts clean after each time I go. She gave me these boxer brief looking underwear that were made out of a mesh material, almost like pantyhose. She had these very rectangular pads that she said she doubles up to make them extra long, overlapping them a bit in the middle. She put Witch Hazel pads down the pads to help relieve any discomfort. After I peed, I had this cleaning spray that I had to spray my lady parts from the front so they go to the back, then there is a water bottle that I rinse it off with. When it’s time to wipe, I have to blot, not wipe. Because the blood was still pretty gushy, the nurse would help me pull up the underwear so that the pad catches whatever flows out. Oy!

Mom stayed that night and left around 9 or 10am on Wednesday. She went home and slept. She came back Wednesday night for about 3 hours.

Wednesday was a bit rough for me being all alone. I was in so much pain but the pain was in my bum, not my lady parts. So at some point a nurse or doctor took a look. Super….I had a hemorrhoid. That was the worst part for me after the birth. It hurt to sit down, lay down on it, slide across the bed to get up. It was awful. So the doctor ordered me some meds for it. When mom visited Wednesday evening, I let her take care of the baby. 🙂

Thursday was the day I got to go home. Also the baby got his first bath which was fun to watch. He was scrubbed and he screamed bloody murder. But he smelled so lovely after that. Plus his hair still have globs of bloody stuff in it so that was all washed out. He looked perfect.

I had paperwork to do and discharge instructions to go over. I told the doctor I was terrified to poop because of the hemorrhoid so she gave me a prescription for stool softener to help me not strain. I had two pain meds to go home with and a stool softener. Around 12:15pm my lunch arrived. Ate that and then was told by my nurse that I have officially been discharged. I called my mom and arranged the time for her to come get me. She pulled up at the pick-up spot and came up to help me. They called two transports, one for me and one for all the bags of stuff.

ZaneDay2GoingHome

It was so wonderful to get to go home. I put the baby in the carrier to get him fitted for it. But had to carry him on the way out. He didn’t like the carrier during the fitting but was fine once we got in the car. He fell asleep for the entire ride home. It was a cold and rainy day and had nothing but a short sleeve onesie for him. Thankfully we weren’t outside for very long.

When we got home, I took the baby inside first. I put him down on the floor and let Kona sniff around. It didn’t take long for Kona to become the helpful dog nanny. She’s been a wonderful dog who checks on him regularly.

So welcome Zane Asher Logan, born on 9/29/15 at 3:31pm. He weighed 7lbs 11oz and was 21in long. He is healthy from head to toe.