Well Ive wanted to update you all on what all has been going on before its to late to for some reason. Well on Monday my husband and me Did another photo shoot this time we did it in our living room it was really fun as always, but the blocks we have been searching high and low for since this lady at Walmart took the last set, over 3 months ago, we finally came across at another set but it wasn’t in the baby isle this time, it was in the toy isle.Thank god we found them because we really wanted to take pictures like this before we had her, And not only did we get two sets so we had enough to spell out her name, when we finally got taking the pictures and I layed on my side her name was beyond long that in the picture it blends in with my pregnant tummy so it didn’t turn out right, but we got some other ideas and they worked out well. But they will come into use down the road also, for props for pictures with her in them and for her to play with. Hope you all love those pictures my favorite one is with my hubs head on my shoulders it just shows so much love and to find that after all these years im grateful for. I have honestly found the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. I know many of you haven’t found your special someone yet but they are out there trust me. I takes the longest time but when you found him you will know. =) As for yesterday we had alot of problems over here and Im pretty surprised I didnt go into labor, I think I was having some bad braxton hick contractions yesterday at night when everything was said and done and all the plumbers and Power guys left. Cause I was cramping in my tummy and my back and my stomach started getting really hard and I was getting shooting stabbing pains down there. My husband rubbed my back to sleep And im so glad it worked..Well what happened yesterday is we have been having plumbing issues here first started from the sub pump not working to getting that fixed twice to another plumbing problem the pipes collapsing and flooding the basement for a second time. So we had them come back in forth for a week before even finding out that was what was wrong with The pipes. Well when the plumbers came over here yesterday At first they couldn’t find where the pipes where under ground so they truck a hauler truck for digging and started digging our yard up, as they finally found it After destroying my garden that we worked so hard on, they kept going back so they can get a hold of the whole pipe, they dug up so deep that they ended up cutting two power lines under ground They started to spark and smoke of course lol, And I was inside when they blew the first one out cause all of a sudden all the power snapped out and I was left in the dark, I went out there telling that guy in the meanest voice that he just cut our power off. So than I had to call the power company the emergnancy line for them to come repair live exposed wires, as soon as they finally got here they made the workers get out of there and stay out till it was safe to go back in the ground. As they started fixing it more and more trucks and power company people showed up. They say Mother power didn’t mark off that spot so its the Power companys fault, which it actually is, but either way that guy should of been aware of wires anyways..Well after they got the power on they drilled our basement floor a 4×4 area put in the new pipes and put most of the mess back but its so muddy we had talk the landlord into getting a cleaning crew to clean up. Well they still havent finished the job they are suppose to come back today to finish if they ever show up, but the water is working and power is know that’s a good thing. Well enough about that for know. As another note goes, Im having my Little Baby girl Ariella Kelani Cruzpagan Getting Induced on Dec 3rd at 6:30pm at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Unless by than All this stress puts me into labor, I’ve tried everything she don’t want to come out lol. From the foods to sex and Walking, I just feel the pains and that’s it. So that is when my little girl will be in my arms mattering how long it takes after they induce me, Im so excited I have only 5 days left, Tomorrow I go to the obgyn to see how many cm’s I am, plus she is going to tell us what we need to do, when to check in and all. My heart is beating so fast knowing im going to be a mother and have someone look up to me to raise them and love them unconditionally. This is the best Christmas Present ever I could of dreamed for in this whole wide world….I love you Ariella.
Yesterday after a long day of stress, lol. She is ready to come into this world already, she has 5 days left. And she will get to meet you all..
Hello My fellow Followers =) Ive been real busy lately that I haven’t got around to Blogging Lately. So here is what is going on as of know, I went to the Obgyn on November 21st 2012 and went to see how everything has been going check the heart beat which was 138 BPM, and than Got my weight checked I gain the 2 lbs back lol. And went in the room with my husband and waited for the doctor to come in, as I sweating, cause of how nervous I was to find out if any progress has happened. Well she comes in and as she says each time, we are getting so closer. And than asked me if anything new like cramping ect has happened lately. Well we went on to the exam, Im know for sure 1 cm Dilated, thought I would be more but the doctor said im progressing pretty quick being this is my First Long Term Pregnancy.
Well other than that we talked to the doctor about getting induced, and she said on my 39th week she can, reason Behind me wanting to get induced is because knowing my luck she wont be on call doctor that will be on shift the day I naturally go into labor. So since she knows my birth plan and we have a understanding if I do get a c-section she will be able to remove some of my Endometriosis, plus she knows all my medical history as well as me, I am choosing this and she said it will be safe because the baby is already full term. So how I naturally have my appointments on Wednesday this coming week will be Thursday because she will be in surgery’s all day on wed. So Thursday we will have a for sure answer since she will have a new schedule up so we can plan. I’m nervous as can be but with knowing a for sure day I can get last minute things set up and do some baking and get my doc a present in all, for helping us all through this all the way. But that’s if she doesn’t come in between know and Thursday , let hope she does that would be even better.
As for the all mighty Turkey Day A.K.A Thanksgiving =) The night before I did the Pumpkin Pie, some recipe I found on pinterest Called Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats, well they did not come out like normal ones, so my husband nicknamed them Pumpkin Rice Krispie Crunch. Lmao They were so hard At the end of the night I just tossed them.Totally do not recommend that ever make them..They smelled good so unless your house smells like someone died in it I wouldn’t make them lol. I give that recipe 10 Thumbs down. Lmfao… Also made Chocolate chip cookies and a Peach Cherry Pie. And the Onion Dip we had for our Doritos and Corn Chips, also did the Devil Eggs. That all came out good. I woke up at 4am to put the turkey on, and got things prepped like the Sweet Potato Casserole, and put the Potatoes in water with seasoning just to put aside till I was ready, got the corn ready,and went back to sleep set my alarm for 7 woke up to base the turkey. And went to the DVR set the Macy’s Day Parade to record at 9am just in case I would to forget about it and than about 11am I pulled out the turkey. And than put the Sweet Potato casserole in, and got together another recipe for Pineapple Casserole I also found a new recipe for wanted to try some new things. That was a weird recipe how you make it but it smelled good at the end, but never got to eat any cause there was way to much food, but my hubs liked it. Than as we were waiting for that we made Bacon Mac n Cheese, and the stuffing and finished with the mashed potatoes. I think its so funny cause my hubs didn’t think I would be able to make thanksgiving cause of how pregnant I am, but I showed him hehe. He helped out to, it was real fun, always love cooking with him cause we take really cute pictures in the process. Well that is our Thanksgiving dinner completed and we had it all done by 12pm which was pretty good timing. It was funny also that my bro in law brought a huge box of hostess snacks cause you all no about them going out of business, so man I’m good for months and months.. There is actually people on E-BAY selling Twinkies for 60 dollars a box, which I thought was nuts. The day I heard that I went to the store got my all time favorite Swiss Rolls, which are made by Little Debbie which Hostess owns also and my Nutty Butty Treats. But that’s the story with that, like you all wanted to know that huh.. Funny funny thing though is when i went to get them I had got those had grabbed a fit Pregnancy Mag and had Sour Cream and Bacon Bits with me, and I told the cashier I know this don’t go together and she looked and started laughing cause she didn’t even notice it at all. Bad huh, oh well cant a pregnant woman have munchies while being fit hehehhehehehehehehhehe
Well enjoy the picture, I think I talked your heads off for know…
Also something that touched my heart one of my friends on facebook sent me this message she had put it in one of the Endometriosis Groups I belong too. Wanted to share how Heartfelt it was with you….
( Me & all the 176 million Endo suffers, would like to wish Christina all the luck in the world for the coming days as she begins the truly amazing journey into motherhood, she defied the medial world and proved to many that miracles do happen, your a truly amazing woman and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your little princess Ariella xxxx the long 9 months is nearly over baby. X)
A lady, about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused & actually snickered! When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested. … … …
The case came up in court. The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.
The man replied, “Well your Honor, it was like this…when the lady got on the bus, I couldn’t help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign that said, ‘The Double Mint Twins are coming’ and I grinned. Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, ‘Logan’s Liniment will reduce the swelling,’ and I had to smile. Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, ‘William’s Big Stick Did the Trick,’ and I snickered, hardly able contain myself. But, Your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said, ‘Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident!’ …. I just lost it!” Case dismissed
Well Im counting each day as if its my last carrying her inside of me, So excited for this to finally happen, I redid her closet once again added a new shelf. And totally feeling every single pain possible know, It feels as if I did a thousand situps thats how bad my muscles in my stomach hurts, and the pressure down below feels as if she is reaching her hand straight out of my vagina lol.Today my husband and I went to our last Birth class it was called Baby Care Basics. This three-hour class prepares parents to understand their new infant’s needs. The class includes bathing, diapering, understanding normal newborn characteristics and procedures, infant safety, nursery equipment, and when to call your pediatrician. It was pretty much a non brainer class, I knew about everything and so did my husband. But this one guy and his wife next to us omg he asked so many questions as if he didn’t no completely anything baby wise in his life, from diapers to swaddling. It was just completely nuts the questions he was asking, and I looked over at his wife and she didn’t say anything as if she was as much clueless waiting for a answer than him..Holy cow. One thing that was kool was that there was another couple and she was due the day before us, so are due dates were off a day..I have only ran into people online that where a day or same as me, never in person so that was a first. I also got the worse case of Braxton hicks Contractions in the class ever, that I was actually bent over and my hubby was rubbing the pain away. I’m so glad he did, cause in my mind I was thinking how am I going to do this the pain is so awful.As well as us being 30 mins away from the hospital we Did our classes at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC and 40-50 mins away from the house, I’m not going that far again till she is out lol. I know she is coming very soon, I can feel the difference of my body changing. My belly is so round also right know, its kinda cute cause ive never seen it look that round, but than I feel huge everyone knows im about to pop. As everyone asks when im due, you know your huge at that point. Well I will keep you up to date as things progress.
Well here is our Update for our doctor’s Appointment the other day sorry I didn’t post it the day of, but got busy doing things. Well here is how it went, I lost 2 lbs, the nurse said that towards the end my weight will go up and down, so that was good news lol, than got stumped with not so good news after, I tested Positive for Group B Strep. But than the nurse says today you get to sign the form to go into the hospital, My jaw dropped. I almost cried just to hear the nurse say that, She told me the reason I’m filing out this is so they can send my chart to the labor and delivery unit so that when I go there if I go into labor early they will have it all there already so they can take care of me right away. Signing that paper meant the world to me, it was the next step of my child being so close to me.So I went into the room after visiting with all my favorite nurses and favorite Phlebotomy Tech. As I walked into the room my husband was already in there waiting for me I walked in a told him about the test, and he said it will be okay honey. And got undressed from the waste down first the nurse came in there and Took The baby’s heart beat its was at 143 as my honey stood by my side smiling trying to cheer me up. But I was really worried, just dont want nothing to go wrong at all. And a couple things has I just thought it would finally stop, But after the nurse left my OBGYN walked in and I she told me the test came back that way also, but not to worry about it they can treat it so the baby wont be harmed during delivery, but as soon as my water breaks or contractions start I need to call her ASAP, and go straight to the hospital don’t wait for the every 5 min contraction stage. Cause they Need to start me on Antibiotics before I even deliver her so she don’t come out sick, as long as I go when I suppose to go I shouldn’t have no problems with her after delivery. Well I was just hoping the test would come out okay you know, but as long as she is healthy that’s all that matters to me. Well she started on my exam to see if im dilated and know im actually half a cm dilated, and her head has dropped down even more than last time, she said im progressing very fast, so by next week I should be more lets hope. She said I am know Full Term so she told me ways of going about to get labor started. I couldn’t believe it lol. Yup so know she went down the list. (Spicy Foods, Sex, and of all she said lemon cupcakes) Yup that was new for me too, I said what lol, she said they actually do. I never knew that at all And I was a nurse. hehehe.So she gave us the flag if she comes out know she is fully developed. She wont be in the NICU at all, that’s unless something happens of course. But she said your almost close and said I will see you next Wednesday, But before I left had to do some blood work just to keep track of me.So I went there chatted with Alexia, She is so awesome. But I asked her if she would be there when I have her and she said to call her at the office and she will try to get out to go. Yay I hope she does, she has been there through the beginning with me also. But than after we left and went to 711 and home, watched some tv and than I started thinking should we go get the stuff to start progressing this labor, I asked my husband and he was was like sure, I was in complete shock cause it was 11pm so we did a late night trip to the store lol. I looked on some web sights also to get some more ideas of what helps so I could get also. So we went to get Fresh Pineapple cause it helps bring on contractions, Spicy Cheetos,Spicy Doritos, Spicy Thai noodles, And salsa, And so far I ate one whole Pineapple a small pack of Spicy Doritos and been Snacking on the Black Licorice, found out she hate Spicy Doritos cause she was kicking up a storm in there when I was eating them and when I stopped she stopped too funny. Thought for sure that would trigger it,but still hasnt Bohoooo. Well Enjoy the pictures once again hehehe, You never no when they will be the last pregnancy pictures I have…Goodnight everyone….
Grandpa I would give anything for you to be back here, to see my little girl be born to be by my side once again, To meet my husband, who I love so much. And to just talk to like we did all the time. I really miss you every single day of my life that your gone, I wish it never happened. I keep hoping one day I wake up and find out it was just a dream. But one day I will see you again and I promise that I will never stop loving you. I miss you so much Grandpa O’neill. I look into the sky every night and say a prayer to you and just talk to you, I hope you can hear me
Na na, na na na, na na
I miss you, miss you so bad
I don’t forget you, oh it’s so sad
I hope you can hear me
I remember it clearly
The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won’t be the same
Na na na na na na na
I didn’t get around to kiss you
Goodbye on the hand
I wish that I could see you again
I know that I can’t
I hope you can hear me cause I remember it clearly
The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won’t be the same
I had my wake up
Won’t you wake up
I keep asking why
And I can’t take it
It wasn’t fake
It happened, you passed by
Now you are gone, now you are gone
There you go, there you go
Somewhere I can’t bring you back
Now you are gone, now you are gone
There you go, there you go,
Somewhere you’re not coming back
The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won’t be the same no..
The day you slipped away
Was the day that I found it won’t be the same oh…
Na na, na na na, na na
I miss you
We put in the car seat to the base the other day, what a Amazing feeling. I had like I always say a billion in 1 things running through my mind, As I walk outside with my husband to put the car seat in it’s in my hands and it feels so right to hold it. It was Just as amazing putting it in, at first I wanted to try to see how good I would be at putting it in. But I had a cover as you can see in the picture before we had took it out and tried it, it was nearly impossible to click it in the base with that on there. Which I had planned to keep that on it to keep the dust and other stuff from going in it till the time I go into labor. Well since that didn’t work out as planned we took it off and it was entirely way easier installing it without it, So once it was in, I just put the cover on backwards so Its still covering it. HA ! HA! , I out beat The cover !!!!!!!!!!! We took turns putting the stuff together it almost had me in tears to see a actual Car seat sitting there in our car, knowing in just three weeks she would be sitting in there for the ride home, to her new place with her new Mommy and Daddy and Pup Candy. There was a lot of times I just wanted to break down in tears so every time my husband went in for battery’s for the Mirror we got so we can see her while we are driving that has 3 different tunes and lights up.She is going to love it, well when he went to get them I let out a couple tears and tried so hard to mask it up by the time he got out. He knows when there is something wrong, and when he asks, I just get worse. So it was better off that way. Well we had after we were done putting it all together went to the fire department, cause I remember in Vegas they checked if the car seats were put in right. Well we walked up and knocked at the door a gentleman opened the door but was on the phone so a lady asked what we needed help with I asked if they did Car seat Inspections and she said the Police department did, so we took off to there. Took us a while to find the place but when we did, we went in and asked if someone could do it for us and of course the person that does it wasn’t there, so we have to wait till the 18th to have it done, that’s the next time they do it. So if she comes before than we have to hope we have it installed good which its pretty good in there. We just wanted to make sure. I’m so curious how sweet the first time driving home in the back seat with her is going to feel like, plus I’m so wanting to know what my little girl looks like. I cant believe we have 3 Prenatal Appointments with my Obgyn for this Pregnancy left. i cant believe that is it, it has seriously been a long time waiting. And know that it is around the corner I’m getting more and more nervous.But at the same time I want to just hold her and tell her I love her so much.I cant wait to show you all pictures when she is born…I cant promise how good I will look in them after pushing out a baby but im sure you all will understand lol..
So we have that and one more class to take Baby 101 This three-hour class prepares parents to understand their new infant’s needs. The class includes bathing, diapering, understanding normal newborn characteristics and procedures, infant safety, nursery equipment, and when to call your pediatrician. A list of essential items or products to purchase for baby’s care will be provided. Pretty Neat huh? Oh and I forgot to add we picked out our Second turkey together, from the same place as last year, And guess who get to cook it yuppers me, woohooooo. I get to show my skills off to my love and my bro. lol
As for today, im just getting very uncomfortable with my belly growing, it hurts a lot so, ive been trying so hard to relax and not over do it in any kind of way, also my ribs and lower back hurts, we think it could be the braxton hicks but im not quite sure. I’m pretty sure I will feel the real thing when it happens, Everyday and night I have all this Caution that this can be the day or night it can be happening, so Ive been getting more and more ready for this. You can never be to ready. I got mostly a lot packed cause we should be in there for 3 days if everything goes right, or more if there is a problem. So at the last moment I’m going to grab all our daily stuff. I have moved around her clothes so much and have so many so Im putting the older ones 6-12 months aside in a bag so they can stay fresh and clean at the same time give me room to put all her stuff she will be using for her first 4-5 months. And matching outfits, Im having a blast doing that. Cause I keep thinking how awesome its going to be to have my own child and raise her..Its a beautiful feeling…Well tomarrow I will update you all again since im turning 37 weeks tomarrow yay
Hello everyone got back from the obgyn yesterday, and found out im a half of a cm Dilated . She said if I have her anywhere from know on she will be totally safe. So everyone wish that she comes soon. No more cooking lol..All my checks from know on are every week, and all are going to be checks to see if im dilated each time, so yup got to undress from the waist down, ugh. But there is one good thing coming from it, to see how my progress is doing, and that means a extra week closer to seeing my child.
Also I gained 5 lbs from my last visit , only 2 weeks ago holy cow lol. She is having a growing Marathon inside of me, also had the strep test today and the baby has dropped know the doctor felt her head.She is in the right position hopefully she stays with her head down til birth. And of course I started crying, as soon as my Obgyn started talking about how soon till she gets here, whats new. But all is good right know. We also spoke about what she wants to do epidural wise on me since I have bad back problems from a Degenerated disk in my back, So she is either going to give me a regular one and spinal, or just spinal or just the regular one, she said she wants to think about it. They want to make sure I feel no pain during delivery so im happy about that. Im also measuring at 37 weeks know a week more, for some reason it keeps going up and down a week each time I go to the doctor lol, So im pretty sure this little stinker will be coming soon enough. So thats the news on that, I will add to this post later on today after my High risk appointment this, will be the last time we see our baby on ultrasound before she comes out. =( Im curious how big she is know at 36 weeks. Keep checking back for the rest of the update.I posted the new update right above this yay..Thanks for stopping by…