Sunday, June 27, 2010

We're in love...

Bayer is my life. I love love love love him. I am constantly thinking of that famous quote that goes something like "I never said it would be easy, I only said it'd be worth it." Those are my feelings wholeheartedly.

My birth story is the same old same old until I hit 6 cm. I got induced on Wednesday at 5 pm, with cervidil which ripens your cervix. I didn't start pitocin until 7 am. By 8:30 am i was at 4 cm. I stayed at 4 cm until 2 pm. Then they upped my pitocin, I started to "feel my legs" meaning I could move them, which is not what you want! I had the anesthesiologist come and fix my dosage because i was feeling all the contractions and my pain went away for about an hour and half, so we're at 3:30 now. I was dialated to a 7 at 3:30, had the anesthesiologist come in again and up my epidural but it was too late, my body never got numb again and I basically went through transition (7 cm-10 cm) on my own, with the edge knocked off probably. Needless to say, I pushed for 40 minutes, like a warrior on a mission, everyone was really impressed I could push so successfully, considering he was 9 lbs 6 oz with a 15 INCH HEAD IN DIAMETER!

All things considered, WE MADE IT! Believe it or not my episiotomy wasn't that bad at all and I'm doing pretty great. Moral of the story, when you get an epidural, make sure your legs are like dead weights. They like to give you as little as possible, which is understandable in their shoes, but not in yours and that's what counts in the moment. (Nicole Wilder I'm thinking of you) lol.

I am soooo happy to be a mom, it is the purpose of life. I feel like my life is so much more important than it was before. It's like going from being single to being married, MUCH MUCH BETTER, then you have a child and your entire existence is MUCH MUCH BETTER AND AWESOME AND FUN AND PERFECT. yay. night.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bayer Samuel McClain (9 Pounds 6 Ounces)!!!!!!

Happy Mother
Naked Bayer

Distressed Laura after intense delivery

Epidural in pain free.......... Well until the end, @$%# is what she was thinking
Just In Funnnnnnnnn

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vintage Football Nursery

I'd like to show you the room from start to finish!!

So his room is like 90 % complete. I haven't bought a glider yet and i'd like to get a cream or tan rug, some of the stuff that needs to be sewn isn't done yet either.

Diamonds are soooo hard to paint, thank you Brandon, he spent like 4 hours doing the math and taping.

I ran out of paint so I actually just mixed the second diamond color by hand from the samples I had purchased, I was pretty proud of myself with the color palette finish.

This dresser was going to be the death of me this summer. Brandon and I found this at Salvation army for $140, I talked them down to $110, it's really well made and we couldn't pass it up. So after HOURS AND HOURS of grueling sanding, and HOURS AND HOURS of grueling staining, and polyurethane-ing with some new knobs we turned this dresser into quite an impressive piece. Not to brag, but sort of.

I loved this vintage photograph and got it printed and framed it. Etsy shop, tickledchic, she made these custom for me. love her.

My mom has sewn the curtains, the crib skirt, and his going to sew the bumper, some pillows, and a quilt. She rocks!

These trophies are actually Brandon's and a couple are Brandon's brothers, spray painted bronze. They're from his pee-wee days, it's a special touch. Also, if you have read my blog for a while you'll remember my nursery inspiration post, I wanted this helmet really bad......couldn't pass it up....if you look back at that post, you'll see i got almost everything I wanted off of it. Put your mind to it and you can have anything you want!

My mom knew I'd be eyeing this artwork, which turned out to be customizable. It was an awesome splurge I wouldn't have spent the money on so I really appreciate her going all out for me.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Induction date.....YAY!!

THERE IS AN END IN SIGHT! I'm getting induced on Wednesday at 5 pm! I'm not even nervous, I'm just flat out excited and anxious! I cannot wait to hold my baby boy!

p.s. Pictures of the completed nursery will be posted very very shortly.
p.s.s. I'm really proud of the way it turned out...hope you all are too! :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

HUGGIES® Jeans Diapers | Denim Diaper Little Movers

I can't find the poster I'm looking for, but it is so funny. It has an image very similar to this but at the bottom reads, "the coolest you'll look pooping your pants."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

i had my babyshower!

I meant to post this a long time ago. My best friend, Mary, my second mom, Jan and my sister Heather threw me a wonderful vintage football themed baby shower. It was a slammin time. Thanks to all those who helped with food, games, and clean up. I don't think anyone took pictures...oops. I should've assigned someone but my prego brain totally spaced. So I've opted to show how cute the invites were.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dad's are cute.

Brandon is watching a DVD we got from our birthing class right now. It's one of those free DVD's, meant for retards, or in this case, a really really eager and excited dad. He is the cutest dad already. It's the most boring video ever, it's talking about installing car seats correctly for like a solid 15 minutes. It's so funny and cute at the same time. This is why I love him. He is so freakin excited, he's always looking for coupons and deals for our baby. Today we got our car seat and he spent like 20 minutes attaching it and taking it apart.

Just thought I'd share the cuteness.