Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some
kind of battle.
A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making friends.....
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
One thing you can give and still keep...is your word!
You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself.
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.
Your mind is like a parachute...it functions only when open..
The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime! It is never too
late to become what you might have been.
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat
you right.. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens
for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it
changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just
promised it would be worth it.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them
back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we
may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so
caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and
wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until
it is too late.
Honestly I thought that I would never make it to my due date. On December 18th, Tressel decided he was going to try to come early. I went to the hospital with contractions every 2-8 minutes. Since I was only 35 weeks they gave me medications to make the contractions stop and sent me home with two weeks bed rest.
But I made it to January 6th 2009, his scheduled c-section date. I arrived at the hospital at 6 am for them to start the process of checking me in. On the way to the hospital we were getting a bad ice storm and snow storm. So anyways we get back into the recovery room where the do the pre-surgery tests and so forth. The nurse comes in and tells me that the blood work that i had drove in a snow storm the day prior to get taken, was missing and unaccounted for. But they put this stupid arm band on me the day before, and apparently this nurse was dyslexic because she was typing the numbers in wrong. DUH! Finally another nurse comes in and "attempts" to put a cathider in. I say attempt because the lady had no clue what she was doing. I kept telling her that it was hurting and it wasn't in properly. And she kept telling me that she was a nurse and she knew what she was doing. Finally she left and another nurse came in to see how i was doing, and i tell her that the folly wasn't in right, so she checks it, and guess what!!! IT WASNT IN RIGHT! So because of the snow storm Melissa (seragate mother to me) was running behind and almost didnt make it in time. So i am in a panic mess because I wanted her there with me. Finally she makes it! Well its time for me to go back to OR....and justin nor melissa can go with me at this point. So i start freaking out and guess what nurse is going back with me. "I don't know how to put a folly in nurse" But because no one was in there with me I had to suck it up and allow her to attempt to comfort me while i was getting the spinal. Which by the way didnt hurt at all! With natalie the epi hurt like heck! But with the spinal you have roughly about an hour of good meds. So the anistesiologist was comforting me the whole time i was sitting there awaiting the doctor to come in and Justin and Melissa. While we were waiting for the doctor to scrub up, the nurses were supposed to be doing tool count. . . But they thought that talking about the night priors episode of the Bachelor was more important. So the Ani (while holding the emisis basin to allow me to get sick) was yelling at the nurses to do their job and get the doctor in here. So finally Dr. Warren comes in and so do Justin and Melissa. And the cut was underway. I was unaware she had already started when she was like "Dawn, he will be here in less the two minutes" I was shocked. And then the greatest sound to mother was heard. Tressel started screaming as soon as Dr. Warren went to grab for him. The overwhelming feeling of emotions came over me. He was here. They showed me him and took him to the warmer. He had a strong set of lungs. He screamed the whole time they were cleaning him. . . Has born at 9:00am and weighed 7lbs 10.2 oz. and was 21" long. His scores on the apgar were 8-9. Perfect lil man!
I didnt get to hold him until about 10:30 that morning. When they brought him to me I breast feed him for about 20 min and he had a perfect latch! I was so proud.
The next day, They came to do a routine billi on all the babys. My nurse came back three hours after the test was administered and told me that Tressels billi was 10.9 which was moderatly high and that he needed to be under the lights for 12 hours until the next test was administered and that i could get him out for feedings but i could only have him out for no more the 30 minutes at a time. Every 12 hours they tested him billi and it would go up 2 points every 12 hours. On friday when i was discharged it was a 15.8. Which was still very high. The hospital allowed us to stay in the hospital in an L&D room while he was still there. Tressel finally came home from the hospital on sunday evening. His billi had plateau'd and wasnt getting any higher and they didnt think it was going to rebound again.
It took 3 1/2 weeks him not to appear so yellow in coloring. But he is healthy and happy. Thanks for reading my birth story!!!!
Current mood:awakeHey ya'll! Havn't wrote one of these in a while so I thought that I would! (Plus midge is at school and Tress is sleeping so I have some down time).
Tressel's colic is getting better. He still wont let us put him down while he is awake which is getting a wee bit annoying. I feel like I cant get anything done. So I wear him constantly. But I have to say that having a mother in law that lives like five minutes away is a Godsent. LOL. He is getting big. He weighs about 12 lbs now and he is seven weeks today! He is wearing 3-6 months clothes! He doesnt even look like a new born anymore. Its sad! But he is finally on a schedule which is great! I know when i can get things done!
Midge is doing great as well. She has recently learnt to write her name. Which made me cry. I am a softy! She is starting B-ball here soon. I can't wait for that! She is starting gymnastics too! She is so hyper, so keeping her busy is helping with the extra energy. It just needs to get warm so she can ride her bike and play outside. She is obsessed with reading too right now. Every five minutes she is asking me read her a book..Its rewarding when she reads them back to me, its more memorization then actual reading. But the fact that she pays that much attention is awesome! She is doing great in school too. Ms. Z, her teacher says that Natalie is the leader! If she wants the other kids to do something she tells Natalie to do it and the other kids follow suit.
I have recently learned to knit. Its extremely relaxing. I am making Natalie a scarf, but by the time I get it done its not going to be cold anymore! I just don't have time! Justin and I are doing great! We are now active in church and its a great feeling!Most of the attendies are a wee bit older then him and I. But its great to feel welcome there. During meet and greet, most of the congregation come and look at the kids. Natalie gets so many compliments on how she is dressed. I think if i never put a pair of pants on her again, and only put her in dresses she would be elated! She wants to wear a dress everywhere!!!
But Tress is waking and Natalie will be home soon. Hope all is well with everyone reading!!!
Current mood:fabulousA baby asked God, 'They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?' God said, 'Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.'
The child further inquired, 'but tells me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.' God said, 'Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.'
Again the child asked, 'And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?' God said, 'Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.'
'And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?' God said, 'Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.'
'Who will protect me?' God said, 'Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.'
'But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.' God said, 'Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.'
At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, 'God, if I am to leave now , please tell me my angel's name.'
God said, 'You will simply call her, 'Mom.