Tuesday, January 15, 2013

39 weeks and 4 days: Labor and Delivery

Hey Dolls, 

If you dont know by now via instagram, BABY SOPHIA has ARRIVED! I cant even believe shes finally in my arms at last. From my last post you guys know I was trying every little tales to bring on labor and guess what? it happened. I was 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant when I went into labor. Exactly a day after my last posts lol. On January 10, 2013 at 12:57pm my babygirl who weighs 5lbs 13 oz was here <3 I dont want to reveal too much on her as it is long to type out every little detail. I will be making a labor and delivery video this week. Here is a picture of Sophia and I just minutes after her birth and babygirl at 1 day old. For more recent pic of Sophia follow me on instagram at piinkbeautyy!!! I cant wait to share my story. 

Love, Peace, and Happiness all! 
Mommy L 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

39 Weeks Pregnant

Hey Dolls, 

Today I am 39 weeks and 3 days prego!! I cant even begin telling you dolls how I am feeling. Im excited, anxious, annoyed, tired, and sleepy lol. Lets start by discussing my weekly OBGYN appointments. Yesterday on January 8th 2012, I went in for my weekly routine checkup. Again, everything was the same as per usual. From week 38-39 I was hoping I made some progress in terms of dilation and effacement. I truly believed that I did indeed improve from being at 0% to at least 1cm. Depending on your obgyn, some of them are hesitant to do a cervical examination unless it is by all means necessary for example: they believe your baby is in a breeched position or they presume you might encounter a medical health issue for delivery. It is okay for FTM (first time mothers) to wonder about their progression especially during the last stages of pregnancy, so dont be afraid to ask if your doctor does not initiate a cervix exam. I asked for mine and like I mentioned my GUT was truly telling me I DID made some progress and of course I DID =) YAY! I am officially 1 cm dilated. I guess all the walking I did up and down my stairs and bouncing on an exercise ball really worked. I know you dont need to be dilated at all  prior to going into labor. But I guess for me, hearing that I made a huge progress got me super excited. The exam was not as bad as people claimed. Of course it was uncomfortable since she was putting a lot of direct pressure on my uterus. However, the exam took less than 5 mins. The downfall to doing a cervical exam now is that you might spot for the entire day and experience a lot of pressure in the abdomen after. My obgyn did tell me that I am not prone to delivering a "big baby" but Kalvin and I are hoping for our daughter to be roughly 7pounds 5 ounces. Apparently the average healthy baby weighs roughly around 7 pounds. So we are keeping our fingers crossed for that size. 

Symptoms: This past week was extremely tough especially since I am so close to my due date. I felt nauseated and threw up twice, I had severe tummy aches and back pains, and also a lot of nose bleeds. My stretchmarks are getting worst by the minute I pretty much got them on my tummy, underneath my breasts ( I doubled in size), my inner thigh (these were new but very light) and my hips. I dont mind them at all as of now, because I know my babygirl is growing each week and for every stretch mark I gain means she's getting bigger =) 

Baby Sophia: She is now 20 inches and should weigh between 7lbs and 8 oz -8lbs this is equavelnt to the size of a mini watermelon lol. Sophia is tightly curled up in my stomach because she is running out of space! Lately at night around 11:00pm-2:00am she has extensive hiccups. I would either walk it out and she would stop or drink a lot of water. 

Since I have been on maternity leave I have a lot of time on my hands. Yesterday I asked Kalvin to take me to Michael's so I can get tulle fabrics to make our babygirl a tutu for her first newborn photoshoot. Here is a picture of it I thought it came out pretty good. It was easy and inexpensive. I cant wait to make more for Sophia. I love her soooo much already and she isn't even here yet. I cant even imagine when she is here =) Hopefully, this will be my last pregnancy blog since  I am hoping I go into labor this week. If not, I will see you dolls at 40 weeks. 

Follow me on Instagram at Piinbeautyy <3

Love, Peace, and Happiness
Mommy L

Thursday, January 3, 2013

38 Weeks Pregnant

Hey dolls, 

I am officially 38 weeks and 4 days into my pregnancy. I am just so close to seeing and holding my babygirl. I cant even believe I am 1 week and 3 days from the big DAY! I am super scared and excited at the same time. As of right now, I am just over being pregnant. I just feel extremely tired from the weight and it doesnt help when I only get 4 hours or less of sleep. At night, sleeping is getting more and more uncomfortable only because I am continuously getting braxton hicks and pressure down south lol. At times it hurts so bad I literally have to get up and start walking around my room at 4am to avoid the pain. This past Wednesday January 2nd I went in for my 38 weeks appointment. As per usual they did a urine test, weighed me in, tested my blood pressure, and I finally got my cervix examined. I was not dilated and 0% effaced =( This news sort of bummed me out because I was hoping for some progress. Again, I was told not to be too concerned because a woman can go from 0% dilated to 4 cm within hours. Currently I am trying some natural ways to speed up my labor by testing out the old wives tales. For example, eating spicy food, sex, walking, going up and down the stairs, and of course dancing lol. My next appointment is on January 8th so hopefully by then I have made some movement. 

Baby: Sophia is almost 20 inches long and weighs roughly 7lbs.  Her lanugo and vernix will continue to shed as the weeks continue. Her lungs are becoming more stronger and mature meaning all her systems are in works!!!! I am so excited to see my bundle of joy. I hope you dolls are having a lovely evening on this wonderful Thursday night because I am sure having a blast dancing around and jamming to my favorite songs. See you all at 39 weeks. 

Love, peace, and happiness

xoxo Mommy L


Friday, December 7, 2012

34 Weeks Pregnant and UPDATE!

Hey dolls,

I cant believe its been months since I've been on here. I kind of lost track of this blogging since I work 6 days a week and crash out at night early. Today I am 34 weeks pregnant. I cant believe my pregnancy has gone by so fast and its almost ending. I love pregnancy dont get me wrong, but now that I am in my final trimester and especially weeks from delivery I am way too heavy and exhausted lol. Lets begin with my body changes. Since the last post, a lot has been happening to my body. I have gained massive weight and I am starting to waddle. I am 8.5 months pregnant and gained roughly 25 pounds or so. I feel so round and huge but I guess that comes with pregnancy =) I DID get STRETCH MARKS!!! I started to develop these stretch marks in October (slight ones) and it grew more and more up until now. I asked my obgyn if its because of my rapid weight gain but apparently, my babygirl rotated at 24 weeks (rotations usually happen around 36 weeks and onwards)  and that shes been developing rather rapidly then an average baby hence the stretch marks. Stretch marks are reminders of motherhood and my amazing daughter I am bringing into this world. Of course I am repulsed by it, but I think what makes it worth a while is when I get the chance to hold my daughter for the first time. If you dont know by name, we are naming our daughter SOPHIA<3 We absolutely fell in love with this name instantly. Now,  if you follow me on instagram at "piinkbeautyy" you can see more updates of me and my pregnancy especially belly shots every 4 weeks. Symptoms: I can say I had an easy pregnancy from the beginning. For 8.5 months, I havent gotten any morning sickness as most women will experience. Cravings? perhaps for a chocolate bar here and there but again, nothing drasti.  I am extremely lucky to have a supportive baby daddy like Kalvin in my life. When I get up during the night to make my daily visits to the bathroom around 3am he is up with me. When I have leg cramps out of nowhere in my sleep he wakes up and massages my leg. I am so blessed to have him be part of my beautiful journey. I think he made everything extremely easy and comfortable when I felt uneasy.

Baby: Sophia is now 5.2 pounds and she is continuously growing from here on out. Shes 18 cm tall and now her movements are more stronger and frequently. She can now fully hear our conversations and see light through my belly.

My due date is January 14 2013 but I think she might come at the end of December. I am going to do a whats in my hospital bag when I am on maternity leave and show soon to be mothers what I packed for myself, the hubby, and Sophia.

Until next time,
Love, peace, and Happiness
xoxoMommy L


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

20 Weeks Pregnant

Goodmorning Dolls,

I can't believe today I hit my halfway mark in pregnancy!! I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and loving it. Everyday my stomach continues to grow bigger and bigger and its such an amazing sight. Let me start off by telling you guys the ongoing symptoms I have been feeling. Lately, my breasts have been itching non stop especially my nipples. I try to avoid scratching it but, it is so difficult. I have been looking up some creams to use but I still haven't found anything as of yet. If you dolls have any recommendations, I would truly appreciate it if you send me a message on youtube and let me know what you know works or worked on you. I am still lactating not that much but fairly enough where my bras are wet lol. I seriously need to start purchasing nursing pads >_< Other than that, I am feeling quiet well. I swear our baby is the next ultimate fighting champion she/he have been moving aggressively every morning! What is super cute is that our baby lets me know when he/she needs a walk or for me to get up and actively move, he/she will cause a ruckus in my belly lol. So I developed a fantastic way to entertain my active baby. Every morning I get up and start busta moving =) I begin with a few sways left to right and then I start dancing. I began to noticed my baby enjoys some songs better than others. Our baby has great taste in music I must admit lol. Our baby lovesssss Whitney houstons " I wanna dance with somebody" and "million dollar bill". When the song is done or when I am out of breath and rest this baby lets me know he/she doesn't want me to stop so our baby nudges me usually on the right side tres adorable!!

Baby: Our little one now weighs about 10.5 o. He/ She is more than 16 cm  long from head to bottom that's equivalent to the length of a banana. Our baby is now swallowing more which means its good practice for his/her digestive system. That's all for now dolls. I will update you guys in two weeks as I am going to Punta Cana!! Wish me luck 

Love, Peace, and Happiness
xoxoMommy L

P.S videos will be up shortly