Nov 6, 2013

Birth story {Alayna Nicole}

I woke up around 9:00 am on November 3, 2013 with some mild contractions , i had been having contractions on and off for the last couple of days, but on this morning i knew it was time. The contractions just felt different. So i got in the shower packed the few things that i had left out of my hospital bag and continued on with my morning routine of taking care of the other kiddos. When a contraction would come, like while i was in the middle of making breakfast, i would just stop and breathe through them. I also got on my birthing ball in different positions that helped elevate some of the pain. I labored at home for 3 hours until it was time to go to the hospital, the contractions where about 5 min apart but didn't last long, when we got to the hospital the nurse checked me and i was 7 cm dilated! The nurse couldn't believe i was so far dilated she said because i was so "controlled" the nurses were pretty good they left us alone for the most part and i was able to walk around get on my birthing ball and in different positions as much as i wanted. I asked for intermediate monitoring so i didn't have to be strapped to a machine the whole time they just came in every now and then to check mine and the baby's heart.

There where times when I felt i couldn't do it anymore, it hurt too bad and in my weakness My husband was amazing  i am not even exaggerating on how awesome  he is during birth. He reminded me that every contraction was one step closer to having our little girl, he told me how strong i was, and that this was a normal process my body was doing exactly what it was supposed to do , "don't fight the pain he would say just work with it." I had him massaging my lower back and moving with me during the contractions. We worked awesome as a team and i really couldn't do it without him.

Still at 7 cm i started to have the urge to push my water still had not broken so the midwife asked if i wanted to let her brake it. I agreed and like 30-45 min after that i was fully dilated and ready to push! I pushed in a half sitting position ,pushed 3 times and out she came!

November 3, 2013 at 4:00pm 6hrs of natural labor weighing 5lb 15oz 18.5in long.
Big brown eyes, head full of hair and so teeny tiny!! we welcomed Alayna Nicole. Our third and precious child. My heart and my home feels so full i am truly blessed among women   <3


Sep 27, 2013

Letter Of the Week

This Week the letter Of the Week was the letter "c" and the theme was fall leaves because She is so amazed At how the leaves are orange, yellow and red.
she glued the paper cookies i made on to the letter C and then we made chocolate chip cookies!
We went on a nature walk and she found a bunch of leaves that had changed colors and fallen. We talked about fall and how the leaves turn colors and fall off the trees to make room for the new leave that will grow in the spring, then she glued the leaves on a piece of paper and I added the tree trunk. 
I drew an uppercase letter C and a lowercase letter c and then let her glue cotton balls on. We talked about how cotton stats with the letter c and the sound that it makes.
Her  in action with the glue, which right now is her favorite thing to do
This is a pintrest idea that i found, I let her trace the letters and pictures with water and a paint brush. She also had to tell me the letter and the sounds that they make.

Sep 20, 2013

Free Play-doh mats

Check out these fun play- doh mats! I found these  for Free on  earthschooling.Blogspot.com and there are so many Other printable learning activities on this Blog love it and thought I would share !

Preschool

Mariah is 3 Now and She has always had love for learning .She loves the Whole process Doing art and activities,memorizing,practicing,and repition. It All come so Easy to her, She catches On so Quickly.
And Of course i love to Teach her, i mean who wouldnt She Makes it fun, so i have Been incorperating themes and learning activities into our everyday. I Kinda Let her lead and we chose a theme based On What She is Most interested In that Week.  we are also Working On learning lowercase abc and Thier sounds ( She is set On the uppercase letters) and recognizing numbers for Now 1~10 . 

I have taken a very Hands-On /Montessori aproach but i do like to mix it up When needed. 

I will be sharing activities and ideas :)

33 Weeks

Im Ready to have this baby, plain and simple. My body Just feels Ready. I  have In the back Of My Head everyday that today could be the day. i feel like i could Go into labor. I Know i Still have about 7-9 more Weeks left but maybe not..

Iam eating like a pig, My body aches and All i want to do is sleep. On the flip side i can feel her every Move and as She becomes more  and more real to our family and i,  My Heart beats a little faster. I cant stop imagining How it will feel to hold and nurse and love On a newborn baby again. And.words cannot describe How much joy it brings me to Hear Mariah ask "can i Help Change baby Alayna`s diapers, and feed her and Hug her. " 

33 Weeks pregnant with life, with our third little person and fith member of our growing family. I cant Wait to give Birth to Another Beautiful, healthy bundle.

Aug 7, 2013

Her name & 26 week update

I am excited to share our baby girls name. I am so in love with her name and its meaning. It didnt take long for use to decide on this name, as soon as it came to mind i knew that this was the name for our baby. It just felt right.

Alayna Nicole { Alayna: Precious, torch, fiery one, a burning light} {Nicole: Victory or Victorious }
These are the pics i used to announce her name just some shots my husband took that turned out amazing!

26 weeks pregnant
baby girl is kicking around, i am eating EVERYTHING and my belly is itching( don't scratch).
I have been having the hardest time sleeping through the night and i have rearranged the house at least 100 times in the last week. Been daydreaming about what she will look like and imagining myself rocking my tiny little newborn. I cant wait, but i can wait. I just ordered some fresh new cloth diapers to add to our collection. We have more than enough hand me down, practically new clothes from my 3 year old ,that praise the Lord I couldn't ever get rid of and now i know why ;)

Love motherhood 

Jul 31, 2013

10 Pregnancy Must haves!!

Items I cant live without this pregnancy!!


  1. Prenatal one : Prenatal vitamins{ love the energy these give me}
  2. Water bottle with ice{ all day}
  3. Cooler snack pack{ pack healthy snacks for  when your on the go}
  4. camera/android phone{ take pics of that growing belly}
  5. flip flops { comfy}
  6. body pillow{ the best sleep at night is with my body pillow}
  7. paper plates{ no dishes, heck yea}
  8. crock pot
  9. baby center app.
  10. yoga pants/Capri{ comfortable, easy to grab and  mostly black so they go with everything}

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