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Friday, August 19, 2016

Emmett's Birth Story

Emmett Wyatt Padgett was born August 6, 2016 at 10:25 AM. Weighing 8 lbs 11 oz and 20 1/2 in' long.

I had been terrified of labor ever since we found out I was pregnant. I loved being pregnant, loved the thought of being a mother, and loved our son. I just couldn't imagine being in pain. And up until the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy I hadn't experienced any physical pain. But by then my body was finally starting to hurt/ache and peeing every 5 mins was getting really old. So at my 40 week appt when they told me we could schedule an induction date I was SO happy. We scheduled it for August 5th and that whole week leading up I tried everything I could to further move along the process. Literally everything. But he wasn't budging... Haha.

The day before my induction I was only dilated to 2cm, so they decided to place a balloon in my cervix over night to help me dilate. After I had that placed, I started to get more mild contractions that lasted through the night. I could barely sleep that night because I was so excited. We woke up pretty early the next day because they wanted us there at 6AM.

We grabbed breakfast at Denny's and headed to the hospital. We got there around 6:30AM and it was pretty packed. They told us they had an emergency C-section so they had us wait in the waiting room for a while. We finally got settled into a room around 9AM a nurse told us to stay and hang out and within the next few hours or so the doctor and midwife would be in. They came in around noon and did a check up. They said they wanted to wait a few hours to give the balloon a little more time to come out, because that would have meant that my body would have dilated to a 4 "on it's own." I came in having some light contractions but nothing consecutive so around 3PM the doctor and midwife came back in and to check the balloons progress, it basically came out on it's own which was good which meant I was 4cm dilated.

I started to get some more intense contractions after they removed the balloon and up until then I was still afraid of the epidural. Originally I had planned on getting an epidural but when we finally got there the thought of having one scared me so when they would come in and ask if I wanted it I kept saying no because the pain didn't outweigh my fear yet... I got to 5 cm and they told me it takes about an hour to get the whole process going and in my back. They hadn't broken my water yet, and I wasn't sure when they were going to be back, so I decided to get it then. 

The epidural was amazing. I was having contraction through the process so when it finally got through me it was like I was in a dream! :) I was surprised how painless it was especially compared to the contractions. I had that done around 6PM and right after I had that done they broke my water. I obviously didn't feel that just the warm gush, it just felt like I peed my pants. That's when they stared me on pitocin. I was stoked because that meant they were finally getting me started! Then around 9PM they checked me and I was 7cm. The nurse decided to lower my pitocin at that time because she said that I was progressing "too quickly" (which I didn't understand), it totally slowed down my labor. I got extremely discouraged when she came in around 5AM and she said I was still about a 7. 

She then upped my pitocin to where it was before. After a few hours around 8:30 AM the same nurse came in and said I was only 8cm. I couldn't believe it, over the past hour I could feel a LOT more pressure down there. She left the room and I was so emotional, I was venting to Wyatt about how frustrated I was with my body. I couldn't understand how after 3 more hours I still wasn't progressing when I had felt that much pressure. I hadn't seen a midwife at that point for almost 8 hrs, which was also frustrating. Seeing how upset I was Wyatt left the room and told the nurse that I wanted to see the midwife. About 15/20 mins after he did that the midwife came in and said I was 10cm dilated, 100% effaced, and at a 1 station. I was so relieved because I knew I was further along. I felt like that was a lesson in trusting my instincts a little more. As a first time mom you don't know what to expect or what to believe or how your body works, but I was just really glad that not only I but Wyatt trusted my instincts in that moment. 

So because I was at a 1 station they had me wait a little while Emmett made his head down. They had me do like "practice pushing" for 20 mins with a nurse to get used it and move him closer to 3/4. It was then I noticed how swollen I had gotten. I didn't swell my entire pregnancy, but now my whole left foot and face were totally swollen. They said it was because of the amount of fluids they were pumping through my body, it was nuts! Haha! My epidural numbed the entire left side of my back, up to my shoulder so it was really hard for me to sit up by myself. Knowing this I stopped pressing the epidural around 6AM because I wanted to be able to sit up by myself up for labor. Doing those practice pushes were kind of difficult because I was SO incredibly numb. But finally the midwife came in and said I was ready to go. I don't remember how long it all took me because I was so "in the zone."

Around this time the pressure was getting really intense, my epidural was wearing off and it freaked me out a little. I could literally feel Emmett crowning. I was telling the midwife I could feel the stretching and burning and she just said "push through the pain it he's almost here."I kept thinking I should have pressed the epidural just ONE MORE time... Ah! Haha! 

But I remember looking over at my husband and he was tearing up, I didn't fully understand why he was sad. But I told him I had to really focus right then. He just looked at me and said "okay babe, I'm just so proud of you" and gave me a kiss. It gave me this rush of energy to just push. I was so incredibly grateful to be going through this experience with him. He motivates me in ways he'll never know <3 

Shortly after that, the midwife told me to look down, and I saw them pulling the rest of Emmett out of me. It was the craziest experience ever. I took one look at him and it was like he had been with us all along. They put him on my chest and it felt so good. He was all slimy and covered in weird white stuff but I couldn't stop kissing him. His body was so warm. His hands looked so big! Haha! I kept thinking what a miracle this all has been, and how grateful I was for our Father in Heaven for blessing our family. 

Emmett is 2 weeks old tomorrow and we are still getting the hang of things. I'll be doing a postpartum post and 1 month update in a couple weeks :) I hope you all have had an awesome week! 
















Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July & 37 Week Update





Pregnancy Update

His Size: Honeydew Melon

Weight Gain: 22 lbs

Symptoms: So tired. So so so tired. It might be because I haven't been able to sleep through the night, but I never knew someone could sleep so much! I guess I might as well sleep as much while I can :) Still haven't had any swelling in my feet/legs yet. Although I've definitely had hip pain and some "period cramps" this past weekend which were not fun. My lower back gets sore every now and then but nothing like the the ache I get in my hips.

Cravings: Everything? Can that be a thing? Haha! Last week I ate ice cream almost everyday :) 

Movement: Pretty much the same. They have been waking me up at night though. It's weird how much stronger they get as the due date gets closer and closer. The other night I was having a dream that he was running in my tummy and I woke up to these deep kicks in my ribs. They were so far up there it felt like he could have touched my heart... literally hahah

Weird Moment/s: This might be TMI... but I've some consistent lactation since I was about 28 weeks pregnant. When it first happened I was completely freaked out. My doc reassured me it was normal but that doesn't make it any less weird.

Best Moment/s: We had a baby shower last weekend and it fell on mine and Wyatt's 1 year anniversary. It was like deja vu having a lot of the same people together in the same place, but now to celebrate our son. We brought home all this baby stuff and it all just felt more real. The thought of it all is too big to think about sometimes & makes me really emotional. But we are so grateful for all of the love and support we've had. Our baby boy is already so loved <3

I hope you all are enjoying your extended weekend! Have a fun and safe 4th of July :)

XOXO


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Half Tee






HALF TEE//DRESS (Size: Small)//BAG//SANDALS 

The first day of summer was earlier this week and here in southern California it's SO hot... Already. I love wearing dresses and "summer style" clothing but I also like to make sure that I'm keeping a modest style. With layers being the enemy in this heat, these HALF TEE's are seriously amazing! They come in all different styles and colors. Half tee's fit perfectly with certain tops/dresses that show just a little too much without totally compromising the style of the outfit. You can check them out here >>> HALF TEE. I hope you all are having an amazing week!


XOXO


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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nursery Inspiration

Hello there! With our baby boy on his way I've had questions about what we are going to do with his nursery. Since we are going to moving at least 3 times within his first year we aren't necessarily going to be giving him a nursery just yet. I was kind of bummed out about that, but decided that doesn't mean that I can't have a theme picked out for when we can give him one. Here is a little wish-list of what I plan on having for our little guy :)

CRIB:

I really like the convertible crib, I feel like it's one less thing to think about as he grows. We would be able to easily convert the crib into a big boy bed :)

DRESSER:

I can't decided between a white or dark wood color which is why I like that the dresser and crib can be either.

RUG:

I like the "adventure" theme so incorporating faux fur or a more rustic rug is so cute!
BEDDING:


I love all of these quilts and how you can really pair anything with it.

GLIDER/ROCKER:


I love dark blue, grey, and white for colors in his room and wood accents.  I feel that it's a little bit different than the typical sports themed boy room. I have an inspiration board of his nursery on my Pinterest, specific board linked below :) What are some of your favorite boy themed nurseries?

XOXO




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

33 Weeks







PREGNANCY UPDATE 

His size: Cauliflower

Weight Gain: 18 pounds. Being 5'2 and having a short torso there really isn't much room for him to go, so I've definitely been feeling like I'm ALL belly lately.

Symptoms: Heartburn. Headaches. Hot flashes- these started more this week. 
I'm starting to feel the discomfort that everyone talks about in the third trimester. I have been struggling with sleep because my lower back is killing me. I never realized what a tummy sleeper I was until these last couple weeks. I'm tired most of the day but I don't know if that's because I can't sleep at night or if it just comes with being in the 3rd trimester. As of right now I'm not feeling as tired as I did during my first trimester, so that's good.

Cravings: Chips & salsa//Grapes. Have you ever had frozen grapes? AMAZING. Fried foods and dairy are NOT my friends right now haha!

Movement: All the time. Especially when I'm trying to fall asleep ;)

Names: We've officially picked a first name, still deciding on middle.

Weird Moment: His movements have been getting big enough to where they can make my belly look lopsided. It's just weird to think he's getting big enough to make my belly look deformed! 

Best Moment: Last week we were able to do a 4D ultra sound and that was amazing! It was so detailed and he was just so cute. I stare at the pictures all the time! Other than that, being able to share his movements with friends and family has been really great too.

I still can't believe that at the end of next month we will be meeting our little guy! AH! I'm excited for so many things but terrified at the same time. I have real fears about giving birth. This pregnancy has been pretty low key for me so the idea of labor freaks me out. It's like the type of fear I have for roller coaster... I've waited in line for rides before and gotten to the very front and totally chickened out because I was too afraid. But with birth I can't really "chicken out" because he's got to come out somehow! haha! Ahhh... There are so many unknowns that I know I have no control over and that's what makes me anxious. It's been something I pray about everyday so that I have faith for when that day comes. 

On another note my emotions are out of control. I'm still so sensitive to everything. I think about our son all the time and how much we already love him. I always have a hand on my belly because I love to feel his little jabs. Sometimes I feel bad for him when he's really squirmy because I know the room he has in there is shrinking... stupid thing to worry about I know. Haha! I have been researching baby products lately. I was so overwhelmed at first, but now I'm kind of obsessed. Who knew there were so many different options for EVERYTHING! I'll post a baby wish-list soon. I hope you all are having a  great week! 

XOXO 





Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day GIVEAWAY!!




Happy Memorial Day! :) I'm so excited to share this top with you! I got this t-shirt while I was in my 2nd trimester and have loved watching my belly grow in it! I love how I can already see the difference from week to week, it's also really nice having the same shirt to document it all in. I've teamed up with The Countdown Tee for a GIVEAWAY!  For more details on how to enter just head over to my Instagram (kristinacamille14). Check out The Countdown Tee's Instagram (thecountdownshop) and official website too!


XOXO


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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Simple Dress






DRESS (Size: Small)//SANDALS (similar)

Hello readers :) I hope you are all having a great week. I feel like this month has been so busy for us, how is it already the 26th? Crazy! Well, today I wanted to share this new boutique I found with you guys... The Salty Bae Boutique is an adorable online shop. They have classic and trendy items at affordable prices. Not only do they have the cutest online selection but they carry women, shoes, swimwear, and even a maternity line which I absolutely love! This dress above comes in 4 different colors, I love the simplicity of the dress and length. Not that I ever really have to worry about length because with a  growing belly things seem to hike up a quicker than you'd think, haha! You definitely need to check them out! :)

XOXO



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