November 05, 2012


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October 30, 2012

Hazel's Birth, Longer Version

After 41 weeks I was ready to get this baby girl born! We went in on Tuesday September 18th to be induced at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. Its a good 45 min drive without traffic (and that rarely happens). We got there and all checked in by 2pm. I was expecting the action to start and be over with pretty quick. With both Avery and Baker I was induced and they were both born within 6 hours after arriving at the hospital. 

I got all hooked up to the pitocin and we waited. 8 hours in and I hadnt made any progress. I kept telling them to crank it up and break my water! But they didnt, when my water was finally broken things really picked up. Thank goodness for epidurals and extra boosts to epidurals!! We watched a Cupcake Wars marathon and a Chopped marathon on the Food Network. I was SO hungry and it was the only channel that could keep my attention through all the contractions! 

Finally around 1am my doctor came in and I gave one big push and Hazel was born! It took her a few seconds to cry, she had some major lung gunk. And the Doctor said the cord was around her neck, but not very tight. There is nothing in the world like the instant relief after finally getting a baby out! 

She weighed in at a nice 9 pounds 2 oz and 21 inches. Not a sign of jaundice, just a pretty pink color. We stayed at the hospital the rest of that night and the next then asked to come home a day early. We were both feeling great and I felt like I would be able to rest better in my own bed without someone checking my blood pressure every ten minutes! The only thing that was making me want to stay was the air conditioning! I had my room AC blasting! 

Since we have been home little Hazel has proved to be such a good baby! I think she sleeps better than baker does now! Not even the roosters wake her up! 

September 26, 2012

She is Here: Short Version

Little Hazel finally came!! 

Im pooped. 

Im working on a bigger post, but for now here is the short version of the events: 

9 pounds 2 ounces
21 inches

How on earth did I fit her in my body?!?

Sweet sweet little girl

More to come...

September 12, 2012

Her Bed is Ready!

Today is my baby's due date! Im all ready for her. At least I know I wont have to go past next Tuesday the 18th. Thats when I'll be induced if I dont go into labor before then. Its just nice to know there is an end!!!

Here is her little crib. I cant wait to post more details on the sheet, the mobile, the blanket, and the crib skirt all made my me! This picture is pretty bad, its evening but it just looked so cute and cozy in there. 

How cute will it be with a sweet little girl baby laying in there!?! So excited!

Im also planning a bumper. I ordered the filler pads on the 30th of August from Joann and they arent supposed to arrive until September 20th! I know Hawaii is far, but that is long!

Wish me luck and send some labor thoughts my way this week (just dont ask when Im going to "pop" or I will punch you)

Thank goodness my mom arrives tomorrow!!! 

September 07, 2012

Pinterest Rant

Lets start by saying I love Pinterest. Ive been pinning a ton lately since all I feel like doing is sitting and waiting for this baby to come out! Or while I lay in bed with horrid heart burn in the middle of the night.

BUT, there are a few things that drive me crazy about some of the pins on Pinterest. Id love to hear if these bug you too, or if there are other things that you cant stand.

So here we go...

1. All the pins that are super nasty to look at.

  • the baby with the bad rash
  • the close up of the nose with tons of blackheads- gag
  • any thing with blood
2. DIY stuff that is obviously not DIY.
  • a super intricate beaded lace bracelet - ya right to whoever thinks they can just whip that up
  • when the pin is labeled "DIY" but when you click through you find out its actually a thing sold at Disneyland, or a store like Gymboree or something. No pattern, no directions. Probably not a DIY, maybe an inspiration.
3. Some of the outfit pins.
  • Im not hating on all the pins that show full outfits pulled together. But does anyone really need a pin to show you that holy jeans and a white t-shirt with grey converse will be cute? (Is that even cute?)
  • Or a pair of dark wash jeans and a striped shirt? Thats pretty basic, probably dont need a picture showing how to pull that together. Inspire me with something creative! 
Also, if you have a board dedicated to cats I wont follow it. 

I hope no one reading this is offended! You can pin whatever you want, I promise I wont judge you. I just needed to get that off my chest!! 

Go forth and pin! 

September 05, 2012

The Best Thing Ever

This is my happy place

We had such a fun time on Labor Day. I was hoping it would be labor day for another reason, but that was clearly not happening. 

So many friends and my favorite beach. The water was nice and cool, and I can float like nobody's business. 

Here's to 39 1/2 weeks! 

September 03, 2012

Baby Update

No real baby news yet. My due date is Sep 11th so I only have a few days left. Hopefully. Im more than ready. I have Dr. appointment on Tuesday and Im hoping I know more then.

A dear Tongan woman in my ward said I was going to have this baby really soon, she could tell from the look of my eyelids. Apparently they have "the look".

I went to Target last Thursday and right when I walked in, and old man worker immediately approached me and said (no joke) "Dont let your bag of waters break!" Ewww!!! Who calls it "bag of waters" and I really dont want to talk about that with an old man! And its not his business! I guess he just didnt want to have to clean it up? Weird moment.

Anywho,  the car seat and crib are ready, little clothes are washed, and initial projects are completed. Im READY!! And everything hurts.

Well maybe I can wait and have her after Wednesday, I have a hair appointment. Mama has roots! ;)

Magic Show

Ta da! 

July 09, 2012

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far...

Its really REALLY hot in our house in the afternoons. Like so hot all of us just sit and sweat. Its so hot the chocolate chips in my cupboard melt. Get the idea?

Anyway, this afternoon I wanted to go to the beach to cool off but Avery really didn't want to go. He was getting a pretty bad attitude about it. So I offered the plan B which is to stay home and do chores instead. Go to the beach, or do chores. He chose chores! So ya, we stayed home and he scrubbed the toilet.

Hard headed much? Wonder where he gets that? ;)

Im still hot, but at least the toilet is clean!!!!

Oh Avery...


Only 9 weeks to go until my little baby girl is here! I keep thinking September is really far away, but turns out its not really. For her bed Ive decided to do a white tulle crib skirt (like this only white) and a white breathable bumper since its so hot in our house. And save the fun stuff for the crib sheets! I looked all over and didn't really find that many sheets that I loved. 

But thanks to my good friend (who I miss so much) Aunt Spicy (check out her scotty dogs, they are adorable) this is the fabric I'm going to work with to make a few sheets! The bottom 4 fabrics in the picture are going to turn into sheets. I think it will be super easy. I absolutely LOVE this fabric line.  I want to whip up a light quilt or maybe a dress with the other fabrics. I have so many options since I'm having a girl! Oh! I could even make a baby doll with a dress on and a matching baby dress for my baby! This could go on and on...

Let the baby preparations begin!! 

Im going to follow this tutorial roughly

Aside from baby ideas, I fancied up this pair of slippers (or "flip flops" if you aren't in Hawaii!). For the last few months Ive been on a strict slippers only regimen. My feet are hot, and swollen, and my leg hurts ok! I got a cute wedge pair at good Old Navy and a little glue, a little ribbon, and a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother later I had some fun slippers!

Followed this tutorial for the most part

*TIP: make sure you keep the glue on the underside of the slipper strap at each end. I didn't do so good on that and the glue dried really hard and it pokes my foot. 

Thanks to PINTEREST for inspiring some fun ideas!