Archive for August, 2010

Yay!  I’m so flattered to announce that my little nursery has been featured on BuyModernBaby.com!  What a FABULOUS site!  I love all the fun products and amazing decor ideas that are featured here.  If you or anyone you know has a little one on the way and wants a new, fresh, and funky nursery, be sure to send them on over to check it out.

And for those of you who’d like to try some of the projects featured in my nursery, just check out my past posts under the decorating and art tabs.  

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Proud to Introduce…

Okay.  So I have a perfectly good explanation for being absent from the blog-o-sphere  for so long.  I think I may have mentioned in previous posts that I was pregnant with baby boy #2.  Well, if I didn’t mention it before, I’m mentioning it now!  I have just gone through a very LONG, STRESSFUL, and somewhat PAINFUL high-risk pregnancy.  My first baby boy Peyton (I think I may have mentioned this before also) was born WAY too premature at only 24 weeks gestation.  He weighed 1 lb 7 oz at birth and stayed in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit for a little over 4 months.  Miraculously he survived and is growing up nicely, a rambunctious red-headed 3 year old now.  Heres a little peak at where he came from…And heres another look at his tiny hand holding my wedding ring like a rattle…And heres a look at him now!  (I just love this kid!)Anyway, since his premature birth I have had two miscarriages and then got preggo again in November and was immediately put on all kinds of meds and was closely monitored.  I had a miscarriage scare around 9 weeks, went to the ER twice for possible pre-term labor at 21 weeks and 27 weeks,  had a cerclage put in for my “incompetent (aka: idiotic) cervix”, had 20 weeks of progesterone injections, and had numerous tests run and ultrasounds done, and was put on bed-rest.   All so I could get through this:And finally have this:So I’d like to apologize again for my flakiness and introduce you to my new, healthy, full-term baby boy, Sawyer.  The last few months of my pregnancy were especially challenging and stressful.  I started having contractions regularly around 27 weeks that never subsided despite being on bed-rest and anti-contraction meds.  The last 5 weeks of my pregnancy were terrible.  The doc had removed my cerclage around 35 weeks and left behind a ring of scar tissue on my cervix.  I essentially was in labor for an entire month, nearly fully effaced, Sawyer’s head at a station 1, and dilating a centimeter or so each week, all the while having regular and consistent contractions that seemed to be leading to no where.  Finally I was exhausted in every possible way and was beginning to have what I feared to be decreased fetal movement so I went in to the doc to be monitored…again.  I was dilated to a 5, fully effaced, and the babies head was “WAY down”.  The doc said the scarring left behind from the cerclage was preventing me from going into “booming labor” so we decided to just go ahead and induce me and get this little guy here.  He broke my water at 12:30 p.m. and I had Sawyer (all naturally I might add…and no, that doesn’t mean without make-up)  🙂  at 4:58 p.m.  Quite the experience, much different from my first son’s birth (thank goodness), and I’m so glad its over!  Now its time to get back to business and do some crafting! 🙂  Thanks so much for your patience and support.  I am going to start this thing back up asap and try my best to get at least a couple of new tutorials up each week.  Wish me luck… 🙂

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