Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hospital Bag- Part 2

The second time around for everything seems a bit easier for everything including baby #2. The fear of the unknown is now replaced by the fear of the "Oh god, can I do this again." This has been a constant concern since I found out I was pregnant. My first pregnancy was pretty great. This one has been a lot tougher for me. My body hasn't reacted well since the misery of my 1st trimester. There are some things about this time around that are a bit easier and packing for the hospital has been one of them.

The first time around I scanned the blog world for tips and tricks on what to bring. Most everything I saw was to avoid packing too much. I took that to heart and think I packed too little for myself. Like last time I intend on spending 2 days at the hospital but I will pack for 3 just in case.

Hospital bag

- Robe
- 2-3 yoga or pajama pants
- 2-3 nursing tops
- 2 nursing bras
- 2-3 underwear although those mesh panties are so great!
- Flip flops
- Non slip socks
- Toiletries- I will not forget the conditioner this time!
- Hair brush
- Hair bands
- Head bands
- Water bottle
- Camera
- Chargers
- Snacks
- Coming home outfit; Maxi dress and a cardigan

I am very lucky that my hospital provides mesh underwear, icicle pads, Tuck's Pads and Dermoplast. If yours doesn't I suggest picking them up for yourself after a vaginal birth. They were lifesavers.

I'm very lucky that the hospital is only 5 minutes from my parent's home. I pre pack our hospital bags and give them to my parents several weeks before my due date. This time around we will also pack one for Jack.
Check back tomorrow for what I'm packing for Jack and daddy!

What did you put in your hospital bag?
Is there anything that I may have missed.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Two and a Half?!?!


Jack is doing AMAZING. He has been a new and potentially life changing medication that directly effects the mutation that causes his cystic fibrosis. He is growing strong. He's only been sick 3 times. Two ear infections (once combined with strep) and had croup back in December. 

Jack just doesn't sleep well. He is in a full size bed. Most nights he falls asleep in our bed. Other nights in his bed but manages to get up, run to our room and sleep with us. 

It's such a beautiful dirty blonde color.  

His eyes have changed so much this year. He had grayish blue eyes like me for the first 2 years and now he has a sort of hazel like his daddy. 

Jack is wearing 2T. Shirts fit really well but anything 2T bottoms need to be rolled in fear they will fall down. I love that he can help pick out his clothes in the morning. He always goes for the trains, firetrucks or truck shirts. 

He is so incredibly happy and friendly. He loves his cousins and his buddy Michael. He has made friends at his weekly story time and his swim lessons. He  has lots of friends in the neighborhood people and dogs too. He knows all the dogs names. He has really started singing and participating in classes. He is still a shy boy and it takes time to warm up. Once he feels comfortable he talks and hugs everyone! 

- He is talking up a storm. I can't believe all the words he knows. 

- He's singing lots of songs. He loves The Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Monkeys, Five Little Ducks. 

- He loves his great grandpa's house. He hangs out with the horses, visits the chickens in the coop and hikes. 

- Jack has learned so much at his swim lessons. He has little to no fear of the water or going under. 

- He is such a polite boy. He knows his "Please, Thank You and You're Welcome"

- He repeats everything too. 

- He can throw a tantrum like no one else. I like to call him a toddler tornado! 

- Jack is still potty training and doing well. Besides last week when he decided to take a poop outside just like the dogs! 

-He absolutely loves dogs.

-Thomas the Tank Engine and any trains. Paw Patrol is another favorite but Minions tops them all! 

-He is a water boy. He still loves his baths.

-Family- He loves his grandmas and grandpas. 

- To eat. He is a great eater.

- Diaper changes

- Being told no

- Going to bed and sleeping

- Anything out of order or doors not closed.