Tuesday, May 29, 2012


My intention was to breast feed.  After Joy being in NICU it totally messed that plan up.  I would pump but not enough milk was being produced.  So I was topping off with formula.  Trying to have her feed right from the breast was a no go.  She fed once or twice from the breast but not again.  Every time I tried she would take a total fit.  So not being able to feed breast milk was so frustrating to the point where I was having emotional break downs.  I had to make the switch to  formula.  

I think people should really stop putting the pressure to breast feed.  I understand that it is better for the baby but at the same time not everyone cannot can produce it. 


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bundle of Joy

It has been a while since my last post.  It has been very busy time.  My last ultrasound I had was May 16 and it showed that Joy was breach and they said that she weighed 9lbs 8oz, maybe even more.  I am thinking yikes! I hope they are wrong,  So I ended up having to go for a C-Section.  Since there was another issue, my doctor decided to kill two birds with one stone.  She also removed an ovarian cyst.  May 19 at 2:52am Joy Anne Marie was born.  She weighed 11lbs 6oz!!!! Oh my goodness, I am so glad that I had a C-Section as much as I did not want it.  Joy spent a few days in the NICU because she had an issue with her blood sugar levels were too low,  It broke my heart for her to be removed from my room.  Once that issue was taken care of her jaundice levels where up.  So they decided to have her under the lights and the plus side of that is she was in my room for that.  

Now we are home and enjoying every moment with her. 


Thursday, May 3, 2012

37.5 wks

Well I am almost to the end of my pregnancy.  I am happy now at any time Joy can come.  The tiredness is getting worse.  Starting to get very moody now.  Finding it difficult to get out, and at the same time hate being stuck inside.  Try to walk around and it hurts from the waist down.  Last week I had a fall down some stairs.  Baby and I are fine.  I am so surprised that did not progress things a long.  Getting anxious to meet my baby girl.  Just want her to come.  The frustrating thing is that everyone tells me, "She will come out when she is ready".  I am at the point where I am going to scream if one more person tells me that.  I have been waiting two years for this.  To bring home a baby from the hospital.  So glad that I have some Angel Mom's who totally understand exactly the impatience I am experiencing.  

Last week I had an ultrasound, the they say she is approximately 8lbs 6oz, YIKES!!! My biggest fear is delivering a 10lb baby.  I hope they are off on that.