Thursday, December 31, 2009
I decided that I wanted to cloth diaper this baby a few months ago. I have a cousin and a friend that also are doing it. I looked up all information on it and found out that this is the best choice that I could make for my baby's skin, the earth and our pocket book. I have been passionate about this and determined to do it. I saw how much it would cost to start and right now there is just no way that we could do this. I looked online and there were so many different giveaways! YES! I thought I could get started if I win a few!! LOL I tried and tried and entered many giveaways with no luck. My cousin told me about Diaper Swappers and I went on there also. I entered FFS lottos with no luck also. On search of more giveaways I came across Kim's blog Dirty Diaper Laundry and she accepting applications for a Fluffy Christmas for a family or 2 in need that needed help. I applied thinking just so many people are going to apply and they probably will look over my application.. Well my prayers were answered and I received an email saying that I was accepted and I would be receiving diapers to get me started!!! While reading that email I couldn't help but cry it was something that was NEEDED and was truly a blessing. The companies that participated with Kim in this I am ever so grateful to. While I was in the hospital the package arrived at my house. My husband then brought the package the next day 12/25. That was the present that I was able to open on Christmas and I was blessed MORE than I thought. There was just so much diapers, covers, sets, prefolds, inserts in there even soap and snappis!!!! Im now home and I go through all the stuff over and over :)! Now we will be ready when our little girl comes!!!
I was able to have my first baby shower! Unfortunately I was in pain during it. I woke up 12/19 with my belly button hurting pretty badly. I still made it just didn't get up or really move around. That night my husband called up to labor and delivery and told the nurse my symptoms. She said its just round ligament pain. I told him to tell her that that I cant even blow my nose. He told her and she said " Well I guess you can bring her in for observation." I had heard the rudeness in her voice so I said "forget it.. I'll go home" I went home and was in just so much pain. I couldn't sleep and needed help in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. I was up at 5:30 the morning of 12/20 and stayed up till I called at 7. They told me to go in. I went and the Dr said she didn't know of anything that could be wrong maybe I ripped my uterus or maybe a hernia. She said for sure it was not a strangulated hernia those are life threatening. We did a CT and nothing showed up on it. She said that I was free to go home. I KNEW something was wrong and wanted another opinion. She called the surgeon and he came in. Since they told him that there wasn't a hernia he just looked at my belly and noticed that there was a scar near it. That was from a gal bladder surgery. He said that the thought that it was my uterus pushing out my scar tissue. The next day he came in and it was worse. He said that he wanted to do surgery and remove it. Wed 12/23 I went into surgery where they did find out it WAS a strangulated hernia. This was horrible on the way out one of the nurses said quote " Oh wow it was a strangulated hernia? We just thought she was a dope fein" It hurt so bad considering I don't even take Tylenol ever, this pain was just so unbearable that I did take pain medication when I needed it. I stayed until this Monday 12/28.