Sunday, October 30, 2011

The New "Normal"

I actually have a few minutes to sit down and write a post!...<--- After I typed that sentence, my mom called, Max needed help going potty and Landon started fussing. Haha!
This may take all day to write, but I'm determined to get a post in!

What a CRAZY 2 weeks this has been! Landon Carter Pelkey was born October 14, 2011 at 7:57am, weighing in like a champ at a whopping 10 lbs 2 oz!!! We were all pretty shocked. Max was a big baby (9lbs 6 oz), but he was a week late. I knew Landon would be a big baby but he was a week early, so I didn't think he would be as big as Max. Much to our surprise, he was bigger! I was a little out of it when they first told me, and I remember coming out of my fog and thinking "there's no way I heard that right..." and asked the nurse, "How big did you say he was?" I definitely heard it right the first time. Crazy!

Everything went well with the delivery. It was right after that when things got crazy. I had a ton of blood clots in my uterus which caused me to be in recovery for over 4 hours! It was a very exhausting, painful experience. I'll spare you the details. From the few people I know who have had multiple c-sections, the recovery was a lot easier the second time around, so I was really counting on it being the same for me. Nope! It was seriously the most painful experience I've ever had. Even during the actual c-section, the spinal started wearing off before they even got Landon out, so I was seriously hurting. With Max I could feel everything but no pain. Just pressure. Not this time. It was killer, and the anesthesiologist wasn't able to give me anything for the pain until they got the baby out.

When I came home, I was running a fever pretty much that whole week. It's already kind of a blur. Thank goodness Jeff was home to help. I wouldn't have survived. There's so much more that happened just in our first week home, but again, I'll spare you the details. Thank the Lord I am finally starting to feel like my old self! Which is good since my new son isn't a fan of sleep at night time. It's such a different experience than the one I had with Max. Max was seriously the most content baby. He slept all the time and slept anywhere you laid him. He was sleeping through the night by 3 1/2 weeks. Landon on the other hand, gets so restless at night. He sleeps great when either one of us are holding him, but as soon as you lay him down...boom. He's awake. He is a sweet, sweet baby but he wants to be held all the time, and it definitely wears me out. His eating schedule gets a little wacky too. For the most part, he eats every 3 hours, but so many times he will eat, then an hour later want to eat again, and then again two hours after that. So it makes things a little difficult sometimes.

I am not complaining though! I am so very thankful for our little man and am so in love with him! We are all adjusting to our new, busier, sleep deprived lives. :o) It's crazy, but it's wonderful! Max absolutely adores his new, little brother. He's already so protective over him, constantly watching over him. He loves holding his hand and rubbing his head. He's such a big help to me too! He's my fetcher of diapers, blankets, etc... and he's always so happy to help. He has his moments of frustration too. When Landon is having a crying fit, Max is not a fan of him at all! lol

Right now, I'm just trying to figure out how to juggle a toddler, an infant and an insane amount of house work. It's difficult, but I'm managing and I know I'll get the hang of it in time. :o)

Going from one kid to two is definitely a big change. I miss all the time I had with Max. It has just been us for over three years and now I can't spend that same kind of time with him. Thankfully he seems to be handling it okay, and one day him and Landon will be able to play together, which will be so wonderful. They are so blessed to have each other. And we are soooo blessed to have Max and Landon!!!

By the way, I started this post on Friday afternoon. It is now Sunday evening. Just to give you an idea of how busy I am these days. lol

I will try my very best to post a picture blog as soon as I can of our new little guy. But for now, he sleeps, so I must make the most of this time and get my kitchen cleaned! ;o)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Boudreaux's Butt Paste® Product Review & Giveaway!!


I recently had the opportunity to review some amazing products from Boudreaux's Butt Paste®! I just don't know if I'm going to be able to say enough good things about these great products, but I'm sure gonna try! :o) I will say, I never thought I'd be this excited EVER about diaper rash cream! Ah, the joys of motherhood. ;o)

These are all the products I received to try out!

I first discovered Boudreaux's Butt Paste® when my son was about a year old. I WISH I had discovered it sooner, because it has seriously been the only thing that has worked on him. It's wonderful because there is a product for every stage of a rash.

They have the Boudreaux's Butt Paste® Maximum Strength with 40% Zinc Oxide for the full blown rashes. And us mommies know how fast that can happen when our precious little one's get those dreaded runny diapers. :o(

There's the All Natural Boudreaux's Butt Paste® for those extra sensitive little hineys. It's soothing ointment is formulated with beeswax, Peruvian balsam and other natural ingredients to help heal irritated bottoms. My son actually has a mild case of eczema, so I've used the All Natural Butt Paste on some of his problem areas and it's really helped. Butt paste isn't just for butts, people! :o)

Of course there is also the Original Boudreaux's Butt Paste®. This is definitely the most used in our house. Even now that my son is potty trained, his bum can still get dry and irritated, so I have no problem rubbing some butt paste on it because I know it is going to help clear it up quickly.

Some great features about all three of these products are they all go on and clean off easily, you only need a small amount (a little goes a long way!), they are available in convenient sizes, the tubes have convenient flip top caps, they come in handy travel sizes and they have a pleasant scent.

The Boudreaux's Rash Protector™ helps prevent and protect against diaper rash in a convenient, easy-to-use spray. It's formulated to protect and help relieve chapped or cracked skin and it comes out in a clear, gentle stream. It's easy to apply and helps seal out wetness. My second baby boy will be here in just two short days, so I'm very excited to have this product handy! :o)

Now there are two products I had not tried until I received them in the mail this week. Their Boudreaux's Baby Kisses™, which is an infant and kids lip and cheek moisturizer. This product was sent from Heaven for my son. He always has dry lips and has a bad habit of picking at the dead skin, which leads to bleeding lips. :o( I have tried to use chapstick on him, but he hates how sticky it is and does not enjoy the strong scents. As soon as I received the baby kisses, I put it on him, and no kidding, he asks me for it now! It doesn't have a strong scent, it's not sticky or messy and it really gives him some relief! This makes me so happy!!

The other product is the Boudreaux’s Baby Butt Bath™ Moisturizing Body Wash & Shampoo. The first thing I loved about this product is it smells soooo good! Who doesn't love a good smelling baby?! I also noticed that my son's skin truly was smoother and softer after using the butt bath. He does have sensitive skin, so most other soaps do tend to dry out his skin. So this was definitely a win for me! No surprise there. :o)

Now the fun part! One of you will get the chance to win a fantastic package from Boudreaux's Butt Paste®, which includes all of the products listed below.
You must be a US resident to enter

1- Boudreaux's Original Butt Paste
1- All Natural Boudreaux's Butt Paste
1- ALL NEW Maximum Strength Boudreaux's Butt Paste
1- Boudreaux's Baby Kisses Lip Balm
1- Boudreaux's Body Wash & Shampoo
1- Boudreaux's Rash Protector

To be entered into the giveaway please follow the directions below in the rafflecopter. Good Luck and if you have any questions about the product feel free to contact them at:
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Home Stretch!

So my blog posts are a little repetitive right now, but I'm okay with that. I can't believe I will be a mother of two in FOUR days! As I type this, my back is killing me, as it has been for weeks now. It's been worse the last few days. Worst part is, there is no relief! I can't take anything, changing positions doesn't do squat, I try to pop it but my big belly makes it hard to do that anymore... :/ Yeah... I'm miserable.
That's why I'm blogging right now. I can't sleep! Now, of course I realize the sleep part isn't going to change anytime soon, but I am SO looking forward to taking some amazing pain meds and getting my body back to normal! I'm also looking forward to eating spicy foods without getting heartburn, going back to my ridiculous, daily caffeine intake (it's not that ridiculous, but I've been cautious with it during the pregnancy), I'm looking forward to being able to bend over to clean and pick things up off the floor without struggling, being able to wear my wedding ring again... so many things. :o) And to think, I'm all for doing this again in a few years. ;o)
The biggest things I'm looking forward to though, of course, is meeting my sweet baby boy, and finally being able to hold him in my arms. I can't wait for Max to meet his little brother for the first time! I know for sure that I am going to lose it when I see them together for the first time.
I'm also going to lose it when I drop Max off with my parents the night before I deliver. It will be the last time it's just him. It's just been us for over three years. :,o( But I am so thankful and I know we will adjust to this new phase of our lives. God is good! :o)