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Training to be a cage fighter updated9/10

Whew it was hard picking a title! Napolean Dynamite was the winner!
My life is insane so this will surely be insane as well..or boring depending on who you ask. Lets start Im 20 years old, I am married to George we have two beautiful daughters helena is 4 and laila is 2. I am 28 weeks preggers with a wittle boy. Dominic:) I see no end in sight so I was hoping this journal could pass the time...lets see interesting things about me is that Im still nursing my 2 year old, I expect to be tandem nursing when Dom comes. I also cloth diaper my babies (well some people think its strange..) and heres the REALLY insane part..I will be a homeschooling mom this fall. God has called me to it and I am most positive that I am going to rely soley on Him to get me through the days. But we feel this is whats best for our kids..simple as that! My house is an absolute mess right now on account of being gone during the day, its been HOT here and our A/C broke. So now its saturday and kinda cold and our house is trashed! I dont even know where to begin, its that bad! but im eating so it can wait lol im starting to be able to play with the baby..I can feel fis feet now..they are so small, I can rub a whole foot w/ my two finger tips. He likes it cause he pushes back. Its funny when they start to play games like Ill push you and you push me..back and forth.
A friend last night asked how far along I was i told her 7 months (okay I JUST started but it makes no diff to her shes childless) and shes like "whoa! you having twins?!" hey thanks alot! I feel okay, I know I can get bigger so thats good. Ive seen some prego girls that are due and yowzas, I cant believe that it will be me soon! ~*~*~
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well Im 30 weeks now (YES!! PROGRESS) and Im absolutly miserable...I have shingles and I didnt pass my GD test so I take the 3 hour one tommorow...shingles can be brought on by GD so I will be more surprised if I dont have it. We had an earthquake this morning..totally scared the crap out of me. Living in a mobile home is like living in a tin house...I swear In heard the window tapping for like 30 seconds before I heard the rumbling. I told husband "well it sure the ehck beats tornados!!" I love living in california..if only because we have nothing that will blow your house away. We dont have snow but if you go to the mountains theres snow..so its there if you want it!lol Im getting ready for our trip to Oregon for 4th of July...my mom, her baby (hes so freakin cute!) my two kids and fat pregnant me. I will be let me think..34 weeks pregnant. Holy cow!
My kids are looking forward to it so I really hope the Dr gives me the okay to go...but if I have GD who knows? Oh and when I went to the Drs I was weighed...Ive gained drum roll please..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................22 flippen pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well its better then 30 pounds and I hope to gain no more then 10 more pounds..God willing!!
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wells I had my baby shower and it was great...I even got a snazzy baby bathtub AND a new sling:) Im uber happy about it..and now all I have to do is run around and get everything ready which will probably happen around his first birthday lol I cant believe June has gone by so fast..which only means one thing..that july will be S-L-O-W. I guarantee it. And my bitch of a friend who until recently was the babies godmother just really irritated me yesterday. Somone asked if Helena was starting kindergarten and I said yes and then my "friend" goes "and what school is she going to?
( she KNOWS helena will be homeschooled) and I said "she will be homeschooled"...and she gets up and says " And we all know how I feel about THAT!" and I said "And we all know that I dont care what you think"
HA! In her face! And since when is she an expert on parenting?! Shes 20 years old (okay thats my age..) she has NO kids, she lives at home with her parents and her biggest commitment is her sorority big whoop. I dont know why Ive hung onto her for so long honestly. Well now that the baby shower is over I dont have to talk to her again until I have the baby. I told her in the beginning that she whould be the babies Godmother but that was BEFORE she started saying racist comments, and pointed out that she believed some of the things in the bible arent true. And she said all born again christians can go to hell. Little does she know that we arent even planning on baptizing the baby...I can hear her now telling me how my baby will go straight to hell if I dont. Because thats what her mom says...and her mom also said if you miss church you will go to hell as well.
But the bible says the only way you go to hell is if you dont choose Jesus as your savior. But then again..she dosnt believe everything in the bible..HENCE my problem. Ughhhh...and she thinks our name choice is aweful she says it sounds too cultured in other words its not white enough.
I could go on and on but I wont. Instead I will give a short update..I am now 32 weeks...I am defintly very pregnant and I am feeling pretty good.
My sciatic went away and now its just my lower back that kills when I stand for too long. My boobs are filling out more..and Im down to nursing Laila one time a day. So hopefully I will someday make it to 35 weeks and by then theres no messing around I HAVE to get my house in order..
instinct where the heck are you?!!
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I got so caught up in the baby shower that i forgot to update about a Drs appt!! So I am gaining right along what Im supposed to (whew! my ass is getting bigger on schedule!lol) and I PASSED my 3 hour (amazing I know!) and my shingles is all cleared up..so no more itchies for me!
And we also discussed inducing me at least a week before my edd. She actually said "cause we dont want any 12 or 13 pound baby!" yowzas!
And in the your pregnancy week by week it said he is about 4 pounds and is almost 19 inches long. Something like that. Its hard to believe hes that big, and Im wondering how big he will actually be when I have him, its right up there with wondering who he will look like.
Oh and I exchanged my stroller for a diff one and my DH doesnt like it!lol
Oh well for him I got it more or less for Laila lol since I like slinging babies better then sticking em in a baby container;0) And I also bought the babys baby book! It is soooooo cute! It says "my sweet pea" and has little pea pods on it..it is so sweet! But not dorky sweet lol I filled out some of it but not all of it (well OBVIOUSLY lol)
and my next post will be a recent belly shot I just have to load it in my gallery first!:) Until next time!
written at 32.4 weeks
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30 weeks..taken on June 9th 2005

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I thought I whould draw up a stat sheet to help with background details

Name~Christie
age~20..will be 21 in sept 05
DH~George been married for almost 2 years..been together for 6

how we met~I was 14 and he was almost 16..in our geography class, I thought he was REALLY cute..and really nice. But he was out of my league. lol I guess he liked me too cause we started the bf/gf thing the following March of 1999 A year later (I was 15) we found out I was pregnant.

~First preg/child
Helena Rainjer born 11/17/00
at 37 weeks pregnancy weighed 9 lbs even
was 21 and a quarter inches long

~ january 2001 I went back to regular H.S. while my mom (who has always been sahm) watched Helena. I missed my baby so much and I ended up breastfeeding her for only 2 months:(

~ April 26thI found out I was pregnant again while on B.C. pills..I had forgotten a pill here or there but kept taking them thinking that it whould "catch up"
well it didnt lol and NO ONE was happy about my news especially myself.
I contemplated adoption.

~I graduated from H.S. June of 2002 was about 3 months along..Helena was 18 months old

~second preg/child
Laila Noelle was born 12/24/02
at 38 weeks pregnancy
weighed 9.12 pounds and was 19 inches long
and what a JOY she was! I still cant believe how happy she makes me!

We became officially engaged and started planning for our wedding

~July of 2003 we all moved out of my parents house into our first 2 bedroom apt...my mom cried for days:(

~August 16th 2003 we were married
I started going to a J.C.

~June of 2004 we moved to our second apt. and I started going to school more..trying to figure out what to do with my life

~August of 2004 I started working AND going to school forcing Laila into daycare..life was insane and I was so depressed I took up smoking and considered divorce

~November of 2004 I got fired from my job and it was the best thing ever!lol
helena celebrated her 4th birthday and laila her second

~December 16th 2004
after having erratic periods since getting off of depo decided it was time to wean Laila and get on some B.C. after a 38 day cycle I took a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy as a cause to my erratic cycle but tell myself Im NOT pregnant because we have used protection EVERY time.needless to say I almost had a nervous breakdown and I passed out

~December 24th 2004
Lailas birthday...began to feel bloated and it was the heaviest Id ever been..we all kept quiet about the pregnancy and my poor DH was just in shock...I nickname him Mr. Incredible with his super power being super sperm. He doesnt think its funny

~Jan 2005 we move into our mobile home!! We have a house! Okay its manufactored but the kids dont know the diff.
I go to the Dr and get my edd
3rd preg/child
edd August 18th 2005

~By March of 2005 we are all pretty accepting of our new little fork in the road and my parents encourage me to stay home with the children

~April of 2005 we find out oh joy oh joy its a BOY BOY BOY!

~June of 2005 we have our baby shower and we are getting ready!!! Its amazing how much people can grow in such a short amount of time. Ive never been so happy in my life and since becoming involved in church my marriage is stronger then ever!!!

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yeah so Im 33 complete weeks in one day and I can attest to the fact that I am OFFICIALLY HUGE!
Im doing the heavy breathing thing every where I walk, I waddle if I do walk, it physically hurts to sit down or lie down making it a work out just to get comfortable. I cant bend over and if I absolutly have to it feels as though my stomach will pop. And the baby has new trick, he likes kicking me right smack in my cervix, he did it while I was driving and I almost crashed the dang car. He did it while I was in church and I literally jumped out of my seat. Hes almost too big to be flipping around in there but he seems pretty determined.
I went swimming today, which was a joke lol I felt as though I had swallowed a beach ball, it was like my tummy was making me bob up and down like some type of buoy(sp?) I think I burned some calories though lol So yeah from here on out its going to suck. Its hard to imagine ever missing being pregnant but I know one day it will hit me. It will hit me when I look in the mirror and see my sad looking sack of skin that used to glow with life. But being able to sleep on my stomach might make up for that. Who knows lol

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Went into preterm labor on July3rd..finally got out of the dang hospital today on July 6th. Im on terbutaline pills every 4 hours and Im on complete bedrest. Baby looks good, hes still breech and Im guessing hes a bit over 4 pounds, Ive taken the steroid shots for his lungs and Im 34 weeks tommorow. So if he comes out he wont have (Im assuming) very many problems. My girls are a wreck from their mama being in the hospital. My little one was forced to wean (well obviously) and my older one is having a hard time adjusting to me being cranky. The pills raise my anxiety level terribly and I find Im ahving a hrd time having patience for anything. Its something I need to pray about asap. This is definitly not how I wanted to spend my last weeks!! thats for sure...I was looking forward to getting my house baby ready, spending time with my family, and just being with my girls doing normal things. Now all I see is my couch and me on it..feeling sorry for myself lol I dont know how Im going to make it through this, epecially with two little ones, but Im going to pray my heart out tonight thats for sure!! I have my appt of friday and will update my journal then....
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Its July 12th and tommorow I will be 35 complete weeks (yay! progress!)
My contractions have been MUCH better and since the Dr said I can take my pills as needed ive only really had to take them at night. For some reason Im fine during the day, I can walk around a bit, sit up, without ever having a twinge but then in the afternoon my uterus starts contracting like crazy. It might be because by the end of the day Im dehydrated. So Im making sure to drink plenty of water and to just basically take it easy. The Dr said I can stop taking the pills on friday (yay two more days!) and I can be completely off bedrest on next friday the 22nd. Ive been okay so Ive actually been sitting more then Ive been laying, and walking probably a bit more then I should. The only thing is..the baby is STILL breech. Yeah people SAY he still has time to turn but I dont see it happening lol me and my DH joke that hes stuck. Right now hes more transverse then he is breech so he might be trying to make the turn but who the heck knows.
My Dr said when I get to my 9th month if hes still breech we will look into a c section. Im guessing if hes still breech by my next appt they will make an appt for the following week. But Im no expert. My mom came over and helped DH clean my house so its actually decent right now, I just need to get the actual baby stuff ready like clothes and diapers. I dont like doing that until the last minute cause I hate getting excited over something that wont happen for awhile kwim? And Laila is OFFICIALLY weaned. I dont know if its temporary but I keep encouraging her that she such a big girl now. I think she may be a tiny bit proud. But shes definitly in cuddle mode. Her cuddles invlove smooshing her face into my breasts and in the morning I will let her pat them without my bra on. I think its reasurring to her but its also her way of a slow good bye. Since I definitly had to force her to wean, Im glad shes happy with her substitute, and it gives her the choice t say goodbye in her own time.
Im left wondering how she will react when she sees the baby nursing, she will A)Think its funny and cute and pat the baby or something or she will Dirol wonder when its going to be her turn since I DID tell her the milk is all gone lol

Anywho Im getting hot just sitting here..will update again when I get a chance........
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Well its the 19th...6:00 in the morning. Ive been having some contractions for about an hour so Im trying to take my mind off of them hoping they will peter out soon. They seem to be irregular and the arent consistently the same strength. So its safe to say that as of right now they are not doing anything except keeping me up.
Also hes STILL breech. Since Im expecting him to be at least 8.5 lbs at 37 weeks Im estimating that as of right now hes near or at 6 pounds. Hes still kicking the crap out of my bladder and I can attest that my stomach is gigantic. But even though I complain Im still not quite ready for him to come. I still want to linger a bit more for this pregnancy. In having two kids Ive realized that eventually you DO have the baby and the days leading up to it and the days following are something you WILL be looking back on. I remember like it was yesterday being pregnant with Helena and Laila. And Helena is nearly 5!! And I think the best feeling of all is when they come out and you first hear them cry and you see them for the very first time. Its something you will never ever forget. Its really the best moments of my entire life.
I actually washed some of his things..his prefolds (cloth diapers) were washed yesterday, they are all folded up nicely. And I washed all his blankets, towels and washcloths. Today I wanted to clear out his crib (why its filled with unfolded clean clothes is beyond me..theres DH logic for ya) that way I can continue washing his things and put the washed things in there. This weekend my DH is going to set up his dresser so I can put his things away. All I really have left to get are these things..I will list them only because its kinda sentimental...its the last of the things I need before I have him:)
Manual breastpump
Breastpads and Lansinoh
heavy duty pads
more cheap washcloths to use as wipes
a grooming kit for the baby
3 nursing bras
at least one nursing nightgown
travel size items for the hospital
lap pads
a going home outfit for the baby
at least one package of bottles
storage bags for BM

I have to be prepared with the bottles only because Laila was hospitalized and I ended up pumping for a week. You just have to be ready for anything..anywho..these contractions are getting a bit stronger so I am going to take a pill and rest some.
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No baby yet! Ended up going to L&D..was given a shot of demerol (score!)
and sent home..wasnt dialated to anything either cause the baby is STILL breech...but my contractions looked like hills!! Thankfully the dem relaxed me enough to get me out of labor. They said they want the baby in there for at least another week. I will probably have a scheduled c section in two weeks. Other then this preterm crap Im feeling pretty good!
Im huge but Im doing well...its hard to believe Im not sick of being pregnant...I know with the girls I was like dying at this point. But I guess not this time around. I still have too much to do and I just dont feel "done" yet...
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I had a Drs appt..I gained 7 pounds in 2 weeks!!!Oi!!! :oops:
So thats..34 pounds all together. Seriously though its not too shabby..I gained 50 pounds with Helena and 60 pounds with Laila. Since Im not on bedrest anymore YAY!!! I am going to start walking..maybe that will help in gaining the reccomended ONE pound a week. lol

So I have good news!!! Baby is STILL breech so they scheduled a c section for August 5th!! At 2:00!! Aaaahhh I cant believe this is real!! Im really really REALLY going to see my baby!!! So this past week I washed his clothes and made his crib (awww!!) and last night I bought some nursing pads and some period pads. I also got some more vitamins and some DHA supplements. I really need to make sure that I take them EVERY day because the Dr says I might be anemic. The biggest indicaters are that I eat ice like its going out of style, and I have really weird cravings. My cravings are :smoking cigarettes (I was a party smoker before this baby but have no plans in resuming) eating ice, really likeing the way hose water smells and tastes, and the dial soap. Yep I have even left a little suds on my hands and added a bit of water so i could drink it. The Dr just looked at me and goes "Okay now THAT is not normal" LMAO Im allergic to iron pills by themselves so I just need to eat more iron rich foods and take my vitamins.
So yep..Im getting my baby soon!! Still cant believe it!! I have 13 days to go!!!
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Went to church today..it was really nice. All the elderly ladies were telling me how they have been thinking about me and praying for me. It was so sweet!!! They are just the greatest women...and the pastors wife is planning a baby shower for me this friday!! Isnt that the nicest thing?! I was completely surprised as I really dont socailize with everyone (just His and Byes) and we have been going there since I about April which is...like 4 months! I feel so dang special! So on tuesday and wednsday we have our Lamaze class, and then on thursday discipleship, and friday a Drs appt. and a baby shower! My week has something going on every day! And tommorow my little Laila starts Preschool! I am so excited for her..shes really excited too!
Anywho that was my day!
written at 36.4 weeks
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Im starting to think more and more about how I can prepare for everything... I might ask my MIL to help me clean the house next week as I can barely do anything without having to either stop and rest or nurse my incredibly sore lower back. Sleep is non existant..Its so hard right now!!Aaagg!
We went to our Lamaze class last night, it was the same instructor we had with Helena..in fact she was present at the birth as well. After telling her that we were taking the class "just in case" the baby turns, she said shed be "REALLY surprised" if he does..she said given that I have a short torso and heavy babies..it whould be a BIG surprise if he turned.
So tonight at the class theres C- section info..we will be trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible. Even though my DH refuses to be there for the surgery lol He said he will wait outside the door..my mom will be there for me though. No big deal, hes already been there twice for the girls' which was no small feat for him.
Also my little Laila had her second day at school (she goes mondays and wed) she actually told me she had fun! Biggrin
And we decided to put Helena in the Kindergarten at our church. Depending on how it goes, I still intend to homeschool her for next year. So at the end of August my 1st baby will be an official BIG GIRL. :shock:
Im still taking my vitamins every day so I havent had any weird cravings, and I really hope that I gain only one pound this week!!!!
My appt is on friday so until then!!
Christie
written at 36.6 weeks!!!

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Had my appt today!! It was my LAST APPT!! I gained 4 lbs (so much for the one lb rule eh?) and I had an u/s and needless to say he hasnt turned! So she gave me my Pre- Op forms and my Pre-Op appt is on tuesday. Theyw ill do the insurance work and blood work..stuff like that. then its on for FRIDAY! aaahhh!! So this is our LAST baby free weekend!
Tonight I have the baby shower and tommorow I was going to take the girls to the park or something. Then on sunday after church take them for icecream. I have to think of something..maybe we could go to the park tommorow after DH gets home and then get dinner. And I aslo want for us to have a movie night in the living room. maybe we could get a new board game or something? I still feel really unprepared...I know everything WILL come together but its just driving me crazy lol
Also my worst fear is that when they take the baby and Im in the recovery area I might get really emotional. I always get really emotional at the pregnancy being over. With Laila I cried cause I felt like it all happened so fast (it didnt) but I always get so emotional and mushy over the whole thing. So heres to my last baby free weekend! If I could toast with a maragrita I whould!lol Wink
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I had my baby shower at the church last night. It was really nice. Cecilia the pastors wife, hosted it. She read a poem with bible verses, and then gave me an object for each line in the poem. Like when she talked about blanketing your child with the love of Christ she gave me a blanket..it was SO neat!! I also got tons of outfits in bigger sizes!! We played some fun games and ate some yummy food Biggrin And the cake was EXCELLENT! I feel so blessed to have a family at church..its a really comforting feeling. There is a woman whose making the baby a blanket..I think that is so nice!!! My baby is already so incredibly blessed!
The only bad part is that I am so swollen right now I even went to the hospital after my baby shower..thankfully everything was okay except I was having contrax like crazy...but everythings okay now. except for Im still swollen. But Im drinking lots of water and trying to take it easy....
anywho...gotta go Im feeling really tired right now...
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Whew!! My little Dom is here!! :kaos3:
YAY!! He was born on August 1st 2005
heres his stats!!
Dominic Malacai
8lbs 15 ounces
19 3/4 inches long
8/1/05 9:16 A.M

He is such a blessing!!! He was born via C section because I was in labor and he was transverse. Hes completely healthy, nurses like a champ Biggrin
and everything has been great! Ive been healing pretty well and the C section wasnt all that bad. The procedure itself was weird but the outcome was wonderful!!
Anywho I will put up pictures when I get a chance!!
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Introducing
Dominic Malacai
born 8/1/05 hes less then a week old right here

Looking rather unimpressed by his surroundings
psst theres more in my pic gallery under my name Xtine9584

Hes two weeks old now and all he does is sleep, eat and poop. Hes awake for a good hour in the afternoon and thats it!lol He is such a sweet baby and SUCH a good nurser! what a blessing!
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Okay wow! Dom will be 6 weeks old on monday! Hes so cute!! Aaahh!!
I am doing okay..I had a bit of PPD so I havent been on in awhile. Hes still nursing pretty good, and my only real problem is my middle child Laila. Whew shes having such a hard time!! poor girl. Anyhow..this mommy of three business is tough stuff and needless to say Im pooped!!
Hes been great in fact he is just now starting to use his "cry" hes never cried for anything all this time and just this morning he started! Hes very quiet! And his eyes are HUGE! lol Hes already 11 1/2 lbs and he fits into 3/6 months stuff! Oh and having a son is like the best thing ever! If I could put my order in for another boy I whould!lol Maybe if I had lots more money and lots more patience!lol I start WW on Monday to lose all this dang weight...will update when something interesting happens!! Oh yeah..Im 21 yay!! My bday was 9/5
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Hey read my baby journal for a continuation!!!

"Hey Tina you fat lard come get some dinner!"