Saturday, June 25, 2011

Taylor's Birth Story

I love reading birth stories.  I don't know why but I just do so I thought I'd publish my own.  I woke up with contractions on June 16th but they turned out to be Braxton Hicks which I had for 2 days.  I was excited that something was happening as Taylor's due date was June 15th.  Then everything went away.  At 5am on June 19th  (Father's Day) I woke up again with contractions.  They were annoying enough to keep me awake so I roughly timed them.  They were only about 30-40 sec long and 7-9 min apart.  They remained that way until 6pm when they started to get a little more painful but not really enough to bother me and they stayed at 7-9 min apart.  I called the hospital around 10:30 pm just to give them a heads up and they told me to call back when anything changed.  I was waiting for them to get more painful and closer together as they typically do.  Around 11:30 they definitely started to get more painful but still 8-9 min apart unless I was walking then they came faster.  I paced around and around and tried resting in between but the pain was almost paralysing.  I called the hospital around 3 and told them they weren't closer together but definitely more painful so they told me to come in for a check.  I knew my mom was awake so I told her to drive me to the hospital but before we left I told hubby that I was just going in for a check and I"d call him later and my mom would come back to be with my son and my hubby could join me at the hospital.

We arrived there around 3:40 and I had to wait through a couple more terrible contractions before getting in around 4.  The nurse checked me and I was 5cm dilated and 100% effaced so she told me they'd get a room ready.  I lay there about 45 min having more very very painful contractions (I'm swearing and asking for an epidural by now) that were still not that close together but the doc said they were very powerful.  Finally at about 4:45 a nurse that I know came to walk me to my room.  I got up and said I can't walk but she said I needed to as it would help with the labour.  I again said I wanted an epidural and she told me I would get it in my room.  We took it slow and I held onto walls and swore as needed then all of a sudden about 15 feet from my room I felt the bearing down pain and my water broke all over the hallway!  Nurse checked me and baby's head was right there!  She tells me you have to get to your bed now or give birth in the hallway.  I ran that 15 feet and jumped on the bed.  Nothing was ready and doc wasn't around so everyone started scrambling and found the doc (she was just about to do a c-section) and my daughter was born at 5:06am weighing 8 lbs and 20.75 inches long and of course I didn't get any drugs!

It was a much different experience than with my son and even with the pain I'd have to say I enjoyed this experience more.  It's different being aware of everything that's going on and feeling everything that your body is doing and the relief you feel when it's all over.  She's 5 days old now and doing great!  Really laid back and hardly cries (unless hungry).  I just wish I'd get a little more sleep!

Cars 2 winner!

Winner of the Cars 2 swag is Michelle Atkinson, comment #24!  Winner has been contacted and already gotten back to me.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Cars 2 In Theatres Soon and a Giveaway!!


Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to high speeds in CARS 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. There are plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises along the way when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. The fast paced fun includes a colourful new all car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

Cars 2 is in theatres on June 24th, 2011 in Disney Digital 3D.

My son is 19 months old and into toy cars.  We just recently decorated his "big boy" room in Cars.  He's too young to sit through a whole movie so we'll be waiting for it to come out on DVD.  What's exciting though is with this new release it's been really easy to decorate his room.  It's been hard not to overbuy the Cars 2 merchandise.  I'm sure any little boy and even adults will enjoy the movie when it comes out!


Cars 2 t-shirt (youth sizing only)
Cars 2 official movie poster
Cars 2 temporary tattoo (2)
Cars 2 bumper stickers (set of 3)
Cars 2 puzzle

For the main entry just leave a comment about Cars or Cars 2.  Contest is open to Canadians only and ends on June 24th.  

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

30 Meals In One Day Winner

Using the winner is comment #1,  Rebecca Graham!  Congrats!

Winner has been emailed and has 72 hours to get back to me before I draw another winner.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dr Oetker Panebello Pizza Review

It's not often that we make our own pizza from scratch at home.  It's just quicker and more convenient to buy the frozen variety and there are a few brands that we like to choose from.  The problem I usually find with frozen pizza is that the toppings are all clumped up in the middle and there's nothing around the edge.  I also don't enjoy really thick crusts and often won't even eat the edge.

I was given the opportunity to try the Dr Oetker Panebello pizza and I was glad to do so.  I've tried other varieties of Dr Oetker pizza but not this kind.  The Panebello pizzas are said to have a bakery style crust that's crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.  It comes in four varieties; Country Pepperoni, Classic Canadian, Vegetables and Goat Cheese and Bruschetta.  I chose to try the Country Pepperoni one.  I don't like mushrooms and refuse to eat them on anything so that only left me the Pepperoni and Bruschetta to choose from.  It was pretty tasty I must say.  The crust was thin and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle like it was supposed to be and I found that the toppings actually went all the way to the edge of the pizza and there was plenty of pepperoni.   I ended up eating the whole crust.  The only complaint I have is I wish there were more flavours to choose from and when feeding a family I find Dr Oetker pizzas too small.  I always have and think I always will be a ham and pineapple pizza person and haven't had the chance to try the Casa di Mama one.

Thank you to and Dr Oetker for providing me with a free product coupon in order to do this post.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Still waiting.........

I was hoping to have some baby news but nothing!  I am 39 weeks + 2 days today and no sign of anything really happening.  I had about a week or 2 of nesting like crazy with soooo much energy then as fast as it came the feeling went.  Now these last few days I'm sore, tired, finding it more difficult to sleep and frankly just want this baby out!  My son came 9 days late with an induction and I sure hope I'm not waiting that long again.  I don't think there's anything more I can possibly do to get ready.

Hopefully I'll have some news soon.