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21 Question Interview with Oakley

i thought it would be fun to include oak’s on my blog post. somewhat of a “feature” if you will. As i was looking around for some fun questions to ask Oakley, i found Krystal over at Tie A Little Ribbon had done this with her daughter, and i just thought it was so cute. without further ado!

WORD FOR WORD straight from Oak’s lips lol

1. What is something mommy always says to you? mmm about school. mommy you tell me about school

2. What makes you happy? mommy and daddy

3. What makes you sad? daddy and mommy

4. What makes you laugh? toys, and crazy bad toys

5. How old are you? im 3

6. How old is Mommy? umm what? umm 3

7. How old is Daddy? mm 1

8. What is your favorite thing to do? i love toys

9. Who is your best friend? mommy and daddy

10. What do you want to be when you grow up? a police man

11. What are you really good at? race cars

12. What are you not very good at? cleaning

13. What did you do today? go to ava’s on the bus. on the airplane and the bus at grandma’s. (we went to ava’s in the car and went to grandma’s in the car to feed her cat)

14. What is your favorite food? pancakes

15. What is your favorite song? la la like you do (love me like you do, ellie goulding)

16. What do you want for your birthday this year? cake

17. What is your favorite animal? Ferrari. i love power wheels. i love Ferrari. can you buy a Ferrari and a ghini(Lamborghini) mommy?:

18. What is love? cars

19. What does daddy do for work? concrete

20. Where do you live? at home and at grandmas

21. Where is your favorite place to go? the car store (any car dealership to sit in cars)

 

thats it there you have it from my little ones mouth, as you can tell clearly all that matters is cars, cars and more cars, and the EXPENSIVE ONES too. now head on over to my sweet friend Mary, over at Cherry Blossom Love and see her interview her sweet little Parker!

Nicole

Oakley is TWO & perfectly perfect

How Old: TWO years old on July 2 {pure insanity}

Height & Weight: 37 1/2 (95%) & 27.5 lbs (40%)

Teeth: he now has all his baby teeth, except his two year molars

Sleeping: great! 1-330 nap and 8pm-8am, hasnt awoke an night in months! WHOOP

Drinking: 2 % – he was on whole milk however he was SO constipated, even after introducing a high fibre diet and restoralax (sp?) that after a couple months we switched to 2% and he hasn’t had not one hard poop since then

Eating: everything, he has days he doesn’t love food and other days he eats as much as me.. he does eat white meats but doesn’t really like red meats!

Diaper Size: happy to announce hes not in diapers!! FULLY POTTY TRAINED BABY. has been for about 3 weeks now, started around his 2nd birthday and he took it like a champ. very minimal accidents like 3 the first day and 1 since then, i’m so proud of him.

Clothing Size: 2T in basically everything, theres a couple pairs of shorts with adjustable waist pants i had to pull out in 24 months cause since we lost the diaper and his booty is so skinny he needs the smaller waist again lol.

Love’s: still his big cousins, and really loves outside, everyday he wakes up and says out mama knees (please) its supa cute.

Loathe’s: well he used to love bath time but its hit and miss lately.. he still takes one every night as part of our routine, however sometimes he just plays in it for 30 minutes other times 30 seconds after he has been washed body hair and teeth.

Words: although he does talk alot more then my last update, it’s not enough 🙁 recommended amount is about 50 words at his age and although i’ve never sat down and counted i dont think hes really there yet, he has been working with a speech pathologist/therapist/ and will be starting play and say group classes with other kids his age that are behind in speech. he will also be getting tested in march( or earlier ) to see if he qualifies to go to a funded speech pre-pre k. some words he does say are things like mama out, again, more, please (knees), hi, bye, up, down, oh no ( i’m sure atleast 20 more) and says some spanish words weve been working on like besos (kisses), hola (hi), rojo (red), adios  (bye) and more…

Personality: Oakley is so loving, caring, sweet, and fun! he loves to have a good time and make others laugh by laughing at himself

Milestones: besides potty training, he knows all of his body parts even harder ones like armpit and nostrils, which is cute i say where’s your nostrils oak, and he puts both fingers in his nose holes. he’s a gem

incase you missed my last post here’s a couple updated pics of oak from our family shoot june 22. 2014 just two weeks before he turned two.

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My Birth Story – One Year Later. PART ONE

So I never made a ‘birthstory’ and its not for any reason, i will say however even the day after Oakley was born, i just remember it feeling like such an out-of-body experience. I believe if i told this story a week later or 6 months later or now it wouldn’t have changed, cause it was SO out of it and really don’t remember timelines, i just remember events! so i’m going to write it all out, and it might not be all that good, but hay! thats my story!

As many know i was a beast when i was pregnant, i gained an average 26lbs but i was so swollen and retained SO much water i couldn’t bend my feet or really do anything! i took my wedding rings  off at 26 weeks and i was just, a hot pregnant mess!! At 35 weeks my OBGYN sent me for an ultrasound to see why i was measuring so big, was it water? was it baby? etc, at that ultrasound O was already 6lbs so that was my reason for measuring 4 weeks ahead, well that at because my belly went straight out! At my 38&39 week appt my dr swept my membranes and stretched me as i was already 1cm dilated since 37 weeks, I was SUPER hopeful as i knew a couple people that went into labour just that day or the day after they had their membranes swept. However it didn’t do anything for me unfortunately! My 39 week appt was really about 39+4 as my dr was on holidays, so at that appt we discussed what my options were going to be i had NO signs of labour ahead really other then i had lost some weight which some say is a sign and my BP was getting a little high for me (regular 70/120 higher 90/150) but nothing like this is defiantly happening i feel something going on!… and since i was already measuring 44weeks pregnant when she was measuring my uterus, she said she was going to call the on call dr that was going to be on, on the weekend and to look forward to a call from her later that day. Well it was just a couple of hours later and she called me to tell me that the on call dr told the hospital to call me on sunday [39+6 which was also CANADA DAY!] morning and as soon as they had a bed for me i was to come in to get induced! i was so excited to meet my little man and to just be a mom and not be pregnant anymore. I called my hubby right away and he shared my excitement as we were just happy to have an eviction date for him. Sunday morning i got up at 6 am and showered and did my hair and my makeup and got dressed etc, i didn’t know when they were going to call me so i wanted to be prepared to leave the house the second they called cause i was so anxious! haha on a side note we only live 5 min from my hospital too so its perfect. At about 11 am i got a call from the hospital to come on in ! so Tyler packed up the car and off we went. We walked into the hospital at about 1115 and went up to labour and delivery they took my papers and got me weighted in and got my height etc. they put me into my room and there i was, i remember looking around thinking oh my god! this is where i am going to have my baby, what?? crazy talk! Anyways they hooked me up to the monitors to check the heart beat and to check my contractions, my nurse then asked me all the question that they usually ask, if i had a birth plan, if i wanted pain medications, who i wanted in the room etc. about an hours later my OBGYN came in to my room by surprise since she wasnt on call but she came in to start my induction, she insert my first dose on cervadil, which BTW totally hurt for a woman she had big hands! AND i was so posterior and i wasnt effaced at all so it wasnt fun being put in. So 1pm ISH i was 1cm dilated, 0%effaced. At about 230 they came back to check on me they had said that Oakley wasn’t responding to the cervail very well and they have to remove it as i was have contractions back to back to back [which werent doing anything because i couldn’t feel them at all but again was making Os  heartrate go way down then way up] So she took the cervadil out and they said they would put me on pitocin. so they put my IV in and got me rigged up. i was still have contractions every 3 minutes but again they wernt painful or doing anything as when they came to check me a couple of hours later i was STILL only 1cm dilated and 0%effaced. At this point i was SUPER sad that not one thing was working, so my OBGYN came back to visit me and said ok its 530 I’m going home for the night we have 2 options keep going with the pit or break your water and keep on the pit. So i was really trying everything to move it along so i told her to break my water. Just as she told me it would, it felt like i was peeing myself and it was warm and she told me it was clear fluid and that all looked great, i remember her telling me she thought i would have a lot more water than i did  because my belly was just so big! Anyways, she cleaned up and changed my pads and wished me good luck, and on her way she went, about 15 min later i decided to get up and walk around and bounce on the birthing ball. As i was bouncing i was in my hospital gown with a bra and tank top on underneath.. can’t remember if i had underwear on?? bounce bounce bounce and all of a sudden Oakley’s head must of been going up and down and all my water came flowing out on the floor!! i was like oh my god ! it’s everywhere! and when i say everywhere i really mean everywhere it was like a puddle the size of like a 4 foot x 4 foot area around me, i was so lucky thought i was able to keep bouncing and my husband and my wonderful SIL cleaned it up.. haha, suckers. It was maybe but 5 minutes later and i got my FIRST contraction that i actually FELT. well i thought it was a contraction but i wasnt sure, it was really painful in my back and it just wasnt fun, that was about at 6 pm. i contracted for a couple hours every 3 minutes which were super painful again all the pain in my lower back, and at about 9 they came in and checked me and, defeat. i was only 2cm dilated and like 20%effaced. SRSLY?! was this real life. I walked the halls and was just in so much pain i couldn’t believe it. i mean i could but i breathed through every contraction and kept walking. One of the nurses came over and showed him some pressure points on my back and seriously when i had a contraction she took the pain away, you think my hubby could recreate that? nope. wonk wonk. ha! Any who, hubby and my SIL were a great support system, i alternated between the sitz bath and the birthing ball etc. I remember wondering when it was going to end, when i was going to have him, what he was going to be like, who he was going to look like, and that kept me going, i truly was in so much pain but i had my eye on the prize and i tried to keep going. At about 4am they checked me and i was 4cm and maybe 50%effaced, so really i hadn’t made like any progress, i was so hard-core pain for already 11 hours and i felt like nothing was happening, they asked me if i wanted an epidural, i hummed and though i went in here opened minded not wanting one but if i needed it then i would, i still felt a little defeated when i said yes please. about 45 minutes later the anesthesiologist came in and did his little blurb made me sign the papers and then i got the epidural. immediately after, they gave me the catheter and it didn’t hurt going it but it hurt when it was in, like BAD, i told the nurse and she said to wait and the epidural should help take that pain away and it should kind of adjust itself in there and it will be better, so 1/2 hours later it was still killing me, so i called the nurse and she took it out. and it was instant relief, she said it looked like it was placed perfectly and it looked good so she wasn’t sure why it was hurting, so right after she gave me another catheter and all was good, no pain, it was great. Apparently after that i slept for 2 hours ( so my SIL and husband said ) but i dont remember doing that i felt like i closed my eyes for a second and then i opened them saying ‘oh no not again, no please no’ my epidural didn’t work, like legit it didnt work, i could still move my legs and feel everything, so there i went i laboured in bed, my contractions went like this for the remainder of my labour: 45 second break, contraction for 90 seconds, 45 second break, contraction for 90 seconds, so on and so forth. i couldn’t catch a break and i remember about 8 am they checked me and i was 6 cm, not sure about effacement. while i was in a contraction it felt like my labour was taking FOREVER and NOT progressing at all, i just kept telling myself i can do this i can do this breath breath and as another contraction came my famous labour words came out each time ‘oh no not again, no please no’ Which, not sure why i said it i knew it was coming each time, must have been my way to deal with it. about 11 am they told me i was 8 cm dilated and boy, i felt it. Because my epi didn’t work, i truly felt like i was feeling the transition state, at this point i kept saying i need to push i need to push and my OBGYN and the nurses said Nicole we JUST checked you, you were only 8cm and 90% effaced you can’t push you’re not ready if you push you can do more harm then good!! i was like well i’m not pushing but my body is! something inside me was trying so hard NOT to push but i couldn’t stop it from happening. When the nurses checked me she could feel Oakley’s head and said he was head down but he was facing sideways instead of the face down or up that they like, so lucky me (not) i got to go into all sorts of positions to try to rotate him, i was on all fours hoping gravity would move him, i squatted, etc you name it i did it. unfortunately nothing was working, so i just laboured on for a couple of hours till about 130pm when they checked me and told me i was 10cm dilated and 100% effaced. i was so happy i think i cried a little! i was thinking YES this is it! i can push and meet my little man…..

Oakley’s 1 YEAR old!

SO crazy talk right there! number one i’m late on this post because my laptop battery AND power supply crapped out, what the?! so i finally got my replacments in the mail, so happy! anways — i’m going to get right into Oakley bears update!

How Old: ONE YEAR on July 2 {pure insanity}

Height & Weight: 33 1/2 inches (95%) & 21.5 lbs (45%)

Teeth: 3 bottom, 4 tops, 1 more bottom coming in on the bottom, and 2 more tops coming in on the top, so 7 now, soon to be 10!

Sleeping: pretty well the same as the last update…TYPICALLY you sleep through the night. Except when teeth or belly aches wake you.

Drinking: completely weaned from breastfeeding to whole milk

Eating: still everything! loves all food, ive come to learn though it has to be fresh ie. fresh fruit or fresh cooked, he refuses to eat left overs.. what the?

Diaper Size: still cloth diapering in a size 1 applecheeks, when hes being babysat hes in size 3 swaddlers

Clothing Size: i need to do some serious shopping, he’s in all 12 month clothes only i dont have very many so some stuff hes in 9 and it doesnt fit. {shamefull i know!!} still in 18 month sleepers although those are now getting tight and soon hell be in 2T sleepers… and i did actually buy him some big boy jammies in a 2T and they fit great, and he looks SO cute in them!

Love’s: loves his big cousins! when my SIL watches him my neices and him have a blast, he loves to play with them, just the other day i went into the room where he was playing and he was kissing one of the girls’ doll’s. Jezz better be kissing only boy!

Loathe’s: i cant say he really hates to do anything, however lately he has shown signs of little tantrums in we tell him no, which i thought never came till like 18+ months buttt apparently not!

Words: mama, dada,  hi & no,

Personality: hes just the sweetest little toddler ever, he is so go at loving and showing it by kisses and hugs, and is really getting to be a smart little cookie!

Milestones: hes a walkin’ machine! loves to walk walk walk! and hes so cute when he does it! Also, he knows how when i sign to him for eat, milk, more, all done, thankyou, and please, and he can sign back to me milk, more, and eat. ALSO were working on matching words to pictures, so in his books he knows where the puppy is when i say wheres the puppy? he also knows kitty, fish and bird!

We didn’t do much for his birthday, we just went to my inlaws and had a little sunday BBQ for him, he was just getting over his FIRST real sickness {which was NOT pretty & involved a trip to the stollery childres hospital, many doctor appts and alot of vomit} so just BBQ and a little cake! which ill post photos of soon…more to come soon, like i said i’m so happy to have a new charger and battery for my laptop so expect more posts and pictures!