Love, Love, & More Love
Because I haven't been doing so well during this pregnancy, especially with the latest scare, people have been asking how they can help. The simple answer is love, love, and then more love. Here's why.
Love is the strongest force on this planet. So, if anything can help Nova, Rich, and I get through this, it has to be love. While things are getting pretty risky from here on out, we feel that putting lots of love and positive energy surrounding Nova out in the universe will greatly outweigh the bad.
Regardless of when little Nova decides to arrive, we are putting only good energy into her arrival. This is why it may seem at times that we're overly positive about her possible early arrival. It's not that we want her to be here early. Who would purposefully want those risks? But we also want (and need) to look at the positive side, in case it happens.
So, if you want to help, send lots of love and happy healthy energy Nova's way, whether she listens to our insistence to stay put longer or not.
Thanks! We love you all!
(The best thing about love is that when you give it, it comes back.)
At only 32 weeks gestation, Nova decided to give us a scare that landed me in the hospital with preterm labor. Here's more on that, how she and I are doing now, and why she needs to stay in longer.
Those who are friends with me on Facebook or are in the Online Baby Shower may have already heard this news. But for those who haven't here's the gist.
On April 11th, I woke up in horrendous pain that felt like contractions, so I went into the hospital where my OB delivers to get it checked out. It felt like contractions, even though at 32 weeks gestation, that should not be happening.
I did test positive for fetal fibronectin, which indicates a preterm risk. Also, the pains I've been having, while not birth contractions, did show up on monitors. So they are a problem. Because of that, I've been prescribed a medication that stops contractions and I'll be taking it at least until my next appointment with my OB, but possibly until Nova is born.
As much as we want to see her, she should not be trying to come right now. She needs to wait until at at least 36 or 37 weeks, ideally.
She's doing very well but is also very small at 3 lbs and 9oz. She's 17 inches long. We got an extensive ultrasound to find out that and other information. She would likely survive if born now. However, there could also be medical problems, such as respiratory issues. So, everything possible to prevent that is good.
I also got both steroid treatments (one on the 11th and one on the 12th) to help the baby if she does come early. But please send happy vibes, light a candle, meditate, pray (whatever you believe in that might help) that it does not happen. She really needs to cook longer!!!!
I've been ordered to rest even more, even though Rich basically does everything right now. But we're going to attempt to figure out where we could be lacking in that.
What all of this means is that I basically need to focus only on Nova and avoid stress and too much activity and I'm going to need a lot of support. This is going to greatly hurt us financially, even more than it already has, as there will be times when I can't complete the writing work (honestly, probably most of the time, I can't). So, we really appreciate hugs, love, encouragement, reads and shares of our work (costs you nothing but makes us money), or anything you can think of that might help.
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Thanks for the support and stay tuned for the next update. Due to being so in need of rest, sometimes I won't get them out on time and I will go back and put them in on the date intended. Sometimes, Rich may write some things instead of me, as well. Please be patient with us as we do our best to get through this rough time and keep you all updated as best as we can.
Having Fun Making Cloth Diapers
We decided from the beginning that we would not be polluting the Earth or spending tons of money on icky disposable diapers. I took to making them for several reasons. I'm having fun making cloth diapers and you can too!
Not all of the cloth diapers we found were exactly what we had in mind. They're also hard to find in stores, unless you want flats or pre-folds. Most of the all-in-ones we found in stores require the use of disposable inserts, which seems to defeat the entire purpose of cloth diapers. There also seems to be this trend of diapers that is in between cloth and disposable. Not what we wanted.
So, I started searching online. We bought a few that were okay. But, adding up the cost, I knew that in order to stock enough to be worthwhile, we'd have to spend a lot of money. Being the frugal person I am, there's no way that was happening, no matter the diaper option we chose. Cloth is still cheaper than disposable when adding up the cost over time. But I wanted to save even more.
I also wanted to come up with a unique design that would avoid the use of liners, rubber pants, pins, and the like. My homemade cloth diapers are used just like disposables, except they don't need to be thrown out. The unique design prevents leaks without the use of extra bulky accessories that are uncomfortable to the baby.
We had a ton of fabric and other sewing materials just lying around, so I figured I would make good use of it. I don't use patterns because I like to make each diaper completely unique. However, for those who need one, there are tons of free cloth diaper patterns all over the web, if you simply do a search. Be sure to check for all-in-one designs for the easiest time changing baby.
If you just don't have the time or energy to do it yourself, once I'm done making Nova's cloth diapers, I'll be making and selling super unique ones at a fraction of the usual cost, under the brand name, Mommy2Lots.
Pictured above is one of my unique all-in-one cloth diapers. Look at the gallery below for more.
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Since people are wanting more updates about the baby, I decided to jump in and do so with use of the A-Z Challenge! Today's letter is G and we're getting closer!
Nova's actual due date is June 4th. However, what with all the symptoms I've had lately, including ER visits for pain (more about that tomorrow), we don't think she'll stay in that long. But we could be wrong.
We wanted to know who has a guess on when she'll be here. We plan on doing something special for anyone who guesses correctly. We simply don't know what just yet. But it will be something.
Here's some history to help you make a good guess.
So, what's your guess on the day/date she will be born? Drop it in the comments below and we'll see who ends up being correct!
Nova Skye was born in June of 2016. Nova means "chases butterflies" in Cherokee and we hope she always flies high in the sky chasing after her dreams and goals. Join us on journeys through baby & toddler parenting fun, see life through the eyes of Nova Skye, and so much more!
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