Everett’s Birth Story

So sorry this blog has fallen off the face of the Earth. It became so hard to keep up with while pregnant and now near impossible with 2 kids. I will try to post here and there on random stuff maybe some outfits or random mom stuff or recipes. Let me know if you would like me to continue to post and what you want to see!

In honor of my sweet boy turning 6 months old today I’m finally getting around to sharing his birth story! When pregnant I loved reading other people’s birth stories just to hear about how their experience was. First and foremost if you don’t want to know details about childbirth, labor and all the lovely glamorous things that go along with it, stop reading now. This is your warning.

Some background info. I had been 4cm dilated and 85% effaced since 5 days prior. I progressed a lot before being in actual labor with Isla too. My labor with her was 8 hours.
So the day of July 9th was my Mother in law’s 60th birthday. I helped plan this huge Mexican themed party with my sister in law. She had asked that I take photos at the party so the whole day I was on my feet walking around, chasing my 2 year old, socializing, taking photos, etc. That night I went to bed around 10:45. I woke up at 1:50am, I dreamt I was peeing and I woke up with a wet spot on my underwear so I thought I peed my pants, little did I realize until much later that was actually my water breaking. I realized Kevin had never gone to bed and he was up messing around on his computer, playing video games. I was irrationally mad. I think I knew subconsciously that this was it so I was pissed he was running on zero sleep. He promised he’d be in in 5 minutes. I went to the bathroom, changed clothes laid back down and my contractions started less than a minute later.
At first, I thought it was gas pain from the Mexican food at the party. I started timing them at 1:57am and they were less than 4 minutes apart. I was thinking this can’t be right they just started 7 minutes ago! They got painful really really fast and I couldn’t sleep. By this point Kevin says “well I’m not going to bed now!” Um no shit. I started getting the rest of my stuff ready, tried to slap some makeup on between contractions, all the while my husband is running around like a lunatic “what do you want me to do?! What do we need!!?” Seriously. Men. By the time I called the hospital (not even 5 mins later) to tell them we were coming I could barely talk to the nurse. I was swearing through the contractions, I’m surprised I didn’t wake Isla up.
Kevin called my mom and she got here in 5 minutes flat. Thank God she lives so close and was on standby!  We live 2 minutes from the hospital but he floored it the whole way with the emergency blinkers on. Later he told me we passed a cop but luckily he didn’t follow us. If he had there was no chance in hell I would have let him stop. The baby would have been born in the car. Every bump and turn was miserable because I really needed to push. My eyes were squeezed shut the entire way. It was the worst car ride of my life! We got to the hospital at 2:35am. The doors to the entrance we needed to go in were locked. Kevin wanted to walk all the way around to the other side of the hospital to the ER entrance. There was just no chance I would have made it all the way there. I kept yelling “I can see the elevator we need to get on, we are going in here!” I was getting frantic. So we had to call on a security phone to get them to let us in.
Finally get to the L&D floor I couldn’t even sign my name on the papers and immediately asked for someone to check me NOW. It was quiet on the floor and the nurses are not alarmed saying “ok hun we will”. Maybe I hid my pain well? It didn’t feel like I was hiding it well, they must have thought I was exaggerating. I was about to lose it. We go to a triage room, one nurse checks me and I immediately told them to call the anesthesiologist. I want an epidural. She says okay we’ll see, we’re gonna put you in a room sounding eerily calm. As they’re wheeling me I’m like okay so what am I dilated to? She goes yep you’re right at a 10…. meaning the baby was literally about to come out. I screamed quite the slew of profanities very very loudly In the hallway. I was freaking the f out at this point. I just kept saying “how did this happen I’ve only been in labor 40 minutes!?!” My doctor wasn’t even there yet and the nurses were all scrambling because the doctor that was there (from a different practice) wasn’t answering the pages to get her to my room. The nurses were arguing saying “she doesn’t like to be paged she likes to be called!” So I knew things were moving too quickly.
I had been holding it in and needed to push the minute we got to the delivery room. Around 7 nurses were running around trying to prep everything, I could tell they were scared that they would be delivering him. As the one nurse is putting my IV in I immediately asked again for the epidural. She says sorry we gotta get this entire bag of fluid in you before we can even call the anesthesiologist.  And the IV wasn’t even started yet. At that moment I knew I was doing this au natural, but still didn’t want to believe it. The whole time, up until like the last 5 minutes, I was asking for an epidural between contractions, hahah, looking back, what a joke. I was just so desperate! They were like um yeah no time, baby is coming now. I knew that but was in denial. LOL. I was hyperventilating and half crying at one point just saying this isn’t what I wanted! This isn’t what I planned! I didn’t practice any kind of Lamaze or breathing, I was planning on getting the drugs! It was all just happening so fast.
The other doctor finally showed up, and just in time. I pushed 6 times with my eyes squeezed shut so tight, screamed louder than I have ever screamed before and out he came! The immediate release of pain after he was born was the craziest feeling in the world. It was absolutely insane. From the time we got to the hospital to time he was born was only 20 minutes. My total time in labor was 54 minutes. My doctor finally showed up right before I was gonna be stitched up. Later Kevin told me that when I was getting checked in triage the nurses looked at each other and the one who checked me mouthed  to the other “the head is right there”. So they knew I wasn’t messing around haha. Everett Bosworth born 7-10-16 at exactly 39 weeks was 8lbs and 9 3/4 inches at 2:53am. He got an immediate Apgar score of 8.5 then a 9 at 5 minutes old. He really is the sweetest little guy. I’m so lucky to be his mama! I can’t believe how fast he’s growing though. Time is just flying. The first year goes even faster with your second baby so I’m trying to savor every single precious moment with him at each age.
Thanks for reading!! Any questions about birth or labor I’m happy to answer openly! You can also PM or email me.
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                     I’m so lucky to have 2 healthy babies!

Matchy matchy

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my outfit: similar jeans | top | hat | flats (even cheaper version here, just ordered them in nude & they also come in a fun yellow color) | similar bag

isla’s outfit: similar dress | similar hat | similar kitty shoes here & here

Sorry for the photo overload but I just couldn’t pick which I liked best because it’s hard to only like certain photos of your child! lol These matching-ish outfits happened accidentally. I realized we both had window pane pieces and burgundy hats so we went for it! It’s fun matching your little. Although she always, always looks cuter!

I know you’re probably sick of hearing “I’m sorry for the hiatus” but I really am. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But I hope to be back to regular blogging soon! As always thanks so much for your support and for reading! Hope you have a great day.

recent phone snaps

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blanket scarf  (reversible to B&W herringbone)| floppy hat | studded crossbody | flats ($25!)| other scarf options here & here

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plaid top | jeans | flats | bag

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blanket scarf ($11) | sweater (have worn this SO many times and only $20) | jeans | mules | sunnies | bag | necklace

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My favorite quick hairstyle for dirty hair! Let me know if you would be interested in a tutorial of this. It’s much easier than you would think!

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I mean come on! Those pigtails!!

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One of my favorite lipglosses

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Remember my favorite burgundy coat from fall last year? Well it’s still available HERE and I found an awesome dupe for it HERE for only $55!!

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candle warmer | candle (last year bath & body works) | mini pumpkin candles | owls | hello fall sign (Target dollar spot find) | Lantern (homegoods)

I posted this pic on instagram but I know I have a few readers that don’t use IG so I’ll share again. 99% of the time when I burn a candle I don’t burn it at all. I use a candle warmer. It plugs into the wall, you place your candle on it and it warms the wax until it melts. It fills your home so much more with the scent than traditional burning! It also makes your candles last much much longer. Like almost indefinitely. I “warmed” this exact candle all last season and it is practically still brand new. It is also much safer than having an open flame around a crazy toddler! The candle warmer can also double as a coffee warmer to keep your coffee, hot chocolate, or tea nice and hot! Which is perfect for the colder temps that will soon be upon us! This is my exact warmer. Let me know if you get one and how you like it!

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Pumpkins!!!

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Obsessed with “reading” on her belly. She finds all sorts of little spots to lay down and read haha

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Last weekend we went apple picking! Someone was much more interested in the tasting part…

Hope everyone is having a great week! Sorry about the lack of posts. It has been kind of slow getting into the groove this week! Working on a few little decor updates in our family room too.

Oh P.S. has anyone tried the new Toasted Graham Latte (TGL) from Starbucks? It’s soo good. I’ve never been super obsessed with the PSL like everyone else and this is right up my alley!

Thanks for stopping by!

Fuchsia

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dress (on sale!) | wedges (on sale!) | clutch | sunnies (similar here & here) | necklace | bracelets here & here | fitbit bracelet 

Oh my goodness, my sincerest apologies for my short hiatus! Life has just gotten super busy! Summer is in full swing and we’ve had our plate full. Our darling niece made her arrival last Thursday. She is absolutely perfect and we are all just so in love! I can’t even believe that the 4th is this weekend! June just flew by. I promise more regular posting and outfit posts coming soon. As well as a giveaway. I have been “blogging” from Instagram when I don’t get a chance to sit down and write a formal blog post so be sure to follow me there!

There are a ton of awesome summer sales going on right now. This dress and my wedges are both on sale! I love the color and fun shift like fit of this dress. Perfectly breezy for a summer day or evening. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is coming up and although summer is still in effect it is getting me excited for some cute fall clothes! Fall is definitely my favorite season for fashion!

I’ll leave you with a photo of my newest adorable niece Margaret Rosemary

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I mean how freakin cute is she?!?

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy Monday and a short work week to all!

Summer?

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Going crazy for our cats she could see through the screen door

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denim (similar)| top (old, super similar options here & here) | cardigan | hat  (new fave)| bag | jeweled sandals | necklace spiky pearl bracelet | fitbit bracelet | watch | ring 

We have been having some horrible weather! It doesn’t feel like summer at all, it actually feels like April. I’m waiting for warmer temps with more sunshine and less rain! I love this hat though, it’s definitely a new favorite. A great neutral color and floppy but not too floppy that it impairs your vision because that drives me nuts. Perfect to toss on during a bad hair day (like mine that I just threw to the side in a braid). Currently loving this mauevy colored cardigan, it’s a chunky knit and a great deal. And on repeat are these new sandals, at less than $23 such a steal. They are so comfy and very well made too!

How big does my baby girl look?! Ahhh, I can’t even believe it! She is starting to stand on her own, but is still too nervous to take a step alone. I feel like once she starts walking she’s officially a big girl so I’m okay waiting a bit longer 🙂

What is everyone doing for Father’s Day? We are doing brunch with my family in the morning and dinner with Kevin’s in the evening. Does anyone have a great go to brunch recipe? I’m thinking of doing my tried and true egg strata recipe of my mom’s, fruit, pioneer woman’s cinnamon rolls, and maybe strawberry shortcake for something sweet. Any other savory suggestions?

I hope everyone is having a good week, almost Friday! Thanks for stopping by!

Midi dress

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midi dress | wedges | bag | sunnies | bracelets here & here | bezels and bytes fitbit bracelet | earrings

I snagged this dress during Nordstrom’s half yearly sale along with a few other cute finds. I love the colors and the shape, it’s so fun and different! Pairing it with neutral cognac accessories keeps the emphasis on the dress. I’m really into light and flowy pieces for summer and as the temps begin to rise that’s exactly what I reach for! I’m hoping many pool days are in my future.

In other news Isla is so close to walking. She can go from sitting to standing on her own and stand for like 5 seconds but then gets nervous and sits back down and crawls away. I know it’s just a matter of time. She is growing and learning so much every single day. Yesterday morning on our run the stroller went over a big bump in the sidewalk and I said “woooahh!!” she mimicked me and said “woah!” it was so cute. She also tries to mimick when we whistle and actually did whistle in one attempt! It’s the little moments like that that make me so so grateful to be a stay at home mom. Wouldn’t trade my job for anything!

Hope everyone has an excellent hump day!

My favorite little model…

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My outfit: dress (old, love this) | kimono (sold out, similar here)| sandals | sunnies  Isla’s outfit: romper (sold out, love this one) | sandals

These are the last of my outfit photos from Florida. We took these before going to dinner one night. I am obsessed with kimonos over everything for summer. Shorts, tees, jeans, dresses, skirts. How cute is my little sidekick & how pretty is my mama? I get more questions and comments on Isla’s sandals than anything I have ever worn! LOL go figure. Everything is cuter in baby form. But seriously grown women want to know where they can buy them in their size, haha. She also has them in hot pink. I actually just had to order the same pair again in white because we lost of them in a furniture store 😦 I love little rompers on her too. Even though she’s growing so fast she still looks like a baby in them so that makes me happy! I just love my little pumpkin so much!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Sorry for no post yesterday I had a Sunday/Monday funday girls weekend in the city!

I’m happy to announce the winner of the Bezels & Bytes giveaway is Ashley L.! Be on the lookout for some more giveaways coming soon! 🙂