So there is only FOUR more days left of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! I really hate to admit it…but I seriously placed another order!! Haha. I know crazy, but you honestly can’t beat these prices + I like to stock up on items for my little people when they are SALE!! Here are some of my kids + baby favorites and a bunch that I bought. Things are going fast so really don’t wait. I had a few items sell out on me as I was checking out. Hope you all enjoy + I hope your having a fabulous Thursday…tomorrow is the weekend!!!
So it’s almost been four weeks (tomorrow) since our miracle baby come into this world. I never knew we could feel so complete and beyond happy as we did in that moment! This birth seriously threw me for a loop and was so different in every aspect (well so was my pregnancy) then any of my other three deliveries. I have debated sharing my birth experience as I know everyones is different + what was long and scary for me might be nothing or a breeze to other people. So with that being said, I ask that you be respectful of our situation + feelings.
So this pregnancy was different from the very beginning…having three miscarriages before our doctor did not take this pregnancy lightly and we started having ultra sounds the minute we found out we were pregnant. This pregnancy starting out as two babes (twins) and losing one very early off, to my pelvic bone separating + having to wear a grandma brace, to measuring two weeks ahead almost my entire pregnancy. Let’s just say it was very different from my super easy, laid back other three pregnancies. So why in the world did I think my labor and delivery would be the same as my others. Haha. Looking back I should have known.
My deliveries are crazy fast. I didn’t end up getting an epidural with Hudson (my 2nd) because of it, and with Hayden (my 3rd) my doctor started me a week early nervous I would deliver in the car on the way to the hospital. With my 3rd delivery they started me and within less then 4 hours and not even one push she was here and it was all over in two seconds. I bawled because it was too fast. (I know sad) haha. So being induced this time I had in my head that we were going to have this baby here and done within 4 hours!! It was going to be a super simple, easy, boring delivery just like all the others. Boy, was I wrong.
July 2nd 2015…I was starting to have mild contractions as we drove to the hospital. Here we were two weeks early and beyond excited to meet this little boy or girl. The doctors had said the baby would be close to 8 lbs and if we waited it would be around 10 lbs two weeks later + with me not being able to walk and my pelvic bone separating more everyday they recommended we go for it. Which we did.
We got our room and the nurses started checking me…I was a two and my cervex was still really thick, but I was having good contractions. The nurse gave me a pill to help thin my cervex and said we had to wait four hours before they would start pitocin. What?! I was suppose to have this baby within four hours. (little did I know) Four hours later, a three. With my husband being an Anesthesia Resident I wanted my epidural asap to get things going. (in past deliveries once I get the epidural I go from a 4-10 in 20 mins) Epidural in and pitocin started. Okay we thought here we go…baby will be here soon. Four hours later they checked me again and I was only a four. What the crap?! By this time its 4pm. My kids, friends and family have all called a million times + between my mom, sister, husband and best friend we had only recieved nearly 100 text messages. I was over it…not responding till baby comes. haha. Six pm the nurse checked me again and she was dying with my past record how long this delivery is taking. She was so sweet and kept telling me, “any hour now, it’s going to go fast!” They broke my water and nothing came out. That’s when my mom knew something was wrong. In my head I kept wondering why my body was not doing what it was meant to do or what it normally does? I was so confused and upset.
Eight pm baby’s heartrate starts going down and they can’t get it regulated. Finally the doctor checks me again and decides she’s going to “help” me a bit and try and to release more water by trying to move the baby with her hand inside me. (sorry this might start to be to much info) They figure out that the baby is faced the wrong way and his little ear is at the opening. The next word that comes out of her mouth is c-section…that’s when I lost it. When the true fear of something could happen to this baby finally set in and felt so real. I wasn’t upset about the c-section, but I was super nervous about it. After about 5 minutes of excruciating pain (by then my epidural had wore off and I was feeling everything) the doctor was able to physically move the baby herself and then the water came a flowing! Five minutes later I was a five, then a six and in within 20 minutes I was ten!! All within that 20 minutes pure chaos was going on. I honestly can’t remember it all because it was so crazy. The baby’s heart rate went down extremely after I had lost all my water. With every contraction they would lose the heart rate completely. As the doctors were coming up with every scenario possible I was getting more and more confused by all the medical terms + it scared me. When Joe walked out of the room to compose himself and converse with some doctors he completely trusted about what scenario we should take, I knew things had gotten really serious. Pretty soon they were pumping water back into me to help the baby’s heart rate and talking about screwing monitors into the baby’s head. All I could do was try and keep it all together. There were wires coming out of me everywhere (and I mean down there)…it was nuts. There were monitors and tubes and then all of a sudden I started to feel a ton a pressure. I let the doctors know…five minutes later baby BOY was here. Then it was quiet + no crying, (those seconds felt like an hour + I was dying inside with fear) the cord was wrapped around his neck twice and his shoulder once. The Resident that delivered me was absolutely amazing and had the cord off in two seconds. Finally, at 11:28 pm he was here safe and sound and FINALLY after two years of we were holding our much waited for baby boy!! I have never felt so grateful or relieved in my life. We truly had been so blessed!
Also, I can’t thank my dear friend Corissa (Corissa Ann Photography) enough for capturing these amazing pictures. I will truly cherish these forever!
So I might have placed at least 3 separate orders from Nordstrom because of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Ahh, don’t tell the husband. j/k. So here are my second round of picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. There is just so much good stuff this time around and the prices are just fabulous!! Hope your able to snatch up a few of your favorite items as things are going fast. Happy Wednesday friends!
So I didn’t have enough time before baby Houston arrived to blog my last two maternity looks. Better late then never right? This dress from Sonnet James is NON maternity and by far a hands down awesome dress!! I have wore it a few times in the last couple weeks as it isn’t too tight around my belly and I feel like it helps hide what I’m not so confident about right now. 😉 This dress is currently sold out but I am linking a bunch of similar loose styles that I love + have already!! And can we talk about this awesome Lilic Hat?! I about died when I found it…plus if you know me you know I absolutely love hats you can check out of bunch of my favorite hats here!! Hope you enjoy and hope your having a fabulous Monday!!
SHOP SOME OF MY FAVORITE LOOSE DRESSES BELOW (click on image)
So it’s that time of year again…the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here!! Since I just had baby Houston there is no way I will be school shopping this year with all four little people in tow. Thank goodness for online shopping! Here is my FIRST round of favorite picks for women!! I hope you find some goodies for yourself + don’t wait because a few of my favorites have already sold out!! Enjoy!!
So after yesterday’s Instagram post of our annual family #wrightssunday picture I had a ton of you ask me where I got my sweat pants/pajama pants and shirt from. I was seriously so flattered by all your sweet comments and knew I had to let you all in on my little secret weapon. (the one that holds in my postpartum belly) haha.
SWEAT PANTS :These “must have” sweat pants were given to me by my sweet friend the day after I had Houston + I have not taken them off since and am headed to Target TONIGHT to buy a second pair! I serioulsy love these and the way they fit!! Trust me you’ll love them as well!
SHIRTS : My shirt is from here…but I am also linking the other two lose shirts I own at the moment. This white one and this black one!! I honestly have been living in these three shirts and my sweatpants for the past 10 days.
SPANX + YUMMY TUMMY + BELLY BANDIT : The seceret weapon. Haha are these Spanx and/or Yummy Tummy Compresion underwear. I also own a few other cheaper compression underwear that I wear to bed and at night. I also bought this Belly Bandit right before baby came and I swear this thing makes all the difference!! I have both my spanx + the belly bandit on in our Sunday picutre above. I can only wear the belly bandit for a few hours before I’m over it…but I do know it has made a huge difference in my postpartum belly going down faster.
Well I hope that helps answer a few of your questions. I linked a bunch of similar items below that you might love as well! And don’t forget about the NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE going on right now!! I will try and get my favorites + the items I’m snagging from the sale up on the blog tomorrow!! PS…my sweats and one of the shirts are BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF!! So run!!
My sweet friend Malea Ellett took these fabulous maternity pictures for me. She was on vacation and was beyond sweet to stop by and snap some photo’s of my last pregnancy. I am just overwhelmed with the kindness of others and feeling just so blessed to be able to have these treasures forever. After all we have been through this last year and half these images mean so much more to me now then ever! I hope everyone has a great Friday + an amazing 4th of July with your family and friends!!
SWADDLE BLANKETS : I have always swaddled my babies the first chance I get! I love these blankets because they are huge, lightweight and my babies stay swaddled in them.
BINKI’S : the Nuk brand have always been the kind of binki’s / pacifiers that stay best in my babies mouths.
WHITE OUTFIT : of course this time we are to stay very neutral with everything since we didn’t find out the sex of the baby…so I thought this white little outfit would be perfect for either he or she.
ONESIES : they say that babies need just one extra layer. Carter’s brand our my absolutely favorite…and trust me I have tried every kind of onesies. These are super skinny and long which most babies are.
BAG : I love this bright color and the space + pocket organization inside are amazing!
MOCCS: ummm self explanatory! How could I not get these?
SPANX : (or a cheaper brand here) I put these on as soon as I can walk! My hips have always gone back to the same size or smaller and I know it’s because I have always wore compression underwear of some sort…seriously life changing!
UPDATE!!! I totally swear by the Belly Bandit (cheaper one here)!! Honestly this thing got me back to my pre pregnancy size faster and totally made my hips go back down!!
BAG : I have owned my Birdling Bag for over a year and love it!! I actually have two and can pack me and my three kids in one bag for the weekend! So worth it!
DRESS : I have a dress similar to this one to wear the day we come home from the hospital. I (and I’m hoping some other women) look at least 4-5 months pregnant after baby, so I always want something really loose to wear home + if if feels like a nightgown I am game!
ROBE : I like to always have one a the hospital. It is just easy to nurse in and you can cover up in a second for last minute guests. Plus who really wants to get dressed? Haha.
NURSING PADS : Okay…I found these amazing Lily Padz with my second child and I will NEVER go back to normal nursing pads!! These are amazing and will stick to your skin + you don’t have to wear a bra at night!! Which to me is the best thing ever.
So I am going into the hospital tomorrow morning for our induction!! I can not believe the day is almost here. I thought since my hospital bags are finally packed and I am ready to go I would share some of my favorite + must have items I have come to need through out the years with my 4 babies. I hope you love them as much as I do….and tell any of your baby having friends. Thanks so much for all your love and support through this crazy + wild journey. Wish us luck tomorrow!! Love you all!
Happy Monday friends!! I hope you all had a great + relaxing weekend with your family and friends. This week is baby week + we have been running around like crazy trying to get everything ready! Only 3 more days!!
So, if you have been around here awhile you know by now that one of my pregnancy/maternity style staples are dresses. They are just the most comfortable and easy thing to throw on. This dress is by far one of the best maternity dresses ever! The fabric + stretch is amazing. The length, thickness, cut, sleeve length etc it’s all right on! (ps. I am not being paid to say or write this…these are all my own opinions!) And I could go on and on about this style of this dress. Can we talk about these new chunky heels I got awhile ago?! I usually don’t love the chunky heel but after seeing these on my sister I had to snag a pair + I am all about comfort and being able to keep up with my little people and I totally can in these shoes. Hope you enjoy these fun finds!
So how is it the weekend already?! These last few weeks have just flown by for me and my family!! So if you follow my on Instagram you’ll already know I caved and bought my favorite non-maternity body-con dress in purple! I couldn’t resist…Haha. This dress is seriously so comfortable + I love the bright color for summer. And since I can wear it after baby…I didn’t feel so bad PLUS its only $48 and you can not beat that!! Also, these coral wedges have been a staple for me and will continue through out the entire summer. They are the perfect height and don’t hurt my feet by the end of the day!!
AND…did I tell you that baby is for sure coming next THURSDAY, July 2nd?!! I can’t believe it’s almost here! Honestly, it still doesn’t seem real…like we are going to be blessed with another baby soon. I will be having a scheduled induction because baby is measuring 2 weeks bigger + with some of the other problems we have had this pregnancy my doctor just feels like this is the best thing for us. Well, I hope you all have a great Friday + a fabulous weekend!!