Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Today I went to a group called MOMS it's like MOPS, but not the same. You don't have to sign up to join, it's just a group of ladies meeting at a huge church and it's set up a lot like mops. I enjoyed it very much, but I do have to admit I felt more welcomed by the MOPS group I joined 2 weeks ago. I will keeping trying both out to see how they are. Both groups were talking about eating healthy. Which makes me laugh, because most people don't even know what truly eating healthy means. I was a little bit frustrated listening in on the speakers, but at least they each gave some valuable info that hopefully people will take to heart. One can't go wrong eating more fruits and veggies. I think where they do go wrong is thinking about eating low fat and non-fat...not good. Controlled fat is good. Butter, coconut oil, red palm oil, olive oil, and flax seed oil are good; everything else, not good. Each oil and fat should be used in a different way. Butter is great to heat up, olive oil is great is keep cold or room temp. Flax seed must be kept cold or room temp. Coconut oil is great to bake with. Red palm oil to great to saute with. Anyway, there is so much to learn about eating right and one of my favorite cook books that teaches what I believe and that is a good guideline is: Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. SO, yeah, that's my little spiel for the day! bye!
Posted by Mariah at 1:37 PM
Well, # 3 child came a little over 2 1/2 years after Ham was born. It was a girl this time. She was so tiny and so beautiful. She was born 1 month premature because she wasn't growing in the womb at a good rate. The doctors were right in their concern because her placenta was actually the size of a CD instead of a dinner plate. It was turning white, meaning it was dying and calcifying. I think that it's amazing that she is here with us today. I'm so thankful I didn't push to be full term to deliver, because she would have died probably one more week in my womb. Her fetal movement wasn't very active like the other 2 were toward the end. SO, she was 4 lbs 14.5 oz. She was so tiny, she fit lengthwise into preemie clothes, but width wise not at all. She was like skin and bones, hardly any fat. I could carry her with one hand like a little football and she felt the same weight as one. We named her "Busy". I LOVE having a girl, it is such a joy to my life!!!! I mean that with everything in me. :)
Posted by Mariah at 1:28 PM
19 1/2 months after I had Scholar, I gave birth to "Ham". When Ham was born, I hemorrhaged and had to go through 1 and 1/2 hours of torture to get myself back a good recovering state. Ham was so cute and finally after they were done giving me shots and cleaning out my uterus and all that, I was able to hold him...it seemed about 4 hours after birth. I started to notice him turning blue. I called in the nurse and she quickly undressed him and started slapping his butt and back to make him cry, but he was still blue. She took him to the nursery and Genius went with him; he always stayed by his side! It was a very trying time, because no one knew why Ham wasn't breathing well, x-rays came back normal, everything seemed fine. For 3-4 days I couldn't hold him or be with him, he was in the nursery and I was in a room waiting to see when we could bring him home. By God's grace Ham just started breathing normal on his own again and we went home. What I believe happened was some amniotic fluid got stuck in his lungs and he had a hard time getting it out. My labor with him was a breeze (very mild) and I think he didn't get squeezed enough by the contractions. For 4 months after he was born he would wake up in the night and choke and have trouble breathing. I had a nose sucker nearby all the time. I'd have to suck from his throat first and then his nose to clear him up. It was so sad, but he made it through. I'm so thankful God gave us the gift of "Ham", what a little sweetheart he is. :)
Posted by Mariah at 1:15 PM