Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Instagram Roundup and Life Lately...

Dress: Hinge (wearing xs) also love this and this, Shoe: similar here and here, Bag: Celine

Bathing Suit top here ($32) bottom: here ($28) also love thisthis and this, Hat: Target love this

Robe: Honeydew also love this and this

T-Shirt: similar here and here, Cardigan: similar here, Jeans: Ag, Boots: vince camuto love these

Pajama set: Betsy Johnson (ocme in 4 colors size up) also love these

Dress: One by Pink Stitch (comes in 17 colors) also love this and this, Shoes: Rebecca Minkoff also love these and these, Stroller: Bugaboo Chameleon 3, Car seat:  Nuna Pipa

Pajamas: Top: Cozy Zoe (wearing a medium) Bottoms: Cozy Zoe (wearing medium) also love thisthis and these

Top: Free People (wearing a small) also love this and this, Jeans: Ag via a pea in the pod similar here and here

Pajamas: Splendid also love these


I know it has been so long since I have done a blog post! So today I wanted to share a few of my most recent Instagram pictures since I can't actually take any blog photos. So here are the links to everything that I have been posting on Instagram lately, mostly pajamas!

I also just wanted to share a little bit about what life has been like since I got put on bed rest, why I got put on bed rest and what the next few months look like. I realized yesterday I haven't really shared much about it other then a post on Instagram. 

I got put on complete bed rest over two weeks ago. I started having some spotting on a Friday night. We called the Dr. they said if it keeps happening to come to the hospital. So Saturday morning I went in. They did an ultra sound which revealed that I have complete Placenta previa. I was told at 20 weeks I had Marginal previa but apparently It had changed. So they sent me home on complete bed rest. 

Now we have just been in this annoying waiting stage. We are waiting to get another ultra sound to see if there has been any movement away from my cervix. Thankfully I have not had any spotting or bleeding since then. So we have a little less then 2 weeks now until the ultra sound. If there isn't any movement then that means I will have to remain on complete bed rest until the end of my pregnancy and depending on what is going on (if I have been bleeding and the health of the baby) he will most likely be born 3 or 4 weeks early. But if it does move then I could hopefully go back to doing some of my normal daily things. So we are just waiting and praying that it moves. 

This has really been the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Andi is 14 months old and I am not able to pick her up at all and I am really not able to do much with her. I actually haven't left my house since being put on bed rest. They told me they don't want me going on unnecessary car rides. So It has been so difficult. We are so lucky that my mom has been able to come from North Carolina to stay with us since this has happened. She basically does everything for us! And Andi loves her so much. Matt works full time so I honestly don't know what we would be doing without my mom. 

I have spent a lot of time being scared. I have read a lot on the internet about placenta previa and it really scares me to death. I have stopped reading because it really doesn't help me. It helps to hear positive stories but google always seems to have the worst case scenarios. I have done my fair share of crying. Pretty much at some point everyday. I am trying my hardest to stay positive and just have faith that everything will be ok. But somedays are harder then others. 

Before this happened I literally did pretty much everything for Andi. Obviously I am a stay at home mom and she is everything to me. So this has really rocked my world. It is so hard for me to just lay in bed and know that there are so many things I am missing out on. There are so many things that I wish i was doing with her. Even just the little things like putting her in her crib, giving her a bath or just picking her up when she falls down and hurts herself. It breaks my heart!

Like I said I am trying to be positive and think about all of the good in my life but it gets hard at times. Andi is healthy and happy and I know she isn't going to remember this time so that keeps me going. But everyday is a challenge for me. Matt has been amazing through all of this. He works full time and does so many of the things that I normally would be doing. My mom went home this past weekend and Matt did everything by himself all weekend. 

I know I am doing what I have to do for me and my baby. And this is totally out of my control. So I am just trying to find the good in the situation and have faith that it will all be ok. But I have never wanted something to be over so badly in my life. I just want our baby to be here and us both to be healthy and just move on with our lives. 

Thank you all so much for all of the prayers and messages. We could use all the prayers we can get! Your support means so much. 













42 comments:

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know how hard it is to deal with something like this especially when it is out of your control. Im a type A control freak;) I had something happen with my first delivery that was out of my control and it was the hardest time of my life and I was scared and thought I would never make it through it. Trust me you will look back months from now and realize it was just a bump in the road and it wasn't really that bad afterall. It could always be worse is what my OB told me. I couldn't see that at the time, but looking back it is sooooo true! Hang in there momma. Love your blog and snaps. Andi is so adorable. xoxo

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  2. Oh sweetie... I feel sorry for you and having to go through all of these things at the same time, the complications, the bed rest, not being able to be 100% with Andy how you want to... I'm sure that all of this will be forgotten as soon as the baby arrives and you can just enjoy that little bundle of joy all together. Wishing you all of the happiness and good luck!

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  3. Oh my goodness. I am so sorry to hear all of this. I know it must be incredibly difficult to stay that still and my prayers are with you and your family.

    xo,
    Sara Kate

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  4. Thinking of you through this time!

    I was pregnant the same time you were the first time around, our daughters were born a month apart. I constantly read your blog and looked at your instagram because I felt like we were going through every stage at the same time. It was nice seeing someone on the same journey as me. I was put on bed rest at 30 weeks and it drove me insane, but I didn't have a toddler to run around after as well so feel for you massively.

    I have had friends who suffered from the same thing as yourself and went on to have perfect pregnancies towards the end, so something good will come from it but for now you just have to ride the storm whilst it lasts.
    Don't blame yourself for not being able to play with your daughter, you just have to remind yourself that you are a wonderful mum, she wont remember this and she will always know you love her and will be there for her.

    I pray and wish you all the best xxx


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  5. My prayers are with you, your baby and your family. You have to find a way to stay happy, maybe make photo books of your family, just keep trying to be happy, I believe it makes a huge difference in the health of the baby and yourself. I can't even imagine your pain, so I pray God will help you every step of the way! xoxo

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  6. My heart goes out to you! I'm so sorry for what your going through and my prayers are with you! Thank god for our mamas to help us out!

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  7. I've been keeping you in our prayers since I saw your Instagram post! (My daughter, Adeline is just a bit older than your little girl). Andi and your wee one to be are so lucky to have such a tough and caring Mama! We'll keep you in our thoughts for your up coming tests! Just wanted to let you know we are thinking and praying for you! I'm sure every comment helps!!

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  8. My thoughts and prayers during this time. It will be ok, you both will be ok. :)
    My last pregnancy was not a easy one too and now my baby is 11 months, time flies and it will be all good for you and your family. It's awesome you have your mom with you helping in these times it's so important to have the support of our love ones. Hope everything will be good, keep us posted.
    btw you look amazing and so freaking cute.
    Take care and stay strong!
    Hugs from Toronto
    claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

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  9. You're in my prayers! Trust that everything will be ok and I'm sure everything will be just fine <3 also, I love your cute PJs :)

    Kim

    http://bit.ly/1o6KQZq .. Top spring skirts!

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  10. Thinking of you and your family. I am pregnant with my first and it is scary to think about any complication in pregnancy. For now the sacrifice you are making is helping to keep your baby safe which is the most important thing. Have you thought about learning a new skill while bed resting to occupy your mind? I have recently learning to knit and there are great tutorials and free patterns online (www.purlsoho.com) is one. It might help you take your mind off of things and make something for Andi or the baby.

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  11. I was put on full bedrest at 17 weeks for Placenta Previa. I was finally granted reprieve from bedrest at 35 weeks and ended up having my son a few days later and he was born over 6 pounds and perfectly healthy.

    There are SO many scary things on the internet, but I just practiced trying my hardest to remain calm and thinking positive thoughts. When I went in to deliver him I again focused on those things and being happy that my son's vitals were solid. BUT the best thing I did and heard from my doctor friends was being flexible. Not being hung up that the birth didn't go how I wanted (after 40 hours of labor I went in for an emergency csection) was the best thing for me. Just focus that this is a short time in your lives and once your baby is here then you can be completely active in your daughter's daily activities again. I cried and was scared too, but when those time hit I would call friends and family. They helped cheer me up and would distract me with what was going on in their lives, so maybe you can do that too. Sending big hugs and lots of emotional strength your way! You can do this!!

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  12. Awww I am soooo sorry about this prayers to you and your family.

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  13. Saying a special prayer of peace, contentment, and love over you and your family! I know it's hard but it sounds like you appreciate the many blessings surrounding you to get you through this difficult time. I hope that you get to have some mobility back in a couple of weeks!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  14. Jade, first, i'm sorry you have had to go through this. Truly. But what i love hearing is your love for your babies, it's a testament to them that their mother will do absolutely anything to keep them safe and loved. Your a smart cookie, it's all mental, you can do this. Andi will say when she is older my mom was strong when she brought my brother in the world. I just pray that the days fly fast - i like what one of the ladies above said too, this could be an opportunity to learn something on the internet. Like make a schedule for yourself. 9:00-11:00 watch turotital on knitting or learning a language, 1:00-2:00, plan the nursery, their outfits for upcoming holidays. You could start sending birthday cards and anniversary cards to all of your friends, so you could get a calendar out for the year, jot down all of their info and then everyday do one month of cards at a time. Helping others will make you feel good and will help transfer that energy. Praying for you as i have been and hope you find strength everyday to get through it, I know you will, because like you love your children, you are also loved just as much. ;) xo Tiffany @blush_bashful on IG

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  15. Completely understand your feelings as I was put on bed rest at 20 weeks. Just know that in the grand scheme of your life, this is a small portion of it. Though some days will definitely be harder than others, you will be surprised when the big day (I.e. Your baby's birth day) comes and you feel like it was just yesterday you were put on bed rest. Enjoy bed time snuggle sessions with your daughter and hubby. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way for both you and baby.

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  16. Praying for you during this difficult time! Stay strong, positive, and beautiful! I know it's easier said than done but God has a plan for you and the baby and I pray that He comforts you.

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  17. I will continue to pray for you and for your sweet baby boy. I am 32 weeks pregnant with my second right now (a boy) and I also have a little girl that is just over 2. I couldn't imagine not being able to move around and take care of her, so my heart completely goes out to you. I know that the Lord will bless you with the strength to get through this though and I think you are doing a wonderful job of staying positive during such a hard time.

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  18. Hi! Try and think of your bed rest as a special bonding time for you and your boy while you still have him all to yourself. When I was on bedrest it was hard and my mom was there for me every day. She has since passed unexpectedly and way too soon. I feel so grateful and blessed that I had some extra time with her while I was on bed rest. Time I would not have had, had I been ok. Believe me I know how hard it is to stay positive and of course you are going to cry, its not what you expect pregnancy to be like. Just try every day to find a new experience, a special talk with your mom, or and, or your baby, or even call a friend you haven't spoken to in awhile. Also, it helps to get hooked on soap operas!!!! Thats what I did. It really passes time! I hope I helped a little during this difficult but still wonderful time in your life.

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  19. We'll definitely be praying for you & your baby! Take care of yourself!
    Kari
    www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  20. your baby bump is darling. you have great pregnancy style

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  21. Good luck with the everything! Lots of prayers and well wishes coming your way!!

    Lauren xo | The Right to Remain Fabulous

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  22. Oh my, that sounds like me 33 years ago! On Christmas Eve, while getting a manicure, I felt something. I went home and indeed, I was bleeding. I was about 5 months along. I was immediately put on bed rest. Had an ultrasound, and was told I had placenta previa. After two weeks of bed rest, they said I could carefully go about my days, as the baby had moved up from the low position it was in. Anyway, I did have her three weeks early. She was completely healthy and beautiful, and now has two beautiful children of her own. Hang in there, and I hope this positive story helps you. Blessings to you and your family

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  23. Good luck with everything! I'm sure it will all be okay at the end.

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  24. I was on strict bed rest for 11.5 weeks with my first child due to preeclampsia. I had a csection at 37w5d and she was born completely healthy. (bed rest was the hardest thing I've ever done too...but there's a light at the end of the tunnel, I promsie) :)

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  25. Although I don't have any experience, I do know that your the best mama out there and that with the support of your amazing friends & family, you'll get through it! Sending good vibes {and prayers} your way!

    xx,
    Grace
    A Southern Drawl

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  26. Praying for you. My son is 15 months old and I have no idea how I could be on bed rest and take care of him. It will pass and you will have two healthy, happy babies, and this time will be a brief memory.

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  27. I'm really sorry to hear about your struggles. I'm currently 26 weeks pregnant with my first (an IVF baby). I know it's got to be extremely frustrating that you have trouble getting pregnant the first time, and are having trouble with the pregnancy the 2nd time. Some women have it so easy...

    Anyways, one of my close friends was pregnant with IVF twin boys, and she had DOUBLE Placenta previa (which apparently is really rare???). She was hospitalized, I believe around 28 weeks, and on full blown hospital bedrest (she kept bleeding, so every other day she was beign admitted to the hospital and finally they kept her). She delivered both boys via c-section at 32 weeks. The boys spent a little bit of time in the NICU, but not NEARLY as long as one would expect (2 weeks max), and they had very minimal issues. They are 6 months old now and have no problems! They are perfectly healthy little baby boys.

    I know it's got to be so scary, but medicine/hospitals/doctors are FABULOUS these days. Even if your baby boy has to be delivered early, there's so much more that a NICU can do than they could even do a few years ago.

    Best of luck to you in the next few weeks/months!

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  28. Praying for you Jade!
    xo, Shell
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  29. I've had that maxi dress from One by Pink Stitch in my wishlist. I need to get it - looks so gorgeous on you!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  30. Loving your pregnancy fashion :) I need to get myself some comfy and cute PJ's like the ones you have too! I'm currently 31 weeks ahh

    xo Raina
    www.themamaqueen.com

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  32. Just loving your bump style :)
    Thank you for sharing so honestly about your pregnancy, prayers for you and your babe!

    Xo,
    Amanda
    Misslulupearlblog.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh Jade you are so sweet and I cannot imagine going thru so much - hang in there- I have two little ones also a boy and a girl and all I can tell you is that as soon as you hold your son in your arms you will forget about these tough times you are going thru now. Praying that you remain strong and positive. You always shine in your photos - giving you a virtual hug.

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  34. Looking just as gorgeous as ever- So sorry to hear you can't pick Andi up. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you. But you're on the home stretch now! xx Lauren

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  35. I was looking for your story since I read it on your insta that you will be telling us why you were on bed-rest right now. I am going to be 18 weeks tomorrow. I have never heard of the placenta previa. But it's good to be informed for people who are newly mothers or 2nd time mothers just like me and you. My son is 2 and a half....and I may not have any type of condition, I had spotting issues in the first trimester and turns out there was some sort of polyp and my Dr. managed to take it out which is great. I was actually told to take a week off of work to get some rest and I am told not to pick up heavy things, which is the usual. But I can imagine not being able to pick up Andi and wanting to do things with her. I have just a hard time picking up my son right now...just puts a lot of pressure on my belly.

    But you are almost there..hang in there! We are all here for you :)

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  36. I've never written a comment but wanted to share my positive story....I was diagnosed with a complete Previa at my 12 week ultrasound. I of course turned to google....bad choice!! There are such scary stories out there. By 20 weeks I still had a complete Previa and was told the chances of my placenta moving for a vaginal birth were slim. I was given all kinds of restrictions but not bed rest. Just told to take it easy and no lifting. Did I mention I had a 2 yr old at home and we were moving? So I mostly followed the rules but had to break them to lift my daughter in and out of her crib etc as my husband wasn't always home. At 32 weeks they hospitalized me due to being at higher risk for bleeding, this was by far the hardest part....leaving my toddler. While in hospital I had 2 bleeds....35 and 36 weeks. Baby was born on the planned Caesarian date at 37 weeks, perfectly healthy and no complications. As hard and stressful as the pregnancy was (6 weeks in hospital really sucked!) my toddler only remembers the fun like stickers and playdoh in bed. I knew after my first night with bleeding why it was best I was in hospital. In the end my son (now3) and I were healthy. Hang in there. Just wanted to share my story because although it was an emotional roller coaster with some stressful moments it really wasn't as bad as I had read about online. I realize this is just my experience but I think people are mostly compelled to share the bad stories online....at least that was what I found. Take care!

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  37. Really love your floral dress and scallop bikini out of the looks, Jade. I mean they're all lovely, but those two are my favourites <3 I know it's been a while since you wrote this post, but I've also been following along on Snapchat with your story and I hope you're doing okay? How is the hospital treating you? I'm glad you got moved into your 'hotel' style room, hopefully it will make you feel a bit more comfortable (well, as best as it can)!

    Wishing you well and hoping you and little man are doing well!

    Grace xo
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  38. Hiện nay, nhu cầu mua hàng Nhật của người Việt tăng cao. Fado xin hướng dẫn cách mua hàng trên amazon nhật sẽ giúp bạn đọc có thể mua hàng nhật một cách dễ dàng. Ngoài ra chúng tôi còn nhận vận chuyển hàng từ nhật về việt nam với chi phí thấp nhất trên thị trường vận chuyển hiện nay, với uy tín nhiều năm trên lĩnh vực vận chuyện, chắc chắn sẽ đem lại nhiều sự lại lòng cho quý khách hàng. Và câu hỏi được nhiều người đặt ra hiện nay là gửi hàng từ nhật về việt nam mất bao lâu. Với dịch vụ chuyển hàng của chúng tôi ,chỉ sao vài ngày là hàng đã về tới Việt Nam, rất nhanh chóng phải không các bạn.
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