Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kynlee Elaine Ronning

Kynlee Elaine Ronning
6lbs 13oz 19inces

Even though we had a planned c-section she had to come on her own time just like the other two a little more than 2 weeks early. I had been having contractions all night. Chris went to sleep and I stayed awake. I decided to take a shower to see if that would help but it didn't help. After about an hour after showering they seemed to have calmed down (not stopped) but calmed enough for me to get a little sleep. The kids woke and I was still having them so we decided to go to the hospital. We packed the kids up and left. 

We got to the hospital and got all checked in... you know the whole nine yards.  My cervix was still shut. but I was contracting a lot. They started me on fluids to see if that would help... but it didn't help. If anything it made them worse. They called my OB who in my opinion was just wasting time until he got done with his patients. They then tried to give me 3 shots to stop my contractions. They did work for about twenty minutes and then the contractions started up again. At this point there was some change in my cervix. 

When my OB finally arrived he was prepared to go ahead with a csection. He didn't want to send my home and keep contracting and something happen with my previous c-section scars.  I was more than prepared to have her. So not to long after than I walked into the O.R. and was being prepared for my c-section. 

Sometime around I think it was 7:23, I remember looking at her as they were checking her out and thinking "she looks just like Caidan." She had dark brown hair. And I was already in love. She was my longest pregnancy and my smallest baby but man oh man did she steal my heart from the second she was born. 

I can't tell you how much I feel in love with her. I love my other two kids so very very much but the bond I have with Kynlee is just very different from the other two. 

Kynlee Elaine Ronning-
I can't wait to see you grow up and see all that God has for you. I hope you know that you have some big shoes to fill with being named after both your great-grandmas. You might never get the chance to meet one of them but know that she would have loved you SO much. And she would have told you how cute you are and given you tons of kisses. One day I will tell you anything you want to know about her. And I am sure daddy will tell you stories about Gammy. 
I have to apoligize now for all the noises that our house brings... but it is our family. Your brother and sister already love you A WHOLE bunch and I am sure that you will learn to love them too! :)

I am beyond blessed that God entrusted daddy and I to raise you. And I am so thankful that we get to be your parents. We love you more than I could ever tell you. 

Your Mom.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Like Father Like Son

This picture is scary because these two are like the same in one, but two very different people. Chris means the world to Caidan and I am not sure daddy could ever do anything wrong. I always let Caidan call him the nights Chris is gone and the minute Chris says "Hey Buddy" Caidan lights up. And it melts my heart. I could never have been blessed with a better person to be the father of our kids.

And well we can't forget this cute little girl.... Sometimes I wonder where she came from. (She told me she was watching Tangled in this picture... not sure if that's true or not... but on another not like her $1 pjs I got! Score for me... or Score for Kloe!)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Giveaway: Purex Complete Crystal Softner

Remember this post? You know the one about the Purex Complete Crystal Softner???? And remember how I said at the end there would be a giveaway soon? Well todays the DAY!!! HURRAY! HURRAY!

I can't even begin to tell you how super doper excited I am to be able to giveaway 3 FREE coupons to 3 lucky winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You read my review here on how totally AWESOME I think this product is. So if you haven't tried Purex Complete Crystal Softner and would like to or have tried it and just want a FREE coupon then enter the giveaway!

Here are 3 ways to enter:

1. Leave any comment

2. Become a Follower of LivingMommyHood. (if you are already a follower leave a comment letting me know!)

3. Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this giveaway!
(and make sure to comment to let me know you did each one!)
Make sure to leave your email somewhere in the comments in case you are a winner and I need to contact you.

The giveaway will end Wednesday night at 9pm! Then I will pick three winners.

*I was not compensated for this giveaway in any way. I was given a product to try with 3 coupons to giveaway from Purex Insiders.

Friday, March 25, 2011

SC Johnson Review


Spring is coming! (not fast enough in my opinion) I am not sure if it is the nice weather or the fact that I am pregnant but when it gets nice out I just want to clean clean clean or I guess it could be the that everyone and their mom have been sick this winter. I got the oppurtuniy to try out some products that I think are GREAT! 

 Scrubbing Bubbles has a couple great products (IMHO). The first is the Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer. It cleans and sparkles whatever you clean. Even though it says "shower" it can be used on showers, sinks, tile, faucets and toilets. The foam makes it nice that when you spray it on the tile on the walls it doesn't slip down the wall. The other Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel is my favorite. I hate hate hate the our toilets (please tell me everyone elses is the same too) always seem to be dirty a couple days after cleaning. With this you can clean the toilet and then "slap" the gel on with the nifty tool it comes in and it smells and stays clean for weeks. 

Dusting??? Do you? I rarely... the only time I seem to is when I am moving furniture. I did get to try out Pledge Lemon scent and I wasn't impressed. Like I said I don't really dust so I think it was more annoying than anything. I did however love the smell. 

Everyone probably doesn't feel the same way about these products as I do. So thank you for taking the time to read my review and opinion.

**I received these products to try and review but I was not compensated to write this. I am a BzzAgent and get the opportunity to try and review products.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Purex Complete Crystal Softener Review

You might want to read all the way through to see what you don't want to miss!

A couple weeks ago I received a sample for the the new Purex Complete Crystal Softner. When I received the sample it came in a little bottle and reminded me of bath salts. And I thought, "this is a softner?" I was skeptical to say the least. But let me tell this product is AMAZING! 

What is it? How is it used? How it works? Why it's different?
         It is 92% natural fabric softner in crystal form. Most traditional softners are oil-based which leave a nice oily feel to your clothes. Because of the crystal form it infuses fibers with long lasting fragrance. It is also added directly to the washer when you put the laundry detergent in so no waiting for the rinse cycle and NO stains on your clothes from spilling liquid fabric softener. It is safe for all laundry, baby clothes, work out clothes, towels and whites. It also comes in three different scents, Fresh Spring Waters TM, Lavender Blossom TM, and Tropical Splash. TM. It ranges in price anywhere from $3.99- $5.99 depending on where you live and is available in most grocery stores, drug stores and mass retailers.

I thought at first this softener was pretty strong out of the bottle but after washing and drying the clothes the scent does fade somewhat so it isn't as strong. You also add more than I thought was enough. I kept pouring till it was done and I was AMAZED at the amount (in a good way). My FAVORITE thing about this softener was the way it left my clothes feeling. I did not know that most fabric softeners were oil based. And after washing and drying the clothes I felt the difference. The clothes I washed in the Purex Complete Crystal softener were so soft and OH MY GOODNESS the towels were even softer. I don't like hard scratchy towels... I mean who really wants to dry off with something that feels like sandpaper? But this was not sand paper it felt like a babie bottom. Then I folded some clothes that hadn't been washed in it and I could feel that oily feel they were talking about. I was SOLD! S-O-L-D! (okay I was sold when my towels felt like a babies bottom!) Seriously everyone should try this.

Stay tuned for a giveaway coming soon on this very product!!! You will not want to miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baby #3

A couple weeks ago we had our 20 week ultra sound. YEA! I love these ultra sounds because you get to see so much more of the baby... and you get to find out the sex. We weren't sure if we really wanted to find out or not but before going in we decided we would find out. I kind of had a feeling what it was and because of the names we had picked out I really wanted it to be one over the other, even though I wanted the other sex too. Honestly I didn't care. I have a girl and a boy and I would have been just as happy with either.

Everyone I would like for you to meet..........
 Kynlee Elaine Ronning

I am more than thrilled to have another girl. I love my sister to death, they are my best friends and I can't wait for Kloe and Kynlee to always have each other. And I know that Caidan loves Kloe so much that he will love Kynlee just as much too! But I am sure he will always call her Kinzie. I don't know why but ever since we told him the name he calls her Kinzie... I guess that will just be her nickname. 

Her name is very special to me. In 2009 my grandma (Mimi) passed away from ovarian cancer. She loved her grand kids like crazy and after we had Caidan (he was the first great grandchild) she was in heaven! And then came Kloe. Although she got sick before Kloe was born she was beyond excited when we had Kloe. So I knew that if we ever had another girl I wanted her to be named after my Mimi. Not because she passed away but my Mimi was a generous and loving and kind person. She was always cheerful and her love for everyone was amazing. Her heart and passion were strong. My Mimi's name was Sandra Lee... but I didn't really want to name her Sandra and since Sandra doesn't really fit as a middle name we decided to use her middle name and added Lee to it. Elaine also comes from Chris's grandma's middle name. She is still with is today and pray that she is for many years to come. But she is a very strong and independent woman. I have only known her for a few years but what I know of her I am so glad to have named my child after her. Kynlee has a lot to live up to with being named after two incredible woman but I am pretty sure that she will. 

I can't wait to meet her. Counting down the days! 


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