Monday, May 2, 2011

Trey visits Bryce

From Trey visits Bryce

It was a beautiful day. Smiles are seen in the pictures but there were tears too. It is a mix of emotions to visit Bryce's grave with Trey. I had to keep reminding myself that we would not have Trey if it were not for Bryce. All of our children are miracles, but I am still saddened by Bryce's fate. I do love and celebrate my current family, hopefully that is obvious other recent photos.

From Trey visits Bryce

From Trey visits Bryce

We will travel to Texas May 14- May31 to introduce Trey to family and attend our cousin Asa's wedding. We are looking forward to this trip, but we wanted to make sure to pay our respect to Bryce too. It will be 2 years on May 15. Our lives have changed not only in the past 2 years, but really in the past 4 years. Motherhood has made me the happiest I have ever been, including the saddest, but I will ride the roller coaster just so I can truly enjoy the happiness.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Gray hair!!!

I just plucked 9 gray hairs... out of my eyebrows. Seriously!

It has been a few since our last posts, my goal this week is to catch up with the blogs. Stay tuned.


Friday, April 1, 2011


From Mama Z and Trey Lloyd Zeiner

Yippi! Back down to a size 8! Pre-Trey size jeans fits again. Proud of this one, Trey is 4 weeks and 1 day old. Next step exercise and get down to Pre-Zane size (size 6). Probably do not have a chance to get back down to pre-wedding size (size 4), but cheers to a hopeful goal!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Love this time! Even with the trouble...

For those of you who breastfeed, God bless you. It is not as easy as it seems, and even the second time around I have had a few issues, although it was easier to fix this time. Needless to say, we are in the thick of things, I happen to love this photograph. Proud Mama Z, pep talk to myself "Hang in there!"
From Mama Z Pregnant with Trey

Friday, March 18, 2011

Birth of Trey!

Life is great! I honestly feel wonderful both mentally and physically, recovery is going better than expected and I am enjoying every second with both of my boys! I thought I would take a moment to tell the story about Trey's birth, because nothing is ever as easy as it seems even when there is a wonderful outcome in the end. =)

From Trey's Hospital Portraits

The scheduled c-section and surgery went as expected, with no complications. It was my immediate recovery that went a little haywire. Here is the story...

You might recall that when I delivered Zane, my temperature dropped in recovery to 95.4F (normal is 98.7)... a three degree drop in temperature is HUGE and it took 2 hours for my temperature to go back up to normal levels (greater than 97F). At the time the anesthesiologist stated that sometimes a body's cerebellum reacts with the spinal tap, and shuts down temperature control. So knowing my past, this was a major topic during Trey's arrival. The doctors proactively placed a warm blanket on me prior to the surgery and after one hour post-op, I was sweating! Since I had maintained a 98.1F temperature, we took the blanket off and began the process of getting me out of recovery into the maternity ward. 25 minutes later, right when I was about to go down to maternity, Gus mentioned that I looked clammy and felt me. Instantly we took my temperature. It was 94.3F! Seriously! Hypothermia is defined as anything below 95F, so there you have it, I was in hypothermic shock! It took me 4 hours to get back up to 97F. Luckily Trey was healthy, so he got to stay with me during this duration, but needless to say I was in recovery for a long time. My recovery nurse even told me that she will always remember the patient whose temperature dropped so quickly. She has been an RN for 18 years!

When I finally made it into the maternity ward, I tried to eat (the lovely broth and jello that they give you) but I promptly threw up that and anything else they tried to get down me, including water. What followed was a few hours of vomiting, either 7 or 9 times, I lost count in the middle. I had to have 2 bed changes, because even the bucket they gave was not big enough to hold in all in. Luckily with IV fluids, the nurses were able to maintain my electrolytes and fluid levels, but it made my ankles and calves super swollen, which are just now getting back to normal.

There you have it, my story of giving birth (or the after birth) of Trey. Now when you see this picture, you can why I was so tired. =)

From Trey Lloyd Zeiner

Even with this crazy acute recovery, everything else is great. My body is recovering more quickly than with Zane (the second c-section is much easier than the first - nerve fibers are already severed -- much less pain). I began walking later in the evening on March 3, and even began bending down on day 2. I was released from the hospital the afternoon of day 3, typically c-sections stay at the hospital for a duration of 4-5 days. Barring a few breastfeeding mishaps (post to come), I am healing beautifully. Thanks and love to everyone for their best wishes. I am extremely happy to have my boys!

From Trey - 1st Month

Monday, February 28, 2011

End 3rd Trimester Belly!

34 weeks: This is the last of the "small" belly... what is left to come gave me stretch marks days after this picture.
From Mama Z and Trey Lloyd Zeiner

36 weeks: Wore this on a date with Gus for Valentine's Day. Pretty hot maternity dress!
From Mama Z and Trey Lloyd Zeiner

37 weeks, 4 years to the day I gave birth to Zane. Both of my boys will have very close birthdays.
From Mama Z and Trey Lloyd Zeiner

Zane actually requested for Trey's birthday to be after his. Funny! So I did my best not to go into early labor...

38 weeks and 2 day belly, only 3 more days to go before Trey is born.
From Mama Z and Trey Lloyd Zeiner

From Mama Z and Trey Lloyd Zeiner

Biggest Craving: SUPER spicy food, but that had to be subsided during the last trimester due to heartburn issues. But seriously... you can not make it spicy enough for me...

Total weight gain: 27 pounds (I do weigh more overall than with Zane, but my belly is smaller... gained a little too much in arm and leg fat... already planning on a work out routine.)

Trey is estimated to weight 6.5-7lbs.

3 more days to go... we can not wait! Stay tuned...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Amgen Holiday Party!

Dianna gets all dolled up! (27 weeks)
From Amgen Holiday Party 2010

These photos are totally worth a blog post, just to make sure everyone sees them. I really had a blast at this weekend's Amgen Holiday Party. Unfortunately Zane was sick, so I went solo without Gus. Even though Gusti was sorely missed, I did manage to have an absolutely wonderful time without him. Here are just a few of the highlights...

Dianna dancing to Bon Jovi
From Amgen Holiday Party 2010

Photo booth fun!
From Amgen Holiday Party 2010