Brantley's Momma
My name is Elizabeth.
I am 22 years old.
My Husband is 24 years old.
I was born, raised, and I am living in Missouri.
I have been happily married to my wonderful, handsome Husband Will since January 18th of 2010. My Husband and I have been together since the day that we met. We met on January 18th of 2008.
We are Mommy and Daddy to a precious Angel in Heaven.
Will and I are Mommy and Daddy to a precious baby boy named Brantley Glen Sanders, born: November 25th of 2013, weighing: 6 pounds 0.3 ounces 19 inches long, VIA: C-Section (Due to having full blown eclampsia)! ♥
I mainly post about our Son Brantley, our Angel baby, my Husband and I, life, family and friends, etc. ♥
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littlemonsterandme asked: "The morning Leilani was born I had 2 seizures luckily Alan was sitting beside me for the initial one . 15 min after getting to the hospital I had another . I had an appointment the day before and all was well . If you get a headache suddenly and the pain is unbearable go in .... I should've but in and out of labor and delivery , I said I wouldn't go back in until my water broke"

The day that I had given birth to Brantley the same thing happened to me. I was home alone when I had the first seizure. It was icing outside and my Aunt was going to be taking me to my prenatal appointment that day since my Husband was working. She had called me early that morning and asked if I would call and see if I could reschedule my appointment due to the weather getting nasty, I said yes that I would call. I also had been having severe headaches for days, but thought nothing of it. So I had asked her if she could send something over that I could take for my headache, and she said yes that she would have one of her kids run it over, after getting off of the phone with her my hand started jerking, my phone flew out of my hand and my hand hit the table, I was out for 30 minutes. When I woke up, I didn’t know what had happned other than my hand hurt and at first I was thinking that I had fallen asleep until I thought hard there for a few minutes, then remembered my hand went crazy. So I called my Aunt and told her what happened and she told me forget calling and cancelling, I would be going to my appointment. We get there and come to find out there is more protein in my urine and my blood pressure was really high (the week before there had been a little protein in my urine and my blood pressure was a little high, but my Obgyn didn’t seem too concerned), they also told me that I was putting more weight, I had gained like 12 pounds in less than 2 weeks, they also told me that I was severly swollen. I told him about my severe headaches. I was 37 weeks and 6 days pregnant.

He told me that I had developed full blown eclampsia and he thought it best that I have a C-Section, he wanted to make sure that Brantley and I would be okay. 

He told me to go home, get my things, then come straight back to the hospital. They wouldn’t have a room open for me for 90 minutes. 

I live 45 minutes from the hospital.

So we go home, we meet my Husband and my friend at the house. We get our things and head back to Joplin. I don’t remember much at all. But we were in the car for about 20 minutes, my Aunt, friend, and I. My Husband was driving behind us. My Aunt was driving and my hand starts going crazy again, then my head and my whole body. I started jerking and couldn’t stop. My Aunt was driving and my hand wouldn’t stop jerking in her face. So she had my friend grab my hands and my Aunt pulled the car over and I heard my friend scream she’s having a seizure. They all started freaking out and called the ambulance. They all said that it felt like it took the ambulance forever to get there. I was out for another 30 minutes. I asked what had happened to me and they told me that I started turning colors, I stopped breathing, then I was breathing weird, I started biting my tongue (my friend had to stick her fingers in my mouth to try to get me to stop so that I didn’t bite my tongue off, I blistered the shit out of my tongue), I started foaming out of my mouth, I was jerking uncontrollably, I was very swollen. It was scary. 

I remember coming to in the ambulance, I was being pumped full of medicines and then even more once I got to the hospital.

I have been told that I was barely coherent throughout everything.

I don’t remember much at all giving birth to my Son, and that really upsets me. I’m glad that he is okay, he’s healthy and he is beyond perfect.

I remember being in my first room and it having to be dark, and everyone had to be quiet so that it didn’t send me into another seizure. I remember having some of our family and friends there, then them asking me who I wanted in the room with me during the C Section and I told them that I wanted my Husband with me. I remember being concerned with getting my epidural and wanting to make sure that the guy knew what he was doing. I had hoped and wanted to give birth naturally. I remember after getting my epidural I could still feel my toes, I told my Husband to ask them about that, I thought that it was so weird. They told me that we would have a baby in just a minute and then we heard Brantley cry/scream, then they held him up for us to see, and then at one point Will got to hold him and bring him over for me to see and kiss. Then at some point he was taken to NICU and Will was the only one aloud to go in there, Brantley had fluid on his lungs, he was jaundice, I can’t remember what else, so I will have to ask my Husband and get back to you. 

Brantley was born November 25th of 2013 at 2:24 PM, 6 lbs 0.3 ounces and 19 inches long. That was the scariest and the best day of our life all in one.

We were in the hospital from Monday until Saturday afternoon. I had to be there to heal from my C Section, and to make sure that I wouldn’t be having anymore seizures, and they still had me taking multiple medications. Brantley lost a lot of weight after birth so he had to stay to gain some weight back before being able to go home.

I don’t remember much from the day that I gave birth to Brantley, or our hospital stay, coming home, and even after being home for awhile. They also had me taking multiple medications after being sent home. I was really, really out of it. They also didn’t want me being alone for 6 weeks due to the possibilities of postpartum eclampsia.

I really want to know what experiences woman who have developed eclampsia have had during other pregnancies after the pregnancy where they developed the eclampsia. (I hope that that makes sense).

posted 18 hours ago

Question?

Have any of my followers had full blown eclampsia while pregnant? Or know of someone who has? I have a few questions that I would like to ask, but have yet to meet or talk to someone who has had full blown eclampsia. It is much less common than pre eclampsia. I have Googled it multiple times, looked at the tag on here, etc. And I haven’t been able to find much at all about it, and the Doctors haven’t told me much. At my Sons next appointment I plan on talking to our Doctor more about it. 

Most everything that I find online is about a Downtown Abbey episode.

I am mainly wanting to ask questions about second pregnancies, etc, after developing eclampsia.

posted 20 hours ago with 2 notes


I have way too much fun with this app, lol! So cute! #4monthsold #SoCute #iloveyou #Brantley #Son #Adorable #OurBabyBoy
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I have way too much fun with this app, lol! So cute! #4monthsold #SoCute #iloveyou #Brantley #Son #Adorable #OurBabyBoy

Tumblr, please do not reblog my personal photos!

posted 1 day ago with 4 notes

Watching Divergent.

Watching Divergent.

posted 2 days ago with 9 notes

awakeninglink asked: ""If you give your baby fruits first, they'll get a sweet tooth and won't eat vegetables" is an old wives tale, according to my son's nurse. He's been fed nothing but puréed fruits for the last month and is happily eating cauliflower, broccoli & cheese, and spinach & ricotta pasta. I wouldn't be too concerned :)"

Thank you! :) I’m glad to hear that! (:

posted 3 days ago with 3 notes

I think that is what we will more than likely do. (: And if he doesn’t take to the sweet veggies then try the mixing them.

I think that is what we will more than likely do. (: And if he doesn’t take to the sweet veggies then try the mixing them.

posted 3 days ago with 1 note

Thank you! I’m sure that he will be as well!

Thank you! I’m sure that he will be as well!

posted 3 days ago

Awakeninglink, I figured it probably was. (:
Brittanynwilliams - I breast fed and formula fed Brantley for about the first two months, I wasn’t producing enough breast milk so they were having me formula feed him also. After having my wisdom teeth pulled they wanted me to pump and dump twice, after doing so my breast milk started drying up. I wish that I would have known before what I know now to try and save my breast milk supply, but now I know what I can try for next time if I have any problems with not producing enough. I really hope that he likes the veggies when we do decide to try them.

Awakeninglink, I figured it probably was. (:

Brittanynwilliams - I breast fed and formula fed Brantley for about the first two months, I wasn’t producing enough breast milk so they were having me formula feed him also. After having my wisdom teeth pulled they wanted me to pump and dump twice, after doing so my breast milk started drying up.
I wish that I would have known before what I know now to try and save my breast milk supply, but now I know what I can try for next time if I have any problems with not producing enough.
I really hope that he likes the veggies when we do decide to try them.

posted 3 days ago with 1 note

See people who like to give me a hard time about me feeding my Son solids a little early. Sarah’s Mom fed her solids early, and Sarah turned out just fine. It’s not uncommon people!

See people who like to give me a hard time about me feeding my Son solids a little early. Sarah’s Mom fed her solids early, and Sarah turned out just fine. It’s not uncommon people!

posted 3 days ago with 3 notes

I heard the same thing from one of my close friends, because it’s something that she had heard. My Aunt had fed fruits to all of her children a little early first and they all were fine with eating veggies later on. Which is why we decided on trying fruits first. I hope he likes his veggies when we decide to have him try them.
What veggies did you feed your Daughter first, if you don’t mind me asking?
Thank you for letting me know about the fruits and the veggies. (:

I heard the same thing from one of my close friends, because it’s something that she had heard.
My Aunt had fed fruits to all of her children a little early first and they all were fine with eating veggies later on. Which is why we decided on trying fruits first. I hope he likes his veggies when we decide to have him try them.

What veggies did you feed your Daughter first, if you don’t mind me asking?

Thank you for letting me know about the fruits and the veggies. (:

posted 4 days ago with 2 notes

happilyeveroliver asked: "If only people could just worry about themselves! My son will be 5 months old on the 28th and I, as his mother, made the decision to slowly start introducing solids a couple of weeks ago. So far he's having a small amount of rice cereal after his first morning bottle and a small amount of either sweet potato or pumpkin after his second last bottle of the day. I spoke to my GP about this, he did say that 6 months is the recommended age "but it depends on the baby." You're doing a great job, mama!"

I couldn’t agree more! I talked to my Sons Doctor several months ago about rice cereal in bottles and he said that it was fine. Brantley weighed 6 lbs 0.3 ounces at birth and lost a lot of weight while we were in the hospital and he had to regain a certain amount of weight before going home. After a bit he started eating 8 ounces at a feeding and was not getting full! I was told to go ahead and give him a little rice cereal in his bottle in the morning and at night if I wanted to do so, so that it is more filling, and he has been doing just fine with it.
That’s what we have done, introduced the solids slowly. He doesn’t get the peaches and apples every single day. We started the rice cereal first, the the apples, then the peaches. He has also had a little plain yogurt and he loves it. Will and I, and my Aunt are going to let him suck on his first chocolate Easter Bunnies for a short little bit, I’m sure I’m going to get a hard time for letting him suck on a chocolate Easter Bunny.
My Aunt has bought all of the nieces and nephews and all of her kids their first chocolate Easter Bunnies and we have sucked on them as babies and we are all perfectly fine. We’ve also let Brantley have a few licks of a sucker and he is perfectly fine.
Tons of parents feed their babies solids early.
Thank you so much! You are as well! :) We know we are great Momma’s! (:

posted 4 days ago with 2 notes

tangled-up-n-you asked: "I love reading how your little guy is doing! I'm pregnant with a boy due in August. Raise your son the way you feel you need to. No matter what someone somewhere will be judging your decisions, but I think you're doing amazing! :)"

Thank you so much! :) I definitely am and definitely will! He loves the peaches and I will continue to feed them to him as long as he wants to eat them. He’s beyond perfect! Crazy to think that he is going to be 5 months old on the 25th! He is growing so fast! It all goes by way too fast! I love watching him grow and watching him learn and do new things every single day! Being a Mommy is beyond amazing and the greatest blessing!!! I love my little man so much!!!

Congratulations on your precious baby boy!!! :) So exciting! Baby boys are awesome!!! (: Keep in touch! :)

posted 4 days ago with 2 notes

Anonymous asked: "He's a tad too young for solids, eh? Under 6 months..."

He is perfectly fine! He’s doing just fine with the peaches, he was grabbing for the spoon and loving them, I can’t feed them to him fast enough. This was the second time that he has eaten them. This is the second time that I have gotten a message like this, the first one was about rice cereal, and he likes the cereal too! He’s almost 5 months old, he’s eating the peaches just fine without a problem. I’m not the only Mom in the world that is feeding peaches to their child at 4 months old.
Let me take care of my child as I will, please.
I along with all of my siblings and Cousins were fed solids a little early and we all turned out just fine.
As a lot of my friends and family are feeding solids to their babies a little early, and they are all just fine.
He has eaten a little rice cereal, apples, and peaches and he likes them all, but he LOVES the peaches!
It is not uncommon at all for parents to feed their children solids a little early.

posted 4 days ago with 6 notes

Peaches!

Brantley loves peaches! I could not feed them to him fast enough! 😊👶🍑

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