Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2 Weeks and 2 Days

......Thats how old the love of my life is. Sidney has been such a blessing. She is the calmest, sweetest baby that I have ever held. She is laying here asleep on her boppy pillow on my lap as I type this. I am afraid that the child is already spoiled. She doesn't like to be put down but I am okay with that. I am fully aware that she won't be this little for very long. It makes me sad to know that she is growing so fast. Since tomorrow is Wednesday, I will def try to get some pictures taken and post for Wordless Wednesday....that way I don't have to spend the time writing when I could be sleeping.
We are both completely in LOVE with one another. Wrapped around Daddy's finger......although we all know its the other way around.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

She's Here!!!

I would like to introduce Sidney Malee Miller, born July 5th at 8:34 p.m. Weighing in at 7 lbs 6 ozs and 20 inches long!! She is the absolute love of my life. I still cannot believe that I hold this little miracle in my arms. Sidney is truly a blessing from above. This is Sid~3 days old.

And now for the details on how Sidney came into the world.....It's Sunday morning, we are up and running around trying to get ready for church. We head out to the truck and realize that we don't even have our bibles, so I run around looking for those, we find them about 10 minutes later...they were already in the truck. I know, I'm crazy. We get half way down the drive way and I realize I forgot William's Kids Camp paperwork....Brad throws the truck into reverse and we are back at the house, I jump out and say, this mess is going to put me into labor....and the very next step I took, my water breaks. Just a trickle at first, so I run to the bathroom, with my legs closed shut....try and do that folks, and as soon as I hit the toilet, the water gushes. So I manage to find a washcloth and "fix"myself to run out to the truck to tell Brad that it is baby time. You should have seen him, what a wreck? He is trying to get me into the truck, I'm telling him that I need to call the Dr. He is running around loading bags and carseats and losing his mind all at the same time. I call the Dr and she tells me to come in, the hospital would be waiting for me. We get to the hospital around 10:30. I fill out some forms and we are off to the delivery room. The nurse checked to make sure it really was my water that broke and not peepee....and then she checked me and I was dialated to 4cm. They wanted to see if I would progress on my own and I did until 5cm and then I kinda stalled out so they loaded up the pitosin (not sure about the spelling). The contractions weren't bothering me at all but the nurse insisted that I go ahead and get the epideral while I was still somewhat comfortable. The epideral went in great and I am so grateful because the labor lasted another 6 hours after that. Whew!!! Was I glad I didn't have to feel any of that mess going on. I guess around 8 p.m. I finally reached 10cm and was feeling some pressure. I pushed with the nurse for about 5 contractions, apparently the head has to crown before the Dr will come in. So Sidney finally crowned and the Dr came in and about 7-8 contractions later, my beautiful little girl was here. Thank goodness I didn't have to push anymore, I was so worn out and I only pushed for a half an hour. I did have to have an episiotomy (you know, where they slice you to your b-hole) I am so thankful for it though, I'm glad I didn't tear and Sidney's head and face are very glad for the extra room to squeeze through. I need to shout out an honorable mention here because my husband did the greatest job ever. He was there with me every step of the way, never missed a beat. He was there for every whimper and every contraction, every needle stick and every push. I am so proud of him for being able to stay by my side. For better or worse....he was there and I love him so much more for taking care of me. He never left my side, he pushed my hair our of my face, held my leg back, kissed my forehead, rubbed my neck and loved me unconditionally the whole time. I am so blessed to call him my Husband!!!

Brad cut the cord and they set her on my chest and I've been in love with her ever since. I am a brand new person because of her. I am so thankful for what God has done for me. He has shown me how beautiful life is and how much he truly loves us and wants to see us happy. I seen God in my little girl that day. Grace and Mercy, Beauty and Light. She is my miracle.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Baby Shower

So last Thursday the women from my Sunday School class threw me a baby shower. It turned out great. The food and cake were absolutely awesome but the gifts that I received for baby Sidney were the greatest.

I am such a ding dong though.....I guess you can blame it on pregnancy brain but I forgot my camera. My good friend Abbi was kind enough to snap a few pics.....she is always handy with her camera (she never leaves home without it).

Thanks again Abbi for bringing your camera and taking pics.....You are helping me to remember my memories.....Lord knows I'm forgetful.
In other baby news.....I've been having contractions for awhile now, the doc put me on meds to settle my uterus down a bit and it seems to be working. He also changed my thyroid meds because my thyroid hormones were a bit off too. I'm just trying to fall apart here. All in all, everything is ok. Sidney is still as strong and healthy as ever. I go back in 2 weeks for another check up.
I will try and update more now that I am getting closer and closer to my due date and I will def try and get more pics on here of the growing belly. Its absolutely fascinating that I am making a human.....what a miracle.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Riding the River

Since it was such a beautiful day yesterday, we decided to load up the boat and take it to the St Mary's River for the day. We stopped in town first because our church was selling chicken dinners and we decided that was the perfect picnic food for the day. It was yummy. We had a great time relaxing and soaking up some sun. I actually got some sun on the belly. We only stayed about 2 hours, it was getting crazy out there. Lots of people who don't know how to drive boats and who have absolutely no sense. We left unharmed though and had a great day. Here are just a few pics of us and our beautiful day on the river.

It was a little too bright for Sidney so I had to lend her my shades. :)
Me and my love.

Our own personal boat driver....he did such a good job.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend....

We had an absolutely wonderful Easter weekend. Saturday, my closest girlfriends took me out to the Alhambra for my birthday to watch the show, "Footloose" I have always loved the movie so I knew I would enjoy the show. I wished I would have snapped some pics but I didn't. I seriously gotta get better at this bloggin/picture taking thing.

Sunday we were up and at em' early. We had to be at church for Sunrise Service at 8:30 and because I also wanted breaskfast which was served shortly after. It was yummy.....the sausage was a bit disturbing but tasted great as long as you didn't really look at it...a whole lot. After breaskfast the kiddo's had a quick Egg hunt and William I think had just about every egg in his basket. We then went to Sunday School and off to church. After church we headed home because we were hosting Easter at our house. I made all kinds of side dishes and my mother in law baked the ham. Everything turned out wonderful. We hid more eggs and everyone took turn finding them. It was also my birthday that day and my mother in law got me some great gifts for me to take to the hospital when the baby gets here. I can always count on her to think of things I might need in the future. Now of course I didn't take any pics of the people that were here....I know, I know, I'm a dum-dum but I did manage to snap a few after everyone left.

It was a great Easter, we couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ with our family and friends. I hope next year brings just as many great and wonderful memories. Have a great week.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rain, Rain....you're a pain in my butt!!

In my last post I said I would have pics of our Sunday School Party...well it was cancelled. Our driveway was under water and so was our back yard. Now if it was a swimming party or a mud wrestling party, we could have accomodated everyone.
So these past few days, when it wasn't raining, was spent outside, digging ditches, trying to save the garden, purging water out of the flower beds and trying to keep the house clean from messy, muddy husband, child and dog. Its been a rough week. Hopefully the rain will ease up becasue everything is still so soggy. I appreciate the rain but last week was way too much.
Thankfully, our house is built up enough that no rain came near the house.
This is the front yard, I planted all my wildflowers on the left side...I'm not sure there gonna make it.

Our driveway.....you seriously need 4 wheel drive to go down it. Its not as fun as you would think.

This is a picture of the backyard and garden, luckily it was built up higher too or my veggies would be ruined....although, my cabbage isn't looking to happy these days.

But the rain does make for pretty flowers.......something good has to come out of all this.

Well I hope you enjoyed my pics and the hardwork that has gone into keeping our heads above water. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

6 Month Doctor Appt....

We had our 6 month checkup today and our little bundle of joy is doing great. Sassy and stronger than ever. Her heartbeat is a loud 145 bpm, she is absolutely happy and healthy.

I also had my glucose test thingy today....I failed. So I gotta go back to the 3 hour test sometime next week, not looking forward to that, becuase that junk tast like crap. I thought I was gonna puke. I know that I'm fine and I know that I don't have gestational diabetes but better safe than sorry.

Other than the Dr. appt and all this rain, not much else is going on. We are hosting our Sunday School party here on Saturday night so I will def have pics of that night, with more stuff to talk about.

So there's my update, nothing fancy, just the facts. Have a great week.....try and stay dry!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


We all know that I have been slacking.....you guys let me slip up once again. I told yall to help me out when you see me failing.

So lets just do a quick catch up because this computer chair hurts my back and I just want to eat and lay down.....or lay down while eating.

On the 4th of March, we went to the Dr. and they told us that its definitely a GIRL!!!! Yay, we are so excited. Brad is a bit nervous, he had this strange look come across his face and I asked him what was wrong and he said......"I'm gonna have to buy her a wedding dress and give her away." How sweet is he?!? Already the worrier....he will have gray hairs with a quickness. Anyways, here is a pic of our sweet baby girl......already kicking up a storm and getting into trouble.

That following weekend, we thought we would go out and celebrate out great news so we headed to Orlando and went to Sea World. We had the best time, the weather was perfect, we were able to catch all the shows and Brad and William were able to ride everything that they wanted. It was a picture perfect day......see for yourself.......

Other than that, all we have been doing is hanging outside and enjoying this wonderful weather. We have finally finished our flower beds....that was back breaking work......I'm never doing that again....while pregnant anyways and we started our garden. We got tons of corn, squash, onions, potato and tomato plants already. I need to head to the store to get some peppers and eggplants. That should put us in veggie heaven for the summer. I will def get some pictures once everything starts growing and coming up.
Just like my last post, I will sit here and type that I will be a better blogger but I seriously doubt it......so look for my next post in about a month!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Weekend and Monday, Tuesday Wrap-Up

We had an awesome, relaxing weekend. There's not much to say about it, so I will let the pictures do the talking.

The weather has been so warm and wonderful that we decided to take the boat out for a quick ride and picnic. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Everything was perfect.

On Saturday, the boys played in the front yard. Little League Season is here so Brad was helping William brush up on his catching skills. I am so proud of him, he has improved so much and I am looking forward to his baseball games.

Baseball, from my Dog Gracie's point of view. It was killing her to not chase the ball down and steal it.

Gracie decided to entertain herself......

and we decide we needed a quick photo of us, we are long overdue on having our picture taken. I am definitely setting up a photo shoot for us soon. I will keep everyone posted.

I hope that everyone enjoyed a little glimpse into our exciting weekend. I hope and pray that everyone has a blessed week. I will definitely keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers...til next time.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

What a week......

I think I remember from my last post I said that I was heading into a busy weekend and upcoming week....so here's what has been going on.

Last Friday night we went to the races outside of Brunswick, GA. We were told that it was going to be cold but never in a million years, did I think it would be this cold.......I was prepared, jacket, beanie, scarf, thick socks and 2 blankets. None of it helped. I was freezing. It was so cold that Brad was freezing and he never gets cold. I only wish I had taken more pictures but honestly, my fingers didn't want to come out from under the blankets. I did manage to snap a couple, one of them was when my friend Brandy and I were asked to ride in the pace truck before the race started.....yeah, I think I'm cool.....not to mention the heater was on in the truck.

Saturday morning I had to meet my friend/sister Johnna and take her maternity pictures. I am no where near being any kind of professional photographer. I simply like to take pictures of people.....I do have to say that the pics turned out fabulous. After the picture taking session we (Me, Brad and William) went to town to run some errands and eat.....gotta feed the pregnant girl. We ate at 5 Guys over by the airport. I love the hamburgers there. They're the best. I also needed to run into Best Buy and purchase the latest version of Photoshop. That program is awesome, it lets you do so much with pictures so here our a couple of Johnna, she looked so beautiful. It made taking her picture very easy.

Sunday I headed off to Kingsland to eat lunch with my Mother-in-law. We ate at the Riverside Cafe in St. Mary's.....and again, no pictures were taken. I don't know what's wrong with me but I need to get my act together and start taking some pics.

Monday night was extremely exciting. I felt the baby kick, punch, jab for the very first time. It was about 6 thumps all in a row. I am still amazed that I have a miracle growing inside of me.

Wednesday finally comes around and its supposed to be the day that we find out whether we are having a boy or a girl........lets just say, he/she didn't cooperate. The ultrasound tech looked, prodded and probed for about 15 minutes, trying to get our little one to give up the secret. Stubborn little gummy bear, I tell you. I even walked around and poked him/her myself. The tech said that if she had to guess, she thought it was a girl. I think its a girl too but I'm not about to load up the nursery with pink blankets and dresses yet. They scheduled me for another sono but I don't know if I can wait that long. I may have to try my other valuable resources....aka a friend who's sister is a ultrasound tech. I will keep everyone posted. Here our some pics of our little gummy and his/her precious little piggies. I am in love already.

And all that brings me to today. Today, I filed our taxes.....yay, refund here I come......er, here you come. I need my yard to be beautiful again so most of that money is going to my landscaping and garden. I can't wait for the warm weather so I can start planting. Spring is my favorite time of year. I will definitely try and take more pics of our daliy adventures. I know this was a long one but thanks for being a part of my life and reading along. I hope everyone has a blessed week to come.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm a Slacker

I know, I know, I haven't been around. Well I've been around, I have just been....um, not very productive. I don't really have an excuse besides just plain, good, ole fashioned laziness.

I started this blog to keep a daily.....weekly journal of my pregnancy but the past few weeks, nothing spectacular has happened. Besides the fact that I am carrying a miracle and all. I have finally just started feeling better. The waves of nausea have finally subsided and I have actually gained my appetite back. I lost about 8 lbs from the morning, afternoon and evening sickness and I have finally gained all that back, so that puts me at a whopping 124 lbs and I will be 4 months tomorrow....woohoo!! So excited and for some more exciting news, we have our ultrasound on Wednesday to find out if we need pink or blue blankies. Deep down, I think its a girl. Brad thinks its a boy. I guess we will see who wins this one, but in all honesty, we don't care what the sex of the baby is. As long as he/she is a healthy, happy baby.

We have a pretty busy weekend ahead of us and I will do my best to take my camera everywhere with me and take some pics of our daily adventures and I promise to be a better blogger because I know I can always look back and recall these wonderful pregnant days. For my friends out there, help keep me motivated when I slack.