Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
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
Thanks again Abbi for bringing your camera and taking pics.....You are helping me to remember my memories.....Lord knows I'm forgetful.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
It was a little too bright for Sidney so I had to lend her my shades. :)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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 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.