Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finley Grace

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Sweet Baby Girl-
You are my little bud these days. You sleep in between Mommy and Daddy and we dont mind one little bit. You LOVE to blow bubbles with your mouth and your smile is contagious. Your eyes light up when you see Ginny and Reese and I know your little heart desires to be JUST like them one day...playing ball, doing cartwheels, you name it. Your personality can be dramatic at times especially when Mommy wants you to take a nap....you are a fighter!!! Just this past week you have started to take a bottle. It lasted one day and now you are strike again. You are better at the paci...but it isnt your favorite. I think you look just like your daddy. It makes me smile that all of our children are soo different...we have a brown, blue and green eyed baby! All three! HOW cool is that?! Mommy LOVES to shop for you....I have got to get a picture up of your closet...it is pretty ridiculous. You are not so much into toys...you love to be right on my hip in all the action. You GO GO GO...we have no schedule and I really dont mind. I love that you go with the flow.

I love you sweet angel. I want to walk over to your crib right now and wake you..I just cant get enough!

Love you always,


Well, where in the world do I begin?? (WORLDS WORST BLOGGER GOES TO THIS GIRL)

Let me count the ways...

1. Allen got a new job- we are back with Stryker! He is BACK doing joints and some trauma now.
2. We will be living in Belton, Texas...10 minutes from my mom and dad! THANK THE LORD!
3. We are building a BEAUTIFUL home....we should close on the house around July 15th...I think it will be the following week though...ugh!
4. Finley is four months on the 14th of July.....I do not want to take about this! :(
5. I have a new nephew...he is perfect...Brayden Joseph Hitt.
6. I have started to work out again at Exhale Fitness in Temple, Spin Class is my new love and well, hate.
7. Ginny starts Kindergarten at Sparta in Belton...something I dont want to even think about.
8. Reese has already had his first big issue with a bully at school. This deserves a whole blog entry!
9. I am soooo excited to be around all my friends that live in Temple/Belton! This is going to be sooo much fun!

10. You know that whole thing about trusting in the Lord and he will lead your path. Well, prayers have been answered....this is where we wanted to raise our family and here we are....in a city of simplicity! Let the journey begin!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

She is a week old!

I cannot believe how fast this week has gone. We are so in love with this sweet girl...she is a angel baby! I have heard her cry maybe 5 times. She loves to eat and I think that we are on a good track with nursing. So poops after every feed and in the middle of diaper changes. I think the other day I counted 12 poops in one day. It is funny how mommy's attribute a good day to good poops! With Reese I had supply issues and with Finley I have overproduction issues. I guess they are right when they say, "a fed baby equals a happy baby". She is so content all the time, it is wonderful! I think I may keep her around! :)
She now eats every 2.5-3 hours and a night I get a 4 hour stretch. YAY! We have had to change her TONS due to massive blowouts....let the fun, girly, dressing begin! I am glad I have an excuse to change my sweet girl all throughout the day! So FUN!

Friday, March 18, 2011

She is HERE!

We had planned for her to be induced on March 15th. Well, God and my doctor had other plans. Since EVERYONE and their dog was planning on being induced on the 15th, Dr. Westmoreland thought it would work out best if I went ahead and did it on March 14th. I went in to her office, she stripped my membranes- OUCH!, and then I was to come back up to Labor and Delivery around 2:30pm to get the process started.
We checked in and found out that Dr. W hooked us up and got us the V.I.P. room! The biggest room they had. We got to stay there the whole time after delivery as well. It was HEAVEN! They started my IV around 3:30PM and then the pitocin was given to me FULL FORCE at 4:30pm. I felt contractions until I was about a 4.5-5cm and BOY that was NOT FUN AT ALL! My nurse was very slow and didnt call the epidural in when I asked for it....UGH! As soon as the anesthesiologist walked in I heard angels singing and bright light
....I just knew I was going to be in heaven soon! I went from a 5cm to 8cm in about 2 hours.....Finley wanted OUT! I was able to watched the finale of the Bachelor and I was feeling good! We went ahead and started me on some Zofran since I was getting very nauseated....I think it was heartburn, nerves, etc but they went ahead and added it to my drip. Dr. Westmoreland came in about 15 minutes after my nurse checked me to be an 8 and in 15 minutes I was ready to have that baby! I went from an 8 to a 10 in 15 minutes. I could feel Finley moving down the birth canal...it was the oddest feeling. She was wanting to see the world and didnt waste time. I pushed TWICE and the nurse asked for me to stop so she could "rally the troops"....I was ready to have this baby. Dr. Westmoreland arrives and two pushes later I delivered the sweetest little baby girl! She was so tiny,
6 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long. Her head was NO WHERE NEAR as big as Reese's and her body frame is totally different and petite! It was a BREEZE of a labor and I am blessed with a happy baby. She never ever cries......in fact, she cried 5 minutes when she was born and that is about it! She eats great! Breastfeeds like a champ and we are a great team. My milk came in on Day 3.....so we have been stuffing that little girls face. She poops like a mad man. The first day of life she went 8 times and I have yet to change a diaper that was just teetee. She is my little poop machine and I LOVE HER!

Friday, March 4, 2011


In a week or less we will have a new baby......and Reese decides TODAY, NO MORE DIAPERS! He took his off behind the couch, grabbed his little potty and only had one little accident all day! Friends, this means 10 teetees and 2 poops in the potty!! WOW! He would run to the potty and go...we really didn't have to remind him. The poops scared him a little as he is used to hiding and being able to go. Now, he has all of us watching him in excitement! :) He wore just a shirt today, no underwear....we let the boy "air it out" all day! Allen took the kids to the park and of course dressed him in Elmo underwear and shorts...NO ACCIDENT!! I am so proud of my little guy. I wasnt planning to do this potty training thing a WEEK before a baby but what do you do...tell him, I am sorry but we are going to MAKE you wear diapers?? Tomorrow is day TWO and thank heavens Daddy is home to help! :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

In a week...

Well, it looks like Dr. Westmoreland wants Miss Finley to make her arrival next week sometime. I have an ultrasound on Tuesday to check her size and then we will go from there. I was originally scheduled for induction day of March 15th but due to my fourth degree tearing that I had with Reese she wants to try to avoid this happening again. So- C Section is a possibility and to be honest, I am nervous about having one. Maybe it is because all I have ever known is vaginal since that is what I had with Reese. I think on Tuesday she will make it clear to me what the best route should be. My mom is able to help out for quite some time so that is WONDERFUL!!! I have large-headed babies....Finley's noggin was measuring at 38 weeks about 3 weeks ago. YIKES!!! Please keep everyone in your prayers as we decide the best way to get this girl out! I am nervous.........I cannot believe next week I will have THREE KIDDOS!!!! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

37 weeks of pure belly!!