Friday, July 30, 2010

Meet Molly Joy Loveall!

As most of you have already heard, Molly Joy Loveall joined our family on Tuesday, July 27th at 10:54 PM after only 2 hours of labor. She weighted in at a big 8 lbs. 4 oz and was 19 inches long (I say she was big because she was 3 weeks early). I delivered her all naturally (NO DRUGS), but I will post my birth story soon!

She is such a blessing to us already. Enjoy the pictures and I will post more soon!

Our first Family photo!

Going home...

This is the outfit that my little sister wore home from the hospital 24 years ago...look how cute Molly is in it!

I just love this picture...Andrew is in LOVE with his baby sister, wants to hold her all the time and watches out for her already!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We are going in...

We are getting ready to leave my mom's house to go to the hospital. My contrations are 1-3 minutes apart- no to painful but hard enough...we will keep you updated!

Please pray for a safe delivery!


37 week appointment...

Well, here is the scoop:
My doctor checked me today and I was 7 centimeters dilated...she was shocked!!! She stripped my membranes and if I do not go into labor by tomorrow am, she will help me along (break my water). I am staying at my mom's house tonight because she is only about a mile from the hospital...

Stay tunned, this girl is coming today or tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

36 week update & we are READY!!!

Well, no new big news after my doctor appointment yesterday. I had an ultra sound and baby girl is measureing in the 90 percentile at 8 pounds. The tech called her a porker, and it is hard to disagree with a baby that big already. My doctor checked me too and said that I am still very much dilated and her head is very low. The doctor said, SHE IS RIGHT THERE. So when my body eventually goes into labor, my hope is that she comes fast! :) Until then I am walking, squatting, chasing my 2 year old around and try to be as active as I can.

36 weeks pregnant with an 8 pound baby...

This is my "I can not wait to have my baby" face!

Look how ready we are around our house too. I have had my bag packed for about 2 weeks now. Oh and check out that adoable diaper bag! :)

The pack-n-play is set up in the living room (waiting for a baby)

Her crib is set up in her room now (Andrew made a very smooth transition into his big boy bed, pretty much on his own).

And the swing sit empty for another day! :)

We will keep you updated about baby girl's arrival!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

First Crane ride...

This morning while I was catching up on the very little sleep I got last night, Matt took Andrew to get a ride in a real crane. Matt's step-dad operates a crane in town and took Andrew to his job site this morning. Of course Andrew loved sitting in the crane, pushing all the buttons and of course Grandpa loved it too!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back in business...

We have been out of commission (the past two days) because we were switching internet providers. Matt just got the internet hooked up so I will try to be better about baby news.

On the baby front-
Yes, I am still pregnant! I am doing what I can to get this baby out; drinking my Raspberry Leaf Tea 2-3 times a day, walking (in this 100 degree heat), cleaning my house, having sex (sorry if this is T.M.I), so we are trying. The plus to her not coming yet is that I know the longer I wait now, the less I will have to labor once my water breaks or my contractions pick up!

We will keep you updated! We are anxious to meet this girl, just like most of you are!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday morning baby update...

Well, no baby last night. I tried to go to bed early- which was good because I was up a lot. I was having a good amount of contractions, but nothing worth waking Matt up over. I plan on taking a walk today and we will see if that helps!

Keep praying and I will keep you all updated with any changes!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another update...

Just wanted to let you all know that my labor has slowed down a bit. My water has not broken, but my body is definitely getting ready to do it's thing and have a baby. I am off to bed and we will keep you updated on any changes!

Pray this baby out! :)

35 week update...

I went to the doctor today and my doctor checked me (internally) and I am already 4 centimeters dilated. Right now (as I type) I think my body is getting ready to go into labor. I think I lost my mucus plug and that my water could be leaking out...crazy how I am not sure, even though this is my second child. I was having hard contractions but they have seemed to slow down. I plan to labor at home until I can not wait any longer. I (or Matt) will keep you updated either through the blog, through facebook or through texts.

Prayers are much appreciated as I am trying for a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section), Naturally (without an epidural).

Thanks....and more to come...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baby update (34 1/2 weeks)

Not much to report from my doctor visit yesterday. Baby girl is very low, so that is good. I am having a lot of braxton hicks (every night sometimes off and on for 3-4 hours). I have an ultra sound next week so I will have more to report then. I will also start drinking the famous tea (Raspberry Leaf Tea) next week too! Until then, enjoy these comparison pictures I posted. I am 34 weeks with Baby Girl and 35 weeks with Andrew. What do you all think?

Baby girl 34 weeks AND 35 weeks with Andrew

Baby girl 34 weeks, AND 35 weeks with Andrew

Baby girl, 34 weeks, AND 35 weeks with Andrew

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Maternity/Family photo shoot!

A friend of mine from high school came over a few weeks ago to take some maternity pictures of me and some family shots of all three of us! It was great seeing her and we are very happy with the photos she took!

Thanks Cathy for your time and beautiful photos!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A day away...

Here are pictures from our one day vacation, in town! I mentioned a few post back that Miranda & Kyle won a 2 rooms at a local hotel. Well, they just so happened to share one of those rooms with us! We had a great time! We enjoyed the fabulous pool, went out to eat at a fabulous restaurant, and had some fabulous time away- just us adults! Here is an overview of our mini vacation (that is what we called it)!

Matt & I getting ready to enjoy the pool

Miranda & Kyle enjoying the pool

Kyle taking a swim

Matt jumping in!

The four of us getting ready to go eat!

Matt & I outside USS Nemo (the wonderful seafood restaurant we ate at)!

Miranda & Kyle at the Pier

Us, at the pier...we went for a walk on the Pier after dinner. I was so full and felt so pregnant that I just felt miserable!

At breakfast the next morning...look how happy I am to eat! :)

The four of us enjoying breakfast before we have to go get our kiddos!