Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mary McKinley Part One

Sunday, October 2 at 4:00pm, Britt and I headed to the hospital to get ready for my induction!

Our room was huge!
 By 4:45, I was hooked up and already having contractions on my own!
By 6:00 I was 2.5cm!  It was a loooong night.  I didn't get much sleep.  Britt on the other hand...

Snoozing away!

My contractions were 4-6 minutes apart all night.  I would have a contraction that wasn't too bad, and then I would have one that I thought was going to kill me.  It was kind of weird, but I was thankful for relief every once in a while!

The nurse was suppose to come in at 4:30 so I could get ready for the induction.  4:30 came and went and she hadn't come back in.  I asked Britt to go get her.  I was in a lot of pain.  She finally came in and checked me.  I was 7-8cm!  I immediately asked if I was going to be able to get my epidural.  She said, "Yes, I am going to go call right now."  My contractions were getting stronger and stronger.  I remember thinking that if I didn't get my epidural, I was going to die.  There was no way I could push this baby out without an epidural! 

I don't remember what time the anesthesiologist finally came in, but it was probably around 5:30.  By 6:00 I was feeling much better!  The day nurse came in a little after 7:00 and told me they were going to wait to break my water until after my doctor finished her first surgery.  Well, about 5 minutes later, I started to feel major pressure and a little bit of pain.  Britt called the nurse back in.  She checked me and said I was 10cm and she could feel her head!  Needless to say, Mary McKinley was coming SOON.  They doctor broke my water at 7:52 and Mary McKinley was born at 8:01!  

7 pounds 5 ounces 19 3/4 inches

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The BEST Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe!

I found this recipe on pinterest.  It is delicious!  I am always looking for a new yummy recipe, so I thought I would share this one!  Rather than typing out the entire recipe, here is the link to the recipe.  Enjoy!

I leave the skin on the chicken because it's delicious.  I may or may not eat some of it before I put it back in the pot.  I know it's probably not good for me, but it's just so good.  Moderation ;)

It freezes very well.  I made some the other day and got two gallon freezer bags full and two quart size.  The quart size held a little over one serving.  Just FYI. :)

I just love pinterest recipe's!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

iPhone Pics Summer 2015

Fun at Uncle Will's farm!  

They were SO tired


Beautiful sunset 

Story time at Highland Village

New backpack for FIRST grade!

Excited about baseball camp!

1st day did not go so well.  He got overheated and started throwing up.  The rest of the week, he had a blast! 

Feeding the ducks after a check-up. Parker's I think :) 

Yummy snow cone!

Parker reading to Harry.  Learning how to read is life changing... for  everyone! :)

Atlanta bound with the boys!

We spent the night in Birmingham and got to me Danielle and her kiddos for breakfast! 

Steak 'n  Shake! 


Very excited boys!

Poor Parker didn't get to see Freddie play.  He was hurt :(

Daddy caught him a ball thrown by Eury Perez! 

Harry got bored :)

Roger McDowell HANDED Parker a ball!  I wish we had asked him to autograph it! :(

My three boys :)

Harry couldn't hang.

Braves Live!

Stopped at Ikea for a couch.  We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies on our way home! 

My pics are out of order... Last day of Kindergarten! 

Sweet friends.  Parker, Allen, Miller, and Foster 

BEST teachers ever!  We love Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Dear!

Eating ice cream

My little Golden Eagles 

Anniversary dinner!  At home, kid free, and no make-up.  Best way to celebrate! ;) 

Roasting marshmallows over the grill!  HA! #citylife

Shadow tag!  

Lots of pool time with my bonnet baby!

Caca's "last" recital

Baby got back. hahahaha!


My baby girl! 

Meme teaching Parker about tithing. 

Fun at the lake in Hattiesburg!

Making chocolate chip pancakes with Gram. 

He picked this hat out :) 

Chatting with Ava :)

Blueberry picking!

Harry, Robert, and Allen going to pick blueberries.  Parker was at Gram's house.

Father's Day!

We had a weekend away and drove down the trace.  So fun!

Britt shattered his phone on our weekend away! :(

Gatlinburg here we come!

First stop, Cracker Barrel in Meridian! 

Being silly with Gramps!


We hiked 5 miles with all three kids!  Uncle David carried Caroline pretty much the whole way to the waterfall!



Fun with our neighbors!

Caroline's 1st pig tails!

Daddy trying a ponytail!

I told them to go get the table... Pretty clever

Making a Gramps face :) 

We had a fun summer!  So thankful!