Saturday, March 22, 2008

Home, Home on the Range. ..

Guess who came home on Wednesday!! I will post pics later but just wanted to update everyone that Hailey is home and doing soooo good! I couldn't believe it when they told me that I could take her home! She's so adorable and just sleeps for now, but when she's awake we dress her in her preemie clothes and take pictures! I could just hold her all day and night! It's still a huge adjustment! Definately will take some time to get used to!
Thanks everyone for the cute comments! We love visitors so you can stop by anytime to see us!
I will put some new pics on soon!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Star is Born! Oh and Happy Birthday Mommy!

So last week I went to my Dr.'s appt. to check up on my blood pressure. . .While there my sweet Dr gave me the shock of a lifetime and told me they were admitting me to the hospital because it was 160/110!! Yikes! I bawled my eyes out and was scared out of my mind! But they ended up sending me home that night because it went back down, but I was put on bedrest.

After 3 days of being bored out of my mind. . .my blood pressure shot back up on Sunday evening and I was told to go back to the hospital! So with the entire Lloyd clan in tow . . we headed up! They told me then that they were going to induce me and we'd being having a baby within the next day or so! I kept telling them that my birthday was Wednesday and so it needed to be before or after that!
After a full day of being on Patocin and Magnesium for the blood pressure they were getting ready to break my water but couldn't feel her head! So they did and ultra sound and the little bugger had flipped completely around and was breech! I was prepped for a C section immediately and within an hour had a beautiful baby girl!
Daddy's lil' girl, Hailey Katherine Johnson was born on March 11 (the day before my birthday) weighing in at 4 lbs 4 oz! She is doing fabulous and should be allowed to come home with us pretty soon! She has been eating well and is even breastfeeding twice a day now! They didn't think she would because she's so small, but she has definately exceeded everyone's expectations! We go up to feed her everyday and stay at the hospital between feedings so that we can be there for most of the day to see her and love on her! It's still really hard for me to leave her there though and I weep everytime I have to leave! I really can't believe how much I love this little baby! I will definately update more later and post more pics! Thank you to everyone for being so supportive especially both of our families! She couldn't ask for better grandparents and aunts and uncles!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Cankles and High Blood Pressure?? Oh and still throwing up! FUN!

Oh the joys of pregnancy! Last week was a stressful one for me! I was so worried about my darn cankles fitting into my bridesmaids shoes!

I promise there are ankles under there somewhere!

Before the wedding I threw up twice! But while at the wedding I felt well enough to get my groove on!

Who can resist Prince?? Honestly? Dang I look good!

At my Dr.'s appointment on Monday morning my blood pressure had shot up! 140/90 apparently isn't good so my Dr. ordered a bunch of tests! One of which consisted of hauling my urine around in a jug with me! That was exciting! But everything came back good and she said they'll just keep monitoring it! I have been told to rest as much as possible! Kinda hard to when we've got so much to do! I am now approaching my 34th week! Can't believe it! No the nursery is not set up yet, but we're hoping by the end of the week it will be! That is our goal! I think that for so long I was afraid to do anything for fear of jinxing things and having something go wrong. Then i was just too darn sick to do anything and now here we are, a month away and her room is still in shambles! YIKES!

My friends threw me a shower on Saturday. It was lots of fun to see everyone and get some good motherly advice about everything! I got so many cute little outfits and fun "mommy" stuff! I'm really starting to get excited! Thanks girls!

Jimmy Dean Sausages Anyone?

Here I am with my slackerness!! It's been busy, can you blame me? But I don't come empty handed!! While I won't be posting my lovely swimsuit pic that I had Doug take, I will spare you all from that horrific image. . . I will be posting some fun wedding pics!!

I can't believe Levi is now a married man! It was a crazy week last week, but the wedding went well and there were no casualties! These pictures do not however do my cankles justice! Thanks to Gina for wedging my feet into those shoes! They looked like two Jimmy Dean sausages!!

Linds and me! Gotta love my double chin! Yes my face is getting rounder along with my belly!

Here's my two favorite nephews! One getting his rest and the other looking not so happy to be in a tux and at a wedding!Okay who let them get a hold of my camera?? Look at these cute Lloyd boys!!