Monday, September 17, 2012


wow...I can't believe we are coming up to our one month feels like we have been doing this parenting of three thing for only a couple weeks.  if this is how fast her first year of life is going to go...this mama is not happy. Not happy at all.  :(  We got a chance to snap a few more photos the other day...
I have been debating doing every month will be interesting if I can actually remember to do it.  At least we accomplished month one.  :)  and I have a maternity picture in almost this same spot so that should be fun too.  We got a few others as well...this one really proved to me that she is filling out.  need to get out the scale today to see how much she has grown too.  

Breastfeeding has its advantages and disadvantages...but the good definitely out weigh the bad.  I have really enjoyed all the funny faces I have gotten to see, the bonding we have had together and the fact that while I am feeding I am not responsible for anything other than just taking care of Miss Teya.  :)  (I use this to its full advantage for sure!! )
this is a favorite face for sure.  I have also gotten to catch a few smiles too...those ones where you truely wonder what they are dreaming about cuz they are followed by some sweet little chuckles too.  I have really enjoyed Teya's first few weeks.  I am not sure if it is just normal and so I can enjoy it or if things are just going so well...either way I will take it.  I enjoy holding her, singing to her (although Jack has kinda taken this over for me), taking walks,and may other things.  the joyous things that I don't enjoy much are the mounds of laundry, the nights she decides that 4-5 hours awake in the middle of the night sounds like a great idea or she decides to wake up minutes after I have gotten her sister back into bed.  Oh how fun it is to have life with three.

she still has all her dark hair
eyes that are dark but starting to look a bit blue
weighs: 7lbs 6oz
height: 19.5 inchesb
enjoys baths, cooing, her brother and sister are much entertainment and she loves to be held by anyone...but if she is mad she likes her mama.  Can't wait to watch you grow in month 2 baby girl....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Welcome to the world Teya Claire!!

well on August 16th we welcomed our third child into the world...and I really wish I could say that she did it drama free...but really would you all believe me if I did.  :)  On Tuesday the 14th we had an abnormal heart beat....on the fetal monitor and so they had me sit for a one hour NST (non stress test) to see if she was just moving too much to catch a consistent beat.  They could hear on that that it was irregular and that is common in fetus' at the end of pregnancy...but only if it returns to normal on its own.  so we did an ultrasound to make sure she was healthy and that blood flow was still good....and all was but they wanted to monitor me til it returned to normal in the next hour or so...or we were going to have a baby.  Not quite as shocking hearing that this time as it was last we were an additional almost 4 weeks along than we were with Avenlea when I heard the words.... "you ready to have a baby today".  I have to say matter when you hear those words when they are not makes my own heart skip a beat and my brain immediately responds by shooting up a prayer.

As I sat in the triage of the OB floor...(cell phone signalless) I said many a prayer that all would work out.  We would have a healthy baby, we would have doctors that we trusted in delivery, that she would be in great hands when she was born, that we would be able to hold her and comfort her first crys, that she would stay with us and not be taken away, and that ultimately God knew the plans he had for her and that His will would be done.

well heart beat went back into normal rhythm and they sent me home about an hour and half later...and I was baffled, nervous and not sure what to do.  I was worried more than I could imagine and also not sure what the plan was from here on out...and for those of you that know me...I deal ok with chaos...if I have even a vague plan of action.  well I spoke to my doctor that night and we determined that we would make a decision after the NST in the morning.

So at 9 am I went in for another NST and all sounded great.  My prayer was still the same and God was still answering my calls...the docs on call that day were not the ones that I trusted from past experiences and He new me and my baby would be better waiting another day.  After my OB conferred with the Neonatologist and her fellow OB's....we determined that we were all ok with delivering a week early at 38 weeks.  So the plans were set up for us to arrive on thursday morning around 8:30.

 I couldn't have asked for things to be better....I new and trusted both OB's in the operating room, the neonatalogist was a friends aunt and a wonderful doctor, the anethesiologist was exceptionally gracious and helped me through some trying reactions to the drugs in the operating room, the nurses kept us all in great spirits and I was surrounded and supported by my family.  First child I was able to have my parents here for the birth of...and it was wonderful to come out of recovery to see my wonderful husband, mom, dad and mother in law all there when they handed me my baby girl to take back to my room.  I can't even put into words the joy that I felt when they told me that everything sounded great with her heart.  THANK YOU GOD!!

and here is our beautiful baby girl....