Monday, October 13, 2008

Will Turns ONE !!! Part I

This weekend when I should have been throwing my first born his 1st birthday party 39 weeks pregnant.... I was doing it with a 1 year old and a 2 week old... talk about exhausting but we had a great time and enjoyed sharing it with so many family and friends and we even had a few surprises !!! We had decided we would do a "tonka" truck party since Will has enjoyed so much playing with trucks lately. We had balloons, tonka trucks, and even construction signs like "Fun Zone; Cake Area; Falling Crumbs" The party was in Citronelle at Woodie's grandmother's home where all his extended family lives. They were able to come as well as both sets of grandparents and my brother and sister in law from Louisville. We had a blast with all the kiddos playing. And much to our surprise, 2 HUGE construction dump trucks showed up and you would have thought we had planned it since it was a "truck " theme but NO !! All the kids wanted to have their pictures taken with the "REAL" trucks. And of course, it made me look GOOD cause everyone wanted to know if I had that planned ! HA HA!! How perfect and it was free entertainment... HOpe you enjoy the pictures !!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

And Now We're FOUR !!

After having the baby shower last weekend and family coming into town, we were very excited about the last couple of weeks before Preston would arrive. Honestly, we had a ton to do. Woodie had been working 10-11 hr days, Will is getting more active and expecting his 1st birthday soon, and I was HUGE and ready to have our little man arrive ! I had kept saying I wish he would just come early since Will came 8 days late, but I had no idea it would be 3 weeks early !! All day Monday, I wasn't feeling well and started having contractions irregularly that evening. Tuesday Morning I awoke and they were every 3-4 minutes and coming faster. We called Woodie's aunt to come get Will but we had no time, so we took him with us to the hospital. Will was so good during the whole thing. I was up front panting through contractions whiile Woodie drove and I turn around to see Will "breathing/blowing" with me... Isn't that precious? When we got to the hospital, I was 5 cm (I was only 1 cm at the Dr's appt only 3 days before) and ready to go. The nurse was so good and was checking me in asking all kinds of questions....and all I could tell her was that I NEEDED an epidural !!! Seriously, that is all i could tell her ! Finally my epidural came and it was the difference between night and day. I know Woodie was relieved. Well wihtin a couple hours my DR got there and said we were at 10 cm !! Whoo hoo. Then I started feeling my legs and belly, etc... the epidural was wearing off. It was my worst nightmare. I could feel everything, every pain, every bit of pressure. Lets just say this woman could never do natural childbirth and am very thankful for whoever came up with the epidural !! My nurse told me we didn't have time to get another epidural and that I would just have to push... NO WAY !!! I told her I HAD to have something... so the anesthesiologist came (thank goodness I am a nurse, cause I wasn't going to buy that one) and they replaced my epidural and relief...sweet relief !! At 2:17 pm, our sweet little boy was born with a head full of jet black hair. He was so much smaller than Will at 7 lbs 14 oz. but looks just like him, even the same COWLICK !!! How funny... We are truly blessed and are getting adjusted to having a crew of boys....young boys ! Oh how I hope they grow up to be best friends, playmates and brothers !!