Sunday, February 22, 2009

Growing Big!

More pictures of my sweet boy! He is getting so big! On Thursday he weighed 9 lbs, 3.5 oz!!!! yay! Up almost a full pound from his one week check up! I guess he is getting enough good stuff from his mom! Yesterday I went to a wedding shower for my friend Allison in Lexington and Brody went along for the ride. Then he had his first girls day out with me, Mom, Kelsee, Kourtney, and Kristin! Believe it or not, he was a champ! He was really well behaved and only cried at one store (just cause he was HUNGRY!)! We are enjoying every minute of him and although I'm a bit tired, I'm getting by just fine! Will update more later!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

He is wonderful!!!!

More to come....yay! Oh...and the docs measured him wrong. His pediatrician said he is 21.5 inches long!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Here comes baby...

This is the story of my labor/delivery-

-Went to the baby doc on Wed. at 10:30 am. She checked me and told me she didn't think a baby would be coming any time soon, but you never know what could happen. I went home expecting to see her the following Wed...ahhh!
-Around 3:00 I use the bathroom and something is different... Call my sister and she says it's probably just because the doc had checked my cervix
- Continue to have odd stuff when I pee and I keep leaking everywhere... It's like I'd completely lost all bladder control...nothing significant though so I shrug it off
- Kris and I get ready to go to my sisters house around 6:30. Right before leaving I "pee" all over myself...but not like a gush, so I just ignore it, change and head to Kourtney's.
- Kris and Kris W. get ready to leave to play bball at church when I "pee" on myself again. Kourtney takes me into the bathroom and informs me that my water was broken...hence the loss of bladder control! oops!
- Kris and I head home to pack our bags, shower, etc...
- Arrive at the hospital at 8:30 pm. They check me and sure enough, my water is broken
- Get my first IV ( I was TERRIFIED) and managed to live through it! Actually I got two...the first one didn't work! Yay!
- Set up shop to stay the night. Kristen Porter comes to visit and Kris gets ready for a long night. I was having contractions, I just couldn't feel them. At midnight they give me morphine (another first) so that I'll sleep.
- 6:30 am the Baby Doc shows up and lets me know I'm dilated to a 1 and 90% thinned. Things are looking good. They start pitocin.
- 8:00 am the Baby Doc checks me and I'm having harder contractions and dilated to a 4. She asks if I want an epidural and I say no...thinking it was going to get much worse and I wanted the meds to work the whole time!
- 8:30 am I change my mind and decide I'll take the epidural. Who knows how fast this will go!
- 10:00 am my epidural is FINALLY in! It took 3 tries and I my contractions were pretty strong the whole time. Starting to feel good... Dilalted to a 6 now.
-11:00 am dilated to a 9 and feeling great!
- 12:00 pm starting to feel quite a bit of pain. Dilated to a 9 and wondering how much longer! The epidural doc lowered my dosage so I would feel the pressure...but now I'm feeling the pain???
- 12:30 pm I am really starting to hurt. And I mean REALLY. Getting frustrated as I try to get help from the nurses and docs and no one is responding. My sister Kelsee was getting red at this point too!
- 12:45 pm Still no relief. They've pumped me full of meds but nothing is working. I'm feeling EVERYTHING! Baby doc says we should start pushing...
- Oh the misery and agony! lol! After three pushes they inform me he has hair! I think to myself "great...this will all be done in about three more pushes!" I was wrong!
- Push until I want to die! And then bam! Out pops a baby! HOORAY!
- My first words were, "What's wrong with his head? He looks like a cone head!" (The drugs were really kicking in and they had just given me two more pain killers... yikes!
- The rest is history! I was in a very drugged state for about 3 hours afterwards and don't remember much, other than that Kris took to being a Dad instantly and that we had the most beautiful son EVER!!!!!!

Prior to going to the hospital. My water had broken about 5 hours earlier...I just didn't know it!
Quite the belly! At this point I was swollen all over! Head down to my toes!Kris and I before going to the hospital. We were both nervous and excited. We had no idea what was going to happen!Me acting like a goof ball! Isn't this gown gorgeous? Still feeling pretty good Wednesday evening!
Kristen and I at the hospital... Good times!Kris trying to get some sleep... He stayed up the whole night before. I think his nerves were working overtime!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brody Phillip Barnett

He is HERE!!!!! Feb 5th, 1:20 pm, a beautiful and healthy baby boy graced our lives! Weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz and measuring 20 1/4 inches long, he is the absolute light of our life! I will post details later, but I had to let everyone know! Oh goodness...I need to snuggle him again! Must go! :-)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow much fun!

What do you get when you have below freezing temps, lots of rain, snow, sleet, warmer temps, drastically dropping temps, wet snow, and more big fat flakes????

If anyone guessed Kentucky, give yourself a big pat on the back! The past week has been INSANE here in the Bluegrass State! We've been through the worst winter storm in the states history, mainly because of all the ice, and just when things were starting to thaw and the power was starting to come back on, we got bombarded by another storm! How fabulous! (I hear the plow trucks outside my window as we speak!)

Over 500,000 Kentuckians have been without power (we got extremely lucky in Rowan County and didn't have many power issues) and 92 of the 120 counties are in a state of emergency. Many places may not have power for weeks due to all the tree/powerline damage. The pics I have posted don't do much justice for what has gone on here... The ice was 2-3 inches thick on everything at one point, the rivers were all flooding, and the snow just made things that much worse. Not to mention the fact that we have only had 1 day above freezing in the last week, making it almost impossible to fix all the problems.

Snow days are fun...but not everyday for almost 2 weeks! My sisters and their kids are going crazy with cabin fever! Fortunately I have a hubby who scrapes and salts the driveway each day, so I can get out if needed...especially if this kid decides to join us! I love winter, but this is a bit extreme! Definitely a winter no one will forget for a long time!The view from our house... That 5 inches of snow with 3 inches of ice to seal in the freshness!
Click on this to really get a good look!
So SAGGY! Pine trees don't normally look like this!!Love all the ice!
Triplett Creek...about 5 feet higher than normal.
All that pretty stuff on the trees is ice! Awesome sight to see!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

I am the luckiest gal in the world! Today is our 1 year anniversary and I must admit, it's been a fabulous year! I am so blessed!

We don't really have any big plans...mainly because of the baby...but our goal is to do something later this summer to celebrate!

Kris- Thanks for making me the happiest girl in the world! LOVE YOU Bear Paw!My flowers!!!! hehehe!Kris and his French Toast! Num!