Monday, November 24, 2008

One month



I know it's been awhile since I've blogged but, I've been one busy Mommy!
Amaiya is an amazing baby! She has been from birth. I can't believe she's already a month old. It's crazy how time flies by. She's more aware of her surroundings now. She did a little laugh last night when she was having tummy time. Natalie has this toy dog that barks and every time it would bark she would get a big smile then she laughed. I couldn't believe it! She's doing things so soon. She held her head up at 2 days old, rolled over at 3 weeks, sleeps through the night and now laughed at a month. I can't wait to see what else she has to show me sooner than she's supposed to.
I weighed her awhile back and she was 8lbs. 5oz.! I'm not used to having a chunky baby. Natalie wore teddy bear clothes and preemies for the first 3 months and Nate what in 0-3 months for 5 months! I'm just so happy that she is here and healthy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sick kids on a Beautiful Monday

I started my day off pretty good. Sun shining though the windows made it feel amazing in the house. I got Natalie ready for school and did some dishes. I took her to school and an hour after I got home I got a call from the nurse that Natalie is running a fever of 99.1 and that her ears are bothering her. So I told her to keep her until after lunch just so see if it goes away. Well, her lunch time is 10:35. At 10:48 I got a call from the nurse. The nurse tells me that Natalie's teacher said that she has been crying off and on and that she wouldn't eat her lunch! So I said her Dad will be there shortly. She came home and went straight to bed! Well, after I got back from Walmart I woke her up to get her something to eat. When she was sitting at the table she throws up all over my kitchen table, the chair, the floor and herself! GROSS!! I cleaned her up and the kitchen and sent her back to bed! Nate has been sick since Halloween with a bad cough and runny nose.
I'm so scared they'll get Amaiya sick. I think she has a little cold herself only cause she has been coughing once in awhile and has a runny nose!
Nate's feeling good enough to go outside and play and be up my butt all day when I'm trying to pick up or take care of the baby. So I know he's feeling better! I just hate seeing my kiddos not feeling good. I'm hoping Natalie feels better so she can go to school! Education is #1!!

I just hope everything goes much smoother tomorrow!!



Elise

Ethan

When I got home earlier from picking a few things up from Wally World my Dad was here. I got out of the car and was getting the kids out when Dad came up to me and showed me his phone. It's been 4 years since his passing and it still feels like yesterday. On his phone was a headstone with Ethan's name, date of birth & the day he passed! I just broke down right there outside. I felt like my legs were jello. I wasn't crying because I was sad it was because I never thought he would have a headstone. I'm just so grateful that my parents got this for him. I miss my little one so much. I don't go a day without thinking of him. But, I know he is up there in Heaven with Poppy looking down upon us. No more pain or suffering just pure happiness! I'll see him one day, not to soon though, when I'm a really old woman!!



Elise

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Freak me out!!

So last night Chad & I just got done watching The Happening (which is a totally weird movie) and I decided to wake Amaiya up, change her and feed her some before we went to bed for the night. Well, I got everything ready and next thing I know I was looking a blood stained onesie and diaper! I immiatiatley freaked out! I changed her diaper and cleaned up the blood on her belly. The imbilical cord was soft instead of it being hard..freaking out even more then. I know that it supposed to bleed a little bit when it's coming off but this was I'd say the size of a quarter. Which is not normal. So I called the doctor and they told me to bring her to ACH (arkansas children's hospital), so I did. At 2am we finally got there and she was crashed out asleep in my arms as we waited for the doctor. She finally go in there at 2:58 and started checking her over. I felt so bad cause the woman kept on poking her and looked like it was painful. The doctor said it looks like she may have ripped it some how from the belly button but, she'll be fine because her blood count isn't low and her color is great and no swelling in the belly. So thank goodness she's fine!

I think the reason I freaked out so much is because of how Ethan bleed to death. I seen the blood and it brought me back. Back to that dark depressing days. But, I know Ethan's watching over his brother and sister's and wouldn't let anything happen to them.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One week old




I took Amaiya to the doctors yesterday and they did her one week check up.
No jaundice thank goodness! I couldn't believe it at all when the weighed her and did her height. She gained 6oz.'s and grew a whole inch in just those few days!
She'll go back for her 2 months on December 22nd! I can't wait to see how big she'll be then! But for now I'm loving how small she is! My last baby so I'm going to soak up every little thing I can!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Amaiya Julianna McCormick





On October 16Th, 2008 at 3:30p.m. our daughter Amaiya Julianna entered this world.


I had a doctor's appointment at 10:30 that morning and went in the room with the doctor, he checked me and said "Are you ready to have this baby?". My heart dropped. I got so excited and scared at the same time that I didn't know what to say. I immediately started to call Chad, my parents and Grandma. I was scared cause I was up there alone. But, I knew I didn't have to worry cause Chad and my wonderful Grandma were there in a blink of an eye.




I got into the room and they hooked me up to all the wonderful (most annoying crap) things they needed. They started the meds to make my contractions stronger and then at 2:30p.m. he came in and checked me after I got my upidural and broke my water (at this time I was dilated to 7). Dr. Chatelain said he would be back in 40 to 45 mins to check on me again so I waited. I didn't have to wait long cause 10 mins later he was back in the room. He check me and said those same words "Are you ready to have this baby?" cause I was dilated to 9! I was like HOLY CRAP, that didn't take long! So I started to push at 3pm. Chad was on my left and my sister Emily was on my right, this was the first time for both of them to see a baby being born. Mom and Grandma (who finally got to be in the room with me) were watching as I pushed our beautiful daughter out into this world.

She weighs 6lbs. 11ozs. and is 19 inches long. She's a spitting image of me (at least I think so) but, has a head full of beautiful brown hair like Chad. Amaiya is an amazing baby. She only crys when she is hungry or when she's getting her diaper changed. She's in love with her daddy! Big time Daddy's girl already! And Chad is so amazing with her. He's all about his baby girl!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

37 weeks

I can't believe I've made it this far into my pregnancy. I'm experiencing things I've never had before, swollen legs and feet, crying spells (guess you can say hormonal), just want to sleep all day. I'm so glad that I've gone this far. I can't wait to hold my new little girl in my arms.
I maybe excited to see her but, I'm looking forward to seeing the look on Natie and Nate faces when they see her. I remember when Natalie seen Nathaniel for the first time. I'm so glad I got a picture of it! I'm so worried that Nathaniel is going to have a hard time when she is here. Only because he's been Mommy's "baby" for 3 years. I know Natalie is going to be just fine. She's a mother hen in a little bitty body. She loves babies and is so excited to be able to help me with her. Every time I have to go to the doctors I tell her before I drop her off at school that I have an appointment to check up on "YaYa'' (that's the kids nickname for Amaiya). When I go to pick her up from school, the first thing she says to me when she gets in the car is "how is my baby?". I think its so funny that my little girl is such a wonderful caring person already for being so young.
Nathaniel is always rubbing my belly and singing to her. So, I know that he's going to be the one to try to calm her down with singing his ABC's, Mary had a Little Lamb, You are My Sunshine or Papaw's munchkin bunchkin song.
I'm so ready for her to be here. I only have 23 days left until I'm full term. I don't know why it scares me so much to think I can actually carry her to term. I guess it because I never have before and also the weight issue. I'm totally scared to deliver a baby more than 7 pounds. I'm getting anxious every passing day that she is still inside of me.

I went to the doctors today and he said she is doing great. I've gained 3 pounds in a week so he's worried about that plus my swelling. He said he's expecting me to come in the weekend or by this week. I go back thursday if nothing happens. I told him I can't have her on thursday cause that's my cousin's birthday and that day is already taken. lol.

Well, lets see what happens. Hopefully she will be here sooner than later!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pumpkin Patch










I love how I can spend my birthday watching my children have so much fun. We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday. We walked through the 8 acre corn maze (yes, I'm still pregnant), walked through the sunflower gardens, pet the goats, sheep and a really fat pig. They went on a hay ride with Papaw, Aunt Di, Christian, Grandma and Flynn. I'm just glad my babies had so much fun. They picked out their own pumpkins before we left. Now I just have to figure out how to carve it! lol. We're doing that tonight!



Friday, October 3, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

I'm taking the kids to the pumpkin patch tomorrow. It's funny cause tomorrow is my 23 birthday and all I want to do is see my children have fun. Most women would get a sitter and enjoy the day to themselves. This would be Nate's first time going to the pumpkin patch. I'm hoping the weather is cool and all the walking doesn't put me into labor. That's my biggest worry.
But, I'll have pictures up tomorrow of the pumkin patch!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Doodle time and Paper costumes

Nathaniel has his Spider man Journal that he got from Aunt Betty & Uncle John and everyday he sits down and doodles a new drawing in it. I love it. When he fills it up I'm going to put it away so that when he is older he can look back at all he's drawings from when he was small.
Natalie is addicted to her Cd player and is constantly coloring or practicing her writing. My children are so creative. The other day they got out the glue and tore up ALOT of construction paper and glued them on each other, faces to toes. They said they were making their Halloween costumes. I wish I would of gotten a picture of it cause it was hilarious! They loved making their "paper costumes" but, they didn't like it when it all had to come off! Peeling it off hurt to bad so I spent 30 min. clean my tub taking all the wet paper out of it. But, in the end it was worth it cause they had fun and enjoyed themselves!
I just hope they don't try to give Amaiya a ''paper costume" for halloween! lol...

Natalie and her beautiful singing!!

After Natalie got done doing her homework she got out the coloring book and her cd player and started singing. I loved this video so much I wanted to share it with ya'll. I can't believe my baby girl is now 5 and a big sister of 2 siblings. It's crazy how fast time flys by. I'm trying to enjoy every waking moment cause next thing I know they will be 18 and leaving Mommy for college!

:'( sad thought....

But, here is Natalie singing "Best of Both Worlds" by her favorite singer every (as she says) Hannah Montana.

video

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pregnancy Update ~35 weeks~

I went to the doctors Monday and Dr. Chatelain said that she has moved back up. THANK GODNESS!! I'm still dilated the same. I still have to take Procardia every 6 hours to stop whatever kind of labor I have. I took that medicane when I was pregnant with Natalie and 2 hours after I got off of it I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl! So I'm making sure I stick to the every 6 hours. I'm so happy that I'm 35 weeks and she is still in my belly! I go back to see the doctor on Monday @ 1pm. He said that he'll take me off the medicane then because I'll be 36 weeks. Hopefully everything will stay calm until about 37 or 38 weeks.( <---- wishful thinking in my case) As long as she comes into this world healthy and crying I'll be the happiest mother alive! I'm just glad Chad will be able to be there when she is born! He's never experienced any of this before. He wasn't around when Michael was born so it's about time I break him in! I just hope he doesn't pass out!

Chad's coming home!!

Finally after 13 long weeks Chad is finally done with the academy. Graduation is on Friday, I'm just glad I'm able to go and see him graduate. I really hope in the future he goes back to school and reaches he's goals. I know he really wants to finish college to get his degree in Criminal Justice.
I'm just glad he'll be home for good well, until Janurary. But, I'm here for him and I support everything he does and wants to do in life!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I can't believe this is happening already!!

Went to the doctors to day for a normal check up for Amaiya. I got there at 8:15a.m. and waited for an hour. The two appointments before me had to be delivered so I was freaking out!
My name was called... I got back there.. Checked my cervix and what do you know, I'm in labor.
"OH CRAP" is what I thought. 2 centimeters dilated and 80% effaced. After he said that I'm totally freaking out. I got a shot in the butt of steriods... ouch!! Dr. Chatelain told me that since I'm dilated already and that far effaced that most likely I'll have her by this weekend. Only cause of my past history and the fact of when he checked me it was barely hanging on anymore.
So, here I am at my parents house wishing Chad was here with me. I know this is my 4th baby but, all these pains are different. I'm feeling totally opposite than I did with the other kiddos.
I'm so scared right now it's unbelievable. I'm cramping like crazy. I feel her head coming down and I can't eat crap cause I feel sick to my stomach.

I'm hoping I don't go into full blown labor tonight. I want Chad to be here with me to help me through this! He'll be home tomorrow around 2pm. so I'm trying to keep her in as long as possible!

Don't get me wrong I'm excited to see our little princess it's just I don't want to do it by myself!


Well, wish me luck... hopefully she doesn't come into this world without her Daddy by my side!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Amaiya Julianna


I can't wait to see this little face. She's going to be gorgeous I already know.
My last baby. Wow that seems so weird but, I'm glad to have two girls and two boys. She completes are family. I thought I was excited to have her, Chad is totally excited to be having a little girl! For those who don't know Natalie and Nathaniel are my children from a previous marriage and Michael is from his. So, we kinda have a mine, yours and ours thing going on. But, Chad doesn't look at Natie and Nate that way! They are his children no matter what. That's one of the reasons I love him so much! And that's how I look at Michael. He's my son too! No matter what anyone else says!
Amaiya is due on Halloween which I know for a fact that I'm not going to be pregnant with her that much longer! So I totally doubt I'll meet my due date. Never have and don't think I ever will. The doctor says she 5 lbs already so that's good. I hope she's a chunk. At least she'll be able to fit into her clothes unlike Natie and Nate. :)
Nate woke up the other morning and was like I can't wait for "Ya Ya'' to get here (that's what he's been calling her). I think it's just to adorable how they are excited about her arrival. I know Natalie is going to do just fine with her. It's going to be Nathaniel that has the problem with lack of "Mommy & Nate" time. But, I know after a while he'll get used to it.
I just so ready for her to be here. I'm getting so anxious it's unbelievable!!
I'm just glad to have my babies. No matter how crazy it gets or how many fake "boo boos" I have to kiss and put a band aid on. They are my crazy little creatures and I'm just adding one more to the bunch!

New to this...

I'm finally 34 weeks into this pregnancy! I'm so relieved to have gone this far with her.
I never thought I'd have anymore children. Boy was I wrong! Four kids is like Madness. So for the name of my blog I've decided to go with "Baby Madness", cause I know for the next 18 years it going to be more than just that. People may call me crazy for having as many kids as I do but, you know what, I Love It! Each one of my children are so different and amazing in their own way. I love to watch them grow and see their personalities pop out.

My children are my life, my love, my everything and I wouldn't change it for the world!!
Not many 22 year olds can say that!

Going to the doctors tomorrow. I'm nervous to hear what he has to say. I'm just hoping I can come home from the doctors and everything be okay with me and her. I know everything will be fine. For now, I'm off to the screams of my daughter and son having a food fight at the table! Not Good... pizza night and I just mopped my floor! Arggh... But, kids will be kids and pizza sauce can be cleaned up.