Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We've been working on it for a while :)


Ender is a climber. He will start climbing our walls pretty soon I am sure!

some favorite pictures over the past two months!

 Julietta walking in at her thanksgiving program at school.
 he loves snuggling with daddy!
 the best picture i got at her christmas prog

 ignore my eyebrows i just love her!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mackey Update!

Here's an update on our life as of today.... saying this because we change day to day. We will still be in Virginia for Christmas but we will be officially relocating to NC on the 27th. I also found a doctor that was recommended. Hopefully everything will go great. A little concerned because the first they could squeeze me in isn't until January 6th, and it's only with the nurse. I will be 36 weeks then. I hope they schedule the c-section at 39 weeks like everyone else has said because the thought of going even longer is just terrifying. I am in so much pain and really just can't move. So we shall see.

Anyway, the way our new place worked out is really awesome. I was having some problems finding a place. Then I found this great place online. It was in our price range and we could get a 2 bedroom with a sunroom and a loft that would be plenty of room. So I called the next day and they didn't have anything available in the floor plane we wanted. They had one without the sunroom but with the loft. I was willing to take that though because it would be in our price range. So I thought I would settle and then maybe move into the bigger one when it was available. So I called back the next day and someone had taken it. They didn't have anything available for the foreseeable future. So..... I was just at a lost and was feeling a little helpless because I couldn't find anything else in our price range that was nice and big. I begin to think that it was a sign that maybe we shouldn't move yet. And then..... she called me about 3 days later and asked if we found a place. When I told her no she said they had one of the original floor plans that I wanted available!Someone just got up and left their apartment and she wanted to give us the opportunity to have it first! Then about 2 days later she sent me the contract and said that they had just lowered the price and she would give me the lower price! How awesome :) Bad news is it's on the 3rd floor so dealing with the kids is going to be interesting.... but God totally worked it out! We are super excited!

Monday, December 13, 2010

getting ready for another one!

A couple weeks ago we purchased a van! We've been looking around for a while. We were hoping to get a Pilot, but right now this is going to work for our family the best! Here's a picture. I'm officially a soccer mom!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ender today

Ender has been really funny today with talking. He is saying stuff on his own now instead of just repeating which is really fun! Today he dropped his cup and he looked at Etta and said "uh oh".  And then he purposely hit his head on the floor and said "Owwww." Julietta has been calling me "mama" lately, not sure why, but she called me and Ender came walking into the Kitchen to me saying "MaMa" in a really funny voice! He also said bath when we went to take a bath. It's just fun watching his actually talking!


Well, we have officially decided on a name! I am not going to announce it yet, but I'm am excited to know :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010


I will upload some pictures, but at 15 months Ender is officially walking!!!!!  He still doesn't do it if he doesn't want to, but he is very capable! It's really adorable to see!
Also Ender knows the words :
bye bye
Airplane  (everytime he hears one he points to the sky and says it!)

32 week appointment

I had my 32 week appointment today. Everything is still going pretty good. With everything that is going on I've been crazy stressed this week, so I'm hoping that that is the reason but when I got there my blood pressure was up to 134/90. This concerned them obviously since it's such a rise in what it's been the whole time. So they turned out the lights and made me lay still for about 20 minutes. They then retook it and it was down to 120/80. This is better but is still higher than it has been. I'm trying to not be concerned but I was so looking forward to not dealing with that this time and now that I have to switch doctors right at the end it just concerns me. I am still having horrible pain from my symphysis pubis dysfunction. I can't roll over at night and I watch up pretty much in tears a couple times at night. Doctor gave me some ambien for sleeping and some vicotin for the pain. However, the vioctin made me feel really really weird so I'm not taking it anymore. He did offer me pecocet, but this is a lot harder on the baby so I am going to try to hold off taking that for a minute. Anyway, I am at 30 pounds of gain for the whole pregnancy. My stomach has officially taken over! Someone asked me the other day if I was having twins. She asked this in not a nice way and I almost smacked her! Anyway, I will try to have Randy take a picture soon but that's it for now! I am still measuring exactly right and she heartbeat was 150. Oh, so weird since my stomach muscles had split she can actually reach up through the muscles sometimes and she's been moving my belly button with her foot her hand. It is a really weird sensations and looks really weird! Can't wait for my mommy make over!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8th, 2010

Well it has been 2 years since Dad died today. He has missed so much. I have changed so much in those two years, as has our family. He has missed 3 grandchildren (including the one inside me now!). That is the worst part for sure. I can miss him, but I have those years to remember. The daddy/daughter dates and how patient and loving he was. It's almost sad that I only have 2 memories of him as a child being upset at me. It breaks my heart to see Julietta growing up without him. He would've been so great with her and loved on her like there was no tomorrow. The boys he would have as well. I know on the other side of this world I will understand the big picture of why he got sick, and why he could not be here with us but now I do not. Why was my dad robbed of the opportunity to be a grandfather and who would not have taken it for granted and then there are the ones that really seem to not care at all?!
Anyway, 2 years goes by fast and take every moment with the ones you love to be dear, our futures are not certain. Here's a picture the last Christmas the kids spent with dad.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


For Thanksgiving we went down to Raleigh to see my family. It was so nice to have my mom in the same town with Al and Laura. We got to see them more and it was just more relaxed because it was less driving. Laura's family came as well and it was great to see all of them too. We really only get to see them once a year so I was very happy to see them again.
There is a picture of all of the kids together that I don't have yet.... but here's some of just my family that Laura took!

 Thanksgiving was also our 5 year anniversary!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


One of my counseling classes has me reading the book "Why you do the things you do: The secret to healthy relationships." It delves into the four different attachment theories and makes the point that our relationship with our parents (caregivers) sets us up for how our relationships will all work in the future. It is a wonderful book for anyone to read and it gives so much insight into why we all react the way we do to certain situations. Also makes me a little terrified but very conscious of raising secure kids! Anyway there's a quote in there from Mother Teresa and I love it so I just wanted to post it here. She says : "The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for, and deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love."
I just love that because it is so true. We as parents can do a lot unknowing that can cause our children to feel unloved and insecure. It's good to read up on it and make me aware of it as well.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

please pray

This past week has been horrible for me and it's only getting worse. I am in excruciating pain. During the day my back is killing and now my stomach is hurting so bad around the incision site of the c-section (but internal).  Then at night my pelvic pain is so bad I can't sleep.
I need prayer and my kids need prayer. I am not sure what I am going to do for the next 10 weeks and how I am going to handle this. I can not do anything and I am falling apart watching my house fall apart and feeling really kinda like a failure. Not that that is logical but I should be able to do this stuff and I am just not. So if you could send up a prayer that the pain can subside so I can do daily functions I would really appreciate it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

belly pic

Here's a belly picture I took today for 28 weeks and 4 days!!!!  80 days til due, 73 til we have her!

Got my hair done yesterday and I feel so much better!

 and to compare this is the exact same time with Ender!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


So weird, but my sciatic nerve has been acting up the past two days. Please pray that it goes away fast. I had this with Julietta and it only lasted about a week or so. I did not get it with Ender, so I don't know what's normal but when I look it up it says it normally goes away within 6 weeks. I can't do 6 weeks of this. Of course I can if I have to, but it's very difficult right now. Randy is on a weird schedule and is not awake during the day to work on his portfolio and so I am really left to do everything by myself expect bedtime and getting them up in the morning. Since Ender is still not walking and we have stairs I am lifting a 25 pound baby a lot. This is really really painful with sciatica, but also since it's almost like a knife going into my back I'm scared I'll drop him or fall or something. So...... please pray that it goes away soon so I can take care of my other babies!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

28 weeks doctor appointment

I had my 28 week appointment a little early this week. I took the glucose test and everything came back normal. The antibody is still too low to even tighten! And..... my blood pressure was still 108/70. Praise the Lord! My blood pressure has never been this low going into the third trimester. I am praying it keeps not being a problem. This has definitely been my best pregnancy yet! One weird thing is my Vitamin D is crazy low. So they called in a prescription for me. I have to take it and try to get my level up. They said my level was 17 and it's supposed to be at least 34. I keep gaining weight. I don't even know right now, I think I am in between 22-25 pounds. Depressing. Little girl's heart rate was in the 140 and my FH was right on track! The Doc did give me a heavy pain med to try for the pelvic pain. Because it is not the safest I can only take it every now and then. I can not take it all the time and I can only take it at night because it will knock me out! The past week my pelvic pain has actually been pretty good, just my back has been hurting. I am feel large and in charge though. The grossest thing about pregnancy is when you can feel your stomach on your legs and that happened this week! Also I have been having crazy amounts of discharge. TMI I know, but just another fun fact of pregnancy. We are still not settled in on a name, but we have added even more so vote on your favorite and I will most likely do another one with the added names when this one ends! Randy ordered a car seat for us as a surprise. He got another Recaro! I am not sure what we are going to do about cribs. Ender will only be 17 months and that's too early to go into a big boy bed, but I don't know about buying another crib. I have bought some girl clothes though because they are so dag on cute. I need a whole new batch anyway since I had given some away, but Julietta was the total opposite season so nothing from her first year works!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ender Walking

Just so I don't forget to do another post, Ender actually took a step tonight all by himself. He let go of the coffee table and took a step to me :)

Julietta's Fall Festival and Parade at School!

 carving the pumpkin at school!

 she's actually smiling in this class picture!

 Gotta love my belly in this one!

 Julietta's teacher, Mrs. Bittner!

 She did so good singing with everyone! She was so excited she just kept jumping up and down!

 Ender LOVED watching all the kids!

And he loves his new shoes!!!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

26 weeks

Here's a picture that Randy took for 26 weeks!

 And here's the picture Julietta took for the 26 weeks belly picture!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

100 days!!!!!!

WHOO HOO folks! 100 days left until my due date! I remember posting that I was under 200 days so that's a good feeling. Since this is my third I know well enough to know that the last 4 weeks are another trimester in and of themselves, however I am still excited to be at 100 days and tomorrow be in double digits!
I feel like I am already in third trimester though because these last few nights I have not been able to sleep and I wake up either to pee or because rolling over is so intensely painful. Thank goodness that as long as we are either here or we move some where in enough time I have just over 13 weeks until little girly comes!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Julietta picking a pumpkin at school!

Julietta's class this week is having a fall parade. In order to prepare they went to the church's pumpkin patch and picked out pumpkins and helped pick out one perfect one for their class to carve. I can't wait to see the parade Friday. Randy and I are going with the video camera, and she is so excited. She tells me they've been practicing waving, and singing, and walking!

Had to post this picture because it was soooo cute :)
Julietta and one of her friends picking out the perfect pumpkin for them to carve!

Her class!!!! and her class again!