Monday, July 27, 2009


on July 27th, 2009, weighing in at 5lbs. 14 oz and my length is 19 1/2" long. my arrival was very eventful! my mom and dad anxiously waited on pins and needles to hold me and hear me cry. i was just chillin when dr. westmoreland ripped me out of my mommy's tummy. i immediatelty started cryin, which made mom and dad very happy! the nurse checked me out and gave me the A-OK so i was passed over to my daddy. mommy got to hold and kiss me for just a few minutes until i was whisked away to the recovery room to wait on mommy's arrival. everything is great now and i am feeding pretty good---we still need some pracice!!! thanks to my fabulous nurse, Jennifer, and my daddy--- i couldn't have made it safely without both of word...AWESOME!! i have been soooooo good since i entered the world-----but it is that time to see how well i do while sleeping. GOOD NIGHT!!
Leaving for the hospital....can't stand it :)

Minutes away from seeing your precious face

Daddy holding my hand right after I was born

My nurse, Jennifer, made me this cute "bow" hat!
Lovin on my bear blanket!

Daddy and Mommy loving on me

Mimi, Aunt Trish, Ashley and Morgan

De-de and Pops

my big cousin, Morgan and me

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Well, the time has come.....

to welcome baby Mackenzie Ryan!!!! Her birthday will be Monday, July 27th around 3:00. Here is the story: we went to our 36 week ultrasound only to find out that she is breech and floating around in low amniotic fluid. With low fluid she doesn't have room to turn into the "natural" birthing position, so a scheduled c-section is a must! I do go back to the doc on Friday to check her fluid one more time and then on Monday I will be checked "just in case" she turned on her own! Either way she will enter the world on Monday! Happy Birthday Baby Girl :) We can't wait to hear you cry and hold you in our arms!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Birthday Bash!!

JP took my pic before we went out and woah baby!
this pic shows me at 35 weeks 5 days along:) mackenzie
will be here before we know it!
Momma and Daddy to-be

Amy, Kelly, and me

Aron, Amy, me, Chris, and Kelly

the duke lake clan

we have a "thing" in our neighborhood where we go out to celebrate birthdays! this past Friday, we celebrated Aron and Amy's birthday dinner at Flemings! steaks, mac n cheese, and fleming's potatoes are a MUST!! Oh, i forgot to mention the melting chocolate mountain cake and creme' brulee :) after dinner we ventured over to the new swanky wine bar called, Crush, on the waterway. of course, a pregnant woman at a wine bar stuck out like a sore thumb but none the less we stayed out and had a blast! Thanks girls for letting us celebrate with you two :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mackenzie's Nursery!!!!

So with about 4 more weeks left everyone is asking about the nursery! my bumper is finally here but it is not working (the ties are wrong) so it is still a work in progress. don't ask?!?! for what was supposed to take 8 weeks took 14 weeks and is NOT correct :( so when my drape lady comes back into town from va-ca she will fix it for me!! obviously we chose the pink, brown, and creme theme and I LOVE IT!!! i wanted her name above her crib but couldn't find exactly what i wanted, so of course i said i can make those!!! what was i thinking??? i recruited my neighbor, Amy, and we painted for days!!! i am proud to say that we did them b/c they mean so much more!!! enjoy the pics and soon you will see a pic of little Mac sleeping in her crib!! we can't wait!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally....Maternity Pics!!!

We had our "pre" Mackenzie pics done together in our neighborhood because we love the fountains and scenery. so it was the perfect place for us to capture some great pics together! enjoy!!!
Posing on the bridge....

belly shot......

just chillin'.....

lovin on my baby girl....

belly hold.....

and a sweet kiss!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Contractions and Sausage Toes!!!

So I had a couple of "firsts" since becoming pregnant. Last night we were at our neighbors house watching a fight on pay per view and of course all of the girls were on the couch yackin about everything but the fight. When Aron, my neighbor, asked me if I've had any contractions......not knowing what they feel like.....I immediately answered NO! About 10 minutes later I told her to feel Mackenzie's butt, b/c it was moving and so hard! She touched my belly and YELLED you are having a contraction!!! Oh my gosh.....WHAT?!?! A contraction???? That's what it feels like??? I've been having those for about a week! Our conversation went on from there and quickly turned into, "WOW...your feet look swollen and you have sausage toes!" Thanks a bunch right....just what a pregnant girl wants to hear?!?! I guess it is a fact, my feet have been the worst part of my pregnancy......swelling, tingling, and aching. Thanks Aron for breaking the "sausage toes" news to me :) i guess i was in DENIAL!!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

HaPpY fOuRtH oF jUlY. We were so lucky to get
to stay at our house for the 4th! Family, friends,
food, and fun were Saturday's agenda! Everyone
stayed the afternoon to swim and eat, then went
went on their merry way to watch FIREWORKS!
J.p. and I watched FIREWORKS from all around
in our neighborhood, Splashtown, and The Woodlands.
Hope you all had a safe and fun Fourth of July!!!!

J.P. proudly holding my "big" belly

Brittany, Jp, Josh, Mark, and Ashley

All the girls hanging out in the pool

My crazy cousins :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

33 week 3 day PICTURE

so i went to my 33 week doctor appointment today and things are GREAT!!! Mackenzie is about 4 and 1/2 pounds and moves like crazy....all day...all night! it is amazing how my doctor squeezes and twists my belly around just to see what position she is in. we can't wait to hold our baby girl :)