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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sweet Boy

My dear friend Maggie Ingram came over and snapped some shots of little Toxey man when he was about three weeks old. I really enjoyed visiting with her and getting these precious pics. Toxey was in a foul mood and the girls were acting like hoodlums. Maggie was so patient! I was amazed she was able to get any good shots though.

Stir Crazy

We haven't been able to get out much since Toxey came along so I took the girls to one of our favorite places this summer while I was pregnant, the fountains at Renaissance.

We are Officially Outnumbered

Mark "Toxey" Vitart
July 1, 2011
7lbs. 6ounces
20 inches long

I figured I better jot all this down before I forget numbers and birth story. Gets harder to remember details when you have three to remember. Sweet thing is already 7 weeks old tomorrow so I am a little behind.
All three of my deliveries were pretty similar, however number three moves much quicker!! I went in for my appointment at 37 weeks and 5 days. Blood pressure was up and I was very swollen, as with Ella Katherine and Anne-Hartley. He told me to come to the hospital that night at 5:00p.m. where they would administer a cervadil. Night was pretty calm. Next morning they started pitocin and he broke my water around 7:30 at which I was 1.5 centimeters. By 9:30 I was hurting pretty good. I didn't want to ask for epidural because I assumed it had only dilated maybe another centimeter or two from my past experiences. The nurse was having a horrible time monitoring his heart rate. I was so happy that she told me we needed to go ahead and do epidural so I would quit moving around. This would help her monitor his heart rate better. I hate asking for epidural for some reason. Anyways the anesthesiologist came about five minutes later. She inserted my epidural no kidding four times. Not fun! However it was totally worth it as always. The nurse checked me immediately after and I was already 8cm. I couldn't believe that in two hours time I went from 1.5 to 8cm. The next two centimeters went a little slower. When I got to ten probably around 11:30a.m. Toxey wouldn't drop all the way. She inserted a catheter and within minutes i started feeling lots of pressure. Now the doctor was still at his office at the end of Lakeland and had to make it all the way to Woman's in lunch traffic. She said we would wait until he was in the building to do the first push. Well we heard his voice coming, so we did one push. Now at this point the room was not set up for birth. We all assumed I would have to do several pushes before that needed to take place. We did one push and he crowned. She told me to stop, and then she went to the cabinets to prepare a few things. In the meantime I just knew I felt Toxey coming out. I asked Matt and when he looked he turned completely white. Then I preceded to look, and Toxey's head was literally laying on the bed and noone was around. They start yelling for Dr. Wolfe to come in there. He casually walks in and when he looks at my face and then looked down he put a little pep in his step. He didn't even have time to get fully clothed. I think Matt was seconds away from grabbing the baby out himself. Dr. Wolfe then let me cut the cord myself. It was really neat.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Anne-Hartley Turns Two

I can't believe my baby girl turned two!! We are trying to start making some changes before little Toxey arrives. So far potty training has been a fail! Paci weaning -Fail! Big Girl bed has been our only success! The fails are mainly mommy's fault. I am having such a hard time letting her grow up! She is finally starting to form some sentences. Poor thing has a hard time talking because big sister is never quiet enough to give her a chance. Her favorite right now are Dora, Max and Ruby, her blankee(night night), and anything involving food!
We celebrated with just a small family cookout. It was fun! She was so proud when everyone sang to her! She wanted a Max and Ruby cake, and it was so yummy!

Getting Closer

I had a checkup today. I am now going every two weeks which is crazy to me! Toxey is already measuring 30 weeks! They said he is going to be a big boy! We are finally starting to get the nursery together, and I am quite pleased with it! We are doing alot of the stuff ourselves which is much cheaper and more fun!! We have really enjoyed it! I will post pictures when completed. Of course now we have two jealous little girls. Ella Katherine ask her daddy when he is painting her room at least once a day! Good luck with that one sweet girl!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Top Ten Things I Have Learned About Being a Stay at Home Mom

1. I will never be able to do ANYTHING without an audience again!
2. I have learned I can have a really ugly sinful side
3. The true meaning of a desperate housewife.
4. I am up for any opportunity with a free nursery.
5. How was playing with toys so much fun as a child!
6. What is adult tv? If it's not on Sprout or Disney I don't know what it is.
7. My house has never and will never be clean! This has probably been my greatest misconception!
8. I thought I was becoming my own boss, but I have a 3 and nearly 2 year old filling those shoes!
9. I swore I would get up and get ready everyday. HA! Sweatpants and house shoes are my wardrobe of choice. You know its bad when you walk out in jeans and a casual shirt, and your 3 year old says " Mommy, you look bootiful!"
10. I am so blessed to get to experience every little moment of their lives. (I have to remind myself of this quite often!)

Still Here

I actually have a night off from the kids and I have been up since 3:00 a.m. Why? Do mothers ever sleep normal again?? I have done everything I can do without waking up Matt, so I figured this was as good of a time as any to update the blog.

Remember how I said since I was staying at home now, I would keep the blog updated. HA! Little did I know how little of time I would have. We are finally starting to settle into our new lifestyle though. Hopefully when we get our routine down a little better I will be more persistent.

We are heading to Orange Beach around lunch time today and I am thrilled!! Not as much as the girls though. It is a much needed change of scenery. Daddy will only be able to join us for a couple of days, but I guess its better than nothing. I can't wait to hang out with my family and get all the little cousins together. Pray for us though, four three and unders and a grouchy pregnant lady!

Speaking of pregnant, I am 22 weeks now and moving right along. I am pretty sure I look like I am 35 weeks. It amazes me how much quicker you pop out with each pregnancy. Carrying a boy has proven to be so much different. I guess I haven't shared that news on here either. It is a boy, Mark "Toxey" Vitart. Mark is my dad's name. I have so much respect and admiration for my dad. He is the kindest, most humble, smartest man I have ever known! I am proud to let my son carry on his name. Toxey is what he will be called, is Matt's middle name. It was his great grandfather's name. I have always loved it, and it is so unique. I have definitely gotten some crazy reactions when I tell people the name, but I fully expected that. We are beginning preparations for little man's arrival. I have ordered all the nursery stuff. I guess eventually we will get around to painting. It is overwhelming having a different gender on your third. I didn't have a stitch of blue in this house. I am trying to buy things up at seasonal clearances and get all the hand me down stuff I can (hint hint.) Hart baby moved to a big girl bed this past week. It was the most unbelievably smooth transition! She is SO proud of herself. Next we will move on to paci weaning and potty training. Surely I can achieve those before July!!