Friday, February 24, 2012

Our Family and Decisions!

Well, to start off, it's been a LONG time since i have been able to sit down and write a blog,and this one isn't quite that easy :) as my boys keep me quite busy!

My boys are growing up so much, it is just hard to believe i have been a mommy for 4 years and now have 4 beautiful boys!

A lot of people think i have had my babies too close together, but i dont think thats true.. You see.. from the age of 19 i was told i could NEVER have a baby...(Ray and i had always hoped for at least 5 children but at that point even one would have made us happy).. so i had basically given up all hopes of ever becoming a mommy, because i had been to a fertility specialist and even they told me it was nearly impossible. So all my hopes and dreams of being a mommy had faded...Then in March of 2007 i found out i was pregnant for the 1st time ever...I was scared to death...because i had always heard that if you have PCOS you are prone to having miscarriages, and i didn't want that to happen to me! So i ended up quitting my job so i could take it easy and be very careful while my baby grew... and on October 25 2007 i became a Mommy for the 1st time to a Beautiful Baby Boy named Tyler!

After Tyler was born i agreed not to go on Birth Control because i figured..Tyler was our Miracle that i was never supposed to have that God just Blessed us with...

Well Much to our surprise in March 2009 we found out we were expecting yet another precious little miracle.. And on November 12 2009 we had Matthew...8 lbs 12 oz..Big Healthy baby boy.. which we though! But from the beginning there was something not quite right about Matthew.. he would not eat .. well we took him hom on November 14th still force feeding him... and took him to see his dr on November 17 and he wasn't drastically losing weight so the dr said we would watch him... well around 11pm on November 17th was a day we will NEVER forget!! Matthew started breathing so hard and so fast , seeming like he had just run a marathon! so we called the dr's office and the oncall dr never called back so we made our best decision to take him on to the ER and get him checked out...we took him to Lexington, and they took him straight back and the ER dr said all babies breathe differently but we would like to keep him and monitor him but we dont keep babies at lexington anymore so we are going to transport him to Richland.. so after a while an ambulance came and took us off to Richland..we get there and much to my surprise there is a whole ICU unit waiting for my baby to get a breathing tube down his throat because he only had a matter of hours left before we would lose him! at around 3pm on the 18th they came and took my baby to MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) because he would need to undergo heart surgery for a congenital heart defect ..He had coarctation of the aorta...around 7pm they told us that he may have to have emergency surgery through the night because it was steady closing... well his surgery was at 6am November 19th...and he did FABULOUS!! he was only in the hospital 5 days after surgery and we brought him home the day before Thanksgiving! Boy were we thankful in 2009! So there again we decided NOT to take birth control because it took us 2 years to conceive our 2nd Miracle! We figured if God wanted us to have more children then he would bless us with more .. if not we had 2 beautiful little boys!

Well :) SURPRISE in March 2010 we discovered we were pregnant once again while Matthew was only 4 months old! That was fine though we had No problem with that ...we got a few odd looks because our boys are gonna be a year apart but it was ok ... on November 29th i went to a routine dr's appt/ultrasound and had to go to the hospital to be monitored , and Baby's heartrate dropped into the 60's so they rushed me to L&D and immediately started inducing...well throughout the day , his heartrate kept decelerating and the dr said one more time and we are going for a c-section.. well it did it once more but it was because he was ready to come..So on November 29th 2010 Nathan was born, and we thank God everyday for our Miracle.. This time we did decide to try birth control since we got pregnant so easy ..

Guess what ...It didn't work!! SURPRISE again... i was sick with Pnumonia like symptoms , the dr wanted to do a chest x-ray...They wheel me down to x-ray and put me outside the door while someone else was in there.. then they come back to get me.... and they tell me they cant do it because my test was positive....So we had our 4th little boy on October 29 2011! Well the dr's recommended an iud... but i just didnt want something that lasts so long..

So with that said .....Ray and I have decided to have 1 more baby and call it quits! If we have 1 more we will have our dream number of 5 children.. if it's all 5 boys we will be just as happy as if it's 4 boys and 1 girl!

So next time i announce im pregnant..I dont know if it will be soon or a few years down the road.. that is for GOD to decide.. i dont want to see all kinds of smart, negative comments.. just remember this is our dream, our family, and we take care of it!

Now back to our boys!!! :)

Tyler is our Beautiful Healthy 4 year old.. he will start school this coming school year....He can carry on a conversation like an adult, and he doesn't meet strangers! He is such a blessing! and a very lovable child! Although he can be a bit michevious ..he is still a precious little boy!

Matthew is our Beautiful 2 year old.. He is Smart as can be.. He takes soo much after Tyler.. He loves his big brother and copies everything he does.. He also can talk very well although he is a bit shy around other people and doesn't like to talk to strangers!

Nathan is our Beautiful 1 year old .. He is more like our baby.. he is lovable and and sweet, he doesnt talk so much and he just started walking, he is just a little lover and he smiles all the time.. such a happy baby!

Ethan is our Beautiful 4 month old..He is such a delight.. he sits in his seat, he loves when you hold him , he is just all around a good baby!

Well thats all i have to say today.. just a little heads up on our family!!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year, Brings New Beginnings :)

2011 is coming to an end in just a few hours and 2012 is just around the corner.. My boys are growing up so fast.

Tyler is 4 years old now and smart as can be, when you talk to him it is like talking to a little adult. He loves to sit and carry on conversations and will talk and talk and talk! He is our BIG boy..He weighs a whopping 60 lbs!

Matthew just turned 2 and he is growing up so fast, 2 weeks before Thanksgiving he had to have his front 4 teeth pulled because he had been in so much pain with them, now he is finally eating and has gained weight he now weighs 30 lbs!

Nathan just turned 1 year old.. he is not talking yet, although this is the most loving child i have ever met.. He loves everyone..He loves to sit and play and watch tv. he is such a wonderful little boy and i hope he starts walking soon!

Ethan is just 9 weeks old and yet a wonderful little blessing from GOD. He is smiling and he loves to eat!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Family Addition

Well, a really bad cold has been going around our house, Nathan was in the hospital from March 1st til March 3rd with RSV...Matthew hasn't been feeling too well he has been on antibiotics.. Tyler has just been running fever, he had a seizure on March 9th and we were told it was only a cold.. Well i ended up going to the ER because i just felt terrible , My throat and chest just hurt so bad...They told me they wanted to do a Chest X-Ray and that they would bring me some cough syrup and something for pain. Well the Nurse came in to take me to X-Ray, and im waiting outside....She pulls me back to my room and said we aren't going to do that yet.. Well my nurse came in and said your test was positive... What Test.. she said your pregnant..OMG the shock of a lifetime considering i have been taking birth control. So then i dont get the X-Ray, Cough syrup or pain meds...They drew blood and took me for an ultrasound. Well the ultrasound was too early to show anything, but my HCG level was 1000...pretty high...well i went to the dr 2 days later and they redrew my blood to make sure my levels were going up, and they called me back today and said that my numbers had doubled,and that it's time to call my OB. So i have my first prenatal appointment on March 31st at 9:15 am. Here we go again...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Trying this BLOG thing again :) From The Beginning!

I tried this before when i was doing my pregnancy journals and I did pretty well with Tyler, and slacked off when Matthew was born, and I didnt do very much at all with Nathan! It seems hard to find the time to do anything but take care of my 3 precous Miracles!

From the Beginning.....

Ray and I married on February 28, 2003 and we immediately knew we wanted to start a family, we knew we always wanted 3 or 4 children. Well 2004 and 2005 passed...No Children, We ended up going to a fertility specialist that told us that there was absolutely no possible way that we would EVER be able to have a baby due to my PCOS! Well we started checking into other options including going to a fertility seminar, and actually had an appointment set up when I learned I was pregnant!

On March 16,2007 I found out i was going to become a Mommy, I had always dreamed of becoming a Mommy... I was always taking care of everyone elses little ones and dreamed of one day having my own. Well that dream was finally coming true.. On October 25th 2007 I gave birth to a Healthy baby boy we named Tyler, weighing in at 7 lbs and 20 1/2 inches long! Tyler is as healthy as can be.. On November 17, 2008 we had a Terrible Scare when Tyler quit breathing and had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance. I was so scared something was going to happen to my little boy. We found out that Tyler has febrile seizures (I had them as a child as well) I was so relieved to find out that it was nothing SERIOUS! TODAY Tyler is a healthy 3 year old weighing 40 lbs , running around and can carry on a conversation just like an adult!
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On March 17, 2009 We found out that we were going to have another Miracle! We were excited to find out we were going to be having another little boy! On November 12,2009 I gave birth to a second Healthy baby boy we named Matthew, weighing 8 lbs 12 oz 21 1/2 inches long! Matthew had some problems since birth, we could not get him to eat in the hospital, everyone tried, all the nurses and nothing would work! Well we both got released from the hospital 2 days after he was born, and we just kept forcing him to eat what we could, he wasn't losing a lot of weight so we assumed he would just start eating! On November 17, Matthew gave us the wost scare we have ever had. He started breathing really fast and really deep, so we decided to take him to the ER and be checked out. We took him to Lexington Medical Center ,and they did chest x-ray and said all babies breathe differently but they wanted to send him to childrens hospital to be watched. So an Ambulance came and transported him Richland Childrens Hospital, where to our surprise there was an entire pediatric ICU unit waiting for him , when we arrived they started hooking up all kinds of wires and tubes everywhere including a breathing tube. They called in 3 or 4 people from home at like 3am , and they came in and did an echocardiogram and told us that his aorta was narrowed and he would have to be transported to MUSC for heart surgery ASAP. Around 4pm on November 18th, Matthew was transported in an incubator to MUSC and was put in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU. On November 19th Matthew underwent heart surgery to fix his narrowed aorta. He did very well and started recovering immediately.. They did however damage his digestive system and paralyze his vocal chords during the surgery, but his life was spared and we Thank GOD everyday for that. Today Matthew is 1 year old and doing WONDERFUL, you would never be able to tell that he had the surgery except the scar on his back.

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On April 1st We found out we were expecting a 3rd Miracle! Again we were excited to find out we were having another little boy :) Ray really wanted a little girl but GOD blessed us with a little boy and we couldn't be happier! On November 29, 2010 I gave birth to a 3rd Healthy baby boy named Nathan, weighing 7lbs 20 inches long. Nathan is now 7 weeks old and as healthy as can be. He is such a good baby and a blessing from GOD!

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We have truely been blessed with these blessings, and couldn't ask for anything more!

Well thats us up to date..... Hopefully i will be able to keep up with this blog as i have not kept up with the others!