Saturday, September 8, 2012

Scott K. McMillan

Wow...It has been what, 5 months since I have updated? Sorry, we haven't had the internet! But, a LOT has happened obviously in these past few months. Last I updated, I was still pregnant. how crazy.

 Beginning the middle of April, I had been put on strict bed rest and we had been going back and forth from the hospital because I had developed preeclampsia-I had high protein levels and high blood pressure. On the 3rd of May we went in, and my protein level had doubled from the day before-which isn't good. The doctor came in to speak with us, and said that we didn't have much of a choice of what to do. So they sent me home to do one more 24 hour urine test, and said that when I come back the next day, if my protein levels were high still, then they would induce me-or even if they weren't any higher but stayed the same, they would still induce. Imagine how I felt then! I was not even close to being ready-I still thought I had a whole month left to get ready. So we went home, and packed the hospital bag-we were so nervous!!! Skip to the next day-we went to the hospital in the afternoon, after my 24 hrs were up, and lo and behold my protein level had gone up. Thus began the induction at 2 am.

On oxygen to keep Scott's heartrate up

I was dilated to a 1 already before they even started-and that was 4 weeks before I was even due-by 4 am I had dilated to a 3 or 4. Apparently I had been having contractions already, but I didn't even feel them at all. Boy, was I in for a surprise. (thank goodness for epidurrals...almost) 6 o'clock rolls around, and they came and broke my water. After that, it sped up quite a bit. My epidurral couldn't keep up with how fast my labor was going, and I have a newfound awe of women who go natural. Contractions HURT! Thankfully my midwife was there and said to start pushing! 20 minutes later, Scott K. McMillan was born. May 6th, 2012. He was perfect. And soo handsome. He was little-weighed only 4 lbs. 11 oz.

My sweet sweet husband, first day as a Dad :)

 He was fully developed, and our little miracle-but he had trouble eating enough and keeping his body temperature up. So he was placed in the NICU. That was the hardest time for me, because I was not able to get up and see him for almost a whole day, because I was still recovering from my epidurral, and they also had me on magnesium and I had a dumb catheter for a while cause I couldn't get out of bed. But, when I did get to see him, I still couldn't believe he is mine. He is so perfect and beautiful, and I wanted to get him out of that hospital!

What a cutie pie!

Two of my most favorite boys

5 days later, he was released from the hospital, and we got to go home!!!

He has been such a joy to KC and I, and we love our little Scotty to pieces. The past 4 months have been incredible, and he has brought such happiness into our lives. At his 4 month checkup, he weighed 12 lbs 1 oz-almost tripling his birth weight.

He has learned how to roll over from his tummy to his back, he can grab at toys, hold them and shake them, he loves chewing on his fingers and still hasn't learned that when he chokes on them, not to take them out :P He loves to smile, and has even given me a laugh a few times. He loves it when daddy comes home, and talks to him like crazy. He has such a wonderful personality already, and we are so excited to raise our little miracle boy :)

1 month old

Beam me up Scotty! (his aunt Tam made this for him)

His first play-the Wizard of Oz

Perfect, cute little face!

2 months old

(I'm sorry I don't have updated phone is being dumb)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Wow, it has been a while since the last post!
I thought that I would get so into blogging, but this is only my 3rd post since I started, and there has been so much time in between posts. Sorry to you 2 family members who are following me, you've probably been dying to know what's been going on! ;)

Well, I am now 31 1/2 weeks along. I still can't believe that our little boy is almost here. I have been feeling the normal pregnancy discomforts, and am just trying to push through it all, because I know it is worth it. :) I know this is completely irrelevant, but I don't know how I feel about my belly button now. :P It is neither wanting to pop out nor stay in, so I believe that I have a flat one, but it looks bruised. Kind of gross looking-my sisters don't like looking at it. ;) I still have yet to put the nursery together.. :/ I'm way behind, I know. But, that leads into what I have been so excited about! Cause I was waiting for my sister to get home from her mission to finally put it together and....

She's home!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

haha. yep, we were that excited. ;)

Definitely a little difference there!!
It is so much fun having her home!! I missed her so much!! She doesn't have too much of an accent though, just talks a little bit faster. ;) She loved her mission though, I can definitely tell that. :) :) It's been a week today since she has been home. Time definitely has flown, but it has been so fun having her back :D

I have my next doctors appt next week! This will be the last one before I go every 2 weeks. That's kinda scary...that means that he is almost here..

I just found out I was released from YW's too. :'( I am going to miss it a lot!!!

Well, that's all for now my fellow friends. Until next time. (which hopefully won't be so far apart!)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Old maid and a Doctor's visit

Good morning!

Yesterday was our monthly doctor's visit, and it was oh so very exciting. We went there and got my blood pressure(which is back to normal, thank goodness. it was high before), and got my weight weighed (is that how you would say it?), and they took us to the exam room. We sat there for about 25 minutes waiting for our OB to show up. (those exam tables aren't that comfortable for a pregnant lady to sit on for that long.) Our OB finally came in, and we listened to our boy's heartbeat-140 bpm! That's slower than it has been before, it was 160 before, but we'll take it. :) I love hearing his heartbeat. Then she measured my stomach and I am measuring a week ahead at 25 cm. but at least I am growing. :) I am embarassed to say this, but I have gained 12 lbs since my last visit! :( I just use the excuse that my boy's hungry, and he needs to eat a lot. ;) We also found out that I have negative blood type, which means that I have to get a rhogam shot at my 28 week appt. I have to take glucose and get my blood drawn then also, (I've heard it's torture to drink that).  Definitely not excited for that, but I'm almost there, only 15 1/2 weeks til I'm 40 weeks! Hopefully he'll come before then, I wouldn't mind. :)

we played old maid with just two of us. it really is pretty easy when there's just two of you. KC doesn't have that great of a poker face, and ended up with old maid last both times. when I would start to pull old maid out, he starts to smile and laugh, so I put it back and take the other card. I wouldn't call that cheating-just strategy. ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

23 weeks pregnant :)

Hello friends!
We did it, we have decided to join the blogging world. Exciting, right? :) I'm not sure how well we will do keeping up with posts, but we will try our hardest.  I am now 24 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I can't believe it! Neither can KC.. Only 3 1/2 months left and our baby boy will be here!! We are so excited!! Definitely not ready, but will we ever be? A parent is definitely a scary thing to become, I feel so old. I'm gonna be called a mom! KC will be a dad! We are old farts.. But, that's alright, because we really aren't that old :) We get to hear baby boy's heartbeat again tomorrow-it is so comforting to hear it, and know that everything is ok (by the way, I think he knows I'm talking about him..he's kicking like crazy while I'm typing this!) 

Today is Valentines day, (I guess you probably already knew that..)  I surprised KC with breakfast-stuffed french toast and eggs. It was actually really tasty! Then, I had to rush off to work. :( I came back from work and was then surprised with roses, a card, and a heart made out of reese's! It was the nicest thing ever:) We are going to dinner tonight, because we found an awesome deal at Los Hermanos. We love Mexican food! It's basically our favorite.

Well, that will be all I have time for now.. Until next time!