One Week!!

One week later.....
We just finished celebrating Christmas last night!! It has been wonderful and we have had so much help from our family and friends. They have watched David, cleaned our house, and been making us meals ever since this little angel entered the world!
Mackenzie has melted our hearts completely! She is the best little baby and so girly already! We are so blessed and could really not be any happier. My cousin does newborn photography and came and took some pictures this weekend of her and I can't wait to get them...
This is my first week alone with both of the babies..... so my current goals are to just keep the house sanitary and have everyone showered and fed. Showering may be a stretch, but we will see :)

Merry Christmas!!!

We welcomed our new baby girl, Mackenzie Leigh Willis, into the world on December 18, 2008 at 5:08 pm. She was 7 lbs 11 0z and my labor was a walk in the park!!! ....thanks to David...the second baby was so easy because she was almost a whole pound smaller :) She looks just like Davids baby pictures. Brown hair, blue eyes, but LOTS of hair!!
This was truly an unforgettable Christmas that was so special! Thanks everyone for all the messages and prayers!


Last preggo pic!!

Well, I have 1 day left before this baby comes!!! We are going in Thursday, 18th between 6am-9am to be induced!! Unless this little chick changes her mind...I have been having contractions as close as 10-15 min apart and then they stop!? If you haven't read earlier posts, we are having her tomorrow b/c she is already almost 8 lbs and I want to avoid a c-section. Also, we would like to be home for Christmas since we have David! Anyway, I think the reality of labor has really settled in and I am nervous.....I didn't think I would be since its the second time around, but I now think that's why.....I know what's going to happen!!! Tomorrow I'm going to have a fun day with David, it's weird that its the last day of just us together before he has a baby sister! I don't know how much he understands, but today he told me, "Mommy, I want the baby out now!" and I said "Me too!" After everything we've been through this second time around, it really will be so sweet to see her face :)
I am just praying for a fast, safe, and healthy delivery. I really trust that God is going to give me strength and peace through the whole thing.
So, this is it!!! Please pray for us and the baby and I will post as soon as I can!!
Here is the final pic...
Me at 39 weeks pregnant, weight gain 26 lbs.

Also, I would love for anyone to comment on what they think Mackenzie's weight and length will be....I am really curious. David was 41 weeks, 8 lbs 7 oz, 20 1/4 inches. We'll see!!!!

Please pray for us on Thursday!

Not a Fan

Our neighborhood does really fun parties and Friday night was a Christmas party!! The lodge had Santa, food, a live band, carolers, cookie decorating, craft time, and a horse and carriage ride around the lake!
It was really fun to take David and my mom and sister came up with her boys! David loves Santa and talks about him a lot, but will not get too close! He gave him a high five, but when it was "picture time" he threw his candy cane at him and clung to my neck crying, oh well :( Poor baby.
No Santa picture this year!


38 Weeks

Well, I joyfully went to my last doctors appointment today, Hooray!!! If Miss Mackenzie doesn't decide to come in the next few days....her birthday will be this Thurs, the 18th!
The doctor doesn't think I'll make it until then, but I reminded her I went 41 weeks with David. I am almost dilated to 3 cm and she said I am ready to go into labor. She also said after measuring, the baby hasn't quite hit 8 lbs yet.....geez. We are inducing because of her weight and to be home for Christmas!!! I am very happy just to have a light at the end of the tunnel! Tim still has not packed his hospital bag so I told him today he either packs it this weekend or I do it and pick out whatever I want....I'm thinking I could find some tacky Christmas sweaters! Good grief.


My Moms Group

I don't think my life would be the same without the moms in my life :) We have lived here for 2 1/2 years and I have found the most amazing friendships with these stay at home moms in our neighborhood. We all have kids about the same age and they have seriously grown up together so far. They are so cute and we all have so much in common. We rotate houses every week for a playgroup and we also get together for parks, storytimes, going out to lunch, tumble tots, or any other random thing we come up with to do!! My favorite is our moms night out when we leave the kiddos :) I really thank the Lord for these women because without them and our sometimes daily support system, I would lose sanity!! They are the type of women that would drop anything they were doing if somebody needed something. Ladies, heres to new recipes, meal ideas for kids, discipline strategies, potty training, trying to keep our houses clean, and our husbands outta trouble :) Love yall!!!



Here is a list of random things I've done in the past week that either mean I'm nesting hard core and this baby is about to come or I officially have O.C.D..... All of this being the wee hours in the middle of the night
1. I did mention the last post about steam cleaning the carpet
2. Re-organizing photo albums and putting loose pictures in new albums
3. Cleaning and organizing all my make-up and its bag
4. Finding and pairing every last sock thats missing its mate
5. Washing the dog and all her dog toys, bedding, and blankets
6. Re-arranging and sweeping the garage
7. unloading my hallway closet and filing cabinet to sort through it all
8. Packing and re-packing my hospital bag about 4 times
9. The Kitchen.....oh geez...keeping it spotless because a big fear of mine is going into labor with dirty dishes in the sink for a few days, eww.
10. Waking up about 6 times a night to make sure I am not sleeping on my back.

Yeah, poor Tim is right. What's funny is at the time these things seem very important and I cannot be distracted from them. I am running on so much adrenaline that I don't feel tired anymore. I go to the doctor Thursday so more to follow...


37 weeks

Whew....is all I can say!! Did I mention being pregnant around the holidays is chaos?!
Well, its great because I am just running on adrenaline!
I had my doctors appt. yesterday...and here's the verdict!!
Baby Mackenzie is a little over 7 lbs, I have gained 25. She's still packing on the weight! I am dilated to 2 cm and 50% effaced. Basically, the doctor said I could go into labor anytime. However, if not, we are going to induce her next Thursday the 18th. Mainly because of her weight...I don't want to end up having a c section because she was too big! Why do we have such large children??!! I don't know...Tim and I were both small babies and kinda small people, its so funny!! David has been in the 95 percentile every doctors appointment since he was born, it really blows my mind.
Anyway, I don't know what's going to happen, but I am excited!! David spent the night with Tim's parents last night to do a "trial run" for when we have to go to the hospital. He did so well over there...it could have something to do with the fact that they gave him some of his Christmas presents early!!! Love grandparents! It was nice because they watched him while I went to the doctor and then Tim took me out on a date!!! We went to dinner and a movie and saw "Four Christmas's" It was a pretty funny movie! It was a nice break to wake up and get some things done around here this morning, I was supposed to be "resting", but instead I steam cleaned our carpets!! Hey, I blame nesting instincts that make pregnant women crazy right before labor....at least we have really clean carpet now!


O Christmas Tree

One thing that can always put you in a good mood is seeing Christmas lights!!! We finished decorating the inside and outside so we will have more pictures soon....here is our tree ;)

Coming Unglued

Lets just say after our Thanksgiving that we are thankful that it is over....
It started with me waking up Thanksgiving morning with pink eye, my eyes were pretty much swollen shut!! I caught it from my nephews at the baby shower on Sunday, they had caught it from the church nursury, wahoo. So, being Thanksgiving day, there were lots of options for me....NOT!
It took 3 hours for me to get some stupid eye drops.....apparently its a big deal if you are pregnant to take ANY medications. So, I had to buy this really expensive stuff because every other kind could make the baby be born jaundice, what?! I was pretty miserable the whole day and few days after......and then, to my worst nightmare, David caught it. Its one thing for an emotionally unstable 9 month pregnant woman to have pink eye and not see, but a 2 year old?? I'm sure you can imagine how fun this is!! The best part is trying to put eye drops in his eyes 3 times a day.
Okay, enough negativity, its over and done with. During the middle of all of this last week, I go to the doctor for my weekly visits now! When I showed up, the baby is already weighing in at "well over 6 lbs!" quote from the doctor.... I felt very frantic and asked him what we were going to do!! David was almost 9 lbs and I really don't want to go through all that again! (FYI, the baby gains a pound a week now) So, he left it as though we will repeat everything this Thurs and start making decisions. The last couple of days I've been having contractions every 20 minutes and then they stop. So, we'll see. And also, David was not so great at the last doctors appt, so he is hanging out with Tim's mom during this one. He got a doctors kit for his birthday and so this week he was insistent on wanting to use all the equipment in the doctors office and touching everything!!
Thankful, yes we are still thankful. I just am trying to hold it together on the home stretch here and it doesn't seem to be working!!!

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