Sunday, October 30, 2011

McKenna is one!

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I know, I am almost a month late. It has been a busy week. I can't believe that McKenna is acctually one year old already. It is exciting and sad at the same time.

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I was so surprise and happy to be pregnant again. And a little scared to have two kids so close together. This pregnancy was a lot tougher on me than Cameron. Not only did I have the same problems as I did with Cameron- Worry with pre-eclampsia, my heart issue- Sinus Tachacardia, But this time I had Gestational Diabetes. Of course I did everything I was suppose to do for hers and my health and safety, but it was tough. My doctor said I did really good, not many stick so strickly to the diet. I had to do weekly stress tests and everytime it was suppose to be a 20 minute apt ended up over an hour, due to the fact that McKenna's heart rate was not ever in the range it was suppose to be. And the weekly ultrasounds showed that the placenta had some calcifications, which is why McKenna was so little. Normally diabetic babies are bigger, but she wasn't getting as much nutrients because of the placenta. But she was still healthier in my body than out at that point.

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When she was in my belly she played a lot of tricks on me. At 3 in the morning on Cam's birthday I went to the hospital with contactions. They said that my contractions were pretty hard and really close together, but I just wasn't dilating. Then a few days later the same thing, but I got sent home again. A week after my first visit I was having contractions again, I was nervous, because I didn't want to get sent home a third time. But I felt like it was really it. We went into the hospital and they had two rooms and asked if we wanted room 5 or 8. Room 8 was the same room that I was in the two times before, Room 5 was the room Cameron was born in. We told them room 5, maybe it will bring us good luck. And it did! I was finally a 4 so they wouldn't send me home. I told them that once they broke my water I would be a 10 in no time and I was right. In less than an hour I went from a 4 to an almost 10. This was a much easier delivery than Cameron. With him I pushed 45 minutes and with McKenna they tried once and had me stop and wait for the doctor. When he got there it only took 2 and she was born at 8:37pm on October 23rd.

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And there she was my baby girl was born. She was beautiful and amazing. With her hat on she looked just like Cameron, but with it off she had her own unique look. She was born with lots of Black hair and chubby cheeks. She was only 5 lbs and 14 oz. and went down to 5 lbs 4 oz.

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The kids were so excited and loved her so much. Actually love her a little too much sometimes.

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She was born with such black hair, but now it is so blonde it is almost white.

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I love how wrinkly she was!

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She has always stayed so little and I just retired some of her 3-6 month pj's.

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Her blessing was so neat and she looked beautiful in her dress.

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Precious!

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She has the cutest little face with a little nose and chubby cheeks. My brother told me she looks like a Cabbage Patch doll and I kind of agree. What a cutie!

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She just loves her brother and sister and always follows them everywhere.

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She is our little sunshine!

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She is the light of our family!

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Loved these two pictures!
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McKenna loves her babies, and playing with Brooklynn and Cameron. She loves making silly faces. She is good at giving kisses and has a few different kinds. She puckers and gives you a normal kiss, she blows kisses, she closes her lips tight and smacks open her mouth and her most loving kiss that she only does to me, Ryan and Brooklynn is that she opens her mouth and licks our cheeks like a little puppy.

2 comments:

Amy said...

What a cutie pie! Yeah for 1 year olds! What happy memories for you and Ryan! Happy 1st Birthday!

The Hillmans said...

She is darling! I can't believe how quickly this year has gone by!