Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Paw Paw's 80th Bday

My Paw Paw turned 80 yo. this month. I can't believe he is 80 yo. He sure doesn't act like it or look like it. We had a surprise party for him at my mom's house. I made my homemade peanut butter cake, and mom made some other yummy stuff! It seems like yesterday he was taking me to McDonalds to get a strawberry milkshake, or telling me stories and knocking on his wall to scare me when I spent the night with him. He is a sweet Paw Paw!

Monday, March 15, 2010

28 WEEKS!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Today I am officially in my 3rd trimester. 28 weeks! It's unbelievable how fast this pregnancy thing is going. I just need to keep her in the oven for at least 10 more weeks!! I want her to grow and do all of her milestones in my tummy. I'm feeling great, and baby Tate is kicking away. She really likes to kick my ribs a lot. I'm having lots of heartburn even with the acid reducer I take every night. I wonder if this means she will have a head full of hair??

Tomorrow, March 12th, will be my last official full-time day at Children's. I will be working 0.1 in the ER and the PACU. 0.1 is at least 8 hours a pay period. I'm so excited b/c I start my new job Monday at the Gardendale Surgery Center. It is 5 minutes down the road from our house, and I do not have to get on the interstate to get to work. No patients are scheduled yet, we will be just getting ready to open. I will be getting off a lot earlier, so this means more time with Zach and my family!! Even better, no holidays, no call, and no weekends!! Also, I will be a lot closer to Tate's babysitters house too!! Which makes me feel even better. I will be starting full-time at the center, and then going to part-time when Tate arrives. I can't wait to start this new job, help start the center, and meet my co-workers! God surely has blessed us with so much!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Belly picture from 22 weeks (a little late)

This is a belly picture from 22 weeks. Mom reminded me today that I haven't updated a belly pic. 27 weeks coming soon!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


This week, she weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, her brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle!!

I'm feeling great and have lots of energy. I was up cleaning the house past 9pm after work. It seems I have more energy now then when I wasn't pregnant. It's so funny how I was so sick the 1st trimester, and over night I felt like a new person! She is very active. Tate McKinlee kicks all day. She is still at church, but when we stand up to sing she starts kicking a bunch. I think she loves music. We listen to classical music at night. I came home to a baby bed put together and ready to use the other night after work. Zach made my night. Zach is going to be a great daddy! Thank you God for my babygirl and husband. Please continue to keep her safe and healthy inside and outside the womb!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010


Today at work, my PACU (recovery) buddies surprised me with a baby shower. They gave me some cute baby clothes, and a $200 gift certificate to Babies R Us. So sweet!! Lisa gave me a baby elephant (we are both huge Bama fans) for Tate, a cute outfit, a baby book, and teething ring. The food was awesome too. They bought some cute little cupcakes that had pink polka dots on them. Thank ya'll so much!!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Jaime is my best friend from college. She is getting married at the end of March. I'm so excited for her. We celebrated at La Paz in Mountain Brook. Lindsey, a good college friend of mine is also pregnant. We are a week apart. She is also having a girl, and we got to share pregnancy stories that night. It was so good spending time with my college friends. Congrats Jaime! We love you!