Tuesday, April 20, 2010


We had a wonderful Easter Weekend. An egg hunt at Canebrake on Friday, and church in Laurel on Sunday with my family.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

MC pics

Gary and his first poo poo diaper
Daddy and MC in the bed!

Sleeping angel.

Loving on his baby!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Mary Clayton is here!

Finally, I am getting aroung to posting about our new addition! She made her enterance into this world on Feb. 3, 2010 at 9:05pm, weighing in at 8 lbs 0oz and 21 inches long. I was in labor for about 14 hours....made it until about 3 pm when I got the epidural...lifesaver!! I dont know what ever made me not want to have one. I thought that since I ran a marathon that I could definately do the natural childbirth thing. I was very wrong. Maybe one could do it if they had a fast labor...since mine was so slow i could not but do not feel bad about it one bit. It was long waiting for her to get here but when it came time to push i pushed two times and she was out! Thank you Lord for the fast delivery after the LONG labor! She came out and was just perfect! She breastfed right away and we are still doing very good with that, although it is also very hard. She is a good baby, she cries when she is hungry and screams as soon as she wets her diaper..she will not tolerate it. So, needless to say we go through a ton of diapers. Even with limited sleep it is wonderful being a parent. We lover her so much! God is great!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Waiting Continues......

We had a great weekend! Friday night we went to Canebrake with Whit and adam, Courtney and Josh, and Drew and Taylor. The food was great and we ahd so much fun talking and laughing. Sat. Catherine and I spent the morning runnig errands and then walked 5 miles with Lulu, Cali and Olive on the trails. I thought MC might decide to come out....But no! Sunday we had a party...one last hoorah...before the baby gets here..for the Saints/Vikings game. We had a great turn out about 20 grown ups and about 6 or seven babies. It was a long but fun day! I had contractions all day and by 9:30 when everybody left they were about 10 minutes apart. I knew for sure something must be happening. The Dr. Monday morning said that nothing was happening really. I am 1.5 cm dialated all the way through and 80% effaced. He said I am in the window of 5 days before my due date and 5 days after when most women go into labor on their own. So....we wait some more. I have an apptointment on Monday Feb.1 if I have not had her by then. We will induce Tuesday Feb 2. So at least the end is in sight. We are so ready to meet our baby girl!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Moving right along!

I went to the Dr. yesterday....my body is finally doing something! I am 1cm dialated and over 50% effaced! So excited. Dr. Desantis said he predicts she will be born up to 5 days before or up to 5 days after her due date. What kind of prediction is that ....that is a time span of 11 days!!! Oh well, my BP was 106/66, baby heart rate 147, and I have lost 2 pounds...so all is well. I am actually feeling great, I am walking every day to encourage her to move on out! i got a mani/pedi yesterday...thanks to Brandi Davis!!! Now I am 100% ready to go to the hospital. The waiting game continues for the time being!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Getting Closer!

Here are a few recent pics of the baby bump....37 weeks this week! Pics are from me getting ready for the New Years's Party at Canebrake on Thursday! Yes....I am a trooper, I stayed out until 1:30 am! New Year's Day we celebrated with all of our friends and their children and watched some football. We had a feast of smoked salmon, buffalo chicken dip, boiled p-nuts, turnip greens, cabbage, cole slaw, ham, turkey, cornbread, mexican corn bread, and homemeade banana pudding from scratch! it was so yummy. I should have taken more pics. Happy 2010! Hopefully we will have a baby soon! Well, as soon as I get back from Market in Atlanta....I leave Wed. and will get back Saturday. Please pray that I don't have MC in Atlanta!