Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Circus

When it comes to kids, "one is one and two is ten"!! I didn't really believe this until yesterday. Both girls had doctor's appointments. No big deal-right?! Let me just give you rundown of the morning. Their appointment was at 1:40. I decided to starte getting things ready early so we could take our time and go by the pharmacy on the way.

Things that had to be done before we left:
1. Get myself ready, (Wash, dry and straighten my hair & put on make up)
2. Bathe, feed, and dress Sadie
3. Wash off and dress Brynn
4. Feed everyone lunch

Not that bad right?!?! Keep in mind my mother and grandmother are there to help me out. At 10:45 I get in the shower, wash and dry my hair, and then when I got out to straighten it I realize that my straightener has mysteriously gotten a huge crack in it and therefore no longer closes. This is not good for someone with curly hair that has now blow dried it into a huge frizz ball. Okay, so we go old school and use the curling iron to straighten it. Next comes lunch. No big deal, but it did take up some time. Brynn of course throws all her food on the floor and refuses to eat. This means I cannot give her Tylenol on an empty stomach...great! Sadie has now decided that she does not like her bath and is screaming hysterically. This in turn freaks Brynn out who now starts to cry. I go to wash her off and she is having a serious meltdown. We finally get them bathed and dressed and I swear it is like 115 degrees in my house and I am now pouring sweat.
Since we have both girls dressed we decide it would be a good time for pictures. Big mistake. If it wasn't Brynn wanting to get down, it was Sadie putting her hands in front of her face. I think we got one good picture. (which of course blogger won't let me upload)
By now, I am realizing that my pre-pregnancy jeans that I swear I fit back into are getting a little tight and I am about to puke! We decide it is time to leave (1:15-still making good time). We are walking out to the car and as I am loading Sadie in the van, saying bye to Nanny, getting the diaper bags loaded, I turn around to see........
Oh yes, Brynn standing ankle/calf deep in rain water by our curb!! Oh, I lost it. Not only was she about 1 foot from the street, but now her feet were wet and muddy.
Let's just say we barely made it on time to the doctor and EVERYONE took a nap when we got home. My favorite comment of the day was when Justin got home and said, "Why does the house look like a disaster area, you only had one thing to do today?!" Yeah, I could have slapped him!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Update on Life

Things have been going good so far! I have actually been impressed at how much easier this has been then it was when Brynn was born. I guess we just know more of what to expect.
Brynn came home on Wednesday and we were expecting a total disaster, but she surprisingly has adjusted very well. I am really recovering pretty easily and quickly. The nights have been hard, but that will just take some time. Thank you all for your comments. I haven't had a chance to catch up on everyone's blog, so I will try to do that this week. I would like you to note the expression on Brynn's face in the first two pictures. Now you know why we were expecting a disaster!!!

Here is Sadie 3 days old
Sorry I don't have any good stories yet. I promise to not keep you bored for too long!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sadie Jean Leach


Born: August 20, 2006 11:03pm
Weight: 7lbs 5oz (20.5 inches long)

I will have to make this short and sweet SORRY! We don't have internet at my house, so I am borrowing a computer to post some quick pictures. Basically the story goes........I had contractions all weekend, went up there Saturday night and was sent home (yeah that was embarrassing). Sunday we worked on her room and just cleaned up around the house. I started having contractions at 4:00, but didn't want to go back up there and be sent home. So, I called my doctor at around 6:30 and he told me to go up and get something for pain (basically I think he wanted to give me some stout drugs so I would quit bothering him). BUT....when I got to the hospital at 7:00 I was dilated to a 2!! YIPPEE!! She said that they would watch me for a few hours and see if I kept dilating. Well, an 1 1/2 hours later I was a 5!! I got my epidural at 9:30 and went from a 5 to a 10 in one hour! I had Sadie at 11:03 pm. Talk about a fast labor! Brynn was asleep at my parents house, so they woke her up and brought her up for pictures. (that is why she looks a little lost) She is in Dublin with Justin's parents until the weekend to give us some time to get settled in.

The name:
We got Sadie from the TV show, "The O.C." (if you think that is bad, we got Brynn's name from "The Real World: Las Vegas")

Her middle name Jean, is my mother's middle name. I had a sister, Debra Jean, that had a cord accident and was a stillborn. So, Jean has been in our family and we wanted to pass that along.

I will try to post more pictures when I can get internet time!! Thank you for thinking of us!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Baby Talk

We have a new addition to our family!! Actually 5 new additions!

We were watching TV yesterday and Justin asked me if I had seen Roxy lately. I started thinking and realized that I hadn't seen her in a few hours. So, we started the great cat hunt. We searched everywhere for her. I am talking in cabinets, behind the washer, in closets, etc. We came to the assumption that she had ran outside while one of us was walking out. Justin goes driving around looking for her and letting the neighbors know what is going on. We were upset because we knew new kittens would never survive out in the heat. We give up the search knowing that if she went outside we would probably never find her. About an hour later, Justin keeps saying that there is no way he would have missed her sneaking outside. SO, another cat hunt begins. We are looking all through the house yelling her name. Sure enough, there is Brynn two steps behind us yelling, "Poxy" (that is her version of 'Roxy'). We look all around the little labor and delivery area I had made her complete with food, water, a quilt, box, and towels (to protect my new carpet) but ya know......why on earth would she deliver where she is suppose to!! We go into Brynn's room, Justin leans under Brynn's crib, lifts up the bedskirt and sure enough there she is cleaning up herself and the kittens. They probably weren't even 30 minutes old. We rushed Brynn out of the room because it is probably best that she not even know they exist. I called my mom and she asked how many she had and I replied, "I see five kittens and six pacifiers!" I haven't gotten to really look at them because, well I am just too fat to lay on the floor and look under a crib. From what I can see, the daddy was an orange tabby. I will post more pictures when I get them.

Onto, other issues. I went to weekly doctor's appointment and we have good news and bad news.

WARNING: Female topic approaching......

I am dilated to a 1!!!!! YIPPEE!! (obviously the good news) but my cervix is very unfavorable for delivery right now so he wants to give me one more week to 'soften' (that would be the bad news). He has scheduled to induce me next Tuesday. He will recheck me on Monday to make sure everything is better and then Tuesday will be the big day. I could always go into labor between now and then, but at least I have a final date....that does give me some peace of mind and at this point that is all that matters!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


37 weeks 4 days today! Went to the "weekly exam" yesterday and everything looked great, but no dilation yet. I didn't gain anymore weight, so the total weight gain this pregnancy is 23 pounds. If that is the case then why today on the sonogram did my lovely little girl weigh........7 1/2lbs!! Brynn weighed 6lbs 4oz at 39 weeks! I just can't figure out how this has happened since I have gained half the weight that I gained with Brynn. As you can tell I am a little shocked right now! Overall, I really am feeling great just physically unable to do a lot around the house. Justin has been such a sweetheart helping me cook, clean, and take care of Brynn. He really has been a trooper through all of my various personalities!! I will see my doctor every Monday from here on out, so I guess we will just have to wait and see!!

As you know my mother is keeping Brynn now while I am working. Here is what my lovely child has gotten to experience at Grammy's house.............DIRT!!!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Don't get me wrong....I love to read everyone's posts, but I love it more when pictures are posted. I don't care if they are random and dumb, they just add a visual to the post. So, here are some random pictures of our life this last weekend.

Reading to Brynn before bedtime......

This is a glimpse of how well Brynn can totally destroy a house in one evening.
(okay the overalls were mine, but I swear everything else was her)

Here are her teeth that she loves to show off....

And last but not least.....meet my miserable pregnant cat, Roxy. This picture does not give justice to just how large she really is. It does however, show her attitude about life right now pretty well!