Meet Baby #4

He is finally here and I am oh so happy that he is.

Baby #4 was born Friday, May 12th and weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz! Can you believe that?! No wonder I felt so huge this time around. 🙂

Proof!! There I am the morning of at 40 weeks. The swing dress hangs a little further back than my body actually goes, but you get the drift. Check out that belly! I guess I did grow a Texas sized baby….and YES, I am getting to this post a MONTH later to the day that this little boy was born….let me tell you, 4 is amazing and amazingly c-r-a-z-y for me so far. Hence, I am behind in most everything right now. Ha. Anyway, back to baby O’s big day.

I was scheduled for an induction that morning, on my due date, because my babies NEVER come before my due date. And, let me tell you, I was d-o-n-e with being pregnant this time around. This pregnancy towards the end was just the toughest on  my body. It was hard to get around because I was my biggest and heaviest ever, this was my sickness pregnancy and I got multiple bugs and flus throughout+ a sinus infection the last month….I was ready to get this baby O U T!!

We really wanted to bring our oldest {our one and only daughter} to the birth. This is our last baby and it just seemed like the perfect final birth in our mind if we could have her there. We knew it wasn’t quite protocol to bring her in the labor and delivery room being only 7 and all; but, I had mentioned it to my rad doctor that I wanted her to be there. She’s my only girl and I thought it would be a special mother-daughter bonding time and a glimpse into womanhood and the amazingness of child birth. He told me to sneak her in and to NOT ask. We did JUST that. We woke her up at 5 a.m. and drove in the dark to “Daddy’s hospital”  to watch her last baby brother come into the world.  She was loving it all-waking up when it was dark, getting 1:2 time with us, going through the employee section of the hospital, everything. Then, upon arrival, we had about 5 different people tell us she had to leave. I was getting pretty worried thinking it wasn’t going to work out..and then, when I finally got into our room they said it was up to my nurse and the head of the nurses {can’t remember the official title right now} for the final decision. The mister and I were getting doubtful at this point that she could stay, but were trying to stay upbeat.

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My Pre Baby #4 Checklist

I don’t know about y’all, but each baby I have I get MORE trunky and ready to be done towards the end of pregnancy. So, that pretty much means THIS BABY I am TOTALLY trunky. I keep wondering how I can have the energy to chase baby P, cook and clean after my 3 littles, and just plain get up and down with my growing body for 5.5 more weeks. lol.

Thankfully, I have L O T S on my to-do list which has helped me stay busy and focused on things I want to accomplish pre baby.

Here is a look at my list of 11 things to do pre-baby #4::

1. Go on a planned 1:1 date with my 2 oldest kiddos {my baby gets 1:1 time every day 😉 so he is naturally covered}.

2. Shop for my hospital jammies. CHECK! Did this when my mom was here. Old Navy-comfy, cute, and casual–my favorite. Thanks Mom!

 3. Take pictures of my 3 kiddos together with my real camera. I feel like this is a MUST pre baby #4 especially since having just 3 babies flew by and was pretty short lived before this 4th one is coming.  So, I want to get a more recent pic I love of the 3 of them to remember this phase. Being in Texas I’m planning on WILDFLOWERS and hopefully bluebonnets…so I need to HURRY! Ok, I DID just take some of them after writing this as shown above, but I still want to find some bluebonnets and go when I actually plan on having them dressed and picture ready–though I’m not going to lie, this magical discovery 18 minutes from our house made quite the backdrop to these 3 beauties.

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February in Phone Pics

I have SUCH a hard time deleting my phone pictures.

I am one of those who has to delete pictures and videos to take another one–mom problems. Anyway, but I love looking back at the random pictures of the month as a little journal of the month. And, one of my real passions of my life I’ve decided is documenting {ever since I was little actually} via journal, scrapbooks, family books, pictures, blog, etc….so maybe that’s why it is so hard for me to delete the pictures. So here I am documenting it so I can not forget a thing about life lately.

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